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What to wear in Nepal?

What to wear in Nepal while travelling it depends on the climate. Nepal experience wide range of climates. However medium-weight and easy-to-wash cottons can be a good choice year-round if you are doing tour in Kathmandu valley, Pokhara, Chitwan and Lumbini. For tour in those destinations from October to February woolen sweaters, jackets or similar other warm outfits are necessary.  Short or long-sleeved shirts are good for March through May.  From June to September, light and looses garments are advisable.

What to wear in Nepal If you are doing trekking you should have adequate clothing to keep warm. All most trekking routes are close to high Himalayas. So there normally weather is always low. In winter time (Dec, Jan, Feb) it is colder at night and can be foggy in the early morning. Wool jumper, sweater / fleece, loose trousers, gloves, thick socks, wind and waterproof jackets, track pants, good walking boots with ankle support, sleeping bag, sun hat and sun glasses are advisable. Down jackets and extra warm clothing (thermals) are suggested in winter season. For trekking if you do not have warm clothes and gears, you can always buy or rent them from one of Nepal’s many trekking shops in Kathmandu. Much of the clothing available is of adequate quality and rental charges are generally not excessive.

Checklist

  • Hand sanitizing lotion
  • Reading/writing material
  • Camera & Binoculars
  • First-aid kit (should contain lip salve, Aspirin, Band Aids, anti-histamine, Imodium or similar tablets for mild cases of diarrhea, re-hydration powder, extra prescription drugs you may be taking, Chlorine Dioxide for water sterilization).
  • Protein bars, chocolate, dried fruits, candies and snack foods.
  • Travel documents: passport, visa, travel insurance, air tickets
  • Money: travelers cheques/cash/credit card
  • Spare Boot Laces
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Light weight Towel
  • Toiletries
  • Day pack to carry your personal needs during the day
  • Torch/flashlight - headlamp style is ideal
  • Sunscreen and lip balm
  • Refillable water bottle - Min 1 Litre Aluminium or Nalgene polypropylene are best
  • Hat
  • Gloves - wool or fleeced
  • Scarf
  • Sewing Kit
  • Wind and waterproof Jacket & Pants
  • Umbrella especially in summer (May to September)
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Socks: thick wool blend and thin cotton to be worn in combination - ensure boots fit
  • Running shoes or sandals for evening
  • Wool jumper / sweater / fleece. Lightweight during summer, 1 heavyweight or 2 lightweights during winter months. Down jackets in winter.
  • Fleece Jacket
  • T Shirts 2 or 3
  • Shirt - Long Sleeved
  • Pants - lightweight long trouser (jeans are unsuitable)
  • Extra warm clothing during winter (December to March) layered clothing - thermals.

  • Note: If there is some equipment that you do not have, you can easily buy or rent it from one of Nepal’s many trekking shops. Much of the equipment available is of adequate quality and the rental charges are generally not excessive but few deposits are required.