Great Buddha Trail - Highlights of Nepal

Nepal, Discovery, 14 days - from $2,260 (land only)

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The following checklist should help you with your packing. As a general rule, you should always try to keep the weight of your luggage to a minimum as this makes for the most comfortable travel experience.

You must bring the following items:

Comfortable walking boots or shoes

Sandals / Training shoes


Lightweight trousers


Casual shirts and T-shirts, long and short sleeved

Fleece jacket or warm jumper/sweater

Waterproof jacket


Eyewear - Sunglasses

Small daypack

Headtorch (there can be power cuts)

Sun protection (including bloc for lips, nose etc.)

Water bottle

Washbag and toiletries

Antibacterial handwash

Small padlock (to lock trek bag)

Basic First Aid Kit including: antiseptic cream, throat lozenges, diarrhoea treatment (Imodium), painkillers, plasters (band-aids) and blister treatment, insect repellent, and re-hydration salts (Dioralite). Glucose tablets and multi-vitamin tablets.

The following items are optional:

Wet wipes

Swimwear (for hotel pools and saunas)

Travel clothes

Camera, film, batteries


During the course of this holiday we will visit several sites that are considered sacred to people of Buddhist and Hindu faiths. Please be respectful of local norms and customs in these places and pay attention to the advice given by your trip leader on how to dress and act. The Nepali people are amongst the most polite in the world and are unlikely to let us know if anything we do offends but this does not mean they are not offended. We recommend that you always have a long sleeved shirt and trousers or full length skirt handy to put on when appropriate. In some places it will be necessary to remove your shoes or sandals and you should also consider bringing a pair of socks that can be quickly slipped on and off.

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