Nepal is popular for trekkers around the world. For the people seeking adventure, or for the holiday destination or to experience people with different culture, Nepal is the best choice for adventure seekers. Recently Nepal has been doing great in some internationally recognized portals like Trip Advisor, or Forbes Magazine for MUST VISIT PLACE, or CNN travel lists. And, Nepal definitely deserves all these recognition/recommendations as it’s home to eight highest mountains in the world that include Mt Everest 8848m, the highest mountain in the world. Beautiful places like Pokhara full of lakes, Chitwan with Wildlife Safaris, Lumbini is known for the birthplace of Buddha, Nepal has much more to offer other than Mountains.
Nepal has also been the best destination for Buddhist and Hindu pilgrims. Numbers of monasteries and temple that has archeological importance are more than exciting to watch or study. Nepal also has lots of bird species, 900 recorded so far. So, anyone who wants to study on the bird or their species, Nepal is the only best option. On top of that, preserved wildlife, glaciers study, and world’s best community forest, Nepal has an adequate amount of activities for every people around the world. And, hence its said that Nepal Once is never enough. World’s outstanding friendliest people, with the kind of hospitality like nowhere, and easy people, once you visit Nepal, you would definitely want to make it again and again.
Recently Nepal has also been one of the major choices for big budget Hollywood movies. The variety of landscapes, with art rich myriad of stupas, movie makers from around the world has been coming here in Nepal to shoot movies. The type of adventure during shooting and the joy you receive after completion of same, Nepal should be on everyone’s radar.
Checklist before visit:
As the word Adventure suggests, it is good to get well prepared before commencing such activity. It is also recommended to know about the Visa procedure. Multiple visa entry is provided for 15, 30 and 100 days. They could also be available on arrival. US dollar is the major preferred currency.
It is also advised to know the medical condition, if any, to the operator so that extra care could be taken while traveling. If you are considering southern flat part for the visit, it is good to take Malaria tablets.
Also, it is good to know about the recent news in Nepal. There are numbers of online sites, pay a visit to know the condition to get to know more.
Trekking to mountains is not an easy fun. They joy just does not come that easy, like others, however, the feeling after completion stays on the top of everything else. Altitude sickness is one of the major concern every trekker should be well aware of. This could occur above 2400 meters where symptoms include, nausea, loss of appetite, headache, shortness of breath. After covering every major height, it is good to take a rest and be in as less rush as possible. Altitude sickness is more common in youth basically, as they attempt to ascend the height rapidly not giving their body a gradual acclimatization.
For people who has the fear of altitude sickness, it is good to pack garlic, and nuts all the time.
WHEN TO GO NEPAL
Nepal has a wide range of variety in the climate that depends on the topography and altitude. Lowland flat (terai) region has generally hot climate but is best during November and December as its too warm then. Midland regions on the other had has pleasant climate most of the time.
Autumn is considered the best season for trekking. Green lush, and white mountains with blue sky, this is the best season for tourist arrival. Number of festivals during this period could be another best experience.
Spring is another tourism season. Specially during this season, hilly and mountain region are covered by lots of rhododendrons and is also best for people that want to walk in low snow regions.
Summer season, June, July and August are monsoon season in Nepal. During these, rain shadow areas like Annapurna premises, Manaslu, Upper Dolpo and Mustang could be best for trekking.
Winter season, December, January and February are rather cold. However, this season is best for altitude below 3500 meters, as the sun bask you would enjoy during this trek is iconic.
Dos and Donts’:
Remember, while you are visiting Nepal, some of the practices could look completely different. However, one should always respect varieties all around the world. So, Being Considerate and enjoy the companion, is highly recommended. With this, Nepalese people guarantee the lifetime experience.
Below are the lists:
- Before entering to home, or temple or stupa, always remember to take your shoes off.
- Protect the environment, and eco-tourism all the time.
- Do not show kindness to beggars, as you will only be encouraging them.
- Responsible photography
- Respect local traditions, customs, and values.
- People are more family oriented, so, avoid foul adult words as far as possible.
- Be open, and considerate.
Trekker Information Management System (TIMS):
As Nepal has been regarded as Trekker paradise, a provision of TIMS card has been implemented that ensures safety and security of the trekkers in trekking areas via prompt information service. You could receive TIMS card once you get here in Nepal or beforehand by providing essential documents from Beyul office. Every trekker has to get the TIMS card before entering any of the prescribed trekking regions and routes. Also, it should be carried all the time as different authorities could check it. Also, a copy of passport should be kept along, for verification.