Your equipment for the perfect outdoor experience


Know about your equipment !

Himalayan Ecotourism provides all the camping equipment that you need for a safe, hygienic and comfortable stay in the wilderness. And that makes a HUGE DIFFERENCE for any outdoor activities!

We import most of our equipment from a European company known for the quality and reliability of its outdoor gear products.
It is important to mention that unlike many other operators all our gears are double-checked, cleaned and repacked completely fresh after each trek/tour. You will feel like using your own gear.
We are unmatched in this part of the Himalayas. Be sure to have the best for your safety and comfort.

Another great feature of Himalayan Ecotourism : you have a large choice of equipment for your trek / camping. From your tent to the outdoor BBQ and many other useful camping gears, you have dozens of options to make your outdoor experience as per your expectations and budget.

For those who have a too limited budget, we offer a budget plan as well. In that case the equipment is not from Himalayan Ecotourism, but arranged locally by your guide. This is what is offered by most of the other trekking operators in the area. We definitely recommend you to opt for our equipment.

We have two ranges of equipment : trekking equipment (carried by men) and touring equipment (carried on a vehicle). Although performance and comfort are always the first parameters we take into condideration, we have selected our trekking equipment with a focus on lightness and resilience to harsh mountain conditions, while our touring equipment has been chosen for maximizing the luxury of your camps.
For those who are camping only, you can select your equipment from either trekking or touring categories.

How to prepare your outdoor stay ?

For your equipment

It is quite simple.

1)  Send us an email or fill in the enquire form to inform us about your plan. In your email do not forget to share the following information :
    how many participants for your trip ?
    Are you planning to trek or to go for our "Easy camping in the wild" ?
    How many days of trek / camping ?

2)  We will reply your email with an estimated price for your outdoor activity that includes the basic equipment (tent, sleeping bag & mat).
In the same email you will find an Excel sheet with the list of the available equipment and their daily rent fee. The equipment is described in details in this page (next section).
You could just keep our pre-selection or select your prefered equipment. The price will automatically update according to your selection.

3)  Send us back the Excel sheet with the list of equipment you have selected. We will confirm all the services/equipment that we will provide with the price.
And then you just need to book. We do the rest.

For your food

The price that we will give you includes the food.
Most of you will not only be satisfied, but surely delighted with our outdoor food menu.
Wanna have an idea of what it will be ? Ok, just read below :-)

    Good morning tea !
    A substantial breakfast with bread, butter, jam, omelet, cereals/porridge a fruit when possible. An Indian breakfast is possible as well. Let's know you preference.
    A packed lunch consisting of paranthas or sandwiches, a juice, a chocolate & a fruit.
    A hot snack early evening.
    A rich and varied Indian dinner with rice, chapati, dal, vegetables, paneer or a non-veg dish (first night and on your request only), salad, pickles.

You may have special requirement because :

    You are not an Indian-national and you prefer a continental dinner.
    You are doing the "Easy camping in the wild" and so you may want a BBQ or so ?
    You need a special attention because of health-related reasons.

Or you may have any other reasons. And so you please communicate your requirement in an email or over the phone. We may have to revise the package price accordingly.

On an indicative basis the following price is per person and based on a group of 4 trekkers going for a 3 day trek with the selected equipment as shown below.

Price per person of a 3 day trek with a unique comfort level


This is what we would recommend for a trek into the Great Himalayan National Park.


  •    Tents : 4-season tunnel-shaped
  •    Sleeping bags : 3-season
  •    Linen inside the sleeping bag
  •    Small pillow
  •    Himalayan Ecotourism standard mat
  •    Toilet tent
  •    Walking poles
  •    Stools


  •    Veg or Non-Veg (first night only) menu
  •    Breakfast : Varied continental
  •    Lunch : Paranthas, juice, a chocolate & a fruit
  •    Hot snacks
  •    Dinner : Rich and varied Indian menu - Continental food on request
  •    Dessert

Select the equipment you want

Select you tent

For your nights you will have two options : Tunnel-shaped trekking tent (non standing-height) or our very comfortable camping tent (standing-height).
Most of our trekkers will select the first option as it is more convenient for the trek logistic and these tents are most suitable for high altitude weather.
Nothing prevent you to prefer the luxury of having standing-height tents for your trek. But be aware that we may have to arrange an extra porter as it is much heavier.
For those who are doing the "Easy camping in the wild", go for the standing-height tents !

