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Trekking Equipment Checklist

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Trekking Equipment Checklist


  • Warm jacket – down jacket and windproof jacket (alternatively bring a raincoat &umbrella)
  • Long-sleeved synthetic fleece (windproof material)
  • Thermal underwear
  • Warm Hat, a pair of gloves and scarf
  • Comfortable hiking trousers (loose fitting)
  • Shorts and trousers, or a skirt
  • 2 pairs of warm wool-blend socks
  • 2 pairs of running socks or liner socks
  • Proper hiking boots
  • Running shoes and flip-flops
  • 2-3 t-shirts

During the winter season, additional clothes:

  • The outer jacket should be warm, down jacket is highly recommended during the winter season.
  • Bring a pair of warm winter trousers, in addition to the hiking trousers
  • Bring at least one windproof layer of clothes, helping to reduce any chill factor influence.
  • Snow gaiters

Necessary Trekking Gear

  • Pair of polarizing sunglasses (to be comfortable and to avoid potential snow-blindness)
  • Backpack and backpack cover (against rain and dust)
  • Map of the trekking area
  • Head torch, or small torch, plus spare batteries
  • Sleeping bag and silk liner
  • 2 x water bottles
  • Small lightweight and quick-drying towel
  • Bar of soap
  • Sunscreen (SPF +20)
  • Earplugs
  • Insect repellants (for lower elevations)
  • First aid kit
  • Water purification tablets or a water filter
  • Some Diamox pills against potential altitude sickness (if going beyond 4,000 m elevations)
  • Toilet paper



  • Toiletries
  • Small lightweight and quick-drying towel
  • Bar of soap
  • Sunscreen (SPF +30)
  • Earplugs
  • First aid kit

Optional items

  • Camera, battery, etc
  • Altimeter
  • Compass
  • Binoculars
  • Books/magazines
  • Trekking Poles
  • GPS unit
  • Padlocks for guest house rooms and bags
  • Sewing/repair kit
  • Pocket knife
  • Headlamp

For camping

  • Tent
  • Stove and fuel
  • Cooking, eating and drinking utensils
  • Sleeping mat & sleeping bag
  • Food and water (for the very remote area)

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