Packing List

Following is suggested Packing list for trekking in Nepal. Clothing Backpacking Checklist is not intended to be a final and authoritative checklist. The following is a list of wear and accessories that we advise that you take with you. This is not intended to be a comprehensive clothing and gear list, rather it is intended to act as a reminder of those items that we feel are important for your comfort and convenience. However we recommend that you may have your own individual favorite for clothing which may be equally as suitable.


  • Walking boots with suitable ankle support that have been worn-in prior to the trek, and which are waterproof
  • Trainer or casual shoes, for trekking and/or for traveling
  • Warm socks for colder areas
  • Gaiters, in case of rain or snow

Leg wear:

  • Loose, casual trousers for trekking
  • Thermal leggings for colder areas
  • Long skirt for women as an alternative to trousers
  • Waterproof trousers


  • Selection of T-shirts, and long sleeved shirts, preferably not cotton
  • Thermal shirt for colder areas
  • Warm shirt, possibly fleece, for colder areas
  • Fleece jacket or warm wool jumper
  • Windproof, waterproof outer shell garment for higher altitudes
  • Down jacket (optional for cold nights and mornings; can be hired in Kathmandu cheaply)


  • Wool or fleece hat, or balaclava
  • Hat or cap for sun protection while trekking
  • Sunglasses or goggles
  • Warm gloves

Other items:

  • Strong rucksack or large hold all to be carried by porters
  • Day sack to carry valuables such as passport, cash, camera, travel documents  personally
  • Plastic bags or stuff sacks to store/separate trekking gear inside your main bag
  • One liter water bottle, Personal first aid kit to include essential items
  • 4 Season sleeping bag, head lamp/torch
  • Camera and memory cards, charger, tripod if necessary.
  • Large handkerchief/bandana for neck, towel and toiletries.
  • Vacuum flask, a cup, portable spoon/fork and opener etc.
  • Traveling multi-functional pocket knife.

Optional items:

  • Satellite Phone with GPS if you are trekking very high remote area.
  • Binocular, Books or an eBook, Altimeter, Compass, Playing cards, backgammon and chess set etc.
  • Recommended Mountaineering Kit:
  • In addition to the items mentioned above for trekking, the following is a list of the additional specialist items which are required for the trekking peaks.
  • Plastic or leather mountaineering boots, with gaiters and crampons that have been tested for a good fit.

And lastly, the most essential things that you must have with you are a sense of humor, an open mind, and an understanding that a trip to Nepal is an adventure to a land which is very different to your own country. Have a happy packing!