Are you done with planning a trip to Nepal? But, want to know what items you need to pack your backpack? Making your backpack light and compact for traveling should be your number one priority. It not only helps to reduce the total weight but also saves your cost for the porter. 

Now, without much further delay, let's list out the important trekking gears and clothing needed for Nepal. 

Important Items

  • Shoes (Comfortable & Lightweight hiking boots) 
  • Shorts
  • Water Purifier Bottle 
  • Trekking pants
  • T-shirts (Lightweight & Quick-drying)
  • Long-sleeved shirt
  • Fleece Jacket 
  • Rain Jacket  
  • Down Jacket
  • Extra socks
  • Backpack (35 Litre)
  • Sleeping bags (-10 degree celsius, depending on altitude or season)
  • Cash (No ATMs in a remote part of trekking routes) 
  • Water Bottle with a minimum of 1 Liter (You can refill or buy new bottles in tea houses along the way)
  • Sunscreen cream
  • Insect repellent (depending on the season)  
  • Sunglasses
  • Woolen or Cotton Hat (depending on weather)
  • Private Travel and Medical insurance documents (to be shown before starting the trip) 

Light Gear

  • Trekking poles
  • Small first-aid kit (Band-Aids, Diamox (for altitude sickness), antiseptic cream
  • Any personal medicines 
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Toilet Paper (you can buy along the way
  • Quick Dry Towel
  • Soap and Shampoo
  • Flashlight / Headlight (especially since electricity comes and goes pretty often
  • Dust mask 
  • Good Camera with extra batteries
  • Power bank (can save your extra battery recharging cost)
  • Binoculars (optional) 
  • Sleeping bag liner (if needed)
  • Water purification tablets (if needed)

You can also Buy or Rent Trekking Gear in Nepal 

You can find the detailed guide for renting trekking gears in the city area - Kathmandu and Pokhara.