What to bring & wear
We have put together a list of clothing and equipment we recommend.
1. Clothing and kit
We strongly recommend traveling light because of the mobile and challenging nature of the trip. Limit your luggage to one trek bag (provided) and one 25L + daypack (to carry on the trail and to keep with you on tour).
Any extra luggage can be left at Gokarna Forest Resort (we recommend leaving a set of clean clothes at the hotel ; always nice to come back to at the end of trek!)
Yeti Mountain Home will provide the following items for your trek:
- Kathmandu Valley Map
- Trekking Map
- Post cards
- Trek (duffel bag).
We provide this to enable your overnight and personal kit to be carried comfortably by YMH porters. Transfer your kit to this at the hotel before we set off and leave your travel suitcase etc in the hotel's store with your spare / extra items in.Additionally, we can also provide a few items for you to use during your trek but to return to us before you leave. Please let us know in advance if you’d like to borrow these:
- Trekking poles / sticks
- Drinking Water Bottle (1 litre) - the bottle will be filled each day
- Down Jacket
2. Suggested trek / hiking packing list
This list is provided as a simple guideline to help you plan your trip – it covers the basics and we realise you will probably have your own personal favourites to add to this.
- Pair of trekking boots with good ankle support and a VIBRAM or similar sole
- Base layers of a light, wicking material (Long & Short sleeve)
- Mid layer shirt or light fleece
- Mountain fleece / light primaloft or down jacket (often called a spring jacket)
- Waterproof jacket and trousers (lightweight)
- Trekking Socks (2-3 pairs)
- Three quarter length or full length trekking trousers (mid weight)
- Warm gloves and hat
- Good quality sunglasses (Factor 3)
- Sunblock and lip salve
- Small first aid kit e.g. plasters, paracetamol, antiseptic wipes etc
- Wide necked, plastic water bottle e.g. Nalgene
- Clothes and shoes (trainers are ideal) to change into in the evenings and to wear around the village after trekking
- Flashlight, with spare batteries
- In addition it's useful to have a pair of training / approach or other comfortable shoes for walking round the city. Kathmandu's streets are very uneven and can be a challenge to walk on in work / city shoes, especially with heels!