Facts You Need To Know When You Travel in Nepal

Situated in Southern Asia, Nepal is dreamland to visit for many. It comprises of tons of tourists destination and extremely beautiful places to Travel. Since the country is famous for traveling and trekking, there are some facts you need to know about when you plan to visit Nepal.

1. It is always better to drink clean. Here in Nepal, you may find tap water too which is unhealthy. You may get sick by such water. So always buy a shield water or ask for filtered water if you go somewhere for eating. tap water

2. Greetings in Nepal shows respect. When you come to Nepal you will be greeted with Namastey. Namastey is a kind of greeting in Nepal. So never forget to tell Namastey back, it shows respect.namaste

3. Stay away from beggars especially in Kathmandu. Do not give them money because you will be out of cash as there are lots of beggar in here.beggers

4. Whenever you go to some places having ancient art and sculpture, do not touch anything there as they are preserved. If anything goes wrong you may be fined.Lumbini

5. Cities in Nepal are nowadays polluted. The air has a lot of dust particle. So, it is better to wear a mask as it is said that prevention is better than cure.Pollution in Kathmandu Valley

6. Travel with an insurance in case you get sick or injured when you are on your adventurous tour.travel insurance

7. Be ready for strikes as strikes can happen anytime in Nepal.strikes

8. Do not forget to visit the Kumari while you are Nepal. She is the only living goddess in the world.Kumari the living goddess

9. Because of the disastrous earthquake, some of the places are still to be recovered, so while you go to some places do not enter the constructed area without permission.Patan

10. Bring proper clothes as per the season or the time you travel to Nepal.Everest base camp

Reasons to Hire a Trekking Guide

Friendly-peopleMany of us have a dream to Trek solo but there are lots of obstacles that you may face during trekking if you are going for a solo trek.

Obstacles that you may face while solo trekking:

  • While you go Trekking alone in a new place you might face a problem related to security. For example, you might get followed by a stranger or the risks of theft and robbery may occur.
  • Finding a good and safe accommodation is also one of the problems of solo trekking.
  • In a new place, you will meet new people with new views and culture. Such kind of things may hinder your comfort zone.
  •  Loneliness is the major factor that many of the solo traveler’s faces. Without anyone in a different place, you may be homesick.
  • Finding an easy route to the destination might be difficult
  • Understanding the language of people who are unknown about your language is difficult.

Why hire a guide for Trekking?

  • The first concern of every trekker is the security. Hire a guide will keep you out of trouble. Your bags will be carried by them and you don’t have to bother about anything.
  • You may be unknown about many plants and animals which may damage your body parts. With a proper guide, you will know the difference between such plants and animals.
  • A guide can navigate the proper and easy routes to your destination. You will travel your listed places with well-made itineraries.
  • In a new place, you will find people with new language, a guide who can speak English or your language can make you easy to communicate with new people and understand their culture as well.
  • Trekking solo may be costly as you are unknown about the cost but hiring a guide will cost you less or the exact that they have told. When people try to take a lot of money from you for things on the way, a guide can make it less as he knows the cost and details.
  • You will never feel lonely.
  •  Also, hiring a guide will support the local economy as well as the economy of that country.

For other details about hiring a guide go to https://goo.gl/yxWttD

Trekking package in Nepal If You Only have a week

Many of us have Nepal on our bucket list of Traveling. The beautiful country comprises of a lot of things that can be enjoyed in a very short time if you have only a week to enjoy the amazing country Nepal.

Here are some short packages with Itinerary for what you can do in Nepal within a week:

 

1. Everest view TourMount-Everest

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Greetings at Kathmandu Airport

Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing and drive to Nagarkot

Day 03: Nagarkot / tour of Bhaktapur and Patan drive back to                                  Kathmandu

Day 04: Flight to Pokhara

Day 05: Sightseeing Tour in Pokhara

Day 06: Back to Kathmandu and free day

Day 07: Final departure

2. Nepal exotic Tournagarkot

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Greetings at Kathmandu Airport

Day 02: Sightseeing tour around Kathmandu.

