A Guide to Trekking in Nepal
A Guide to Trekking in Nepal
Caption: Nepal has some of the most beautiful treks in the world
Nepal is famous for its stunning landscapes, mountainous treks, and unforgettable experiences. The most famous summit is the mighty Mount Everest, the tallest mountain in the world, which draws people from all over the globe to view its majestic peak. However, beautiful and impressive as it is, there is much, much more to Nepal than Mount Everest. we discuss here a guide to trekking in Nepal.
From the traditional teahouses and ancient monasteries to the rich culture and mouth-watering cuisine, Nepal is one of the most unique places in the world. The Himalaya mountain range is the “spine” of the country and holds some of the nation’s most valued treasures. The best way to explore these beautiful summits is by trekking them, but there are a few things worth knowing before you set out in this region.
What to take
When you’re trekking through tricky terrain, it’s important to have a few essentials with you. It goes without saying that you’ll need your passport, trekking permits, and insurance details; these should be kept in a waterproof bag in an accessible place as the permits will be checked at various points along the trail.
You’ll also need:
- Sleeping bag – anything from -30° to a -15° bag is sufficient
- Warm jacket
- Worn-in hiking shoes
- Toilet paper
- Reusable water bottle
- Sun cream, sunglasses and sun hat
- Lip balm and moisturizer
- Head torch
- A book
- Trekking poles
Invest in clothes that dry easily and retain warmth so that you can layer up easily. Bring something comfortable to wear on your feet in the evening so you can take your heavy boots off and always bring plenty of snacks.
Caption: Every trek is different so it’s important to follow safety procedures
Where to go
Trekkers are spoiled for choice in this beautiful region. If this is your first trek, the best thing to do is look for treks that offer the most features that suit you. Look at difficulty levels, length of trek, budget and scenery options to nail down the right trek for you.
- Everest Base Camp is the most popular option for anyone looking for a spectacular close up of the mountain. You can also see Sherpa villages on the way, as well as seeing the Dudhkoshi River and learning about famous mountaineers who have gone before you.
- Annapurna Circuit offers the most stunning views of the Annapurnas, Macchupucchre, Dhaulagiri, and Manaslu. Trekkers are easily acclimatized as they traverse through a variety of landscapes, from fresh alpine valleys to arid peaks. This is a moderately difficult trail and lasts 14 days.
- Manaslu Base Camp is a stunning trek that has incredible vistas of the peaks along the Nepal-Tibet border. It is an adventurous trek for those looking for something a little more challenging and remote. It demands that at least two trekkers are accompanied by a Nepali guide or porter as the terrain is hard and takes around 15 days.
There are many, many more treks to choose from, so work out what you are hoping to achieve with your trek and use the criteria to determine which trek is the right one for you.
Climbing Everest does not come without its difficulties. In fact, you’re more likely to get into MENSA than make it up to the summit and back safely, so it is essential to take extra precautions to ensure your safety.
First of all, make sure that you are accompanied by a guide at all times and always, always let other people know what your plans are so that someone will know if you are missing. Stick to the high side on the route and get regular weather updates to stay ahead of any changes in wind direction and conditions.
It’s important to remember that avalanches are likely to occur after a bout of heavy snowfall. Avoid trekking when snow is predicted or following an earthquake to minimize your risk.
Altitude sickness is a real danger in Nepal. It happens when the body does not get enough oxygen to allow the body to function normally. Cut back on sugar, walk slowly uphill and stay as hydrated as possible to minimize the effects.
A guide to Trekking in Nepal will provide you with a lifetime’s worth of memories. You just remember to pack the right equipment. Choose the right route and take all of the safety precautions to ensure that you have the best possible time.