Equipment Gears

In order of priority to enjoy your trek, having the right trekking equipment gear is essential for both safety and comfort. The trekking equipment gear necessarily depends on the type of trek, the time of year, weather conditions, landscape, and the maximum altitude of the trek.  Perfect equipment gear is really important especially climbing higher peaks such as in the Everest region, Annapurna region, Manaslu region, Makalu regionKanchenjunga region, and Langtang region. Equipment gear will help to make your trekking much more comfortable and prevent you from various difficulties. 

A properly packed trekking backpack is light and also includes multipurpose clothing items. It is important for you not to forget the essential equipment for your own safety and comfort on your trek. Please make sure that you bring sufficiently warm clothes, especially during the winter season (Dec – Feb). Not having the required trekking equipment gear and clothing will not only significantly decrease the pleasure of trekking, but could also worsen case scenarios that could be life-threatening. It will also be a burden to you if you pack unnecessary equipment. For your ease, the following are the equipment that you have to bring with you.

Clothing

Head

  • Bandana or head scarf which will be very useful for dusty condition
  • Beanie
  • Hat (for sun protection)

Upper Body

  • Lightweight Thermal tops
  • Long Sleeve T-shirt
  • Down Jacket
  • Waterproof Jacket
  • T-shirts
  • Fleece jackets or pullover (wind-stopper)
  • 2 pairs of the sports bra (female)

Lower Body

  • Lightweight Thermal pants
  • Fleece pants/Woolen trousers(breathable fabric)
  • Hiking trousers and hiking shorts
  • Waterproof shell pants
  • 4 pairs of Non-cotton under-ware briefs

 

Hands

  • A pair of light-weighted wool or fleece gloves
  • Waterproof hand gloves

Feet

  • 2 pairs of Lightweight woolen socks or cotton socks
  • A pair of trekking boots with great ankle support
  • Running shoe or flip flop

Accessories

  • Sleeping bag
  • Headlamp (with spare batteries and bulb)
  •  A pair of sunglasses with UV protection
  • Sun cream (SPF30-SPF60)
  • Sun protection for lips
  • Trekking bag (duffel bag)
  • Trekking poles
  • Power bank and flashlight
  • Water bottles
  • water purifying pills
  • Large plastic bag
  • Day pack to carry personal stuff

Medicinal

  • Basic First aid kit
  • Diamox tablets to reduce altitude sickness
  • Wet wipes and hand sanitizer
  • Insect/anti-itch ointment
  • Ibuprofen or other pain relief medicine
  • Wound covering bandage
  • Female hygienic products
  • Anti-bacterial soap
  • Toilet paper
  • A small lightweight quick-dry towel
  • Nail cutter
  • Paracetamol
  • Medicine for Cough and Heartburn which usually happens when heading toward high altitude
  • Paracetamol
  • Non-Prescription medicine such as pain reliever, fever reliever, and antibiotic ointments
  • Prescription medicine; medicine for travelers diarrhea 
  • Female Sanitary products (Pads, Tempon, Menstrual cups)

MISCELLANEOUS                                          

  • Earplugs
  • Compass
  • Camera and batteries (portable)
  • Binoculars
  • Pocket knife (swiss knife)
  • Trekking route/ Maps
  • Candles (in the case of the lodge)
  • Notebooks and pen
  • Umbrella
  • Solar Charger


These are the equipment gear needed for trekking. These trekking gears can make your trek more comfortable and safe. We would recommend you bring an umbrella if you trek during summer. Safety is the first thing before your trek. We would like to recommend you to bring spare warm clothes during the time of winter as the temperature can go down. You should always take care of your equipment gear as it has to be useful. There mustn’t be unnecessary stuff in your backpack which will cause trouble during your trek. As the body obviously heats up when trekking, we suggest wearing shorts instead of pants for both comfort and practical reasons. It is recommended to bring well-fitted hiking boots as it could be difficult to fit in a new pair of shoes in a day or two. This will reduce the chance of pain in your feet.