The following equipment lists are suggested
and essential for both types (camping &
teahouse) treks in the Himalayan country,
Nepal. Make use of this list as a guideline
1. Light T-shirts and shorts for the day.
2. Couple of walking trousers.
3. Woolen/fleece sweater and jacket.
4. Warm trousers and pants.
5. Wind and water proofs jacket and pants.
6. Gore-Tex jacket and pants (waterproofs
just in case).
7. Rain coat (just in case).
8. Down jackets if you are camping.
9. Light thermal and medium thermal long
10. Gore-Tex glove shells with liner or ski
gloves and woolen gloves.
11. Sun and woolen hat with extra scarf.
12. Pairs of underwear.
13. Good and comfortable trekking boots,
camp shoes or sandals for evenings and
several pairs of woolen and cotton socks.
14. Snow Gaiters.
15. Sleeping bag for tea house trekking 3
seasons is usually enough, but if you are
camping you will probably need 4 seasons.
16. Thermarest sleeping pad if you are
17. Large and strong waterproof duffel bag
with lock and trekking bag with rain cover.
18. Large and small plastic bags - for
keeping items dry inside trek bag.
19. One-liter two water bottles, one of
which should be suitable for hot water (you
can use it as a hot water bottle in your
20. Iodine (Polar-Pure) for water
21. A pair of sunglasses with UV protection.
22. Walking poles/sticks.
23. Headlamp with spare bulbs and batteries.
24. Sun screen lotion SPF 10 to 30 and sun
screen stick SPF 10 to 30 very important to
protect against sunburn.
25. Basic First Aid Kit (see Health and
26. Compass, altimeter and GPS (If you
27. Binoculars may have been useful.
Other necessary items:
Postcards of hometown or photos of home and
family to share with local people. Safety
pins, sewing kit, zip lock bags for small
items. Swiss Army knife (kept in checked
luggage on plane, some passport size
photographs, lip balm, reading book/writing
materials and Mp3 player (opt). Snacks
(dried fruit is especially useful as it is
not always possible to get fresh fruit).
Photo equipment with plenty of film/disk,
spare batteries and Matches and lighter
(kept in checked luggage on plane.
Towel, biodegradable soaps, pre-moistened
novelettes, wash cloth, any additional
personal items such as toothbrush, comb and
toilet paper (but please dispose it
Note: Any kind of clothing and equipment are
available and can be hired in the many
adventure shops in Kathmandu (Thamel). Local
branded products are available and price is
much cheaper than US, Australia or Europe.