Nepal Trekking Gear Packing List

Trekking Gear Checklist
  • Rajesh Neupane
  • Last Updated on Feb 20, 2024

Since trekking gear is the key to a safe, successful, enjoyable, and hassle-free trip in the Himalayas, it is important not to miss the essential gear. Whether you carry your gear or you hire a porter, it would be wise not to overload. The packing lists depend on what seasons you are planning to trek, the number of trekking days, trekking routes like the Everest Base Camp Trek, the Annapurna Base Camp Trek, the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek, etc., and the maximum height you reach.

If you have booked your trip at the last minute or you do not have time to prepare for the essential gear, then you can buy most of the brands (like The North Face, Sherpa, Black Yak, Marmot, Outdoor Stretchers, etc.) or locally copied gear in Kathmandu too. The branded products cost more or less similar amounts, like in Europe or America, and the copied ones would be quite cheaper. In a worse scenario, certain gears are rentable on a per-day basis too. We will assist you upon arrival if needed.

However, please review the below packing lists, which we prepared based on our experience and clients' feedback. If you have any confusion, then please do not hesitate to contact our expert.

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Trekking Gear Packing List 


  • Raincoat, poncho, or combination jacket/trousers
  • One down jacket/Gore-Tex Jacket
  • One down vest (it can be skipped if you have a down jacket)
  • One windproof or rainproof trouser
  • Two pairs of hiking pants (depending on the duration of the trek)
  • One pair of shorts
  • Four to Five T-shirts (depending on the duration of the trek)
  • One MIT/fleece jacket
  • One/two pairs of base layers/thermal coats depending on the duration of the trek
  • Four to five pairs of hiking socks and a couple of pairs of thicker socks (depending on the duration of the trek)
  • Two pairs of gloves—one pair light fleece, the other waterproof/windproof
  • Undergarments


  • Trekking boots (water resistance, ankle supportive)
  • Flip-flops for leisure time around camp or one pair of sneakers


  • Sunglass, sunscreen, lip balm, sun hat, woolen/beanie/fleece hat, neck gaiter, first aid kit, Swiss army knife(optional), luggage cover, headlamp, trekking poles, gaiter (optional), micro crampons (optional), water purification tablets or steripen, extra batteries, adapter, power bank, water bottles/camel bag/Thermos, washing powder/multi-purpose soap, shampoo, a small towel, antiseptic hand wash, toiletries, female hygiene products, wet wipes, mosquito spray (optional), whistle, earplugs, reading books, playing cards/chess
  • Sleeping bag rated to minus 15/20 degrees Celsius (extreme temperature) depending on trekking route and season
  • Sleeping bag liner – cotton, silk or fleece
  • Backpack (60 liters)
  • Daypack (25 to 30 liter)


  • One medium-sized quick-drying towel
  • Toothbrush or paste (preferably biodegradable)
  • Multi-purpose soap (preferably biodegradable), shampoo, and washing powder
  • Deodorants
  • Nail clippers
  • Female hygiene products
  • Personal Hygiene
  • Wet wipes (baby wipes)
  • Tissue/toilet roll
  • Anti-bacterial hand wash


  • Reading books (optional)
  • Journal and pen (optional)
  • IPod (optional)
  • Travel games, i.e., chess, scrabble, and playing cards, can help you pass the time at teahouses or camps. (optional)

Medical Items to Consider

  • small, personal first-aid kit (simple and light)
  • Aspirin, first-aid tape, antiseptic, cuff, scissor, Neosporin, and plasters (Band-Aids)
  • One skin-blister repair kit
  • Anti-diarrhea pills, electrolytes
  • Cough and/or cold medicine, strepsils
  • Anti-altitude sickness pills: Diamox or Acetazolamide
  • stomach antibiotics: Ciprofloxacin, etc. Do not bring sleeping pills, as they are respiratory depressants.
  • One set of earplugs
  • Extra pairs of prescription glasses and contact lens supplies
Rajesh Neupane

Rajesh Neupane

Rajesh, known as Raj, is the founder and owner of Nepal Trekking Experts, as well as the company's main guide. He was born and raised in the mountain region of Manaslu and has a deep and abiding connection with the culture and nature of the Himalayan mountains. With more than 20 years in the trekking industry, from working as a porter and guide right through to his present role as the head of the company, Raj has the knowledge base and wealth of experience to customize and organize treks that fulfill each and every requirement for a successful journey,  including permits, equipment, clothing, medical supplies, and safety, as well as a familiarity with the fitness levels and experience required for each of the treks on offer in our portfolio. Having traveled most of the trails available in Nepal he has a deep affinity and connection to the broad spectrum of people and their cultures, as well as a deep appreciation for the various religions, history, flora and fauna of the mountain regions and their scattered valleys. 

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