Nepal Trekking gear list
We hope the following Nepal trekking packing list should help you with your packing. As a general rule, you should always try to keep the weight of your trekking gear to a minimum. The packed weight of your kit bag while Nepal trekking should be no more than 15 KG/33Lbs. Please note that the trekking gear list given below is only a guide. Those are the essential items for trekking to bring, but you can decide from your desired brands using your expertise. Plus, you can also buy or rent necessary trekking equipment and clothing at a good price at stores in Thamel, Kathmandu. We will help you and guide you if you want to buy or rent any trekking gears in Nepal.
YOU MUST BRING THE FOLLOWING ITEMS:
Upper Body - Head / Ears / Eyes
Lower Body – Legs
Food & Snacks
Other necessary important items:
Travel insurance- most recommended
Basic First Aid Kit including antiseptic cream, throat lozenges, diarrhea treatment (Imodium), altitude (Diamox), painkillers, plasters and blister treatment, insect repellent, and re-hydration salts (Dioralite). Glucose tablets and multi-vitamin tablets are also a good idea
THE FOLLOWING ITEMS ARE OPTIONAL:
Note: The Nepalese are still traditional and conservative in the way they dress. Hence to avoid discomfiture on both sides we advise that you respect this and do not wear revealing clothing or sleeveless tops while visiting Nepal. Shorts are acceptable, but they should reach just above the knee and be modest and for women, it is better to wear trousers or a long skirt.
Additional info: As you packing for most famous trek like Everest Base Camp, manaslu circuit trek or Annapurna sanctuary trek remember that your gear will be separated into two packs: your daypack that you will carry each day as you trek, and your duffle bag which will be carried between tea houses by porters. All extra baggage (non- trekking items) can be stored at the hotel before you start your trek. We provide you with a free duffel bag in Kathmandu. You can use it to pack your essential trekking equipment. We provide one-porter services for two people. Porters will carry up to 25 kg - 30 Kg or 55-66 pounds of your personal items. This must include your sleeping bag and down jackets. Therefore your duffel bag should not weigh more than 12 kg-15 kg or 26 pounds to 33 pounds.
INSIDE YOUR DAYPACKS: Daypacks can be any size for hiking, but we always recommend the smaller, the better. Around the 25l to 30l size is good for the Everest Base Camp trek. You need to carry your own backpack (with waterproof cover) where you can carry your daily needed items in your own backpack. For instance: Water bottle, Extra money for drinks, souvenirs & tips, sunhat, camera, important documents, toiletries, sunscreen, hand sanitizer, rain gear, music (iPhone), etc.
If you don’t have your own down jacket & sleeping bag, don’t worry. We will provide you 4 season sleeping bags and a good down jacket with a hood for complementary use. Good quality sleeping bag and down jacket are most important for high altitude trek