Essential items to bring to the village
Most can be purchased in Kathmandu before departing for the village
Bring a backpack, not a suitcase. Suitcases are too difficult
for your porters to carry to the village.
Clothes - You will (most likely) be hand washing and line drying your clothes, so don't bring heavy clothing.
Shoes - You will be walking a lot on unpaved roads. Joggers are perfect for your walk to the village, bring a spare pair of sandals or canvas shoes.
Hat/cap (can be purchased in Kathmandu)
Painkillers (cold and flu nurofen, panadol). This should be purchased in Australia.
Toilet paper. You can buy TP at the grocery stores in Kathmandu, please bring enough for 10 days in the village.
Baby wipes. Just a good all-purpose way to clean up spills and dirt.
Women should bring tampons as they are difficult to find in Nepal.
A towel (travel towels are brilliant)
Toiletries. You can buy most things in Kathmandu such as shampoo, soap, razors, etc.
Soap to wash your clothes in the village
Sleeping Bag. Depending on season you should think about the minimum degree.
Head torch. Petzl or Black Diamond are recommended. This is a must have in Nepal!
Money. Bring some cash with you that you can exchange for rupees to last you for a few days. You need to pay for your visa in Australian or US dollars at the airport when
you arrive in Nepal. Bring a couple of ways to get cash. Ex: ATM card, credit card, travelers cheques.
Copies of passport and other important documents
Passport Photos. You will need at least 4.
Not Essential but nice to have!
Phone. You can buy a pretty cheap SIM card and minutes to use while you are here.
USB drive. Nice to keep your files and transfer between internet cafes.
A good book to read
Marshmallows to enjoy around the campfire in the evenings!
A Nepali language book, they can be bought in Kathmandu
A few pictures of your family and friends to show around.
Light rain jacket and/or small umbrella to use for sun/rain cover
Binoculars to view Himalayas and wildlife.
Items that may be useful in the village school such as pens, pencils and books.