Kit list for trekking in Nepal

This is a suggested kit list for trekking in Nepal and for climbing trekking peaks (note that peaks can require additional items such as crampons and warmer sleeping bags, illustrated in kit list as 'P'). You may have preferred equipment that you have found works for you in these environments and activities. If so then feel free to adapt the contents below. Please also speak to us if you have any questions before buying any new or expensive gear.

BAGS
Duffle bag with straps or large rucksack for main gear to be carried (sleeping bag, clothes for example)
Rucksack for carrying day items (extra clothes, food, camera, climbing equipment)
Variety of stuff sacks or waterproof bags such as dry bags or plastic bags.

OUTER SHELL
Waterproof shell jacket (breathable, for example gore tex)
Waterproof shell trousers or salopettes (breathable)
'P' Gaiters

OUTER- WARM
'P' Own jacket, preferably with hood (down, Primaloft or similar) if you are planning to climb a peak
'P' Insulated mountain trousers or salopettes (softshell, fleece or primaloft) if you are planning to climb a peak
Fleece jacket (can be lightweight down primaloft, as long as it can be kept dry or synthetic)

MID LAYERS
Fleece or thin down/primaloft tops
Trekking trousers

BASE LAYERS
Long sleeved tops (synthetic or wool), lightweight and thermal
Long johns, lightweight and thermal
Underwear 

HEAD WEAR
Warm hat
Balaclava or buff
Sun hat or cap with neck veil
Glacier glasses cat 3 UV lenses
'P' Ski Goggles cat 2-3 UV lenses if necessary for trekking peaks (optional)
Nose shade (optional)

HANDS
Thin liner gloves
Mid weight fleece or windstopper gloves
'P' Warm insulated mitts
'P' Shell mitts (for wet conditions)

FEET
Thin liner socks
Trekking socks
Thicker mountain socks
'P' Winter mountaineering boots for trekking peaks -  B1 or B2 crampon compatible, popular options are the hybrid range such as Scarpa Manta or Charmoz
Trekking boots
Sandals/flip flops
'P' Down booties (optional)

SLEEPING
3 season sleeping bag for the trek (you can also ask for blankets at the lodges.
'P' 4 season sleeping bag (comfort temperature -20C or lower) for peaks
'P' Thick closed cell foam mat or inflating mat like Thermarest for camping on trekking peaks

ELECTRICAL
Head torch & spare batteries
Camera, memory card & batteries 
Solar charger if necessary
Optional Altimeter/GPS
MP3 player (hard drives in iphones often stop working at altitude and in the cold)

REPAIR KIT (optional but potentially very useful for trekking peaks)
Gaffer Tape, super glue, cable ties, needle + thread
4mm accessory cord ~2m
Multi tool

EATING/DRINKING
Drinks bottles (preferably Nalgene) and insulated bottle covers
Snacks eg chocolate, energy drink powder, energy gels, jelly cubes etc
'P' Optional Thermos flask (metal, 1 litre)

OTHER
'P' Pee bottle
Toilet roll
Ear plugs
Passport & copies, visa, insurance details, money, credit cards, plane ticket
Books, Cards, Games
Washkit

'P' CLIMBING EQUIPMENT for trips on trekking peaks only
10 or 12 point crampons
Walking axe & leash
Walking Poles with snow baskets
Mountaineering harness (alpine harness is more comfortable)
Karabiners (screwgate) - you will need at least two
Mountaineering Helmet
Slings (long and short) - you will need at least two
Jumar (A device used to climb a rope. This device can slide up the rope but not back down)
Abseil device like a figure eight or stitch plate
Prussic loop  (A small loop of rope is wrapped around the climbing rope using a prussic knot. The prussic can slide up and down the rope but when weight is applied to it, the prussic will lock onto the climbing rope.
'Cows tail' (A length of rope with a krab or jumar on one end and the other attached to a harness) - this can easily be made or you can use a couple of short slings


PERSONAL MEDICAL KIT
Paracetamol
Ibuprofen
Antiseptic Wipes
Adhesive Plasters
Blister Plasters
Zinc Tape
Insect Repellent
Antihistamine tablets
Sunblock Cream
Rehydration Sachets
Personal Medication as required, e.g Anti-Malarials, Asthma Inhalers, Insulin, Epi-Pen etc
Lip Salve
Throat Lozenges
Latex gloves
Crepe Bandage
Hydrocortisone Cream
Prochlorperazine tablets (for sickness/nausea)
Ciprofloxacin tablets (general antibiotic; prescription required)
Acetazolamide tablets (altitude prophylactic; prescription required)

Note: you must check with your GP for your personal suitability to all medicines and their possible side effects and interactions. Please inform us of the details of all regular medication that you intend to use though the course of your trip and any relevant allergies and medical history related to them. You also need to check the requirements and regulations of the airline and all countries visited in relation to medications. For example; laws governing transport of some pain control medication and the need keep insulin at a suitable temperature, ie not in the cargo hold.