Equipment Checklist

Equipment Checklist

Planning to book a trekking package to the mountains of Nepal? Are you wondering about the essential equipment for your trekking journey? Then you should go through the Equipment Checklist that we suggest here.

We are pleased to offer our Trekking Gears checklist for your references. You can make necessary amendments to our checklist as per your need and convenience. In case, you couldn’t get any of the following listed items in your hometown or be in 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 available in Kathmandu then the majority of them are manufactured locally and some are imported from China and they are of awesome quality. Remember to keep your luggage as light as possible for a convenient journey. A porter is available for two people who will carry up to 20 kg in maximum, therefore, keep this in mind before you pack your bags!

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

GENERAL Equipment Checklist

  • Duffel or Rucksack bag: (Oriental Journeys Team will supply complimentary water and windproof duffel/kit bag, 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: (Your own Down Jacket is strongly recommended, but Oriental Journeys also supply complimentary down which need to be returned at the completion of the trek)
  • 4 seasons’ Sleeping bag: (Your own sleeping bag strongly is recommended, but Oriental Journeys also supply complimentary sleeping bags that need to be returned at the completion of the trek)

HEAD

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

HANDS

  • Lightweight gloves
  • Heavyweight gloves or mittens
  • With a waterproof shell outer (Seasonal)

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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 jacket or pullover
  • Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (Optional)
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket

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FEET

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

Equipment Checklist for ACCESSORIES

  • Sleeping bag rated to zero degrees F *
  • Headlamp (e.g. Petzl Zoom) with spare bulbs and batteries
  • A small pad or combination lock-to-lock
  • Trekking Bags/Duffel bag
  • Basic First Aid Kit
  • Large plastic bags – for keeping Items dry inside trek bag
  • Day pack (Approximately 20-22 Liter)
  • Trekking Poles
  • Water bottles
  • Toiletries (Small wash towel, Toilet papers etc)
  • Ear Plug (to save your ear from snoring room mates)

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TOILETRIES

  • Toothbrush/paste
  • Multipurpose soap
  • Nail cutter
  • Small mirror
  • Personal Hygiene:
  • Wet wipes (baby wipes)
  • Tissue /toilet roll
  • Antibacterial hands wash

EXTRAS/LUXURIES

  • Binoculars
  • Reading book
  • Trail Map/Guide book
  • Journal & Pen
  • Pencils and small notebooks
  • Travel game i.e., cards