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Equipment Checklist

Equipment Checklist

Some of our trekking clients often tell us it was colder on trek than they had imagined. So, please make sure you bring plenty of warm clothes particularly for night time. The temperature in the Himalayas can be below freezing point while staying in the camp.

Swiss-Nepal Family Trekking would like to present you a comprehensive list of equipment that you might want on a long and high altitude trek. Hope it helps you to ensure your equipment checklist before venturing onto the trip.


  • Waterproof bag to put over your day pack
  • Day pack to carry things you want to access during the day
  • Sleeping bag
  • Silk liner for extra warmth
  • Thermarest  inflating mattress
  • Inflatable pillow


  • Trekking trousers
  • T-shirts, sweatshirt, long sleeve shirts
  • Fleece pants or tracksuit to wear in camp
  • Thermal underwear for night use


  • Down jacket for the trips that go above 3500 meters
  • Fleece
  • Windproof/Waterproof jacket
  • Waterproofs
  • Gloves and scarf


  • Water repellent Hiking boots
  • Sandals and trainers for use in camp
  • Thick hiking socks
  • Gaiters if trekking close to the monsoon season


  • Woolen hat
  • Broad brimmed hat
  • Polarizing sunglasses


  • Washing line
  • Small knife
  • Head torch with spare batteries
  • Walking poles
  • Water bottles
  • Dextrose Tablets


  • Medicine for diarrhea eg, Immodium
  • Rehydration sachets eg. Dioralyte
  • Paracetamol or Nurofen
  • Plasters and Compeed for blisters
  • Antiseptic cream
  • Strepsils, Lemsip, cold and flu medicine
  • Sting relief and insect repellent

Toiletries etc.

  • Travel towel and sponge
  • Soap and biodegradable liquid for laundry
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Toilet Paper, tissues, wet wipes
  • Sun cream
  • Lip salve
  • Iodine tablets (you can just use boiled water and on shorter treks mineral water)
  • Tweezers
  • Camera, film and polarizing filter
  • Books, playing cards and other diversions for evenings

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Contact Information

Swiss-Nepal Family Trekking & Expeditions Pvt. Ltd.
J.P.Road, Thamel, Kathmandu, Nepal
Tel: 977-1-4212739, 4212911
Cell: 977-9851001832

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