Waar je aan kunt denken als je ook een track doet met VSN

Naast het vrijwilligerswerk is er een geweldige mogelijkheid om de adembenemende natuur van Nepal te ontdekken. Dat kan van een paar dagen tot 21 dagen. En een vraag is dan wat neem je allemaal mee. Je hoeft trouwens niet alles mee te nemen want bijna alles is ook te koop in Nepal. En dan helpen we de Nepalese economie ook nog een beetje. VSN helpt graag om de beste keuzes te maken. Hieronder (wel in Engels) een opsomming van de belangrijkste zaken.

Sleeping on Trek
Sleeping bag (0° bag will suffice, during the colder nights they will have extra blankets for on top)*
A silk or cotton sleeping bag liner for the warmer nights (a cotton quilt cover also works)
Hiking
Backpack (with VSN you will have a guide/porter who will carry a couple of kilo’s of your gear, therefore we recommend a backpack between 30 and 40 liters only).
Hiking boots (A/B or B) (break them in beforehand)
Light (running) shoes (your reward after a long day)
Merino woolen socks (you can bring two pairs of varying thickness)
Lightweight trekking pants
Trekking shorts (over the knees for girls)
T-Shirts (lightweight is great)
Underwear
*You will be hiking through a wide range of terrain from mud in warm weather to snow in cold weather. The trail will be rocky throughout. The safest bet for Nepal trekking footwear is full backpacking boots, which provide good support and protection from the elements. If there is a high pass on your trek, you may be walking on snow and the conditions will be cold. A good compromise is to bring backpacking boots and light running shoes—you can use the running shoes for camp and interchange the two depending on the conditions and how you feel.

Cold Weather on Trek
Long underwear/Wool thermals
Sweater or longsleeve shirt
Softshell jacket
Waterproof jacket and pants
Zip off leg pants
Winter hat that covers ears
Winter gloves
Baseball Cap (not necessary)
Accessories
Water purification (pump, tablets, or SteriPen; bring from home)
Reusable Water Bottle
Hiking poles if you like (lessen the impact on your joints)
Sunglasses (essential when you cross snow line)
Head lamp with extra batteries
Reading materials (Kindle may be best)
Journal and pens
Battery pack for your phone

Personal Supplies on Trek
Sun screen
Hand sanitizer
Toiletries (toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, floss, etc.)
Face/body wipes
Throat lozenges, lip balm
Medications (Ibuprofen, others if necessary)
Extras
Small First aid kit (with moleskin for blisters)
Extra passport photos and photocopies of your passport

VSN’s Personal Advise
Buff (not too warm when you do lots of exercise going up the mountain but still protects you from cold, sun etc).
Thermos can (not necessary but nice if you like to drink more tea than a tiny cup)
Tea bags (tea is much more expensive than hot water!)
Lemonade powder (for sale in every supermarket in Nepal. It will make the purified water taste better and will replace your soft drinks)
Power bars, snickers or ? (gives you energy to keep going).