Trek Clothing and Equipments - Nepal

In Nepal, There are many treks, and just as many if not more summits to climb in Nepal. The majority of people go trekking. And it's a fantastic experience that has its own challenges. The biggest challenge We've seen many people do is simply taking a trek far too seriously. A lot of these people have booked "Professional trekking tours" overseas. And the cost of the equipment is added along with more porters and guides to carry it. Such things make it all the more exciting, and is often referenced with "Be prepared for all extremes".Ice Axe The truth is you'll end up using none of that equipment on any average trek during peak season, including the Annapurna Circuit, Annapurna base camp, Gokyo Lake and Everest Base Camp.If you are planning on going camping, things will change. Likewise if you plan to summit or climb to the peak of any mountain along your trek. Generally speaking the equipment you need for the majority of treks in Nepal is surprisingly little.

 

Full equipment / gear list for trekking in Nepal

 

  • Lightweight hiking boots - make sure you break them in long before arriving in Nepal!
  • Lightweight rubber shoes/sandals (closed foot are best, similar to crocs)- for showers, night time toilet walks.
  • Hiking socks - 3 thick pairs 2 thin pairs. Buy quality hiking socks suitable for the climate you'll be in.
  • Lightweight long sleeve trekking shirts (3). Long sleeves are good for sun protection. Light weight makes for easy wash material.
  • Long sleeve cotton t-shirt - (1). Good for sleeping in at night or as a base layer if it gets cold in the mornings/evenings.
  • Long leg light weight combat trekking pants, zip off are good. (1-2). A lot of these pants are windproof, avoid anything too heavy or completely water proof. Zip offs are good as they can double up as shorts during the day.
  • Windproof jacket/windbreaker (1): you'll mainly use this only in the morning, or when sitting around at night. But making sure it's windproof is good in case the wind picks up.
  • Lightweight rain jacket: Small enough to pack up in a tiny pocket. Good for unexpected rain showers. Light weather protection and warmer weather.
  • Underwear - 4-5. Comfortable underwear is essential. Pack both cotton and polyester in case of problems (Friction).
  • Woolen or peaked hat (1) Depending on the weather take a hat for both sun and wind protection.
  • Sunglasses (2) make sure you buy genuine UV protection sunglasses. The suns rays are particularly strong the higher up you go. Use a hard case to keep them in to avoid easy breakages.
  • Gloves (1) windproof gloves during this season are all that's needed.
  • Quick dry towel (1) Try a medium size rather than bath sized. Dry it as below.
  • Bungy cords - essential for hanging up your clothes to dry, or wrapping them around your day pack which is great way to dry clothes during the day.
  • A few Karabiners (climbing clips) to help close things, and bind things together like your washing line.
  • One packet of washing powder
  • Water purification tablets or drops
  • Washing items: soap, small facecloth, toothbrush, toothpaste, tea tree oil and a small water proof toiletry bag or dry bag to carry them in.
  • Water bottles (1-2) use one for drinking, and the other for water preparation or backup.
  • Dry bag (1) essential of keeping your valuables in, or for doing quick clothes washes in
  • Duct tape (1 small), just in case.
  • Chapstick for dry lips due to climate and heavy breathing
  • First Aid Kit containing paracetamol, bites/burn cream, plasters, small bandage, antiseptic cream.
  • Small head torch with batteries.
  • Wallet to carry your money (bring a lot of small change!)
  • Some ordinary plastic bags to keep things in, eg dirty laundry
  • Baby wipes, Tissue paper, small handy pack will do for emergency toilet breaks
    Small trekking map
  • Watch
  • Day Pack (1) used to pack all the above into. Make sure it's strong, with lots of pockets and one or two small preventative locks.

Hiking Guide

 

Optional extras:

  • Camera/Video, batteries, charger and memory cards. If using AA batteries, try to get a fast 15 minute charger. Don't forget a socket adapter for your plugs!
  • Light weight tripod. I'd advise this only for the dedicated photographer. You won't really need much height for a tripod here, but for capturing low light still scenes or sunrises/sunsets it's a good addition, but not essential unless you have a porter.
  • Lightweight padlock for your bedroom door
  • Plug for sink
  • Sunscreen
  • Swiss Army type knife
  • Trekking bars/candy/cheese - good for the munchies
  • Mints/Chewing gum - good for dry conditions
  • Roll on antiperspirant (light bottle) Good for friction burns
  • Sleeping bag, at this time of year you won't need a heavy one.
  • Super lightweight multi socket in case you have a lot of items to charge
  • Trekking Poles - handing for rough terrain
  • Note pad, pencil/pen

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