How do you prepare for a trek in Nepal?
If you are planning to trek in Nepal, then it’s definitely a good select to fulfill your adventure needs. Among many countries, Nepal is also one of the best destinations for a trek. So, you may want to know what you are expecting for a trek.
North Nepal Travel and Treks is one of the leading travel and trekking agency in Pokhara, Nepal. Down below we have mentioned a detailed overview of what a trekker can expect during their trek trip in Nepal.
One of the main attractions of the trek in Nepal is that you can get a chance to experience the mesmerizing mountainous views from near. The natural scenario many differ as per the climate and weather during the trek.
You will be trekking through adventurous canyons and notches offering beautiful scenery. Depending upon your trekking period, the scenario of those canyons and notch will be bountiful with colors.
Here in Nepal, people in the mountainous region are very friendly and cooperative. You will surely love their behaviors towards the guests and their warm hospitality. So it’s certain that you will not feel any like of loneliness during the whole trek.
You may encounter dozens of Himalayan cows also known as Yak. The population of the yaks is more in the higher altitudes, especially above 3000 meters. Some of the rare mountain goats can be often spotted on the top of mountains. Nepal is rich in biodiversity and it is also famous for different species of birds, animals, flora, and faunas which you can observe during the trek.
Some of the popular trekking packages we offer:
- Annapurna Base Camp Trek
- Mardi Himal Trek
- Manaslu Circuit with Tsum Valley Trek
- Everest Base Camp Trek
What do you need to anticipate ahead on a trek in Nepal?
Depending upon the trekking route, the difficulties and time period may vary. You can check the detailed itineraries for different trekking packages on our website.
At higher altitudes, there are high chances of getting altitude sickness. In order to prevent sickness at higher altitudes during the trek, it is always recommended to carry a bottle of water, some water purification tablets, chocolates, and so on. Just trust your guide, be calm and trek at an ease without any rush. This will keep you away from altitude sickness. Also at higher altitudes, to be protected from the cold blowing wind, always wear windproof jackets and pants. There is no guarantee of getting hygienic foods everywhere during the trek, so you can carry some portable food products along with you.
Here is some more information that you should keep in your mind when planning what to expect during the trek in Nepal:
- Type of trek
- Duration of trek
- Hiring a professional guide or porter
- Equipment needed
- Things you may not know
Type of Trek
You must do some research about the trek that you are planning to do before starting it. Some of the trekking routes are a bit technical and can be difficult if you are not physically fit and have no previous experience in trekking.
While if you plan your trek with a reputed travel agency, they can make your trek really easier. They will manage all the food, accommodation, professional guides, porters, and trekking permits to make the trekking successful. For instance, the Annapurna circuit trek is one of the most popular trekking routes in Nepal despite its difficultly.
Duration of the Trek
The duration of the trek may vary depending on the type of trek you are planning. It may also depend on the weather conditions. If the weather turns bad during the trekking, it can cost you extra days to complete the trek. You should plan your trek depending on your fitness, expectations, and budget. The longer days trekking package is more expensive than the shorter one.
Hiring a professional guide or porter
If you do not have previous trekking experience or you do not know someone in Nepal familiar with trekking, it is recommended to hire a professional guide. Along with the guide, you should take a porter with you who can help you carry your trekking backpacks and equipment. The guides can help you with the trekking routes, accommodation. If you get in some kind of trouble due to bad weather or injuries, they can be really helpful. Also, most of the guides are very friendly, so you will find someone who can talk with you and guide you.
If you are planning your trek with a travel company in Pokhara or Kathmandu, they can manage an experienced and certified guide for you. Also to carry your backpacks and trekking equipment, you should hire a porter to carry your stuff.
Must-Have trekking equipment
Carry your own trekking boots or shoes are recommended during the trek. You can also buy or rent trekking equipment in Pokhara. Also, if you are taking any regular medicines, you must remember to carry it in some safe boxes or packs. Recommended things to carry with:
- A backpack
- Water filters or some water purifying tablets
- Sleeping Bag
- Hiking shoes, socks, towel, and stick
- Warm and Light Jackets, yoga pants
- Sunglasses, sunscreen, lip balm, and lotion, Cap, tissues, Sanitizer, and so on.
How much does a trek in Nepal costs?
The cost of a trekking package in Nepal may vary according to the trekking trail you choose. Some of the factors to determine the cost are:
- Time of year you trek
- Number of total trekkers
- Trekking route and itinerary you chose
- Budget style
- Cost of a guide and porter
- Required charges for permits and other entry fees
If you are planning your trek at an estimated budget, you can compare different travel packages listed on the websites of travel and trekking agencies in Nepal. Your health and safety is the most important thing, so be sure to choose the best travel agency that provides the best quality services at an affordable price.
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How fit do you need to be go trekking in Nepal?
It is one of the most important aspects of the trekking part. You must plan your trek as per your capabilities and fitness level. You should consider different factors like age, time of the year, and duration of the trek.
In short, you’ll need to be prepared for the following on most of the treks in Nepal:
- Be prepared to get up early at around 6 am and begin your trek from 7 am-7.30 am.
- Most trek trials end early either at 2 pm or 4 pm, so never rush while trekking.
- Trekking in most of the routes in Nepal involves long road walks. Also in most of the places, the roads might not be in good condition.
- If you are planning to trek above 3000 meters, you should consider acclimatization along the way. As your body needs to adapt to the higher altitudes and cold weather.
- Not all the accommodations provide you full luxurious facilities. However, most of the tea houses have the basic facilities of hot water and electricity.