ESSENTIAL ON ALL TREKS
Camp/Lodge footwear (eg runners, sandals)
Thermal Underwear (long sleeve tops and pants)
Walking trousers and/or long shorts (jeans are not suitable)
T-shirts – preferably quick dry & smp; with good moisture wicking properties
Polar fleece pullover(s) and/or jacket
Warm beanie or balaclava
Sunglasses (100 % UV filtering)
Down booties (available in Kathmandu for about US$10)
Torch -small flashlight or head torch. Spare batteries
Personal first aid supplies and medicine
Small towel and toiletries
Please try to bring biodegradable varieties where possible
Water carrying capacity of at least 2 litres.
Water bottles are easy to purchase in Kathmandu. If using a hose hydration system, we suggest you also bring a single litre bottle as backup – it also makes a good hot water bottle at night!
Camera, film, spare batteries, battery recharger
Electricity is 220V/50 cycles and generally only found in major towns. Sockets are 2 or 3 round pins socket adapters can be bought in Kathmandu
Please carry used batteries home with you. There are no disposal facilities for batteries in Nepal
Money Belt + Padlocks
Passport + Visa
Cash / Travellers Cheques
Bring several. You will need at least two if obtaining your visa on arrival.
Prescription glasses if needed ALSO ESSENTIAL ON ALL CLIMBING / MOUNTAINEERING TRIPS
Waterproof Trekking Boots – leather or goretex
Bigger day pack – 50+ litres
Good quality waterproof & windproof outer layer – trousers, jacket and gloves
Head torch rather than a hand-held one
Plastic boots (available for hire in Kathmandu for approx US$ 3/day)
Ensure your sunglasses provide adequate protectio
Bring the wrap-around variety, or even ski goggles. Bring a spare pair!
Ensure you have enough warm layers, socks and gloves. Bring extra!
Ensure your head will stay warm
A balaclava as well as a beanie and neck warmer is recommended OTHER ITEMS WORTH CONSIDERING
Snacks such as glucose-based sweets/nuts/chocolates etc
Walking poles – available for hire in Kathmandu
Playing cards, tennis ball, Frisbee etc
Dust mask or light scarf
Travel alarm clock
Biodegradable laundry soap
Thermarest for camping treks
Silk inner sheet Unlimited Sherpa Expeditions will provide:
Sleeping Bag + inner sheet
Down jacket – depending on season and area visited
+ (Camping treks)
+ (Climbing treks)
Crampons, Harness and Ice Axe
Prussic Loops and/or Jumar, Carabiners
Visas can be obtained prior to leaving home, or upon arrival. To obtain your visa upon arrival in Nepal you will need a valid passport (at least 6 months), two passport size photos and the visa fee (US $25 for 15 days, US $40 for 30 days and US $ 100 for 90 days Multiple entry) payable by cash.
Travellers Cheques and Cash of all major various currencies are readily exchangeable in Kathmandu. ATMs also exist, but generally only for cash advances using your credit card. Do not rely on being able to access your savings account through an ATM.