Trekking Equipments Nepal
Trekking equipments is necessary to all the trekkers in Nepal trekking trails. We suggest you trekking equipments for your suitability, for your safety. Certain basic trekking equipment is essential on all trekking routes of Nepal. All hiking will be on trails. You will not need any climbing equipment such as ropes, ice axe, or crampons at any time during the trek. The equipment check list that follows details the equipment you will need for your trek. Most of these items are available for rent or sale in Kathmandu, but all trekking equipment in Nepal is either used equipment that was sold by other trekkers or mountaineering expeditions or locally made reproductions of internationally known brands. The local rucksacks, duffel bags and rain ponchos are inexpensive and will usually stand up to the rigors of a trek or two. Don’t be fooled into thinking that you are getting a brand name item, however; most new looking rucksacks available in the bazaar are made in Nepal from imported Korean nylon.
Equipment Check List
• Jeans or slacks
• Towel and toilet kit
• Gloves or mittens
• Sleeping bag, warm to 20 degrees F, either down or fiberfill (or you can rent one in Kathmandu)
• Parka, down or fiberfill; a ski jacket is OK
• Sweater, wool shirt or acrylic pile jacket.
• Duffel bag, canvas or nylon, without a frame (for porters to carry)
• Day pack or rucksack, waterproof, for you to carry
• Water bottle 1 liter or 1 quart; be sure that it does not leak.
• Flashlight or headlamp
• Walking shoes: either boots, light hiking or running shoes, well broken in. As there may be rain, mud or snow; boots are sometimes necessary therefore you should bring them despite the extra hassle. Many times the entire trek can be done in tennis shoes, but if there is snow, you run the risk of frostbite, or at least cold feet if you do not have boots. If your feet are small (size 10 or less), you can rent boots in Kathmandu.
• Hats, one with a brim for sun; wool for cold weather.
• Sunglasses or goggles – very important for travel above 12,000 feet. Absolutely essential for Everest treks, optional for Annapurna treks (though they may be necessary in December and January when there is snow).
• Shorts – it may be warm during the day, especially near Pokhara. You will probably not wear shorts on Everest treks. Women should wear skirts instead of shorts.
• Socks – two or three pair’s thick wool or artificial fiber.
• Shirts – three are recommended: two T shirts and one long sleeve shirt.
• Pocket knife (Be sure this is packed in your checked baggage to avoid hassles with airport security).
• Rain wear – a poncho; or you can buy an Indian umbrella in Kathmandu for about $2.
• Slippers or sandals for campsite wear. Rubber “shower shoes” are available in Kathmandu for about $1
This list is suitable for most 8 to 10 day treks. Although you can wash clothes during the trek, you may need extra socks and shirts etc. for longer treks. If your trek goes above 3500 meters (about 12,000 feet) for more than one day you should pay particular attention to warm clothing. If you are trekking to higher elevations or during the cold season you should carry both a pile jacket and a down or fiberfill parka.
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