Multi day trekking and hiking gear checklist

Many hikers and trekkers have asked with us what they should carry during the hiking/trekking? We have got many questions from beginners related to hiking equipment but it is not too convenient answering all details to everyone individually. So, now it is the right time to share our packing experience with fellow hikers and trekkers. Here is our detailed packing list of Multi day hiking used mostly in high altitude Himalayan range which equally is relatable to hiking destinations with lower temperature.  The equipment needed for hiking in Utah also works commonly for trekking in Himalayan mountains or camping in European mountains for several days. While we talk about packing stuff for our multi day trip it is most important to carry all the essentials and not to overpack with things those practically are of no use during your mountain journey.  Do not miss most important things which help to make our trip enjoyable, memorable and safe. We definitely don’t want you having back pain during the trek because of the things belonging to you.

The Essentials

Packing and organizations

  • Trekking/ hiking backpack
  • Day backpack for your important belongings
  • Duffels bag /Trekking Bag
  • Money bag


  • Trekking/Hiking boot water-resistant, Lightweight, (break them in beforehand), ankle support, sturdy soles
  • Pair of running shoes *
  • flip-flops /pair of slippers/ rubber sandals
  • crampons/mini spike and Gaiters
  • Wool socks/lightweight inner shocks/cottons shocks



  • Sunhat or Scarf/ Bandana
  • Balaclava Which help to cover ears recommended over 3000m high trek only
  •  Light fleece hat
  • Sun Glasses with UV protection
  • Extra Prescription sunglasses if required
  •  Head Lamp with extra batteries  
  • Woolen Hat
  • Neck gaiter or scarf

Upper Body 

  • Waterproof (preferably Breathable fabric) Jacket
  • Down vest (specially for high altitude 3000m and higher)
  • T-shirts Lightweight, quick-drying
  • Long sleeve shirts
  • Thermal Tops
  • Fleece Jacket
  • Wind stopper Jacket
  • Down jacket


  • Pair of lightweight poly-liner gloves /fleece gloves
  • Pair of consists, mittens with mitts matched warm polar fleece mitt liner (specially for high altitude 3000m and higher/ winter seasons)

Lower Body 

  • Non cotton Undergarments
  • Hiking shorts
  • Lightweight cotton trousers
  • Lightweight thermal bottoms/waterproof shell pants/fleece or woolen trousers
  • Waterproof trousers


  • Sleeping bag
  • Sleeping bag liner
  • Pillow case *

Camping gear

  • Tent
  • Small backpack with rain cover or liner
  • Sleeping pad/mattress


  • Portable canister stove
  • Suitable fuel for stove
  • Mug

Gadget and electronic device

  • Torch light/head light with extra batteries and bulb
  • Camera with extra SD cards, charger and batteries
  • Travel adapter
  • I pod*
  • Extra batteries
  • Charger
  • Kindle*
  • Charging station
  • Power bank

Hygiene products 

  • Wet wipes (baby wipes)
  • Toilet roll or paper /tissue
  • Mask
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Anti-bacterial hand wash
  • Lip balm
  • Toiletries (toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, floss)
  • Soap /shampoo
  • Insect repellent
  • Nail clippers
  • Moisturizer for face and body
  • Female hygiene product

Common stuffs

  • Map
  • Compass
  • Journal/notebook
  • Pen/pencil
  • Trekking/hiking pole 
  • Deck of cards / travel games /reading books
  • Guide book
  • Water bottle
  • Watch/alarm clock
  • Sewing repair kit / roll of repair tape
  • Matches or lighter
  • Small lock pad for duffel bag
  • Rain cover for backpack
  • Large plastic bag / disposable rubbish sacks
  • Small folding or swiss knife
  • Binoculars (optional)


Buying & Renting Gear

As kathmandu is tourist hub and market place for buying & renting gear for  hiking and trekking if you dont have alredy these any of important gear you can buy or hire on your budget from Trek Hire  still if you think you are not going regullar for hinking and budget make matter you can also rent any gear as your size only for your treking /hiking.

Still in cofuse what to pack ? feal free to contcat us we will sugest you best gear list accroding to your destinations and trvael time.


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