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    Nepal What to Pack

    Fo Day Sack Pouch Money (Debit Card etc) Passport Air-Tickets Train Tickets Insurance Flight Sweets Address book Visa application form (Dowloaded and filled in with photo stuck in place) Wear on the journey out there Boots Thurlo socks Walking Trousers T shirt Fleece Nepal Kit List (Trekking) Rucksack and Pro-Tector Good Sleeping Bag (Buy...

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    Nepal What to Pack

    There are a Lot of things that you can buy Very Cheaply in Kathmandu for your trek, Down Sleeping Bags and Down Jackets, Adequate fleeces, Windstoppers, Waterproof Jackets (They say “Gortex” on the label and invariably aren’t – But they keep you dry enough but don’t expect them to breath !!), Trekking socks and trekking trousers. But Personally...

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    Nepal What to Pack

    REHYDRATION TREATMENT SACHETS!! This is THE MOST IMPORTANT PART OF YOUR FIRST AID KIT when trekking in a place like Nepal. When you have diarrhoea, you get dehydrated and lose all the essential salts and sugars your body needs from your food as well as water. Therefore you MUST replace them using rehydration salts dissolved in the correct amount of...

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    Nepal What to Pack

    Insurance is Very Important in Nepal, You need to have a policy that includes High Altitude Trekking (Obviously if you don’t intend trekking then this does not apply) and make sure that it covers “Helicopter Rescue ” (Casualty Evacuation). Then Once you arrive in Nepal and before you go trekking you Must register your insurance with whoever will...

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    Nepal What to Pack

    One of the best packing decisions I made was to bring along 3 packs of travel size wet ones. They're moist towelettes. I figured with all the dust around I'd use them to clean my face and hands. As it turned out I used them for a totally different purpose. Trekking during winter we weren't allowed to shower in case we picked up a cold. Enter the...

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  • What is the Best way to access your...

    Personally I think that in Nepal it is never a good idea to rely entirely on ATM’s as apart from the load-shedding (16 hours a day in April 2013) they can often be either out of order or out of money, also you can often only access relatively small amounts of rupee and so have to effect several withdrawals which often rack up quite large bank...

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  • Nepal Kit List

    FoDay Sack PouchMoney (Debit Card etc)PassportAir-TicketsTrain TicketsInsuranceFlight SweetsAddress bookVisa application form (Dowloaded and filled in with photo stuck in place) Wear on the journey out thereBootsThurlo socksWalking TrousersT shirtFleece Nepal Kit List (Trekking)Rucksack and Pro-TectorGood Sleeping Bag (Buy or Hire)Fleece Liner /...

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  • Maps, Downloadable and Traditional paper

    You won’t have any problems in finding maps in Kathmandu for a fraction of the price that you would be able to get them from “Home”All popular trekking routes are now well covered with a variety of differing quality maps, shops are open 7 days a week and even in a strike situation you are unlikely to have difficulties obtaining one.For planning...

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  • Make sure that your Travel Insurance...

    Insurance is Very Important in Nepal, You need to have a policy that includes High Altitude Trekking (Obviously if you don’t intend trekking then this does not apply) and make sure that it covers “Helicopter Rescue ” (Casualty Evacuation).Then Once you arrive in Nepal and before you go trekking you Must register your insurance with whoever will...

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  • Where to buy my Trekking Gear ? Nepal...

    There are a Lot of things that you can buy Very Cheaply in Kathmandu for your trek, Down Sleeping Bags and Down Jackets, Adequate fleeces, Windstoppers, Waterproof Jackets (They say “Gortex” on the label and invariably aren’t – But they keep you dry enough but don’t expect them to breath !!), Trekking socks and trekking trousers. ButPersonally I...

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  • Thermorest / Cary-Mat while Teahouse...

    AC was my 1st trek in Nepal and I had so concerns over the quality of mattresses while on a trek so took along a Thermorest – I only used in once, and that was just because I had it with me – Since that 1st trek, I have done EBC / Gokyo form Jiri, Langtang (twice), ABC / Jomsom Combination and short Helambu Circuit and never carried it !!So – My...

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  • Special Considerations

    Pack Light (goes without saying!)An internal framed pack is suitable for any trek in Nepal ** = available to buy cheaply in NepalFootwear - Below 3000m Gortex-style boots are suitable. Above, full leather will prove more waterproof and warmer. Remember - dont bring new boots without breaking them in at home first, espeacialy full leather. Socks -...

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  • Sleeping bags for hire for Tall Trekkers...

    Another question that I have been asked a few times now is whether you can hire good quality extra long down sleeping bags in Nepal as some of the ones offered are to short for western trekkers.So I asked Nirmal to go and physically measure some of the ones available for hire at my preferred trekking gear store, Yak Mountain and he confirmed that...

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  • Hot water bottle at night/Mornining...

    If you are going trekking then a water-bottle is a must !!My own preferred type is a metal one such as a Laken or SiggThe Big advantage of using one of these is that you can buy your boiled drinking water from the lodge owner last thing in the evening, pop your water-bottle inside a sock and put it inside your sleeping bag.Then you have both a...

