Equipment Checklist

Here is a checklist of requirements:

(Note that you can also purchase or hire some of the equipment here in Kathmandu as well, the conditions and quality of the equipment are topnotch). One porter would be available for two people while on the trek, and the porter is able to carry about 25 kg of weight, so it is advised to keep the luggage light.

Duffel or rucksack bags, day packs (approximately 20-25L), Down Jackets and 4 seasons’ sleeping bags are required in general.

HEAD

  • Sun hat or scarf
  • Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
  • Sunglasses with UV protection

FEET

  • Thin, lightweight inner socks
  • Thick, warm woolen hiking socks
  • Hiking boots with spare laces
  • Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals)
  • Gaiters for hiking in winter

HANDS

  • Lightweight gloves
  • Heavyweight gloves or mittens

LOWER BODY

  • Under Garments
  • Hiking shorts
  • Lightweight cotton long pants
  • Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms
  • Fleece or wool pants (seasonal)
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants

UPPER BODY

  • T-shirts
  • Light and expedition weight thermal tops
  • Fleece jackets or pullovers
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jackets

ACCESSORIES

  • Sleeping bag rated to zero degrees F
  • Headlamp with spare batteries
  • Trekking Bags/Duffel bag
  • Basic First Aid Kit
  • Large plastic bags – for keeping Items dry inside the trekking bags
  • Trekking Poles
  • Water bottles
  • Toiletries

TOILETRIES

  • Tooth brush/paste
  • Multipurpose soap
  • Nail cutter
  • Small mirror
  • Personal Hygiene:
  • Wet wipes
  • Tissue /toilet roll
  • Anti-bacterial hands wash

You can also bring with you extra items like binoculars and reading materials with you on the trek. Maps, journals and notebooks can also be brought.