Nepal is a country in South Asia in the Himalaya Mountains. It borders China in the north and India in the south. With a rich cultural heritage, breathtaking natural scenery and some of the oldest Buddhist monasteries in the world, Nepal attracts millions of tourists every year.
There are numerous sights to visit in Nepal, but this mountainous country is an ideal destination for an active vacation and people who love to experience an adventure.
Hiking and trekking are especially popular among many tourists who come to Nepal to explore the country’s amazing parks and mountain valleys.
We’ll present you with five tips to help you plan your hiking adventure in Nepal.
Visit During the High Season
The monsoon season in Nepal lasts from June to August, when the weather is hot and humid with plenty of rainfall and thunderstorms, which often occur in the evening. During this period, the monsoon rains often cause clouds to appear and often bring landslides.
It’s the best time of the year to go hiking in Nepal which is why you should consider visiting during the High Season in October or November.
You’ll find the weather much more favorable for hiking during these two months, but you can also during spring before the onset of the monsoon season.
Make Sure You Bring Your Hiking Equipment
Hiking is a perfect way to be physically active while exploring the natural scenery and learning new things about the local culture and wildlife you may encounter along the way.
However, you must also think about safety and survival and everything else that you will need when hiking through Nepal.
Here’s the list of essential hiking gear you need to bring with you:
- A map and/or compass
- Warm clothes in reserve
- A first aid kit
- A flashlight
- Extra food
Plan Your Route
It’s always a good idea to plan your hiking route in advance, even if you don’t plan to stick to it later or prefer to improvise as you go.
A well-planned hiking route helps you have a clear idea of where you’re going, the sights to
see and also measure total hiking track length.
Tip: Use an online hiking planer or download an app for Android. We recommend you always use a hiking app to help with navigation.
Don’t Miss the Annapurna Circuit
The Annapurna Circuit is the most popular trek in Nepal. With a length of about 130 miles, this mountain route circles the Annapurna Massif, offering a stunning view of some of the tallest mountains on Earth, snow-capped peaks and a chance to experience local culture.
Tip: Visit https://www.kandooadventures.com/group-experiences/schools-and-universities/ for more information about student and university trips to some of the most popular adventure destinations.
Avoid Hiking Alone
We recommend you avoid hiking alone, as lone hikers and trekkers are more vulnerable and much harder to locate if something goes wrong.
In most circumstances, it’s best you travel in groups or at least one companion and make sure you keep your family and friends informed of your whereabouts.