"Trekking in Nepal" complete list Tip by Journeyplanner

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Luggage and bags: Soft luggage such as a large holdall is best for flying or by bus, preferably unbranded and not too flashy will help avoid the attention of idle hands. I normally then put my trekking pack and boots inside with space to bring souvenirs home.
Most hotels are happy to look after your holdall with any unneeded items while you go trekking.
I have tried PacSafe mesh nets in the past and while they are secure, they undoubtedly attract attention to the fact you may have valuables worth stealing.

Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: The climate varies greatly, with altitudes above 3000m often dropping below 0C, this list will vary depending on the time of year and duration spent at altitude.

WARM WEATHER GEAR - for lower altitude:
* TROUSERS - cottons/linens are best (locals tend not to wear shorts in town)
* TEESHIRTS - sports tops with tiny air holes tend to be cooler
* UNDERWEAR - cotton is best
* SWIMMING STUFF
* FLIPFLOPS/SANDALS
* SUNHAT
* SUNGLASSES

COLD WEATHER GEAR - for evenings and higher altitude
* ZIP OFF TROUSERLEG TROUSER/SHORTS
* THERMAL LONGJOHNS
* THERMAL (HELI) TOP
* GLOVES
* BUFF SCARF - great flexible item, can be used as a hat or scarf
* WALKING BOOTS - broken in before hand of course
* WALKING SOCKS
* WARM FLEECE - zip front is more adaptable than pullover

RAIN/SNOW-WEAR:
* WATERPROOF TOP - I carry a poncho that can be used for shelter also
* WATERPROOF BOTTOMS - if walking in snow or rainy season
* COLD KILLS - if in doubt take an extra thermal layer, preferably with hood

Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Bare essentials, not incuding feminine or grooming items.

* WETWIPES - great for cleaning hands/face
* BIODEGRADABLE LIQUID SOAP - can be used for shampoo/soap/shower gel
* TOILET ROLL & LIGHTER - to burn it (one thing I cant go without)
* MICROFIBRE TOWEL - larger sizes aren't much more bulky but are big enough to dry you
* TOOTHBRUSH & TOOTHPASTE
* MOSQUITO REPELLENT - Deet based, stronger the better (can be diluted with sunscreen)
* SUNSCREEN - SPF30+ water resistant is a bonus
* MOISTURISER - to soothe rashes and burns
* LIP BALM
* TALCUM POWDER - to keep sweaty bits dry
* IMMODIUM - for those dodgey tummy days
* ANTI-MALARIALS - if travelling from or to high risk areas
* TRAVEL PLUG - useful if you like baths or wet shave

Medical supplies should be adjusted to the size of your group and your capabilities in using them, a first aid kit is only as good as you are.

Photo Equipment: .
* DIGITAL CAMERA
* MEMORY CARD - Larger the better, they always fill up, specially if you have a video function
* CHARGER - and perhaps a spare battery if you are going to be away from power for long
* POWER ADAPTOR - for charger

Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: If you are 'Teahouse Trekking' then this list should suffice.

* HEADTORCH
* SLEEPINGBAG LINER - I treat with permethrin to keep mozzies & bedbugs away, silk ones add c.5C warmth
* PACK COVER - to keep rain and snow out
* DRYBAGS/COMPRESSION SACKS - to keep your gear dry and compact
* WATER FILTER PURIFIER - tablets or pump or inline systems so long as it gets rid of Guardia and Cryptosporidium
* WATER CANTEEN/WATER BLADDER SYSTEM

Miscellaneous: I also carry the following:
* MOBILE PHONE
* PHONE CHARGER
* SWISS ARMY KNIFE
* MAP
* COMPASS
* VISA CARD
* PASSPORT
* FOOD BARS/ELECTROLITE

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Aug 10, 2009
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