Mountain & Backpacking Tips

Mountain trips are always a fun part of backpacking. They can also be a major lesson in what not to do and what you do need to take into account. Most mountain tours last one to several days and are pricier than the alternatives, so it is important to plan properly.

Anywhere you go, especially in the high Himalayas, one thing is for sure, you will have to contend with climates as well as levels of mountain passes. It is highly advisable to go with a guide who is experienced in the area and who can offer advice on what you might need to know.

What you also need to be aware of is the fact that the routes through the Himalayas are quite physical and can be dangerous. Always be prepared for the fact that you might fall or be ill prepared for the hike. You might also experienceicked water, icy water and dampness at certain points.

Before you head off on a trek, it is also advisable to do some data gathering. Find out more about the trek you are considering and get the possible details of all the routes and the duration of the trek. Also, scour the internet for interesting trip reports on other Himalayas treks.

A little word of advice here: Do not think twice about booking your trip on aitzperson because this is not only a package but also a possibility that when you experience your first taste of mountain climbing you will definitely want to opt for a trek in Nepal. Aitzperson also offer different package in Nepal that could cost from $80 to $100 per person.

There are many kinds of people who plan to go trekking in the Himalayas and perhaps one of the most interesting, may be someone who has a passion for ancient Greece. If you are married couples, staying with each other is not a problem and would actually be a positive experience, but if you are single and want to have a wonderful adventure, trekking in the Himalayas is definitely a better option for you.

Personally, I have been trekking in the Himalayas since I was a teenager. My first trek was in the very beginning of what is now the Indian Himalayan range. At that time, I had no set schedule and just set off whenever I got the chance. Eventually, I was introduced to Buddhism and passed a number of ceilings (dense jungle, tricky passng routes etc). It was a joyous experience.

I was in search of a suitable trekking route to reach the Nepal Himalayas. someone suggested me to go to Lumbini and that turned out to be a correct choice. From Lumbini, there are versatile trails, which, at least in my opinion, cover the whole range from Gokyo Ri to the peaks of Neelkanth.

From the start of the trail, the Lumbini-Manaslu trekking route leads you to alpine meadows, lush green jungle and lovely hidden lakes. The options for lodging are numerous and you can stay at the native’s huts, or better still, at the river resorts. The scenery along the trail is spectacular and the wildlife is numerous and varied. Whether you want to see lions, elephants, bear or buffalo, you can certainly do and the trail is equally as inspiring.

As you pass through the Hindu settlements on the way, you will get to see different herbal plants, flowering orchids, acacia trails and steep scenery. The scenery continues with a visit to the Annapurna Base Camp where you can see the Annapurna Base Caves, snow leopard, deer, impala, blespears, brown pelicans, kingfishers, owls, Indian flying squirrels, tiger moths, insects and small animals. The trail folds back again to the north and sets you on a humidoorland of limestone hills. With many dry leafy bushes you will get to observe the sunset. The trail dips briefly into a lovely meadow and then winds up with a stiff climb on the final day.

The South Circuit is rather a combination of Gardens and Treks. It is a circular trek that ours certainly offers – starting at the Garden of Eden, we hike our way to the lovely blue lake and then up the hills to the Highlands. We appear to be the only ones on the trail in the morning as the rest are busy enjoying the Gardens. Our hut is about 50 meters from the Garden of Eden Lake.

At the tender age of 9 I was already a history buff and loved to learn about the area. However, Mountains like these never had a right name. At any rate, we call it the South Circuit; the Eden Garden part, the Mountain Range and then the Mountain Loop. I was captivated by the countless God’s feet that chalk the landscape.

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