Nepal Explorer

Nepal, Discovery, 12 days - from $2,135 (land only)

Discovery

The following checklist should help you with your packing. As a general rule, you should always try to keep the weight of your equipment to a minimum. We ask you to restrict your luggage to one main bag (your KE bag) and a small daypack.

You must bring the following items:

Hiking boots or sturdy walking shoes

Socks

Trekking trousers / pants

Underwear

Baselayer shirts

Casual shirt and/or T-shirts

Fleece jacket or warm jumper/sweater

Waterproof jacket

Sunhat

Warm hat

Eyewear - Sunglasses

A pair of gloves

Torch/ flashlight (headtorch is best)

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

Water bottles 1 Litre (1 Quart)

Washbag and toiletries

Antibacterial handwash

Small padlock (to lock trek bag)

Daypack 20 -25 litres

Basic First Aid Kit including: plasters (band aids), blister treatment (e.g. compeed), and pain-killers

The following items are optional:

Warmer jacket (eg down)*

Trekking poles

Waterproof overtrousers / rainpants

Training shoes /Sneakers or similar

Spare laces

Shorts

Scarf or buff

Wet wipes

Travel clothes

Camera, film/memory cards, batteries

Penknife (remember to pack sharp objects in hold baggage)

Repair kit – (eg. needle, thread, duct tape)

Notes

*You are unlikely to want anything warmer than a fleece during this holiday with the exceptions of the two mornings where you go out to watch the sunrise on the Himalaya. On these mornings you may find a down jacket useful. Down jackets can be hired through KE. Hire equipment is collected on arrival in Kathmandu.

The Nepalese are still traditional and conservative in the way they dress. Therefore to avoid embarrassment on both sides we recommend that you respect this and do not wear revealing clothing or sleeveless tops while visiting Nepal. Shorts are acceptable, but they should reach to just above the knee and be modest and for women it is preferable to wear trousers or a long skirt.

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