Gear Checklist

We believe that people should take personal responsibility for their own health and by doing so they will take the necessary steps to ensure that their health is protected by making certain that they bring all necessary medications on the trip with them. Individuals know exactly what they need for a comfortable trip by following their daily medical routines as they would in normal day-to-day life. It is important for customers to be well prepared and appropriately equipped in order to enjoy their holiday to the full. If you have medical issues please also disclose details of these to us beforehand e.g. Allergies that require you to carry an EpiPen for instance. We explain here about preparation and equipment.

Preparation:
Before you start preparing for the holidays decide on your destination of choice. Therefore, the first step in preparing for a mountain hiking vacation is to determine the destination or region where you are going to spend your hiking vacation. You can choose hiking or cultural tours or mountaineering vacation based on your experience and fitness. There are all kinds of trips which will range from easy to, at the other end of the scale, quite hard.

We humbly request that every mountaineer try to find out as much information as possible about their intended mountain adventure vacation before choosing a particular mountain trip. We would be very happy to discuss this with you should you want to ask questions. Preparing for either a walk or a climb is extremely necessary and important for a mountain adventure vacation. In our experience, due to poor research or overconfidence, some travelers suffer from health problems while vacationing in the mountains or at high altitudes. If you are new to high-altitude activities such as hiking or hiking vacations, please let us know before confirming your vacation. We will provide preparation guidelines that we ask you to follow carefully. We point out that, we have detailed information on the holiday package page on our website, where customers can read more about the requirements and agency sections.

Weather can be unpredictable, and it’s easy to fall into the trap of thinking that bright sunny weather is always present on a trekking vacation because this is not always the case. Checking the weather forecast before proceeding is important as the weather is especially critical in high altitude areas where extreme changes in temperature, visibility, and wind speed are not uncommon. According to our past experience, at an altitude of 1000 meters, the temperature drops by 5-6 degrees Celsius. This is only the up and down direction of the estimated temperature and should not be relied upon.

If you (both guide and trekker) are confused, confirm with local people or authorities that you can continue your trek in the current situation. Try to find as many details of the weather forecast as possible for the travel area. Considering the weather forecast, lightning warning, lightning forecast, and temperature changes, you should be prepared to postpone your trip if the weather looks very risky. Here are some tips to help you find out if the weather is going to be dangerous.

(a) If you see clouds moving very fast, it indicates high wind speed and it indicates possible climate change.

(b) If you notice a change in the color of the sky, the heavy accumulation of clouds usually indicates that it will rain.

(c) If you observe, snow-covered peaks show high wind activity by showing holes in the snow falling from the top of the peaks.

We urge you to reduce the weight of your bag as much as possible. Experienced adventurers take the weight of their backpacks very seriously in relation to the equipment as it assists easier walking. Also, don’t forget to consider the required gear with the minimum weight. Depending on the type of vacation you are having , the following gear is recommended for you:

Equipment Checklist:
We know that every traveler wants to make their Nepal vacation unforgettable for a lifetime. Therefore, remember that it is essential to have the right equipment to fully enjoy your holiday in Nepal. Basically, the right equipment, however, depends on the style of vacation you are undertaking in Nepal (e.g., home-stay, or tea-house, or camping), travel time, weather conditions, and the maximum altitude of the vacation destination. Traveling without equipment is like fighting without weapons. Therefore, lack of necessary gear and clothes will not only reduce the enjoyment of holidays in Nepal, but it could also be in the worst-case life-threatening.

The travel gear checklist mentioned below is a general recommendation to help you choose the gear you need and make the right decision. Currently, most of the gear is available for rent or at a good price in Kathmandu, so we advise you to buy or rent holiday gear in Nepal. The following travel equipment checklist is recommended for your Nepal vacation. We’ve compiled a list of gears based on our experience in the field. So, make your own decisions about vacation equipment as the list of gear is like a checklist for your upcoming hill vacation preparation. All travelers who wish to travel in the mountains are advised to always try to keep the weight of their luggage (including handbags) to not more than 15 kg. You don’t need to bring unnecessary gear, use your own judgment and experience to make the right decision or chat with us.

