The camping equipment such as sleeping tents, dining tents, kitchen equipment and needed communication sets, first aid, and Altitude Chamber bags will be managed by us. In addition to that, it is suggested that you bring the following personal gears on the trip: Trekking in lower altitudes might require lightweight trekking trousers and T-shirts. On higher altitude treks, warm clothing is necessary as the mountain weather can be unpredictable and harsh. Consult with any of the outdoor stores in your hometown or in Kathmandu who will easily help you in getting the right gear for you.
Sleeping bag and liner
Down-filled, 4-5 season sleeping bags are good for most of our trips. You can use a cotton, silk or fleece inner liner to save washing your sleeping bag and to better keep warmth in harsh climates.
Duffel / Kit bag
Strong fabric but with simple design and no wheels will be best. This will protect your gear as it is carried by the porters or yaks on rough routes and forests.
A pair of comfortable and strong boots is necessary for all trips. Your boots should have good ankle support, enough toe room for descents, a stiff sole to lessen twisting torsion, and it should be light weight. Leather inner lining is good, Cambrelle is better. Make sure to get good boots on longer and tough treks. You can also buy boots in Nepal.
Your day bag should be comfortable with a good strong waist band. It should be big enough to keep a jacket, fleece, water bottle, camera accessories and snacks.
This is essential for all the high altitude treks.
Fleece vest or jacket
These will be useful for you during the normal day hours. For colder temperatures during the evenings and mornings, a thermal top or a light down jacket is needed in addition.
Shoes/Sandals for camp wear
Teva Sandals or flip flops and a pair of running shoes for camp sites and town.
In lower altitude treks, you need 3 to 4 pairs of good quality cotton mix sports socks. For higher altitude treks you will need 3 to 4 pairs of thick and warm trekking socks.
Waterproof and breathable. Gore-tex (or similar) jackets are recommended for most of the high altitude treks and climbing, lighter jackets for warmer areas.
Good lightweight thermals will keep you warm and comfortable during the trek.
Silk-weight or mid-weight nightwear thermals are god to wear inside your sleeping bag.
Useful for chilly evenings or colder areas
Cotton T- shirt or mixed yarn travel shirt is advisable. We suggest T-shirts with a collar to cover the back of your neck and protect it from the sun, and sleeves that can be rolled up or down.
2 pair of light material and loose pants recommended.
A pair of wind pants, not necessarily Gore-tex but similar. We recommend that you bring a waterproof wind pants if your trekking pants is not waterproof.
4 -6 pair.
A warm hat is essential for cold trekking days. It is also nice for colder temperatures during evenings.
For trekking in harsh climate to keep you warm.
Useful on all trekking especially steep, rough terrain. They’re also useful in chasing dogs and animals on the way.
Sunglasses are strongly recommended for bright days and snow.
A pair of wind-proof gloves.
Recommended one liter or more in capacity. The bottle should be able to hold boiling water and should be leak-proof. You also need a Camelback or hydration system in addition.
Very useful on cold nights!
Petzl or similar torches with LED bulbs. These are essential for night trips to the toilet or as a light in your tent.
We provide toilet papers on the treks. A small tube of toothpaste will do and deodorants are useful when you share tents and rooms with others.
A small one for trekking, or a camp towel.
Sunscreen and lip balms/ Moisturiser
Enough sunscreen and lip balm with SPF 30+. Moisturizer is essential to protect your skin from the dry air and harsh sunshine.
We recommend a wide-brim sun hat.
First aid material
Bring the personal medicines that you need. We carry a first aid box containing paracetamol, aspirin, antibiotics, decongestants, antiseptic, antihistamine cream, bandages and band-aids, blister tape, diamax etc.
A bottle of iodine tablets is advisable to purify your drinking water, rather than buying mineral waters although these are also readily available.
A money bag with pockets that you can wear on the waist or neck is convenient.
It is not necessary to bring your own Thermarest as we provide comfortable mattresses on the trek. However, if you have your own Thermarest that you prefer, it is OK to bring it along.
Useful for cold evenings.
These are sometimes useful but are not generally necessary in trekking
Snacks and nutrition
We provide excellent food on the trek, however, you may bring vitamin tablets and additional snacks of your choice such as chocolate and chocolate bars, or dried fruit bars. Except for Clif bars and power bars these are available in Kathmandu.
One or two of your favorites.
Camera, films and video camera