Trekking gear checklist for Nepal
Going somewhere for treks or hikes in Nepal? Trekking is undoubtedly one of the best adventures we do in our lifetime. Encounter beautiful views; explore new places, new culture, and meet friendly people, and so on. This all excites us to pack our bags and go for treks. But are we already before we go for treks? That’s why we are here to introduce you to the basic necessities that you should attach to before you walk out. Nepal is one of the best trekking zones all around the globe with many worlds’ famous trekking routes. Trekking in Nepal is both adventurous and difficult. Most of the trekking routes go through the countryside which means mud, high hills, narrow paths, and steeply rocks. But this is not a threat, it is an opportunity. So let us help you to introduce the basic trekking gear and equipment.
We will make sure to list out all the necessary gears but would like to request to avoid unnecessary equipment as this will make porters carry overload.
Since the trekking zones in Nepal lead you to high altitude, steeply rocks, and narrow paths as we have already mentioned, the first and fourth most thing is to be mentally and physically fit and prepared. We suggest you check up on your health once before you walk. Walking on these routes may cause altitude sickness, fatigue, and other problems. Hence, you should be fit to cope with this environment. And please bring the medicines (if you are using any). Besides, being healthy, the following are the necessary trekking gears that you should bring for your trek. The list is made as per our experience of over 10 years of glorious service in this field. Please go through
1. Trekking Boots
The trail on trekking regions is difficult to walk on. So we need one good quality trekking boots so that we can have easy walking. You can buy a good trekking boot for around $30-50 in Kathmandu or you can even bring it from your hometown.
Good quality boots need good quality socks. You have to bring thick hiking socks as you have to walk long. You can bring around 3 pairs of socks for the trekking of about one week. And the longer the trekking, the more additional pair of socks you have to carry.
3. Trekking stick
Trekking on high hills may make you feel tired, so we suggest you to hold one trekking stick so that you can have some support. You can buy it in Kathmandu which costs around $ 5-10.
4. Trekking Pant
The trekking pants should be comfortable, light and loose, and nylon made. So you should be conscious about choosing trekking pants. And for girls, you can use trekking pants or can wear skirts.
5. Carry Bags
All your loads will be carried by the porters, but somehow you need to carry one bag with you all along the trek. You can keep your necessary personal materials in your bag, and it should be large enough. You can buy it in Kathmandu at around $40-50, and the price varies with quality.
6. Sleeping Bags
Walking all day will definitely make you feel tired and sleepy. And it is also cold during the night in the high Himalaya region. You need a good sleep so that you can regain energy to walk on the following day. For this, you need to bring one good quality warm sleeping bag. It will cost around $60- $70 in Kathmandu.
7. Down Jacket
Himalayan regions are really cold. So to keep yourself warm, you need to carry on a good down jacket and of course, it should be thick and warm. To avoid the cold, a down jacket is a must. You may not need to wear it during the trek, but you need it during the morning and evening.
Fleece is another necessary material you will need during your trek. The trials are of course windy, but sometimes the wind becomes a little harsh. So to be protective of the wind, you need a good quality fleece. Also, it will help you get rid of cold.
You need to carry both warm and light t-shirts. The day can go hot, so you can wear light t-shirts during the walk. But the mornings and nights are cold, so you too need some warm t-shirts.
The day will go with trekking pants, but you will also need warm pair of trousers to wear during morning and evening as we already mentioned, there will be cold we suggest you bring two pair of trousers.
11. Raincoat or waterproof jackets
It may or may not rain during the trek, but it is wise to carry a raincoat or any other waterproof jackets. You can bring it from your home or can buy it in Kathmandu.
The trail sometimes goes through the snow where you need to be conscious about your hand. So we suggest you mention gloves on your list. Also, it will be helpful while you use trekking poles.
One sun-glass is very necessary to protect your eyes from the dust, dirt, and the sun. Hence we suggest you one pair of sunglasses with a UV protection lens.
A pair of sandals is needed during your camp nights. It would be easier for you to go to the toilets at the night by using sandals.
15. Water Bottle
It is the most essential hiking equipment while you are going to trek in the Himalaya region. Walk towards a high altitude needs more oxygen which can get from the water. So, bring a water bottle and drink water as much as you can while you are walking in the high Himalaya region.
16. Other Miscellaneous
Besides the above-mentioned items, you can bring a camera to capture joyful moments. You can add sun protection cream, sun hat, notebook, binocular, toiletries, medicine, water purification tablets, Swiss knife, and any other materials as per your choice.
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