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What to pack for nepal travel

Packing for a Tea House Trek in the Himalaya

People wonder what to pack for Nepal. Packing is one of the important aspects of travel. The best method is not minimum nor the extra. The number of days, the season of the year in Nepal, the program you have chosen, the altitude you are travelling should be taken into account while packing. Many gears like woolen caps, shocks, and sweaters are cheaper in Nepal. The gears like hiking boots, down jackets, sleeping bags can be hired. The given list of essentials gives you general idea to pack for Nepal. You can find any gears here in Kathmandu in reasonable prices. Many tourists buy winter gears, handicrafts to take by home. If you have extra luggage and you are travelling for long periods, you can store extra gears at our office or in hotels. Major Hotels in Kathmandu and Pokhara have free luggage storing facility.

Clothes: Your clothing should be lightweight, breathable, hand-washable, and quick-drying, preferably moisture-wicking and non-cotton.

  • Long pants (zip-off pants are very useful)
  • Shorts, mid-thigh or longer
  • Short-sleeved shirts
  • Long-sleeved shirts
  • Undergarments
  • Socks
  • Sweater, jacket, windbreaker
  • Rain jacket and/ or rain poncho
  • Sun hat with brim and chin strap
  • Bandana (for dust, washing, etc.)
  • Swimsuit (optional if there is rafting program)

Footwear

  • For trekking:  water proof hiking boots
  • For short hikes and walk : Tennis shoes, sandals 
  • Indoor wear: Dressy shoes or flip flops

Baggage

  • Suitcase or duffel (check weight restrictions for internal flights)
  • Day pack for daily activities and easy access (rain cover is nice)
  • Waterproof plastic bags for organizing gear and dirty clothing (ziplocs and garbage bags work)
  • Money belt, security pouch, document organizer
  • Duffels can be purchased in Kathmandu for $10-15. (we also provide it for free during trekking use)

Electronics

  • Store electronics in sealed water-proof bags (double bagged if possible).
  • Headlamp or flashlight
  • Camera, lenses, memory disks
  • Video camera, tapes/disks
  • Tripod
  • Batteries
  • Cell phone
  • Electricity converter/adapter

Toiletries

  • Soap
  • Shampoo, conditioner, gel
  • Hairbrush, comb, mirror, hair ties
  • Toothbrush, toothpaste, floss
  • Deoterant
  • Moist towelettes (handi-wipes)
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Lotion (Badger foot balm is also helpful)
  • Sunscreen
  • Lip balm with sunscreen
  • Small towel and washcloth
  • Facial tissue
  • Shaving supplies
  • Nail clippers, file, brush
  • Insect repellent
  • Q-tips
  • Sewing kit
  • Feminine products
  • Cosmetics

First Aid

  • If it is a group travel, co ordinate with the group. We also send basic medicines in the trekking with guides.
  • Ibuprofin, Aceteminophen
  • Bandaids/plasters
  • Disinfectant, antiseptic cream, antibiotic ointment
  • Gauze bandages and tape
  • Throat losenges
  • Vitamins
  • Diahrea medicine
  • Antihistemines
  • Ace bandage
  • Melatonin, Acetazolamide, or other sleep aid
  • Malaria pills (if necessary, talk to doctor)
  • Antibiotics (talk to doctor)
  • Prescription drugs (talk to doctor)

Documents

  • Document organizer
  • Passport
  • Visas for all countries as necessary (Nepal visa you get on arrival)
  • Airline tickets, e-tickets (make sure name on ticket matches name on passport)
  • Copy of travel itinerary
  • Medical insurance card

Other

  • Sunglasses, straps
  • Eyeglasses, contacts, solution (if you need them)
  • Pocket knife
  • Notebook, pencil and pen
  • Books, playing cards, games, crossword puzzles, frisbee, football, kite
  • Energy bars, hard candy, snacks, and comfort foods
  • Duct tape (can be wrapped around water bottle)
  • Matches or lighter
  • Cash, travelers checks, credit cards (including some small bills, U.S. dollars must be newer than 2002)
  • Guide books, maps, language books
  • Small umbrella, particularly useful in the rainy season
  • Water bottles and/or Camelbak
  • Steripen, water filter, or purification tablets
  • Bottled water is also available for purchase at hotels and stores
  • Books, magazines, e-reader
  • U-shaped neck pillow

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