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7 Tips for Success while Trekking in Nepal

7 Tips for Success while Trekking in Nepal

If you're considering trekking in Nepal Himalayan, these seven tips will help you have an enjoyable trip. Though certainly not meant to be all- inclusive they are a good starting place for researching what you need to know.

1. Know when to go

The two most pleasant seasons for trekking are spring and fall. The spring months are considered to be March through May. The average temperature is in March low then 60 degrees Fahrenheit range and it warms to the upper 70's by May. The fall season is slightly cooler with average temperatures starting in the upper 60's in October and cooling to the lower 50's by December. December is also generally the driest month of the year.

During the spring months, all different types of flowers are blooming in the forests so it can be quite beautiful though .especially early morning the weather is best with best mountain views and clear sky.

Trekking in Nepal is possible at any time of the year. That said, it is worth remembering that they get eighty percent of their annual rainfall from the end of June through the middle of September. During the period is considered summer but is also referred to as the monsoon season, You can trekking to Upper Mustang, it will be dry even though Monsoon.

Winter in Nepal is considered to be the period from December to February and the thing to keep in mind about these months is that the temperatures can be quite cool depending on where you are. In the central valleys during this time of year, the temperatures can definitely fall below freezing. The Kathmandu Valley, at an altitude of 4297ft/1310m, will typically have temperatures ranging from 36 - 68 degrees Fahrenheit. At higher elevations in the Himalayas temperatures will drop below freezing and it can be extremely cold at night.

2. Know where to go

3. Protect your health Staying

healthy is key to a happy trip. Most unhappy health situations in Nepal are a result of intestinal complications. These are easily avoided if you take some simple precautions. In general, you should boil or purify all of your water. ITrekNepal also recommends that you bring at least one water bottle with a special filter so that you'll always have access to purified water wherever you are. Also, make sure to wash your hands before eating or putting them in your mouth. These two simple things can help you avoid most problems.

Recommended vaccines include Typhoid (Typhoid vaccine (Typhim Vi- injectable)), Hepatitis A (brand names (Havrix, Vaqta, Avaxim) or Twinrix (combined A&B)), Polio (usually a child, check if your own physician if booster is needed), Tetanus (10 year valid), Rabies,(3 year valid). If traveling to west Nepal (rural areas) prevention of Japanese Encephalitis would be advisable (vaccination at least 2 weeks before departure), a certificate of proof of vaccination against Yellow fever is not necessary for you as you are not traveling from a country with yellow fever transmission risk.

Altitude sickness, also known as acute mountain sickness (AMS), generally does not become a problem until you reach elevations of 10,000 feet or greater. There's no way to know if you will get AMS and just because you have traveled at elevation before and not had it is no guarantee of not getting it in the future. However, one precaution that you can take is to move up to elevation slowly over a matter of days. This will give your body time to acclimatize. If you're at altitude and you begin to feel nauseous, dizzy, suffer from severe headaches or insomnia you may be experiencing AMS and the best treatment is to move to a lower elevation.

6. What to wear

When packing for a trip to Nepal remember that the key to comfort is layers. You will want to put on and take off clothes as you need to adjust to temperature changes. Bring an insulated jacket for trekking during the winter or going above 10,000 feet. Men will want to bring hiking shorts and pants. Obviously, you'll bring multiple changes of underwear and socks. A sun hat and a cool weather hat. If you are trekking above 10,000 feet, long underwear, gloves, gaiters, nylon wind pants, and windbreaker top. As general rule cotton is great for keeping you cool but lousy for keeping you warm. Cotton is also slow to dry, so when possible choose synthetics or wool.

7. Travel insurance

Travel insurance is necessary to have with you while you are traveling, Better to do insurance in your own country, not in Nepal. If, you are going to trekking in Nepal Himalayan, you may have insurance, up to 6000 Meters from your own country.

Nepal is a land of the great beauty of Himalayan and ethical culture, can be the memorial trip of a lifetime. Following the above tips will help to ensure that you have an enjoyable and safe trip, but don't let this be the end of your research. 

 


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  • "I recommend Dambar on travel agencies and anyone who wants to thoughtful and a good time in Nepal. Trekking in the Himalayas has prepared for me perfectly; thanks to him, I had a very successful journey in the mountains. Also prepared very well for me to explore the most interesting places and sights of this beautiful country. I recommend the use of his services to anyone who wants to have a good time in Nepal and do not worry. Daniel Karasinski" March 24, 2012  

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  • Our trekking was 14 days from Kathmandu to Kathmandu. The trekking was Annapurna Sanctuary up to nearly 4200m.Damber provide our guide He was excellent and his service as well. Dambar was highly recommended to us some of our friends and now we know why, these last two weeks have been an experience of a lifetime! The Annapurna base camp was very nice place. We were very enjoying with our trip. If, anybody would like to go to Nepal, please try to catch up for Annapurna base camp trekking with Boundless Adventure Company. Our guide Bhoj has taken excellent care of…

