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Trekking Gear

1. The following guidelines provide a general overview of items to prepare for an easy trek or expedition. This list is not exhaustive.

2. Participants are advised to use their own option when considering personal needs and should prepare accordingly


International passport with 6 months validity

Nepal Visa: 1 passport size photo, visa fee in USD

Nepal Trek Permit: 3 passport size photos

Insurance Certificate Policy number and SOS contact number

Vaccination (according to your doctor’s recommendation)

Optional: Medical history record, if you have major illness treated before


Thermal wear (long sleeves top and bottom)

Long sleeves T-shirt or comfortable shirt

Windproof jacket with fleece inner lining

Light T-shirts – dri-fit recommended

Down jacket (for high altitude wear or winter wear)

Trekking pants – synthetic fabrics are preferred for their easy wash, fast-drying properties

Hiking Socks – Full synthetic or synthetic-wool blend

Undergarment (Paper panties/briefs for convenience)

1 set of long sleeve t-shirt/pants for sleeping wear

Cap/hat/scarf/fleece headwear

Travel Items:

1 backpack or duffel bag – choose the right capacity to fit your needs

1 day pack for personal use – to carry your personal items e.g., wallet, camera, handphone, water

1 pair of good trekking shoes – comfortable, waterproof, and broken-in

Towels for body and face Tissue, wet wipes, and toilet papers (remove the inner roller for lightweight packing)

Toilet paper (remove center core for easy carry)

Minimal toilet kit (powder for dry cleaning, toiletry bag preferably with hook, small mirror)

First Aid / Blister Kit – should include band aids, antiseptic, pain reliever, tape, gauze pads, moleskin/foam, medicated plaster (such as Salonpas ), fungus infection cream, medicated oil (for headaches)

Sun protection lotion for face and body

Spare glasses or contact lens

Camera and film/memory cards (water-proof kit) – spare batteries and films/memory cards

Personal medication – important

Ziplock bags or plastic bags – for disposal of rubbish e.g., tissues

Pens, notebook, and writing materials

Equipment For Trekking:

Trekking poles

Torch-light with spare bulbs and batteries


Small Swiss knife or pen knife (please put in check-in bags)

Good water bottle e.g., Nalgene bottle (500ml or 1000ml)

All necessary chargers for mobile and camera

For Water-Rafting (if included in itinerary):

1 good pair of water-proof pants

1 small water-proof pouch for personal belongings

Optional Items:

1 pair of slippers

2 shorts

1 swimwear

Nail clipper

Small sewing kit

Non aerosol insect repellent

Games and cards

Heat packs

Money pouch

Water purification tablets

Safety pins

Dry Foods

Inflatable Pillow/Neck Pillow

A good book

What to put in your DayPack:

When trekking, the porter undertake the responsibility of carrying your backpack or duffel bag, while you shoulder your own daypack, ensuring easy access to essentials during the journey. Frequently, the porter may advance to the rest point ahead of you. Here is a list of items typically carried in your daypack:



Camera with spare batteries and memory card

Personal medication

Basic medicine – panadol, medicated plaster, medicated oil


Toilet paper

Rain cover (to cover day pack in case of rain)

Rain poncho

Mobile phone

Water bottle

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