About Our tunnel-shaped trekking tents :

    There are roomy 4-season tunnel-shaped tents, resistant to harsh mountain conditions.
    Two rooms. One room for your sleep and one large porch for keeping your gears.
    For your convenience the tents designed for 2 persons are given to a single person, the tents for 3 persons given for 2 persons only and so on. In this way we are sure you will have enough space inside.
    The tents available for treks are : single, double, triple and quadruple occupancy.

Select your tent
Description of item
Our classic tunnel-shaped trekking tents or the conical tent. Models for 1, 2, 3 & 4 person.
The flysheet of our conical tent used as a shelter for your dinners, if required. Up to 6 person.
Our standing-height tents. Up to four person. Primarily for camping but also available for trek.
Our large Tipi tent for large group. Dinner for 20 and night for up to 12 person.

Your sleeping bag

A good sleep is the first condition for a good trek or camping experience.

The sleeping bag is one of the most important item of your gears and it is also the most personal.
It must keep you warm enough, it must be comfortable in size and shape and it must be clean and hygienic.
You can count on us for giving you the best in regards to these three factors : warmth, comfort and hygiene.

Features of our sleeping bags :
    You have a choice of 2, 3 or 4-season sleeping bags. You will be nor too cold neither too hot !
    We have imported quality rectangle-shaped sleeping bags in which you have freedom of movement. Only the goose down sleeping bags are mummy-shaped (for performance reasons), but they still feature great comfort.
    Don't fear having smelly or dirty sleeping bags, that doesn't happen with us. For your protection we provide an inner linen which is cleaned after each trek. In this way you are entering fresh linen as if you were at the hotel. Note that the linen will keep you even warmer. When cold conditions are expected we give you linen in fleece.
    A small detail that makes a big difference : our small but comfortable pillow. You won't wake up with a neck pain ! Note that some of our mats have an integrated pillow.

Ask our advice for the selection of your sleeping bag. We will recommend you the best according to the season and the altitude of the activity.

In short

We offer three different kind of sleeping bags to face different weather conditions. All our sleeping bags are given with an inner linen and a pillow.

Select your sleeping bag
Description of item
Our 2-season sleeping bag. Synthetic filling. Rectangular.
Our 3-season sleeping bag. Synthetic filling. Rectangular.
Our 4-season sleeping bag. Goose down filling. Mummy-shaped.

Your mattress

Another very important item of your equipment list, the mattress.

There is no compromise on the camping mattress. Whatever the terrain (stony!) at your camp sites you need to have a good sleep and wake up with no backache.

We offer 4 different kind of mats :

    Our folding EVA mats offer basic comforts and good insulation from the ground !
    Our HET 3-star mats provide good comfort and insulation. We manufacture these two-layered mattresses : one hard side to flatten the mattress and one soft side for your comfort.
    Our HET 4-star mats provide excellent comfort and insulation. We manufacture these two-layered mattresses : one hard side to flatten the mattress and one super spongy side for your comfort.
    Our HET 5-star mats are the most comfortable as you almost feel like on your own bed. We manufacture these four-layered mats to optimize your comfort on any terrain. Mostly used for the "Easy camping in the wild" activity, you can also request it for your trek. We may add extra porters as they are quite bulky.
Select your mattress
Description of item
Our folding EVA mat for basic comfort.
Our HET 3-star mat. A 2 layers standard mat.
Our HET 4-star mat. A 2 layers thicker mat.
Our HET 5-star mat. A 4 layers luxury mat.

Camping furniture

These are optional but can definitely add a great comfort to your camp or trek.

If you are going for trek, we recommend you to take at least a stool, as proper ground to sit are not always available.
If your are doing the "Easy camping in the wild" activity, feel free to take whatever you wish !

Here is what we offer :

Select your camping furniture
Description of item
Our stools are quite small but very convenient in the wild.
Our camping chair are very cool and offers back support.
Our soft-top tables come nicely with the stool to have your dinner in the wild in a more comfortable way !
Our hard-top tables are a must for those looking best comfort during camping.

camping stools

Camping stool

Small, light and solid. The best choice for trek.

Everest camping equipment for treks in the GHNP

Camping chair

Want to rest your back ? Enjoy the wild in a resting position.

Everest camping equipment for treks in the GHNP

Soft-top table

Keep your food away from the soil.

Everest camping equipment for treks in the GHNP

Hard-top table

Larger, higher and a solid flat top. Ideal for camping activity.

