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List of clothes and shoes for trekking, hiking and climbing

Are you going on a trekking, hiking or climbing trip and don't know what clothes and shoes to take with you? Everything is very simple. Focus on the fact that all the things that you take with you will either be already dressed on you, or you will carry them in your backpack. From here it follows that your things should be light, as comfortable as possible and have thermal and protective properties. Your choice of clothing and quantity will also depend on many factors: weather, altitude, length of trip, etc.


  • you must decide what time of the year you plan to travel
  • in which area will you take the tour
  • at what altitudes will you be (movement and overnight stays)
  • where you will spend the night, etc.

Based on this and the principle of layered selection of clothes, make your personal list from the list below.

The principle of layering:

  • The first layer is underwear (good thermal underwear for moisture removal during movement)
  • The second layer - warming (light warming layer to keep warm while moving)
  • The third (fourth) layer is the top warming or protective layer (depending on weather conditions: a warm down jacket, a softshell jacket, a regular windbreaker, a membrane jacket or a combination of both)


  • High-altitude climbing boots (altitudes above 7000 meters)
  • Climbing boots (preferably a GORE-TEX type membrane)
  • Trekking boots (preferably GORE-TEX type membrane)
  • Trekking shoes (preferably a GORE-TEX membrane)
  • Sneakers
  • Trekking sandals
  • For the camp: flip-flops, crocs, etc.


  • Underwear
  • Swimming trunks or swimsuit
  • Thermal underwear (pants + jacket)
  • Warm socks (woolen)
  • Regular socks
  • Thermal socks (trekking socks)
  • Pants waterproof, windproof (membrane type GORE-TEX)
  • Breathable trekking pants (non-membrane)
  • Softshell pants
  • Warm pants (fleece, polartec, etc.)
  • Down or synthetic pants (primaloft, etc.)
  • Shorts
  • Synthetic T-shirt
  • Synthetic long sleeve T-shirt (regular for camp and sleep)
  • Shirt with long sleeves
  • Jacket thin for trekking (fleece, polartec, etc.)
  • Jacket thick for the camp (fleece, polartec, etc.)
  • Warm sweater for the camp (wool, down, primaloft, etc.)
  • Waterproof, windproof jacket (GORE-TEX type membrane)
  • Softshell jacket
  • The jacket is light, breathable (not membrane)
  • Down or synthetic vest (primaloft, etc.)
  • Jacket thin down or synthetic (primaloft, etc.)
  • Down jacket
  • Downy overalls
  • wide hat from the sun
  • Sports (light) cap
  • Warm hat
  • Balaklava
  • buff
  • Thin gloves
  • Insulated light gloves (fleece, polartec, etc.)
  • Insulated waterproof, windproof gloves (GORE-TEX type membrane)
  • Warm mittens (GORE-TEX membrane, down, fur or primaloft, etc.)


  • You need to have a set of clean clothes for the return trip.
  • As an alternative to a membrane jacket and pants, this is a poncho raincoat (raincoat)
  • For many easy and one-day trekking and walks, a regular umbrella is enough
  • When choosing your tour, pay attention to the list of clothes offered by the organizer of this tour.

Personal (individual) first aid kit. See more information here - https://extremetour.pro/en/articles/first-aid-kit-to-the-mountains 

Personal and group equipment. See more information here - https://extremetour.pro/en/articles/equipment-for-the-mountains

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