Trekking equipment to be carried from home country is listed by the company. The wearing kits varies  depending upon the trekking season you choose and you book. So, better prepare before making any kinds of booking.  Foreigners guide to trekking in Nepal provides clear information to prepare your visit.

Most of the company do provide sleeping bags with inner linear and duffle / kit bags to use for trekking. Whereas’ one hire in Kathmandu at trekking shops and can purchase necessary gear needed for the treks.

Comfortable boots and runners or trainers light shoes with some clothing required, for strong sun on drive or walks around low foothills to freezing temperatures at night in high areas.

For ladies and male trekker shorts, skirt or lightweight trousers are ideal in the heat of the day along with T-shirt, long sleeved cotton shirts and sun hat.

During evening and at higher altitudes warm clothing will be needed, and when visiting monasteries and holy places. Short or half pants and short sleeves shirt should not be worn.


  • Warm hat that covers your ears (wool or synthetic)
  • Wide brimmed sun hat
  • Bandana or head scarf (for dusty conditions)
  • Headlamp with extra batteries and bulbs
  • Sunglasses with UV protection

Upper Body

  • Polypropylene shirts (1 half sleeve and 2 long sleeves)
  • Light weight thermal tops
  • Fleece wind-stopper jacket or pullover
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
  • Down vest and/or jacket *
  • Gore-Tex jacket with hood, waterproof and breathable


  • 1 pair of lightweight poly-liner gloves.
  • 1 pair of lightweight wool or fleece gloves

Lower Body

  • Non-cotton underwear briefs
  • 1 pair of Hiking shorts
  • 1 pair of Hiking trousers
  • 1 pair of fleece or woolen trousers
  • 1 pair of waterproof shell pants, breathable fabric


  • 2 pairs of thin, lightweight inner socks
  • 2 pairs of heavy poly or wool socks
  • 1 pair of Hiking boots with spare laces (sturdy soles, water resistant, ankle support, “broken in”)
  • 1 pair of trainers or running shoes and/or sandals


  • 1 sleeping bag (good to -10 degrees C or 14 degrees F)*

Rucksack and Travel Bags

  • 1 medium rucksack (50-70 liters/3000-4500 cubic inches, can be used for an airplane carryon)
  • 1 large duffel bag *
  • A small daypack/backpack for carrying your valuables, should have good shoulder padding
  • Small padlocks for duffel-kit bags
  • 2 large waterproof rucksack covers (optional)


  • Small, personal first-aid kit. (simple and light)
  • Aspirin, first-aid tape, and plasters (Band-Aids)
  • 1 skin-blister repair kit
  • 1 set of Ear plugs
  • Anti-diarrhea pills
  • Anti-headache pills
  • Cough and/or cold medicine
  • Anti-altitude sickness pills: Diamox or Acetylzolamide
  • Water purification tablets or water filter


  • 1 medium-sized quick drying towel
  • Toothbrush/paste (preferably biodegradable)
  • Multi-purpose soap (preferably biodegradable)
  • Deodorants
  • Nail clippers
  • Face and body moisturizer
  • Small mirror
  • Personal Hygiene
  • Wet wipes (baby wipes)
  • Tissue /toilet roll
  • Anti-bacterial hand wash

Camera Gear, Games (for evenings) Umbrella (for rain, useful and sunshade)
Walking Poles, Small Knife (Swiss army style – has many uses)
Notebooks /Diary/Pens, Small Padlock (locking your kit / duffel bag)
Reading material.