TREKKING EQUIPMENT

TREKKING EQUIPMENT

Trekking Equipment

In our supported wilderness treks, we provide the following Trekking Equipment. Tents, sleeping mats, including the hard and soft mattress. Excellent food cooked by our team. Extensive first aid kit in case of emergency. Toilet paper, private transport To & From the trek.

Conservation fees, trek permits, and other goodies…

What you need to take care of your trekking equipment list are as below:

What to wear while trekking in Nepal?

The clothing you bring will need to allow for both the warmth of the days and the chill of the nights. While trekking during the day at lower altitudes, lightweight trekking trousers, and T-shirts. It’s always a good idea to carry a waterproof jacket. Some warmer clothing as mountain weather is unpredictable and can be cold. For the cold nights, thermal underwear, a warm fleece jacket, and even a down jacket will help to keep you warm.

 Is luggage better or Kitbag (duffel bag) for trekking?

For all the treks your gear that the porters or yaks take care of is best packed in a strong kitbag. A simple design without wheels and without foldable handles is best. You can buy one in Kathmandu, although they are not as tough as say the North Face Base Camp Duffel.

Do I need a Sleeping bag for trekking in Nepal?

Down-filled bags are better, high altitude nights will be cool. Good down is fluffy, light, and thick. A muff (an extra section around the neck) makes a big difference to the warmth of a bag. Sleeping bags are available for rent in Kathmandu. Or add a fleece sleeping bag liner to add warmth to a 3-4 season bag on your trekking equipment list.

What kind of sleeping bag liner to use on trekking?

Cotton, silk, or fleece. Saves washing your sleeping bag and adds warmth. Cotton or silk ones are available in Kathmandu but better to bring from the home country. Fleece one is available in Kathmandu.

Types of Daypack to use for trekking?

This should be a comfortable one attached with a waistband to transfers weight to the hips. As it will help you get rid of back pain while walking. It needs to be big enough to take a jacket, fleece, water, camera, and odds and ends.

Should I use new boots or old boots for trekking in Nepal?

For a happy trek, you need comfortable feet. Good boots have good ankle support, plenty of toe room for long descents. A stiff sole to lessen twisting torsion, and are light because with every step you lift your boot up. Look at the inner lining – leather is good and Cambrelle is even better. Search for such material that eats smelly feet bacteria. Good lightweight trekking boots or light all leather boots are perfect. Before using it on the trek it will be better to were it beforehand so it will be comfortable during the trek. Try it on steep hills along with trouble spot as it will help to worn the boots and make it comfortable for your trek. The longer the trek, the better the boots you need.

How to choose socks for your travel in Nepal?

In the low country, your feet will be warm or even hot while walking so quality cotton mix sports socks are best. Three to four pairs are enough. Thick trekking socks are better for higher up and cool evenings, four pairs. Modern trekking boots fit so wearing two pairs of socks at the same time is impractical.

Shoes, sandals, or flip-flops for rest time in Nepal trekking areas?

A luxury for your feet at the end of the day. Sandals or running shoes. Flip-flops are available for cheap in Kathmandu. The best time to use flip flops is for a short walk or for showers during the trek. While trekking it is better to go with shoes.

Fleece jacket or vest for Mountain Hiking?

Most trekkers consider this essential. But alternatives are a thick thermal top or a light down jacket. In Kathmandu, you can get almost any sort of fleece you need.

Do I need wind or rain jacket for Hiking in Nepal?

Waterproof and breathable. Plastic ponchos or non-breathable raincoats are not suitable. Gore-tex (or similar) jackets are preferable for treks over passes or climbing trips. Lighter jackets should be a second jacket, easy to throw in the daypack for warmer days.

How to choose Thermal shirts or underwear for trekking in Nepal?

Good thermals, both tops, and bottoms are one of the secrets to cold weather trekking comfort. Expedition-weight thermals are the most versatile. High altitude trekking top of underpants can be useful during cold days. Zip-up tops are great for changeable weather.

 The best type of Nightwear thermals for nights in the mountains?

Silk-weight is lightest and warm, mid-weight is perfect. Great for warm nights in the sleeping bag!

Why do I need Fleece/sweatpants on mountain trek?

Great for the chilly evenings, thicker is better (except for when the stoves in the teahouses really heat up!).

It can be available in Kathmandu.

What kind of day-wear to use for trekking in Nepal?

T-shirts are popular but a cotton shirt or mixed yarn travel shirt is more versatile. The collar protects the back of your neck and the sleeves one for your arms skin. Take two or three so you can swap damp for dry.

