Right gear for trekking in Nepal.

Right gear for trekking in Nepal.

To be able to completely enjoy your trek in Nepal having the right equipment is a must. The ‘right’ equipment will depend on, however, on the sort of going (teahouse or camping), time of year, general climate conditions, and the maximum höhe of the trek.

In picking your equipment, please note a properly jam-packed backpack is light and includes multipurpose clothing items. And, it always includes sufficiently warm clothing, especially during winter season in Nepal (Dec – Feb).

Not having the required equipment and clothing will not only significantly lower the pleasure of walking in Nepal, but could worst case be lethal.

Should you be new to trekking and thus desire a lot of new items we advise you to choose the trekking equipment in Nepal.

Recommended trekking equipment for your trekking experience in Nepal:


Nice jacket – down coat, if at all possible.
Water and windproof jacket (alternatively bring a poncho or umbrella)
Lengthy sleeved synthetic fleece (windproof material, if possible)
Arctic undergarments
Hat, pair of gloves and scarf
Cozy hiking trousers (loose fitting)
Shorts and trousers, or skirt
2 pairs of warm wool-blend socks
2 pairs of running clothes or liner socks
Right hiking boots
Running shoes and flip-flops
2-3 tee shirts

During winter season, additional clothings may include:

The outer jacket should be warm, down jacket is highly recommended during winter season season
Bring a match of warm winter pants, in addition to the hiking trousers
Bring at least one windproof level of garments, helping to reduce any chill factor influence.
Snow gaitors

Walking Gear

Pair of polarizing sun-glasses (to be comfortable and avoid potential snow-blindness)
Backpack and backpack cover (against rain and dust)
Map of the walking area
Head torch, or small torch, plus free battery packs
Sleeping bag and silk liner
2 by water bottles


A little light weight and quick drying towel
Club of cleansing soap
Sunscreen (SPF +20)
Insect repellants (for lower elevations)
First of all aid kid
Water filter tables or a normal water filter
Some Diamox pills against potential altitude sickness (if going beyond 4, 000 m elevations)
Bathroom paper

Optional items

Camera, battery etc
Trekking poles
GPS unit
Padlocks for guest house rooms and bags
Sewing/repair system
Pocket or purse knife
Candles (for lodges)
Dairy or notebook plus pencil/pen

DIY camping

Camping tent
Stove and energy
Cooking food, eating and drinking products
Sleeping mat
Food and water (for the very remote trekking areas)