Day 03: Kathmandu – Nagarkot

Day 04: Nagarkot to Dhulikhel

Day 05: Dhulikhel to Kathmandu

Day 06: Final Departure

3. Nepal active holiday tourfewa lake

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour

Day 02: Kathmandu- Pokhara (827m)

Day 03: Pokhara Sightseeing Tour

Day 04: Pokhara- Trishuli Rafting – drive to Chitwan

Day 05: full day in Chitwan National Park

Day 06: Chitwan- Kathmandu, and departure

Day 07: Final Departure

4. Halesi Mahadev Darshan Tourhalesi

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Greetings at Kathmandu Airport

Day 02: Kathmandu – Halesi Mahadev

Day 03: Halesi Mahadev – Lamidanda

Day 04: Lamidanda – Kathmandu

Day 05: Kathmandu Sightseeing

Day 06: Depart from Kathmandu

5. Himalayan vacation TourPoonhill

 Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Kathmandu arrival, transfer to hotel

Day 02: Full day Sightseeing of Kathmandu valley and
Bhaktapur and drive to Dhulikhel:

Day 03: Dhulikhel drives to Kathmandu and fly to Pokhara:

Day 04: Pokhara drives to Sarangkot hiking down to Pokhara:

Day 05: Pokhara drives to Lumbini:

Day 06: Tour of Lumbini evening fly to Kathmandu :

Day 07: Final departure

 

Traveling with children in Nepal

fewa lakeNepal is a great place for traveling with your kids. The naturally beautiful country not only offers a good time for adults but also there are lots of places to visit for children too.

The capital city of Nepal Kathmandu comprises of great places where you can take your children and enjoy together. Parks, gardens, fun valleys, museums and so forth are the places where one can take the children without any difficulties. Besides the capital city, Pokhara, Chitwan, Lumbini, can be great ones on the list which have a lot of things inside for children to spend their vacations.

Furthermore, there are many restaurants which are children friendly. Such restaurants can change their menu for children when asked. Likewise, hotels in Nepal consists of rooms for families. The rooms are designed in such a way that you can accommodate easily with your children without any disturbance. Most of the hotels provide rooms with master beds and twin beds within that makes you easy to stay with your children.

Similarly, some Treks in Nepal are favorable for children if the can walk. Poonhill Ghorepani Trek, Hike up to Chitlang, Nagarkot Trek may be the easier Treks for children. Also, visiting the Royal Palace in Kathmandu, Garden of Dreams, Fun Park, Art Galleries can let your children learn new things.

List of thing you can do with your Children:

1. Visiting the National Zoo in Kathmandu

2. Elephant Safari in Chitwan

3. Boating in Fewa Lake

4. Pony ride after boating in Pokhara

5. Canoeing.

6. Visiting David’s Fall, Mahendra cave, in Pokhara

7. Small Hikes up to the natural places.

8. Visit Boudhanath Stupa, Swayambhu Stupa, Pashupatinath Temple.

9. Garden of Dreams in Thamel

10. Camping

 

 

 

Everest Three High Pass Trek

high passesEverest region has always been on a bucket list of many as it comprises the highest peak in the world “Mt. Everest”. The three passes Trek of Everest is the ultimate fun and adventurous journey to the Himalaya. Renjo La (5,388m/17,513ft), Cho La (5,380m/17,650ft) and Kongma La (5,535m/18,159) are the three passes with other exciting destinations like Gokyo Ri, Kalapathar, EBC and Chukung Ri in one journey. The three passes Trek is the best way to explore the Everest.

Fitness Level:

Difficult

Duration:

It takes 16 to 18 days for 3 passes but if you trek resting or if you fall ill or else there may be an unexpected delay then the trip may take max-21 days.

Best Time for trekking:

February – June, September – November are the best seasons. However, July & August may be okay for trekking but the visibility may not be clear due to rainfall.

