Trekking in Nepal is a very popular destination now for mountain lovers, exotic countries and hiking. This country is a real concentrate of vivid impressions, stunning landscapes and fresh cultural experience. In this short article, we will help you properly prepare yourself for a meeting with the land of eight-thousanders, yaks and Buddhism.
ATTENTION! This list is relevant both for spring tracks and for autumn-winter ones. Only the temperature of comfort of a sleeping bag and a puff is slightly different. All of the following things are needed in any season, since the temperature during the trek can vary from -15 to +25!
Most tourists plan their travels in the spring or fall - these times of the year can be called the season for Nepal. The weather during this time is more stable and predictable and better suited for travel than the monsoon.
Features of the climate when traveling in the mountains of Nepal. You almost always start from Kathmandu - it is usually quite hot and dusty there. Sometimes the program may include a trip to Chitwan National Park located in the jungle. When you get directly to the Himalayas, you usually go through all the altitudinal zones known to everyone from geography lessons. In Nepal, you will gradually rise from the tropical climate of the lowlands to the most real highlands, in some programs you will sometimes be at altitudes above 5000 meters. Even in late spring or early autumn there will be snow and temperatures at night will be well below freezing.
Therefore, your clothing should be suitable for both hot and cold conditions. In order not to take too many things, adhere to the principle of modularity in clothes - that is, if necessary, you should be able to put some things on top of each other to protect from cold or bad weather.
Another important feature of the majority of Nepalese programs is the absence of a tent life familiar to many tourists. Overnight stays in the mountains, as a rule, are planned in the so-called "tea houses" - lodges or small hotels with minimal amenities. The process of nutrition takes place there. This means that you do not need to bring a tent and rug, as well as equipment for cooking. All this will greatly facilitate both your backpack and wallet.
Now, here's a rough list of recommended clothing and equipment with a few notes. Of course, the list will be individually adjusted depending on the features of the program and your preferences, as well as the travel time - it is colder in early spring and late autumn. Before you start getting ready for a trip, carefully study the information on the travel organizer's website, and if necessary, ask the travel manager well-thought-out clarifying questions. If you are planning a trip on your own - even more so, take seriously the selection of clothes and equipment.
The difficulty of most trails in Nepal is not too high, in most cases, well-worn light trekking boots (required for all winter tracks) or even reliable trekking shoes (if your route does not go deep snow or at altitudes above 5000 meters).
Trekking sandals work well in cities and also as a change of footwear upstairs. You can take universal crocs that are suitable for changing, and for the city, and even for the shower, so you do not need to take a third pair.
Article author: Sergey Zavoda Mountain guide, climber, rescuer of the Ministry of Emergency Situations
So, you go camping. The route has been chosen, a place is booked, tickets are bought, you are standing in the middle of the room, things are spread out on the floor, a backpack is in the center and the main question of any novice hiker is: “How? How to put it all in a backpack? "
We will try to help you with the solution of this problem and describe in this article the most common principles: how to choose a tourist backpack; how to put it into it correctly, how to properly adjust it, how to properly carry a backpack on a hike, and here are the most common mistakes that beginners make during the preparations before the hike.
Our article will help you choose the right travel backpack so that you do not get confused, standing in the store and looking at a huge selection of all kinds of models.
Separately, we strongly recommend that you think over the list of things that you will put in your backpack before you start putting anything in it (in the description for each of our hikes there is a necessary list of equipment and clothes).
We also note that a backpack, shoes and a tent are what we recommend not to save on and to approach the choice of this equipment with particular seriousness.
Experienced tourists will confirm our words to you that there is no universal backpack and every trip has its own nuances. The first backpack will serve you as long as possible if, before you go to buy it, you already know exactly the schedule of your hikes for the season. But, even following all our recommendations, only after walking several tens of kilometers with a backpack behind you, you will be able to understand exactly what kind of backpack you want to wear, and what its features are especially important for you.
The first thing to know about a travel backpack is that backpacks differ in volume, which is measured in liters. In a specialized store you can find backpacks from 40 to 130 liters. In addition, there are female and male models and models, with different types of designs.
You should also decide on the type of hike and climatic conditions that will be along the entire journey.
