Clothing Equipment Accessories

Clothing Equipment Accessories

Trekking tours

Clothing Equipment Accessories

  • trekking-equipment

Certain basic trekking equipment is essential on all routes I described in this site. Depending on the area and season, I will provide you with a comprehensive list of necessities.

Here are some recommended Equipment List for trekking in Nepal Himalayas.

Clothing

        • Lightweight walking boots. If new one is being bought, “ walk then in” to avoid blisters. Also bring spare laces.
        • A pair of track shoes. To wear in the camp at night or when the boot is wet.
        • Warm jacket. Fiber fill or down should be adequate. This is especially necessary during winter
          from December to February.
        • A rainproof jacket with hood or a poncho. Get the one that is guaranteed waterproof.
        • Woolen shirts and thick sweaters. During winter months, December through February these
          items are essential. Thick sweaters can be purchased in Kathmandu.
        • A pair of lightweight/ heavy weight trousers. Jeans are unsuitable to wear on treks. Cheap
          loose cotton pants are available in Kathmandu.
        • Heavyweight trousers are useful higher up in the mountains in the morning and at night.
          Windproof/ waterproof trousers are necessary on all treks going above 10.00ft.
        • Thermal underwear. These are excellent to sleep in at night in the winter months
          thermal underwear are quite invaluable.
        • A tracksuit useful for wearing in camp and in the tent. 2 pair of loose fitting long shorts/ skirts.
          1 lightweight long sleeved –shirt is particularly suitable for avoiding sun burn.
        • A woolen hat to wear in the morning and at night. During winter it is an essential item. A
          sunhat and ensure it has a wide brim to cover the face and neck.

A pair of gloves. Leather with lining and woolen are best.
1 pair of sandals to wear in the cities and in camp.
2 pairs of thin and 2 pair of thick woolen socks.
Underwear” normal quantity and swimming costume, hankies.

Equipment and Accessories

    • Duffle bag or kit bag to carry to gear while trekking
    • Daypack: This is a small rucksack to carry personal requirement for the day e.g. toilet
      items, camera, film towel, soap, a boot etc.
    • Water bottle.
    • Snow glasses and sunglasses
    • 2-4 large plastic bags to separate clean clothes from dirty ones. 6-10 smaller plastic bags
      to dispose garbage.
    • Wallet and /or money belt with compartment for coins.
    • Toiletries with large and small towels. Toilet paper can be by in Kathmandu and some villages
      in the mountains.
    • Small headlamp and/ or torch with spare batteries and bulbs candles and lighter to burn
      toilet paper.
    • Snow gaiters essential during wither and all treks going over at other times.
    • An umbrella (optional), which is quite useful to as a sunshade and useful when it rains.
    • Reading materials, camera and film, game items (optional), note book, rubber band, pen
      and pencil, envelopes, a diary, a calendar, a pocket knife, binoculars (optional), a small pillow
      or headrest (optional). Thermoses (optional)- an inflatable sleeping mat, trekking
      map, adequate quantities of passport photograph