Nepal Trekking Equipment and Gear List

Here is some Nepal trekking gear list which is essential during trekking for trekker’s safety and security. You can add some other trekking equipment as per your requirement and trekking season. These Nepal trekking gear list will be your checklist at the time of backpacking.

  • anti-leech oil for monsoon treks available at some pharmacies in Kathmandu)
  • base layer, long underwear of polypropylene, nylon, wool, or silk
  • camera and photographic equipment including extra batteries and memory cards
  • earplugs, more than one pair (homes and lodges can have remarkably thin walls, buses often have blaring stereos, and unruly dogs howl deep into the night)
  • elastic bands, nylon line (parachute cord): for lashings, hanging laundry, makeshift shoestrings, or for wrapping around the sole of shoes for traction on slippery trails
  • feminine hygiene materials: women may consider bringing an ecological, reusable menstrual cup (e.g., Mooncup) that collects menstrual fluids, as an alternative to carrying disposable tampons or other materials
  • flip-flops, sandals, or other lightweight foam/rubber footwear: for use after the day’s hike is over, around the room, lodge, and village; especially useful in toilet and shower areas
  • footwear that supports the ankles
  • gloves
  • handkerchief or bandanna (more than one), used as a face mask, or to dry cups, plates, hands and more
  • hat with the brim, and warm hat
  • headlamp or flashlight
  • high-energy snacks
  • insect repellent, including essential oils of eucalyptus or citronella
  • makeshift shelter: emergency blanket (aluminized polyester)/plastic sheeting/bivouac shelter
  • matches or lighter
  • Pack
  • pack cover (ones made in Kathmandu are a good value)
  • pen or pencil and journal
  • personal first-aid kit (see Staying Healthy section for recommendations)
  • plastic bags, especially useful for keeping gear dry in wet weather
  • plastic sheeting for covering porters’ loads and other uses
  • pocket knife
  • portable music player
  • quick-drying pants
  • rain poncho or cape large enough to cover self and pack
  • reading materials
  • rechargeable batteries, charger, and universal adapter
  • skirts, mid-calf to above the ankle for women
  • sleeping bag sleeping bag liner or sheet for use between unwashed sheets/blankets
  • Socks, several pairs
  • spare eyeglasses or contact lenses if you wear them
  • sunglasses (UV-protective; be aware that inexpensive sunglasses might do more harm than good by dilating pupils and allowing more UV exposure)
  • sunscreen and lip balm, ayurvedic sun block cream is available in Kathmandu
  • sweater (aka, jumper)
  • toiletries, including biodegradable soap (ayurvedic soap is available in Nepal)
  • umbrella if traveling in warm sunny lowlands or in the monsoon
  • universal adapter for recharging batteries/electronic devices
  • water bottle; at least 32-ounce (1-liter) capacity per person
  • water-purification materials
  • windproof jacket