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  • Clothes to bring and wear to Nepal in...

    The answer will depend on where abouts you intend to travel in Nepal. With such vast changes in altitude from north to south there are also vast temperature differences. In kathmanudu it will be warm enough for light clothing during the day but temperatures will drop at night so wrap up warm!In the hills and montains further north it will be a...

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  • Trekking in Nepal

    Soft luggage such as a large holdall is best for flying or by bus, preferably unbranded and not too flashy will help avoid the attention of idle hands. I normally then put my trekking pack and boots inside with space to bring souvenirs home. Most hotels are happy to look after your holdall with any unneeded items while you go trekking. I have tried...

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  • Be Prepared

    Once you get on the road in Nepal, there is a lot of pollution. Mostly in Kathmandu Valley. It is my favorite place to visit, but the fact is, it is very polluted with vehicle emissions. My wife and I just got back a couple of weeks ago, so we recommend carrying a mask or two in your travel pack, so you can grab it when it's needed. Aloha, John

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  • Visas for Nepal

    Visas for Nepal - WriteonIf visa forms are not handed out by airline staff prior to landing at Kathmandu, there will be stacks of them in the Arrivals building just before Immigration.To get ahead of the long queues that will form be sure to have two passport-size photos ready along with the exact visa fee in Pounds or Dollars (check with google...

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  • Extra Batteries for cameras etc

    .Charging Batteries whist trekking ??This is now an often asked question, The answer is yes, there are facilities for charging batteries but the problems are two-fold.1) If you are trekking in the height of season then you will often be competing with Lots of other trekkers for these limited facilities2) The charges made by some lodge owners can...

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  • Keep your Rucksack safe !!

    If you are travelling Anywhere and using a Rucksack / Backpack as your luggage then I would Strongly recommend that you use some form of Rucksack / Backpack Pro-tector !!This tip is from my own personal experience, as I have had Big Problems having my Rucksack damaged or even destroyed by airlines, particularly on Airport Carousels,What can happen...

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  • Pens !!!!

    Some people ask what they can take to Nepal to Help the people there --- well pens are Always a good Idea -- maybe it isn't such a Good idea to hand them out to children along the way as this encourages begging so what I do is save up all the free pens that are sent through the post and pop them into my rucksack when I go trekking and when I get...

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  • Packing for the high hills and mountains

    You cannot get around the sturdy backpack now, unless somebody carries your stuff in a dhoko or by namlo. If you use pack animals, make sure your backpack is contained in a cargo bag or Protector bag.A roll-up daypack or shoulder bag for side trips and camp use or if you have a porter serves the purpose of keeping control of camera and valuables,...

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  • Packing for the Terai and Hills

    Unless you can stash it in Kathmandu till the day you leave, don't bring your suitcase. Rather, take a good backpack or zippered cargo bag with handles and hidden straps. Day pack for camera and water bottle, sunglasses etc. Excellent locally-made day packs, shoulder bags etc. can be bought cheaply in Kathmandu and Pokhara. Protector bag for your...

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  • Traveller's diarrhoea essentials!

    REHYDRATION TREATMENT SACHETS!!This is THE MOST IMPORTANT PART OF YOUR FIRST AID KIT when trekking in a place like Nepal. When you have diarrhoea, you get dehydrated and lose all the essential salts and sugars your body needs from your food as well as water. Therefore you MUST replace them using rehydration salts dissolved in the correct amount...

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  • Backpackers,Volunteer,Nepal...

    Trekking bag and related stuff comfortable cloth for Travel whatever you need as your wish You will camping at the bank of river so whatever you need bring by yourself BVO Nepal offers affordable Volunteer and Experience Real nepal program.Volunteers have opportunity to Experience Real Nepal while helping in the community.

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  • Use layers; take less; use local...

    Limit your bags to what the airlines allow you to take OUT of the country, not what the USA allows you to bring WITH you. The restrictions are VERY much different: leaving the USA, you may take 2 bags of up to 44-50 lb. each, and 2 carry-ons; leaving Nepal, you are allowed only 1 20 kg (44 lb.) bag, and only 1 carry-on LIMITED TO 8 lb. 1 Use...

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  • Malaria pills

    If you travel during winter time, Malaria pills are not necessary, even if you go to the natinal parks, like Chitwan. - this was the advice i received from CIWEC clinic for foreigners, in Kathmandu.Brin some mosquito repellant, especially if you travel south, in Terrai.

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  • Clothes Galore

    The minimum possible as you can buy clothes and shoes for one third the price in europe. reasonable quality !! Rather take your own medical supplies as I find it less stressful Camping Gear like tents, head lights etc. for the outdoors is also easily available in all the shops for again 1/3 the price. Bargaining is an Art to be cultivated...

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  • traveling with soft duffle bags in wet...

    We have been advised not to bring hard shell type suitcases because the luggage will have to be packed by the sherpa and transported using donkeys. This causes several problems. One we have to worry about theft of gear or supplies, especially during airline transfer, as a duffle bag is next to impossible to secure properly. What good is a lock when...

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  • packing light for the trail, not the...

