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  1. Louise Grace
    October 5, 2018 @ 8:09 pm

    I’ve been looking into doing some trekking in Nepal, so this list has come in supper handy, Thanks so much for sharing!

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    • dankiteski
      October 7, 2018 @ 8:55 pm

      Thanks, Louise. I’m glad you could get some useful tips here 🙂 Hope you have a great time in Nepal

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  2. jayne
    October 9, 2018 @ 10:32 am

    i never thought about photocopying my passport before and that’s a smart traveler. Thanks for this! and also very helpful specially the what to pack for camping since i have never tried this before 🙂

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    • dankiteski
      October 9, 2018 @ 11:49 am

      Thank you for the comment, Jayne. Yes, in Nepal photocopying your passport is a must if you’re planning to do some trekking. I’m glad you could get some useful camping tips too 🙂

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  3. Sinjana Ghosh
    October 9, 2018 @ 6:41 pm

    Nepal is such a beautiful country in the Himalayas. I think your packing list is perfect. Personally i love wearing thermals, coz often that is just enough and you dont need to wear layers over your dresses

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    • dankiteski
      October 11, 2018 @ 6:32 pm

      Thank you Sinjana. Indeed, the thermals can be quite handy for a Nepal trip.

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  4. Paul
    October 10, 2018 @ 7:54 am

    Good list with lots of useful tips, I really want to go to Nepal one day, the trekking looks amazing. How does the VPN sole the problem of having no internet access above 3,000 meters ??

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    • dankiteski
      October 11, 2018 @ 6:34 pm

      It actually works up in the mountains too. There are several products out there that can provide with an internet access pretty much anywhere, except for North Korea, IS, the Taliban-occupied part of Afghanistan etc.

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  5. Darah Aldridge
    October 10, 2018 @ 10:29 am

    Hiking in Nepal has always been a dream trip of mine…although, the leeches sound terrifying! This list will be super helpful if I ever make it there.

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    • dankiteski
      October 11, 2018 @ 6:34 pm

      Indeed, Darah. The leeches aren’t that big like in some other places but can be a nuisance.

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  6. Kavita Favelle
    October 10, 2018 @ 5:08 pm

    I’ve been caught out before when visiting somewhere which is warm in the day and not realising how cool it can be at night, so thanks for the heads up on that. I think we’d likely visit in spring or autumn. Also, had no idea pollution was such an issue for Kathmandu! I’ve not yet tried activated charcoal, I found probiotics helpful on a recent trip to East Asia. Great list, lots of useful ideas!

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    • dankiteski
      October 11, 2018 @ 7:16 pm

      Indeed, Kavita the sun during the day can be deceiving in the mountains. Spring and autumn are probably the best time to visit! The pollution in Kathmandu isn’t that bad during the spring but it gets a lot worse in the late autumn and winter.

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  7. Yukti
    October 10, 2018 @ 5:10 pm

    Thanks for sharing all the packing list for Nepal. My son visited Nepal for his hike trip and yes they have to carry those proper Hiking shoes with sunscreens and mosquitoes repellants. I loved the idea of carrying a water bottle with built-in filters as in remote places they are very useful. I never thought of walking poles but a great idea to carry them too.

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    • dankiteski
      October 11, 2018 @ 7:23 pm

      Thank you for commenting, Yukti. Indeed, these things are recommendable. One can survive without them but they can make the trip a lot easier 🙂

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  8. Clarice
    October 10, 2018 @ 5:38 pm

    Thank you for the heads up. These are great things to know. We may not have immediate plans to travel to Nepal but I have bookmarked your post just in case.

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    • dankiteski
      October 11, 2018 @ 6:36 pm

      Thanks, Clarice. Hope this comes in handy one day

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  9. Soumya Gayatri
    October 10, 2018 @ 6:21 pm

    This is a really interesting list. I had not even heard of a few items ever before in my life. But they can be lifesavers in places where infrastructure is not that great. Very helpful list. I have saved this for when I plan a trip in Nepal.

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    • dankiteski
      October 11, 2018 @ 6:39 pm

      Thanks, Soumya. I’m glad you could get some useful tips from this list.

