The ultimate Nepal packing list - What do I need to pack?

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You want to go to Nepal travel and ask yourself: What do I need to pack? We have put together the perfect packing list for your Nepal trip. 

Here you can download the Nepal packing list as a PDF file. You can find the Nepal packing list here.

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Checklist travel documents

  1. COVID certificate
  2. Valid passport (check the validity and renew it if necessary)
  3. Copy of passport (save digitally or keep separately from the original)
  4. Visa
  5. Insurance policy Health insurance abroad (online)
  6. Vaccination card (check if you need to refresh your vaccinations)
  7. Flight ticket (printout or e-ticket)
  8. Travel credit card
  9. Cash
  10. List of emergency contacts and allergies, if applicable.

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Checklist Electronics

  1. Headlamp USB rechargeable or with spare batteries
  2. Flashlight USB rechargeable or with spare batteries
  3. strong powerbank or solar charger (no power on the mountain)
  4. Mobile phone with charger
  5. Travel plug adapter type D + M
  6. Headphones
  7. Optional: Camera with charger
  8. Optional: Laptop/Tablet/E-Reader/Kindle with charger
  9. Optional: Multiple socket

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Checklist toilet bag

  1. Toothbrush
  2. Toothpaste
  3. Dental floss
  4. Deodorant
  5. Hairbrush
  6. Sunscreen
  7. Face lotion
  8. Shaver
  9. Shower gel/soap
  10. Shampoo/conditioner (is alternatively available at the hotel)
  11. Nail care
  12. Toilet paper
  13. Wet wipes (compostable)
  14. Lip balm with UV protection
  15. Tweezers
  16. Hygiene articles
  17. Optional: Make up

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Checklist first-aid kit

  1. Hand sanitizer or wipes
  2. Mosquito repellent (e.g. Nobite, Autan, with ingredient DEET or similar)
  3. Painkillers (e.g. ibuprofen, aspirin)
  4. Tablets against altitude sickness (e.g. Diamox)
  5. Diarrhoea medication (e.g. Imodium Akut, charcoal tablets)
  6. Wound cream (e.g. Bepanthen)
  7. Plasters and blister plasters
  8. Water filter or iodine disinfection tablets
  9. If necessary, electrolytes (powder or tablets)

Personal comfort checklist

  1. Sunglasses
  2. Earplugs / earplugs
  3. Books/Magazines
  4. Headgear/Cap
  5. Sleep mask
  6. Travel pillow (for flights and longer journeys)
  7. Card games, board games, frisbee, ball, kite....
  8. Microfiber towel (light and quick drying)
  9. personal snacks (nuts, energy bars, dried fruits, isotonic drinks)
  10. Optional: Washing set with washing powder, small clothesline and clothespins
  11. Optional: Inner sleeping bag
  12. OptionalUmbrella (useful in rainy season)

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Checklist Environmentally Conscious Travel

  1. reusable silicone tubes filled with your shampoo, conditioner, shower gel
  2. garbage bag for your waste, as we do not leave any packaging or similar there
  3. reusable bottle (best 1liter thermo, otherwise freezes on top)
  4. Optional: reusable cup (preferably stainless steel for hot and cold).
  5. Optional: stainless steel outdoor cutlery (knife, spoon, fork, chopsticks, straw)

Climate in Nepal packing list for each season

With almost 8,700 meters, Nepal has the world's greatest differences in altitude in one country, which is why very different climatic zones prevail there. Basically, one distinguishes between the lowlands, the pre-Himalayas and the high mountains.

In the south of Nepal is the lowland with an annual average temperature of 25 degrees Celsius. Here is a subtropical climate, which makes the summers very hot and humid. Especially before the beginning of the monsoon in April or May it gets very humid with temperatures up to 40 degrees Celsius. Winters, on the other hand, are mild and dry with an average temperature of about 17 degrees Celsius.

Moderate climate prevails in the pre-Himalayas from 1,500 meters above sea level. Here, warm summers alternate with cool winters. In January, the average temperature is about 10 degrees Celsius, but in July it rises up to 24 degrees Celsius. In winter, it can get quite chilly at night, but temperatures usually stay above freezing.

In the high mountains of Nepal, above 4,000 meters, there is an alpine climate. Since the temperatures here remain below zero almost all the time, the landscape here is covered with snow and ice throughout.

From June to September, almost the entire country is dominated by the southwest monsoon. It brings persistent rainfall, which accounts for 80-90% of the annual rainfall. The rest of the year, due to the northwest monsoon of the Tibetan plateau, it remains mostly dry.

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Packing List Clothes/Shoes

  1. Underwear
  2. 1x thermal underwear / ski underpants
  3. 2x breathable T-shirt (not cotton)
  4. 2x breathable longsleeve (no cotton)
  5. 1x thermal longsleeve (e.g. made of merino wool)
  6. Normal T-shirts/Tops
  7. 1x Fleece/Warmer Sweater
  8. Light sweater
  9. 2x trekking pants
  10. 1x cover rain pants
  11. 2x Light long pants
  12. 2x Lightweight shorts
  13. 1x rain jacket (waterproof and windproof, Goretex)
  14. 1x down jacket
  15. 1x warm cap
  16. 1x gloves thin
  17. 1x gloves thick
  18. Swimwear (swimsuit/bikini/swim trunks)
  19. Optional: Rain poncho
  20. Optional: Dresses

Extra equipment for hiking

  1. Sleeping bag (up to -10 °C, not absolutely necessary)
  2. Backpack/Duffel Bag 50-90 liters (max. 15 kg | for the carrier)
  3. Daypack 30-35 liters (for you and what you need during the day)
  4. 3 litre water pack (type: Camelbak)
  5. Pocket knife
  6. Optional: Backpack Cover
  7. Optional: Dry bags or bags to keep the equipment dry

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Recommended vaccinations

There are no compulsory vaccinations for direct entry from Germany.

As travel vaccinations, vaccinations against hepatitis A and typhoid are recommended, and also against hepatitis B, rabies and Japanese encephalitis for long-term stays or special exposure.

Make sure that your standard immunizations are according to the vaccination calendar of the Robert-Koch-Institute are up to date.

Conclusion

Basically, less is more. Of course, the important documents such as passport and visa must not be missing. On a round trip with many stops it is simply easier to travel with light luggage. In addition, with a light suitcase on the outbound flight, there is more space for travel souvenirs during the trip. We hope that we can help you with our Nepal Packliste & wish you a great trip to this unique country.

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