TOP 10 Things Needed For a Mountain Trek

Check out all the essentials and make sure to prepare and carry all the necessary things for you as you plan your next big trekking adventure. Right from the important things to carry, to basic things which makes a huge difference when you are climbing through the snow…… this list is a lifesaver!

Porters at Everest trekking region, Khumbu
Trekkers backpack
Views of Himalayan mountain from tent

Warm clothes including

Pack only such clothing that you are comfortable in. Carry something warm and something comfortable including base layers, insulation layer, outer layer, trekking shirts, warm thermal socks, inner gloves and outer insulated gloves, waterproof trekking jackets and trousers.

Personal First Aid

When we say Personal, meaning all medicines you are prescribed by your doctor or meds or supplements that you need every day. While packing all the snow-trek-essentials, these are a few of the things that are usually forgotten by many travellers.

Head Gears

Carry your woollen caps, sun caps, woollen bandanas to cover your face and neck and dark sunglasses that covers your eyes properly to protect yourself from the solar or snow glare.

Hiking Boots, Trekking Shoes

You ought to carry waterproof trekking shoes, which have a great grip. You'll be able to travel in your sports shoes till the base camp but once you begin your journey further, you must change into your trekking shoes. Investing in a great quality shoe and gear is highly recommended, and make sure you break into your new shoes. A good gear includes a comfortable, lightweight, sturdy, and warm fit, providing good ankle protection and a firm grip on slippery surfaces.

Sleeping Bags

As nights in Nepal, especially in the mountains can get extremely cold, the blanket provided by the mountain lodges may not be enough. Thus, we suggest you carry a duck or goose down sleeping bag.

Trekking Poles

You should choose to buy trekking poles or hiking poles which are lightweight, adjustable, foldable and have some shock absorbent capabilities. It gives you stability, some comfort, and support to your knees and legs on all types of terrain.


Whenever hiking or trekking in the open, you should always protect yourself from the direct exposure of skin to the sun and continually retouch your high SPF sunblock. Sometimes the sunburn can be terrible and lead to long term diseases, hence if you are too much into hiking and trekking then buying a cap or hat will help you in a long way.


In case it gets late or dark while coming back from the day’s climb, a torchlight or electric lamp can be a lifesaver. Something your trek organizer should take care of but carrying a head torch of your own will spare you the discomfort of the used one.

Water Bottle & Thermos

Carrying at least two water bottles of a litre each and a thermos will add to your convenience. One of the most important things is Water bottle, which will sustain in the harsh conditions too. When you are hiking, your body dehydrates, but most times, due to cold or cool temperatures, you do not realize that you are sweating. Hence, sipping water from your bottle frequently will keep you hydrated.


While buying your backpack, you should check its straps, some side pockets and departments are provided and if it has a supporting frame fitted into it. This will help you organize your things in it. Investing on a good quality is recommended as it would help you feel light and less sweaty on the back. A good backpack must protect your gear or items from at least light rain/snow and also provide easy access or organization of your items.

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