This is the first time I've used one of these forum thingi-miggys so Im' sorry If I'm sorry if this ends up in the wrong spot!!
Wanting to know if anyone can tell me what the temperature will be like when I do a 6 days Ghorepani Trek in May?
When I email the trekking companies they tell me that I need to take woolen thermals, Down jacket, gloves, beanie.. etc. Although, other people have told me that it will be extremely hot! Obviously when traveling the less you take in your pack the better ... So really, I don't want to lug a down jacket half across the world to find that everyone is trekking around in shorts and a t-shirt.
Does anyone know what I should take with me? Does it get cold in the evenings? Would I be best to take a pair of shorts, cargo pants, short and long sleeve cotton tops, thermal long sleeve top and pants in case it gets cold, rain proof light jacket that can be scrunched up in the bottom of a backpack.
I'm also taking a good pair of sneakers/trainers which I'm told will be fine for this type of trek. Im' still wondering if I should buy a pair of trekking boots so that it keeps my feet dry in case it rains?! Thoughts?
Any help with these matters would be greatly appreciated.
I just finished the trek the other day!
Yes it will be warm during the day, but you will probably still need a down jacket at night as a couple of nights youll spend in ~2500-3000 altitudes, which at this time of the year it got to maybe 2-5 degrees C. It might be only slightly warmer in May during the night. Yes it does rain, but the trick is to try get the majority trekking done in the morning as it often rains in the mid-late afternoon. During the day it will be hot, especially when you have to climb youll get tired and sweaty really quick, so make sure you bring those shorts
I don't know about all the thermal stuff, I just did the trek with normal clothes/runners with a ski jacket when I needed - but do take an extra shirt or 2 and maybe 3 pairs of socks as they may get quite smelly (and you can use socks as gloves if you really need hehe) but I was fortunate I wasn't still trekking when it rained.
Don't quote me on it but I don't think it's worth buying the boots for this 4-5 day trek but it's up to you. If you're with a guide they are usually really flexible so if it rains you might wanna wait, and usually you can tell by looking at the clouds if it's going to rain within an hour or 2
Also you should try tie your jacket to the outside of your backpack as that saves a lot of room and isn't much hassle.
Hope that helps,
Thank you so much! Very valuable information ... I wasn't sure if I should get trekking boots but probably will now. I was going to try and risk taking my trainers, but was concerned about it raining and my feet getting completely soaked.
Thanks for taking the time to respond – appreciate it.