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Essentials before getting started with Nepal Trek

Trek safety and Advice
Mountain Sherpa Admin
Jun 26, 2018

In the spring, from April to early May, the average Nepalese mountains are covered with flowers, and find themselves inundated with rhododendron, which adds to the diversity of landscapes.

Nepal is simply paradise of the trek you will find in this article some rules and tips to meet to indulge safe trekking in Nepal. Everything you need to know before embarking on a trekking in Nepal


Good Period

The best time of year to do a trek is spring and autumn. From mid-October to November, which is in the fall, this time enjoys the beautiful weather with generally clear skies. In the spring, from April to early May, some snow late in the season may remain on some routes. The highlands are covered with flowers, and find themselves inundated with rhododendron, which adds to the diversity of landscapes.


Regulation, from trek and admission to parks

Most trekking circuits are located in a national park and require an entrance fee. This is the case for the trek Manaslu, Annapurna and the base camp of Everest. All walkers must register their route taking a TIMS card (Trekking Information Management System) with the TAAN (Trekking Agent Association) in Katmandu. You must bring a photocopy of your passport and two passport photos.



The frequency of refueling affects not only the weight of the backpack but also on the organization, as fortunately for accommodation you will find anywhere something to eat. However, always take your bags in some chocolate and dried fruit bars.


Mountain sickness

It is due to oxygen deficiency, the higher the altitude, the greater the amount of oxygen in the inspired air decreases. Some people may suffer from 1000 m to 2000 m maximum oxygen consumption starts to decrease and performance are already occurring from 3000 m to 5500 m the effects are immediate. From 3500 m, it must be limited to climb 400m above sea level by 24 hours. Ideally, down from 100 m to sleep.


The first signs of altitude sickness are:

  • headache,
  • insomnia,
  • dizziness,
  • shortness of breath at rest,
  • fatigue

 In most cases, they disappear after a few days, for that you need to avoid unnecessary stress, slow its progression, measured gestures. Do not drink alcohol, but a lot of water, tea or soup. If symptoms worsen, it is imperative to descend at least 500m. As a precaution, it is advisable to take Diamox from 4000 m. Anyone that person may be involved, and this depends in no event fitness and lifestyle.



If the weather and forecasts, season, and altitude do not spend the night under the stars, several lodges are dotted throughout the course. In general, the housing conditions are more basic than elsewhere. Some lodges offer a few rooms with rustic comfort, but most of the time they convert the common room dorm. Moreover, the majority of lodges are not heated during the night. A good sleeping bag is essential!


Pharmacy and relief, the minimum expected

 Survival blanket. Think about it: when the surface is golden on the outside, it protects from the cold, when the gold surface is inside it protects from heat.

  • Whistle
  • Dressings bulbs
  • Antiseptic
  • Diamox for mountain sickness
  • Drugs against pain and fever
  • Arnica Montana 30 hp. Rhus toxicodendron and, against the aches
  • micropure
  • Broad spectrum antibiotics
  • Elastic Bandage
  • The material

Having your own equipment is always better but for those who do not, the simplest is to provide you with on-site in Kathmandu or Pokhara. In fact there are hundreds of super specialty shops that sell or rent good equipment at low cost. Although it is usually infringement for clothing and sleeping bags, this does not detract from their quality. By cons for shoes, it is best to bring his own, which will of course already done to your foot. . Having bulbs is one of the worst inconveniences during a trek.

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