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Packing Checklist for Hiking Equipment


Equipment and Gears checklist for trekking in Nepal: 

Before planning trekking or a hiking trip in the mountains of Nepal, there are a few questions that may arise regarding the necessary equipment and gear for a trekking and hiking trip in Nepal. What clothes to bring for trekking in Nepal? What gears and equipment do I need to bring for a comfortable hiking trip? 
 it is always wise to prepare and pack the necessary gears and equipment. So that you can have an amazing holiday experience in Nepal. If you do not have prior experience or knowledge about trekking and hiking adventures, then you can plan your packing list accordingly. 
While packing for hiking, there is a plethora of essential equipment and gears that one can find in the market. However, it is advised that one should consider packing their bags to keep them as light as possible not exceeding 15 kilograms.
If you are capable or fond of carrying your own luggage during the hiking journey then it’s up to you, however, if you are going to require a porter’s assistance for carrying your luggage then you might need to make a few adjustments. 


Head, Face & Neck 
Upper Body
  Lower Body
Hands
  • Sun hat
  • Woolen cap 
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreens
  •  Moisturizers
  •  Lip Balm
  •  Face towel
  •  Scarf
  • Neck gaiters
  • T-shirts 
  • Windbreaker 
  • Rain Coat
  • Thermal inner 
  • Fleece T-shirts 
  • Fleece jacket
  • Down jacket 
  •  Undergarments
  • Trekking trousers 
  •  Rain gear
  •  Thermal inner 
  •   Fleece/wool pants 
  •  Light / outdoor gloves
  •   Warm winter gloves, fleece, or woolen
Essential Items
Legs
Toiletries
Others (Optional) 
  •  Passport size photos for permits
  •  Mobile phone & charger
  •  Money
  •  Backpack & rain cover
  •  Padlocks
  •  Day pack rain cover
  • Trekking poles
  • Headlamp with spare batteries
  •  Sleeping Bag
  •  Water bottle
  •  Thin socks (day)
  •  Warm woolen socks (night)
  •  Hiking boots
  •  Sandals
  •  Knee support (optional)
  • Crampons (for winter and icy trails)
  • Toothbrush paste
  • Soap /Shampoo
  • Tissues/wet wipes
  • Toilet rolls
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Quick-dry towel
  •  Handkerchiefs    
  •  Basic first aid kit
  • Thermos flask
  •  Portable water filter/purification tablets
  •  Earplug
  •  Universal Adaptor
  •  Camera, memory card & charger
  •  Binoculars
  •  Watch
  •   Snacks



There are several factors affecting the requirements of different items and gears during the trek. Some of them are listed below. 
Weather:
Since the weather and climate are changing, the predictability of the conditions cannot be trusted. Thus, it is always better to be prepared for the unexpected.
 
Condition of the trekking trails: 
During the different times of the year, the condition of trekking trails changes. It can be icy, wet, or dusty depending on the season. 

Notes: 
On most of the trekking and hiking routes, the lodges and teahouses provide a blanket for the guests. But an extra sleeping bag would make you warmer.
A duffel bag and a comprehensive medical kit are included in the trekking trip package. However, if you are taking any specific medications or need any other essential items then you may bring them.