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  10. ANITA
    October 10, 2018 @ 6:36 pm

    I wish I could go there too! Looks like a great trip.
    Your list looks like a good advice, I would definitely invest in good shoes and backpack for long walks. Hand sanitizer is useful gadget too while on long trekking.

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    • dankiteski
      October 11, 2018 @ 7:15 pm

      Indeed, Anita. I’m glad you could get some useful tips from this article. Hope this list comes in handy soon 🙂

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  11. Sinjana Ghosh
    October 10, 2018 @ 7:41 pm

    Great packing ideas. some of the things like female urination device would be very useful to people not aware of the conditions there. Day backpack is also a must

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  12. Lisa
    October 10, 2018 @ 8:37 pm

    Well I won’t be forgetting that female urination device anytime soon! I’m not much of a hiker, but I’d like to see Nepal one day for its landscapes. I appreciate this list, it’ll come in useful!

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    • dankiteski
      October 11, 2018 @ 7:15 pm

      Haha, well honestly I was thinking whether I should add it or not because it might sound a bit odd but it could be quite handy in the outdoors.

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  13. Diana
    October 10, 2018 @ 8:58 pm

    Great packing list!! I didn’t know the air pollution would be so bad there. And great tips on what to wear to fit in better.

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    • dankiteski
      October 11, 2018 @ 7:14 pm

      Thanks for commenting, Diana. Yes, the pollution in Kathmandu is pretty bad, especially in the winters

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  14. Nicole Anderson | Camping for Women
    October 10, 2018 @ 10:37 pm

    Such a wonderfully comprehensive post for anyone wishing to experience this beautiful country. Nepal is one of those places where nearly all visitors are focused on getting and spending time in the outdoors to maximise their exposure to some of the world’s most stunning scenery. Hence your list is ideal for taking that into account, including heeding the weather and temperature changes that happen in the Himalayas.

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    • dankiteski
      October 11, 2018 @ 7:25 pm

      Indeed, Nicole- the scenery is stunning. Thank you for your comment 🙂

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  15. blair villanueva
    October 11, 2018 @ 6:36 am

    Thanks for sharing this packing list! Haven’t been to Nepal and it is lovely to read your inputs.
    Yeah never underestimate the power of carrying a stick for walking, I remember it saves me a many times when we do long walks back home.

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    • dankiteski
      October 11, 2018 @ 7:17 pm

      Thank you for your comment, Blair. The walking pole can be a life-saver at times, indeed.

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  16. Chris
    October 11, 2018 @ 10:36 am

    Great job! This is very thoroughly written and useful. If I finally make a trip to Nepal, it will come in handy.

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    • dankiteski
      October 11, 2018 @ 6:35 pm

      Thanks, Chris 🙂

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  17. Vedante | The Lavish Nomad
    October 11, 2018 @ 11:07 am

    I have been to Nepal and have done a trekking trip there and I absolutely loved it. It is beautiful and the natural beauty is breathtaking. You have compiled a list of really useful things to take to Nepal, but honestly I didn’t need 90% of the things listed here and I was just fine 🙂

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    • dankiteski
      October 11, 2018 @ 6:44 pm

      Thank you for your comment, Vedante. Of course, not all of these things are necessary but they make the trip a lot easier. Also, are you from India? If that’s the case, surely your packing list will be a lot shorter because the climate isn’t that different and the food, culture, and even language are also similar 🙂

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  18. Cato
    October 11, 2018 @ 11:24 am

    Great guide to exploring around Nepal! Will definitely bookmark this for future reference! 🙂

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    • dankiteski
      October 11, 2018 @ 7:19 pm

      Thank you, I hope this list comes in handy soon 🙂

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  19. Diana
    October 11, 2018 @ 12:12 pm

    I’ve been hearing more about the many uses of activated charcoal lately but didn’t know it can also be used to prevent traveler’s diarrhea. I usually just bring a ton of pepton with me when I travel to certain parts of the world, but next time I’ll have to try the activated charcoal. I’ve never been to Nepal but hope to go there one day to hike – thanks for this packing guide!

