Posted On:Friday, March 13, 2020

Must carry documents:
Visa for Nepal can be done upon arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu too, but you might find it more convenient to obtain this visa in your own country prior to your travel in order to avoid long visa application queues upon arrival.

– Carry with you U.S. dollars in cash for a tourist visa. Currently the price is $30 for 30 days, US$ 50 for 60 days, $125 for 90 days.

– You will need 1 passport photo for the visa application. (It is generally a good idea to have several on hand in case you wish to visit neighboring countries).

– Other documents – Passport, visas, Insurance and tickets. Stash them in your money belt.

– Copies of your documents – 3 photo copies of everything. You only pack one copy; keep one with someone at home, and the other with your travel partner.


Recommended Clothes:
Most items can be purchased / rent in Kathmandu at a reasonable price.

1. Boots – A pair of sturdy hiking boots which have been broken-in. bring an extra set of laces.

2. Jacket – A good quality, waterproof jacket is essential. Plus (for those trekking in the cold regions) a very warm, lightweight (such as down) jacket.

3. Trousers – Water resistant hiking pants, North Face and Patagonia are good brands, Avoid jeans, Pants with zip-off legs can come in handy.

4. Socks – 2 pairs of good hiking socks. Wick-N-Dry or Thorlo Hiking socks are a good choices. They are nicely padded, dry quickly, and hug your feet to reduce blisters. Plus, 1 pair of lightweight or liner socks. They add warmth when it’s cool and cool you when it’s hot.

5. Underpants/panties, Bra – 2-3 pairs.

6. Thermal underwear – Warm, lightweight long underwear.

7. Hat & Gloves- Fold-away brim hat and wind proof gloves.

8. T-Shorts – 1/2 pair of t-shorts, walking shorts. Loose and comfortable, preferably nylon, which (for men) double as a swim suit. (Avoid shorts which are too revealing.)

9. Over-shirt – 1 long-sleeved over-shirt, light to medium weight and breathable, to protect you from the sun and bug bites. Hemp, linen or cotton is recommended.

10. Belt – 1 belt, cotton or nylon lashing strap doubles as a gear strap.

11. Sport sandals – Sandals (such as Teva’s) are lightweight and tough, Doubles as shower slippers.

12. Skirt (optional) – 1 lightweight mid – to full-length skirt.

13. Sleeping Bag – 3 or 4 season rated bag (depending on which trek you select).

14. Backpack – Sturdy, comfortable, medium to small size one.

15. Fanny pack/belt pack – To hold your daily spending money, traveler’s checks, lip balm, etc.

16. First aid pouch (optional) – our guides will have a first aid kit, but if you prefer certain remedies, you should bring some with you, such as: 2 oral re hydration packets, anti-malarial, topical antiseptic, birth control, motion sickness pills, electronic thermometer, antibiotics (consult your doctor), aspirin, Tiger Balm (great for bites and stings), iodine tablets, Monistat, scissors.

17. Flashlight/ Head Flashlight/ torch – The Mini Mag-Lite is a good choice. Bring spare batteries.

18. Sunglasses.

19. Towel – A lightweight backpack towel or thin, porous dish towel will do the trick.

20. Toiletries pouch – Toothpaste and brush, floss, mini hair brush, razor, soap, mini bottle of shampoo, travel mirror, nail clippers (And only the absolute essential makeup–if any.).

21. Sun block -1 small tube, and lip balm.

22. Monies – Cash, traveler’s checks, credit cards, ATM card, phone cards.