Essential Information

Before setting off to Nepal, you need to be prepared for the following thing:
Inoculation- It is not officially mandatory to have vaccines to enter to Nepal, however; it is a good idea to consider some vaccines before coming to Nepal.
Traveler Insurance- Before set us, confirm that you have enough insurance that can cover helicopter rescues in case of needed because trekking is a process of walking in the remote areas.
Flight tickets to Nepal- Make sure you have well-spaced itinerary of the flights. It is better if you have a few extra days in Kathmandu at the end.
Book a Hotel in Kathmandu- Usually; it is done by your trekking agency in Nepal if you are going with a company. If you are doing on your own, book your hotel.
Get a Nepalese Visa- You can get the visa upon your arrival to Kathmandu airport. If you are willing to get the visa in your country; you can get the visa at Nepalese Embassy.
Get Nepalese Sim Card- You get two types of Telecom sims in Nepal – NTC and Ncell; both are based on GSM technology.
Country Code of Nepal- (+977)
Visa: You are able to get the Nepal Entry Visa upon your arrival at Kathmandu airport. If you are interested to apply online in advance; you can do it from your home. Just click on this link and then proceed to get the visa.
Visa Fee: US$30 for 15 days/US$50 for 30 days/US$125 for 90 days
Visa Extension Fee: Visa extension is done for minimum of 15 days with US$45 & US$3 per day for additional days
                                    In case of delay less than 150 days, additional US$5 per day as late fine
Embassy – Please contact to your embassy informing that you are in Nepal.

Pack List:
  • Sun hat
  • Fleece hat or woolen hat (sometime sun hats are itching so better) that could cover your ears
  • Sun goggles 
  • Reading glass (optional)
  • At least 2 scarfs or buffs to be saved from the dust
Upper body:
  • Four T-shirts
  • Two lightweight tops
  • Two fleece long sleeve tops
  • Waterproof shell jackets
  • Thick and warm Down jacket
  • Poncho rain cover
Lower body:
  • Lightweight walking pants – 2 
  • Hiking shorts – 2 
  • Lightweight thermal trousers – 2 
  • Fleece or tracksuit pant – 2 
  • Waterproof shell pant 
  • 4 pairs of thin cotton socks 
  • 4 pairs of thick woolen socks
  • Walking or trekking boots with spare laces 
  • Camp shoes (needed when you are at camp)
  • A pair of sleepers
  • Walking poles
  • Sleeping bag (-30 degree Celsius)
  • Sleeping inner liners (fleece inner liners are better and warm)
  • Shampoo or conditioner (biodegradable)
  • Head lamps with spare batteries
  • Dry packs 
  • Books 
  • Journal and pen
  • Binocular 
  • Photos of your home and family
  • Energy bars
  • Open neck water bottles – 2 
  • Camera and spare batteries 
  • IPod and charger (better to bring solar charger of the IPod)
  • Pack cover
  • Daffel bag (about 60 litres)
  • Day bag with cover (about 33 ltrs)
  • Money belt 
  • Digital watch with alarm 
  • Toiletries:
  • Quick dry towel and face cloth
  • Tooth brush and pastes (biodegradable)
  • Multipurpose wipes (face and body)
  • Deodorant 
  • Face and body moisturizers
  • Nail sharpener
  • Small comb and small mirror
  • Anti-bacterial wipes
  • Toilet papers (you can buy on the way as well)
  • Hand sanitizer 
  • Sun block (high UV protection)
  • Lip guard (UV protection)
  • Tiger balm
  • Cold cream 
  • Feminine hygienic products

First Aid Box
  • A box that can fit to (go in) the following accessories
  • Plasters in varieties (sizes & shapes)
  • Sterile gauze dressings in varieties of size
  • At least 2 sterile eye dressings
  • Triangular bandages
  • Crepe bandages
  • Disposable sterile gloves
  • Safety pins
  • Scissors
  • Tweezers
  •  Sticky tapes
  • Alcohol-free cleansing wipes
  • Digital thermometer
  • Cream or spray to relieve insect bites or stings
  • Antiseptic cream
  • Povidone – iodine cream
  • Calamine
  • Skin rash cream (hydrocortisone or calendula)
  • Painkiller such as Paracetamol, Aspirin or Ibuprofen
  • Imodium (Loperamide tablet)
  • Antihistamine cream or tablets – for allergy
  • Antiemetic – to avoid vomit or nausea
  • Azithromicin – For bacterial diarrhea
  • Omeprazole – For gastric problem
  • Ciprofloxacin – For bacterial diarrhea
  • Tinidazole – For giardia and amoebic diarrhea
  • Acetazolamide (Diamox)  for AMS treatment and cure
  • Dexamethasone – use only on prescription to treat HACE
  • Nifedipine – use only prescription of expert to treat HAPE
  • Distilled water for cleaning wounds
  • Eye wash or Eye bath