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    • dankiteski
      October 11, 2018 @ 7:33 pm

      Yes, it does help in a new environment where one isn’t used to the food. Thank you for your comment and I hope this list comes in handy in the future 🙂

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  20. eli
    October 11, 2018 @ 12:52 pm

    It’s weird seeing Nepal and pictures of you in just shorts and a tshirt! Whenever I think Nepal, I think of everyone trying to hike Everest haha. I’ve been wanting to go and this is a useful list to get me started

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    • dankiteski
      October 11, 2018 @ 7:18 pm

      Well, Everest is amazing but there are a lot of beautiful places spread across the country too. Hope you get to visit soon

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  21. Adrenaline Romance
    October 11, 2018 @ 9:49 pm

    That’s a very comprehensive list. Not surprising since the trails of Nepal are pretty challenging. We would love to hike in Nepal and the Lower Himalayas someday. 🙂

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    • dankiteski
      October 12, 2018 @ 12:08 pm

      Thanks, guys. I hope you get the chance to visit soon 🙂

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  22. Ami Bhat
    October 12, 2018 @ 7:07 am

    I would not say no to an air mask too. It does get really dusty in Kathmandu. You seem to have covered the trek requirements so well. I needed a ready reckoner for that and this post is just it!

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    • dankiteski
      October 12, 2018 @ 12:09 pm

      It sure is Ami-, especially in the winter. Thank you for commenting 🙂

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    • blair villanueva
      October 15, 2018 @ 5:15 am

      And some sunscreen lotion and lots of water. I think with the temperature it would really causes dryness of skin. Better be protected while on this trip.

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      • dankiteski
        October 15, 2018 @ 1:47 pm

        I believe I did mention the sunscreen. As for the water, I’m not sure how much water can you carry when you’re hiking every day but water bottles with a built-in filter or water pills are a great solution because this way you can drink the tap water without any problems.

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  23. amar singh
    October 12, 2018 @ 11:02 pm

    Traveling to Nepal is one of the things which is on top of my list and this post is very handy I must say. Some key points covered by you and the right footwear in a place like Nepal can make or break your trip. Never thought you could get away with some light clothes during the Summer months . Overall a very helpful post. thanks for sharing

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    • dankiteski
      October 15, 2018 @ 1:27 pm

      Indeed, Amar. I hope you get to visit soon 🙂

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  24. george t george
    October 13, 2018 @ 6:26 am

    Thank you fr sharing such a detailed packing list article to Nepal. It is glad that Kathmandu and Pokhara towns have all these items.

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    • dankiteski
      October 15, 2018 @ 1:27 pm

      Thank you for your comment George, I’m glad you could get some useful tips here.

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  25. MEENAKSHI J
    October 13, 2018 @ 2:23 pm

    A very useful list with detailed items. I did not know that there is a leech socks as well and neither about the activated charcoal.You have covered all the must-haves so efficiently.

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    • dankiteski
      October 15, 2018 @ 1:28 pm

      Thank you for your comment Meenakshi, I’m happy to hear you could learn some new things from this post.

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  26. Judy
    October 16, 2018 @ 1:18 pm

    Wow, this is actually an exhaustive list. Totally second it. But being an Indian I just got a little confused when you mentioned 200 RS (2$). For a clearer understanding, you can mention NPR or Nepa RUpees. Insect repellent is a must especially a mosquito repellent and while trekking the leech socks.

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    • dankiteski
      October 17, 2018 @ 2:24 pm

      Thanks, Judy – I’m glad you liked it. Also, thanks for the correction, I didn’t realize that might confuse some people. I’ll make a correction 🙂

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  27. Esther
    November 1, 2018 @ 11:16 am

    This a great packing list that is ultimately essential to any traveler. And I agree with the camping list, some travelers take for granted little things that can actually be important while camping.

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    • dankiteski
      November 2, 2018 @ 11:17 am

      Thank you for your comment, Esther 🙂

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  28. Anwesha Guha
    November 1, 2018 @ 3:29 pm

    This is an ultimate packing guide for Nepal. I myself want to go to Nepal someday and these can be helpful.

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