Equipment Checklist

Already booked a trekking package to the mountains of Nepal and still wondering about the essential equipment for your trekking journey? We are pleased to offer our checklist for your reference. You can make necessary amendments to our checklist as per your need and convenience. If you can’t get any of the following listed items in your hometown or are in a rush before your flight to Kathmandu, don’t panic! The equipment necessary can be easily purchased in the shops in Kathmandu.

Again, if you are worried about the quality of gears in Kathmandu, most of them are manufactured locally, and some are imported from China and of awesome quality.

Remember to keep your luggage as light as possible for convenient travel. A porter is available for two people carrying up to 25 kg maximum. Therefore, keep this in mind before you pack your bags!

Below is the checklist of equipment you need for the trek.


Duffel or Rucksack bag: We supply complimentary duffel/kit bags, but one extra big duffel bag/suitcase is necessary for non-trek items left at the hotel in Kathmandu.

Day pack: (Approximately 20-22 Liter)

Down Jacket: NHT will supply a complimentary down jacket which needs to be returned after the trek (click here)

4 Seasons Sleeping bag: NHT supplies a complimentary sleeping bag that needs to be returned after the trek.


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


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


  • Lightweight gloves
  • Heavyweight gloves or mittens


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


  • T-shirts
  • Light and expedition weight thermal tops
  • Fleece Jacket
  • Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (Optional)
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket


  • Headlamp (e.g., Petzl Zoom) with spare bulbs and batteries
  • Basic First Aid Kit
  • Large plastic bags - for keeping items dry inside trek bags in case of heavy rainfall on the trek if you are traveling in summer.
  • Trekking Poles
  • Water bottles
  • Toiletries (Small wash towel, Toilet paper, etc.)


  • Toothbrush/paste
  • Multipurpose soap
  • Nail cutter
  • Small mirror


  • Wet wipes (baby wipes)
  • Tissue /toilet roll
  • Anti-bacterial hands wash