Tips To Pack Your Backpack For A Monsoon Trek

Many trekkers set out on monsoon treks in the Himalayas or Western Ghats and find that all their clothes are soaked. Most of them make the mistake of relying solely on a raincover and a poncho.

But when it rains like it does in the Himalayas, neither is a raincover enough for your backpack, nor is a poncho. So here are some effective tips and a foolproof method to keep your gear dry.

In the above video, we have included a bit about how to avoid hypothermia when it is freezing in the mountains and your surroundings are wet.

There is also a small section where we answer questions often asked by trekkers – “Does it rain all the time during monsoon?” and “Do I need water-proof pants?”

Take a look and have a dry monsoon trek! Good luck!

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Swathi Chatrapathy

Swathi Chatrapathy

Swathi Chatrapathy is the Chief Editor at Indiahikes. She heads the content team and runs a video series called Trek With Swathi. Before joining Indiahikes, she worked as a reporter and sub-editor at Deccan Chronicle. She holds a Masters in Digital Journalism and continues to contribute to publications such as Deccan Herald. Trekking, to her, is a sport that liberates that mind like nothing else can. Through her work at Indiahikes, she hopes to let more people experience this sense of liberation, by spreading information about trekking and by instilling the right spirit of trekking in them.Read Swathi's other articles. Watch Swathi's video series here.

4 thoughts on “Tips To Pack Your Backpack For A Monsoon Trek

  1. Instead of plastic bag’s I would rather use stuff sacks because things kind of compress better, OR makes really nice ones. I would also suggest using Gor-Tex fabric as it keeps one dry when it rains because other material’s keep perspiration in leading to getting wet.

  2. Hi swathi! Would you pls suggest me a good rain cum windproof jacket within 5000 range..and also i saw your reviews regarding backpacks..i want to know about wildcraft hypadura 45 ltr rucksack..is this good for 6-7 days trek?

  3. Hey Swathi, nice article with informative video really helpful.Got a lot of information and tips for backpacking my next monsoon trip to Kerala.Thanks for such a great share.

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