August 21, 2021

Trekking is undoubtedly among the best ways to experience the magic of soaring Himalayas up close. As exhilarating as it sounds, trekking for several days comes with its fair share of risks and rewards. Packing the right gears can make or break your experience if not done right. It also determines how safe you will be in these remote Himalayan trails. Although understanding the region, its weather, availability of accommodation, and the number of days is crucial in determining your packing checklist, this blog will guide you on what to pack while trekking in Nepal Himalayas in general.

Essential Gears while Trekking in Nepal. 

Clothing

  • Trekking boots
  • Rucksack and day pack
  • Sunglasses with good UV protection
  • Inner thermals
  • Fleece 
  • Windproof/waterproof jacket
  • Down jacket
  • Trekking trousers
  • Trekking shirts
  • Sun hat/baseball cap
  • Woolen cap
  • Buffs/neck gaiter
  • Thick socks
  • Underwear
  • Gloves
  • A pair of sandals
  • Raincoat/rain poncho
  • Rain cover for backpacks

Quick Tip:

  1. Layering is the key to staying warm and making the best of what you’ve packed. It also helps keep your backpack lighter.
  2. Avoid cotton, and make sure all your clothing gears are quick dry.

Other Recommended Gears:

  • Water bottles
  • Water purification tablets/Lifestraw/SteriPen
  • Trekking poles
  • Head torch
  • Socket adapter (Type C)
  • Power bank (solar chargers come handy)
  • Personal first aid kit
  • Zip lock bags
  • Waist belt
  • Trail mix/energy bars
  • Camera with charger and extra batteries
  • Sleeping bag and liner
  • Prescription medications (if any)

Toiletries

  • Sunscreen
  • Lip balm
  • Toilet paper
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Soap/shower gel/shampoo travel size or sachets
  • Towel
  • Moisturizing cream
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Plastic bags

Documents

  • Passport
  • Passport sized photos
  • Insurance papers 
  • Tickets – flight/transportation/other services