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Trekking Equipment and Gear Checklist - The Ultimate Guide

This is the complete checklist of items that are required for the smooth running of the trek. However, some items can be eliminated or added according to the season and trekking duration. The items that are marked with asterisks are provided by the company itself. Likewise, the weight of your luggage shouldn’t exceed 15 KG or 33 Pounds. We recommend you to carry your day-pack where you can keep your valuables or something important and your luggage will be carried by your porter.

Important documents and items

  • Valid passport, 2 extra passport size photos, airline tickets
  • Separate photocopies of passport, visa form (easily accessed from Kathmandu airport), proof of insurance
  • Credit cards, Bank/ATM/Cash machine cards for pulling out money from cash machines (carry a photocopy of your cards), traveler's checks, etc.
  • Dollars, pounds or Euros in cash for obtaining Nepalese visa at Kathmandu airport, expenses for restaurants and hotels, for gratuities, snacks, and to purchase your own drinks and gifts

Head accessories

  • Warm hat that covers your ears (wool or synthetic)
  • Bandana or head scarf, also useful for dusty conditions
  • Prescription sunglasses (if required)
  • Headlamp with extra batteries and bulbs Sunglasses with UV protection

Upper Body accessories

  • Polypropylene shirts (1 half sleeve and 2 long sleeves)
  • Light and campaign weight warm tops
  • Fleece wind-plug coat or pullover
  • Waterproof (ideally breathable texture) shell coat
  • Down vest or potentially coat *
  • Gore-Tex coat with hood, waterproof and breathable

Hands accessories

  • 1 match of lightweight poly-liner gloves.
  • 1 combine of lightweight fleece or downy gloves
  • 1 combine of gloves, comprises of 1 Gore-Tex over glove coordinated with a warm polar-downy glove liner (regular)
  • Lower Body accessories
  • Non-cotton clothing briefs
  • Some Hiking shorts
  • 1 combine of Hiking pants
  • 1 match of lightweight warm bottoms (regular)
  • 1 match of downy or woolen pants
  • Some waterproof shell pants, breathable texture

Feet accessories

  • 2 sets of thin, lightweight internal socks
  • 2 sets of overwhelming poly or fleece socks
  • 1 match of Hiking boots with extra bands (strong soles, water safe, lower leg bolster, "softened up")
  • 1 sets of mentors or running shoes as well as shoes
  • Cotton socks (discretionary)
  • Gaiters (winter just), discretionary, "low" lower leg high form

Sleeping accessories

  • 1 resting sack (great to - 10 degrees C or 14 degrees F)*
  • Fleece resting sack liner (discretionary)

Rucksack and Travel Bags

  • 1 medium rucksack (50-70 liters/3000-4500 cubic inches, can be utilized for a plane carryon)
  • 1 vast duffel pack *
  • A little daypack/knapsack for conveying your resources, ought to have great shoulder cushioning
  • Small latches for duffel-pack sacks
  • 2 substantial waterproof rucksack covers (discretionary)

Medical equipment

  • Small, personal first-aid kit. (simple and light)
  • Aspirin, first-aid tape, and plasters (Band-Aids)
  • 1 skin-blister repair kit
  • Anti-diarrhea pills
  • Anti-headache pills
  • Cough and/or cold medicine
  • Anti-altitude sickness pills: Diamox or Acetylzolamide
  • Stomach antibiotic: Ciprofloxacin, etc.
  • Do not bring sleeping pills as they are a respiratory depressant.
  • Water purification tablets or water filter
  • 1 set of earplugs
  • Extra pair of prescription glasses, contact lens supplies

Practical Items and accessories

  • 1 small roll of repair tape,
  • 1 sewing-repair kit
  • 1 cigarette lighter,
  • 1 small box of matches
  • 1 compass or GPS(optional)
  • 1 alarm clock/watch
  • 1 digital camera with extra cards and batteries large Ziplocs
  • 2 water bottles (1 liter each)
  • 1 small folding knife Binoculars (optional)
  • 4 large, waterproof, disposable rubbish sacks

Toiletries

  • 1 medium-sized brisk drying towel
  • Toothbrush/glue (ideally biodegradable)
  • Multi-reason cleanser (ideally biodegradable)
  • Antiperspirants
  • Nail scissors
  • Face and body cream
  • Female cleanliness items
  • Little mirror
  • Personal Hygiene
  • Wet wipes (baby wipes)
  • Tissue /toilet roll
  • Anti-bacterial hand wash

Extras/Luxuries

  • Reading book
  • Trail map/guide book
  • Journal and pen
  • iPod
  • Travel game i.e. chess, backgammon, scrabble, playing cards (to help you pass the time at tea houses and/or camps)
  • 1 modest swim suit
  • Binoculars (optional)
  • Voltage converter (from 220 to 110)
  • Plug adapter (2 round pegs to 2 flat pegs)
  • Lightweight pillow case (in case your teahouses provide you with pillows) or use your own stuff as a pillow

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