Equipments and gears
The choice of the wright equipment is very important for a pleasant hike. You don`t want to have painful feet the whole trek because you brought the wrong shoes or having cold because you didn`t bring enough warm clothes.
Backpack or travelling bag?
Nearly the whole time your main luggage will be carried for you. It doesn`t have to be a big backpack, but sometimes this is convenient when you have to carry your luggage yourself for a short distance. Most of the travellers choose a travelling bag or a duffel bag to put their stuff in.
Especially this last one is a winner: these firm bags are waterproof and can handle a lot. Je kan er veel bagage in kwijt. Het is niet mogelijk om een valies mee te nemen op trekking.
Hiking shoes and socks
Good hikingshoes are necessary. A firm hiking type B/C with a solid sole and ankle protection is enough for most of our treks. Make sure you run your shoes in before you go on a trek.
If you buy new shoes, go to a specialized shop and ask advice there. Make sure to try different shoes.
Invest in good, absorbent walking socks to avoid blisters. You can clean your socks regularly, so you don`t have to bring a pair for every day.
Don`t put your hiking shoes in your main luggage, but put them on during your flight travel. In this case, when your luggage get lost, you have your shoes and you can start your trek.
It`s very important to take enough warm clothes. It`s better to wear different thin layers then one thick one. During the day you can easily take of a layer, in the evening when it`s getting colder, you can put different layers back on.
Quickly drying and sweat absorbent fabrics are preferred.
What you take with you depends of the kind of trek you are planning to do. You can find an example luggagelist here. You can easily adjust it to your needs.
You can fill in your remaining days in Nepal with a wide range of activities. Discover some days the jungle in one of the nationals parks in the South of Nepal, go enjoying the shores of Phewa lake in Pokhara or visit the cultural sites in Kathmandu Valley.