Check List For Trekkers
Except in formal gathering, informal
clothes are acceptable mostly everywhere.
- Lightweight walking boots. If it is new then
"walk then in" to avoid blisters. Also bring spare laces.
- A pair of track-shoes to wear in the camp at
night and when the boot is wet.
- Warm jacket. Fiberfill of down should be
adequate. This is especially necessary during winter from December
- A rainproof jacket with hood or a punchoo. Get
the one that is guaranteed waterproof.
- Woolen shirts and thick sweaters. During
winter months (December through February) these items are
- A pair of lightweight/heavyweight trousers.
Jeans are unsuitable to wear on treks. Heavyweight trousers are useful for
higher up in the mountains in the morning and at night.
Windproof/waterproof trousers are necessary on all treks going
- Thermal underwear: these are excellent to
sleep in the night. In winter thermal underwear are quite
- A tracksuit - useful for wearing in the camp
- 2 pair of looses fitting long shorts/skirts.
- 2 cotton T-shirts.
- 1 lightweight long sleeved-shirt is
particularly suitable for avoiding sunburn.
- A woolen hat to wear in the morning and at
night. during winter it is an essential item. A sun-hat and ensure
it has wide brim to cover the face and neck.
- A pair of gloves, leather with lining and
woolen is best.
- One pair of sandals to wear in the cities and
- 2 pairs of thin and 2 pairs of thick woolen
- Underwear: normal quantity and swimming
costume. Recommended Personal Gear - for Trekkers
- Duffel bag or kit bag to carry gear while
- 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 bags to separate clean clothes from
dirty ones. 6-10 smaller plastic bags to dispose garbage.
- Wallet and/or money belt with compartment for
- Toiletries with large and smaller towels.
Toilet paper can be bought in Kathmandu and some villages in the
- Small headlamp and/or torch with spare
batteries and bulbs, candles and lighter to burn toilet paper.
- Snow gaiters essential during winter and all
treks going over at other times.
- An umbrella (optional) which is quite useful
to ward off the dogs, suitable as a walking stick, to use 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).
Thermostat (optional), an inflatable sleeping mat, trekking map,
adequate quantities of passport photograph.
- Personal medical supplies.
Trekking & Camping Equipment
- Day Pack / Climbing Bag
- Sleeping Bag
- Foam pad / Sleeping Mattress
- Can for Water Storage
- Tent Repair Kit
- Tools Kit
- Washing Detergents
- Camp Light
- Weighing Spring Scale
- First Aid & Basic Medicines
- A Pair of Trousers
- Jacket / Parka
- Rain Proof Suit
- Thermal Under Garments
- Cap Woolen
- Sun Hat
- Gloves - Woolen
- Gloves - Water Proof
- Trekking Shoes
- Climbing Shoes
- Camp Shoes
- Stove & Fuel
- Cooking Utensils
- Food Stuff
- Ice Axe
- Ice Hammer
- Safety Helmet
- Figure of Eight
- Ice Screws
- Rock Pitons
- Dead Man
- Ice Bars / Snow Flukes
- Slings / Tapes
- Walking Stick / Stick Pole
- Water Bottle
- Torch / Head Lamp
- Knife - Multi Use
- Threading / Sewing Kit
- Lighter / Match Box
- Whistle / Signal Light
- Toilette / Shave Kit
- Lip Balm / Chap Stick
- UV Protection / Sun Block
- Cup, Plate, Spoon, Fork, Knife
Equipment for Higher Camps
- High Altitude Tents
- High Altitude Sleeping Bag
- Therm-a-Rest Mattress
- Gas Stove
- Dried or Liquid Fuel
- Camp Light
- Dried & Liquid Diet
- Route Marking Flags
- Wireless Set / Walkie Talkie
- Camera, Batteries & Films
- Watch / Alarm Clock
- Note Book & Pen
- Books / Games / Music / Entertainment