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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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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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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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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Ropain – Rice Planting Festival in Nepal

This year on June 29, marks the annual Ropain Festival in Nepal. This festival falls on 15th of Ashad, in Nepali calendar. This festival is celebrated to mark the start of rice planting and also seen as a good fortune for a good harvesting season.

Ropain festival
Ropain festival (image via welcomenepal.com)

This festival is one of the most important festival in the monsoon season which marks the planting of the first rice sapling. This festival is important to Farmers whose livelihood depends upon the harvest of the rice planted during early monsoon. Farmers along with their neighbors and other locals together celebrate this festival. This day is also seen as a main tourist attraction for tourists and other people new to this culture. One can also celebrate this festival along with the local people.

Activities in the Rice Planting Festival:

  • You can play with the mud with your friends, sing and dance to the local cultural tunes
  • Take part in the competitions help by the organizers
  • Help farmers organize sowing of saplings
  • The people will also teach you how to sow the rice saplings
  • Feast on Dahi-Chiura (Yougart and beaten rice) and local alcohol.

The day is also seen as Dahi-Chiura (Yougart and beaten rice) eating day. After the Ropain festival, people usually feast on Dahi and Chiura along with locally brewed alcohol. You can take a Day tour of Kathmandu city to view this rice planting festival.

Discover Nepal 2017

Discover what this beautiful country Nepal has to offer in this short video. This year come to Nepal and Discover Nepal. From tours, trekking, culture, history, arts and architecture you name it, Nepal is it all.

Nepal has been named as a must go destination for 2017 by different travel portals like Lonely Planet, Rough guides, National Geographic, CNN Travel, Travel Channel, gadventures to name a few.

Make sure you have Nepal on your travel buck list for 2017.

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Tourism trend in Nepal for the past three years

Nepal has been a hot spot for tourists from around the world for decades. There are wide range of activities for every tourists arriving in Nepal; be it group travelers, travelers with family and kids or solo traveler. Nepal never stops to fascinate any single soul. The tourism trend in Nepal has seen a steady growth in the past new years.

The number of traveler arriving in Nepal has seen a steady increase for many years. This is all thanks to different promotional activities by the Tourism Board of Nepal as well as individual tourism entrepreneurs. There had been a slight decrease of tourists in Nepal in the year 2015 due to the earthquake. But the tourism industry has bounced back and the number of tourists have already gone up in the year 2016. We expect more number of travelers coming to Nepal this year.

Tourism trend for the past three years:

2014 2015 2016
Number of tourists 790,118 538,970 753,002
Tourist Stays (in days) 12.4 13.1 13.4
Tourist Spending (per day) US $46.4 US $70.2 US $53.5
Tourist arrival (via road) 204,137 131,558 180,439
Data source: Nepal Tourism Board