Equipment Check List

Trekking is the upgraded form of hiking as it is known in most parts of the world. Trekking in Nepal requires complete pre-preparedness and expert guidance in terms of walking and carrying the supportive equipment. Backpacker team would like to suggest fellow trekkers to carry the luggage as light as possible. However, the necessary gears and equipment should be present at all times with the trekkers. The varieties of gears are needed according to the type of trip, geographical landscape and the duration of your trip in Nepal. These gears and equipment can be hired or bought in Kathmandu. The price and quality of these equipment varies in which Backpacker team would assist you to get maximum quality product in affordable prices.

As trekking in Nepal is the activities consisting of steep uphill and downhill, the excessive luggage can be burden for you during the trek. You can leave your excess luggage at Hotel in Kathmandu. We provide 1 porter for two trekkers to carry luggage with weight limitation of approximately 30 kg from two people.

Below is the checklist of equipment you need for the trek.

Daypack: Approximately 3000 to 3500 cubic inches

Duffel Bag: Backpacker Treks and Expedition will supply complimentary water and wind proof duffel/kit bag, but one extra big duffel bag/suitcase is necessary for non-trek items left at the hotel in Kathmandu

Down Jacket: Your own Down Jacket is strongly recommended, but we also supply complimentary down which need to be returned at the completion of the trek

 Sleeping bag: Your own sleeping bag strongly is recommended, but we also supply complimentary sleeping bags which need to be return at the completion of the trek


Sun hat or scarf
Light or warm fleece hat
Sunglasses with UV protection


Thin, lightweight inner socks
Thick, warm wool hiking socks
Trekking boots with spare laces
Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals)
Gaiters for Trekking in winter


Lightweight gloves
Heavyweight gloves
With a waterproof shell outer

Suitable Apparels

Under Garments
Lightweight cotton long pants
Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms
Fleece or wool pants
Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants
Light and expedition weight thermal tops
Fleece jacket or pullover
Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (Optional)
Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket


Sleeping bag rated to zero degrees F *
Headlamp (e.g. Petzl Zoom) with spare bulbs and batteries
Small pad or combination lock-to-lock
Trekking Bags/Duffel bag
Basic First Aid Kit
Large plastic bags - for keeping Items dry inside trek bag
Daypack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches)
Trekking Poles
Water bottles
Toiletries (Small wash towel, Toilet papers etc)
Ear Plug (who know some people on group are snoring)
Reading book
Trail Map/Guide book
Journal & Pen
Pencils and small notebooks
Travel game i.e., cards


Sanitary Equipments

Tooth brush/paste
Multipurpose soap
Nail cutter
Small mirror
Wet wipes (baby wipes)
Tissue /toilet roll
Anti bacterial hands wash