General Packing List
- Wool or fleece hat, or balaclava
- Hat or cap for sun protection while trekking
- Sunglasses or goggles
- Sunscreen lotion
- Lip guard or chapstick
- Warm gloves
- T-shirts, and long sleeved shirts, preferably capilene or polypro
- 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 and on high altitude treks, provided by Highland Asia office in Kathmandu)
- Walking boots with suitable ankle support. Must be water proof and well broken in prior to the trip.
- Trainer or good walking shoes for level walking or while in the cities and towns.
- Warm socks for colder areas.
- Gaiters, in case of rain or snow.
- Strong rucksack, or large duffel bag (water proof)
- A light day pack for your water bottle, wallet, camera etc that should be big enough to tuck the sweater or jacket.
- Plastic sacs 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 (Can be rented cheaply in Kathmandu or request one with Highland Asia office in Kathmandu)
- Torch, ideally headband torch with batteries.
- Camera with chargers.
- Toiletries items and towel
- Scarves or bandana for neck
- Ear plug, just in case your room mate snores or the room is not sound proof.
- Books (see Recommended Reading)
- Playing cards / backgammon / chess set
- If you are climbing a peak 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 gaitors & 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 screwgate karabiners
- Descender/abseil device