Five Best Expert Tips For Hiking The Himalayas

December 5, 2019

First of all, if you are thinking about hiking the Himalayas, you are about to take one great step because it is one of the most adventurous things one can do. People from all around the world come to Nepal just for hiking and trekking and the peak months of October and November. It would not be wrong to say that the Himalayas is the world’s loftiest range, but if you head for hiking with a little preparation, then yes, you can have the best hike of your life there. 

Speaking of hiking, today we are here with some of the best and the most important tips that can come in handy to all the hikers out there who want to climb the Himalayas. If you are one of them, then make sure to take notes because this article can really help you a lot in ensuring adventure, fun, and safety. 

1- Choose the destination

The first thing you need to do is to choose your hiking destination in the Himalayas. People usually opt for the Everest Base Camp Trek, so you should consider that too, but if you want to juggle other options, you can do that. The internet is full of different destinations for you to hike the Himalayas, it is all about the time you invest in search. You can even go on an EBC heli tour that might give you some better views and a once in a lifetime experience of seeing Everest from the skies! 

2- Watch the weather 

The second most important thing to consider is the weather. You cannot enjoy your hike if the sun is burning on top of your head. On the other hand, you should not risk hiking when it is raining a lot. So the wiser thing to do is to have a weather-check first and then decide the dates for hiking. As said earlier, most people travel to Nepal for hiking in the month of November or October because the weather is quite appropriate during these months. 

3- Use hiking boots

You probably already know this that there are separate boots for hiking. These boots are stronger, durable, and more reliable so that you don’t slip or fall while hiking. So before you plan your hike, make sure to invest in the right kind of hiking boots. Do not opt for the cheap ones because that way you will be playing with your own safety. Consider it a necessity and buy stronger boots to set on a care-free secure and safe hike. Our recommendation for you is to try the Annapurna Base Camp Trek as it is easier and smooth, especially for the beginners who are heading to the Himalayas for the first time and it is safe too. So with some strong and durable boots, you can easily climb it.

4- Carry enough cash 

There are no ATM cards when you start hiking on the Himalayas, so carrying cash is important. A lot of people overlook this factor, and then when they need to buy some snacks or some water on their way, they face a lot of challenges. On such journeys, you should always keep some cash with you no matter how much you are sure of the fact that you will not need some. 

5- First aid kit  

Do not overburden yourself and do not pack a lot. It is useless and stressing! Just keep the things that you really really need while hiking. Among those things, do not forget to carry a first aid kit with you because you cannot expect others to come with a kit if some injury occurs. You are supposed to take care of that yourself, so never go on a hike without a first aid kit, no matter how safe the trekking camp is. 


These are some of the best tips for all the people who want to go hiking in the Himalayas. Follow these tips, keep a camera with you, and make sure to hike with a company that you enjoy. Believe it or not, with the right people, in the right weather conditions, you can make some unforgettable memories for all your life.

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Andi Perullo de Ledesma

I am Andi Perullo de Ledesma, a Chinese Medicine Doctor and Travel Photojournalist in Charlotte, NC. I am also wife to Lucas and mother to Joaquín. Follow us as we explore life and the world one beautiful adventure at a time.

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