What to bring?

Items for River
. River sandals
. Shorts or a swimming costumes
. A baseball style cap, good sunglass and quality sunscreen

Shells & insulators :
Windproof & water proof outerwear, jacket & pants (gortex or nylon) Fleece jacket/sweater (wool or synthetic only for the winter season)

Clothes:
Loose fitting hiking pants (For men or women) Long underwear, tight pants can be worn under skirts if desired. One cultural note, Nepali women bath at public tap stands in a specially altered Lungi that has a drawstring above the chest. Shorts for women are not culturally appropriate outside of Kathmandu. Also, most Nepali or western men do not wear shorts either but it is acceptable.

    Long sleeve t-shirt / turtlenecks (synthetic)
    Short sleeve t-shirts
    Several pairs of thick socks (wool or synthetic), with thin liners (synthetic)
    Light weight long underwear, top & bottom (polypropylene or "capilene")
    Wide brim hat (straw type beach hat or synthetic outdoors) to sunburn protection on face, ears, & neck , Underwear, etc

Footwear:
1-pair well broken in hiking shoes or boots.
1-pair new - condition lightweight walking / running shoes, with textured soles.

Other Items:

    . Quality sleeping bag & sleeping pad. For those who don't have they can rent it easily in Kathmandu or Pokhara.
    . Light weight clothing as pants, shorts, cotton underwear, t-shirts, swim wear
    . Light weight long sleeved shirt or t-shirt and a fleece style jacket
    . Toiletries (environmentally friendly is best)
    . Flashlight with spare batteries & bulbs
    . A couple handkerchiefs
    . Pocket knife
    . Stuff sacks
    . Biodegradable soap
    . Hand towel
    . Feminine hygiene items, including plastic bags to pack out dirty items.
    . Lighter / matches (for toilet paper and candles)
    . Spare eyeglass or contact lenses (Due to the ease of getting eye infections, care should be taken in using contacts. Disposable contacts lenses replaced frequently can lessen the risk of eye inflections.
    . Hard shell water bottle; one 2-liter or two 1-liter bottles ("Nalgene" or Manmade Metal) that will not melt while adding hot boiled water.
    Emergency contact information ; Personal medical kit.

Optional item's to consider bringing

    Sport sandals or flip flops for camp and bathing ("Teva")
    Camera equipment
    Picture book of family, house, job (Small size such as 3x5 or 4x6)
    Binoculars, altimeter, compass, thermometer
    Fishing equipment
    Watch with alarm
    Ear plugs (good for bus rides / plane rides / sleeping)
    Journal / notebook
    Swim suit
    Reading book
    Favorite snacks / sports snacks
    Tape recorder
    Walkman & Nepali songs tapes or western songs tapes
    Shaving equipment
    Nepali language books / tapes
    Cards & games
    Fanny pack
    Trekking poles if you are going for trekking
    Zip lock bags (Assorted sizes)
    Folding umbrella (Ideal for hot climate trekking - rain or not) Part of
    Nepali culture in certain areas.
    Sewing Kit
    Personal first aid kit