What to bring

You’ll be experiencing a change in climate from the hot (and a little humid) jungle to the warm and pleasant Pokhara and Kathmandu. There are relatively cheap laundry services along the journey and you might find packing lighter is more convenient, especially when entering old cities (where bus access to the centre is not available). Bring practical shoes or sandals as there will be some walking on this tour. There are no formal evenings, at the welcome and farewell dinners you need only smart/casual wear. You may wish to pack a swimming costume to bathe with elephants, or there is a pool in Chitwan (but it is not always open).

You can also purchase quite cheaply anything from fleece jackets, to tee shirts and shorts very cheaply as well as many unique souvenirs . So leave plenty of space in your baggage.

  • Good walking shoes and/or sandals are absolutely essential.
  • Long light weight cotton trousers for the jungle
  • Light rain jacket (just in case)
  • Long sleeve (light weight) top for jungle evenings
  • Sun hat/cap
  • A holdall is preferred for luggage but suitcases are accepted too.
  • Towel. Towels are provided in hotels but you may prefer your own.
  • Sunglasses
  • Small day pack/rucksack to carry daily incidentals.
  • Basic first aid for essentials e.g. plasters, antiseptic cream, medicines in case of upset tummy etc.
  • Insect repellent.
  • Hand cleanser gels
  • Torch
  • Small alarm clock
  • Laundry bag (laundry services are also available).
  • Photocopy of passport for security
  • If you decide to purchase a Nepalese Visa on arrival you will need a passport photograph (please see page Visas, insurance and health)