Trek and Tours Equipment

Most items can be purchased/rent in Kathmandu as a reasonable price.

  1. Boots (TK/TR) - A pair of sturdy hiking boots which have been broken-in. bring an extra set of laces.
  2. Jacket (TK/TR) - A good quality (such as Gortex), waterproof jacket is essential. Plus (for those trekking in the cold regions) a very warm, lightweight (such as down) jacket.
  3. Trousers (TK/TR) - Water resistant hiking pants (for TK), North Face and Patagonia are good brands, Avoid jeans, Pants with zip-off legs can come in handy.
  4. Socks (TK/TR) - 2 pairs of good hiking socks. Wick-N-Dry or Thorlo Hiking socks are a good choices. They are nicelypadded, dry quickly, and hug your feet to reduce blisters. Plus, 1 pair of lightweight or liner socks. They add warmth when it's cool and cool you when it's hot.
  5. Underpants/panties, Bra (TK/TR) - 2-3 pairs.
  6. Thermal underwear (TK) - Warm, lightweight long underwear.
  7. Hat (TK/TR) - Fold-away brim hat.
  8. T-Shorts (TK/TR) - 1/2 pair of t-shorts (for TK), walking shorts. Loose and comfortable, preferably nylon, which (for men) double as a swim suit. (Avoid shorts which are too revealing.) T-shirts (TK/TR).
  9. Over-shirt (TK/TR) - 1 long-sleeved over-shirt, light to medium weight and breathable, to protect you from the sun and bug bites. Hemp, linen or cotton is recommended.
  10. Belt (TK/TR) - 1 belt, cotton or nylon lashing strap doubles as a gear strap.
  11. Sport sandals (TK/TR) - Sandals (such as Teva's) are lightweight and tough, Doubles as shower slippers.
  12. Skirt (optional) - 1 lightweight mid - to full-length skirt.
  13. Sleeping Bag (TK) - 3 or 4 season rated bag (depending on which trek you select).
  14. Backpack (TK/TR) - Sturdy, comfortable, medium to small size one.
  15. Day pack (TR/TK) - some backpacks come with a small detachable one.
  16. Fanny pack/belt pack (TK/TR) - To hold your daily spending money, traveler's checks, lip balm, etc.
  17. Money belt/neck belt - Jamesport and Eagle Creek make some sturdy ones.
  18. First aid pouch (optional) - our guides will have a first aid kit, but if you prefer certain remedies, you should bring some with you, such as: 2 oral re hydration packets, anti-malarial, topical antiseptic, birth control, motion sickness pills, electronic thermometer, antibiotics (consult your doctor), aspirin, Tiger Balm (great for bites and stings), iodine tablets, Monistat, scissors.
  19. Flashlight/ Head Flashlight/ torch (TK/TR) -</strong > The Mini Mag-Lite is a good choice. Bring spare batteries.
  20. Sunglasses (TK/TR)
  21. Towel (TK) - A lightweight backpack towel or thin, porous dish towel will do the trick.
  22. Toiletries pouch (TK/TR) - Toothpaste and brush, floss, mini hair brush, razor, soap, mini bottle of shampoo, travel mirror, nail clippers (And only the absolute essential makeup--if any.).
  23. Sun block (TK/TR) -1 small tube, and lip balm.
  24. Book (TK/TR) - 1 paperback book (Trade yours in after you're done reading it).
  25. Monies (TK/TR) - Cash, traveler's checks, credit cards, ATM card, phone cards.
  26. Documents (TK/TR) - (Passport, visas, Insurance and tickets.) Stash them in your money belt.
  27. Copies of your documents (TK/TR) - 3 photo copies of everything. You only pack one copy; keep one with someone at home, and the other with your travel partner.

Note: TR - Tour and TK - Trekking