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

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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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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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.

Festivals of Nepal
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10 UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Nepal

The UN governing body UNESCO identified World Heritage Sites as places that belong to all the people in the world. Nepal also has few monuments inscribed on the World Heritage lists. These heritage sites are amazing man-made wonders. Some of these are over 2500 years old. Since many of these sites inside Kathmandu valley are in close proximity therefore this helps you to view them during a single day. Only three of the sites from Nepal listed in the World Heritage Sites are located outside the capital city.

The 10 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Nepal are:

1. Pashupatinath Temple

Pashupatinath Temple
Pashupatinath Temple

The Pashupatinath Temple is considered one of the holiest place for the Hindus. It is located 6 km east from Kathmandu. The structure is a two-storey building and is built in pagoda style. The site is a collection of temples, ashrams, images and inscriptions. The structures in this perimeter were raised over the centuries and lies right besides the banks of the holy Bagmati river. The temple has been on the World Heritage list since 1979.
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Top five Best Tours in Nepal

Top tours in Nepal

Beyond the towering high Himalayas, monasteries, high passes, a tour in Nepal will take you to places not shown in guide books. One can also take part in tours in Nepal.

You can travel with your group of family members or friends and enjoy food from street food to world class international cuisine. Enjoy the taste from delicious Momo (dumplings) to five star menu. You can also enjoy the locally brewed coffee in city cafe. But if you are more of an adventurous person try having coffee in one of the highest coffee shops located at Namche bazaar.

Trying to get a glimpse of the highest peak in the world in the Himalayas, visiting the world heritage sites in the hilly and the plain region, or going on a jungle safari in the Terai region; you name it, Nepal offers you many different types of adventure and tour related activities.

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Off season trekking in Nepal

Swoyambhunath Stupa
Swoyambhunath Stupa

Nepal boasts the highest mountain in the world. The climate here is also varied. The lowland Terai belt is tropical, the hills in the midlands is temperate and the highland mountains have sub-arctic and arctic conditions. One has a various trekking destinations to chose from depending upon your past walking experience as well as your fitness level. You can also go for trek in Nepal at all season, be it during peak season as well as during off season time so as to avoid the usual bustling of tourists. Off season trekking might be one of the best time to walk the route to the Himalayas.

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Why you should add Nepal to your travel Bucketlist?

Mount Everest

Nepal has always been fascinating travelers from all around the globe for years. It is popular with travelers of all categories from budget to luxury travelers you name it. There are various destinations, different adventure activities, places to travel and mode of transportation that will suit your budget. Travelers have always loved this beautiful Himalayan nation. They do keep coming back to Nepal for their holidays and adventure activities. Travelers do add Nepal as their to-go travel bucketlist.

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Best Trekking Agency in Nepal

Mountain Mart Treks (MMT) is an independent ultimate outdoor adventure trekking and Tour Agency based in Nepal. We explore the unspoiled flora, fauna and landscapes of and around the towering Himalayas – as well as the treasures of myth and legend on our Nepal tour and trek.

We will take you to the Himalayas and a local trekking guide will accompany you throughout the journey. Your guide will be a fluent English speaking person. He will familiarize you with the local surroundings. Continue reading