Packing List

Important documents and items

Valid passport, 2 extra passport size photos, airline tickets
Separate photocopies of passport, visa form (easily obtained at kathmandu airport), proof of insurance
Dollars, pounds or euros in cash for purchasing a nepalese visa at kathmandu airport, for paying for restaurants and hotels, for gratuities, snacks, and to purchase your own drinks and gifts
Credit cards, bank/atm/cash machine cards for withdrawing funds from cash machines (bring a photocopy of your cards), traveler's checks, etc.
Bandana or headscarf, also useful for dusty conditions
Warm hat that covers your ears (wool or synthetic)
Headlamp with extra batteries and bulbs
Sunglasses with uv protection
Prescription sunglasses (if required)
Upper body
Polypropylene shirts (1 half sleeve and 2 long sleeves)
Light and expedition weight thermal tops
Fleece wind-stopper jacket or pullover
Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
Down vest and/or jacket *
Gore-tex jacket with hood, waterproof and breathable
1 pair of lightweight poly liner gloves.
1 pair of lightweight wool or fleece gloves
1 pair of mittens, consists of 1 gore-tex over mitt matched with a very warm polar-fleece mitt liner (seasonal)
 lower body
Non-cotton underwear briefs
1 pair of hiking shorts
1 pair of hiking trousers
1 pair of lightweight thermal bottoms (seasonal)
1 pair of fleece or woollen trousers
1 pair of waterproof shell pants, breathable fabric
2 pairs of thin, lightweight inner socks
2 pairs of heavy poly or wool socks
1 pair of hiking boots with spare laces (sturdy soles, water-resistant, ankle support, “broken-in”)
1 pair of trainers or running shoes and/or sandals
Cotton socks (optional)
Gaiters (winter only), optional, “low” ankle high version
1 sleeping bag (good to -10 degrees c or 14 degrees f)*
Fleece sleeping bag liner (optional)
Rucksack and travel bags
1 medium rucksack (50-70 liters/3000-4500 cubic inches, can be used for an airplane carryon)
1 large duffel bag *
A small daypack/backpack for carrying your valuables should have good shoulder padding
Small padlocks for duffel-kit bags
2 large waterproof rucksack covers (optional)
Small, personal first-aid kit. (simple and light)
Aspirin, first-aid tape, and plasters (band-aids)
1 skin-blister repair kit
Anti-diarrhoea pills
Anti-headache pills
Cough and/or cold medicine
Anti-altitude sickness pills: diamox or acetazolamide
Stomach antibiotic: ciprofloxacin, etc. Do not bring sleeping pills as they are respiratory depressants.
Water purification tablets or the water filter
1 set of earplugs
Extra pair of prescription glasses, contact lens supplies
Practical items
1 small roll of repair tape, 1 sewing-repair kit
1 cigarette lighter, 1 small box of matches
1 compass or gps (optional)
1 alarm clock/watch
1 digital camera with extra cards and batteries
Large ziplocs
2 water bottles (1 liter each)
1 small folding knife
Binoculars (optional)
4 large, waterproof, disposable rubbish sacks
1 medium-sized quick-drying towel
Toothbrush/paste (preferably biodegradable)
Multipurpose soap (preferably biodegradable)
Nail clippers
Face and body moisturizer
Female hygiene products
Small mirror
Personal hygiene
Wet wipes (baby wipes)
Tissue /toilet roll
Anti-bacterial handwash
Equipment checklist

For low and moderate altitude trekking
Water bottle
Batteries and bulbs
Personal towel
Swiss army knife
Sun lotion
Medical & first-aid kit
Sewing kit
Polypropylene/wool socks
Other required equipment
Sleeping bag
Down jacket
Waterproof jacket
Trekking shoes/boots
Camp shoes
Jumperorpile jacket
Hiking pants
Hiking shirts
Full sleeves shirt
Sun hat

For higher altitude trekking (above 4000m)
Woolen hat
Long underwear
Goggles or sunglasses
Sunblock for lips
Light cotton socks
Mountain trekking boots
Woolen socks to wear with boots
Nylon wind breaker
Insulated pants
Nylon wind pants

Peak climbing & expedition equipment
Long sleeved cotton/woolen shirts
Sun hat
Long cotton hiking shorts
Fleece/wool for climbing
Lightweight fleece
Sleeping pad (karrimat) or thermarest
Down high altitude sleeping bag
Down jacket/trousers/vest
Light cotton athletic socks and wool socks
Waterproof climbing jacket
Head torch/batteries/bulbs
Climbing sunglasses
Lightweight thermal/insulated ski gloves
Warm climbing trousers
Wool long underwear
Other required equipments
Climbing boots
Ice axe
Snow bars
Ice screws
Rock pegs
Crash hat
Day bag
Lip salve