Nepal Treks is not only a simply phenomenal undertaking but also a perfect opportunity to enjoy rare and exotic cultures alongside the magnificent Himalayas.

Sarki Sherpa

Feb 24,2020


Trekking Tips Trekkers

Nepal Treks is not only a simply phenomenal undertaking but also a perfect opportunity to enjoy rare and exotic cultures alongside the magnificent Himalayas.  If you're up for the walking experience in the breathtaking terrains, you're welcome in Nepal. Including mountaineering, cycling, outdoor sports, and cultural tours to safaris, there are vast things you will experience in Nepal. All you need to know is a few tips when trekking in Nepal that will come in handy.


Pick the short Treks

The choices are endless when it comes to trekking in Nepal. Whether you're a novice or a seasoned trekker who's been doing this all their life, the first thing you need to do is choose a trek you're comfortable doing. 

As you are preparing Nepal treks for the first time, we advise that you join simple treks without any fear of sickness from the altitude. The quick treks will familiarize you with the Nepali hills ascending and descending. You need to brace your body for the heights and distances to adjust. Then you can overcome longer trekking routes which are more difficult.


Pack right gears

Create a checklist of essential things and get them ready accordingly. Using high-quality equipment, clothing and trekking boots as cheap ones would only cause more problems and hassles.

If you're not a frequent hiker and you don't have all of your outdoor equipment, there's an option to rent some of your gears. Renting allows you to return items you may never use again after the trek has ended. The rental option helps to save lots of money.


Train and prepare yourself

Regardless of your level of fitness, the hike will feel tough at some point. Not many of us are trained to go hiking in a row over several days. To minimize this strain, start your training schedule at least 2-3 months ahead of your trip by walking in your home country on stairs, cycling and trekking. Every day you'll stop for lunch at a lodge, but it's also a good idea to carry some extra goodies in your day pack to keep your energy levels topped off. Therefore, train as well with a 10-pound backpack as you want your body to get used to carrying some weight over these long distances.


Find a reputable trekking agency

Trekking service will be of great help the first time you're trekking. They'll plan it all for you and help you transition to this new country with a support team of porters and guides. A good guide will not only be your new friend in a foreign country but also make logistics easier during the trek. They’ll introduce you to the lesser-known and rarely-visited places giving you information that may have slipped in your guidebook too.


Money matters

The mountains do not have any money exchange Centres. Therefore, holding Nepali currency is the easiest way to pay any expenses incurred on lodging, dinners, transportation, and other factors during the travel. You can have your foreign currency exchanged upon arrival at the airport. Besides, there are a lot of money exchange centers in and around the city of Kathmandu where you can change the currency before heading for trekking. It is always better to bring a little more money for unpredictable circumstances.


Add backup days into the itinerary

Due to the rugged land layout of many Nepal's trekking destinations, and unpredictable weather patterns, it is better to add backup days into the itinerary as there are risks of flight delays and cancellations. Difficult road conditions, car breakdowns, and the overwhelming traffic scale all lead to delays, something that can happen regularly in Nepal. Contingency days are also useful for any unforeseeable delays which may occur during trekking, like illness or injuries. Having a certain number of backup days depending on what trek you're doing, time and location will help you avoid needless hassles at the end of the trip. Getting planning days will help you relax your mind when there are potential risks of stopping or canceling internal flights.



Acclimatize properly

Many trekkers are expected to suffer some degree of altitude sickness, particularly while hiking at an altitude of 3,000 m. Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) symptoms include diarrhea, fatigue, and vomiting, and may even be very extreme in some cases. Another important tip and guide to trekking in Nepal is proper acclimatization, particularly if you are attempting a high-altitude trekking journey.