The main essentials to bring are:
â€¢ Sturdy and comfortable hiking boots, flip-flops
â€¢ Sleeping bag (depending on your accommodation) and -20 degree Celsius for colder regions
â€¢ Daypack, trekking bag pack, dry sack and camera bag
â€¢ Few changes of clothes for the varying temperatures
â€¢ For cold weather, hiking pants, thermals, gloves, neck warmer/scarf, beanie, a warm inner jacket and a windproof / waterproof outer jacket and down jacket are essential.
â€¢ Water purification supplies, Reusable water bottle and CamelBak water bladder
â€¢ Sunscreen, Hat, sunglasses, moisturizing skin cream and lip balm
â€¢ Few snaks, granola bars
â€¢ Hiking stick or two
â€¢ Waterproof case, fabric bandages such as moleskin, a headlamp, altitude sickness and other medication
â€¢ Camera and binoculars.
â€¢ Hand sanitizers, toilet paper, band-aids, wet wipes
â€¢ Extra batteries (solar chargers recommended)
On the popular trekking routes, everyday supplies, such as toilet paper, soap, chocolate bars, and even basic hiking supplies can be purchased along the way, though prices rise dramatically as you go higher in elevation. Try to stock up lower down and buy locally-produced products such as fruit, biscuits etc. Maps are easy to find in Nepal. For the more difficult treks involving mountaineering, crampons and ice axes may be required. Simpler types of crampons, which attach to the shoe using a rubber ring, are easily obtainable in the Thamel neighborhood. These are variously known as spikes, micro spikes and chains.