Trekking Gears-2

Overview

The list suggests you the equipments that you require while trekking in the Himalaya. You can bring the ones that you have and rest can be either bought or hired here in Kathmandu

Suggested Equipment list

Clothing:

  • Medium weight walking boots
  • A pair of trainers
  • Warm jacket  preferably down
  • A Waterproof  jacket and trousers (not a poncho)
  • Warm shirts/tops
  • Fleece tops
  • A pair of light weight trousers. Jeans are unsuitable to wear on
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  • A pair of Heavyweight trousers are useful higher up in the mountains if trekking above 3000m
  • Walking poles
  • Thermal underwear top and leggings. These are excellent to sleep in at night in the winter months and for cold days
  • 1 pair of loose fitting long shorts/ skirts
  • 1 lightweight long sleeved -shirt is particularly suitable for avoiding sun burn
  • A woollen hat to wear in the morning and at night
  • A sunhat and ensure it has a wide brim to cover the face and neck
  • A pair of substantial gloves and spare lightweight gloves
  • 1 pair of sandals to wear in the cities and in camp
  • 2 pairs of thin and 2 pair of thick woollen socks
  • Underwear” normal quantity and hankies

 

Equipment and Accessories:

  • Duffle bag or kit bag to carry gears while trekking
  • 4 season sleeping bag
  • General daypack to carry personal requirement for the day e.g.
  • toilet items, camera, film , waterproofs gloves etc
  • Water bottle. Minimum 1litre + spare
  • Sunglasses, Sun lotion cream
  • First aid kit/personal medicine, particularly Imodium and Dioralite
  • Toiletries, lightweight travel towel large. Toilet paper
  • Headlamp and/ or torch with spare batteries
  • Short gaiters essential during winter and all treks going over 4000m at other times
  • An umbrella (optional), which is quite useful to use as a sunshade and useful
  • when it rains
  • Reading materials, camera and film. Optional: game items, note book, rubber
  • bands, pen and pencil a pocket knife
  • Ziplock bags medium
  • Water purification tablets
  • Hand cleansing Gel
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