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Mountain Climbing Equipment List

Mountain Climbing Equipment List

Are you confused about what to bring along with you on this peak climbing journey? Then find out about the Mountain climbing equipment list from this blog. It applies to all the peak expeditions of Nepal.

Mountain Climbing is a great pastime and adventure which attracts millions of people to the Himalayas of Nepal. To make the expedition more fun, you need the right gear, so we bring you the Mountain climbing equipment List.

Peak climbing is generally expeditions up to 6500 m mountain. Usually, a trekking peak is a one-day climb to the summit and back to its base camp. You leave from the base early in the morning, summit the mountain, and return the same day.

To correctly complete the trek, you need to bring along several gears and equipment. Thus, read further to know about the Mountain climbing equipment list.

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Mountain Climbing Equipment List

Mountain climbing equipment list makes sure you don’t forget anything important while planning and packing for the expedition. The below-listed items are samples to help you with the expedition pack. But it is not the final listing, and you can add or subtract according to your need.

Technical Equipment List

  • 12 point strap-on or step-in crampons
  • Anti-balling plates
  • Ice Ax- 60 to 75 cm size
  • Climbing Harness with adjustable leg loops
  • Climbing Helmet
  • 2 Locking carabiners
  • 2 Regular carabiners
  • Gaiters
  • Belay device
  • Ropes
  • Lightweight Pulley
  • Prusik Cords
  • Trekking Poles (Optional)
  • Avalanche transceiver
  • Camming devices
  • Tape Slings

Outer Clothing Wear

  • Wind and waterproof hardshell pants and jackets
  • Softshell pants and jacket
  • Large insulated Parka
  • Middle layer wind jacket
  • Lightweight down pants and jacket
  • Lightweight thermal trouser
  • Breathable trousers with entire side zip
  • Moisture wicking t-shirt
  • Breathable long t-shirt
  • Mid-weight fleece pullover
  • Waterproof jacket with hood
  • Fleece jacket
  • Rainwear: pants and jackets

Inner Clothing Wear

  • Lightweight underwear
  • Expedition weight underwear
  • Long underwear
  • Sport bra


  • Warm wool or synthetic cap that covers the ear
  • Scarf, neck sleeve, or buff
  • Balaclava
  • Sun or ball cap
  • 100% UV Glacier sunglass with side/ nose shield
  • Ski goggles
  • Headscarf or bandana for dusty condition


  • Shell and insulated layer glove system
  • Mittens
  • fleece/ liner gloves
  • Down gloves
  • Mid-weight gloves


  • Mountaineering boots- plastic doubles with inner liner
  • Synthetic/ leather hiking boots
  • Running shoes, sandals, or cross-trainers
  • Down boots (optional)
  • Mid or heavy poly/ wool socks
  • Poly or wool liner socks
  • Vapor barrier liner socks
  • Lightweight wool or poly trekking socks
  • Light cotton or wool socks


  • 35 to 40 Liter small pack
  • 50 to 70 Liter medium rucksack with 3000- 4500 cubic inches
  • 120 Liter duffle bag with 7500 cubic inches
  • Small padlock for duffle kit
  • Pack cover

Sleeping Gear

  • Down sleeping bag for high altitude good for -35 (-30 )
  • Additional sleeping bag for base camp good for -20 (-5 )
  • Closed-cell foam mat for base camp and high altitude


  • Compass
  • Map
  • Guidebook or Route description.’
  • GPS
  • Satellite messenger


  • Spf sunscreen
  • Lip balm
  • Moisturizer
  • Body lotion
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Synthetic towel
  • Wet wipes
  • Bar soap
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Insect repellent cream or spray
  • Toilet paper and sealable bag
  • Menstrual product
  • Nose guard

Emergency first aid kit

  • Personal first aid kit includes aspirin, antibiotics, band-aid, first-aid tape, painkiller, anti-diarrhea pill, anti-headache pills, cough, cold medicine, etc.
  • Prescribed medication
  • Skin blister repair kit
  • Small bottle anti-altitude sickness pill
  • Water filter or purification tablets
  • Prescribed glasses or contact lens
  • Earplug


  • Water bottle with insulation cover
  • Headlamp with spare batteries
  • Handwarmer
  • Lighter or matchbox
  • Repair kit
  • Battery-powered watch or clock
  • Digital camera
  • Solar power banks
  • Pocket knife/ multi-tool
  • Plastic mug, spoon, and cup
  • Disposable waterproof rubbish bag
  • ATM, credit, or debit cards
  • iPod/ mp3
  • Journal with pen or pencil
  • Reading book
  • Compact binoculars
  • Insulated seat pad
  • Two-way radio

Other documents

  • Passport
  • Extra passport size photo
  • Flight itinerary
  • Flight itinerary
  • Additional copies of passport and other relevant documents
  • Insurance proof


  • Energy bar
  • Dried nuts
  • Cheese
  • Chocolate
  • Energy drink

Final Say

We hope our Mountain climbing equipment list is helpful for you. You can add other items or take them out according to your choice as it is not the final list.


Subash KC

Managing Director

Mr. Subash K.C ventured into the tourism industry after completing his studies in Management Stream in 2001 at Tribhuvan University. Mr. K.C, born and brought up in the Lalitpur district, is keenly interested in exploring the different trekking routes. Getting the opportunity to work in the tourism industry helped him gather insights about trekking across Nepal. In addition, he also learned about customer care and group management.
By leading solo and group trekkers himself, he started collecting data about many trekking destinations in Nepal. He creates an enriching experience for national and international travelers through exceptional hospitality.

Apart from managing trekking and tours, Mr K.C also handles client inquiries, accommodation reservations, arrangements of transportation and flights, and other logistics. Recognizing the importance of personalized service, he proactively takes care of clients' needs and requirements. He is fluent in English and excels in organizing treks, tours, and adventure sports in Nepal, Tibet, and Bhutan.

He is highly committed to promoting responsible tourism and prioritizes client satisfaction by providing top-notch service through his well-organized company. He believes that through responsible traveling, we can protect the natural environment and promote sustainability. He has expanded his knowledge by traveling to various countries worldwide, such as India, Bhutan, Switzerland, Germany, France, Italy, Thailand, China, Singapore, Philippines, Vietnam, USA, Japan, UK, Canada etc and is passionate about exploring more destinations.