Necessary equipment varies depending on trekking routes, seasonal factors, and chosen method of trekking (tea-house or camping accommodations). Equipment for all types of treks is available for rental or purchase in the vicinity of our Kathmandu office. Trekking guide will provide you with detailed information on equipment and packing lists prior to your departure.
The most important consideration for any trek is staying warm and dry, lightweight, breathable, moisture-winking under layers are highly recommended. Insulating layers and jackets are necessary. Warming layers such as a fleece are adequate for lower altitude treks, while at higher altitudes, down jackets are advisable. Comfortable trekking boots, quality socks (wool socks are recommended), and head covering (insulating caps and brimmed caps designed to block sunlight) are essential. Outer layers should be made of waterproof, wind-blocking material such as Gore-Tex. For camping-style treks, quality sleeping bags are necessary. For tea-house trekking, beds and blankets are provided (though we recommend carrying a lightweight sleeping bag liner for your comfort). Sunglasses and sun-block cream, drinking water bottles, torchlight, foot care items such as foot powder and Moleskin, insect repellent, and personal hygiene items are also necessary.
Your trek leader will be first-aid trained and supplied with quality medical equipment. However, we recommend that clients carry a small first-aid kit for personal use. The following is a list of typical medical items to consider including in your packing list (similar first-aid kits are available for purchase in Kathmandu).
Nepalese immigration does not require any vaccination for your visit to Nepal. For concerned parties, vaccinations for Cholera, Meningitis, Tetanus, Diphtheria, Typhoid, and Gamma Globulin should be considered.
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