Nepal Trekking Information
Nepal Trekking Season
This season offers excellent weather and tantalizing mountain views
This season is noted for occasional snowfall only at higher elevations. Hence it is ideal for trekking at lower elevation, generally below 3000 meters.
Different varieties of wild flowers, most notably the rhododendrons, make the hillside above 5000 meters a haunting paradise during this season. It is mildly warm at lower elevations, and at higher elevations over 4000 meters, the mountain views are excellent and temperature is quite moderate.
Summer months, which constitute the monsoon season, continue up to mid-September during which trekking is wet and warm. These times are good for the keen botanist as the higher valleys and meadows blossom with flowers and lush vegetation. It is not recommend to trek during summer months.
Packing List during Visit to Nepal
You should make copies, one to bring with you and one to leave with family or friends.
- » Your passport
- » Copies of are insurance policy
- » Traveler's cheque details
- » Contact numbers for your bank and insurance company and your travel agent / flight booking office
When packing clothes minimal is best, first check the weather conditions to help you pack accordingly. You should pack dark colored clothes or patterned clothes as they dont show up the dirt. Also you should choose outfits that can be mixed and matched so you have a variety of outfits. Its a good idea to use space saver bags, they not only save space but help to keep your clothing dry, clean and crease free.
Of course comfortable and well broken in trekking shoes are essential for Nepal, light sandals and a pair of comfortable trainers are generally enough.
In Nepal, a back pack is more convenient than a suit case. If you plan on trekking, a sturdy and comfortable back pack and day pack is essential. You should have your back pack expertly fitted to you before your departure. Your back pack should also have a water proof cover.
What better way to record your memories than a camera? Please insure you bring along the relevant batteries/charger with an adaptor suitable for the country. Also you should bring along adequate memory cards/ film. These things are not available in trekking areas.
Be aware of 20kg allowed in suitcases. Some things that you might find handy on your trip.
A good first aid kit (including bandages, non abrasive tape, band aids, joint supports, antiseptic cream, rehydration salts, Imodium, travel sickness pills, panadol, scissors, and a record of your allergies and current vaccinations)
- » Swiss army knife
- » Laundry soapSmall torch
- » A good water bottle
- » Water purification tablets