Trip Preparations and Packing List

It is essential to respect the local customs/traditions with the clothing that you pack.  Please do not bring clothings that might attract unwanted attention.  Please respect this and pack modest clothes.  You will be asked to change your clothes if these guidelines are not followed. This is extremely important!

Please note there are no laundry facilities on this trip, however you can hand wash your clothes if necessary. Most people make the mistake of bringing too much clothing .  A suggestion: Avoid nylon and other synthetics which can be very uncomfortable in hot weather.

Travel light – you are away for one week. Pack only one bag/suitcase to check in and one carry-on bag/backpack. Best to have identification tags on your luggage.

Students are to pack (please be aware students will need to carry their own bags on their back for a close to 2 hours hike):

  • Working clothes (5 days) – these will get dirty
  • Tracksuit pants and sweater (it can get cool at night, and protects from insects)
  • Lighter sweater (Temperature ranges between 30 to 18 degrees)
  • Undergarments/Daily Essentials
  • Socks (bring extra as they may get wet throughout the day)
  • Working / Hiking Shoes (a few pairs is a good idea in case of bad weather)
  • Sandals or flip flops (for shower)
  • Wet weather jacket (plastic poncho is fine)
  • Hat
  • Tissues
  • Personal toiletries
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Small towel
  • Small day / hiking bag
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellent
  • Water bottle
  • Watch
  • Small pillow (optional, but may assist in sleeping)


If you have more than one passport, make sure you bring the passport that you gave a copy of to school to use in buying your airline ticket.

Please DO NOT bring:

Knives or penknife (this will not be required)

Valuables/Expensive jewellery

Inappropriate clothing (Please do not any clothing that can be perceived as offensive)

Technology: You do not need technology on this trip. There will be very limited signal and no charging points in the village.

Spending money: We will be visiting the local markets where anything and everything is available. There will be an opportunity for you to buy snacks if you wish. We recommend you allow a figure of $250 – $350 HKD in total (in Thailand Baht). It is advisable to bring all of your money in form of cash. The trip leaders will not be responsible for looking after your money.

Valuables: Like most places in the world, you need to be security conscious whilst travelling in Thailand. Please do not bring unnecessary valuables along with you such as jewellery or expensive watches. Although all care and attention will be exercised, teachers will not look after your valuables.