Equipment list for trekking in Nepal

Mountain Rock Treks provides luggage (for your goods to be carried by a porter), and at teahouses, you will have foam mattresses. If you are on a camping trek, Mountain Rock Treks provides mattresses, tents, etc. You may bring your down jacket and sleeping bag, or you may purchase (one-quarter of the price in KTM) or hire for around US$ 2 per item per day. Do not come without “well-hiking boots”-poor boots, poor trek, and the best boot.

Equipment List For Trekking


  •     Trekking boot: (Sturdy, ankle–support, water-resistant, well broken in)
  •     Thick socks (4-5 pairs)
  •     Light socks (3-4 pairs)
  •     Camp shoes (1 pair)
  •     Sandals (1 pair)


  •     Sleeping bag (4seasons) 1
  •     Down jacket -1
  •     Daypack – 1,
  •    Duffel Bag- 1 (for non-trek items left in Kathmandu)
  •     Water bottle – 1
  •     Sun cream
  •     Sunglasses
  •     Flashlight with spare bulbs
  •     Batteries
  •     Lip salve
  •     Gaiters
  •     Down or fiber-filled waterproof jacket and trousers (1)
  •     Fleece jacket or pullover (1)
  •     Warm cotton trousers (2 pairs)
  •     Shirts and T-shirts (4 pieces)
  •     Lightweight cotton long pants (3 pairs)
  •     Long underwear (2 pieces)
  •     Short underwear (4 chips)
  •     Sun hat or scarf (1) Woolen hat (1)
  •     Sunglasses (1)
  •     Lightweight gloves (1)
  •     Raincoat (1)
  •     Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof (1)


 Trekking Poles, Hand sanitizer gel or Handy-wipe, Insect repellent, toilet articles, notebook & pen, toilet roll, laundry soap, pocket knife, towel, sewing kit, plasters, binoculars, camera, film, cards, and personal medical kit

Official Papers

  •    Valid passport
  •     Copy of the first page of the passport
  •     Airline tickets
  •     Visa form for Nepal (or obtain at Kathmandu airport)
  •     Four extra passport photos

Things to Consider

    Please remember always to pack essential items such as your passport, money, eyewear, a change of clothing, and medications in your carry-on baggage if your luggage is delayed. Cameras should also be packed in your carry-on bag.

    Culturally sensitive dressing tips: For women, pants (or Capri length pants) and a skirt (mid-calf or longer) are recommended. Dresses are pretty comfortable for trekking (mid-calf length is ideal). Tights, hiking shorts, sports tops, or tank tops are inappropriate unless worn under other clothing. For men, pants are best. Men may wear hiking shorts, but they should be longer, near the knees. Men should never go shirtless.

    This gear list can fit into one large duffel. You may want to consider using an Extra Large duffel so that you have space to carry home all the great gifts and souvenirs you’ll be wanting to get.