Pre-Trek Checklist

Namaste and welcome! We hope to make your trek/tour with us a pleasant one, and we look forward to having you join us. Here are some details and suggestions to help make your trek enjoyable.

Suggested items to bring include:

Sleeping bag: - A good quality 3–season down or fiberfill bag with a rating of 5 to 15 Degrees C.

Sleeping Pad: - Thermarest sells good quality pads.

Large duffel bag: - This is for the majority of your gear that a porter will carry for you.

Day pack: - Bring a comfortable pack to carry your personal items such as water bottles, Water purifier, camera, snacks, hat, and a change of clothes.

Money belt or pouch: - Always carry your valuables, including plane tickets and passport, on your person.

First Aid Kit/Medicine: - It is extremely helpful to have the basic items such as: blister Treatments, antibiotics or Artemesia Quassia Supreme, Neosporin or natural alternative, Band-aids, aspirin etc., on your person.

Water bottle: - we recommend bringing 2 one-liter bottles to carry your water.

Water purification: - Filter or Iodine tablets.

Boots: - These can make or break your trek. Be sure to bring a pair of sturdy trekking boots with good ankle support that are well broken in. Try to have 150 miles on your boots before taking them on trek!

Socks: - Bring a couple pairs of wool trekking socks and liner socks.

Nighttime shoe: - Sandals or sneakers are good for changing into after a long day of Trekking.

Thermal and regular underwear: - Try to bring items that wick the moisture away from the body. Bring one pair of mid-weight and one pair of expedition weight long underwear; to be sure you will be warm enough.

Trekking pants: - Bring several pairs of loose fitting, lightweight, moisture wicking pants. Shorts are optional, but baring your legs is not recommended.

T-shirts/Long sleeve shirt:-Lightweight, quick drying, moisture wicking shirts are recommended.

Polar fleece/Warm sweater: - Bring a lightweight pullover to help keep you warm.

Jackets: - Wind and rain jackets are recommended, try bringing one that meets both needs. If your jacket is not large enough to cover you and your pack, be sure to protect the items in your pack with a waterproof sack. Down jackets are optional depending upon the trek and the season.

Hats: - Bring two hats: one to keep you head warm and one to protect you from the sun.

Gloves/Mittens: - Bring a pair of warm gloves, preferably a synthetic material as opposed to leather. Liners are optional, but if your hands get cold easily you may want to bring a pair.

Sunglasses, sunscreen and lip balm

Flashlight/Headlamp (extra batteries)

Camera/Film: - It is good to make sure you bring enough film for the entire trek as the availability of quality film in the remote regions of Nepal, Tibet and Bhutan is extremely limited, at best.

Power snacks: - If you have a favorite, we recommend bringing it from home.

Miscellaneous: toiletries, quick-drying towel, toilet paper, baby wipes, laundry detergent (Biodegradable, please), matches and liquid hand sanitizer.

Alarm clock: - To make sure you are up for early morning yoga classes! ☺

Small shovel – You can bring a carry bag for your soiled toilet paper if you choose to burn it instead of carrying a shovel with you.

If you have any questions, about this list or anything else, please feel free to ask with us.


Two weeks holiday in Nepal with Mission Eco-Trek

My wife and I took a 2 week tour in Nepal with Mission Eco-Trek in Feb 2011 and had a fantastic time. Mission Eco-Trek provided the very highest caliber guides and Ram Kumar (the proprietor) personally made sure that everything went smoothly. When storms caused our original flights to be cancelled and then cancelled for a second time, he graciously accommodated our changes at no extra cost. The cost was reasonable and the services provided were exceptional -even beyond what we had expected from the contract....

Kevin & Jacque
New York, USA