Multi day hiking equipment checklist

Multi Day Hiking/trekking Checklist 


Many of hikers and trekkers they asked with us what should I carry during this hiking/trekking? We have got many questions from beginner. But it is not too convenient write all brief details to everyone so now it’s right time to share our packing experience with fellow hikers and trekkers. Here are our details packing list of Multi day hiking / trekking. I used mostly in high altitude Himalayan rang but still its universal. Its work as well hiking in Arizona, Utah or hiking/ camping in European mountain for several days. While we talk about packing stuff for our multi day trip its most important to carry all of the right essential and not to miss most important things which help to make our trip enjoyable, memorable and safe. Defiantly we don’t want to make verry heavy as well.

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/ 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 and bulbs 
  • Woolen Hat
  • Neck gaiter or warmer

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)


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