Packing Checklist for Trekking

Basic clothing and equipment checklist for trekking in the Nepal Himalayas
This section deserves your attention. You will need to bring clothing and equipment that can be used in a wide variety of weather conditions. Within the same 24 hour period, it can be freezing cold in the morning, sunny and warm with blue skies during the day, raining or snowing by late afternoon and back to freezing cold at night. You must balance between being properly clothed and equipped with your weight allowance and your budget. Along with the information on this page, we encourage you to contact us with any questions as you get ready for your trip and or, before you consider making an expensive gear purchase.

The layering of clothing is considered an outdoor art form.

Please do not hesitate to contact “ Cultural Treks” with any clothing and gear questions.

Weight allowance for trekking trips

At the start of the trek, you will be carrying your day pack loaded with just the items you will need during the day of hiking. Your packed trek bag, duffle bag will be carried by either human porters or pack animals (Jokyo) and should weigh no more than 25 Kg.

Clothing & Equipment Packing List:

   1. Sun hat, scarf and/or bandanna
   2. Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
   3. Sunglasses with UV protection

   1. T-shirts x 2 quick-drying synthetic
   2. Light & expedition weight thermals
   3. Fleece jacket or pullover
   4. Waterproof shell jacket
   5. Down vest and/or jacket

   1. Lightweight gloves x 2
   2. Heavyweight gloves or mittens

Lower body.
   1. Underwear x 4
   2. Hiking shorts (2)
   3. Lightweight hiking long pants
   4. Light & expedition weight thermals
   5. Fleece or wool pants
   6. Waterproof shell pants

   1. Thin, lightweight inner sock liners (2)
   2. Thick, warm wool hiking socks (3)
   3. Worn in hiking boots and spare laces
   4. Camp shoes
   5. Gaiters

   1. Sleeping bag rated to 0 degrees F
   2. Headlamp w/ spare bulbs and batteries
   3. Duffle bag and small lock
   4. Basic First Aid Kit
   5. Large plastic bags - to keep items dry
   6. Daypack (approx. 2500 to 3000 c.i.)
   7. Thermarest sleeping pad
   8. One liter water bottles x 2
   9. Toiletries
  10. Small wash towel
  11. Trekking poles (optional)

Click here for a further explanation of Clothing & Gears

Please contact us to discuss any questions you may have while preparing for your trip.

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