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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 to February.
  • 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 essential
  • 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 above 10,000ft.
  • Thermal underwear: these are excellent to sleep in the night. In winter thermal underwear are quite invaluable.
  • A tracksuit - useful for wearing in the camp and tent.
  • 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 in camp.
  • 2 pairs of thin and 2 pairs of thick woolen socks.
  • Underwear: normal quantity and swimming costume. Recommended Personal Gear - for Trekkers
  • Duffel bag or kit bag to carry gear while trekking.
  • 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 coins.
  • Toiletries with large and smaller towels. Toilet paper can be bought in Kathmandu and some villages in the mountains.
  • 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

Equipment
  • Rucksack
  • Day Pack / Climbing Bag
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Foam pad / Sleeping Mattress
  • Can for Water Storage
  • Shovel
  • Tent Repair Kit
  • Tools Kit
  • Washing Detergents
  • Camp Light
  • Weighing Spring Scale
  • First Aid & Basic Medicines
Clothing
  • A Pair of Trousers
  • Jacket / Parka
  • Rain Proof Suit
  • Thermal Under Garments
  • Cap Woolen
  • Sun Hat
  • Scarf
  • Gloves - Woolen
  • Gloves - Water Proof
  • Sunglasses
Foot Wear
  • Trekking Shoes
  • Climbing Shoes
  • Camp Shoes
  • Gaiters
  • Socks
Camping Equipment
  • Tent
  • Stove & Fuel
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Food Stuff
Technical
  • Ice Axe
  • Ice Hammer
  • Crampons
  • Safety Helmet
  • Harness
  • Karabiners
  • Jumar
  • Figure of Eight
  • Ice Screws
  • Rock Pitons
  • Dead Man
  • Ice Bars / Snow Flukes
  • Slings / Tapes
  • Rope
Miscellaneous
  • 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
Optional Items
  • Pedometer
  • Altimeter
  • Compass
  • Binoculars
  • Wireless Set / Walkie Talkie
  • Camera, Batteries & Films
  • Watch / Alarm Clock
  • Note Book & Pen
  • Books / Games / Music / Entertainment

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