What is your next crazy trip? Go hiking in Nepal? Nasty good idea. But when you go several days in the mountains of the Himalayas, we advise you to be a minimum prepared.
That is because the mountains are majestic, but it can also be very surprising. It is as much positively as negatively. We learned it at our expense. So, it is better to be well prepared, both physically and mentally. Here are 10 things to think about before setting off on this magnificent adventure.
The period should be one of the first things to consider. Because hiking in Nepal during the monsoon does not sound very pleasant. Generally, the best times are in October-November and March-April. But take the time to check depending on the region where you want to go on an adventure.
The type of hike
Going on a hike is nice, but you have to go according to your level. Do you want to challenge yourself? Go for a pleasure hike? Do a busy or quieter hike? Do you have a good budget? In short, there are several questions to ask yourself when choosing the right hike. Here are some sample questions:
• The duration. (8 days? 14 days? 1 month?)
• The difficulty. (Beginner? Intermediate? Advanced?)
• The necessary equipment. (You can choose a hike where you will sleep in tea houses or a hike where you will need equipment for camping)
• The cost. (Permit; Guide; Porter; Transport from Kathmandu to the start of the hike…)
• The altitude. (Each person responds differently to the effects of altitude. If you plan to climb to the top of 3000 meters, consult a doctor before leaving for Nepal. There are medications to prevent these effects.)
• The popularity of the hike. (Everest base camp and Annapurna are the 2 most popular hikes, and therefore very busy.)