Packing for Nepal

I am leaving for my 2 week trip to Nepal in 2 days time. Being the highly organised person I am (/sarcasm off) I have finally finished my list of things to take with me.


The list as it looks right now is this:


  • 5 T-shirts
  • 1 long sleeve t-shirt
  • 1 light short sleeve shirt
  • 1 pair shorts
  • 2 pairs trekking pants (transformable into shorts)
  • 6 pairs underwear
  • 6 pairs socks
  • 1 pair trainers
  • 1 pair walking shoes
  • 1 light fleece
  • 1 rain coat

Other fabric:

  • Microfiber towel
  • Silk lining sleeping bag (in case of dodgy sleeping conditions)


  • Torch
  • Plastic zip bags
  • Sunglasses
  • String
  • Duct tape
  • 2 padlocks
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellent
  • Travel pillow
  • Alarm clock
  • 1 emergency kit/first aid kit
  • Bathroom kit (toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, shower gel, shampoo)


  • Money belt
  • Passport photos
  • Passport
  • Notepad (Moleskin)
  • Pens
  • nepali phrasebook
  • lonely planet Nepal

Camera equipment:

  • X-Pro 1 camera
  • 35mm f1.4 lens
  • 18mm f2 lens
  • 100mm f2.8 macro lens (manual only)
  • Gorillapod tripod
  • Remote Trigger cable
  • ND filter
  • Lens cleaning pen
  • Dust blower
  • Microfiber cloth
  • 3 batteries
  • 4 16gb SD cards


  • Transformer pad infinity tablet
  • 500GB portable hard drive
  • USB card reader
  • Chargers(phone, tablet, camera)
  • Extra phone battery
  • 3 to 1 plug adapter
  • Universal adapter

I know I am taking a lot of Camera equipment but believe me it could be a lot worse! I also have a fair share of electronics as that will allow me to blog, read my books and make me feel all fuzzy inside.

All of the clothes, utilities and various items fit nicely into my 45 liter backpack and it is not heavy at all.  The Camera and electronics equipment goes into my shoulderbag as I do not trust it into the hold of the plane. I plan on leaving most of it in the hostel safe when walking around and only carrying my camera equipment which is not heavy.

Do you think I’ve missed anything? If so, please post below!

UPDATE: Thanks to comments and suggestions from the good people of the internet and real life, the following items have been added to the list:

  • Toilet Paper
  • Wet Wipes
  • Photocopies of passport
  • Swiss army knife

Thanks everyone for helping out!


7 responses to “Packing for Nepal

  1. Spent a year on the road. With kids. You are well packed. Use compression bags! You can get all your shower items at a local pharmacy but take antibiotics.
    Best advice…stay away from salads and non-bottled water, and non-peeled fruit eat every other local item you can enjoy!

    • Thanks for the comment Anne! One year on the road with kids? Now that is a journey!

      I don’t plan on drinking anything that does not come sealed and I’m not much of a salad person so I should be fine. I plan on trying a lot of local cuisine but I’ll make sure it’s all piping hot! I was thinking of buying the shower items there and I hear antibiotics are easy enough to get over the counter in Nepal if I need them. I am taking some basics with me (ibuprofen, anti-diarrhea meds, etc.) just in case.

  2. We wish you a life experience. I know you will enjoy a lot and you will the happiest man on the world. Please show us pictures and tell us stories.
    Buen camino!
    Un abrazo

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