About the trek:

1. Fun and adventure on the less traveled path
2. Opportunity for the nature photography.
3. Can buy foods on the way and even find best lodges.
4. Not so expensive as other treks.
5. Walk without tents because you can find the restaurants and lodges on the way.
6. Good food and safe area.
7. View many of the mountains on the way. Ama Dablam, much more visible.
8. Weather and environment are not so bad.
9. You can skip any one of the passes and go for other if you want to.

Preventing Altitude Sickness on Everest Base Camp

Everest Base camp is the highest trekking routes in the world that lies in Everest region. As being a trekker, everyone has a dream to go for EBC Trek but the main problem for them is the altitude. At the highest altitude, the trekkers may get altitude sickness which is one of the major problem faced by many while Trekking to EBC.Mount-Everest

So, first of all, let us know what actually is Altitude sickness

Altitude sickness, also known as acute mountain sickness (AMS) and hypobaropathy which can develop at any altitude over 2,000 meters. It usually occurs when there is the low amount of oxygen at the high altitude. It can range from mild symptoms to impermanence. AMS is the result of fluid accumulating in parts of the body. When mild symptoms develop, it is a signal that you must stay at that altitude until symptoms have gone away. Never ascend with any symptoms of AMS.

Symptoms of AMS

1. A headache
2. Extreme fatigue
3. Loss of appetite
4. Insomnia
5. Nausea
6. Lack of coordination
7. Swelling of hands and feet

If all the above symptoms are ignored it can worsen as a result you may feel difficulty in breathing, Irritation, cannot walk properly, Heart palpitation, Coughing or bloody sputum. When mild symptoms develop, it is a signal that you must stay at that altitude until symptoms have gone away. Never ascend with any symptoms of AMS.

Prevention of AMS:

1. Having a sensible itinerary is the most important way to avoid altitude illness. It is recommended to climb not more than 1,000ft (300m) a day above an altitude of 10,000 ft (3,000m). If the terrain is such that this is not possible, one needs to have two rest days e.g. 2 rest days are recommended at Namche Bazaar where 2,000ft (600m) is gained in 1 day from Phakding for most itineraries. Having flexibility with 1-2 extra days built into your schedule will allow you to rest when you are not feeling well and help avoid altitude illness. It also helps to `climb high` and `sleep low`.

2. Use Diamox-which blocks an enzyme in the kidney and makes the blood acidic which is interpreted by the brain as a signal to breathe more. Diamox, therefore, enhances the physiological response to altitude by increasing the rate and depth of breathing and it also acts as a mild diuretic. Side effects of the drug are: tingling of fingers and toes and tingling around the mouth. Sulfa allergic individuals are recommended not to take this drug. A prophylactic dose of Diamox is half or one 250mg tablet twice a day. Use of Diamox will not mask the symptoms of altitude illness if it is to occur. Start taking Diamox the day before the ascent to 10,000 ft (3,000m), continue it through your ascent to higher altitudes and stop when you start descending.

3. Another preventive strategy such as Gingko Biloba which was once thought to be useful for altitude illness prevention has not been found useful in several studies. Salmeterol (Serevent) inhaler used to treat asthma can help prevent HAPE and may be used by HAPE susceptible people prophylactically. For persons allergic to sulfa drugs and for abrupt ascents, it is possible to use dexamethasone, a very potent steroid drug.

For mild symptoms, one can stay at the same altitude to see if symptoms will resolve and ascend when symptoms have resolved completely. Diamox can also be used to treat mild to moderate symptoms. If symptoms persist or worsen at this altitude, the descent is required.

For severe symptoms of HACE or HAPE, descent must begin immediately whenever feasible. Helicopter evacuation may be essential for descent unless there is a rapid improvement in medical treatment and walking down is feasible. Physical exertion even when it is of descent can be detrimental to patients with HAPE. Severe HAPE patients should be carried down if helicopter evacuation is not possible.
                                                                                         (source: Abovethehimalaya)

 

 

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