Nepal Travel Packing List

Nepal Rural Tourism has prepared Nepal Travel Packing List that will help you to get some ideas about what to buy before you come to Nepal.

Correct clothing and equipment are essential for safety and comfort during your trekking experience. Experienced travelers and trekkers normally carry a selection of items based on what has worked in the past. As a guideline, we have gathered an equipment list below for you.

  • RUNNING SHOES:  1 pair for casual comfortable support shoes to wear on lighter walking days.
  • HIKING BOOTS: 1 pair of sturdy waterproof hiking boots in which you should wear a light synthetic sock under a warm heavy sock comfortably, either wool or synthetic.
  • HIKING GAITERS: 1 pair keeps rocks out of shoes and boots dry in case of precipitation.
  • WOOL SOCKS3 pair heavyweight wool socks to be worn over the liner socks. When layering socks, check fit over feet and inside boots. Remember to keep one fresh, dry pair of socks available at all times. Socks with padded shins are especially nice with boots.
  • LINER SOCKS: 3 pairs of smooth thin wool, nylon or Capilene to be worn next to the skin. This reduces the incidence of blisters and hot-spots and makes the outer sock last longer before needing to be changed. They should fit well with your heavyweight socks.
  • LIGHTWEIGHT LONG UNDERWEAR2 pairs, tops & bottoms, Capilene, other synthetic or wool. No cotton. Lightweight is preferable as it is more versatile (worn single in warmer conditions and double layer for colder). Zip T-neck tops allow more ventilation options.
  • LIGHT TREKKING PANTS: Lightweight nylon pants designed to be used while trekking. They are extremely air permeable, dry quickly, and provide sun protection. Zip-off lower leg sections are convenient for switching to shorts.
  • T-SHIRTS: Lightweight crew style t-shirt that wicks away moisture. A T-Shirt can be made of any synthetic material.
  • BANDANA: Bring bandanas for face masks and other tasks.
  • SYNTHETIC/SOFTSHELL JACKETA full-zip version is easier to put on and has better ventilation than a pullover.
  • INSULATED DOWN-JACKET: Medium to heavyweight with hood.
  • HARD SHELL JACKET WITH HOOD: We recommend a waterproof breathable shell material with full front zipper, underarm zips, and no insulation. This outer layer protects against wind and rain.
  • HARD SHELL PANTS: Waterproof, breathable. Any side zipper length is fine as long as you can get them over your boots.
  • FLEECE/SOFTSHELL GLOVES: 1 pair of good quality.
  • SHELL GLOVES WITH INSULATION: 1 pair. Insulation does not need to be removable. A good quality ski glove is sufficient.
  • HEADLAMP & SPARE BATTERIES: A climber’s headlamp to use at night, bring extra batteries.
  • SUN HATThe sun can be intense at high altitudes. A hat with a good visor provides protection for the nose and eyes. Baseball hats work well.
  • SLEEPING BAGHigh quality with hood rated to at least -10 degrees; down is lighter and less bulky, but more expensive than synthetics.
  • BACKPACK: A day pack big enough to carry water bottles, camera, lunch, and extra clothing.
  • ADJUSTABLE 3 SECTION TREKKING POLES: Optional (nice to have)
  • WATER TREATMENT TABLETSIodine or Chlorine Dioxide tablets. A small bottle or multi-pack is sufficient.
  • WATER BOTTLES: One bottle should be sufficient.
  • SUNSCREEN: SPF 30 or better, 2 small tubes.
  • LARGE DUFFLE BAG WITH TRAVEL LOCKS: 1 for transporting and storing gear.
  • PLASTIC BAGS: For lining stuff sacks and pack to keep gear dry. Trash compactor bags work best.
  • TOILETRY BAG: Include toilet paper, soap, towel, toothbrush, wet wipes (1-2 per day), hand sanitizer, and hand moisturizer.
  • PERSONAL FIRST AID KIT (small and simple): Aspirin, moleskin, adhesive tape, Band-Aids
  • DSLR Camera (nice to have): DSLR camera to capture your beautiful moments in the Himalayas.