Nepal Trekking Gear List

Nepal offers two types of Trekking: Teahouse and Camping Trekking. We need to check our pack list according to the trekking we like to do in Nepal. The following items are recommended as common trekking equipment for both types of trekking in Nepal. The larger item and amount of gear is to be carried for camping trekking where as a limited but not too limited items required to be carried with us for Teahouse trekking in Nepal. The trekkers who employ porters need to carry smaller backpack with some snacks, water, and camera and rain protector. But, those who are to carry all required equipment by themselves need to carry bigger backpack almost adjusting 17 kgs. Some of the items can be purchased in Kathmandu or Pokhara or in other major cities in Himalayas like Lukla nd Namche too. However, we recommend to get required trekking gears for Nepal trekking from your homeland or you get them in Kathmandu or Pokhara. The Himalayan cities are relatively expensive.

These are the recommended Nepal Trekking Gear List:


  • Tent (only for camping)
  • Sleeping Bag (-15 will work for all trekking routes in Nepal)
  • Sleeping Pad
  • Silk Liner

Nights at lower elevation will be mild but it will be freezing cold at higher elevation. We get a pair of blankets offered by the guesthouse or lodges in most of the places. But in peak season, we may not get this facility. So, we recommend carrying your own sleeping equipments. Even some trekking companies provide sleeping bags to the clients. Make sure of it before depart to the trekking.


  • A Backpack (size depends on whether we have porters or not)
  •  A pair of Hiking boots ( make sure that it is reliable for the entire trip)
  • A Pair of Walking  shoes ( need for change after a long hike during the day)
  • At least 4 pairs of Woolen  socks (bring a few pairs of varying thickness)
  • 2 pairs of Lightweight trekking pants
  • 2 pairs Trekking shorts
  • 4 pairs T-Shirts (lightweight wool is great)
  • 6 pairs of Underwear

We will be trekking or hiking from hot to cold temperature varying to elevation. To suit this variability, we have to pack the gear accordingly. We recommend to bring backpacking boots which provide full support for our feet and protection too. A pair of normal walking shoes  and a pair of  hiking boots can be used according to the situation. But, during the hiking, you should feel convenient.

Cold Weather

  • Long underwear ( warm enough)
  • Thermals ( upper and lower)
  • Fleece
  • Waterproof jacket and pants
  • Heavyweight pants for higher elevations
  • Heavy down jacket ( we can hire it  in Kathmandu or Pokhara)
  • Winter hat
  • Winter gloves


  • Water Purification (pump, tablets, or SteriPen; bring from home)
  • Water Bottles (at least 3 liters total capacity)
  • Baseball Cap ( protects strong  sun at higher elevations)
  • Hiking or Trekking  poles
  • Sunglasses
  • Head Lamp With Extra Batteries
  • Power Box or Battery Charger
  • Camera With Extra Batteries
  • Daypack (for your rain jacket, snacks, camera, water bottle etc.)
  • Heavy-duty duffle bag (for  porters which is normally provided by trekking company, make sure of it )


  • Hand sanitizer
  • Toiletries (toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, floss, etc.)
  •  Soap and Shampoo
  • Face/body wipes
  •  Washing Liquid
  •  Lip Guard
  • Medications ( for normal stomachache, headache, diarrhea, vomiting, fever and other according to your health condition)


  • Duct tape (fixes just about everything, at least temporarily. To avoid carrying an entire roll wrap the desired amount around a pencil)
  • First Aid Kit (with bandage for blisters, blisters are nasty in the mountain)
  • Extra passport photos and photocopies of your passport
  • Books of your interest
  • Cards if you like to play in the evening at dinner
  • Pastime of your interest ( easy to carry in the mountain)

Certain normal medications can be purchased in some major cities in the mountain like Lukla, Namche, Jomsom, Manang, Ghorepani and so on. However, we recommend to bring of your own.

We can wash T-shirts, shorts, shocks and pants on the way at guest houses where we spend the overnight. We carry them on our backpack during the daytime while hiking. However, we need to bring enough clothing for the entire trip.