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Nepal and India

What do I pack ? I need help.
13 years ago, February 16th 2009 No: 1 Msg: #63203  
N Posts: 4
To anyone who has done it before. I am going to Nepal and India with my husband in april and may but we have no idea what and how much to pack. I know it is going to be pretty hot but in the altitude it gets colder. We're gonna be backpacking all over so our bags cannot be too heavy. So how many t-shirts, underwear,etc... And what should we get here and what should we buy there, like sleeping bags, basic gear (compass, maps, down jacket...) Reply to this

13 years ago, February 16th 2009 No: 2 Msg: #63208  
Hello Izzy 😊

For things like t-shirts and underwear, I would only take 2 of each, if the weather is warm. When it is warm you can just handwash them and leave them in your room to dry.

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13 years ago, February 16th 2009 No: 3 Msg: #63239  
N Posts: 4
Great thanks. That doesn't seem like a lot at all ;-)
Also, do you know anything about travel insurance ? Reply to this

13 years ago, February 16th 2009 No: 4 Msg: #63241  
I dont know much about travel insurance. I only ever get medical insurance, and that is only when medical care in a country I am travelling to is very expensive. Reply to this

13 years ago, February 16th 2009 No: 5 Msg: #63242  

13 years ago, February 16th 2009 No: 6 Msg: #63248  
It really depends on what order you're doing things and what you plan on doing. Several years ago I travelled across Tibet (in Sept/Oct) and froze my butt off for a few days, but bought a whole bunch of winter-gear upon arrival in Kathmandu for trekking and rafting in Nepal. Then I shed most of this altitude gear when I continued on to India.

So, if you're doing Nepal (and/or high-altitudes) first, then I'd suggest bringing the warm gear along and then donating it when you don't need it anymore (ie. when you go to India). If you're doing Nepal (and/or high altitudes) last then buy the warm clothing while you're there.

Some things you don't want to take a chance on though, I'd for sure bring my own lightweight sleeping bag, a fleece, other essentials that you might not be able to find in India/Nepal. But, for the most part you can buy anything that you forget (and much cheaper than you'd be able to buy it at home).

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13 years ago, February 16th 2009 No: 7 Msg: #63250  
I just remembered that I have an entire checklist that I used for my last short trip. I must give credit to my friend (and RTW travelling companion) Eric who put most of this list together. This checklist is more suited to a Round-the-World type of trip so some of it may not apply, but, it'll give you a starting point.

2 Pants
1 Sport shorts
3 Tshirts
3 Underwear
3 Socks
1 Polypropelene socks
1 Fleece sweater
1 Pyjamas
1 Baseball hat
1 Windbreaker
1 Shirt
1 Belt

1 Shoes
1 Tevas

1 Shampoo
1 Soap
1 Shaving cream
1 Deodorant
1 Razor handle
Some Razor blades
Some Immodium
1 Lip stuff
1 Toilet roll
1 Nail clipper
1 Toothbrush / paste
1 Sunblock
1 Skin cream
Some Qtips
1 Mirror
1 Dental floss
1 Hair product
1 Listerene

1 Eye drops
Lots Ibuprofen
1 Malaria tablets
1 Polysporin

Food stuff
Some Gum
1 Salt & pepper
1 Spoon & fork

1 Immunization records
1 PADI dive card
1 Passport photocopy for day use
1 Passport
Less Traveller's cheques
1 Visa
1 Non-Visa credit card
1 Plane ticket
Some Extra photos
1 Driver's license
Health insurance details

Lots Plastic bags
1 Glue stick
1 Deck of cards
5 Clothes clips
1 Clothes line
1 Sleeping bag
Lots Ziploc bags
Many Matches
1 Swiss army knife (in main bag for air travel)
Several Pens
1 Day pack
1 Beach wallet
1 Lonely Planet
1 Towel
1 Flashlight
1 Lock
1 Bug repellant
1 Water filter
1 Needle & thread
1 Paperback
1 Candle

1 Camera
1 Battery Recharger
1 Extra battery for camera
1 Watch
1 Outlet converter
1 USB memory card interface
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13 years ago, February 17th 2009 No: 8 Msg: #63292  
B Posts: 160
Wow Gerry! That is an amazing list, I could travel anywhere now and just look at ur list while packing. Really useful, Thanks! Reply to this

13 years ago, February 17th 2009 No: 9 Msg: #63338  
N Posts: 4
Yes it is great. Also I found a good list on , a great store in NYC. And budget wise, does anyone know how much money we're going to spend ? We'll be more on a budget than staying in 5 stars hotel but still allowing us to do some fun things. And should I bring all the money in traveler's checks ?
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13 years ago, February 21st 2009 No: 10 Msg: #63712  
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13 years ago, April 5th 2009 No: 11 Msg: #68297  
Namaste Izzy.

How much money you need, It's depend on your opinions. Yah, some money you can bring in the TC, also you can use your international cards. Thank you.

Sukkim Lama
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13 years ago, April 21st 2009 No: 12 Msg: #70297  
hey izzy !

Greetings from Nepal !Buy the important technical stuff which may required while traveling but clothes and accessories can find easily in nepal. Make a free time for shopping in Kathmandu, explore thamel where you can buy locally made Nepalese products.

Other side you are helping to promote sustainable tourism buying locally made products. Reply to this

13 years ago, April 22nd 2009 No: 13 Msg: #70408  
Yeah u can find easily in Nepal...but generally there are not a good quallity...I have been coming to Nepal for a while and honestly if I would decide on getting some good quallity clothes for trekking/climbing etc. I would decide to buy them abroad at you home place...
Thats my opinion,
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13 years ago, April 22nd 2009 No: 14 Msg: #70435  
N Posts: 4
Thanks a lot. I actually am in Nepal now, syuck by a strike in Hetauda....not fun. I see what you mean by all the products around thamel though. Reply to this

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