Please use this list a guideline and adjustments to the list can be done according to your needs, interests, duration of your trip, the season of your trip, etc. You can find a variety of these gears to hire or buy in Kathmandu. The majority of the gears which are for sale in Kathmandu are locally manufactured (hence a lot cheaper) and some gears found here are imported from China and are obviously of better quality.

You can find very high quality branded gears too in some famous stores here. It is good to keep your luggage as light as possible. You can leave your excess luggage which you are not going to use in the trek at a hotel in Kathmandu. We normally provide 1 porter for two trekkers to carry your luggage and should have weight limitation of approximately 25 kg from two people.

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


Duffel or Rucksack bag: (Himalayan Recreation Treks 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)

Daypack: (Approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches)

Down Jacket: (Your own Down Jacket is strongly recommended, but Himalayan Recreation Treks also supply complimentary down which need to return at the completion of the trek)

4 seasons’ Sleeping bag: (Your own sleeping bag strongly is recommended, but Himalayan Recreation Treks also supply complimentary sleeping bags which need to return at the completion of 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 with spare laces
Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals)
Gaiters for hiking in winter


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

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


Light and expedition weight thermal tops
Fleece jacket or pullover
Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (Optional)
Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket


Sleeping bag rated to zero degrees F *
Headlamp (e.g. Petzl Zoom) with spare bulbs and batteries
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
Daypack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches)
Trekking Poles
Water bottles
Toiletries (Small wash towel, Toilet papers etc)
Ear Plug (who know some people on group are snoring)


Multipurpose soap
Nail cutter
Small mirror

Personal Hygiene

Wet wipes (baby wipes)
Tissue /toilet roll
Antibacterial hands wash


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