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Pack list advice

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Pack list advice

Hi, We are planning on a family Khopra Danda trek Sept/Oct following by a week or so of national park, monasteries, general exploring. Not sure how it works with a guide/porter, but we'd love some feedback on this packing list please.

Equipment Check List:

Trekking boots (broken in) and spare laces

Hat/Beanie (Warm),scarf and gloves

Trousers (Warm trousers are useful higher up in the mountains in the morning and at night.)

Running shoes, sandals or thongs (To wear in the camp at night or when your boots are wet).

Shorts (knee length) and trousers or skirt (knee/calf length)

Wool-blend socks, liner socks and under wear(three pairs)

Thermal underwear


Fleece jacket

T-shirts (3) and long sleeved shirt with collar (helpful for avoiding sun burn.)

Laundry soap powder or bar

Toilet paper

Sunscreen (SPF 20+) and lip balm

Polarizing sunglasses

Pocket knife

Iodine ,water-purification tablets or filter

Insect repellent (for lower elevation)

Emergency kit including a whistle and waterproof matches or lighter


Back pack with liner and rain cover

Sleeping bag and silk liner

Water bottle x 2

Torch,spare batteries and bulbs

Gaiters ??

Down jacket or down vest

Camera ,memory card and battery charger( spare batteries)

Altimeter / GPS



Small duffle bag (to leave behind in Kathmandu) where would we leave it?

Trekking poles

Quick- drying camp towel

Day pack (for the day e.g. toilet items, camera, towel, soap, water bottle, chocolate bar etc.)

2-4 large plastic bags: to separate clean clothes from dirty ones

Personal medical supplies

Optional: Reading materials, game items, notebook, rubber bands, pen and pencil, envelopes, journal, a small pillow or headrest (optional), thermarest an inflatable sleeping mat, trekking map, adequate quantities of passport photographs etc.

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Whangarei, New...
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1. Re: Pack list advice


Your packing list looks well thought out. and if you bring all that you'll be better equipped than most. Your hotel in Kathmandu or Pokhara will store any excess luggage for you while you are trekking free of charge.


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2. Re: Pack list advice

I would give the thermarest a miss as I hauled one of these around AC on my 1st trek in Nepal in 1994, didn’t need it then and haven’t carried one on any of my Nepal treks since and never regretted that decision ;-)

My own packing list is on members.virtualtourist.com/m/p/m/1d5096/ and TA has one at https:/…Suggested.Equipment.For.Trekking.html

But I can’t see anything major that you have missed

Good Luck and Happy Safe Trekking


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Western Australia...
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3. Re: Pack list advice

Quite a good list. Here is another version with some modern aspects to it such as taking a power bank to charge mobile phones and mob phone apps https:/…91534731

Perhaps consider swapping boots for water proof low hike shoes, 2 plastic bags instead of 4, sleep map not needed, no ear plugs needed, no need for spare shoe laces, expand medical supply based on my list.

Edited: 18 July 2018, 21:30
Port Perry, Canada
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4. Re: Pack list advice

As others have said, no need for a sleeping mat. Just wanted to tack on that get as high of an SPF as you can. It is very easy to burn when you get to higher elevation.

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5. Re: Pack list advice

Thanks for the feedback.

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6. Re: Pack list advice

Fab. Thanks Rob

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7. Re: Pack list advice

Yes - high SPF is a very good idea. thanks.

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8. Re: Pack list advice

Thanks Ali0211. Was wondering about boots vs low hike shoes. And yep - charger - sadly as essential as my toothbrush these days. :)

Eindhoven, The...
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9. Re: Pack list advice

Do we need tot bring a (self inflating) pillow?

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10. Re: Pack list advice

It's not necessary because the lodges provide pillows. I have not been in trekkers lodge that doesn't provide a pillow for many years though I have been in basic hotels intended for for locals without pillows - I improvised with clothes in a stuff sack.


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