Recommended Equipment Checklist:
Please Note this list covers various types of trips and your final list will depend on the tour chosen.

Documents: Packing Gears:
Passport, & Visa of related country Daypack with waterproof cover
Flight Ticket, & Travel Insurance Rucksack with waterproof cover
Credit Card, & Cash (i.e USD/EURO) Waterproof Duffel Bag with padlock
Vaccination, or PCR (-) certificates Travel Laundry Bag, & ID tags
Itinerary and Voucher Waterproof bag for passport etc.
Map, Diary, & pen Storage Bag for Sandals/Slipper
Full Address of Booked Hotel In Nepal Storage Bag for Shoes
Body Wear: Head, Hands, & Foot Wear:
Gore-Tex Waterproof Jacket Headlamp with spare batteries
Gore-Tex Waterproof Trouser UV protection sunglasses
Hiking pants or Walking Trousers Sun protection Hat or cap
Fleece Trouser and Jacket Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
Down Jacket with hoodie Windproof Fleece / Warm gloves
Base Layer Thermal Underwear Set Inner gloves, & waterproof shell outer
Anti-sweat Hiking T-shirts, & Shirts Heavyweight gloves or mittens
Underwear, Shorts, or Skirts Expedition shell gloves (Optional)
Travel clothes, & Swimwear Elasticated knee and ankle supports
Base layer leggings Hiking Socks & Thick Wool Socks
Sando, or Sports bra Thin Inner socks & Extra Shoes (optional)
Ear Muffs / Wool headbands Slipper, or Camp Shoes, or flip flops
Neck Gaiter or Buff Walking Shoes
Cashmere Scarf Hiking boots
Dust Mask / Bandana Gaiter & Crampons (Optional)
Overnight / Sleeping Gears: Miscellaneous Items:
Down Sleeping bag (-20ºC) Makeup Items / Shaving Kit
Silk sleeping bag liner Hair brush, & Hair gel / oil
Ear plugs, Eye Mask, & Alarm clock Perfume / Deodorant
Mosquito repellent lotion Sanitary protection
Travel Sheet Contact lenses, & solution
Bed Bug Spray Mirror
Excursion Gears:> Washing Kit & Toiletries:
Water bottle & Water purifier Waterproof washing kit bag
Energy bars & snacks Shower Towel – medium size
Trekking poles, or Sticks Washing soap & Body Soap
Sun Lotion (SPF 30-50) Toothpaste & Toothbrush
Lip balm (UV protection) Toilet paper (Available on Trail)
Thermos & Travel Towel Hand wash & Sanitizer
Swiss Knife Shampoo and Conditioner
Wet tissue & Pen & Notebook Makeup Items / Shaving Kit
Sunglasses with UV protection Hair brush & Hair gel / oil
Repair kit – (egg. needle, thread, duct tape) Stainless Steel Nail Clipper
Nepalese Rupees in small denominations Face wash
Playing cards Moisturizer
First aid travel kit: Gadgets & Navigation:
Antiseptic Cream, & wipes Your choice of Camera, & Extra SD card
Throat lozenge, & Neosporin Ointment MP3 player, iPod, & Binocular (optional)
Diarrhea treatment (Imodium) Compass, & GPS device (optional)
Diamox, & Antibiotic eye drops Mobile phone, & mobile charger
Painkillers, Cold, & Flu medicine Solar charger if possible (optional)
Assorted sticking plasters / Bandage Universal travel plug, or socket adapter
Insect repellent, & Blister treatment Other chargers (as per requirement)
Rehydration salts (Dioralyte) Area Map, Watch, Whistle, & Altimeter (optional)
Tweezers, & Pocket Scissor Waterproof and Windproof Lighter (optional)
Glucose, & Multi-vitamin tablets Avalanche beacons and transceivers (optional)
Personal & Malaria Medications Gaia navigation App (Iphone or Android)