Trekking in Nepal may give us the feeling of accomplishing our desires and likings. But, considering the topography, we need to equally understand that this adventurous journey equally has its own challenges where your fitness level has to be topnotch. More so, as from the month of October, one can see a surge in the number of trekkers. This is because the recently ended monsoon season has ensured clear and cool sky thus minimizing the possibility of dust particles on the way.
Having a trekking experience in Nepal, I have compiled series of queries which are mostly enquired by trekkers before their expedition
How difficult it is to trek in Nepal?
- It depends on the time of the year you go. For example, usually from October to December, weather is favorable which ensure the presence of many trekkers. As a result, it is easier to trek.
- Your choice of the type of trek you plan to do matters as well
- Last but not the least, how fit you actually are. For example, if you have been into lots of sports and have a great stamina, then the same “path” which can be “challenging” for others, may be easy for you.
Is it necessary for me to hire a trekker in Nepal?
Well, this query can be better addressed by you only. If you are new, then it is advisable to have learned and experienced trekkers whose guidance can simply make your adventure worth memorable.
What’s the best means to arrange a trekker in Nepal?
Well, you have the option to book online from tours, but based on my experience, I can suggest you to get the practical help right when you land in Nepal. Yes, there are places and cities in Nepal namely Kathmandu and Pokhara, where you can easily book a trekker.
What are the “must to take” equipments while I trek
Most of us are under the misconception that trekking is related with mountain climbing. Well, it is absolutely not. You need to closely monitor the type of equipment you want to take for yourself, so that you don’t have to suffer from its additional weight. If you want to see the power of “wind” or “air”, then the best reflection of the same can be seen while you trek. Yes, naturally, you are literally at top of the world.
You need to also adhere to the basic fact that trekking equipment changes with regards to different seasons be it winters, summers or monsoons.
- Hiking Boots which has to be lightweight
- Hiking socks
- Rubber shoes or sandals preferable while you go to shower, loo etc
- Rain jackets
- Wind proof jackets
- Trekking shirts (long sleeve) as it is advisable for protecting yourself from sun and also from forceful air.
- Cotton shirts for ensuring a comfortable good night’s sleep
- Washing items
- Karabiners which are climbing clips
- Woolen hat if you are going in the peak season which starts from October
- Water bottles
I hope, I have tried sharing the choicest of points as well as “frequently asked queries” to better give a sense of understanding about what are the primary things which you should actually be cared and concerned about. Best of luck for your trekking journey.