If you have already booked a trip to Nepal, you must be wondering about the essential trekking equipment and gadgets for your journey ahead. We are here to clear your queries regarding the essential equipment that you should bring while you travel and trek towards the Himalayan regions of Nepal. Our checklist covers all the gadgets necessary for a trekking trip however it may or may not be liable to you as per the type of journey you have opted to. You are flexible to choose the gadgets as per your judgment. However, do not forget to pack some of the most essential items that you should carry with you while on travel. It’s for your own convenience.
If you have missed out any of the equipment required for your journey, do not worry. There are many shops in Kathmandu (Thamel area) that offers trekking equipment for trekking in Nepal. You can either hire or buy that equipment. Talking about the quality of trekking equipment available in shops of Kathmandu, they are locally manufactured or imported from China however are of good quality.
A golden rule of travel – Carry your luggage as light as possible. A porter can carry a maximum weight of 25 kg. A porter is available for two travelers’ therefore 12.5 kg weight of each traveler.
Everest Hiking Service Pvt. Ltd. recommends the following checklist for your kind perusal.
In general –
- Waterproof Duffel or Rucksack bag
- Day pack
- Down Jacket
- 4 seasons’ Sleeping bag – a sleeping bag that can handle low (minus degree) temperature
For head –
- Carry a sun hat/ scarf / Sunglasses with UV protection/ Light balaclava/ warm fleece hat
For Feet –
- Thin/ thick lightweight and warm wool hiking socks
- Hiking boots/ camp shoes/ few spare laces
- Camp shoes/ sneakers / sandals)
For hands –
- Lightweight/ heavyweight gloves
For lower body
- Under Garments, hiking shorts, Lightweight cotton long pants, thermal bottoms, wool pants, waterproof pants
For upper body
- T-shirts, thermal tops, fleece jacket, Waterproof shell jacket
- A sleeping bag that can sustain to zero degrees F *, Headlamp, spare bulbs, batteries, trekking Bags, duffel bag, First Aid Kit, Large plastic bags, Day pack, Trekking Poles, Water bottle, Toiletries (Small wash towel, Toilet papers etc.), Ear Plug
- Toothbrush/paste, multipurpose soap, nail cutter, small mirror, personal hygiene, wet wipes, Tissue /toilet roll, Anti-bacterial hands wash
- Binoculars, Reading book, Trail Map, Guide book, journal & pen, pencils, mall notebooks, etc.