Equipment & Clothing

Clothing while trekking in Nepal is influenced by the season, altitude, and weather conditions. The weather in the Himalayas is unpredictable and can have a vast temperature difference, ranging from lower to higher altitudes. The clothes and equipment needed for trekking should be adjusted to the changing environments, altitudes, and seasons of Nepal and the Himalayas.

Below are some of the clothing checklists for trekking in Nepal.

Clothing

  • Hiking boots

    Boots should fit well, provide comfort, and be strong enough to withstand a multi-day trek with water resistance.

  • Down Jacket

    The jacket should be specially designed for trekking at high altitudes, keep you warm, and last for years.

  • Thermal Inner

    The thermal inner can come in handy during the winter season to keep yourself warm, but it should be avoided during walking so that you do not have excessive sweating.

  • Trekking track

    Good trekking tracks make you feel cool and provide maximum comfort throughout the trek. Tracks with pockets are usually preferred so that you can keep your things safely with you.

  • Trousers

    Trousers can be worn inside trekking tracks to keep you warm. It will be easy to wear throughout the trek.

  • A thin windproof jacket

    A lightweight windproof jacket is needed to keep you warm in the wind. It is recommended that you take a couple of windproof jackets.

  • T-shirt

    Cotton, nylon, or polyester T-shirts are recommended to stop you from sweating and keep you cool. It is recommended that you take a couple of T-shirts.

  • Underwear

    You need to carry multiple pairs so that you can change them regularly.

  • Thick woolen socks

    Pairs of socks are needed to prevent blisters. Socks with moisture absorption and quick-drying are recommended for a trek.

  • Muffler Scarf

    Muffler scarves are needed to protect your face from colds, winds, and snow at high altitudes.

  • Sun Cap

    A lightweight sun cap will help to protect you from harmful UV rays and can give you better visibility from the sun.

  • Woolen Cap

    A woolen cap is needed to protect the ears and head from cold and windy conditions.

  • Gloves

    Wearing gloves can be an asset against colds and minor injuries caused during the trek in the jungles.

  • Camp shoes or sandals

    Camp sandals can be useful while resting or hanging around lodges or teahouses.

Equipment

  • Gaiters

    Gaiters will be useful for covering boots in snow and can stop mudstones from entering into boots.

  • Plastic or Raincoats

    Raincoats and Plastics can cover you from unexpected rainfall and snow as well.

  • Sunglasses (UV protected)

    Sunglasses help to improve visibility and protect you from harmful UV rays.

  • Luggage Rain Cover

    The luggage should be spacious and strong enough to carry your trekking items and gear. Rain cover for luggage is required because there may be unexpected rainfall during the trek.

  • Sleeping Bag

    A sleeping bag is a must be needed, when you go on a trek for a night of pleasant sleep.

  • Trekking Poles

    Trekking poles are useful for walking up and down the hill, passing, and helping to reduce effort on the knees.

  • Head Torch

    Trekking cannot be done always in daylight, so it is recommended to have a head torch so that you can have great visibility during the nighttime and continue your trek.

  • Crampons

    During the trek, there can be rainfall and snow, which causes trails to be slippery. Then crampons will help provide extra grip while walking through those slippery trails.

  • Camera, Mobile, Charger, and Power Bank.

    You can record and click your trekking stories and make a vlog out of them to make your trek a memorable one. A charger is required for those devices, and a power bank is required since there may not be a constant supply of electricity throughout the trek.

  • Rope

    It is recommended to take a rope on the trek, which is used for gathering and collecting items.

  • Water Bottles

    It is recommended that you take water bottles so that you can keep water from fresh resources to keep you hydrated throughout the trek.

  • Dried Foods

    For the constant boosts of energy, you can carry lightweight snacks and bars to make your trek easy and comfortable

  • Toilet Paper

    While doing a high-altitude trek, it is possible to have a lack of water, in which case toilet paper can come in handy.

  • Toothbrush and Toothpaste

    It is recommended that you carry your toothbrush and toothpaste so that you can have fresh breath and strong teeth without any cavities.

  • Quick-dry Towel

    For sanitary purposes, you can carry your towel so that you can use it after a quick shower or after soaking in the rain.

  • Sleeping Mat

    It may be possible to feel difficulty finding accommodation in a tea house, so it is advised to take your sleeping mat for better sleep.

  • Medical Items

    A medical kit, sunscreen cream, moisturizer, pain relief spray, and hand sanitizer are recommended to carry during trekking in Nepal.

Useful Tips

  • Choose comfortable clothing.
  • Carry a jacket or plastic cover to protect yourself from the rain during the monsoon season.