Our backpacks

Many people have asked us how we pack our bags for this trip that will include different climate zones (from boiling hot Iran to chilly nights in Nepal). Below we share our packing list with you. Most of our clothes are functional wear that we already used for skiing in winter and/or hiking in summer. Since we will be doing a lot of outdoor activities, we hope this is the best choice. We also try to minimize the usage of plastic in what we carry with us.

Katia’s backpack:

  • 3 shorts
  • 3 long pants
  • 1 sports pant and hiking pant
  • 5 T-shirts
  • 3 long sleeves (Merino Shirts)
  • 3 Tops
  • 3 Hoodies or pullover
  • Swimwear
  • Underwear
  • Socks (including hiking socks)
  • Shoes (hiking shoes, sneakers, TOM’s and flip flops)
  • Raincoat and jacket
  • Scarf
  • Cap

Manuel’s backpack:

  • 4 T-shirts
  • 2 Merino long sleeves
  • 2 long pants (1 regular 1 hiking)
  • 3 shorts (1 regular 1 hiking 1 sports)
  • 2 pullovers
  • Down vest and down jacket
  • Rain jacket
  • Socks and underwear
  • Shoes (hiking shoes, sneakers, and flip flops)
  • Gloves, cap and Buff

Other (common) items:

  • Ipad
  • Phones
  • Laptop
  • Cutleries and plates
  • Swiss pocket knife 🙂
  • Opinel knife
  • Mug and refillable water bottle
  • Dictionary with symbols
  • Kindl (2x)
  • World adapter
  • Phone chargers and headphones
  • 2 Powerbanks
  • Diary
  • Cotton sleeping bags
  • Combination locks
  • Camera
  • Travel pharmacy
  • Towels
  • Yogamat (Katia)
Clothes & Others Katia
Manuel’s backpack

Over the past couple of years, we have become more and more aware of the plastic pollution issue that our planet is facing. It is therefore important for us to minimize our (plastic) footprint on this trip. Hence we found several alternative cosmetic products that create less plastic waste. At the same time, they also use less space and are usually cheaper than the regular products, so it’s a win-win-win situation 🙂

Many of the products you can see on the picture are from Lamazuma (a French brand that makes sustainable cosmetics). For example, we use solid deodorant, body lotion, toothpaste, Aleppo soap (suitable for face, hair and body), Bamboo toothbrush, Bamboo ear sticks, wooden hairbrush, shaving plane instead of plastic disposable razor, etc. We have also switched to biodegradable sunscreen from Cocosolis. For women, it is worth investing in a wash glove or washable make-up remover pads. The face oil on the picture is from Bepure (Switzerland) and the mascara from Zao. The hair bands from Degree are made of organic cotton and fair produced in Germany.

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