Langtang Valley Trek Equipment

We recommend the following trekking equipment for the Langtang Valley, cross-check this list when you are packing. If you do not have them with you from your place, remember that you can hire or buy at a very reasonable price in Kathmandu after your arrival Nepal.

Head

  • Sun hat or scarf
  • Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
  • Sunglasses with UV protection

Upper Body

  • T-shirts
  • Light and expedition weight thermal tops
  • Fleece jacket or pullover
  • Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
  • Down vest or jacket

Lower Body

  • Under Garments
  • Hiking shorts
  • Lightweight cotton long pants
  • Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms
  • Fleece or wool pants (seasonal)
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants

Feet

  • Thin, lightweight inner socks
  • Thick, warm wool hiking socks
  • Hiking boots with spare laces
  • Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals) Gaiters for hiking in winter to the base camp

Hands

  • Lightweight gloves
  • Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer (seasonal)

Accessories

  • Sleeping bag rated to zero DC *
  • Headlamp (e.g. Petzl Zoom) with spare bulbs and batteries
  • Trekking Bags/Duffel bag *

Basic First Aid Kit

  • Large plastic bags - for keeping items dry inside trek bag
  • Daypack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches)
  • Trekking Poles
  • Water bottle (2) or camel bag
  • Toiletries (Small wash towel, Toilet papers, etc)
  • Ear Plug (who know some people on group are snoring)
  • Personal First aid kit
  • Lip guard
  • Passport copies
  • Pocket knives
  • Flashlight

Toiletries

  • 1 medium-sized quick-drying towel
  • Toothbrush/paste (preferably biodegradable)
  • Multipurpose soap (preferably biodegradable)
  • Deodorants
  • Nail clippers
  • Face and body moisturizer
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Small mirror

Personal Hygiene

  • Wet wipes (baby wipes)
  • Tissue /toilet roll
  • Anti-bacterial hands wash

Extras/Luxuries

  • Binoculars
  • Reading book
  • Trail Map/guide book
  • Journal & Pen
  • Walkman
  • Pencils and small notebooks
  • Travel game i.e. chess, backgammon, scrabble
  • Swimming customs

What You Carry For Trek

Please, bring the equipment listed above and pack your gear for the trek into a duffel bag or rucksacks, and small day bag for you. The larger bag with your kit will be carried by the porter to meet you each evening. You should bring a day pack to carry by yourself for water, rain jacket, hat gloves, camera money, etc. The weather in the mountain is changeable so you will need some warm clothes with you on your day pack.