Trekking Packlist

What should I bring?

During the trek you’ll be confronted with all seasons at some point. We started in rain, had some hot days, sunshine but wind and snow in the end. So basically you need everything! The golden rule is: Have enough layers.

Happy but unwilling to move any further

As I didn’t want to carry too much weight my packing list contained the following:

Clothes
  • 2x Functional shirts (a third one would have been good as it’s not always possible to wash+ dry your stuff)
  • 1x Functional top
  • 1x Thermal underwear (long pants and long sleeves)
  • 1x Fleece jacket
  • 1x Long sleeves shirt
  • 4x Trekking socks
  • 1x Trackies (not for trekking but for the afternoon in the guest house)
  • Sleeping shirt
  • Underwear
  • 1x Multifunctional cloth (I’ve mostly worn it as scarf and mouth cover)
  • 1x Headband (quite useful when it’s windy)
  • 1x Gloves (only needed them for crossing the pass)
  • 1x Down Jacket (rented it in Kathmandu)
  • 1x Beanie
Shoes
  • 1x Trekking boots
  • 1x Sneakers
  • 1x Thongs
Trekking gear
  • Deuter Backpack 55+10L
  • Trekking poles (I would definitely recommend to take poles as it is so much easier to walk – and I would have died without them on the way down after the pass)
  • Gaiters (in case it is muddy or you walk through a lot of snow)
  • 2L Water bag (way better than just a drinking bottle as you can drink while walking – NOTE: it is likely to happen that the tube is freezing and you can’t get water out of the bag)
  • 1L Drinking bottle (e.g. to get boiled water for the pass crossing)
  • Sport sunglasses (with full UV protection)
  • A Cap (I used it for both sun and rain protection :D)
  • Ultralight towels (ideal for traveling)
  • Sleeping bag (rented it in Kathmandu) – up from 3500m you will get a blanket in most of the guest houses as well
Medicine
  • Drops for a soar throat
  • Spray for your nose
  • Charcoal tablets to calm your tummy
  • Ibuprofen (you never know)

Apart from that we didn’t need anything else. Until Manang you will still have to option to get some basic medicine on the way so no need to worry. None of us had symptoms for mountain sickness as our body could acclimatize in a good way. So always remember: Walk slowly above 3500m and drink, drink, drink!

Electronics
  • Digital camera
  • Spare battery
  • Power bank (optional as you can charge your camera/phone in almost every place – I didn’t need mine in the end)
  • Phone (you have wifi access in almost every place – which is quite impressive – sometimes you have to pay for it)
Other things
  • Tape
  • Disinfecting gel
  • Purification pills (saves you money as you don’t have to buy water and can get it from the tap – water gets more expensive the higher you get)
  • Wet wipes
  • Toilet paper (! pretty important)
  • Mini-Shampoo-Shower Gel
  • Toothbrush and paste
  • Small hair brush
  • Sunscreen 50+
  • Snickers 😀 to get some energy if it’s urgent
  • Dextrose with magnesium
  • Cards (the afternoon can be quite long so it’s nice to have something to play)

backpack trekking poles