Copenhagen, Denmark – Bookmundi.com conducted a survey with +80 of the largest tour operators in Nepal and concluded that the majority of operators still experience a 31-70% decrease in bookings nearly one year after the April 25th 2015 earthquake.
When tourists are coming to Nepal for trekking a very frequently asked question is – which trekking agency, or which trekking agencies, is/are the best in Nepal? Let’s help you with some insights on what to look for, and provide you with a few recommendations below.
In order to fully enjoy your trek in Nepal having the right equipment is a must. The ‘right’ equipment depends, however, on the type of trekking (teahouse or camping), time of year, general weather conditions, and the maximum altitude of the trek.
Trekking in Nepal is very rewarding and a lifetime experience. While trekking is not dangerous, safety should always be kept in mind. All trekking agencies at BookMundi will always have a pre-trek meeting where among others safety will be discussed. We still recommend, however, that you prepare yourself as much as possible and go through the below health and safety instructions – they may come in handy.
When you are visiting Kathmandu after its recent earthquake please be aware that there is still plenty of exciting things to do in Nepal’s capital. In this article we are listing the top 12 things to do in Kathmandu.
What is altitude illness?
Altitude sickness occurs due to a lack of oxygen and air pressure to meet the demands of ones body as you ascend. At sea level and below 8000 ft, there is sufficient air pressure and oxygen, however as you ascend up the mountain, pressure starts to drop and therefore oxygen levels drop also. Altitude sickness occurs when your body is unable to adapt to the changes in air pressure and oxygen levels.
Going trekking in Nepal? Don’t know where to buy the equipment, in Nepal or at home? Let’s give you our 5 cents on where to buy the equipment.
For every season below we list the average temperatures in Kathmandu which lies at an altitude of 1300 m. If wanting to calculate the potential temperatures during your trek then please note that for every 100 meters of ascend the temperature will fall 0.5 degrees.
The Great Himalaya Trail is definitely a prime contender for the world’s best trekking route. At least, it is the longest and highest trekking route in the world. Spanning several hundred kilometres of amazing Himalayan terrain, this trail stretches over the full length of Nepal.
The trail itself passes through some of the most beautiful parts of the Himalayas – winding under the highest mountain peaks in the world. The nature and culture you’ll experience during the trek are simply spectacular. The incredibly remote villages and its inhabitants will make you wonder with awe just how resilient we humans are as a species.
With its cold, fresh environment, untouched mountains and unique wildlife, Nepal offers great trekking experiences for backpackers looking for an adventure, a test of their endurance, and a chance to witness nature at its best.