Necessary Trekking Equipment
When selecting trekking equipment for a trip to Nepal, consider the following factors:
- Purpose: Determine what you'll be using the equipment for and choose gear that fits the specific needs of your trip.
- Quality: Look for high-quality gear that is durable and can withstand the rigors of trekking in the Himalayas.
- Comfort: Choose gear that is comfortable to wear and use, as you'll be spending long days on the trail.
- Weight: Consider the weight of the gear, as you'll be carrying it on your back for extended periods of time.
- Weather conditions: Take into account the weather conditions you'll be facing on your trip and choose gear that can handle those conditions.
- Budget: Determine how much you're willing to spend and find the gear that fits within your budget.
- Research: Research different brands and products before making a decision, read reviews and ask for recommendations from experienced trekkers.
- Rent vs. Buy: Consider renting or borrowing gear if you're unsure if you'll be using it again in the future.
Remember, quality gear is an investment in your safety and comfort on the trail, so it's worth spending a bit more to get the right equipment.
- Woolen liner gloves
- Windproof gloves
- Light balaclava, Neck Gaiter or Bandana
- Warm fleece hat
- UV protection sunglasses
- Portable head torch and spare batteries.
- Chap Stick for dry lips
- Thermal Layer
- Lightweight long sleeve trekking shirts
- Long sleeve cotton t-shirt
- Fleece jacket and Gore-Tex Pullover
- Windproof jacket/windbreaker
- Down jacket
- Long-leg lightweight zip-off Gore-Tex pants.
- Thermal bottoms
- Hiking shorts
- Fleece or wool pants
- Waterproof shell pants
- Lightweight hiking boots
- Lightweight rubber shoes/sandals
- Trekking boots (good quality and waterproof)
- Hiking socks
- Liner socks to reduce friction and blisters.
- Ankles support pads.
Other Required Accessories
- Quick dry towel
- Thin rope for drying clothes (recommended).
- Couple of Karabiners
- Washing powder
- Soap, facecloth, toothbrush, toothpaste, nail cutter, and tree oil
- Waterproof ultra-dry bags to keep dirty laundry or other.
- Water bottles
- Wallet and small change
- Handy wipes
- Route map (provided by company)
- Day bag Pack to carry your luggage during the trek.
- Trekking Poles
- 3/4 Season sleeping bag compatible with below zero degrees.
Necessary Peak Climbing Checklist Equipment
- Ice Axe
- Descender/ Super 8
- Ascender/ Jumar
- Prusik Rope
- Tape Slings
- Belay Device
- Ice Screws
- Trekking Poles
- Snow Bar
Crampons: Crampons are spikes that attach to the bottom of climbing boots to provide traction on snow and ice. They come in various designs, from simple models for basic snow and ice travel to technical models for more challenging climbing.
Ice Axe: An ice axe is a versatile tool used for climbing, descending, and self-arrest on snow and ice. It consists of a metal head, a shaft, and a pick for cutting into the ice.
Harness: A climbing harness is a piece of equipment worn around the waist and legs to provide a secure connection point for the rope. It should be comfortable, adjustable, and made of durable materials.
Descender/Super 8: A descender is a device used to control the rope during a rappel or descent. The Super 8 is a popular choice for its ease of use and versatility.
Ascender/Jumar: An ascender is a device used to ascend a rope. The Jumar is a common type of ascender that clamps onto the rope and allows the climber to move up the rope with minimal effort.
Karabiner: A karabiner (or carabiner) is a metal loop with a gate that can be opened and closed. They are used to attach the rope to anchors and for other climbing-related tasks.
Ropes: Climbing ropes are an essential piece of equipment for protection during a climb. They should be dynamic to absorb the energy of a fall, and durable enough to withstand the wear and tear of climbing.
Prusik Rope: A prusik rope is a type of cord used for ascending, self-rescue, and other techniques. It is made of a specific type of material that allows it to grip the main rope.
Tape Slings: Tape slings are flat strips of nylon material used to create anchors and extend quickdraws.
Belay Device: A belay device is a tool used to control the rope while belaying the climber. There are many different types of belay devices, including tubers, figure eights, and Sticht plates.
Ice Screws: Ice screws are used to secure the rope to the ice during ice climbing. They are inserted into the ice and used as anchors.
Trekking Poles: Trekking poles are used to provide support and stability during trekking and can be particularly useful when crossing snow or ice.
Snow Bar: A snow bar is a metal bar used for creating anchors in snow. It is useful for climbers when anchors are scarce, and it can be used in combination with ice screws or other anchors.
- Water purification tablets or drops.
- First Aid Kit containing antiseptic cream bites/burn cream, plasters, small bandages, and paracetamol.
- Antibiotics capsules
- Anti-bacterial tablets
- Blister treatment plasts
- Dehydration solution
- Analgesic (pain reliever) - Paracetamol, aspirin
- Anti-cold tablets
- Diclofenac gel (anti-inflammatory)
- Antiseptic cream & throat lozenges
- Diamox for AMS
- Sanitary pad (for women)
- Ear & eye drop.
- Insect repellant