What To Buy For Trekking In Nepal: Trekking Gears

Before any trek the most important thing that is taken under consideration is the trekking gears especially, when it is the trekking to Himalayas. Trekking gears are actually a collection of necessary equipment that one might need in trekking. Trekking gears is a very important aspect of preparing for an adventure travel trip. Some treks have tea houses and lodges throughout the trails while other require camping with proper equipment.

So, if you have a porter available in your trekking then the backpack that you carry is obviously going to be quiet small and easy but if you can’t acquire any porter in your trekking then all the needed items will make your backpack larger. However, if you are travelling and especially trekking, then you must have an idea of the gears that you need to manage before even embarking on your journey. The items will depend on the length and type of your trek. Make sure that the equipment’s are quiet comfortable for as you are going use them through out your trek. So, following is the list of trekking gears generalized to give you an idea on this.

Our popular Treks

  1. Everest Base Camp Trek
  2. Annapurna Circuit Trek 
  3. Kathmandu Pokhara Tour


  1. Tent (necessary for treks with camping)
  2. Sleeping bag* (–15° bag will suffice on most treks which is unavoidable for treks in cold areas.)
  3. Sleeping pad
  4. Silk liner (If treks are in a lower elevation then sleeping bag will be no more required as you can simply use a silk liner to sleep with.)


  1. Backpack (size depends on whether or not you have porters)
  2. Hiking boots* (provides good support and protection from the elements on the trail and also necessary if you have a high pass on your trek)
  3. Camp shoes (to wear in your camp after a long day trek)
  4. Wool socks (bring a few pairs of varying thickness)
  5. Lightweight trekking pants
  6. Trekking shorts
  7. T-Shirts (lightweight wool is great)
  8. Underwear

Cold Weather

  1. Long underwear/Wool thermals
  2. Sweater
  3. Fleece
  4. Waterproof jacket and pants
  5. Heavyweight pants for high elevations (also good for camp)
  6. Heavy down jacket (can be rented in Kathmandu)
  7. Winter hat
  8. Winter gloves

Personal Supplies

  1. Sun screen
  2. Hand sanitizer
  3. Toiletries (toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, floss, etc.)
  4. Biodegradable bar soap
  5. Face/body wipes
  6. Biodegradable washing liquid
  7. Throat lozenges, lip balm
  8. Medications (Ibuprofen, others if necessary)


  1. Duct tape (fixes just about everything, at least temporarily. To avoid carrying an entire roll wrap the desired amount around a pencil)
  2. First aid kit (with moleskin for blisters)
  3. Extra passport photos and photocopies of your passport

Lots of people have been inquiring about our trips during the peak season and bookings have been made. There are also upcoming fixed departures dates that you can straight join in our group. If you prefer customized trips, then we will organize those types of trips too. If your travel dates do not fit into our fixed group departure dates, please do send us email to customize your trip. We are always at your service to design a trip of a life time that suits your interest and serves the best.

If you are attracted in Nepal treks, Bhutan tour or Tibet trips and want to make inquiries, please do send us an email here and we will get back to you with answers for you.


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