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
Camera and lenses, batteries, SD cards
Headtorch – essential
Light shoes for evenings
Down jacket – essential in all seasons except July/August
Water bottle – essential
Snacks (chocolate etc) – you might want something to supplement the basic diet of yak stew and vegetables
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!