Suggested packing list

Many potential visitors ask what they should bring to the Valley of the Cats. The list below is used by some of the regular visitors. Some items are essential (e.g. a good quality sleeping bag) and others are a ‘nice to have’. This list is intended as a guide and can be tailored according to personal requirements and preferences.

Passport (or ID card) – essential

Permit – essential
Cash – essential (the community cannot yet accept bank transfer or WeChat payments)
Sleeping Bag (3-4 season) – essential
Binoculars
Telescope
Tripod
Camera and lenses, batteries, SD cards
Smartphone
Smartphone charger
USB charger
Walking boots
Headtorch – essential
Light shoes for evenings
Socks
Underwear
T-shirts
Shirts
Down jacket – essential in all seasons except July/August
Walking Trousers
Comfortable trousers
Water bottle – essential
Coffee sachets
Snacks (chocolate etc) – you might want something to supplement the basic diet of yak stew and vegetables
Towel
Toilet Paper
Wet wipes
Sun cream
Hat
Gloves
Waterproof jacket and trousers
Waterproof sealable bags for valuables (passport etc)

If you have any hints and tips on what to pack, please let us know!