Traveling in the Himalayas can be the most incredible experience one can have. Exploring the most beautiful mountain range in the land of Buddha is extremely fascinating. Nepal sits in the breathtaking setting of the Himalayan range and is quite popular for its trekking environment. Home to some of the most magnificent treks in the world, the landlocked nation welcomes globetrotters with both arms open. The wonder that Nepal’s treks present to its visitors need a good deal of preparation. If you are planning trekking tours in Nepal for the first time, it is very important that you pack your bag with all the necessary items.
A wise traveler is the one who knows how to pack and what to keep in his bag. Whether you pack less or more, both are not in favor of your journey. You want neither to run out of essentials nor to carry a heavy load on your back. Thus, intelligent packing is always great.
Before you pack…
Which trek you are going to explore? How many days will you spend in Nepal? Which season have you chosen for trekking? These are some of the many questions that you should ask before going to Nepal for trekking. The answers to these questions will help you pack in a good way. You should have the knowledge of the facilities offered on various treks in Nepal. Keep note of how challenging the treks are and it will be beneficial in helping you list the things to carry. For example, Dhaulagiri Trek is a little more difficult than Annapurna base camp trekking in Nepal and also fewer facilities are available there. Thus, you need to pack more for the former.
But there are some common things you should pack for every trek. Let’s have a look at them.
● Clothing: A waterproof jacket is compulsory for trekking in Nepal. Make sure you include a couple of woolen sweaters, full sleeved t-shirts, cargo trousers, gloves, winter cap, etc. Female trekkers should carry a few sports bra. Your undergarments should be moisture absorbent. Always take care of comfort while selecting the clothes to carry, since you don’t want to make the journey a hectic one.
● Footwear: Walking is what one does all the time on a trek. Our feet need to be cared the most. A pair of strong, medium-weight, and good quality trekking shoes is of utmost importance in a trekking tour. Socks should be woolen
● Skin protection items: Your skin needs to be protected not only from the chilling cold weather but also from the harsh rays of sun on dizzying heights. Carry sunglasses with UV protection power, moisturizing creams, lip balm, etc.
● Miscellaneous: Do not forget to carry a water bottle with at least 1.5 litres of capacity. Water is essential to keep your hydrated. A good camera is always great to capture these moments bliss. Keep a towel with you and a hand sanitizer as well. A couple of extra batteries for your camera come quite handy.
Safety first, Swag later
In the era of social media and mobile phones, we are more concerned about our looks than anything else. It is highly recommended that you must be very concerned about your health and safety. Make sure you carry all the ingredients that are needed to make the journey a safer one. While on the trek, do not give priority to looking cool by removing your jacket or cap. Be safe and enjoy every bit of your journey in the lap of the Himalayas.