Trekking Checklist

The Essentials

  • Shoes – Lightweight hiking boots are great. Make sure they are comfortable and you have worn them in before arriving in Nepal. Trail running shoes will work, too, which are lighter but not ideal if it rains or snow (unless they are made with Gore-Tex)
  • Shorts
  • Trekking pants
  • T-shirts – Lightweight, quick-drying
  • Long-sleeved shirt
  • Fleece
  • Down jacket
  • Socks
  • Backpack – With a good waist and chest belt.
  • Cash – Bring enough rupees to cover your trek. Once you begin trekking, there are no more ATMs (except in Namche)
    Water – 1L bottle should be enough. You can refill or buy new bottles in tea houses along the way
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Hat, Caps
  • Gloves
  • Toilet Paper – Which you can buy along the way
  • Quick-dry towel
  • Soap / Shampoo
  • Flashlight / Headlight – A headlight is handy at night, especially since electricity comes and goes pretty often
  • Dust mask – For dusty sections of the trail. For example – Buff’s
  • First aid kit – While our staff do carry a basic first aid kit, clients are requested to bring their own first aid kit as they may have their own allergy conditions.
  • Duffle Bags – to be carried by porters
  • Rain Poncho / Rain Coat – Pant set


  • Trekking pole(s)
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Camera & batteries (depends on personal usage)
  • Insect repellents, Water sterilizing tablets
  • Playing cards, books
  • Plastic bags – useful to wrap/store your clothes & waterproof them.