Trip Preparations and packing list


It is essential to respect the local customs/traditions with the clothing that you pack.   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 and may not keep you warm in cold 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.

Full details please see attached PDF file:

Discovery College Pre-Departure Packet copy

Make sure you have all the following items:

  • Working clothes (5 days) – these will get dirty
  • Tracksuit pants and sweater (it can get cool at night, and will protect from insects)
  • Lighter sweater
  • 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) or umbrella
  • 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)

Recommended but not essential items:

Sleeping bag – strongly recommended

Rain boots

Power bank, charger and power adapter if you are bringing electronic items such as mobile phone, music player, camera

Warm pack if you are not comfortable with the cold – you can find this in Sasa (Tung Chung – Citygate, Tsing Yi – Maritime square)


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 high speed train ticket.

Please DO NOT bring:

Knives or penknife (this will not be required)

Valuables/Expensive jewellery

Inappropriate clothing (no exposed midriffs, spaghetti strap tops, short shorts)

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. 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. 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.