Equipment

Be prepared for snow on some treks.

Most trekkers bring their equipment with them from home, but it's also possible to rent or buy gear in Nepal. I can assist you finding the best shops. Some very good new and used equipment is available here. But it's better to bring good shoes with you that you are used to. And it's difficult to find socks elsewhere in Nepal.

It depends on the trek, the altitude and the season what you have to carry with you. In winter and especially on high altitude treks over 4000 m you will need warm clothes and sleeping bag.

Packing list

You don't need everything on the packing list, so do not rush out and buy everything on this list. It works for many trekkers, but you may decide many items in this list are unnecessary.

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FOR YOUR HOLIDAYS IN GENERAL
Money
Credit card or Maestro card
Trevellers cheques
Passport
4 Passport photographs

FOR ALL TREKS
Clothing
Down jacket
Water- and windproof jacket
Waterproof pants
Sweater or pile jacket
Hiking shorts or skirt
Hiking pants
T-shirts or blouses (fast drying)
Underwear (fast drying)
Sun hat
Swimwear (optional)

Footwear
Trekking shoes
Camp shoes or thongs
Trekking socks

Other Equipment
Backpack
Sleeping bag
Maps and Guidebook, Compass (GPS)
Water bottle
Headlight or torch, Batteries
Toiletries
Towel
Laundry soap
Toilet paper
Sunscreen (SPF 25+)
Sunscreen for lips
Sunglasses
Small knife / Multitool
Water purification filter or tablets
Medicine and First aid kit

FOR TREKS ABOVE 4000m (additional)
Clothing
Insulated pants
Long underwear
Woolen hat
Gloves
Gaiters

Footwear
Mountain trekking boots
Warm socks
Down booties (optional)

OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT
Camera and lenses
Memory cards
Batteries and charger (for digital cameras)
GPS unit
Altimeter
Binoculars
Books / magazines
Mp3 player
Ducktape
Stuff sacks and plastic bags (also to leave stuff behind in Kathmandu)

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