Personal Climbing Gears

  • Ice axe
  • Crampons
  • Harness
  • Tape slings (2)
  • Screwgate karabiners (2 locks, 2 unlock)
  • Descender/eight figure
  • Plastic mountaineering boots
  • Ascender/Jhumar
  • Prusik rope
  • Helmet

Group Climbing Gears

  • Snow bar
  • Rope
  • Ice hammer
  • Ice screw

Personal Trekking And Climbing Gear Checklist

Rucksack and Travel Bags

  • A small daypack/backpack(30-40L) for carrying your valuables should have good shoulder padding.
  • Large duffel bag (80-100L)
  • Small padlocks for duffel-kit bags
  • Waterproof covers


  • Bandana or headscarf, very useful for dusty conditions
  • Balaclava that covers your ears
  • Beanie
  • Wide brimmed sunhat
  • Neck gaiter or warmer
  • Headlamp with extra batteries and bulbs
  • Snow goggles and Sunglasses with UV protection (carry an extra pair in case you lose or break it)
  • Prescription sunglasses (if required)

Upper Body

  • Long sleeve shirt (moisture absorbing and breathable)
  • T-shirt (moisture absorbing and breathable)
  • The thermal base layer of merino wool
  • Fleece wind-stopper jacket or pullover
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
  • Down Vest
  • Expedition weight insulated down jacket with hood (not required for all trekking peaks )
  • Gore-Tex jacket with hood, waterproof and breathable


  • A pair of lightweight poly-liner gloves or lightweight wool or fleece gloves
  • Summit Mittens (warm insulated gloves with safety straps)

Lower Body

  • Non-cotton underwear briefs
  • Hiking shorts
  • Lightweight thermal leggings of merino wool
  • Trekking trousers (waterproof, breathable fabric)
  • Hardshell trousers
  • Synthetic insulated pants


  • Double insulated climbing boots
  • Good quality hiking boots (sturdy soles, water-resistant, ankle support, “broken-in”)
  • Gaiters
  • Crampons
  • Lightweight inner socks, heavy poly or wool socks and cotton socks
  • Running shoes and rubber sandals/flip-flops


  • Sleeping Bag ( a 5 season sleeping bag, suitable for temperatures for as low as -40°C)
  • Therm-a-Rest sleeping pad (NeoAir XTherm) which offers insulation and warmth in sub-freezing temperatures
  • Foam pad
  • Fleece sleeping bag liner
  • Pillowcase


  • Small, personal first-aid kit (simple and light)
  • Aspirin, first-aid tape, and plasters (Band-Aids)
  • Skin-blister repair kit
  • Anti-diarrhea pills
  • Paracetamol
  • Cough and/or cold medicine
  • Anti-altitude sickness pills - Diamox or Acetylzolamide
  • Stomach antibiotic - Ciprofloxacin, etc. Do not bring sleeping pills as they are a respiratory depressant.
  • Throat lozenges
  • Water purification tablets or the water filter
  • Earplugs
  • lip guard
  • Eye drops
  • Extra pair of prescription glasses, contact lens supplies
  • Sunscreen

Practical Items

  • Small roll of repair tape, sewing-repair kit
  • Cigarette lighter / small box of matches
  • Compass or GPS(optional)
  • Alarm clock/watch
  • Camera with extra SD cards and batteries
  • Large Ziploc bags
  • 2 water bottles (1 liter each)
  • Lightweight steel thermal bottle
  • Small folding or Swiss knife
  • Binoculars (optional)
  • 4 large, waterproof, disposable rubbish sacks
  • Socket adapter Type C (with circular pins)
  • Trekking poles(foldable)


  • Medium-sized quick-drying towel
  • Toothbrush/paste (preferably biodegradable)
  • Multipurpose soap (preferably biodegradable)
  • Small sachets of shampoo
  • Deodorants
  • Nail clippers
  • Face and body moisturizer
  • Female hygiene products
  • Small mirror

Personal Hygiene

  • Wet wipes (baby wipes)
  • Tissue /toilet roll
  • Anti-bacterial handwash
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Pee Bottle (1 litre, leak-proof, wide mouth)
  • Pee funnel (for female)
  • Extras/Luxuries
  • Reading book
  • Trail map/guide book
  • Journal and pen
  • Playing cards (to help you pass the time at teahouses and/or camps)

Sleeping bag and liner, down jacket, trekking poles, gaiters, crampons, backpack etc. can be rented or bought in Kathmandu. Mountaineering boots of size 12 and above are very hard to find in Nepal. So if you have large feet (+12 size), you might as well bring your climbing boots from home.

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