So, for a winter hike, you need to take more things, which means that a backpack needs more volume. The amount of things on a boat trip differs significantly from a hike in the mountains and plains. Please note that, for example, climbing Elbrus begins at a temperature of about +15 +20, and at the top it can be up to -20. We recommend that you check with the organizers of your trip in advance.
Of course, you can put all the necessary things in a small backpack, but for this you need to know how to properly pack your equipment and a lot of skill that comes with experience. In addition, with a small backpack, it is often necessary to hang large items "overboard", which can cause a lot of inconvenience. With a large backpack, the opposite is true: the temptation to put a lot of unnecessary things is too great and the weight of the backpack can become incredible.
When going on a hike, especially a long one, tourists take a lot of things with them. However, carrying a heavy backpack for a long time, as a result, part of what was taken turns out to be absolutely unnecessary, and extremely necessary things are simply forgotten at home. To prevent this from happening for the hike, it is worth preparing in advance and putting the essentials first.
In order not to think about what to take with you for the trip a few hours before the trip, it is better to make a list of things in advance by category and prepare them. All items that will be needed during the hike can be divided into the following categories:
Also, depending on the free space in your backpack or car, you can take items that are not essential to your camping trip.
Warm camping clothes are needed at any time of the year. For tourist travel in the cold season, its supply should be much larger than for the summer period. In this case, the bulk of clothes and shoes will be extremely warm clothes.
Such clothes and shoes are useful for a summer hike:
During the hike, the tourist should have the following shoes:
The main rule when choosing clothes for a hike is its practicality, comfort to wear, as well as the naturalness and durability of materials. Assuming extreme ascents or descents, only specialized footwear should be used by the tourist.
The correct choice of things for the trip depends on how successful and even comfortable it will be. The selection of the necessary things strongly depends on the seasonality of the hike, its duration, route, altitude and your personal needs.
We provide the most complete list of things designed for hikes of different difficulty levels.
Using this checklist, you can easily find the equipment you need.
For a weekend hike we need:
As a rule, you have to get to the starting point of the hike by train or plane, so you need a passport and travel booking documents. Also, as a rule, the night before and after the hike is spent at the hotel before flying home.
A good basic set for a weeklong summer hike.
Summer! Fishermen and tourists are always looking forward to this time of the year: when the air is filled with the special smell of travel and the water beckons with a rich catch. A kayak is useful for rafting. Professionals will tell you how to choose a durable and reliable model.
The editorial staff of the YNashla website offers an overview of high-quality kayaks, based on the recommendations of experts and experienced rowers for 2021.
Modern small-sized docked vessels, so popular among outdoor enthusiasts, are distinguished by their type and type of construction.
A watercraft assembled from metal parts and "skin" - a special fabric stretched over the frame. The kit may include inflatable cylinders, giving the boat greater unsinkability. All parts are stored in a backpack, which allows you to travel on foot, not only on water.
As a rule, made of plastic or polyethylene, with a one-piece body, giving an advantage in the speed of movement on water. Designed for one rower. Designed primarily for sports, and only then for recreation on the water.
A vessel with a rigid frame, which has given its name, made of wood or metal. The casing is made of PVC or other waterproof material. Longer models are faster. The advantages of frame frames are high carrying capacity and low draft, however, such a model is bulky, it will cause a lot of trouble during transportation, and you will have to spend a lot of time on correct assembly.
Two-layer and one-layer are on sale. Equipped with inflatable balloons, the skin is made of PVC, there is no "skeleton". They weigh much less than the frame ones, they are simply assembled (the main thing is not to forget the pump) and behave perfectly on the water, without fear of rapids, but they do not like strong waves, so they can tip over.
A universal invention with a frame and inflatable balloons. The best option for tourism. When going on a rafting with the whole family, you should think about buying this model: stability, unsinkability, good passability in shallow water - these are the distinctive features of such a boat. However, due to the cylinders, spaciousness suffers, and it is also heavy. The disadvantages include the long assembly time.
Die-cast, durable. You don't have to worry about leaks. Designed for one rower. High-speed, comfortable, with a long service life, but there are 2 drawbacks: non-separable - it is problematic to carry to the place of rafting and store, as well as impressive weight. But if a big trip is not planned, then a single kayak is what you need for an adventure with water obstacles.
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