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Suggested Equipment List

  • Trekking is done in cold, high and remote areas. So we need different clothing and equipment for trekking, Most of the things needed for trekking are available in Kathmandu and Pokhara.

    Clothing for Trekking

    • Trekking or good walking shoes for making your walk easier and comfortable
    • A track suit and a pair of lightweight shoes or sandals to wear in tea houses and camp at night
    • Two pairs of woolen and cotton socks for trekking
    • Warm down jacket and rainproof jacket with hood for protection from rain
    • Woolen hat for the cold and sun hat for sunny days
    • A pair of woolen gloves
    • Two cotton T-shirts and two pairs of fitting long shorts/skirts
    • Woolen shirts and thick sweaters as well as wind and water proof trousers
    • Pair of light or heavy weight trousers and one light weight long sleeve shirt
    • Thermal undergarments for cold temperatures
  • Equipment for Trekking

    • Trekking or duffle bag to carry trekking gear
    • Trekking daypack for personal carrying materials
    • Cold weather sleeping bag
    • Water purification tablet and water bottle
    • Snow and sun glasses, walking poles and umbrella
    • Small torch light and head light with spare batteries
    • Sun block lotion for skin and lips
    • Handkerchief or hand wipes
    • Money belt and first-aid kit
    • Reading materials, notebook, trekking maps, binoculars, pens, camera, I-Phone, pocket knife, games like cards, chess etc.

    • Trekking equipment and clothing is available in Kathmandu and Pokhara. Holiday Tours Nepal can recommend shops with reasonable prices. If you do not want to buy it you can easily rent what you need at reasonable prices.

    Equipment List for Trekking

    • Duffel/Rucksack bag/Suitcase (We provide one complimentary Holiday Tours Nepal’s duffel bag that is to be returned after the trip)
    • Day pack
    • Trekking shoes
    • Sports shoes or sandals
    • Sun Hat/cap
    • Warm woolen cap
    • Warm fleece jacket or puffy jacket
    • Waterproof Gore-Tex layer
    • Pullover or warm sweeter
    • Raincoat
    • 4/5 pairs of good quality socks
    • Hand gloves
    • 2/3 pairs of trekking trousers
    • 3/4 pairs of trekking shirts
    • 3/4 pairs of underwear (non cotton preferred)
    • Sun glasses
    • mask to protect from dust
    • Water bottle
    • 4 season sleeping bag (Optional/we can provide one if you need it. It is to be returned after the trip)
    •  Flash or Torch light
    • Camera and batteries

    Equipment List for Climbing

    • Plastic Boot a pair
    • Crampons a pair
    • Ice Axe one
    • Harness one
    • Carabineer or Karabiner two each
    • Snow Gaiters a pair
    • Snow / Sun Glass one each
    • Warm Gloves a pair
    • Wind Proof Jacket & Trouser a set each
    • Main Ropes 200m ( 50m per person) as per the peak chosen
    • Snow Bar 2 / 4 pieces depending upon group size
    • Ski Pole (optional) one each
    • Ascender
    • Helmet

    Equipment List for Rafting

    Items for River

    • River sandals
    • Shorts or a swimming costumes
    • A baseball style cap, good sunglass and quality sunscreen

    Shells & insulators :

    • Windproof & water proof outerwear, jacket & pants (gortex or nylon) Fleece jacket/sweater (wool or synthetic only for the winter season)


    • Long sleeve t-shirt / turtlenecks (synthetic)
    • Short sleeve t-shirts
    • Several pairs of thick socks (wool or synthetic), with thin liners (synthetic)
    • Light weight long underwear, top & bottom (polypropylene or "capilene")
    • Wide brim hat (straw type beach hat or synthetic outdoors) to sunburn
    • protection on face, ears, & neck , Underwear, etc


    • 1-pair new - condition lightweight walking / running shoes, with textured soles.

    Other Items:

    • Quality sleeping bag & sleeping pad. For those who don't have they can rent it easily in Kathmandu or Pokhara
    • Light weight clothing as pants, shorts, cotton underwear, t-shirts, swim wear
    • Light weight long sleeved shirt or t-shirt and a fleece style jacket
    • Toiletries (environmentally friendly is best)
    • Flashlight with spare batteries & bulbs
    • A couple handkerchiefs
    • Pocket knife
    • Stuff sacks
    • Biodegradable soap
    • Hand towel
    • Feminine hygiene items, including plastic bags to pack out dirty items
    • Lighter / matches (for toilet paper and candles)
    • Spare eyeglass or contact lenses (Due to the ease of getting eye infections, care should be taken in using contacts. Disposable contacts lenses replaced frequently can lessen the risk of eye inflections
    • Hard shell water bottle; one 2-liter or two 1-liter bottles ("Nalgene" or Manmade Metal) that will not melt while adding hot boiled water
    • Emergency contact information ; Personal medical kit.

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