Packing List

Recommended Packing List for Trekking in Nepal

Are you looking for a packing list for trekking in Nepal?

When deciding what to pack for Nepal, it is important to check out the characteristics of the Nepal tours which you are going to undertake and the season/month in which you are coming to Nepal. The trekking packing list can make your trek best and sometimes worse if you do not pack all the things.

Important facts to consider before maintaining a packing list for trekking in Nepal

Make sure you check these facts before packing your trekking bag.

  • Weather condition (dry or wet season)
  • Daytime and night temperature
  • Maximum altitude for the trek
  • Characteristics and conditions of the trails

The weather in each trekking season in Nepal is unique so, knowing what to expect in each season is the cherry on the cake.

The clothing and equipment to bring must be suitable for the trek and season. Tabulated below is a list of general Nepal trekking gears for your reference. Keep in mind that:-

  • Most trekking trails in Nepal are steep and some could be slippery; and
  • Sometimes it gets freezing in the mountains at night and the temperature could fall below the freezing point even in spring or in autumn and depending on the altitude you are hiking at.

Packing List for Trekking in Nepal

Head, Face & Neck

  • Sun hat/cap (day)
  • Fleece beanie/woolen cap (night)
  • Balaclava (optional)
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreens
  • Moisturizers
  • Lip Balm
  • Face towel
  • Scarf
  • Neck gaiters

Upper Body

  • T-shirts (preferably quick-dry and breathable) (day)
  • Parka/windbreaker (day)
  • Rain gear / Poncho
  • Thermal inner (night)
  • Fleece T-shirts (night)
  • Fleece jacket
  • Down jacket (night)*

Lower Body

  • Undergarments
  • Trekking pants (preferably stretchable, quick-dry, water-resistant) (day)
  • Rain gear
  • Thermal inner (night)
  • Fleece / wool pants (night)


  • Light / outdoor gloves (day)
  • Warm winter gloves, fleece or woolen gloves (night)


  • Thin socks (day)
  • Warm woolen socks (night)
  • Hiking boots (preferably GORE-TEX) with spare shoelaces
  • Floaters/sandals
  • Knee support (optional)
  • Gaiters (for winter and trails with loose scree or sand)
  • Crampons (for winter and icy trails)

Essential Items

  • Passport
  • Extra passport size photos (Min. 2) for trekking permit
  • Mobile phone & charger
  • Money
  • Backpack & rain cover
  • Duffel bag*
  • Padlocks
  • Day pack (< 30L) & rain cover
  • Trekking pole
  • Headlamp with spare batteries
  • Sleeping Bag*
  • Personal medicine
  • Water bottle


  • Toothbrush & toothpaste
  • Facial wash, soap & shampoo
  • Tissues / wet wipes
  • Toilet rolls
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Quick-dry towel
  • Handkerchiefs (optional)
  • Basic first aid kit**

Others (Optional)

  • Thermo flask
  • Portable water filter/purification tablets
  • Earplug
  • Universal Adaptor
  • Camera, memories card & charger
  • Reading book/map
  • Binoculars
  • Whistle
  • Watch
  • Snacks
  • Pocket pen-knife

Buying and Renting Gears in Nepal

If you cannot get some listed items from the packing list for trekking in Nepal or have forgotten to pack them in your bag, don’t worry as there are plenty of shops in Kathmandu where these items can be easily purchased at a reasonable cost and quality.

Think about Sustainability before Creating Packing List for Trekking in Nepal

To support our mission and actions in embracing sustainable and responsible tourism for the long-term benefit of local people and the environment, we urge you to consider the below things before packing gears and equipment for trekking in Nepal:

  • Use energy-efficient equipment whenever possible
  • Bring along reusable water bottle, toothbrush, and other personal items to lessen trash impact
  • Reduce the use of plastic bags
  • Travel light and limit the weight of your backpack for the safety and health of our porters. For your information, a porter can carry up to a total load of a maximum of 25 kg per 2 customers.

Read more information about our Sustainable and Responsible Tourism Statement

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