Packing and Accessories

Below list is for trekking portion only.  List doesn’t include clothes that is suitable as per your preference when you stay in Kathmandu city.
  • Backpack/duffel bag – This is to carry gear/trekking equipment, cloths etc. Duffel bag can be provided by Mosaic Adventure (maximum weight limit 9-10 kilogram per person).
  • Day-pack – You will require a small day pack which should be sufficient to carry your important personal stuff and small equipment for the day, water, fleece jacket, gloves, hat, First Aid Kit etc….
  • Shoes – a good pair of trekking shoes / lightweight boots. Waterproof footwear is preferable as you may be walking through some streams. They should be “worn in” and bring a pair of spare laces.
  • Flip flops or sandals – for wearing around the tea houses.
  • Socks – 3-4 pairs. Bring a bottle of body/foot powder and squeeze a generous amount into your socks before you wear them to keep your feet dry and comfy.
  • Fleece Jacket – although during the day temperatures will (hopefully) be very pleasant the mornings and evenings can be chilly.
  • Down Jacket / Sleeping bag (upon request).
  • A sweater or sweat-shirt
  • Waterproof / windproof jacket
  • Long johns or thermal underwear
  • T shirts – combination of half and long sleeves.
  • Trousers – Lightweight trousers for lower altitudes, a heavier pair for higher altitudes. Trousers with cargo
  • Pockets at the sides and extra pockets are useful.
  • Waterproof over trousers
  • Gloves – waterproof, thermal. (Thickness depending on your trek)
  • Warm hat, and sun hat / cap, Lip Balm, factor 50 sun screen/block.
  • Sunglasses – UV resistant, better if covered at the sides (extension from the rims of the specs to the face), if possible, get a case that you can easily hang on your backpack or body.
  • Head-torch – LED are longer lasting and whiter, and spare batteries. Electricity is erratic in Nepal and you may have to use a torch when you’re at the tea houses – lighting is not always guaranteed in bedrooms.
  • Water Bottle – 1 liter water bottle with a clip: boiled water (paid) can be topped up at tea houses. Or you can use purifying tablets
  • Basic First Aid kit – plasters, wound dressings, diarrhea pills (‘Immodium’, ‘Arret’ or similar) if you can persuade your doctor to prescribe a course of Cyprians do so – it’s a broad-antibiotic, particularly effective for stomach upsets that have not succumbed to other remedies, painkillers, crepe bandage (for sprains and strains), ‘Deep Heat’ or similar muscle-relaxant cream, scissors, tweezers, safety pins, water purification pills.
  • A small plastic bottle of antiseptic hand-wash: careful personal hygiene will avoid most stomach disorders.
  • Toileries – shampoo, shower gel and wet-wipes. Toilet paper can be bought at most of the tea houses, medium size towel
  • Things that you might want to consider
  • Walking poles – helps with long climbs and descents
  • Waist Pouch – good for cameras and extras that you can access while walking.
  • Scarf – good to have when the weather is cool, windy but too hot for a fleece jacket and with your judgement and experience.