Traveling alone is all about stepping outside of your comfort zone and relying on yourself. It means you’ll have to have all the necessary things you need with you. Nothing will be worse than not having something you need when you are traveling alone in a foreign country. Picking up or buying the things you missed packing will be time-consuming and not very comfortable when traveling alone as a female traveler. Nepalese market is an amusing place to shop and explore when you are visiting, but we would recommend you recheck your solo travel bag to see if you missed anything important.
In this article, we’ve shared a list of a few items that must not be missed at any cost when traveling to Nepal as a solo female traveler.
First Aid Essentials: Be Prepared
Even though there are plenty of hospitals, primary health care centers, clinics, and chemist shops in Nepal, we suggest you bring your own first aid kit, which may come in handy anytime. You don’t have to carry a heavy box full of medicines. You have a little pouch with some bandages, gauze, adhesive first aid tape, cotton swabs, antiseptic, scissors, insect bite repellent, ointments, painkillers, and your daily use medicines. You can customize this list according to your needs and wishes.
Sanitation and Toiletries: Personal Hygiene Matters
Female sanitation products like sanitation pads, menstrual cups, and tampons are a bit expensive in Nepal. You can carry some sanitation products you use during your menstrual cycle so that you don’t have to rush and buy them when you are in need. We also suggest you carry your own toiletries, like a toothbrush, toothpaste, shampoo, lip balm, floss, soap or body wash, facewash, moisturizer, perfume, sunscreen, shaving cream, deodorant, etc. Most of the hotels provide you with basic toiletries, but having your own is better than relying on others.
Essential Documents: Organize and Protect
When traveling alone or to Nepal, you must always pack all your essential documents. Do not forget to get your passport, which has a minimum of 6 months of validity remaining. Have your visa and plane tickets with you. Carry some documents that clearly disclose your identity, like a citizenship card or any identity card. Make sure you carry copies of all of your documents so that you’ll always have backup documents if needed. We suggest you use copies of documents when traveling inside Nepal so that your original papers can be safe.
Clothes and Shoes: Culture and Weather-Appropriate Attire
When packing for trips to Nepal, make sure you check and research the seasons and weather. Pack your dresses and shoes according to the season. For solo female travelers in Nepal, we suggest you pack dresses that cover your body well. Carry easy and light shoes so that you can have your tours comfortably without any blisters on your foot. Always carry extra scarves, marks, and innerwear so that you have an extra pair whenever necessary.
Electronics and Gadgets: Stay Connected and Captured
Traveling alone is all about taking a break, disconnecting from your daily life, and exploring new places with new people, but that doesn’t mean you should not use your electronic gadgets at all. You should always carry your smart phone with a local SIM, charger, and power bank. The multi-plugs in some places may not match your adapters, so you can also bring your multi-plug sockets for easy charging. You can also bring extra charging cables, a universal adapter, cable connectors, USB drives, and headphones for your comfort. Get yourself cameras and Bluetooth speakers to capture the moments and be accompanied by your favorite music.
Safety Products: Prioritize Personal Safety
Safety must be the topmost priority for solo female travelers. You should always carry a door stopper or door alarm with you. We suggest you wear a cross-body purse, clothing with hidden pockets, a waist belt, or a money belt for the safety of your money and small things. Make sure you carry pocket knives, pepper sprays, a torch light, a safety whistle, or a personal alarm for your safety when walking around. Keep these items in places where you can easily find them in times of emergencies.
The items mentioned above are also recommended by solo female travelers from all around the world. It is not that these things aren’t found in Nepal, but bringing these items will make your travel hassle-free and comfortable. And these are all you have to bring. You can add and customize the list according to your duration, budget, and season of travel. We hope you’ll have a safe and sound Nepal trip!