Himalayan Dynasty provides you with the best quality Sleeping Bag with inner liner, Duffel Bag to carry your clothing, warm Duvet Jackets, and branded climbing equipment including climbing boots for all peak climbers. However, we request all our guests to treat the company provided equipment with respect and cautiousness. All our equipment is thoroughly cleaned to provide the highest hygiene standard. However, some people fancy using your own gear which we really appreciate but please do consider your luggage weight limitation that is strictly specified on our domestic airlines and especially for the porters.
The following are the essential equipment list that you would be needing while trekking in Nepal. It is as well possible to buy or hire equipment cheaply in Kathmandu. Your group leader will always be there to assist you with buying or hiring equipment from the nearest store at the best price possible. If you are among those who can’t take the extremeness of the weather it would be worth considering an extra layer of warm clothing.
|Suitable boots are made of leather depending on the length and difficulty of your trek and should have ankle support and a durable sole with better grip in muddy or icy/snowy conditions. Boots should be generous fitting as feet can swell a little when trekking in the heat, and also when trekking at altitude. If you have purchased brand new boots, please try to break them in.|
A PAIR OF LIGHTWEIGHT WALKING SHOES OR JOGGERS:
|It’s always a great relief to get away with your heavy hiking boots when you get to your destination. These will be great backups that would replace your heavy walking boots.|
|Good quality socks are equally important as good quality boots. You should have at least 3 or 4 pairs of good quality walking socks.|
RAINJACKET WITH HOOD:
|Should come down over the hips and have a proper storm hood. Gore-Tex and breathable is preferable|
INTERMEDIARY WARM LAYER:
|This is very useful when trekking in a slightly cooler climate. A good fleece top or lightweight wool jumper is very useful and can be worn under your jacket or raincoat comfortably.|
2 PAIRS OF LIGHTWEIGHT PANTS & 1 PAIR OF SHORTS FOR TREKKING:
|It should be loose-fitting and quick drying. Note that cotton often takes a long time to dry in the mountains. Jeans are not suitable for trekking.|
2 or 4 T-SHIRTS:
|for trekking and traveling. Cotton is OK and inexpensive. Shirts with a collar or a scarf will protect your neck from the sun.|
|approx 3 or 4 sets.|
A PAIR OF WARM TROUSERS:
|It can be used once you get to your destination as well on cold days trekking. Gore-Tex.|
WOOLEN or FLEECE HAT and THERMAL GLOVES:
|these are of great necessity.|
|We recommend two 1-liter bottles as the minimum, to ensure maximum hydration. They should be of good quality.|
|Waterproof and minimum of 30/40-liter capacity, with a comfortable harness so that a majority of the weight rests on your hips rather than shoulders.|
|Keep to a minimum, biodegradable or germicidal soap and shampoo, comb or brush, deodorant, vitamin E cream for sunburn or cracked skin. Shaving gear for men, a battery-operated shaver is convenient.|
Please note that 2 complimentary toilet paper is provided on all tea-house trekking and an unlimited supply of toilet rolls on Camping trips.
|Small size, lightweight. A quick-drying travel towel is convenient when washing from the bowl of hot water each morning.|
TORCH or HEADLAMP:
|with spare batteries.|
SUNHAT or CAP:
|One that won't blow off!|
|Good quality with 100% U.V.|
|Snow Gaiters for high altitude, winter trekking, and climbing trips.|
OTHER RECOMMENDED ITEMS
MONEY BELT or PURSE:
Two can be useful, one for your valuables left at the hotel, and one for your cash on the trek.
One or a pair help reduce the strain on your legs; they are excellent for steep descents and loose/slippery terrain. It should be adjustable.
READING MATERIAL, CARDS / GAMES, MUSICAL INSTRUMENT, and JOURNAL:
A trek provides time to relax and enjoy your wonderful natural surrounds in a good company.
PERSONAL PRESCRIBED MEDICATION:
eg. High B.P/Sugar, pressure, or as directed by your doctor.
|Gatorade OR any rehydration solution - they are amply available in Kathmandu as well.|
Yaktrax or Microcrampons
|These are very convinient as they can fit on any type of shoes, Easy to use, and give you extra grip on icy patches. Recommended if you are doing winter trek or high passes.|