Trekking Equipment

trekking equipment checklist

Trekking equipment information.

Get some trek equipment checklist for your reference to prepare for your mountain trekking. Writing in the below checklist should help you with your packing for any of our trips. Please remember that you should always try to keep the weight of your clothing and equipment down to a minimum to meet the carrying luggage policy.

It is the major aspect to decide the gear or clothes item to carry while traveling to a new destination. The things we need to carry will depend on the type of hiking destination, duration, traveling months, altitude, and the environment of the destinations. Get to know the trekking equipment sample checklist as given below. You do not necessarily need to bring everything that is listed below, use your own experience and judgment to make the right decision.

Drinking Water:

A bottle of water is a must. To stay hydrated when the temperature is warm, you should drink four cups of water every sixty minutes. That’s the equivalent of one liter of water. When the temperature is cooler, you’ll need two cups of water per hour. When hiking in the heat, humidity, or at higher altitudes, this doubles to roughly 1 liter every hour. Also, know yourself and listen to your body so ask the guide clearly whether you will be able to refill the bottle on the trail or not. On a long day, you may need to carry 2 Liters of water where you don’t come across a drinking water source. Often on a popular hiking trail, it is easy to get a water source. Weighs an additional 1 to 2 Kilograms.

First Aid/Medical Kit:

A Dettol/Savlon, crepe bandage, cotton, antiseptic creme, a course for each including pain killer, headache, vomiting, anti-inflammatory, and stomach upset, Volini spray. Together all these weigh again a maximum of 500 grams.

Maintain some dry instant edible food items for emergencies. A pack of candy, a few chocolate bars, energy bars, a dry fruit mix, and a small pack of Glucon C/D/Gatorade. Altogether about 600 grams.

Take some Diamox Tablets. Acetazolamide is used to prevent and reduce the symptoms of altitude sickness. This medication can decrease headaches, tiredness, nausea, dizziness, and shortness of breath that can occur when you climb quickly to high altitudes (generally above 10,000 feet/3,048 meters). You can get altitude sickness if you travel to a high altitude too quickly.

Sleeping Bags:

As you are hiking in the Himalayas, Sleeping packs are appraised with a temperature rating between – 10 Deg C to 0 Deg C. A warm sleeping bag is always very important for you to keep warm. The nights on your trek, especially in the high mountain regions, can get extremely cold! I strongly suggest a duck or goose-down sleeping bag if it’s within budget.

Tourists can use Synthetic sleeping bags if they are hiking in a cheaper way. Silicon and Synthetic sleeping bags are also useful and they are about 2 Kilos in weight. For lower temperatures, you can use one extra-base layer inside while sleeping to get extra heat.

Trekking and Hiking Shoes:

Gokyo Treks advise you to take a pair of lightweight trekking boots, appropriate for hiking over an unpleasant landscape and agreeable over significant distances. Assuming you are thinking about a journey where you are probably going to experience a few days of snow-covered trails, you ought to settle on a waterproof traveling boot – either a Gore-Tex-lined texture boot or a calfskin boot but a high-quality trekking boot is always better for safe hikes.

Likewise, for wearing at camp, you can use sports shoes or similar. Traveling in a cheaper style hikers can wear running shoes to hike in if choosing under 9,850 feet. As the terrain gets looser, rougher, or steeper, the amount of traction on the bottom of the running shoes will have to increase, but the shoe will handle it. It means running shoes be used for trekking.

In addition, for climbing boots, we advise you to take very good branded climbing shoes along with you. In the last couple of years, plastic boots are very popular as climbing footwear. Plastic boots are intended to make a stride in crampons, rapidly and effectively, and this mix of plastic boots and step-in crampons is by a long shot the most reasonable choice when considering a traveling top trip. Koflach and Asolo…etc are instances of brilliant plastic boot producers, and every one of these organizations causes models of plastic boots which have been planned basically as winter climbing boots.

Gaiters and the Best Hiking Socks:

Gaiters are a significant piece of hardware, which will assist with keeping your feet warm and dry on wet and snowy trails. The basic gaiter-like alpine-style snares onto the bootlaces and are held under the instep by a tie or trim are fine for most traveling applications. It’s very useful and broadly available.

