Quickest, shortest and easiest way to Everest Base Camp

Trekking in Nepal is always a number one go-to destination for any adventure seekers from around the world. On top of that, trekking in the Everest region certainly top of top adventurers. The world’s highest peak, the Everest has never failed to awe anyone. Trekking in the Everest region gives you an opportunity to experience this tallest peak first hand. Some might also travel all the distance just to get a glimpse of Everest. There are some treacherous long routes to Everest Base camp, also some of the routes are quickest, shortest and easiest way to Everest Base Camp.

Quickest, shortest and easiest way to Everest Base Camp
Quickest, shortest and easiest way to Everest Base Camp

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What to bring along for your trek (gear list) in Nepal?

Trekking in Nepal is seeks a lot of energy. You have to be well prepared for this. Remember the golden rule – “Travel light”. You will travelling with your backpack for 4-5 hours daily during your trek days. Make sure you carry as much less weight as possible. Make sure you also have a trek gear list too.

Trek gear list
Trekking gear list

Trek Gear List for trekking in Nepal

These are the most common gears required for you trekking adventure in Nepal. The list contains some of the basics trek gear list and accessories. The listed equipment will be useful for you for any types of treks, be it a short and easy trek or a long and strenuous trek in the Himalayas. Continue reading

Lions Club of Nepal Tourism distribute flood relief materials

This monsoon season saw heavy rainfall in south eastern nations including Nepal. There was torrential rainfall in the last couple of weeks. Many areas in Nepal saw record rainfall. The Terai belt saw the worst of it all. The people there were in need of flood relief.

Due to the heavy rainfall, there was a huge loss in life, livestock as well as property. There was erosion and landslide in many parts of the country. Security personnel from the army, armed police and the national police were deployed to help save lives. Now that the rainfall has subsided there is a big task ahead. Mainly the task is for proper rehabilitation of the survivors and general healthcare.

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Lions Club of Nepal Tourism – relief distribution

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Adjust yourself to Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS)

Acute Mountain Sickness is an altitude related effect to your body. This happens when your body cannot adapt efficiently to the high altitude. You need not to climb Mount Everest to start feeling the pain from altitude sickness. Whether it is shortness of breath, nausea, or exhaustion, this can totally mess up your trip plan. But with simple precaution you can easily avoid this and adjust yourself to the altitude to have an amazing trip.

What is Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS)

When you travel to altitude higher than 2800 meters / 9200 feet, your body takes in far less oxygen per breath than your minimum requirement which causes altitude sickness. This can happen to any one regardless of your age, gender or fitness level. You might be surprised that this happened to Sir Edmund Hillary.

Adjust to Acute Mountain Sickness
Adjusting to Acute Mountain Sickness

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Best Season for trekking in Nepal

It was after opening the arms of Nepal for foreign tourism that it saw an increase of tourists from all over the globe traveling to Nepal for their holidays. Mother nature has blessed this country with the world’s tallest mountain, Mount Everest (8,848 m). With about a third of this county a mountainous region and another third a hilly region, this offers a perfect condition for trekking and hiking.

With rugged terrain, untouched flora and fauna, unique heritage and culture this country has been able to put itself as a number one destination for trekking. It is, without any doubt, one of the best destination considering the fact for budget.

Best season for trekking in Nepal
Trekkers on the way to their destination

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Everest Base Camp Trekking Last Minute booking discount

Trekking to the Everest region is dream for every adventure fanatic. You can find different packages for your adventure trekking in this region of Nepal. If you are planning to do a trek to the Everest region then this is the right time to make a booking for your trek. August marks the last of the off-season time for trekking. Come September and you sees an influx of tourists. If you make a booking right now you will also be eligible for Last Minute booking discount. Don’t think twice, book your adventure now.

Everest Base Camp trekking Last Minute booking discount
EBC trekking Last Minute booking discount

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Three festivals all in one auspicious day

The day July 27, 2017 is a unique and auspicious day in Hindu community. It is a unique day when three different festivals fall under one day. The festivals that fell on the single auspicious day are: Nag Panchami, Janai Purnima and Rishi Panchami. This day is also observed in Kathmandu valley and whole of Nepal as well. The day is marked as a public holiday.

The festivals on this auspicious day are:

  • Nag Panchami,
  • Janai Purnima and
  • Kwati Punhi (Kwati Purnima)

Nag Panchami

Women worshiping during auspicious day of Naag Panchami
Naag Panchami. Image © Wikipedia

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Festivals of Nepal

Tucked between the superpowers China and India, Nepal is a Himalayan nation and is home to diverse culture. People celebrate different festivals in Nepal which is unique to just this country only. With its rich bio-diversity, varying landscapes and even more diverse culture of the people residing here makes this country a diverse country. Every community hold their own unique culture and tradition. These have been handed down over generations and the respective community have been following them for centuries. The communities are guided by their own set of beliefs and their festivals to celebrate. The festivals of Nepal have their own unique identity.

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Everest in 2017: Records are set to break

After around three years of turmoil in Everest, the world’s tallest mountain, the future seems quite promising and business seemed more than usual in 2016. There are lots of climbers who are ready to climb Everest in 2017. The permit extension from the seasons of 2014, which was due to an avalanche and in 2015, which was due to earthquake will allow climbers to make an attempt to peak this year on credit.

Everest in 2017
Everest from Kalapathar

The government officials are also very positive about the number of mountaineers from around the world who want to set a foot on top of the world’s highest spot. The Everest has two sides of climbing to the peak. The south side is from Nepal and north side is from Tibet. Each side has their own rules and regulations as to climbing and getting a permit. But it is mostly the south side which sees a large number of mountaineers going for the peak of Everest.

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