Trekking Equipment and Things to Pack

Before heading out for a trek or a hike, you want to make sure that you have packed all gears and essentials, and wish that there was list of trekking equipment and things to pack. Well, here is a trekking equipment and packing list that will suffice for most treks in India. Hopefully you will find useful, if I have missed anything please let me know.


  • Shirts/T-shirts
  • Jeans, pants, shorts
  • Socks
  • Undergarments
  • Towels


  • Waterproof trekking pants
  • Backpack and rain cover
  • Day pack
  • Duffel Bag
  • Waist Pouch
  • Water Bottle
  • Waterproof trekking shoes (checkout GORE-TEX), extra pair of shoelaces
  • Head lamp, extra batteries
  • Walking Stick
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Windcheater
  • Rain Coat / poncho
  • Camera, extra batteries
  • Binoculars
  • Wristwatch
  • Sleeping bag (Quechua S -5°C Light), sleeping mat
  • Tent
  • Tent light
  • Flip flops / sandles

Personal Care

  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Lip balm
  • Moisturizer, cold cream
  • Insect repellent
  • Ear buds
  • Toiletries (soap, tooth paste, tooth brush, floss, deodorant, etc.)
  • Toilet paper rolls
  • Shaving kit

Medicine / First Aid

  • Crocin
  • Vicks
  • Anti-septic cream
  • Band-aid
  • Pain Reliever Balm
  • Pudin Hara
  • Eno
  • Oral Hydration Salts (ORS)
  • Water purification pills/drops


  • Book(s)
  • GPS
  • Maps
  • Stitching kit
  • Playing cards
  • Matches or lighter

Checklist for the last day

  • Photo ID
  • Air / Train / Bus tickets
  • Cash
  • Mobile Phone and its charger

In case you are heading out to high altitude in Himalaya, please check if you will require following:

Warm Clothes

  • Winter (down feather) Jacket and Fleece Jacket (Two layer jacket like North Face or Columbia eliminate need for a separate fleece jacket)
  • Sweater
  • Warm cap / monkey cap
  • Gloves
  • Thermal innerwears


  • Garlic Pickle
  • Ginger Powder
  • Dry fruits (almonds, cashew nuts, dates, raisins)

Optional High Altitude Gear

  • Gaiters
  • Ice Axe
  • Snow boots
  • Flag