Among the many tourist adventure activities in nepal, Trekking is by far the most popular.The diversity in nepal's nature and a range of exocit culture makes this country ideal for trekking.Trekking in nepal provides an oppertunity to observe the local culture of the people and enjoy the buauty do nature un distributed by influence of modernity.One can choose between fully organised trekking and Teahouse trekking on the situation.Fully organised trekking costs comparatively higher and has a fixed itinerary.
Equipment & Clothing in Trekking
Equipments needed depends largly upon where , when and how one is trekking.The main emphasis while trekking on keeping warm and dry while still being light weight. For lower altitude, Fleece Jackets are adequate, while at higher altitude down jackets are advisable. Waterproof, windproof jacket and pants, well broken-in footwear, head covering are also recommended.Good sleeping bags, sunglasses,drinking water bottle, torchlight, Sun block cream,toiletries, First aid kit are other item necessary.
Trekkimg equpiments are also available in Kathmandu, Pokhara and Namche Bazzar.
Health & Medicine in Trekking
Medication shops are few in trekking routes. Therefore it is best to carry first aid kit and consult about the possible problem before hand. On the Everest Base camp route at pheriche and on the Annapurna circuit route at Manang, there are clinics operated be the himalayan rescue association that specialize in treating trekkers health problems.
We cover all aspects of nature from trekking and mountaineering in the Himalayas to white water rafting, wildlife safari, leisure trips, cultural tours, air and overland tours to Tibet, bird-watching, eco-tours, educational tours, incentive tours, conference planning, etc. Our staff and naturalists are properly trained, full of knowledge and experience that they share with all our visitors.
Safety & Security
Nepal is a safe country to trek provided the basic roules are observed. But However, one could get lost or hurt and have no one to ask for help when trekking alone.the best way to avoid is thorough planning, playing by the rules and human limitations. In acse of misfortune, detailed message should be dispatched to our office immediately for rescue.
- Keeping belongings secure and within sight.
- We will recommend you to buy travel insurance policy that covers helicopter rescue cost.
Trekking in Nepal need not be considered risky affair as far as your health is concerned. Nevertheless, preventive measures such as a thorough medical check up and innoculations before you start trekking can save you from unexpected hazards. Since the remote places of Nepal are not supplied with necessities that are essential for modern medical facilities, and as the rescue and evacuation are measured in days, it is imperative to make a comprehensive First Aid Box consisting of basic drugs and accessories as part of the paraphernalia for trekking. Various trekking guide books and the pamphlet published by the Himalayan Rescue Association gives you detailed information on a complete list of medical supplies or contact to Gorkha International Travels . These guide books are easily available in the book-shops of Kathmandu. In case of serious illness or injury, prompt evacuation to Kathmandu is the best remedy. Modern dentristry is unknown in the hills of Nepal, so it is advised to have a checkup before departure from home. Tooth fillings sometimes loosen in cold temperatures and at high altitudes, so it is recommended to have them checked.
All trekking demands a level of fitness that will enable one to put a good day's walking, ascending and descending. Most treks should not be taken to gain more than 500 metres in one day above 3,000 meters. There should be plenty of time during the day to cover this distance, so the physical exertion though quite strenuous at times, is not sustained. The best preparation for trekking is squash, swimming, jogging, tennis,cycling and long walks involving up and down hill. Good physical conditioning will probably help for the maximum enjoyment of the treks.