What to pack in your backpack is a simple yet frustrating question. Backpacking List is probably the biggest worry before traveling abroad. To Carry light bags are always recommended as you can easily carry them on your shoulders (A Daypack, Rucksack). It also depends on your way of traveling. if you are actually traveling with a Fully booked tour with a private vehicle, then advise you to take a cabin bag or suitcase because you can easily put these cases in the car or either you don’t need to carry them along with you all the time.
But, If you are traveling as a backpacker then highly recommend you to get a new Rucksack. You can get it from Decathlon stores or you can get it from Amazon. it’s easy to carry on your back, Rucksack is always the first choice for all the local traveler’s, where you can carry as much as the stuff in it. But suggest you only carry useful stuff with you and try to avoid the things which are really unnecessary like if you are planning to travel in Asia, Depending on the season of that particular country try to pack only light T-shirts and Half Pants & Shorts, Must keep one jackets/Thermal/ sweater.
A small Day pack Bag is highly suggested because once you check-in In hotels or Hostels, you don’t wanna carry your Rucksack all day. so Daypack is super important to be with you, where you can carry your Day needful stuff like Passport ID, Wallet, Travel Itineraries, Travel Books, Camera (Camera Lenses), your papers, etc.
So here are the complete Backpacking list. I can recommend you to carry along with you while Backpacking for your next trip
THE ITEMS YOU REALLY NEED TO PIN WHILE TRAVELING
FACE MASK/ WET TISSUES / HAND SANITIZER:
We all are aware of COVID19 effects worldwide. Hence traveling will not be the same, So the first priority is always should be on our health. The backpacking list is incomplete without health precautions. To maintain some distance with strange people. Keep some pairs of Face mask, wet tissues, hand sanitizers along with you while packing are essentials for upcoming years.
You Don’t need to carry a bunch of clothes. Take a light layer & warm layer clothes, it majorly depends on the country you are visiting. whether it’s cold or hot. try to pack as little as possible because ultimately you have to carry the weight throughout your trip.
Travel Adapter is something which we always forget to keep it. Later we try to find at the airport while leaving. Although you can get from anywhere in major cities it’s better to get a new one before your trip.
WATERPROOF MAC / RAIN JACKET / UMBRELLA:
This becomes more important when you are traveling in a country where raining is completely unpredictable. you cannot predict a Heavy rainfall very next moment where you have to face continuous heavy rain shower.
A PAIR OF EXTRA SHOES / SANDALS:
A Pair of Sandal is always preferred while traveling specially when you know, you have to visit a local temple where you need to take off this time to time. Of course, You don’t wanna repeat doing this on every location. so prefer to take one pair of Walking shoes for trekking.
KEEP DOLLARS / EUROS / CARDS IN WALLET :
Traveling is totally unpredictable. So always carry extra amount of money with you because you never know when you need the most, Always try to keep your Debit or Credit cards with you which must be internationally accepted, Keep some cash in dollars or Euros which is internationally accepted Everywhere , you can easily exchange with local currency, Avoid keeping your local currencies other than Dollars & Euros because they are hardly acceptable.
FIRST AID / PAINKILLERS / DIGESTION PILLS :
New country new food New Lifestyle is always leads to Headache, stomach problem as you don’t wanna be on bed on journey. Keep some medicines advised by Doctor in your Backpack.
Who don’t wanna capture their memorable moments in camera, keep your camera Lenses, charger along with your kit. Do Not keep your Camera in Boarding Baggage , always keep in Cabin Baggage.
GPS OR MAPS / OFFLINE GOOGLE MAP:
you don’t want to be lost in an unknown country waiting for the signal to show you the way, Download Offline google map is the best option in the modern time we have, offline map will work without any data plan, this will Update your current location, Keep the Paper Map of the particular city with you, you can easily get it from Hotel/ Hostels/ Guesthouse front Desk.
SHAMPOO / CONDITIONER / BODY WASH GEL:
First Keep some extra plastic Bags where you can keep all your body products. Body wash gel is highly recommended because keeping your wet soap on your trip will be disgusting, Sometimes wet soap left patches on your bag or cloths, better to keep body wash gel along with you.
MOISTURIZER/ SUN SCREAM:
Although you know, you are going to wander all the day. To avoid Sunburn, Dry skin better to keep sun scream and moisturizer in your backpack.
GOING OUT OUTFIT:
A better outfit will define you ultimately, you don’t want to go club, Bar or DJ night with your normal outfit, you must have to keep some outfits which make you feel good.
HAT / CAP / SUNGLASSES:
Keeping Sunglasses make you more stylish & kept your Eye from unwanted Solar rays .
EYE MASK / EAR BUDS:
These things become especially important when you are staying in Dorms kind of stay, where you never know when the lights turn on and off, people late night conversations in Dorms are very normal.
To keep your Stuff safe, Boarding your bag on flight, Train or Bus, you may have lots of important things in bag that you don’t want to stole away.
READING MATERIAL / TRAVEL GUIDE / PHRASEBOOK:
Waiting Hours and hours for your next flight, sitting on buses, trains. Keeping Reading Material is always best way to spent your time, Local Travel Guides, Phrasebook Like Lonely planet Book is always good to carry.
Perfect sleep matters a lot in traveling, you can’t have a good tour without better sleep. Mosquitoes spray become a must to carry stuff especially if you are traveling in Asia.
WATER BOTTLE / SNACKS:
There are some places in your Itinerary where finding local shops isn’t easy for sure, so always keep water bottle & Snacks before leaving Hotel. As many vendors sell water bottle at high rate outside monuments so better to keep one with you.
INTERNATIONAL SIM CARD:
A sim card is highly advisable Either Local sim or international card, you can get it from any International Airport, choose Data plan in your pack which ultimately needs you the most in your journey.
It doesn’t matter what hiking boot or shoe you choose if you don’t have a good pair of socks to accompany it. we Highly advised to keep extremely comfortable material that offers premium temperature regulation, moisture wicking, and odor resistance.
Here is the Complete Backpacking list for your next Destination.
I wish this Backpacking List article will help you while backpacking for your next journey. Please let me know if you find this useful & Share your experiences with us on backpacking.
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