What to Pack

May,04 2018 0 COMMENTS

What you need to bring will vary according to the destinations you are visiting and when you are traveling. Generally speaking our advice is to pack as lightly as possible, although on the vast majority of our trips our vehicle carries your luggage. We will be on the move a lot.

We highly recommend using a backpack, soft compact suitcase or light sports bag, whichever you find easiest to carry, plus a small daypack. Luggage space on transport is limited. You must be prepared to carry your own bags as porters are not often available.

Checklist:

Suggested Items:

- Sunglasses
- Sun hat
- Toiletries
- Camera
- Reading/writing material


Documents:
- Passport (with photocopies)
- Travel Insurance (with photocopies)
- Airline Tickets (with photocopies)
- Some recent two inch colorized photo
- RMB Cash
- Credit or debit card

- Light fleece top
- Light waterproof jacket
- Weather-appropriate clothing
- Sunblock (SPF 50++ is recommended)
- One pair of hiking boots/sturdy sneakers
- Small towel
- Snacks (Cliff/Luna bars, trial mix, jerky and dried fruit are good options)
- Personal Music Player, Journal, Reading/Writing material
- Other personal items that may make you feel comfortable

What to Wear

In general, the temperature changes a lot in daytime and night, and in most remote villages and towns, it probably falls down to 0℃ in night. Here are the essentials:
 - a pair of hiking boots/sturdy sneakers
 - Rain Gear (waterproof pants and jacket)
 - 1 Lightweight Fleece or Wool Sweater
 - 2 Pairs of Nylon pants
 - 5-7 pairs of socks (polypropylene or wool are recommended)
 - 3-5 pairs of underwear
 - 1 down jacket
 - the long colorful shirts for taking the photos (recommended but not required)
 - Scarf
 - Gloves
 - A pair of slippers
 - Swimming suit (for spring hot)

In some religious areas, shorts are inappropriate and our trip leader will ask you to wear jeans or skirts to show the respect to the local culture and people.

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