Trekking Gears

Hardware For all Treks Essential:

  • Water Bottle 1 litre min
  • Day pack
  • Money belt
  • Sunglasses
  • Wrap around
  • Bag Liners, Stuff and Rubbish Bags;
  • Sewing Kit
  • Toiletries. Bio-degradable;
  • Tissues, plenty! The toilet paper provided isn’t suitable or easily replaced on trek
  • Towel. Light weight or pack towel
  • Headlamp
  • Penknife, Swiss Army style
  • Batteries. Long life even these have a shorter life at Altitude
  • Disposable Lighter
  • Personal First Aid Kit.

Optional Gears

  • Thermarest : Luxury!
  • Camera : Crazy not to!
  • Diary : To record a once-in –a-lifetime experience
  • Games / Books for Evenings
  • Umbrella : Great sunshade and for privacy at toilet stops

General : For Trekking in September, October, March, April and May

  • Walking Boots : Lightweight, waterproof, with plenty of toe room, well worn in
  • Socks : 3 pairs each thick/thin to be worn in combination-boots should be big enough!
  • Running / Tennis shoes / Sandals : For evenings and and to relief the feet
  • Waterproofs : Thigh length jacket with a hood. (If you don’t want to use provided  poncho)
  • Pants :Lightweight, loose, long, trouser, short or skirt. Jeans are unsuitable.
  • Jackets :  Pile/Fleece,and/or SWEATER. Lightweight, Duvet Jackets are provided on request
  • Trackpants : For evenings and colder days;
  • T-shirts : 2 OR 3
  • Shirt : Lightweight, long sleeved, with collar, to protect sensitive areas from the Sun;
  • Hats : 1 wool/pile “beanie” with ear flaps. 1 peaked sun hat , “Legionnaire” style;
  • Gloves :Wool /pile
  • Scarf : Wool /pile
  • Underwear : As required
  • Swimsuit : Essential for outdoor bathing.
  • Snow Gaitars : To keep pants and Boots dry

Trek into the Annapurna Base Camp in March to May specially.

Winter : For  Trekking in November, December, Janaury and February

  • Walkingboots
  • Running / Tennis Shoes / Sandals
  • T-shirts
  • Pants
  • Jacket
  • Shirt
  • Hats
  • Scarf
  • Underwear
  • Swimsuit as for general treks,

But add / adjust as follows:

  • Socks : 4 pairs or both thick and thin,and an extra pair for bed socks;
  • Waterproof :  Over pants with side zips,to fit over boots;
  • Woollen Sweater : 1 heavy weight  or, preferably,2 lightweight
  • Trackpants : 2-Preferably, 1 heavy track pants and 1 wool/pile trousers;
  • Gloves :  Wool, /pile,silk or thermal glove liners;
  • Thermal Underwear : Long medium/heavyweight tops and trousers;
  • Snow Gaitars : To keep pants and boots dry

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