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Day pack question and other packing questions

Namaste,

Greetings from your instructors, all of whom are currently at our group orientation site for some preparation of great things for the start of our time in Nepal. I bet you are all in the midst of many things, including last minute packing.

A question came up in one of the yaks about what works as a day bag. While some 30 liter bags might be workable, it is advisable to go with something a little lighter, smaller, and less bulky. Some decent compressible day packs can be found for under $25.

Page 31 and 32 of the lengthy but useful course preparation manual has some advice on packing, including this guidance for day bags:

“small, light, nylon bag with shoulder straps and/or a hip strap. This is what you’ll take with
you on day excursions. It should be compressible and yet big enough to hold a water bottle, headlamp
some food, a raincoat, and a book or journal.”

Feel free to ask more questions by email or on the yak board, and we will see you all very soon after your flight arrives at the Kathmandu airport.

Wishing you a restful last few days before your flights,

Tsering, Bradford, and Tsheten