Clothes & Equipment

The clothes you require depends on where and when you are trekking. If you’re going to Everest Base Camp in the middle of the winter, you must take down gear, mittens and mals. If you’re doing a short, low-altitude trek early or late in the season, the weather is likely to be fine enough for T-shirts and a fleece to pull on in the evenings.

The checklist below is for an average trek. Do you want to receive a specific checklist for your specific trek and time, please feel free and ask us.


  • strong walking boots
  • socks (minimum 3 pairs)
  • hiking pants
  • quick-drying T-shirts
  • down vest or jacket
  • fleece
  • rain shell or poncho
  • warm hat
  • sun cap


  • sleeping bag
  • daypack
  • head light and spare batteries
  • trekking poles
  • polarised sunglasses (UV400)
  • sunscreen (SPF 30+)
  • water bottle
  • camera, batteries and memory cards


  • water purification
  • pocket knife
  • lip balm (SPF 30+)
  • toiletries
  • toilet paper and lighter
  • camp towel (quick-drying)
  • laundry soap (biodegradable)
  • hand sanitiser
  • medical kit
  • blister kit with moleskin scissors and strong tape
  • book, playing cards
  • garbage bag

Buy or rent?

It is always best to have your own equipment since you will be familiar with it and know for certain that it works. That said, you can buy almost anything you need these days from Kathmandu’s trekking gear stores.

If you don’t want to buy everything in once, it is also possible to rent. For example sleeping bags, down jackets and tents are for rent in the many outdoor gear shops in Kathmandu, Pokhara. And, even on the main trails in places like Chame and Namche Bazaar.

Goreto Gear

For buying or renting trekking clothes and equipments, we recommend Goreto Gear Traders.

Gopal Dhakal
Representative By Mountain People
Owner Goreto Gear Traders

+977 98 5101 6852


Next to B.K.’s Place