How should I pack for a Trek?

Here you will find an exemple of a kit list that may help you packing. Adventure Alternative Nepal also rents equipments in case you do not want to buy some of the items needed. However you will find anything you need either in Thamel (Kathmandu City Center). 


  • 1 pair windstopper gloves

  • 1 pair liner gloves

  • 1 pair mitts


  • Trekking boots

  • Lighter footwear to change into during the evenings

  • Socks (5 pairs, 2 thick for high altitude & 3 hiking) (Smartwool)


  • White sunhat with neck cover

  • Spare pair of glasses and Julbo glacier glasses Cat 3 UV polaroid

  • 1 woolly hat


  • Extreme SPF40 Sunscreen

  • SPF25 lipcream, Lipsalve (Calmex)

  • Moisturising creams: Shea butter

Base  and mid layer

  • Thin thermals tops

  • Thin thermal bottoms

  • Hiking shirts and trousers

  • T-shirts

  • Pair of shorts

  • Fleece or wool tops

  • Jumpers for the evenings

Outer layer

  • Waterproof and windproof jacket and trousers, Gore-Tex or equivalent (softshell)

  • Fleece jacket

  • Lightweight down jacket


  • Duffle bag for your porter to carry (soft, up to 80 litres and weather-proof)

  • Day sack about 30 to 40 litres for you to carry

  • Waterproof stuff sacks (for sleeping bag, laundry, wet clothes...)



  • Walking poles (optional)

  • Umbrella

  • Bottle of water or camelback

  • Rucksack cover

  • Headtorch and spare batteries

  • Wash kit and towel

  • 2x 1 litre drinks bottles and covers

  • 2 closed cell sleeping mats

  • 1 full length Thermarest

  • 4 season sleeping bag (comfort temperature -20C) and compression sack

Personal first aid kit

  • Loperamide tablets

  • Rehidration sachets

  • Throat lozenges

  • Crepe bandage

  • Hydrocortisone cream

  • Prochlorepazine tablets (for sickness/nausea)

  • Ciprofloxacin tablets (general antibiotic; prescription required)

  • Acetazolamide tablets aka Diamox (altitude prophylactic; prescription required)

  • Paracetamol

  • Ibuprofen

  • Antiseptic Wipes

  • Adhesive Plasters

  • Blister Plasters

  • Zinc Tape

  • Insect Repellent

  • Berocca Vitamin

  • Pharmaton for fatigue

  • Intra biological extract