Clothing is influenced by the season, altitude, and weather conditions while trekking in Nepal. The weather in the Himalayas is unpredictable and can have a vast temperature difference, ranging from lower to higher altitudes. One must adjust the clothes and equipment according to altitudes, changing environments, and seasons of Nepal and the Himalayas needed for trekking.
Below are some of the clothing checklists for trekking in Nepal.
- Hiking boots
Boots should fit well, provide comfort, and be strong enough to withstand a multi-day trek with water resistance.
- Down Jacket
The jacket should be specially designed for trekking at high altitudes, keep you warm, and last for years.
- Thermal Inner
The thermal inner can come in handy during the winter to keep yourself warm, but it should be avoided during walking so that you do not have excessive sweating.
- Trekking track
Good trekking tracks provide maximum comfort throughout the trek. The track with pockets is usually preferred to keep your things safely with you.
Trousers can be worn inside trekking tracks to keep you warm. It will be easy to wear throughout the trek.
- A thin windproof jacket
A lightweight windproof jacket is needed to keep you warm in the wind. We recommend that you take a couple of windproof jackets.
Cotton, nylon, or polyester T-shirts are recommended to stop you from sweating and keep you cool. It is recommended that you take a couple of T-shirts.
You need to carry multiple pairs so that you can change them regularly.
- Thick woollen socks
Pairs of socks are needed to prevent blisters. We recommend socks with moisture absorption and quick drying for a trek.
- Muffler Scarf
Muffler scarves are needed to protect your face from colds, winds, and snow at high altitudes.
- Sun Cap
A lightweight sun cap will help to protect you from harmful UV rays and can give you better visibility from the sun.
- Woolen Cap
A woollen cap is needed to protect the ears and head from cold and windy conditions.
Wearing gloves can be an asset against colds and minor injuries caused during the trek in the jungles.
- Camp shoes or sandals
Camp sandals will come in handy while resting or hanging around lodges or teahouses.
Gaiters are applicable for covering boots in snow and can stop mudstones from entering into boots.
- Plastic or Raincoats
Raincoats and Plastics can cover you from unexpected rainfall and snow as well.
- Sunglasses (UV protected)
Sunglasses help to improve visibility and protect you from harmful UV rays.
- Luggage Rain Cover
The luggage should be spacious and strong enough to carry your trekking items and gear. Rain cover is required because there may be unexpected rainfall during the trek.
- Sleeping Bag
A sleeping bag is a must when you go on a trek for a night of pleasant sleep.
- Trekking Poles
Trekking poles are usable for walking up and down the hill, passing, and helping to reduce effort on the knees.
- Head Torch
Sometimes you might have to trek at night time. So, we recommend you have a head torch. You can have high visibility during the nighttime and continue your trek.
During the trek, there can be rainfall and snow, which causes trails to be slippery. Then crampons will help provide extra grip while walking through those slippery trails.
- Camera, Mobile, Charger, and Power Bank.
You can record and click your trekking stories and make a vlog out of them to make your trek a memorable one. You might need a charger for your devices, and a power bank is required since there may not be a constant supply of electricity throughout the trek.
We recommend you take a rope on the trek, used for gathering and collecting items.
- Water Bottles
We recommend you take water bottles so that you can keep water from a freshwater source to keep you hydrated throughout the trek.
- Dried Foods
You can carry light-weighted snacks and bars to make your trek easy and comfortable for a constant boost of energy.
- Toilet Paper
While doing a high-altitude trek, you may run out of water, but toilet paper can come in handy.
- Toothbrush and Toothpaste
We recommend you carry your toothbrush and toothpaste to have fresh breath and strong teeth without any cavities.
- Quick-dry Towel
You can carry a towel to use after a quick shower or soaking in the rain for sanitary purposes.
- Sleeping Mat
It may be possible to feel difficulty finding accommodation in a tea house, so we advise you to take your sleeping mat for better sleep.
- Medical Items
A medical kit, sunscreen cream, moisturizer, pain relief spray, and hand sanitiser are recommended to carry during trekking in Nepal.
- NOTE: Above list is for generalized equipment and items of clothing you need while trekking. We will inform you of detailed information about the necessary equipment before trekking.