The following gives you a general idea of the personal items to be brought by you for Explore Kathmandu tour. The personal items are of individual interest, and choice. You must consider the time of the year you traveling.
Personal belongings of the travelers that you may need for the day like money, water bottle, camera, sun cream and toilet paper etc. should be carried by you. So you are briefed to pack items in two different bags.
Recommended Equipment list.
• Duffel or Rucksack bag (where you can put all your stuffs)
• Daypack (this is for you This is a section where you get the general idea equipment that you need in Non Touristic Area Trek. The important and serious part of equipment selection depends on the trekking season, trekking days, and maximum altitude.
Trekkers personal goods such as money purse, cameras, cell phones and the cosmetic items that you need in day time, while you are hiking. Porter carries others your heavy equipment.
- Day Pack
- Duffel Bag
- Upper Body - Head / Ears / Eyes
- Baseball cap can protect your ear and neck from the sunlights.
- UV protection glacier glasses with side shields and a hard-sided storage case
- A pair of liner synthetic/ woolen gloves for the mild days.
- Two cotton t-shirts.
- A synthetic t-shirt.
- For women two synthetic sports bras, no cotton!
Lower Body – Legs
- Two pairs nylon-hiking shorts, not cotton!
- Underwear, stay away from cotton
- Two pair lightweight long underwear
- A pair soft shell pants - synthetic, full zip from top and bottom preferable
- A pair cotton pants
- Especially for the women a full length skirt.
- At least two pair of liner socks, synthetic.
- A pair light trekking shoes or sneakers
Medicine and First Aid
- Ibuprofen for general aches and pains
- Pepto bismol capsules for upset stomach or diarrhea
Miscellaneous, but Important
- Passport and extra passport photos (4 copies)
- Airline ticket(s)
- Visa (if required and acquired in advance)
- Immunization record
- Durable wallet / pouch for travel documents, money and passport
- Lip balm. At least SPF 20, 2 sticks.
- Sunscreen. SPF 40 is recommended and should be relatively new since it loses its effectiveness over time
- Toiletry kit. Be sure to include toilet paper stored in a plastic bag, hand wipes, and liquid hand sanitizer, towel, soap, etc
The above list guides for you to buy the goods. There are so many options for you, they different brand and version, so it would be better to buy as per your experience. Most of the things are easily available in Kathmandu as well in cheap price.
Please Note: The tight fighting clothing such as made with Lycra can often be offensive to locals. So if you find these items comfortable please kindly wear top of them.
to carry during the tour, where you can put your passport, camera, money, water etc.)
• Walking pants
• Waterproof jacket or raincoat (Only if you are travelling during May to September)
• Full - sleeves shirt (If you are comfortable with)
• Jumper or pile jacket
• T - shirts (4 pieces)
• Woolen socks (only in winter: December to mid February)
• Sun hat
• Sun block for lips
• Sun lotion
• Thermal Long underwear (only in winter: December to mid February)
• Sewing kit
• Medical & first aid kit
• Flash light
• Batteries and bulbs
• Swiss army knife (Optional)
• Personal toiletries and medication which should be labeled
• Swim suit
This list is only a guide. While you are required to bring everything on this list, there are numerous options, brands, and versions of each piece of equipment, use your experience and the listed features to find the best gear for you. Some of the above equipments can be easily find in stores around Kathmandu in much cheaper price.
Please Note: Tight fitting, figure-hugging clothing, such as those made with Lycra can often be offensive to locals, especially on women. If you find these items comfortable as a base layer then please pack something to wear over the top of them.