Packing List For Dimwits

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Dear Dimwits,

If you don't already know, money can buy almost everything in this world. The coolest way to travel to Nepal is to bring yourself, money, passport, plane ticket and 5 passport photos (2 copies for visa and 3 copies for TIMS). Even passport photos can be taken at the instant photograph booth within the Tribhuvan International Airport. The only downside is that you may not be satisfied with the quality of the pictures. Everything else can be purchased in either Kathmandu or Pokhara. If you still need guidelines on items to pack, below are some really silly suggestions to consider.


  1. Trekking pants – 2X
  2. Waterproof Fleece Lined Pants – 1X
  3. Down Jacket – 1X (there are synthetic thus cruelty free alternatives)
  4. Waterproof Jacket – 1X
  5. Fleece Jacket – 1X
  6. Raincoat – 1X
  7. Quick dry T-shirts – 2X
  8. Quick dry long sleeve shirts – 2X
  9. Thermal undergarments – 2X
  10. Quick dry sports bra for females – 2X
  11. Underwears
  12. Hiking socks – 4X
  13. Wool socks – 2X
  14. Wool beanie
  15. Sun hat
  16. Gloves
  17. Swimwear – for hot spring
  18. Towel


  1. Hiking poles – 2X
  2. Head torch
  3. Polarized and SPF sunglasses
  4. 50L Rucksack
  5. 20L Day pack
  6. 1L Bottle (water can be refilled along the way)
  7. Down sleeping bag (there are synthetic hence cruelty free alternatives)
  8. First Aid Kit (throw in 2 bandages in case of bad knees)
  9. Camera
  10. Batteries, chargers, power banks and adaptors


  1. Hiking boots
  2. Sandals


  1. Chlorine tablets
  2. Anti-diarrheal medication
  3. Charcoal tablets
  4. Acute Mountain Sickness medication
  5. Oral rehydration salts
  6. Aspirin
  7. Decongestant


  1. Baby wipes
  2. Facial wipes
  3. Hand sanitizer
  4. SPF 50 and above sunscreen (mineral sunscreens are less harmful to the environment)
  5. SPF lip balm
  6. Moisturizer
  7. Toothbrush
  8. Toothpaste
  9. Dental floss
  10. Shampoo and conditioner
  11. *Toilet paper (super important! Most toilet don't provide)


  1. Nuts
  2. Chocolates
  3. Protein bars
  4. Color pencils for kids
  5. Washing powder
  6. Waterproof bags or ziplock bags
  7. Travel insurance with emergency helicopter evacuation
vicIII says:
You have very useful tips, thanks!
Posted on: Mar 11, 2017
DAO says:
Posted on: Mar 10, 2017
Congrats on your featured blog. Well done and well deserved
Posted on: Mar 10, 2017
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