February 24, 2016

A trekker’s guide to adventurous trekking in Nepal

First and foremost, packing a rucksack is indeed the most important aspect of any trek as the objective is to be equipped with all the essential items in the trek but at the same time to achieve the lightest weight possible. Almost all trekking in Nepal occurs on the Himalayan stretch as trekkers find it challenging to hike along the rocky trails of Himalayas. However, the duration of the trek is decisive in the weight and in the prioritization of equipments. Short duration treks requires less equipments as well as effort to pack which makes it easier whereas long treks require consideration to the space, prioritizing equipments and the contingent nature of the trek which results in more time and effort. Some of the basic and mandatory requirements in packing a rucksack include- warm jacket, sleeping bag, trekking shoes, scissors, knife, rope, compass, tooth brush, tissue roll, torch, extra batteries, warm clothes, sanitizer, medical kit, water bottle, energy bars, juice (in form of powder) etc. 
However, the equipments to be included in a trek completely relies on the trail that is being pursued, so it is advised to research and enquire with experienced individuals to have precise and complete package before you advent on a trail.
Nepal is a haven for trekkers with numerous trekking routes and trails which pass along some of the most beautiful places in the world. The government of Nepal promotes trekking as one of the adventures activities along with mountain climbing, mountain biking among others. However, sections that are restricted or need permission to visit should be properly acknowledged by any potential trekkers who have desire to visit Nepal. Recently, the permit rates for many destinations have changed and also there are added permissions required from the local authority which should be properly revised by the trekkers in order to avoid confusion and interruption in the process. Communicated well you’re your trekking agency regarding the places you intend to trek. Trekking agencies not only help in hassle-free and timely availability of permits but can also save you some money as opposed to applying for the permits on your own.
The lifestyle of Nepalese people in the remote areas is quite simple and conservative. These hardworking people are very welcoming and hospitable towards visitors. However, some behaviors which are considered appropriate or acceptable in the urban areas could prove offensive to the people of remote Nepal. It is advisable to take some time to understand the culture and norms of the people there to avoid misunderstandings and unpleasant experiences. Prepare to get amazed and have the time of your life.

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