Moreover, Crew length socks are traditionally worn when trekking, as they keep higher boots from rubbing against your ankle. However, if you’re wearing low-top shoes, consider socks that stop just above the cuff, as these will help keep your feet cooler. Prepare to pack 2 or 3 sets of the best hiking socks if you are planning to base camp trekking.

Luggage on Trekking:

It’s essential to have a rucksack as opposed to a bag for the journey. Regardless of whether you bring a bag as your fundamental baggage to Nepal, Bhutan, or Tibet, you’ll likewise require a backpack for the trip since the porter carry the actual packs. Your packed trek bag should weigh no more than 12 kilograms (26.46 pounds.). We’ll joyfully give an amended statement. This could work out a lot less expensive relying upon the amount you intend to take with you. Furthermore, it assists us with guaranteeing our Porter are carrying safe burdens.

Try not to pack superfluous things which are not utilized during the hiking or keep away from the things which you can undoubtedly get during the excursion. Also avoid packing your home keys, heavy clothes, expensive jewelry, and any other single-time used gear and store them at your hotel in Kathmandu / Pokhara or at the Gokyo Treks agency. On getting back to Kathmandu, you can collect your luggage.

Check the luggage Policy:

If you are hiking in the Himalayas, you should know about their Baggage allowance policy. Many aircraft might charge for the handled sacks and accuse them of being overweight at a high rate. Prior to hikes, you can gauge your stuff or leave the stuff in a protected spot. For instance, you are permitted to take about 25 kg (55 Ibs) on the departure from Kathmandu to Pokhara.

Likewise, on Jomsom, Lukla, Rara, Tumlingtar, Sukilumba, and Dolpa flight permits 15 Kg (33 Ibs). Not just on flights, when you are utilizing Porters to carry baggage on hikes, a porter will carry a maximum of 24 Kg (52.8 Ibs) weight. In case, if your backpack weighs more than 12kg (26.4 Ibs), we will charge you US$1 extra and this money will be paid directly to your porter.

Keep valuable things on a hand carry:

It’s a smart way to keep important things like a Passport, wallet, and costly gems in a lightweight day pack. During traveling in Nepal, you can give up your valuable things like identification, and keys to the Gokyo agency office. While trekking, you can carry a little traveling daypack to carry your successive required individual things, water bottles, medicinal units, camera batteries, and so forth.

Suggested key equipment or trekking pack List for trekking in the Nepal Himalayas.

For Low and Moderate Altitude Trekking
  • Sunlotion
  • Personal towel
  • Flash light
  • Batteries and bulbs
  • Water bottle
  • Swiss army knife
  • Ruck sack / 50 liters capacity of our duffle bag.
  • Sewing kit
  • Medical & first-aid kit
  • Poly propylene/wool socks
  • Other required equipment
  • T-shirts
  • Down Jacket
  • Camp shoes
  • Sleeping bag
  • Trekking shoes/boots
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Hiking shirts
  • Hiking pants
  • Jumperorpile jacket
  • Full–sleeves shirt
  • Sun hat

For Higher Altitude Trekking (Above 4000m)


  • Gloves
  • Woolen hat
  • Long underwear
  • Sun block for lips
  • Gaiters
  • Goggles or sun glasses
  • Woolen socks to wear with boots
  • Mountain trekking boots
  • Light cotton socks
  • Nylon wind breaker
  • Nylon wind pants
  • Insulated pants

Peak Climbing and Expedition Equipment checklist key things

  • Sun hat
  • Long cotton hiking shorts
  • Lightweight fleece
  • Down high altitude sleeping bag
  • Climbing sunglasses
  • Head torch/batteries/bulbs
  • Light cotton athletic socks and wool socks
  • Long sleeved cotton/woolen shirts
  • Down jacket/trousers/vest
  • Fleece/wool for climbing
  • Wool long underwear
  • Sleeping pad (karrimat) or thermosets
  • Water proof climbing jacket
  • Lightweight thermal/insulated ski gloves
  • Sun screen
  • Warm climbing trousers
  • Other required equipment
  • Climbing boots
  • T-shirts
  • Ice axe
  • Rock pegs
  • Deadmen
  • Harness
  • Rucksack
  • Lip salve
  • Day bag
  • Ascenders
  • Descenders
  • Crampons
  • Karabiners
  • Tapes/slings
  • Snow bars
  • Ice screws
  • Crash hat
  • Kit bag