A lifelong traveler, Carly Erskine has been traveling with her parents, Mexicali co-owners Pete and Kim, since she was just a baby. With 20-something years of experience traveling and a solid preference for backpacks over wheel-y suitcases, she’s gotten packing light down to an art, even when venturing to three countries with very different climates on one trip. Here’s what she always makes sure to bring when she’s traveling to Nepal:
Carly loves hiking and climbing, and the mountainous regions of Nepal are a veritable playground for that sort of outdoor fun! Good hiking shoes with solid tread are a must-have for traversing that terrain in speed and safety. Pro tip: Make sure your shoes are well broken-in before wearing them on an adventure filled with trekking; your feet and back will thank you!
Lots of lightweight layers. When climbing mountains or any other method of arriving at different elevations, Carly values to be able to add or take off layers without having to carry around a heavy coat.
A head-lamp. Invaluable when camping, or walking at night in rural areas with lots of potholes and no street lights!
A large-brimmed hat. Even though it can feel cold in the mountains, higher elevations do put you closer to the sun, so it’s easy to get sunburned if you’re not careful.
While the other supplies in her pack may vary depending on how long she’ll be in the country or where else she’s traveling to, these items are always with her when she travels to Nepal. Have you ever been to Nepal? What would you consider an essential supply for making that trip?