Trekking and Climbing Gear List

  • Nov 28, 2022
  • Krishna Dahal
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Trekking and Expedition are both the most favorable tourist adventure activities in Nepal. Whether you go for a small trek, a big expedition on any mountain, or bush walking. The trek packing equipment list is here for your safety and comfortable adventure. The items may differ from one destination to another. The following is the list of the necessary items that you need for your trekking and mountaineering in the Nepal Himalayas.

Table of Contents

  • Clothing
  • Jackets (Fiber or down).
  • Woolen shirts and thick sweaters.
  • Waterproof jacket with hood or poncho.
  • Tracksuit.
  • Track shoes
  • Trousers
  • Thermal Underwear and Thermal coat
  • 2 pairs of loose-fitting long shorts/ skirts
  • Pair of Gloves
  • Pair of sandals
  • Thermal underwear.
  • Woolen hat
  • Long-sleeved shirt.
  • Towel and Hankies.
  • Lightweight walking boots
  • 2 pairs of thin socks and 2 pairs of woolen socks
  • Equipment and Accessories
  • Snow glasses and sunglasses
  • Trekking Sticks.
  • Duffle bag or kit bag to carry to gear while trekking.
  • 2-4 plastic bags 2-4 large plastic bags to separate clean clothes from dirty ones. 6-10 smaller plastic bags to dispose of garbage.
  • Daypack bag to carry your personal requirements.
  • Water Bottle, water purifying tablets
  • Umbrella (optional)
  • Headlamp, Torch
  • Matches / Lighters
  • Binocular, Camera, trekking map and compass, pillow, knife, passport photograph, reading materials, pencil, rubber, pen and notebook, lip guard
  • Toilet papers.

Details of Trekking Equipment list

  • Camp shoes/sandals: A luxury for your feet at the end of the day. Sandals or running shoes will be better you can buy them for cheap in Kathmandu.
  • Thermal shirts/underwear: Good thermals, both tops, and bottoms are good for cold weather while trekking
  • Nightwear thermals: Good for making pleasant nights in the sleeping bag, (Silk-weight is lightest and warm)
  • Fleece/sweatpants: Good for the cold evening and morning.
  • Day-wear T-shirts/Shirts: On the lower altitude trekking weather will be hot, T-shirts and shirts are recommended
  • Trekking pants: Recommended to have 2 pairs
  • Underwear: Regular everyday type.
  • Neck gaiter: For winter trekking they are really the best for staying warm
  • Trekking poles: Trekking poles are very useful especially downhill to support your knee
  • Sunglasses: Good wraparound glasses suitable for snow, Contact lens wearers report very few problems except cleaning them in the conditions.
  • Gloves: A good pair of wind-proof gloves is essential. You can buy it in Kathmandu if you don’t have one.
  • Sun hat/woolen hat: Trekking in spring and summer at a lower altitude is hot and the whole day sun shining, you can bring a hat or small cap to protect from Sunburn, on the upper part of the trek more cold and windy so you can have a woolen hat to make your head warmer.
  • First aid kit: Your Trek leader will take some medicine for Nepalese but you should bring your personal medicines that you need,
  • Water purification: You are discouraged to buy mineral water while trekking. Use the Chlorine or Iodine Tab to be on the safe side.
  • Water bottle: 2 litter of water Bottle is recommended, it should be leakproof, European Aluminum bottles are best.
  • Torch / Flashlight: Flashlight or headlamp is necessary
  • Towel: During the trekking guest houses does not provide towel so you need one small and light towel for trekking
  • Sunscreen and lip balm with sunscreen: The sun is strong at altitude, especially after snow. Bring at least sunscreen and lip balm WITH SPF 15, and better still SPF 30+. You can buy in Kathmandu
  • Toiletries: shampoo, soap, scissors, hair products, toothbrush and toothpaste, tissues, sun cream, chapstick, antiseptic hand wipes, face washer, etc.

Necessary Mountain Climbing gears

Nepal is the home of above 8th thousand mountains and 1300 Climbing peaks in Nepal. Of course, you may choose one of the peaks to try before taking any bigger expeditions in Nepal. 

Here is the list of climbing gears that you need for your expedition.

  • Climbing pack
  • Rope
  • Helmet
  • Harness
  • Crampons
  • Ice Axe (with Leash)
  • Rappel device
  • Pully
  • Locking Carabiners
  • Nonlocking carabiners
  • Runners Singles and Double
  • Prusik Cords
  • Hand protection tape/gloves
  • Snow protection gears
  • Headlamp
  • For Technical
  • Nuts
  • Nut extraction tool
  • Ice tool
  • Ice screws
  • Camming devices
  • Navigation
  • Map, Compass, guidebook, wands altimeter watch, GPS, Cell Phone, Battery
  • Overnight Gears
  • Mountaineering tent, Sleeping Bags
  • Mountain Kitchen
  • Backpacking stove
  • Fuel, cooking set, Dishes/bowls, eating utensils, Insulated cup, water container,
  • Food and water
  • Water bottles, water filter, Meals, Energy food, and drinks
  • Clothing and footwear
  • Long underwear, Moisture-Wicking T-shirt, Mountaineering pants, Long sleeve shirt, lightweight jackets, Boots (crampon compatible), Socks, Insulated down jacket, rain gears, Gloves, warm hat, gloves, Bandana, Gaiters
  • Health and Hygiene
  • Hand sanitizer, Toothbrush/paste
  • Sanitation trowel, Toilet paper, Menstrual products, Prescription medication, Prescription glass

Trekking in the Himalayan region is always challenging with natural disasters, global warming, and so on. You highly suggested having enough warm gear including rain gear no matter when and where you are going to trek. The above list is just a sample.