Trekking Essentials to carry with you

Trekking essentials to carry with you

Carry as little as possible, but choose that little with care.” – Earl Shaffer

To create the best memories of trek, the inception needs to be great. Our recent blog post about the trekking places you should not miss will help you choose the best ones. However, it is essential to know what to carry with you while trekking to be a pro pioneer.

Editor’s note: If the post inspired you to travel, share the joy of happy reading!

What to carry with you?

1. Energy foods

Trekking is not an easy task and it drains a lot of energy. To make sure you recover the drained energy, few essentials like munching dry fruits, chocolates, energy bars and protein shakes are highly rated.

PRO TIP: It is even better if you carry chocolates consisting nuts and fruits!

2. Water bottle

Next is water bottle. There might be water at various stops you go when you trek. Hence, you should carry one of your own bottles of water so that you can refill the heaven drops! Keeping yourselves hydrated is the secret of glowing skin of people who trek.

3. Dry backpack

Trekking could take you through streams and snow filled areas. This is why you will find that dry backpack is a lifesaver! You can find the dry clothes come in handy.

PRO TIP: Choose the ones that handle the load evenly and keeps your things organized.

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4. Comfortable clothes

Comfort is the key to a happy trek. Let the tomboy out of you. Grab those pair of trousers and fleece t-shirts/ jackets you’ve always wanted to wear! Don’t forget to bring the down feather jacket, waterproof/ windproof jacket and thermal inners.

PRO TIP: However, packing too much is a no-go. You have to carry backpack yourselves, so make it easy for you!

5. Trekking/Hiking shoes

Furthermore, trekking or hiking shoes maximize the comfort. You don’t have to worry about the slippery roads or streams or any kinds of adventure you might encounter on the way.

PRO TIP: We recommend shoes, which are waterproof. If the spikes get slippery in the snow, wear a pair of socks over the shoes.

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6. Swiss knife

A Swiss Knife works as a charm in treks. It might just surprise you how many uses it has.

7. Torchlight

Being an adventure lover that a trekker is, camping and a stay outside the four walls might just thrill you. Although for this, you will need a flashlight or torchlight to support you if the stars don’t shine for you at night!

8. Hand Sanitizer

While trekking, you might go through difficult tracks. Lack of water might be an issue for your health. Thus, you must keep a hand sanitizer in your checklist to be free from germs and any kinds of upset stomach it may cause!

PRO TIP: Don’t forget the toilet papers and wet wipes!

9. Shade and protect

Grab yourself a pair of caps and sunglasses. You can also protect your skin by using sunscreens, lip balms. Beat the heat and walk towards the destination of your choice with all your might!

PRO TIP: Blue shades make the background look better rather than brown ones.

10. Trekking map

The last thing you want to do is get lost in the nature, literally! You never want to be casted in “Man Vs wild” alone. For getting away from such conditions, trekking map is a helpful tool!

PRO TIP: Listen carefully when the agency provides briefings.

11. Medical kit

You should definitely carry a small medical kit consisting of the essentials you need along with the general medicines. It needs essentials like band-aids, bandages, antiseptics, lotions, creams for burns, bruises, etc.

PRO TIP: Consult your travel agency about it! You can take medicines that they are missing.

12. Power bank

You should definitely bring your power bank with you! The trek routes will inspire you to click photos not only of you and your travel friends but also of the astounding nature. The power bank will save you from the regret later after the trek ends.

PRO TIP: Charge your power bank when possible!

Always Remember:

Leave the roads, take the trails!

NBM Travels wants to lead you where the WiFi is weak!



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Nepal, a country known for its natural beauty, rich culture and colorful festivals. It never fails to disappoint and amaze people coming from different backgrounds. One of such cities of Nepal is Bhaktapur which is one of the three royal cities in the Kathmandu Valley. Here are top things to do in Bhaktapur.

Bhaktapur is considered as a cultural gem because of its fascinating history and religious sites. The city is also known as Bhadgaon or Khwopa that was founded in the 12th century by King Ananda Malla. It was one of the capital city of the Greater Malla Kingdom until 15th century.

The “City of Culture” is located about 20 km east of the Kathmandu- filled with monuments mostly terra-cotta with carved wood columns, palaces, and temples with detailed carvings, gilded roofs and open courtyards. Listed in one of the UNESCO World Heritage Site, the city is renowned for their quality woodwork and wood craftsmen.

Getting a chance to experience traditional lifestyle of the ancient Bhaktapur is best done on foot. Four things that you should not miss when visiting this place are:

A tour of Bhaktapur Durbar Square

Bhaktapur Durbar Square- a collection of pagoda and shikhar- style temples, grouped around a fifty- five window palace of brick and wood is one of the most charming architectural showpieces of the valley which highlights the ancient arts of Nepal. The major attraction of Bhaktapur Durbar Square are: 55 window palace, Golden Gate, Lion’s Gate, Mini- Pashupatinath Temple, Vatsala Temple, Nyatapola Temple, Bhairavnath Temple.

Take a pottery workshop at Dattatreya Square

enowned for its pottery work, the place has the facility of teaching pottery at Dattatreya Square which is Potter’s Square. It gives you an opportunity to indulge in the traditional lifestyle of people of Bhaktapur where you’ll see potters at work, sun drying their pots in the open air. So, if you’re interested in throwing clay, you’ll find workshop studios where you can learn how to make traditional pottery.

Witness Bisket Jatra

Bisket Jatra is one of the most popular Jatra celebrated every Nepali New year, where thousands of visitors involved in erecting lingo (pole), pulling chariots of deities, and worshipping them. The highlights of this festival are the tug of war between the eastern and western sides of town which then is moved down in a steep road leading to a river, Jibro Chhedne (Making Hole in Tongue) and Sindoor Jatra.

Must have dessert- “Juju Dhau”

The sweetened custard-like yogurt which is the specialty of Bhaktapur is a dessert you must try during your visit. Juju Dhau meaning “King of Curd” in the Newari language is delicious, thick, smooth and creamy yogurt- a dish perfect to end your day tour of the city.


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