Other camping gadgets

Why not add to the fun ?

At Himalayan Ecotourism, we like to offer you a awesome outdoor experience.
And so, with us, you can add virtually everything you want for your specific needs.

You are a first-time trekker ? You are coming with your children ? You are going for a long trek in harsh conditions ? Or simply you wish to enjoy "glamping" in the wild ?

Here is what we have for you :

Select your other camping gear
Description of item
A waterproof light which can turn into a powerbank.
A headlight for easy move during the night.
A 10X monocular to observe anything closer in the Himalayan nature !
A powerful scope with upto 40x magnification and with a tripod.
A solar charger to charge up to 2 USB devices in the same time.
A outdoor BBQ to prepare your favorite delicacy.
A Camp shower to get yourself refreshed or simply to play with the kids.
Hot water bottles to get the extra warmth when you need.
A walking pole to feel more safe on difficult terrain.
A baby carrier to take your kids with you.
A personal water filter. Fill the bottle in and sip safe water.
Camping equipment in the GHNP

Waterproof light

This gadget will give you light for more than 50 hours. Use it outside or inside your tent.

Camping equipment in the GHNP

Waterproof light

It can turn into a powerbank ! Great for an emergency call when all batteries are down.

Everest camping equipment for treks in the GHNP


Move with light in the night while keeping your two hands free !

Camping equipment in the GHNP

10X monocular

This is great to watch anything closer : wildlife, the way ahead, a mountain or even the moon.

Camping equipment in the GHNP

10X monocular

The monocular can be kept at your belt to catch the unexpected within seconds.

Everest camping equipment for treks in the GHNP

Powerful scope

Ideal for birdwatchers and wildlife enthusiasts. Light and handy, with a small tripod.

Camping equipment in the GHNP

Solar charger

This 20W solar charger will charge up to 2 devices simultaneously. Through USB cable only !

Camping equipment in the GHNP

Solar charger

To take a max of sun power keep the charger on your backpack throughout the day.

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Outdoor BBQ

Do you want to enjoy a BBQ during your camp ? Possible with Himalayan Ecotourism.

Camping equipment in the GHNP

Outdoor BBQ

Let's know your food preference. Marinated chicken, fish or vegetarian kebab ?

Camping equipment in the GHNP

Camp shower

The day is hot ? You smell ? We can make you happy with a nice outdoor shower !

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Camp shower

Just get yourself under the tree and enjoy 40 liters of lukewarm water.

Everest camping equipment for treks in the GHNP

Hot water bottles

Wanna be warmed up inside your tent ? This is a great addition to your gears :-)

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Walking pole

Quite useful to keep your confidence up on difficult terrain.

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Baby carrier

A rucksack to carry your kids up to 20 kg.

Everest camping equipment for treks in the GHNP

Water filter

Be 100% sure about the water you drink on a trek.

Photos of our equipment in use

Everest camping equipment for treks in the GHNP

Happiness on trek

With us you are sure to have a comfortable outdoor experience.

Everest camping equipment for treks in the GHNP

The 2 person tent

The perfect size, the perfect shape, the perfect trekking tent for 2 persons.

Everest camping equipment for treks in the GHNP

The 4 person tent

Our 4 person tent has 2 rooms for sleeping and a large area in between.

Camping equipment for treks in the GHNP

The 4 person tent

The living space of the tent is big enough to have your meals protected from any bad weather.

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The conical tent

The flysheet of this tent can easily be used for your having your dinner all together.

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Large Tipi

Adding our large Tipi tent offers a nice common area for large groups.

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Easy camping

This is what we call glamping in the wild. Ask us and we do it !

Camping equipment in the GHNP

Standing height tent 1

It is a great tent for camping, but it can be used on trek as well.

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Standing height tent 1

When the storm is raging outside you are comfortable inside !

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Standing height tent 2

Quite similar to the family tent 1, this one is made in cotton. Hence more comfy but heavier.

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Standing height tent 2

This gives you a pretty good idea of the space available inside our family tent 2.

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Standing height tent 3

When you need to accommodate more people we can add as many "family tents 3" as you wish.

Our budget plan

You may have a craving for discovering the Himalayan wild without having the required budget for trekking under the best conditions.
In case you are a real nature lover or you want to meet the wild in a respectful mode, and you like to go with a genuine social enterprise, you deserve to trek with us whatever your budget is.
Under our budget plan your staff remain our cooperative members, the Himalayan Ecotourism staff. They will serve you simple but abundant food. The equipment is similar to what other local companies offer.
This means that we do not recommend to trek on a budget outside the best season. Otherwise you may face difficult situations due to the cold or any other adverse climate factors.
Your equipment under the budget plan is not Himalayan Ecotourism equipment ! It will be hired from the local suppliers.

