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15 Things you Need to Pack for a Trip to the Himalayas

28-2-2020
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15 Things you Need to Pack for a Trip to the Himalayas

Visualize yourself up on the mountain, witnessing a stunning snow-covered landscape. You are so mesmerized that you choose to set up your first camp of the trek right now and get up in the morning to this enchanting view. You start unwrapping your gears, setting up your tent and then taking your stuff inside to rest for the day. That's when you remember that you skipped your night light or you forgot your thermals or you have nothing to cook those ready to cook tasty food you purchased! How would you feel when you are in the midst of nowhere encircled by nothing but snow?

 

No need to worry traveler, we've got your back! We may not manage the weather on the top of the mountains, but we can certainly help you to be prepared and take all the important things on you. Right from carrying essential things to take basic things that hold great importance when you’re climbing a snowy mountain. We can plan Himalayan Summer Treks for you that entice you and make your adventure trip hassle-free. 

 

We are providing you a checklist for things to carry for trekking that will make your snow trek intriguing and seamless at the same time:

 

Things to Carry On a Snow Trek

Let’s begin with all the necessary things you should take before heading on your snow trek adventure.    

 

1. Trekking Shoes


You should carry watertight trekking shoes which have a solid grip. You can walk in your sports shoes till the base camp but once you begin your trek, you must switch to your trekking shoes. Buying in good quality will be worthy. 

2.  Backpack the Rain Cover


While purchasing your backpack, you should check its thongs, some side pockets and sections are provided and if it has a shielding frame fitted into it. This will help you adjust your things in it. Also, based on how long you'll trek, you can buy 40 - 60 liters of a backpack.

3. Walking Pole


Make sure whether your trek organizer provides you with a walking stick. And if they provide, it's good, but you should still carry at least one for emergence situations.

4. Head Torch


This is another aspect that your trek organizer should take care of, but if they don’t specify such things in their list, then we recommend you to purchase one and be on the safer side. 

5. Water Bottles/Thermos


One of the most imperative things is the Water bottle, which will keep going in the harsh conditions too. You can also carry Thermos along with your water bottle to maintain some hot water. Carrying at least two water bottles of one liter each and a thermos is useful.

 

15 Things you Need to Pack for a Trip to the Himalayas

6. Snacks


A few snacks that may not need fire or water to cook and so you should surely pack in your backpack. Packed in small reusable sealed bags will also help you travel green. If you are taking your stove, pack ready to cook snacks like instant Poha, Upma, Oats or some soups. 

7. Personal Medical kit


When the term personal is mentioned that means you must carry all the medicines prescribed by your doctor or supplements that you need every day. Above all the snow-trek essentials, this is the most common thing that travelers usually forget or overlook.

8. Day Bag


A day bag, not more than 20 liters, is only required when you offload your luggage while hiking. Carry the urgent things that you may need, like medicines, water bottles, and first aid in your day bag. Verify with your organizer about the luggage offloading already.

9. Headgears


It is crucial that you carry your sunglasses, woolen caps, and woolen bandanas to cover your face or neck and eyes from sun tanning or direct sun rays.

10. Comfortable and Necessary Clothing

Pack only comfortable clothing for trekking as fashionable clothes will not allow you to reach your destination. More so, fancy clothing is not comfortable. In case, if you’re planning to experience Water Rafting Tour Nepal Himalayas, then make sure you take the right clothes with you. Here we mention some must carry clothing:


-    Trekking pants and t-shirts
-    Thermal Inners
-    Windproof and waterproof, stuffed jacket 
-    Fleece tees and jacket
-    Poncho

11. Footwear & Feet Protection


As stated before good fit and high-quality trekking shoes, cotton, as well as woolen socks and an extra pair of floaters, are important that you must pack. Don't forget to take extra padding for shoe bite inclined areas of your feet.

12. Toiletries


Carry sunscreen, moisturizer, lip balm, lightweight towel & napkins, face wash, Toilet paper and hand sanitizer in your watertight toiletry bag. Carry extra zip lock bag for situations of any leakage or spill and carrying the waste back with you.

13. Cutlery


Carry your own travel-friendly coffee mug, a fork and spoon as well as and travel-friendly lunch box as it has several benefits. While cooking on your own it helps to wash and carry it along to your next stop, avoiding any waste. So it's great for the environment. And if you are traveling in a group, it is always very healthful rather than sharing your coffee mug and lunch box.

14. First-Aid kit


Medicines for Motion Sickness, AMS, Antacids, Pain killers, Diarrhea, Fever, Allergies if any, Antifungal powder, Knee and back support, Bandages, instant pain relief spray, energy drink powder, bandages and ointment for shoe bites, etc. are few of the medicines you should carry in your first aid kit.

15. Tents and other Stuff


Make sure that your organizer provides you with proper tends and blankets to rest on the mountains with great comfort. They share these tents with many, so make sure you don’t get the torn one.
Bottom line

 

When a backpack is packed in a better way, it will not only carry more gears and clothing but it will also help you make your trek hassle-free. Be it correctly placed items, trekking gears and smart choices of snacks, everything will play a significant part in determining your adventure of a snow trek. 

 

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