Suggested Equipment for Trekking in Nepal
Before one embarks on any trekking in Nepal, the most important thing that is taken under consideration is the trekking gears especially, when one aspires to trek in the Himalayas. Trekking gears are actually a collection of the necessary equipment that one might need during the trek. In this article, you will get familiar with the essential equipment for trekking in Nepal. Trekking gears is a very important aspect of preparation for an adventure travel trip. Trekking gears play an important role in gearing up your confidence, excitement, and skills before you embark on any particular trek.
Some treks have teahouses and lodges throughout the trails while others require camping with proper equipment. So, if you have a porter available during your trekking period then the backpack that you carry is obviously going to be quiet small and easy. On the contrary, if you can’t acquire any porter in your trekking then all the needed items will make your backpack larger. However, if you are traveling and especially trekking, then you must have an idea of the gears that you need to manage before commencing your journey. The items will depend on the length and type of your trek. Make sure that the equipment is quite comfortable as you are going to use them through your trek. You may want to search for some gears that are not easily available on the mainstream stores on an online directory.
So, the following is the list of trekking gears generalized to give you an idea of this.
The Essentials equipment for Trekking in Nepal
- 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)
- Camp shoes (to wear in your camp after a long day trek)
- Trekking pants
- T-shirts – Lightweight, quick-drying
- Long-sleeved shirt
- Rain jacket
- Down jacket
- Backpack – With a good waist and chest belt; a light one should be enough (e.g. 35 liters capacity)
- Sleeping bag
- Cash – Bring enough rupees to cover your trek. Once you begin trekking, there are no more ATMs (except in Namche)
- Water – 1L bottle should be enough. You can refill or buy new bottles in tea houses along the way
Optional Gear List
- Trekking pole(s)
- Small first-aid kit – Band-Aids, Diamox (for altitude sickness), antiseptic cream
- Hand sanitizer
- Toilet Paper – Which you can buy along the way
- Quick-dry towel
- Soap / Shampoo
- Flashlight / Headlight – A headlight is handy at night, especially since electricity comes and goes pretty often
- Dust mask – For dusty sections of the trail
- Sleeping bag liner
Himalayan Trekking and Tours company have special connections with popular stores in Kathmandu, If you forgot to bring any equipment, we will take you to the trekking store for renting.