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Tips to do trekking in the Himalayas more efficiently

February 12, 2014

The Himalayas have completely isolated Nepal from the territories of the Western world for decades, and believe it or not, the chain’s ruggedness keeps isolating customs, religions, and people from the great influence of an urbanized world. Very few roads are extending into the striking Himalayan chain, and it’s necessary for travelers to walk for days (sometimes weeks) to reach the most famous and imposing destinations.
For adventure travelers looking for supreme wilderness, the lack of transportation is a benefit rather than an obstacle. The natural beauty of the territories and the genuine cultures will reveal themselves only to the bravest adventurers prepared to hike the steep mountains. To make sure your trekking experience goes by the book, you should adhere to the following trekking tips:

Plan an itinerary
Are you planning a trekking adventure to the Himalayas to explore people and cultures, or you’d rather explore the peaks? Little Tibet or Ladakh is an excellent destination to admire ancient monasteries, while Sikkim is known for its luxurious forests that will leave you speechless. For even more striking mountain views, the mysterious Garhwal trekking trail is an excellent spot to try out. If you’re a starting adventurer, take things slow and plan an easy trail. Otherwise, you’ll be too tired and you won’t be able to fulfill all your goals.

Plan a budget range
If you’re an independent trekker, it might be a good idea to set up a budget range and work out costs for food, accommodation, travel guide (if necessary), and transportation. As soon as you’re done, double that budget to make sure you have enough money for the whole trip. It’s always a good idea to have more money with you for unforeseen events and costs.

It’s trekking time
The best time to trek the Himalayas is between March and June, however it’s paramount that you check the weather anyway. The mountain chain is suspect to changing patterns, so it’s best to be prepared for the unexpected. For instance, Uttaranchal Darjeeling, Himachal, and Sikkim are prone to heavy rain, which means you are advised to steer clear those areas in July and August. The Indian side of the Himalayas also has cold and long winters from November to March, so visit Nepal instead during that time.

How to stay safe
It’s important for your travel planning to go beyond administration travel advisories. Make sure to read more about acclimatization because trekking is an activity meant for experts – it’s not your average type of sport especially if you’re getting ready to explore the Himalayas. Never assume a GPS can help you manage through the wilderness, because it won’t. Trekkers must be detail-oriented, know how to use a map and a compass, as well as no panic if they get lost.

Double-check your equipment
Every trekker getting ready to conquer the Himalayas should have his equipment double-checked. Forget about fashion and try not to invest in cool outdoor gear, but in sturdy equipment meant to keep you safe. A good quality backpack, thermo-resistant clothes, an ideal type of tent, and additional accessories should be bought from a special store that sells mountain things, and not from a cheap retailer.

Protecting your equipment
Make sure you’re using a sturdy kitbag for your equipment. They’re easy to use and to replace in case they get damaged by jagged rocks or thorn bushes. Furthermore, if you’re planning to take your camera with your, don’t forget to keep it safe. The landscape is certainly unbelievable and you’ll want to photograph it all the time, but if you’re not paying enough attention you might lose your camera for good.
Trekking the astounding, imposing, and breathtaking Himalayas is without a doubt a memorable experience. A lot easier to explore than 60 years ago, the territory boasts with superb treks along Pakistan, India, Nepal, and Tibet, so regardless of your destination, just be sure to have a whale of a time. As a traveler on foreign soil you are advised to be respectful with the people. Be nice to the locals while on the trail, socialize with them, and they’ll be more than happy to include you in their lives and treat you like their own. It’s equally important to respect the surrounding environment, don’t forget to recycle and you’ll have the most incredible trekking adventure in the Himalayas.

Author Bio ~Jason Phillips is a travelling freak who has travelled many destinations around the world. He also loves writing about his traveling experiences and the places he has explored. you can get ultimate deals on travelling Himalayas.

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