Trekking Guides

Here you will find packing tips and guides for trekking based on my own experiences!

Packing Tips

KEEN Women’s Targhee II Hiking Shoe

I love these trekking shoes! I’ve trekked hundreds of kilometers over the course of five years in them, and they’re still going strong. Click on the image to view the product!

KEEN Men’s Targhee II Hiking Shoe

These hiking boots are the male version of the female hiking boots I wear. Click on the image to view the product!

Osprey Farpoint 40 Liter Travel Backpack

I LOVE this backpack. Not only is it perfect for trekking, but an ideal size for backpacking. I fit everything I own into this bag! Click the image to view the product.

Osprey Daylite Backpack

This is a great backpack for shorter treks. Click on the image to view the product.

Trekking Guides

Trekking in Sapa, Vietnam

Most treks will include a homestay with a local Hmong family. I recommend doing a trek and homestay with a local woman (as opposed to a guided tour). Prices range from $15-20 per night.

Treks will typically take place over three days. The first trek will be from Sapa to the homestay, around 8 kilometers, or 5 hours. The second trek will be to a waterfall the following day, around 3 hours. The third day trek is optional, and will be back to Sapa, around 8 kilometers away.

Trekking in Taman Negara, Malaysia

My 2D1N trek was around $52, but included food, accommodation, a guide, and supplies. The longer treks will cost more. If there are four or more people, the trek will be the cheapest price.

There are 2D1N, 3D2N, and 4D3N options for trekking in Taman Negara.

Trekking to Everest Base Camp & Three Passes, Nepal

I did this trek, unguided, for under $20 USD per day. Accommodation will set you back $1-2 per night. Food will be your biggest expense on this trek, with meals costing anywhere from $4-8 USD. The higher you get in altitude, the more expensive meals will become.

This trek will take anywhere from 16-23 days.

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