Light weight walking boots. If new one is going bought, " Walk then in " to avoid blisters. Also bring Spare laces.
A pair of track shoes. To wear in the camp at night and when the boot is wet. Warm Jacket. Fibrefill or down should be adequate. This is especially necessary during winter from December to February.
A rainfroof jacket with hood or a puncho. Get the one that is guaranteed waterproff.
Woollen shirts and thick sweaters. During winter months, December through February, these items are essential. Thick sweaters can be purchased in Kathmandu.
A pair of lightweight/heavy weight trousers. Jeans are unsuitable to wear on treks. Cheap Loose Cotton pants are available in Kathmandu.
Heavy weight trousers are useful higher up in the mountains in the morning and at night.
Windproof/ Waterproof trousers are necessary on all treks going above 10,000 ft.
Thermal underwear: These are excellent to sleep in at night. In the winter months thermal underwear are quite invaluable.
A tracksuit. Useful for wearing in camp and in the tent.
2 pair of loose fitting long shorts/skirts. 2 cotton T-shirts
1 lightweight long sleeved-shirt is particularly suitable for avoiding sun burn.
A woollen hat to wear in the morning and at night. During winter, it is an essential item. A sun hat and ensure it has a wide brim to cover the face and neck.
A pair of gloves. Leather with lining and woolen are best.
1 pair of sandals to wear in, the cities and in camp.
2 pairs of thin and 2 pairs of thick woolen socks.
Underwear: normal quantity and swimming costume.
Duffel bag or kit bag to carry to gear while trekking.
Day pack : This is a small rucksack to carry personal requirement for the day e.g., toilet items,camera film, towel, soap, a boot etc.
Snow glasses and sunglasses.
2-4 large plastic bags to separate clean clothes from dirty ones. fi-10 smaller plastic bags to dispose garbage.
Wallet and 1 or money belt with compartment for coins.
Toiletries with large and smaller towels. Toilet paper can be bought in Kathmandu and some villages in the mountains.
Small headlamp and I or torch with spare batteries and bulbs, candles and lighter to burn toilet paper.
Snow gaiters essential during winter and all treks going over at other times.
An umbrella (optional) which is quite useful to ward off the dogs, suitable as a walking stick, to use as a sunshade and useful when its rains.
Reading materials, camera and film, game items (optional), note book, rubber band, pen and pencil, envelopes, a diary, a calendar, a pocket knife, binoculars (optional), a small pillow or headrest (optional). Thermarest (optional)
an inflatable sleeping mat, trekking map, adequate quantities of passport photograph.
Personal medical supplies.
If you don't already have these good equipment, it can be bought or rented from trekking shops in Nepal. The equipment is often top quality. Although daily rental charges are reasonable, a large deposit may be required. A good down sleeping bag, a rucksack, down pants and down jacket can each be rented for around US $ 1 each per day. On the other hand, the total deposit can easily come to over US $ 100. It is advisable to have your own strong comfortable shoes. They can be rented but people with large feet may have trouble finding suitable foot wear. If a rented sleeping bag does not look perfectly clean, have it dry cleaned. There are now a large number of shops selling as well as renting trekking equipment in Thamel in Kathmandu and between Damside and the Airport in Pokhara and in such places as Namche Bazar on the Everest trek.