Trekking Essentials

Must-Have Trekking Essentials 2021 | Updated

Going on a trek? And confused about trekking essentials to pack and what to take and what to leave behind? Because when you are going on a trek, bear in mind that YOU have to carry the bag on your back all the way up to the peak. So, the most important thing is not to pack unnecessary things, because it will make your trek only miserable. So here we have a COMPLETE list of the trekking essentials you would need. 

Chandra Shekhar Sharma

If you are a beginner, then you can also find trekking gear on rent. They are great for beginners because we are usually confused about what to buy, and how much to spend.

Here’s our list of the must-have trekking essentials 2021. You can make a checklist out of it for your own use!

Trekking Essentials Gear’s

When you are going on a trek, the most obvious thing is to carry your trekking gear. But the question is what trekking gears do you need? For each trek, the requirements vary a little. But here are some common gears you would need in every trek in your life. Feel free to make subtle changes as per your treks requirements.

Rucksack + Rain Cover1
Day PackRecommended for treks with summit day
Camping Tent1 ( 2 People can share )
Sleeping Bag1 for Each Person
Sleeping Mat1 for Each Person
Head Torch + Spare BatteryMid May – September
UV Protection Sunglasses1
Water Bottle2 Bottles
Trekking Pole2
Tent Bulb1
Knife / Shocking Torch ( Safety Purpose)1
Trekking Essentials – Gears

Trekking Essentials Footwear

Footwear is a very important component when it comes to trekking and hiking. The first and foremost thing is you must be comfortable in your trekking shoes. You can find some amazing trekking shoes in India at cheap rates. Depending on what type of trek you are looking forward to you need to choose your shoes accordingly, for example, for snow treks, always go with the best waterproof trekking shoes.

Trekking Shoes (High Ankle)1
Lightweight Sandals/Slippers1
Gaiters1 Pair (Recommended for Winter Trek)
Microspikes1 Pair (Recommended for Winter Trek)
Trekking Essentials – Footwear

Trekking Essentials Clothing

This is another very essential component. If you are going on a winter trek, you need to choose your clothes more carefully, because you want to make sure you are warm and comfortable and also keep in mind that you cannot overpack. So layering becomes very important here. Layer your clothes wisely. If you are a first-timer, then ask your guide about the weather details.

Quick Dry Track Pants2
Tshirts/Sweatshirts (Full Sleeves)1 for Each Day
Woolen Socks (Thick)1 for Each Day
Thermal Body Warmer (Upper & Lower)1
Undergarments1 for Each Day
Warm Jacket closed at Wrist & Neck1
Mufler
Rain Wear / Poncho1
Warm Gloves (Waterproof)1
Woolen Cap 1
Sun Shielding Hat1
Trekking Essentials – Clothing

Trekking Essentials Toiletries

Here, we have listed some personal items you would definitely miss if you forget them. These are small yet very important. We usually tend to forget these small items, so here’s a complete list of everything you will need during your trek.

PERSONAL TOILETRIES KIT
Small Towel1
Toilet Paper1
Paper Soap1
Bar Soap1
Toothbrush1
Toothpaste1 (Small Size)
Cold Cream1
Sun Screen Lotion (Small)1
Lip Balm1
Face Wash1
Hand Sanitizer1
Trekking Essentials – Toiletries

Trekking Essentials Utensils

These are some very basic utensils you might need. These will be good enough for your trek because you don’t have to cook your food.

Read more: Kedarkantha Trek

Lunchbox (Small Leak Proof)1
Plate1
Spoon1
Tea/Coffee Mug1 ( Lightweight )
Trekking Essentials – Utensils

Trekking Essentials First Aid Kit

A first-aid kit is very essential for any trek because accidents don’t come with a warning. It’s always good to play safe. Carry some basic first-aid kit items. We have curated the list from first-hand experience. 

Carry your medicines in plenty in case you have any specific ailment. Consult your doctor before joining the trek. Here’s a list of simple first-aid kit items for trekkers:

Diamox10 Tablets (Prevent AMS)
Crocin6 Tablets (Fever)
Avomine4 Tablets (Motion Sickness)
Avil 25mg4 Tablets (Allergies)
Combiflam4 Tablets (Pain Killer)
Disprin6 Tablets (Headache)
Norflox TZ & Lomofen6 Tablets Each (Diarrhea)
Digene / ENO10 Tablets (Acidity)
Omez/Rantadine10 Tablets (Antacids)
Crepe Bandage3 to 5 Meters
Gauze1 Small Roll
Band-Aid10 Strips
Cotton1 Small Roll
ORS10 Packets
Betadine or Any Antiseptic Cream
Moov Spray1 (Aches & Sprains)
Trekking Essentials – First Aid Kit

Trekking Essentials Miscellaneous

Finally, some items are very essentials but we all tend to forget. One of the most important items in this list is the first aid kit. 

Camera1 (Optional)
Tripod1 (Optional)
Powerbank 1 (Optional)
Identity CardOriginal + 2 Photocopy
Trekking Essentials – Miscellaneous

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