How to pack for a trekking trip to Nepal?
What to take with you on a trekking trip to Nepal?
When I went to Nepal for the first time, I somehow discovered the world anew. I packed my bag at least four times, still not sure if I had everything, or maybe too much and some of it was not necessary. And how was I supposed to fit it all into one bag? Was this even possible?
After doing this for 11 times, I think I already know! Eureka! So I have a list for you in which you will find what is necessary and what is not so necessaryJ The list was originally typically female, but when talking about it, I realized that men may need other things in their backpacks than I do. So we make available to you what is the effect of years of experience in the mountainsJ We will hear all your comments and new ideas with pleasure and humility. We invite you to exchange experiences and share your knowledge. This can only improve our safety in the mountains!
The following basic checklist should help you pack for any trekking activity in Nepal. Remember, this is a suggested checklist and you can verify it using your own experience according to your own needs. The best solution is to limit the equipment to the absolute minimum. The weight of your packed trek bag (large) should not exceed 12.5 kg.
First of all, you will need:
- one large trek backpack or bag (about 45-55 l) to be carried by the porter;
- one daypack (about 20-35 l).
|Light thermal top garments with low transport weight (T-shirts, thermal long sleeved shirts)|
|Fleece or sweater|
|Windproof jacket, e.g. soft-shell (optional)|
|Waterproof shell jacket, e.g. Goretex (preferably made from breathable fabric)|
|Down vest and/or jacket (optional)|
|Warm cap, e.g. fleece|
|Light scarf (windproof), also to be used as a headscarf|
|Warm scarf (fleece), also to be used as a headscarf|
|Light thermal gloves|
|Thick gloves or mittens with a waterproof outer shell|
|Fleece or woolen pants (for low temperatures), as an additional layer under the trousers|
|Light thermal trekking trousers (detachable pantlegs will make it possible to give up shorts)|
|Waterproof outer trousers (preferably made from a breathable fabric, e.g. Goretex)|
|Trekking socks (thin, light)|
|Warm trekking socks|
|Trekking or mountain climbing footwear|
|Footwear for wearing around the camp, e.g. running shoes or sandals|
|OTHER GENERAL ITEMS|
|Sunglasses with UV filter|
|Sunscreen (SPF 30 and more high in the mountains)|
|Repair kit - needle, thread|
|ADDITIONAL TREKKING EQUIPMENT|
|Sleeping bag adequate to trekking temperatures – ask us about suggested sleeping bag temperature for the selected trekking|
|Telescopic trekking /ski poles (optional)|
|Head lamp with batteries|
|Small padlock to lock trek bag (sack)|
|FIRST AID KIT|
|Bandages for sprains|
|Adhesive bandage/Adhesive bandage with wound dressing /blister patches|
|Anti-septic ointment for wounds/cuts|
|Wide-spectrum antibiotic (bacterial diarrhea, sore throat, respiratory diseases e.g. Augmentin)|
|Medicine supporting the treatment of diarrhea (preventing, stopping, hydrating preparations for use in case of diarrhea and vomiting)|
|Medicines you normally take|
|Quick-drying towel (preferably one larger and one smaller)|
|Antibacterial hand gel|
|Nail care accessories|
|Intimate hygiene items for women|
|Washing agent in tourist packaging (e.g. washing gel)|
|AND IF YOU STILL HAVE SOME SPACE IN YOUR BAG, YOU MUST TAKE THE FOLLOWING WITH YOU ;-)|
|Something to read|
|A diary and a pen|
|Tourist board games|
|Tourist guide / map|
|Chargers for telephones and other equipment|
|… and everything else you find absolutely necessary|
The clothing must be suitable for a wide range of weather conditions and for different levels of physical activity.