What to Bring With You to Nepal
Essential items to bring to the village
Most can be purchased in Kathmandu before departing for 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)
- Water bottle
- 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.
- Day backpack.
- 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.
- Hand sanitiser
- 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.
- Insect Repellent
- 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.