Anybody can simply define the question ‘why guide is needed in the trek?’
When you are beyond of the luxury life even for a short time your safety and health should be your number one concern.
A guided trip offers a greater sense of security with somebody on the ground who has experience in a whole range of scenarios. Fortunately, English is widely spoke across Nepal, but let’s imagine your internal flight was cancelled at a pivotal point in your trip – organizing and booking travel takes time, local knowledge and money. In the situation local guide help who have experience in dealing with last minute changes, emergencies and pretty much any other issue that may arise.
If we talk about the health, A good guide always is well equipped. They have PHEC qualifications (Pre-hospital Emergency care) and they carry first aid kits, but we still recommend that clients consult with their doctor before to travelling to Nepal to ensure they have prescriptions for Diamox and any other antibiotics for potential travelers’ diarrhea and chest infections.
Keeping our clients safe from all those kind of hassles we always choose outstanding guides to lead the groups. Not only that, we want to make sure that your trip is as care-free as possible, so letting your guides know as much as possible about your health will place them in the best position to ensure you have a safe, healthy adventure of a lifetime. Groups can be bigger in some trek but your concerns and thoughts are all heard, and we aim to please. These trips are a great way to interact with the locals as our trek activities include a local guide. We believe this gives an opportunity to get to know the Nepalese people and culture. It also allows you to meet some great friends whilst sharing life-changing experiences
Here are few safety tips which may be helpful on preparing for a trek in Nepal and keeping safe on the trails. Not only could it save your life, but it can also help prevent your family and friends being worried.
You may easily go missing all your confidence and excitement if you don’t take precautions. A little bit of preparation can save your life.
1. Research about the place, weather, best time and other basic issues of your trek before you go.
2. Don’t rush your trek because most of rushing trek will result in accident and altitude sickness.
3. Tell everyone where you are going.
4. Get insurance for trekking.
5. Don’t go alone.
6. Tell your family and friends, where you are going.
7. Tell your hotel, where you are going.
8. Don’t kill yourself trying to save money.
9. Email your passport, emergency contact detail and insurance copy to your travel agent.
10. While you are in trekking always remember it is not a race, it is a trekking.
11. Don’t leave your guide.
12. Leave the ego at home.
13. Return back if you don’t feel well.
14. Stay hydrated.
15. Don’t wander off too far.
There are no “rules” for preventing it, as it happens somewhat at random, I have the following advice that might help you.
1) Drink at least 4 liters of water a day. Try to stick to a rule of 2 liters before lunch and 2ltr after before you go to bed. which will work wonderfully.
2) Go slow. Slow walking will help us get used to the altitude substantially. There is no point blasting up the trail because once you get to the lodge you’re not doing anything the rest of the day most of the time. Pace yourself, be sure to get in before the sun goes behind the mountain, and enjoy the scenery.
The second your heart rate rises from too much exertion, stop and recover.
3) Acclimatization days are important, get use to with that elevation first before you go higher elevation. Go higher and sleep lower on acclimatization day, same time you will be enjoying your day with beautiful views.
4) Diamox. There are some who believe Diamox only masks the symptoms of altitude sickness, while others who argue that it helps.
I can’t promise you that this will make sure you do not get AMS, but I can say it certainly doesn’t hurt.
Owning to its requesting topographical area and climatic variety, the household flights in Nepal are generally inclined to flight postponements and cancelation. As the Tribhuwan International Airport in Nepal doesn’t have the innovation of Instrumental Landing System, the antagonistic climate conditions like overwhelming precipitation, thick haze, solid winds, and so forth may prompt to flight postponements and wiping out. Additionally, the geography of Nepal is troublesome, accordingly it is protected not to remove the flight in those unfavorable climate conditions.
As you can know from the best trekking season area in our site, harvest time season (November-September) is the most favored trekking season when the climate is dry, clear and stable. Right now of year, flight deferrals and cancelation is exceptionally uncommon. For different seasons, climate can’t be ensured. Rainstorm season (June-August) is very inclined to flight deferrals and cancelation. The solid winds, rain and inconsistent mists make the view indistinct. Likewise, in winter season, flights may get wiped out because of thick haze.
In this manner, in the event that you are flying out to Nepal, it is prescribed to allot maybe a couple days for extra on the off chance that your flight gets scratched off and you are in shy of booked time. In different cases, street transportation can be an alternative. Be that as it may, in the event of flight to Lukla, you may need to change your whole calendar on the off chance that you are in shy of time as there is no other alternative owning to its emotional area.