Great Himalaya Trail Gear List

We concluded the Great Himalaya Trail in 3 rounds, with two returns to Kathmandu to reshuffle gear and fix permits. The items listed below were never with us all together: depending on the technicality and altitude of the section ahead, some items were stored in our duffels in Kathmandu. Our base weight largely depended on the inclusion of a mountaineering kit.

Eef’s gear list for the GHT

Base weight including mountaineering equipment: 14 kg
Base weight without mountaineering equipment (but still with crampons): 12 kg


  • Underwear: Devold Breeze Hipster Underpants (x3) + Devold Wool Fleece Bra, SheThinks underwear
  • Base layers: Devold Breeze t-shirt, Devold Breeze shirt, Devold Breeze long john’s
  • Extra warm wool: Devold Alnes half zip neck, Devold Alnes Long John’s (in KTM for first part of the hike)
  • Wind jacket: Montbell Tachyon jacket
  • Hardshell jacket: Arcteryx Alfa Hybrid jacket
  • Hiking pants: Norrøna Bitihorn zip-off pants (Norrøna Svalbard in KTM as extra)
  • Shell Pants: Haglöfs LIM rain pants
  • Insulation: primaloft (for when active, can take some sweat) plus down jacket for camp: Macpac Pulsar + Haglöfs L.I.M. Essens
  • Insulation pants: Mountain Hardware Compressor Pants
  • Socks: Devold Multi-Light sock, Devold hiking liner sock, Icebreaker Multisport Light Micro socks, Icebreaker  Hiking+ Medium, Smartwool Cross-country ski socks (warm, for the evening), Devold Compression sock (in KTM)
  • balaclava/buff: Icebreaker Flexi Chute + Flåmsbana balaclava
  • Beanie Devold Milling Cap
  • Woolen gloves: Icebreaker APEX
  • Shell Glove: CAMP DryMit’N
  • Down Glove: CAMP HotMit’N (in KTM for first part of the hike)
  • Montane Fireball booties
  • Backpack: Aarn Guiding Light + Sports Balance Pockets
  • Dry bags/stuff sacks: 8l drybag + 13 l dry bag + large Sea to Summit ultraist compression drybag for sleeping bag
  • A money belt that we can wear on our bodies and fits passports/credit cards: Osprey Stealth Waist Wallet
  • Hiking boots: Alfa Kvist Advance (Salewa Mounain Trainer as spare in KTM)
  • Support soles: 3 feet high insole
  • Gaiters for snow/glaciers: Mount Laurell high gaiter
  • Hiking poles and snow baskets: Komperdell C3 Carbon Powerlock + winter baskets
  • Full protection sunglasses with high UV filter: Julbo Sunglasses 2.0 Cameleon


  • Tent: Helsport Reinsfjell Superlight
  • Mattress: Therm-a-rest NeoAir Xlite
  • Sleeping bag to at least -10: Helsport Kvitbreen Lady
  • Liner: Sea to Summit ThermoLite Reactor Compact Plus Liner
  • Some spare tent stakes and possibly snow stakes
  • Macpac Trek Towel – Nanotrek
  • First aid kit


  • cooking set: Snow Peak mini-solo combo
  • titanium spork: MacPac
  • Lighter
  • Swiss army knife
  • Primus Omnilite Titanium multi-fuel burner
  • Water containers: Evernew water bottles 0,9l + 0,6l + 0,6l
  • Kathadyn Be Free water filter

Mountaineering equipment:

  • Petzl Leopard FL crampons
  • Petzl Summit 52cm ice axe
  • 3 carabiners, 1 figure eight, 1 60cm sling and one meter of 6mm cord


  • Headlight: Petzl Tikka
  • Polar watch
  • Camera and charger: Olympus Tough TG-4
  • Camera spare battery
  • Loksack waterproof bags
  • Powerbank: Brunton Ember 6000 Hybrid Power Bank
  • GoPro: Hero 3+ Silver
  • Phone and charger
  • Spare batteries for watch

PJ’s gear list for the GHT

Base weight including mountaineering equipment: 16 kg
Base weight without mountaineering equipment (but still with crampons): 14 kg


  • Shell: Montbell Torrent Flier Rain Jacket
  • Montbell Tachyon Wind Jacket
  • Montbell Tachyon Wind Pants
  • Montbell U.L. Thermawrap primaloft parka
  • Hagløfs L.I.M down jacket
  • LoweAlpine Rain Pants Triplepoint2
  • Mountain Hardware Compressor Pants
  • Bergans Imingen zip-off pants
  • Devold Breeze t-shirt
  • Devold Active long sleeve shirt
  • Devold Hiking shirt
  • Devold Breeze long john’s
  • Devold Islender long john’s
  • Devold Millet beanie
  • Socks: Devold hiking liner socks, Devold compression socks, Bridgedale hiking socks
  • Devold Hiking boxer, Devold Breeze boxer, Devold Duo Active windstopper boxer
  • Devold liner gloves
  • Hiking boots: Alfa Juv A/P/S (Cripsi Besseggen in KTM)
  • Flåmsbana buff
  • sun hat
  • Camp Hotmit’N

Sleeping system:

  • Therm-a-rest NeoAir X-lite mattress
  • Mountain Equipment Kryos Crimson down sleeping bag
  • Montane Fireball booties
  • Therm-a-rest ultralite pillow case

Cooking system:

  • Snow Peak titanium pot
  • Macpac titanium spork
  • Primus Omnilite Titanium (same as Eef)
  • Swiss Army pocket knife
  • Komperdell carbon C3 power lock hiking poles
  • Led Lenser H7.2 250 lumen head torch
  • MP3 player
  • phone
  • chargers + travel documents
  • compass
  • SPOT Gen3 PLB
  • Kindle e-reader
  • GPS: Garmin GPSMAP 64ST
  • Loksak waterproof bags
  • Julbo Explorer cameleon sunglasses
  • Macpac Trek towel – Nanotrek
  • Aarn Guiding Light backpack + Sports balance pockets
  • First aid kit
  • Sea to Summit Ultrasil dry bag 8l + 4l
  • Evernew water bottle 0,9l
  • Petzl Leopard FL crampons
  • Osprey money belt