TREKT Himalaya - Mission Treks in Nepal

How to Pack for Nepal Treks

Get our printable packing list here: Packing List_TREKT Himalaya

Or, use this list to plan your Nepal trekking, rafting or other trips. Packing light, but smart is essential for trips to Nepal. Whether you are on a Himalayan trek, river rafting or kayaking expedition or jungle safari, this trip will help you get ready enjoy your holiday in Nepal.

Nepal Trek Check List

__Sense of adventure and flexible attitude… This is Nepal! People love it because it is exotic and unpredictable! Traffic delays and other closures are common.
__Travel documents (passport; itineraries, travel agent address, etc.)
__Money: Convertible currency in cash (USD or Euro is best for buying your visa at Nepal customs)
__Extra passport photos – you need them for entrance visa and trekking permits
__Credit/Debit cards, for use in Kathmandu or Pokhara (surcharges apply)
__Get 100 rupee notes for trek in Nepal while in Kathmandu – this is very important
__Day pack to carry your personal needs during the day.
__First aid kit (including any personal items; mole-skin or blister prevention/remedy)
__Medication/prescriptions – ask your doctor about your specific needs
__Prescription glasses and contact lens solution if required
__Small Alarm clock (or use the one on your phone)
__Torch/flashlight/headlamp
__Insect repellent
__Refillable water bottle and water purification tablets
__Sunscreen, hat and sunglasses
__Layerable, flexible clothes that are easy to wash and dry. Quick dry. Don’t overpack. 3 shirts; 2 pants; underwear.
__Swimming clothes – if you are going rafting in Nepal (we recommend board shorts and dry wick shirt (sports) for all male and female clients).
__Lightweight travel towel
__Ear plugs (if you are staying in Kathmandu, dogs may bark all night)/eye mask
__Comfortable walking shoes
__Camera/Phone  (memory cards with spare batteries)
__Raincoat/umbrella
__Waterproof jacket
__Extra warm clothing during winter (December to February) – Down jackets/pant can be purchased in Thamel for discount prices.
__Personal hygiene products (female hygeine products like tampons can be bought in Thamel.)
__4 season sleeping bag optional. These are usually provided by trekking agents. (Thamel price buy: 2000; rent: 20/day)
__Hiking or Trekking Socks (regular old sports socks won’t do; don’t risk it; you HAVE to walk)
__Slide on shoes or sport shoes for wearing in teahouse or camp. (Different than your trekking shoes.)
__Waterproof, thigh-length jacket of GoreTex or similar material (Thamel price buy: 1500)

Do you need more information about trekking in Nepal? Contact Karma or Sandra our Nepal Trek Experts.

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