Essential equipment for trekking in Nepal

Kathmandu, Nov 18

Trekking- simply means to walk in and around the mountains, hills and foothills. It leads you to the dense forest, rocky trails, river valleys or some of the iconic base camp of the world. To walk into those uneven parts, you have to be prepared with some essential equipment because these are challenging by both physically and climatically. All those things you might need are called trekking gears.

Nepal is diversely featured trekking destination, so it is difficult to say which trekking equipment is good for where and in which season. The following are the basic suggested essential requirements for Nepal Trekking. Some them can be hire in Kathmandu as well.

Trekking Equipment check list:


Mange your clothes for head, body and feet as per below:

  • Sun hat or scarf
  • Fleece jacket with wind-Stopper
  • Waterproof shell jacket
  • Down vest and/or jacket (can hire here in Nepal also)
  • Lightweight gloves
  • Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer
  • Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms
  • Fleece or wool pants
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants
  • Thick, warm wool hiking socks
  • Hiking boots with spare laces
  • Sunglasses with UV protection


  • Sleeping bag rated to zero degrees Fahrenheit
  • Trekking poles (sticks)
  • Headlamp
  • Trek bag-pack (provided by Trekking Mart)
  • Basic First Aid Kit
  • Daypack (approximately 2,500 to 3,000 cubic inches)
  • Thermo-rest sleeping pad
  • Water bottles
  • Small wash towel


  • Quick drying towel (medium sized)
  • Soap (preferably biodegradable)
  • Tooth brush/paste (preferably biodegradable)
  • Deodorants
  • Face and body moisturizer
  • Nail clippers
  • Small mirror
  • Tissue paper/ toilet roll
  • Anti-bacterial Hand wash

Extras/ luxuries

  • Trail Map/Guide book
  • Binocular
  • Reading book
  • Journal & Pen
  • Pencils and small notebooks

The above are the basic suggested and necessary trekking gear list for both teahouse and camping trekking in Nepal's Himalaya. You can consult your trekking leader or company person for more information and requirements. Always be sure, you have better quality and fine quantity of gears.