Here is what you will get under the budget plan.

The tents

The tents are 2-season, standard or dome-shaped.
The tents available for treks are : double only.
Of course these are trekking tents, and therefore there are not standing-height tents.

The sleeping bags

The sleeping bags are 2-season. You do not have inner liners under this plan.
Consider bringing your warm underwear for the nights.


You will be given a simple yoga mat for your night.
On an indicative basis the following price is per person and based on a group of 4 trekkers going for a 3 day trek.

Budget Plan


Our budget plan. This is local standard plan. Suitable for trekking under good weather conditions only when you are on a short budget.


  •    Tents : 2-season
  •    Sleeping bags : 2-season
  •    Linen inside the sleeping bag
  •    Small pillow
  •    Local yoga mat
  •    Toilet tent
  •    Walking poles
  •    Stools


  •    Veg
  •    Breakfast : Indian or simple continental
  •    Lunch : Paranthas, juice & sweets
  •    Hot snacks or soup
  •    Dinner : Indian menu with a dal and a vegetable
  •    Dessert

Our "touring" equipment

Himalayan Ecotourism is your outdoor activities specialist for the Western Himalayas.
We take you on trek but also through the gigantic Himalayas by roads in a SUV or on a motorcycle.

The equipment for our tours is obviously not the same than the equipment for treks. The main reason being that on trek we mind a lot about the weight of the equipment that has to be carried by our staff. While on tour we do not care so much about the weight of the equipment that is carried in a Jeep.

Therefore we coud easily upgrade the comfort of touring equipment compared to our trekking equipment.
The main differences are the standing-height of the tents, the thickness of the mattresses and the comfort of our outdoor furnitures.

This is a very good news for all those who simply would like to camp in the wild without an hassle, without having to trek. You can use our extremely comfortable touring equipment for your fishing camp or any other easy camping activity that we proppose here.

On special request some of our touring equipment can be carried on trek as well. Especially for large groups.

Here is the list of our touring equipment.

  •   A large Tipi tent with a porch for keeping your shoes, 2 large windows, a comfortable ground carpet and an optional partition that makes 2 sleeping rooms for your privacy. The tent can accommodate up to 10 persons. On your request we can set up a wood stove inside the tent !

  •   A big 3-season, standing-height family tent. It has a sleeping room and a large living area, big enough to enjoy your time with the family or your friends. Suitable for a family up to 4 persons.

  •   A tipi sleeping tent. This tent is the ideal combination with our large Tipi tent for bigger groups. You can sleep very comfortably by two in these small Tipi tents while enjoying your time all together in the large one.

  •   Self-inflating mats. For our tour the mats are 8 cm thick which makes them as comfortable as your bed at home.

  •   Very comfortable camping table and chairs for the best outdoor experience.

More photos of our touring equipment

Everest camping equipment for treks in the GHNP

On a bike tour

On tour to Ladakh we use our own equipment to camp in the wild wherever you want.

Everest camping equipment for treks in the GHNP

On a bike tour

On tour to Lahaul & Spiti. You will never forget our hospitality.

Everest camping equipment for treks in the GHNP

Touring equipment

Be sure to have a good night with our touring equipment.

Himalayan Ecotourism videos

Video practical info about treks in the GHNP

Trekking in the GHNP

All you need to know for planning your trek in the GHNP with us

Video about the work of Himalayan Ecotourism

We are a social enterprise

Stephan, co-founder of Himalayan Ecotourism, shows some of the work undertaken by Himalayan Ecotourism in the ecozone of the GHNP

Recognition of Himalayan Ecotourism

Himalayan Ecotourism Awards

Our awards

Himalayan Ecotourism is the winner of the To Do award 2022 in the field of "Socially Responsible Tourism".
We are also the Overall Winner of the Indian Responsible Tourism Award 2019 and the Gold winner in the Best Adventure Operator category.
We have been declared winner of the Sustainable Tourism Award 2019 by Skal International and Biosphere.
Our cooperative-based model of social enterprise and our efforts to conserve the Himalayas are the main reasons for winning these awards.
Thank you to all our cooperative members, our customers, our friends and well-wishers !