If you are setting off for any adventure activity in any corners of the world, it’s always necessary to pack the ten essentials. The lists of ten essentials were introduced in the 1930s by the Mountaineers, which directly relate it with adventurous outdoor excursion. If you have this, you can be survived in many harsh situations. As Nepal is also a world renowned destination of adventure trips, following ten essentials is mandatory. Better to know before your trip to Nepal.
1. Navigation (map and compass)
Every traveler must bring Map and Compass before heading to adventure activities to find out the direction. It is still quite challenging in Nepal to follow the routes from maps, but in many situations it works. Maps and compass function as your guide in the situation you are traveling alone or traveling without guide.
2. Sun protection (sunglasses and sunscreen)
Mountaineers reach up to 8848 meters in Nepal and trekkers also reach more than 4000 meters mostly. (Some trekking trails lie on the lower altitude). In this case, having sun glasses and sunscreen protects you from the harmful effects of UV rays. UV rays are more powerful in the mountain region, where the temperature is cool.
3. Insulation (extra clothing)
Be informed about the weather before you go to any adventure activities. If you go for high altitude trekking or mountaineering in Nepal, it’s better to bring extra clothes always. Sometimes, it feels really hot in day time, when there is sunlight but after its gone, the temperature falls rapidly and even far from minus at night. It’s advantageous to bring windproof jackets, extra woolen hats, warm shocks and others.
4. Illumination (headlamp/flashlight)
Due to some reasons, trekkers and mountaineers in Nepal should walk in the night. Flight delay can be one of the reasons in the mountain regions. And if you have headlight, there is no problem. It is light and no extra energy is needed to bring it. Make sure, you have it. (There are usual load shedding and head lamp is useful for every doings).
5. First-aid supplies
Carrying first-aid supplies is significant in trekking and mountaineering in Nepal. It is a landlocked country and in many places, there are no roadways. You should be aware before going for Adventure trips, ensuring that you have first-aid supplies. This helps you to be ok till the helicopter rescue comes.
6. Fire (waterproof matches/lighter/candles)
Fire is essential for the adventure trips to use when you need to lit the fire or use in difficult situation. In mountain regions of Nepal, there are only few lodges and if you need warm urgently, you can burn something and get heat. Always bring lighter or matches as they are not heavy.
7. Repair kit and tools
If you are for mountaineering in Nepal, you need to make tents and use climbing equipment's. You need some repair kit and tools in this situation. Be sure you have put it in your bag so that you should not suffer at the time of need.
8. Nutrition (extra food)
It is always important to put some extra food while you are either on a simple or adventurous excursion. Sometime, you may face some tough situation during the adventure activity or trapped. Extra nutritional food helps you to survive. Nutritional food includes nuts, peanuts, chocolates and many more.
9. Bing Hydration (extra water)
Water is life, which is even important than food (in the aspect of priority). Having extra water, you will get rid of dehydration. It sustains you. In mountain regions of Nepal, there are countless water sources. So, it’s better to bring water purification tablets if you are going there.
10. Emergency shelter
Emergency shelter was added later in the 10 essential lists. Sometimes, you may get insufficient information about the place you are going or get wrong information, and then you may face difficulties in finding accommodation. Bringing tents or any form of shelter protects you not staying under the sky. This situation occurs in trekking and mountaineering in Nepal.