Tuesday, August 1, 2017

5 Tips to trekking in Nepal



If you are an avid trekker, then you know that there are certain precautions that you must take when attempting a summit that you have never experienced before. Whether you are new to trekking or experienced, it is often a good idea to go with professionals like Kandoo Adventures as they know the ins and outs of the terrain which you are going to attempt to master. If you are more interested in going at it on your own, here are some tips that you will want to consider before you set off on your adventure.

1. Altitude. The surrounding areas of the mountains are gorgeous and can be breathtaking. With that said however, it is important that you are prepared for the change in altitude and the thinner air. This can catch people off guard but the more you are aware of the air and how to adjust, the better off you will be. The best way to manage how your body reacts to the experience is by taking your time and trekking at a slow pace.

2. Your health and ability. Be sure to visit your primary care doctor before you set out on your trip and get all the necessary vaccines and any other health precaution advice that needs to be considered before your trip. While Nepal is a lovely country, it is not the healthiest and many are plagued by illness or lack proper hygiene. It is best to get your health checked before you travel to ensure that you are in tip top shape.

3. Nepali time. While the culture of Nepali people is that of kindness and friendliness towards others, they do not approach anything with speed. They live a laid back lifestyle in which they take their time. You will need to practice patience if you are used to living and exploring in environments that move at a fast pace.

4. Be open and flexible. As with traveling anywhere, you need to be open to other cultures and ways of life. The same goes for trekking in Nepal. You will likely learn a great deal about religion while in Nepal as Hinduism or Buddhism is the way of life. It is a good idea to study these religions before arriving in Nepal so that you have a baseline understanding of those they hold dear such as blue deities, statues, or various forms of architecture. By having an understanding before you arrive, you will be able to get more out of the experience as you will be knowledgeable about what it is that you are experiencing. Otherwise, you will likely be confused and then have to look up the experience on wikipedia later only to find out that you missed out on an opportunity.

5. Air. You may experience cities such as Kathmandu that are overly populated and full of smog. You will want to wear a mask in these areas as the pollution levels are very high and can be detrimental to your health. While exploring the mountains, you will still want to wear your mask as the air is very dry and can cause you to cough. A mask will help eliminate this problem.

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