    We are advised to bring softpack duffle bags instead of hard luggage, which is less than ideal due to airport and transportation security as well as being less than water proof. But we will compensate by packing everything in smaller plastic bags and then putting those packages into a larger garbage bag inside the duffle bag in case they get wet....

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  • For all weathers!

    A rucksack with good padded straps and a wide hip belt are the best way to bring your stuff with you to Nepal. It is also good to bring a smaller daysack for day trips and also for on the trek if you are going to have a porter carrying your bag. Walking boots are essentail if you are going to be trekking at all, and ones with ankle supports are...

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  • Notebook and pen

    Aside from all the usual trekking paraphanalia, a small note book and pen is highly recommended when trekking in Nepal. If you are new to the country the depth and variety of experience are immense. Your photos will help you remember what you saw, your notebook will help you remember how you felt.

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  • Gifts for children in Nepal

    I have followed up schools and school children over 20 years. My advice is to send money to a reliable person or school headmaster rather than sending things. If somebody can bring things into Nepal for you, that's excellent, in case not, try the money version. An international check sent in a registred letter may do, or Western Union Transfer,...

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  • Packing list

    It was end of February when I was there. Can be chilly during the nite. Minimum temperature around 6 degrees. In the afternoon, it's not so cold. A pair of sweater will do. Bring the necessary medication. I had food poison or rather tummy discomfort. Probably too much of dal bhat (dal bhat is nepali's staple dish made from dhall beans and...

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  • Ship your stuff home overland

    You may send your extra stuff overland, cheaper than air freight and excess baggage. Normally you pay by volume, not by weight, and your stuff goes into a container that is shipped to the Nepal Warehouse at Kolkata Diamond Harbour by truck, and sits there until a suitable ship goes in your direction. Eventually you will get a posting in your mail...

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  • Getting all your things home - air...

    Normally you can take 20 kilos checked in plus hand luggage on economy class and extra allowance if you fly business or first class. If you have frequent flier cards you have 10 to 20kilos extra. The excess baggage fee - it's a standard fee per kilo calculated as a percentage of the airfare, and it's hefty...Pack what you can in your hand luggage...

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  • My packing list is approximately like...

    1 hardshell suitcase or cargo pack 110 L (to be left in KTM)1 multi-use backpack, 70 l for "around Nepal"1 30 L daypack/carry-on pack. - code locks- plastic cable bands for zipper locking - Trekking gear for tropial conditions as well as colder climates- Field vest with safety pockets for cash/passport/film/pen etc.- Black vest (damai style!) over...

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  • Don't be caught in Chitwan without a...

    Bring an empty duffel bag with you because you will not be able to resist the great clothing, purses and CDs you will want to bring home with you. Bring a pair of flip flops with you, especially good for hotel rooms and wet bathroom floors. One of the best items I brought was antibacterial hand wipes...these are invaluable, especially in...

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  • What to Take Trekking

    A good sturdy backpack, internal frame is better. Make sure it is very comfortable and has a hip strap! Bags can be bought in Kathmandu, but your selection will be more limited, good nevertheless. Good sturdy hiking boots, high tops are better. You will see porters trekking in sandals, but I wouldn’t recommend it :) A mini personal first aid kit...

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  • Luggage and Clothing Tips

    I cannot emphasize enough how important it is to bring that sleeping bag. By the end of our trip, I jettisoned mine but it really came in handy while we were in both Nepal and Tibet. We stayed at Tea Lodges during our Annapurna trek, and the wannabe futon mattresses just don't cut it - plus, there are bedbugs etc. Make sure your bag has a cover so...

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  • What's in the Backpack?

    So what are the BARE NECESSITIES that a Geisha Princess must take in her backpack for her journey?1) A bottle of Cristal champagne (of course)2) A great travel book 3) Her journal (where else can a Princess express her innermost naughty secrets whilst traveling?)

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  • The Search for the perfect Backpack

    When I first started travelling I looked for the biggest pack I could find. Why you ask? When I looked at backpackers travelling around Oz they always had these huge packs with all sorts of things hanging of them so I thought that’s what you needed. So into the hiking shop I went and bought the biggest, baddest pack they had. A 70-litre beast with...

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  • Documents to have with you

    Certain documents are very important to have on you while in Nepal, and others are more important to just bring to Nepal but not have on you. Documents to have upon your arrival in Nepal: Valid passport, visa (or US$30 cast to buy a tourist visa at Kathmandu's Tribhuvan International Airport), passport photos (1-2 needed for the visa application,...

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  • What to Bring to Nepal

    Bring a large backpack with good support and hip belt, internal frame preferable. You will need some good and sturdy hiking boots for any trekking you do, and for the cities you should bring either sneakers or a sturdy pair of sandals (like chacos or tevas for example). Bring all basic toiletries, a mini personal first aid kit is recommended and...

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  • Zip offs

    I remember coming home from my first European vacation, where I packed so much I had to sit down to put my backpack on, seeing a girl at KL airport zipping on half her pants. I had to ask her what they were and purchased a pair as soon as I got home.Zip off pants, for those don't know are longs with a zipper about knee length. Hang on a min, I've...

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