Pre Departure Advise

Discover some of our advises before departure

Once you have decided to participate, you will receive details concerning the insurance and your visa, as well as some advice on the useful things that you can bring with you. Our staff members in the different destination countries are highly qualified; they will get in touch with you as soon as you inform them of your favorite project, they will give you advice and they will answer your questions both before the departure and during your stay.



The main Airlines arriving in Kathmandu are Thai Airlines, Qatar, Etihad and Jet Airways, which is usually the cheapest option. Upon arrival at the airport, you can easily obtain a standard tourist Visa with no restrictions, which will take around 15 minutes. Visa costs are $25 for 15 Days, $40 for 30 Days, $100 for 90 Days and $2 per day thereafter. Indian nationals do not require a Visa. You better have the correct amount in Dollars which will save you lots of time and problems at the custom office. You will also need 2 passport picture for your visa on arrival! Bring them along.



For the "travel insurance" every student will have to purchase one in his own country of residence and send us a copy before departure.

If you want you can book your insurance directly from our home page with World Nomads. For every insurance purchase directly from our Home page World Nomads will donate 10% of the total cost of the insurance to our Into the World Project which will be use in to improuve our mission and project. 

The purchase of a "travel insurance" is compulsary. No students will be accepted without it. 


To check the prices of their insurance you only have to fill in the form below and you will have all your answer! Very simple and by doing it from our website any time you travel you will help our project in Nepal.





Download the List of things to bring (PDF)



It’s good to bring about a week worth of clothes. You can send out your laundry whenever necessary, but it takes 2-3 days to get clothes back depending on how much sun is available for drying them. In Nepal, men wear western clothes and women wear traditional saris or suluwar kurtas (the dress/pant combos). In general, shorts are offensive and anyone wearing too little clothing will get more stares and comments than usual. Here are some recommendations for the types of clothing to bring along, but some of this will vary by the season.

  • It is preferable  to bring a backpack than a rigid suitcase
  • A smaller backpack for the excursions
  • 3 light-weight, loose-fitting, comfortable pants (khakis or washable linen pants, jeans, track suit)
  • Shirts (with or without sleeves)
  • Socks and underwear
  • A hat, gloves and a bandana
  • Mid-calf or lower skirts/dresses
  • A resistent windcheater
  • A microfiber towel
  • 1-2 shorts for touristy areas or in the privacy of your room
  • Swimsuit
  • 1-2 fleece jackets, sweatshirts, or sweaters
  • Light-weight rain coat with hood
  • Warm Jacket
  • Pijamas 
  • Sleeping bag
  • Shoes
  • Good comfy walking shoes (e.g., hiking shoes/boots, tennis shoes)
  • Sport sandals (shoe of choice most days)
  • Flip-flops are nice to have, but available in abundance for cheap—but not large sizes (shoes are not worn in a lot of homes and offices, so be ready to take them on and off a lot) 
  • Toiletries (most of these things are available in Kathmandu, but don’t count on finding your favorite brand) 
  • Shampoo & conditioner
  • Soap
  • Face wash
  • Lotion
  • Brush/comb
  • Hairdryer (electric converter needed)
  • Hair elastics
  • Nail clippers
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Floss
  • Q-tips
  • Kleenex (bring some mini-packs--comes in handy for toilet paper when you are out and about)
  • Sanitary towel and tampax

And anything else you can think about!



  • Bug spray
  • Sunscreen
  • Antidiarrheal
  • Second skin (if blisters could be a problem)
  • a basic first aid kit. Participants who are affected by chronic diseases (such as allergies, diabetes, etc.) are asked to provide personally for their own needs.  

It would also be better to bring:

  • Analgesics (contramal, nimedex)
  • Anti –inflammatories (aulin, sinflex)
  • Antibiotics
  • Mineral salt intakes
  • General disinfectant
  • Antibiotic cream
  • Paracetamol
  • Aspirin
  • Antiallergic



  • Camera
  • Camera batteries 
  • Disposable panorama or waterproof (for rafting) camera
  • Portable music
  • Headlamp (the electricity goes out a lot)
  • Ziploc bags (just a few, large and small, they always come in handy)
  • Books (but there are lots of used book stores in Kathmandu, so you could wait until you get there)
  • Sunglasses
  • Credit card for emergencies
  • Having electric adapters for hair dryers or any electronics is good, but you can typically buy them in Kathmandu. 


Gifts to take for people 

  • Clothes (adult and kids!)
  • Toothbrushes and toothpaste
  • Pencils

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