Rafting Equipment and Trekking Equipment for travelers in Nepal

Your Kit & Baggage:

Preferably no more than the airline’s allocated 20 kilos (plus hand baggage).  The best container is either a backpack or a duffle bag.  A 10-15 litre daypack will also be very useful.

Equipment Hire:

If you’ve got good wilderness clothing, bring it. Otherwise you might prefer to hire gear on arrival.  But you are advised to bring your own walking boots or shoes.

Storage of Personal Equipment

not required whilst trekking/rafting/travelling can be stored with us in Kathmandu and Pokhara.

For Rafting – Equipment/Necessary Kit–

What to Take –
On the Raft (daytime) –
Sun hat/cap/sun screen
Trainers/Teva-type sandals
Water bottle
Off the Raft (evenings) – stored in dry bag whilst on raft –
Long trousers
Dry shoes/socks
Warm jacket/fleece
Warm shirt
Good sleeping bag
Toiletries/special medications
Torch and batteries

The remainder of your kit is secure with us in Kathmandu or Pokhara, to be labelled for specified collection point and either to be brought to the take-out point or reclaimed at completion of journey in either Kathmandu or Pokhara. 

Summit up the mountains of Nepal

For Trekking – Equipment/Necessary Kit -

Your needs are not extensive and are easily (and cheaply) met.  You can combine what you have with what you can hire in Kathmandu.  We will make sure you get the advice and assistance you require. 

Items marked with (*) can be hired cheaply in Kathmandu.  Items marked with (?) are optional.  (3,000m+) means necessary for high altitude treks.

For treks up to 5,000m:

*1 Pair strong mountain/hiking boots
*1 Medium rucksack/backpack (carried by porters)
*1 Small day pack (10-15 litres)
*1 Four-season sleeping bag (comfortable to -10c)
*1 Down jacket/all weather anorak
*1 Lightweight water and windproof jacket
*2 Water bottles (1 litre)
*1 Pair waterproof gaiters/over trousers (3,000m+)
1 Inner sleeping sheet (?)
1 Torch/flashlight & spare batteries
1 Swiss Army type knife (?)
1 Swimming costume/bathing suit (?)
1 Medium sized towel
1 Washing kit to include: personal toiletries, medicated talcum powder, moleskin for blisters (?), biodegradable soap/shampoo, anti-bacterial gel/hand wipes, lip balm/chapstick, any personal medication
2 Pairs lightweight trousers
1 Pair shorts
1 Fleece/warm sweater
1 Sweatshirt/light sweater
2 T-shirts
2 Long sleeve cotton (or polypropylene) shirts
Warm waterproof gloves (3,000m+)
3 Pairs heavy wool socks and 2 pairs light
Underwear (including thermals)
Cotton headscarf/bandana
Sunglasses suitable for snow conditions
Warm hat and  waterproof gloves
Money belt (?)
Waterproof pack cover

Peaks over 5,500m be sure to also have the following:

Items marked with (*) can be hired in Kathmandu.  Typical hire costs for this personal mountaineering equipment US$100. 
Day pack should be good quality (note:  20-25 litre)
* Sleeping bag should be comfortable to -20c
* Snow goggles
* Warm, waterproof gloves and mittens (total 2 pairs)
* Good quality climbing plastic boots
* Waterproof climbing gaiters
* Waterproof over-trousers
* Crampons
* Ice Axe
* Harness
* Ascenders/Descenders
* Karabiners 2/3