Everest Base Camp Trek

If you’re heading on holiday to Nepal, and you intend to trek the Annapurnas or Everest Base Camp Trek, then you want to understand about safe and responsible hiking in Nepal. Here is a helpful guide about accountable trekking throughout your Nepal trip.

Water – Nepal is trying to minimise the number of plastic water bottles which are littering and polluting the countryside and the cities too. To not add to this problem it is possible to take your own water bottle with you and purification tablets throughout your Nepal trek. Should you need to do some laundry then don’t soap and then rinse your clothes in a stream or river since it is extremely likely to be a drinking source for villagers and animals also. Use a bowl or bucket and then dispose of the dirty water from the new water source.

You can also deal with water to purify it without having to boil it.

Litter and waste – Require some matches with you to burn any toilet paper or cells that you may use rather than litter the road while you’re trekking in Nepal. Or, even better, learn how to wash with a little water as local people do rather than wipe! Some individuals undertaking longer Nepal treks take a little, light-weight trowel to bury their ‘doings’ and away from any water sources.

Trekking firmly – Muggings, attacks and theft do occur, but mostly from town areas. Or course, they can happen from time to time in rural regions. It’s good to be aware of the most current information on the region you are heading to during your Nepal trip. The golden rule is never to trek alone as you are putting yourself unnecessarily in a vulnerable situation. In case you have a reliable guide and porter accompanying then you’ve got someone to see your pack should you have to nip into the slopes, you have someone to go for assistance if you’re injured or sick and a space away from the next trek stop. Somebody who knows the terrain will even keep you from taking a wrong turn and becoming lost.

Porters and guides – If you hire a guide or porter locally and privately, you’ve effectively become their employer for the length of your own Nepal trek. Porters can take extraordinary loads, but it is reckless to overload them with unneeded bags when you can travel light and carry a couple of your essentials in your own day pack.

I set away from Pokhara using a group of friends, carrying our own packs to perform a couple of days hiking in Nepal, on a tight budget, at the Annapurna region. Our very first days trekking was quite stressful as we didn’t appreciate how hard it is to endure heavy packs for hours and hours and we could not locate the beginning of the trek for a while. I was wearing the wrong kind of boots and consequently lost a toe nail by day four! In retrospect it would have been fine to get guidance and do it correctly!

It’s always best and much safer to be ready with the right assistance, gear and planning and to offer employment to the guides and porters who depend on tourism to make a living.

Register along with your Embassy or Consulate in Nepal – This really is a fantastic idea so that somebody knows where you are and when you’re trekking in Nepal and remember to let them know that you’re back safely!

Insurance – Make certain that your insurance policy covers you for personal accident, medical and evacuation insurance for the Nepal trekking holiday. It ought to cover you for the risk that you may need a helicopter rescue in a remote spot back to Pokhara or Kathmandu where you can get medical attention. You can even take out insurance especially for trekking when in Nepal before setting out.

Altitude – If your Nepal trek involves steep ascents and descents and you are heading to the greater altitudes then you want to make sure to take time to acclimatise throughout your Nepal trekking vacation. You should attempt and sleep in a lower elevation than the highest point you reached by day and that can be factored in to the trek path on the longer high elevation Nepal treks like the Everest Base Camp trek.

Medical apparel and helpful tips – Make sure you have well-worn comfortable walking boots with you and are in good health with a good degree of fitness before you set off on your Nepal hiking vacation. Plasters, antiseptic and anti-histamine cream and elastic support bandages are also a fantastic idea during your Nepal trip. Some people today take trekking-poles (lightweight and collapsible) for extra stability and they usually come in handy. A Swiss army knife has many helpful functions too; with the knife, tweezers and scissor choices.

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