The following is a list of clothing and accessories that we recommend that you take with you. This is not intended to be a comprehensive clothing and equipment list, rather it is intended to act as a reminder of those items that we feel are essential for your comfort and convenience. However we recognize that you may have your own personal preferences for clothing which may be equally as suitable.


Trekking & Mountaineering Kit

Footwear: -

Walking boots with suitable ankle support that have been worn-in prior to the trek, and which are waterproof Trainer or casual shoes, for trekking and/or for traveling Warm socks for colder areas Gaiters, in case of rain or snow

Leg wear: -

Loose, casual trousers for trekking Thermal leggings for colder areas Long skirt for women as an alternative to trousers Waterproof trousers.

Body :-

Selection of T-shirts, and long sleeved shirts, preferably not cotton Thermal shirt for colder areas Warm shirt, possibly fleece, for colder areas Fleece jacket or warm wool jumper Windproof, waterproof outer shell garment for higher altitudes Down jacket (optional for cold nights & mornings; can be hired in Kathmandu cheaply)

Head/Hands :-

  • Wool or fleece hat, or balaclava
  • Hat or cap for sun protection while trekking
  • Sunglasses or goggles
  • Sunscreen lotion and lip balm
  • Warm gloves

Other items

  • Strong rucksack or large hold all to be carried by porters
  • Day sack to be carried personally
  • Plastic bags or stuff sacks to store/separate trekking gear inside your main bag
  • One liter water bottle -
  • Personal first aid kit to include essential items
  • Sleeping bag, 4 season
  • Torch, ideally head torch
  • Camera and film! - For those not to be forgotten shots of the Himalaya
  • Toilet items and towel
  • Large handerchief/bandana for neck

Optional items

  • Binoculars
  • Books
  • Altimeter
  • Compass
  • Playing cards / backgammon / chess set

Recommended Mountaineering Kit

In addition to the items mentioned above for trekking, the following is a list of the additional specialist items which are required for the trekking peaks.

  • Plastic or leather mountaineering boots, with gaiters & crampons that have been tested for a good fit
  • Fleece trousers or salopettes - Additional mits and gloves suitable for climbing
  • Ice axe, and ski poles (note - ice axe can be hired in Kathmandu)
  • Climbing harness - 2 x tape slings
  • 2 x screw gate karabiners
  • Descender/abseil device
  • Ascender