The Ultimate Trekking Checklist

  Adventure Mountain Treks , Trekking Checklist

As you are planning for your next trekking and camping trip to the extreme remote areas of Himalayan region of Nepal. It is always better to carry the essential gears and accessories. This page includes Trekking Checklist of all the gear you need for a backpacking trekking trip.

We are listing the trekking checklist of all the important accessories and gears for any trek. It may intimidate you (and your wallet) but don’t worry: the materials that we use vary from trek to trek. You likely need less than half the things on this page depending on where you are traveling and your style. So you can CONTACT US for the guide for selecting the materials according to your trekking style and location.

 

We will walk you through it step by step to help you figure out what you actually need. 

 

THE BIG THREE

These are the big ticket items that most affect your backpacking trip. If you want to save weight or make your system more efficient, these are the three areas to focus first

       1. Shelter
            Tent or Ultralight Shelter

       2. Backpack
            Multi-day or Ultralight Version
            Backpack cover, sometimes included with pack

       3. Sleep System
           Mummy Bag or Quilt
           Sleeping Pad

 

THE ESSENTIALS 

       1. Sun Protection
            Sunglasses
            Lip Care
            Sunscreen
            Sun Hat

       2. Navigation
            Map
            Compass
            GPS or GPS Watch or Smartphone with GPS App

 

       3. Cookware(Camping Trips)
            Backpacking Stove
            Mug
            Spoon/Spork

       4. Illumination
            Headlamp
            Extra Batteries
            Solar Charger or External Battery

 

       5.Food
            Meals for planned days out
            Snacks and Extra Food

       6. Water
            Water Bottle or Bladder
            Water Filter or Treatment

 

       7. First Aid
            First Aid Kit
            Emergency Blanket

       8. Fire

            Lighter
            Waterproof Matches

 

Here we list the appropriate clothing items as well as optional accessories and some alternatives that
can lighten your pack. Not all items are needed for every backpacking trip, but it is helpful to consider
what you may need each time.

 

CLOTHING AND FOOTWEAR ESSENTIALS

       1. Warm Weather Clothing

            Base Layer Top or Performance Shirt
            Hiking Pants
            Hiking Boots or Shoes
            Hiking Socks
            Rain Jacket
            Insulated Jacket (Down or Synthetic) 
            Underwear (non-cotton)

       2. Cold Weather Clothing

            Hardshell Jacket
            Long Underwear
            Thicker Insulated Jacket(Down/Synthetic)
            Gloves
            Warm Hat/Beanie

 

 

OPTIONAL ITEMS

       1. Recommended Accessories
            Trekking Poles
            Gaiters
            Rain Pants
            Personal Locater Beacon
            GPS or Altimeter Watch
            Extra Cord
            Camera

       2. Ultralight Hiking Alternatives

            Minimalist First Aid and Repair Kits
            Trail Running/Minimalist Shoes
            Collapsible Water Bottles
            Stuff Sack to compress layers
            Lightweight Rain Layer to double as Wind Jacket/Hardshell
            Down Jacket instead of Fleece or Synthetic Jacket
            Bivy Sack or Hammock
            Ultralight Quilt
            Ultralight Tent or Tarp Shelter
            Modular Floorless Tent

       3. Luxury Items

            Chair
            Camp Shoes
            Binoculars

 

These are the list for Trekking if you are searching for Peak Climbing checklist  click here.

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