The equipment list for trekking, hiking, or climbing in Nepal will depend on the specific trek or climb and the time of year. However, here is a general list of suggested equipment to consider:
- Clothing: Dress in layers and bring clothes suitable for the season and altitude. Some items may include a lightweight jacket, thermal tops and bottoms, waterproof pants and jacket, fleece jacket or pullover, hiking pants, T-shirts, hiking boots, warm hat, gloves, and a sun hat.
- Sleeping bag: A good quality sleeping bag is essential, particularly for camping treks.
- Backpack: A comfortable backpack with a good fit is essential for carrying your gear during the trek or climb.
- Trekking poles: Trekking poles help with stability and balance, particularly during ascents and descents.
- Headlamp or flashlight: A reliable source of light is essential, particularly for camping treks or if you are planning to do any early morning or late night treks.
- Water bottle and water purification tablets: It's essential to stay hydrated during the trek, and it's recommended to bring a refillable water bottle and purification tablets.
- Sunglasses: Bring good quality sunglasses to protect your eyes from the sun and glare off the snow.
- First aid kit: Bring a basic first aid kit with items such as bandages, antiseptic, pain relievers, and any necessary medications.
- Map and compass: Carry a map and compass to navigate through the trails.
- Sunscreen and lip balm: Protect your skin and lips from the sun and wind.
- Snacks: Bring high-energy snacks such as energy bars, trail mix, or dried fruits for quick energy during the trek.
- Personal hygiene items: Bring items such as toilet paper, wet wipes, hand sanitizer, and a small towel.
- Climbing equipment (if applicable): If you are planning to do any technical climbing, bring equipment such as ropes, harnesses, carabiners, and helmets.
Make sure to check with your trekking agency or guide for any additional equipment recommendations for your specific trek or climb.
- Duffel/Rucksack bag/Suitcase (We provide one complimentary Trekking Planner duffel bag that is to be returned after the trip).
- Day pack.
- Trekking shoes.
- Sports shoes or sandals.
- Sun Hat/cap.
- Warm woolen cap.
- Warm fleece jacket or puffy jacket.
- Waterproof Gore-Tex layer.
- Pullover or warm sweeter.
- 4/5 pairs of good quality socks.
- Hand gloves.
- 2/3 pairs of trekking trousers.
- 3/4 pairs of trekking shirts.
- 3/4 pairs of underwear (non cotton preferred).
- Sun glasses.
- Water bottle.
- 4 season sleeping bag (Optional/we can provide one if you need it. It is to be returned after the trip).
- Flash or Torch light.
- Camera and batteries.
- Plastic Boot a pair.
- Crampons a pair.
- Ice Axe one.
- Harness one.
- Carabineer or Karabiner two each.
- Snow Gaiters a pair.
- Snow/Sun Glass one each.
- Warm Gloves a pair.
- Wind Proof Jacket and Trouser a set each.
- Main Ropes 200m ( 50m per person) as per the peak chosen.
- Snow Bar 2 / 4 pieces depending upon group size.
- Ski Pole (optional) one each.
Items for River.
- River sandals.
- Shorts or a swimming costumes.
- A baseball style cap, good sunglass and quality sunscreen.
Shells and insulators.
- Windproof and water proof outerwear, jacket and pants (gortex or nylon) Fleece jacket/sweater (wool or synthetic only for the winter season).
- Long sleeve t-shirt / turtlenecks (synthetic)
- Short sleeve t-shirts
- Several pairs of thick socks (wool or synthetic), with thin liners (synthetic)
- Light weight long underwear, top & bottom (polypropylene or "capilene")
- Wide brim hat (straw type beach hat or synthetic outdoors) to sunburn
- protection on face, ears, & neck , Underwear, etc
- 1-pair new - condition lightweight walking / running shoes, with textured soles.
- Quality sleeping bag & sleeping pad. For those who don't have they can rent it easily in Kathmandu or Pokhara.
- Light weight clothing as pants, shorts, cotton underwear, t-shirts, swim wear.
- Light weight long sleeved shirt or t-shirt and a fleece style jacket.
- Toiletries (environmentally friendly is best).
- Flashlight with spare batteries and bulbs.
- A couple handkerchiefs.
- Pocket knife.
- Stuff sacks.
- Biodegradable soap.
- Hand towel.
- Feminine hygiene items, including plastic bags to pack out dirty items.
- Lighter/matches (for toilet paper and candles).
- Spare eyeglass or contact lenses (Due to the ease of getting eye infections, care should be taken in using contacts. Disposable contacts lenses replaced frequently can lessen the risk of eye inflections.
- Hard shell water bottle; one 2-liter or two 1-liter bottles ("Nalgene" or Manmade Metal) that will not melt while adding hot boiled water.
- Emergency contact information ; Personal medical kit.