Considering the perks of trekking in Monsoon season, the enthusiasm of some trekkers to trek in monsoon season seems completely legit. If you want to have the beautiful mountains all to yourself, visit Nepal Now. Before heading into the Himalayas for monsoon trekking, here are few list of tips on keeping yourself prepared for the wet trekking in Nepal.
Start Your Trek Early
Start trekking early in the morning and try finishing it early as it usually rains in the afternoons than in the mornings.
Bring quick-dry socks and t-shirts and breathable waterproof gear. For heavy and long showers in the peak of monsoon, waterproof jacket and pants are essen You can carry an umbrella if you don’t wish to add an additional layer to stay dry.
WaterProof Your Pack
A wet backpack can be heavy backpack. While waterproof backpack is the best option, it is expensive. An alternative cheaper solution is to buy a cover for your backpack or simply packing your wet-sensitive gear in dry bags, garbage bags or Ziplocks.
Unlike fellow trekkers, mosquitoes and leeches are not scarce during monsoon season. The best option is to come armed with mosquito repellents and Szechuan pepper on your shoes to scare away leeches. Szechuan pepper, also known as Himalayan fire berry or Timur in Nepali, can be found in grocery stores or markets in Kathmandu or Pokhara.
Your feet will get wet and all you can do is accept it
If you are up for a long trek, chances are very good that your feet will get wet.Rather than worrying about wet feet, think about spending on light and breathable trail running shoes that will improve your grip on wet and slippery surfaces.
Listen to Locals
With monsoon comes landslides. If you are hiking in an unknown territory, always hire a local guide. Always remember that they know that particular area more than you do. So, if they are not out or are taking precautions in certain trails, always follow them.
Source : The Great Himalayan Trail