Trekking Equipment

According to the rule: as less as possible and as much as necessary.

Essential are:

  • Comfortable hiking boots
  • Sleeping bag (depending on your accommodation)
  • 2-3 changes of clothes for the different temperatures
  • Warm underwear / long underpants for cold nights
  • Gloves
  • Neck warmer or scarf
  • Hat
  • Warm inner jacket and a windproof / waterproof outer jacket / or rain coat
  • Refillable drinking bottle (please don’t buy water in plastic bottles. This pollutes the environment)
  • Hiking sticks
  • Waterproof bag cover
  • Sun glasses
  • Headlamp / or other light
  • Disinfectants to wash your hands
  • Medication according to your needs

It is possible to buy or rent everything you need in the Thamel / Kathmandu and Pokhara. But it is better to use boots that is already broken in. Good bargains can be done on fleeces and down jackets but the goods sold in Nepal are not always good qualities.

Here I would like to show some photos of the shops.

equipment

On the popular trekking routes there is an everyday supply on toilet paper, soap, chocolate bars, and even basic hiking products though prices rise dramatically as you go higher in elevation.