What should I bring?

In general

  • A bottle to fill at the hotel with boiled water in order to drink during the day. (It will avoid you to buy bottles of water and will make you participate to the environmental protection)
  • A cloth bag or a small backpack for your purchases (to avoid taking plastic bag in the shop)
  • Good sunglasses
  • Sunscreen and a lip balm
  • A hat (you can also buy it there)
  • A fork and a spoon (if you have trouble eating with chopsticks)
  • A sweater (even in summer, it can get a bit chilly in the morning and in the evening and when it’s cloudy)
  • A warm jacket, a scarf, a hat and gloves if you are traveling from begining of October to end of April
  • Your camera with the equipment to recharge it

If you are going to very basic comfort hotel

  • A sleeping bag
  • A flashlight or a headlamp
  • A towel
  • Moistened wipes

If you go on a trek

  • Good walking shoes
  • Hiking sticks
  • A warm duvet
  • A small backpack to carry your things during the day
  • A larger bag with the minimum necessary for the trek, it will be carried by the yaks or the horses (the rest of your belongins can stay at the hotel)

For the nomads or farmers met along the way

  • Pictures of your family, of your region…
  • Small gifts (candy, clothes you don’t need any more…)