InspireU February 14, 2018 0

Tips for a trekking in Nepal: everything you need to know

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Are you thinking about doing a trek in Nepal? The truth is that it is a wonderful idea! There are many options to get to see the natural landscape of this country and live a unique and unforgettable experience.

At Inspire U Adventures we suggest you different itineraries in Nepal that are adapted to a variety of fitness levels, so everyone can enjoy a trip full of adventures and cultural richness. But, so that you can prepare your trip better. In this post we are going to discover some good tips to trek in Nepal and to enjoy the experience completely.

Tips before trekking in Nepal

Depending on the type of trekking in Nepal that you want to do, you will have to train your body previously. Especially, if you’re going to chose some of the Everest treks, a certain physical and technical preparation will help you to enjoy some of the harder routes safely.

Physical training for high level treks

If your goal is to join one of our harder treks you have to know that it is highly recommended to have a good physical condition. You have to have the body trained, because during the hike, we will climb high elevations for many kilometers.
Depending on the type of route you select, we can walk more than 10 kilometers and ascend more than 1000 meters in height in one same day. Therefore, it is important that our body is prepared to perform the trek without any danger to our health.
Furthermore, we recommend you that:

  • Always check with your doctor your level of physical preparation and choose your adventure according to your physical and medical possibilities.
  • Check with your doctor for potential necessari vaccines.

Find out about all available treks in Nepal

Another of the best tips for a trekking in Nepal is that you are very clear about what you want to do. As we have already indicated, there are different routes adapted to different levels and, therefore, it is highly recommended that you know which are the best ones for you and your level.
Depending on the route, some basic aspects such as the duration of the trek, the price, the level of difficulty, etc. will vary. If you have questions about this, you can contact us, explain us your case and exactly what you are looking for, and we will advise you.

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How to choose the best trekking for you

At this point, you are likely to ask yourself how to know which is the best trek for you. We recommend you to be honest with yourself and to answer questions about yourself such as your age, your fitness level and your health status. Knowing this information we can determine the best option for you and your current situation.

You have to know that there are treks for a wide variety of kinds of people and ages. Depending on the characteristics of each group, one type of trek or another is recommended, addapting the durations and levels. The goal we have in Inspire U Adventures is that everyone can enjoy a rich experience trekking in Nepal.

We want you to enjoy the landscapes, culture and nature of Nepal, so we create routes adapted to all levels.

The importance of travel insurance

Always get atravel insurance that covers mountain rescue up to the maximum height you will reach during the trek.

Without this insurance, you will have to pay the amount of the rescue from your pocket and depending on your location the rescue can cost between 3000USD or over 6000USD apart from the hospitalization costs.

When to do a trek in Nepal

Another tip for a trekking in Nepal is that you understand the weather in the country. The truth is that each season has its magic and its positive side but, in general terms, the best time to trek in Nepal is autumn or spring. The reason is that in these seasons the climate is more pleasant and we are in the dry season.

However, if you plan to travel to Nepal in summer or winter you have to know that they are also beautiful seasons in the country. You will find beautiful snowy landscapes or mountains decorated with clouds and sun shining. Some routes are more suitable than others when it comes to summer or winter. And we can find some trekking paths closed because of the snow. But there is always some trek that can be done in these seasons too.

In this other post on our blog, we talk about the best time to do a trekking in Nepal so you know everything regarding the climate and the temperatures of the country.

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The water during the trekkings in Nepal

Continuing with the list on the tips for a trekking in Nepal we have to focus now on a very important issue: water consumption. It is clear that during the trip we have to hydrate but we have to be aware of the impact we can leave on nature. That’s why, from Inspire U Adventures we use purification systems to make water drinkable and, thus, avoid leaving waste along the way.

Pollution is a serious problem in Nepal (and throughout the planet) and, therefore, we should avoid carrying disposable plastic water bottles and instead use ecological alternatives like the one we have suggested. The result is the same: enjoy tasty water, drinkable and suitable for consumption. But with the great difference that, purifying the water, we do not contaminate at all. It’s worth it, don’t you think?

Information about altitude sickness in Nepal treks

Another interesting point to address in this post is related to altitude sickness, as it is a condition that may arise during our journey. It appears when we ascend to high altitudes because, in these zones, the oxygen in the air decreases. This makes our organism adapt to this new air and, therefore, during the process, you may feel some related symptoms such as, for example, nausea, headaches, dizziness, tiredness, and so on.
Altitude sickness can affect some people trekking in Nepal and, therefore, it is important that we know what it is about. What is always recommended is that, when someone is suffering from this condition, we leave a few days of rest so that the body can settle again, or descend immediately depending on the severity of the symptoms. Always follow the advice of your guide and the professionals.

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The recommended clothing for a trek in Nepal

And, to finish with this article with the tips to make a trekking in Nepal we have to conclude talking about clothes. We have to bear in mind that, depending on the type of route we take, we will need one type of clothing or another. Obviously, the same needs are not the same for a person who wants to climb 3000m than for another that wants to ascend 900m.

But, in general, it is recommended that you take essential clothing as the following:

  • – T-shirt
  • – Lightweight pants
  • – Termal t-shirt and pant, fleece and mountain jackets
  • – Down jackets
  • – Scarf, gloves and balaclava
  • – Warm hat
  • – Trekking boots
  • – Water proof clothing

For more specific details about what to bring to a trek, please, visit the link “What to bring to a trek, the essentials”.

As you can see, we have to carry different types of clothes since the temperature will change as we go up. We must take into account that in the mountains the climate changes are unpredictable and we must be equipped with all types of clothing in case. Both light and heavy clothing is necessary for higher climbing treks. Anyway, we must remember that, at nightfall, the temperature drops considerably and, therefore, it is necessary to take warm clothes.

And these are some of the first tips for a trekking in Nepal that you have to keep in mind. Now we can only encourage you to come with us and discover one of the most astonishing natural sites in the world.

Other tips for your trekking in Nepal

  • -Take climate changes seriously. Do not take any unnecessary risk. If you see that time is not favourable, there is no reason to force luck. Follow the advice of your guide and the experts.
  • Eat properly. Never start walking on an empty stomach. The consequences can be disastrous for health and performance.
  • – Drink 4 liters of water daily.
  • Stretching. Before starting the walk, but especially afterwards.
  • – Learn to say hello and say few things in the local language. (Namasté = Hello / Dhaniabad = thank you / Mitto Chha = very good (regarding food) / ramro chha = beautiful) The smile of the locals when you try to speak in their language it’s priceless and it helps you to integrate yourself and learn more about the country and the culture.

If you have any question, contact Inspire U Adventures Team

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