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The Pack Yak

Dear Students and Parents,

Packing for such a massive journey as ours is always a challenge, to bring everything you need while avoiding excessive weight. The packing list in the Course Prep Manual is an excellent resource to see what is necessary, and beyond that we recommend packing light. However, these are a few extras that you might want to consider, keeping in mind that you will be responsible for carrying it all around. These are entirely optional!

– Although we may not get as cold as the northern US, indoor heating is rare in Nepal, and even above-freezing temperatures can feel very cold after a few days. Past students suggest that if you know your body runs cold, you might want to bring an extra layer or two beyond what the packing list says

– Some past students recommend bringing one pair of jeans for wearing around Kathmandu

– Mini-carabiners come in handy all the time, and you might want to bring one or two small ones

– A travel-sized INSTRUMENT, if you play: harmonica, travel guitar, mandolin, ukulele, mouth harp, etc. Everyone loves music! It’s a great way to make friends quickly

If you have questions about other items, please post them in a yak and we will get back to you. Feel free to share any other suggestions as well!