Trekking in Nepal from Experienced Travel Companyby Ecoholidays Nepal Eco holidays Nepal
If you're heading on holiday to Nepal, and you plan to trek the Annapurnas or visit Everest Base Camp, you need to know about responsible and safe trekking in Nepal. Here's a nearby guide about accountable trekking during your Nepal trip.
If you need to do some laundry then don't soap up and rinse your clothes in a stream or river as it is very likely to be a drinking supply for villagers and animals too. Use a bucket or bowl and then dispose of the dirty water away from the fresh water source. There is a government scheme set up in the Annapurna region that supplies purified water to trekkers at some of the stops on the popular Annapurna circuit trek. Take benefit of this scheme during your Nepal vacation.
Take some matches with you to burn any toilet paper or tissues that you may use rather than litter the trail while you're trekking in Nepal. Or, even restored, learn to wash with a slight water as local people do in its place of wipe! Some people undertaking longer Nepal treks carry a small, light-weight trowel to bury their 'doings' and away from any water sources.
The golden rule is to never trek alone as you are putting yourself unnecessarily in a vulnerable position. If you have a reliable guide and porter accompanying you then you have someone to watch your pack if you need to nip into the bushes, you have someone to go for help if you are wounded or sick and a distance away from the next trek stop. Someone who knows the terrain will also prevent you from taking a wrong turn and getting lost.
When you hire a guide or porter locally and privately, you have effectively become their employer for the duration of your Trekking in Nepal. Porters can carry extraordinary loads, but it is irresponsible to overload them with unnecessary luggage when you can travel light and carry a few of your essentials in your own day pack. If your porter or guide becomes unwell or gets injured then you are responsible, as their employer, and need to help them and make sure they are taken to safety.
It is always best and much safer to be prepared with the right assistance, gear and planning and to offer employment to the guides and porters who depend on tourism to earn a living. Have a look in one of the reputable Everest base camp trek for a more comprehensive list of what to consider packing for your Nepal trip.
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