Trip starts to get close! I thought it might be interesting to show what I packed to my backpack and daypack. Our trip will last approx 8 months and it will include cold weather and snow when hiking in Nepal and also super hot weather and beaches. Not guaranteed yet this will be the most working combination, let´s see that after my trip…anyway here´s what I packed!

BASIC AND ACCOMMODATION STUFF

    – backpack 65L (McKinley, borrowed)
    – raincover for backpack (Tatonka 65L)
    – daypack (Haglöfs Tight 20L)
    – silk bedsheet (Cocoon Silk Liner)
    – quick-drying towel made of linen

    – sun glasses

    – leatherman-multitool
    – mini LED-light
    – clothesline and clothespins
    – SPORK-multitool for eating
    – plastic bags; different types and sizes for garbages, rain protection, gear protection, to help organising stuff in backpack…
    – duct tape
    – adaptor

    – vacuum bags to help packing
    – hammock- hammock
    – mosquito net (to be bought)
    – mosquito net (to be bought)

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CLOTHES AND SHOES

    – trekking boots (Haglöfs, bought and used many months before the trip)
    – trekking sandals
    – flip flops

    – trekking socks and liners
    – quick drying underwear
    – quick drying sportsbra
    – bikini

    – 2* loose tank top
    – 2* loose T-shirt
    – thin, long-sleeved shirt for hot countries to protect from sun and mosquitos
    – 2/3-sleeved, thin and loose shirt
    – loose pants (below knee) with pockets
    – loose pants (below knee) made of thin, breathable fabric
    – college shorts

    – Asenne-cap

SAFETY

    – moneybelt
    – lock for guesthouses with many spare-keys
    – locks for locking backpacks and daypack
    – chain-lock to lock backpack in buses, trains…

PHARMACEUTICAL + HYGIENE + FIRST AID

    – Antibac-gel
    – medicine kit (incl. malaria drugs, antibiotics and some basic medicine like painkillers, diarrhea pills, hydrocortison…)
    – first-aid kit
    – toilet bag (incl. mini shampoo and conditioner, body wash and lotion, serious sunscreen and lip balm, deodorant, tooth brush and – paste, very few make-up, brush, razors…)
    – mosquito spray
    – baby wipes to clean when shower isn´t near

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GUIDES + DOCUMENTS + COMMUNICATION + COMFORT

    – Travel guide-books of first countries (Madventures-guide for travellers, Nepal and India-guides)
    – diary
    – mini-laptop
    – mini-speaker
    – phone and charger
    – camera + charger + extra battery + memory card
    – playing cards
    – Naimakka-bracelet which can be untied and used as rope
    – fleece blanket and pillow for cold bus trips and flights
    – sleeping mask, neck pillow and earplugs
    – small pack of salmiakki and chocolate

    – passport and travelling documents (incl. important addresses and phone numbers, prescriptions of medicines, insurance documents, vaccination card…These are also scanned and posted to a cloud-service)
    – extra passport-photos for visas
    – debit/credit cards
    – drivers licenses (Finnish and international)

To be taken as ‘extra’ stuff for Nepal

CLOTHES

    2* T-shirts made of quick-drying and breathing material
    Trekking jacket (Fjällräven)
    Trekking trousers (Fjällräven)
    Sports leggings
    Fleece-jacket
    50% woollen longsleeved underwear
    Long sleeved shirt made of Merino wool
    Long sleeved shirt made of breathable, quick-drying material
    Fleece-pants
    Woollen socks
    Woollen gloves
    Woollen beanie
    Buff-scarf

OTHERS

    extra-energy for the trek (energy gels, chocolate, nuts…)
    hot pads to warm your toes

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This little fellow was pretty interested what was going on…


– Katariina