How many Trekking pants do I need for trekking in Nepal?

You will live in these. Light material, loose, and dark-colored is best. You can survive with only one pair, although two is better.

Should I carry special wind pants for trekking?

If your trekking pants are windproof then special wind pants are not needed. If you do bring a pair, it is not necessary to have Gore-tex. Similar, non-waterproof is quite OK.

How many underwears should I take for trekking?

4 to 7 pairs

Why do I need a Warm hat or balaclava on trekking areas?

Nice for the evenings, hats essential for cold trekking days. Better to protect your head during cold nights and blowing winds.

 Do I need a neck gaiter for trekking?

For winter trekking they are the best for staying warm!

Do I need Trekking poles for trekking in Nepal?

Definitely useful, especially on steep, rough terrain. If you are not used to using them you can survive without.

What type of Mittens/gloves should I have for trekking?

A good pair of wind-proof gloves is essential. Available in Kathmandu for cheap if you don’t have a pair.

Is the water bottle necessary for trekking?

Should be one liter or more in capacity, take boiling water and be leak-proof. Nalgene or a similar brand, or European fuel bottles, are best. You need AT LEAST 2 water bottles or at least 1 water bottle beside a Camelback or hydration system. Nalgene’s are great and available in Kathmandu, real or fake.

What type of towel should I carry for my trek?

Bring only a small towel while trekking. As it is easier to dry out. In Kathmandu, hotel supplies towels.

The best type of sunscreen and lip balm for trekking?

The sun is strong at altitude, especially after snow. Bring at least sunscreen and lip balm with SPF 15, and better still SPF 30+.

Why do I need Moisturizer for my high altitude trek?

A small tube for sensitive or well cared for skins. The air is dry and the sun harsh.

Do I need a sun hat for trekking and how many?

A baseball cap is ideal. Bring 5, if you like to change colors every day. A wide-brim sun hat is also good.

What to carry on my  First aid kit for trekking in Nepal?

Trekking equipment list must include first aid kit as it can come handy anytime. We carry one with aspirin, paracetamol, ibuprofen, decongestants, lozenges. Various antibiotics of Nepalese varieties for diarrhea and chest infections. Diamox (an acclimatizing aid drug), antiseptic, antihistamine cream, rehydration powder. Bandages and band-aids, tough blister tape (but not moleskin). We recommend the clients bring their own if they have any personal medicines needed.

Should I carry books for trekking in Nepal?

One or two with high swap ability. Kathmandu has some great second-hand book shops.

Where to carry Money-pouch while on a trek?

Most people find wearing one while trekking is a hassle and keep it buried in their kitbag or daypack. The Kathmandu hotel has safety deposit boxes.

Where should I get Snacks and nutrition before going on a trek?

You will feel best with plenty of good food and keeping hydrated. We provide food and water. Yet you will also want wholesome snacks and vitamin tablets. Chocolate, chocolate bars, dried fruit are available in Kathmandu. But Cliff bars, Power bars, and the like are not usually available.

IS GEARS AVAILABLE IN KATHMANDU FOR HIRE OR TO BUY?

It’s not necessary to spend a lot of money buying extra equipment and clothing before your trip. The majority of these gears can are available at reasonable rates for hire in Kathmandu. You can get all the trekking gears, both Nepali made and original.

Medical Kit:  A simple but adequate medical kit can be very useful to list under Trekking Equipment.

  • Aspirin or Panadol – for pain or fever
  • Antihistamine – is a decongestant for colds, allergies and to help prevent motion sickness
  • Antibiotics – useful if traveling off beaten track but not recommended without prescription
  • Kaolin preparation (Pepto-Bismol), Imodium or Lomotil – for stomach upsets
  • Rehydration mixture – for treatment of severe diarrhea
  • Antiseptic, mercurochrome, and antibiotic powder or similar ‘dry’ spray for cuts and grazes.
  • Other things include:
    Calamine lotion to ease irritation from bites or stings. Bandages and band-aids for minor injuries. Scissors, tweezers, thermometer, insect repellent, sunblock lotion. chopsticks, water-purification tablets, throat lozenges (Strepsils). Moleskin, Sulamyd 10% eye drops, Acetaminophen (Paracetamol, Antacid tablets).

We do provide the medical kit on our trekking equipment list but will only use it during an emergency.

Be sure to check cold-weather clothing to keep you comfortable down to 10 degrees Celsius. Most of the trekking equipment mentioned above is available in Kathmandu and Pokhara.

Namche Bazaar has also alike options to buy trekking equipment in Everest Region.