Most of you might wonder, what it’s like to Trek in Nepal after the Massive earthquake that struck Nepal in April 2015. For that query, let us tell you that it is safe to trek in Nepal. The reconstructions have already been completed in most areas with the Nepalese government focusing on 2020 Tourism year promotion. With the tourism year commotion, the trek routes have already been looked after by the tourism board of Nepal. To begin with trek routes; they too have been restructured and remodelled for trekkers’ safety. So without further ado, let’s start with the highlights on how to Trek safely in Nepal.
Never go (Han) Solo
Looking at the statistics posted by the Tourism Board, travelling alone has led to almost all the incidents leading to deaths and disappearance of trekkers. So, we recommend that you take a porter or travel guide who knows the region well. Taking an experienced friend or guide will not only help you find the correct path but also turn the trek into a lifetime experience.
Keep your eye on the weather
If you are planning to cross high pass, then it is necessary to keep an eye on the weather. The microclimate in the high passes changes in just moment of time, so make sure you know what you are doing. Taking advice from locals and guide is necessary on how to trek safely in Nepal.
Beware of Altitude Sickness
Most trekkers being ambitious, to tend to ascend over 500m in a single day. This elevation can be suitable in the low region treks in Nepal. But if you are trekking in the regions above 3000m then ascending 500m in a single day can cause Altitude sickness. Therefore, you must acclimatise and carry on with your ascending in a gradual pace. As for the action on what to do when altitude sickness occurs, ask your travel guide or the various tourist post officials in your trail.
Let someone know
Even if you are trekking with porter or guide, make sure you let someone back home know on your Trek Itinerary. Moreover, register with your embassy and trekking agency in case of any emergencies.
Carry an Emergency Kit
Trekking in high altitudes shouldn’t be undermined. Hence, preparing an emergency kit for unforeseen circumstances can come in handy in most situations. Your emergency kit should always have water purification supplies, blister prevention kit, whistle, torchlight, map, snacks and a raincoat for rains. Also, a sufficient number of socks will be useful during treks in snowy areas.
Heed advice from your team leader
To know how to safely trek in Nepal, You will have an experienced team leader. Your team leader is a qualified individual who has crossed those passes and trails zillion of times, so he/she knows better about the terrain and the climate of the region. You will be a lot safer if you follow their advice and finish the trek in one piece. In the beginning, your guide will always brief you on the trek’s itinerary and challenges that you will face in the coming days. Furthermore, he’she will also advise you on trails, health, safety and how to trek safely in Nepal. If you have any confusion regarding anything, do not hesitate to ask for the second time.
Trekking is fun, adventure and collecting experiences with the company or alone, but many unforeseen circumstances can come anywhere and anytime. Thus, preparing oneself for these times will help you overcome if any misfortune befalls. Moreover, you will have the confidence to overcome hardships with the necessary tips and emergency kits.