I checked in at Heathrow yesterday and watched as my kit drifted away into the luggage hold – I had no choice but to lay my faith in the ai line that it would arrive in a place called Kathmandu after somebody switched it onto the plane in Delhi.
After I have 8 hours I walked through the newly built airport in India and boarded for Nepal.
Only a short flight to the capital where my good friend and lead guide in Nepal / Devendra Rai met me in the plus 28 heat. He gave me some pray scarfs which were rapped around my neck. – a lovely gesture but it did seal in the heat a bit as we drove to the hotel.
It was a brief meeting to say we would be ready to go at 8 in the morning – I am absolutely tired so the main thing was to pack for the 18 days out before I get something to eat and get an early night.
My kit was simple as I really haven’t packed much;
Left to right;
Water proof cover for the ruck sack
Umbrella as it gets humid and to hot for waterproofs
Walking sticks mainly for down hill if needed
Black 35 Ltr bag with a baseball hat, gloves, head torch and sunglasses – not to be worn all together
Light weight down jacket
Salomon walking boots and socks
Tooth brush and paste
Water bottle, 2 nickers and wind proof jacket
First aid kit
iPad and phone
Plugs, wires. – recharging things and a sleeping bag
Let me know what you think of my kit! What have I missed? What would you take etc ?