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.
Hiking boots or sturdy walking shoes
Trekking trousers / pants
Casual shirt and/or T-shirts
Fleece jacket or warm jumper/sweater
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
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
Warmer jacket (eg down)*
Waterproof overtrousers / rainpants
Training shoes /Sneakers or similar
Scarf or buff
Camera, film/memory cards, batteries
Penknife (remember to pack sharp objects in hold baggage)
Repair kit (eg. needle, thread, duct tape)
*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.