We created this page so you would have a solid starting point to consider gear — all consolidated here — for your trek in the Himalaya. These are only recommendations, and we make no claims or promises on how this gear will work for you. Each image is linked to a corresponding info/purchase page. As an Amazon Associate, Hobnail Trekking earns a small percentage of each sale to help us offset the cost of operating our site, so we’d be most appreciative if you use these links! (Don’t worry, it doesn’t affect your price at all.) Also, check back often because we will continue to add products to this page. Many thanks!


Icebreaker Merino Boxers

Icebreaker Merino Women’s Siren Bikini

Minus33 Men’s Merino Wool Ticonderoga

Minus33 Men’s Merino Kancamangus Bottom

Minus33 Women’s Merino Wool Moriah Lightweight Crew

Minus33 Women’s Merino Wool Kenai Expedition Bottom

Sherpa Adventure Gear Men’s Tsepun Zip Tee

Sherpa Adventure Gear Pemba Hooded Jacket

Mountain Khakis Rendezvous Micro Quarter-Zip Wool Shirt

Mountain Khakis Rendezvous Micro Half-Zip Wool Shirt

Free Prayer Flags

Mountain Hardware Men’s Yumalino Pant

Mountain Hardware Women’s Yumalino Pant

Women’s Velocity Capri Leggings

Mountain Hardware Ghost Whisperer Jacket

Patagonia Torrentshell Rain Jacket

Sherpa Adventure Gear Nanpala Hooded Jacket

Swiftwick Pursuit 7 Hiking Socks

Darn Tough Merino Wool Hiking Socks

Smartwool Trekking Heavy Hiking Socks

Free Prayer Flags

Asolo TPS 520 GV Hiking Boots

Lowa Renegade GTX Mid Hiking Boots

Lowa Women’s Lady Lite Gore-tex NuBuck Boots

Oboz Women’s B-DRY Bridger Hiking Boots


Keep in mind that many trekkers rent bags when they arrive in Kathmandu, but purchase their own liner. It’s a good option if you don’t think you’ll use a cold-weather bag on other trips.

Marmot Trestle 15-Degree Mummy Bag

Marmot Trestle 0-Degree Long Synthetic Bag

Marmot Helium 15-Degree Sleeping Bag

The Friendly Swede Sleeping Bag Liner


If you’re a solo hiker traveling without porters or yaks, you’ll want a larger pack, but most trekkers will only require a daypack for items that require immediate access like jackets, water, snacks, and first aid.

Camelbak Fourteener 24

Gregory Mountain Stout 35

Black Diamond Speed 40 Pack


Water will be readily available along the trail, but you’ll need to be diligent in filtering. We recommend using multiple methods just to be extra careful.

LifeStraw Go Filter Bottle

SteriPen Ultra Water Purifier

Potable Aqua Water Purification Tablets

Free Prayer Flags

Black Diamond Trail Shock Trekking Poles

BUFF Multifunctional Headwear

Black Diamond Glissade Cold Weather Gloves

The North Face Women’s Etip Glove

The North Face Men’s Montana Etip Glove

The North Face Women’s Montana Etip Glove

Adventure Medical Kits Mountain Series

Outdoor Research Sombriolet Sun Hat

Sherpa Adventure Gear Ilam Hat

BUFF Merino Wool Hat

GoPro Hero 4 Black

Petzl Actik Headlamp