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  • Well, what can I say, but d.a.m.b.a.r? Great guide as well as a good friend you can trust at Boundless Adventure Company. It started of being quite hard walking, but as the pays passed, it got easier and with lots of jokes and good company, it was a sensational trek, with plenty of tuborge beer, and heaps of surya smokes. The views were breath taking and the food was out of this world, I paged out big time with "Dal bhat" Nepali traditional meals. I was a bit lost in Nepal, but the mountains in Pokhara made me feel at…

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    Pauls, Victoria, Australia

  • It is an adventure, fun-filled trek through the around Annapurna region, with many jokes being told and beautiful mountain views. Our story begins on Nov 24/2012. The super guide (Damber) arrives exactly on time at our hotel. He suggests that we lighten our packs- we should have listened, The super guides makes super our backpacks and locked away on the bus, For our safety. Damber immediately started explaining Nepali culture to us, which was very interesting. The actual trek started from Besishar, and he started with a slow pace to slowly get us. use to trekking, The Guesthouse he chooses…

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    Mike and Zac , Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

  • When we left Japan, we did not think we are going to the trekking in Nepal. However, when we arrive in Nepal, our contact person Mr: Dambar gives us an idea and we were follow his idea. We had been Everest base camp trekking for 12 days. Dambar was recoupment by our one of best friend from Japan. They had been trekking already with him. The Everest trekking was unforgettable trip. The view of Himalaya and Service of Boundless Adventure was very good. However, the trekking trail is very hard for us, finally we made to base camp. When I…

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    Yu Yoshimari and Mikko, Sakyo-Ku Kyoto Japan.

  • It was 14 days Annapurna trekking. On our trek you an enlightened us with your experience and healthy out look to your beautiful country and lovely people from Nepal including your great service. Even though we would return Nepal ten years time and if we are Lucky, we will be able to have you Dumber to escort us again. We had no idea what we were in for coming to Nepal and with your help, I feel we will leave with an understanding you could not receive walking without a guide. Thank you Dambar for your help and kindness. Please,…

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    Maxine and Alexandra , 10, chapel, St New Zealand.

  • 1) What a trek in Manaslu It was a second time of my Himalayan trip in Nepal. Last time I did Annapurna and this time, we did Manaslu Circuit Trek, which was an incredible journey through the jaw-dropping landscapes. The route is picturesque on all day with breathtaking views of the majestic mountains with lots of flora & fauna at lower altitudes. The Charm of the antique monasteries and Chhortens are outstanding. Having a group of 8 people, we had a good teamwork, while walking. We enjoyed exploring around Samagaun, Birendra Lake and Manaslu Base camp, including Larkey-Pass. Our guide…

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  • I was fortunate to have Dambar act as guide for my wife and myself for our tour of Nepal. My son, who had used Dambar's guiding services the previous year, has recommended him. We wanted to see Nepal's beautiful scenery and to enjoy some walking but we also wanted to see the country's wildlife and historical sites. We asked Dambar to help us over two week period during which we enjoyed seeing the cultural and historic sites (Kathmandu, Patan, Bhaktapur, Boudhanath etc), the beautiful Annapurna region (Pokhara and Sarangkot) and the wildlife of the Chitwan game reserve. Throughout the two…

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    Brian Carney And Jane Carney , UK

  • We were used Dambar's services as a guide on three occasions over the last 12 years to the Annapurna and Everest regions and most recently to Upper Mustang. I would be happy to recommend him to others looking for a reliable, well organized and conscientious arranger and guide for their trek in Nepal. He gives good advice on itineraries and can plan and reserve internal flights and hotels in advance as required. He also has good knowledge of the formalities (trekking permits, insurance) that you need and has arranged these without any problems at all. On the trek, he has…

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    Stuart Robinson & Micle Keith, London

  • "I travelled to Nepal in October 2010 and my friend and I hired Dambar to provide a guide and porter for us on the Everest base camp trek. We were in communication before we arrived in Nepal and everything was arranged for us at a reasonable price. Our package included flights, accommodation, food, guide and porter as well as passes and some equipment like trekking poles, sleeping bags and down jackets. The whole experience was amazing; we were able to go at our own pace and were confident at all times with our guide and porter. The guide gave us…

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    Iona McConnell , London UK

  • We came to know Dambar through a friend of ours who used him as a guide on a hike in the Annapurna Circuit about five years ago. Our friend had nothing but good things to say about Dambar's experience, professionalism and friendly personality. As it was our first time hiking in Nepal, we were happy to receive the recommendation. Prior to our travel to Nepal, we exchanged numerous emails with Dambar, making plans for our hike. Dambar provided excellent advice and answered all of our questions in a thorough and timely manner. When we had to change our hiking route…

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    Daniel Schwab , Sweetzland

  • Youko and Kentaro Sawa. We had great trekking with (Dambar) Boundless adventure (p) Ltd before we saw you, we were very nervous about spending 14 days Annapurna base camp, with somebody who we did not know. However, you did such a great Job. We are very glad about you. I thank you for being with our slow pace.

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    Youko and Kentaro Sawa. , Yasu-cho Japan.