Trekking in Nepal is seeks a lot of energy. You have to be well prepared for this. Remember the golden rule – “Travel light”. You will travelling with your backpack for 4-5 hours daily during your trek days. Make sure you carry as much less weight as possible. Make sure you also have a trek gear list too.
Trek Gear List for trekking in Nepal
These are the most common gears required for you trekking adventure in Nepal. The list contains some of the basics trek gear list and accessories. The listed equipment will be useful for you for any types of treks, be it a short and easy trek or a long and strenuous trek in the Himalayas.
During your trek to the Himalayas, you will be walking in different terrain. So it is highly recommended that you have a comfy pair of hiking boots. This would definitely help you during your trek and help keep your feet safe. You can also pair the boots with a good pair of socks. If you have your boots that’s fine, but if you need them you can get them on sale here in trekking shops in Thamel.
Get a few pairs of socks for your trekking. You can choose the material which suits you best. Cotton socks might not be the best option. They might cause blisters during the walk. Well worn in socks works best than fresh ones. Also remember, even if your feet smells, it is suggested not to change your trekking socks more often.
Nothing fancy, but a regular poles which will help you walk during you trek. These too can be purchased in the trekking shops in Thamel.
While you are walking make sure you have a comfy pair of trousers. You would want to make sure that the walk is as much comfortable as it gets. Do take two pairs as an alternative. If need be, you can easily purchase them here in Thamel too.
During your trek, it can get hot and humid. Due to the heat you might have to bear it to your t-shirts. So keep those tees handy, be it the long-sleeved or short sleeved ones. Also synthetic ones are more preferable than cotton ones due to their ability to dry quickly.
Keep a pair of fleece jackets with you. This is required during winter season and just in case if the weather might change during other seasons. These jackets too are easily available in Thamel area.
In the Himalayas it can get cold without any notice. So it is recommended that you bring along the down jacket with you. These jackets will be your savior during winter time.
Muffler and gloves
During severe cold, you might want to protect your neck and hand with a muffler and a pair of gloves. These are easily available in the local market.
It is up to you preference again, if you take cotton or synthetic underwear. But synthetic materials are more preferable due to its ability for quick drying. Make sure you feel comfortable while walking.
The hat is a good option to protect yourself from the sun. Make sure you have one handy in case it gets too hot.
Hydrating oneself is also an important part of going on a trek to the high Himalayas. Take a water bottle with a capacity of one liter. Purifying tablets are also available in Kathmandu. Make sure you have them with you if need be.
Bring on a large backpack if you plan to carry your stuff with you. But if you are a light traveler just bring a day bag. Most of your other stuff will be carried by the porter. The porter can carry a maximum of 30 kg of weight which includes your luggage.
A good sleeping bag will help you have a good nights sleep during the cold chilly nights. A fleece inner is a good way to keep the sleeping bags clean and maximize the warmth.
Protect your eyes from various sources during the trek with a pair of sunglasses. A good pair definitely helps you for a better vision during the whole trek.
If you are on any medication, make sure you have enough stock to last the trek duration. Our guides is always equipped with the basic medications and first-aid medications.
You might have a preferred sunscreen which suits your skin. Bring along your sunscreen to protect yourself from the blistering sun rays in the rugged terrain.
his is just for a just-in-case scenario. A pocket knife might come in handy during your trek. It is always advisable to keep it with you during any kind of adventure activities.
If you have to venture out during night time, the headlamp might be quite as useful. If you have one, bring it with you. Else, it is also easy available in Kathmandu.
Do you write a journal? do you prefer to write a short brief of your daily activities? You might want to take a notebook with you. The notebook can also be used as a checklist book for your trek gear list. There are various option of notebooks to choose from in the local market.
These are some of the trek gear list that might be useful for your trekking adventure in the Himalayas. The gears will also be useful for your trek to the Everest region and Annapurna region too. While choosing your travel agency, make sure you chose the one of the best trekking agency in Nepal.