– Lightweight walking boots. “Walk them in” prior to arrival in Nepal to avoid blisters.
– A pair of lightweight/heavyweight trousers are useful higher up in the mountains in the morning and at night.
– 1-2 pair of loose fitting long shorts/skirts.
– 2-4 cotton T-shirts.
– 1 lightweight long sleeved-shirt is particularly suitable for avoiding sun burn.
– A sunhat and ensure it has wide brim to cover the face and neck.
– 2 pairs of thin and 2 pairs of thick woolen socks.
– Underwear: normal quantity
– Swimming suit
– Water Bottle
– Sunglasses and strap
– Toiletries with large and small towels. Toilet paper can be bought in Kathmandu and some village in the mountains.
– Small headlamp and/or flashlight/torch with spare batteries
– Personal medical supplies – don’t forget band-aids and tweezers.
– Army-knife and sewing kit
– Sun-screen, sunblock, sun-tan lotion.
– Warm jacket. Fiberfill or down should be adequate. This is especially necessary during winter from December to February.
– Sleeping bag to -15 C or sleep sheet (if renting or agency supplied)
– Woolen shirts and thick sweaters. During winter months, December through February, These items are essential. Thick sweaters can be purchased in Kathmandu.
– Windproof/Waterproof trousers. Necessity on all treks going above 3,000 meters.
– Thermal underwear. These are excellent to sleep in at night. In the winter months thermal underwear are quite invaluable.
– A woolen hat to wear in the morning and at night. During winter it is an essential item.
– A pair of gloves. Leather with lining and woolen are best.
– Snow Glasses and strap
– Snow gaiters can be essential
– Camera & Film
– A pair of slip-on shoes or sandals. To wear in the camp, in bathroom and toilet tent or when the boots are wet.
– A rain-proof jacket with hood or a poncho. Get the one that is guaranteed waterproof.
– A sweat-suit. Useful for wearing in camp and in the tent.
– Duffel bag or kit bag to carry gear while trekking.
Daypack. This is a small backpack to carry personal requirement for the day e.g., to toilet items, camera, film, towel, soap, a book etc. Spare boot laces.
– 2-4 large plastic bags to separate clean clothes from dirty ones. 6-10 smaller plastic bags to dispose garbage.
– Wallet and/or money belt with compartment for coins.
– Reading materials, game items, music, note book, rubber band, pen and pencil envelopes, a diary, a calendar, a pocket knife, binoculars (optional), A small pillow or headrest (optional) Thermarest (optional) – an inflatable sleeping mat, trekking map, would be good for camping trek, where as for Tea house trek these all item are may not necessary.
– Duct-tape, superglue and small mirror can be handy
– Travel locks and chain to secure luggage and lodge door
– Hot-water bottle