Packing List

Packing is a back and forth process which involves packing, realizing that your pack is too heavy, unpacking everything, removing things from the pile, then repacking and so on. An important thing to do is to not fold anything. Rather, roll up all your clothing, it makes it more compact. And lastly, it’s best not to wear any cotton clothes, they are (compared to dri fit / athletic clothing) heavier, don’t compact as well, and don’t dry quicky. I had originally packed 4 cotton tee shirts, but reduced that to 2 and replaced them with dri fit shirts. In the end, I brought down my large pack’s weight to around 40 lbs / 18 kgs. I used my 35L as my carry-on luggage and only carried stuff I wanted easy access to. 

1 74L backpack
1 35L backpack
1 30L daypack
1 10L drysack
1 headlamp
1 combination lock
1 pair of sunglasses
1 unlocked GSM phone
1 netbook
1 digital slr
1 waterproof compact camera
1 portable hard disk drive
2 waterproof pack covers
1 20F/-6.6C sleeping bag
1 travel towel
1 1L water bottle
1 pack of baby wipes
1 ipod
1 travel hair clipper
1 compact swiss army knife

1 waterproof shell
1 down sweater
1 fleece vest
1 dri fit hoodie
1 pair of waterproof shell pants
1 beanie
1 pair of lightweight gloves

1 pair of jeans
1 pair of quick dry insect repellent convertible pants
1 pair of trekking / yoga / cycling pants
1 pair of long underwear
1 pair of gym shorts
1 pair of board shorts
8 boxer shorts
4 pairs of hiking socks (these probably won’t make it past Nepal)
7 pairs of socks
6 athletic / dri fit tee shirts
2 cotton tee shirts
1 cotton tank top
1 thermal long sleeve
1 athletic / dri fit long sleeve
1 button down shirt with sweat wicking material
1 bandana
1 baseball cap

1 pair of hiking boots
1 pair of sneakers
1 pair of everyday sandals
1 pair of shower sandals (for the many shared bathrooms i’ll be encountering)

Toiletries – toothpaste, toothbrush, soap, floss, tweezers, nail clipper, scissors, lotion, shaver
First aid kit – bandages, gauzes, medical tape, finger splint, etc
Motion sickness pills
Anti – Diarrhea pills
Antibiotic ointment
Chinese anti – diarrhea pills
Altitude pills
Malaria pills
Extra roll of toilet paper (i’ve traveled enough to know that this is an essential thing to carry)

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