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Top 5 Major Steps To Trekking Independently In Nepal

First of all, if you are thinking about trekking independently in Nepal, then know that this is going to be the most beautiful adventure of your life. There are two reasons that this is true. First is that trekking itself is a great adventure, and on top of that, you are heading to Nepal, so yes, you should expect some real-time thrill and fun. 


Speaking of trekking, most people opt for some travel agency or some travel company to plan their trek to Nepal, but guess what? You can do that yourself too, and you don’t even need to pay all that extra money to any agent or any company. Yes, you read that right!


Whether you want to go to the Everest Base Camp Trek or some other trek of your choice, stick with us till the end because today we are going to jot down some of the most important steps to trekking independently in Nepal. 


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Trekking Independently in Nepal How to Do It


Decide Where And When To Trek 


When it comes to trekking in Nepal, you are going to have endless options, and we mean it when we say “endless”. However, if you want to trek independently, then there are three treks that are going to be very easy for you. Langtang National Park, Sagarmatha (Everest) National Park and Annapurna Conservation Area.


There’s going to be a lodge on these treks right after every one hour, so you don’t even need to take any trekking gear with you. You can even opt for the Annapurna Base Camp Trek as it’s the best. 


Packing for Your Trekking Adventure


The second step is to pack your trekking gear and stick to the basics just. Don’t overburden yourself because if you really want to enjoy the trek, you wouldn’t like the idea of carrying tons of weight on your shoulders. Just pack the basic stuff like warm clothes if it’s winter and summer clothes if it’s hot outside.


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Also, don’t forget your sleeping bag if you are going on a trek that will last for more than a day. 


Arranging Your Permits


You have to pay the National Park fees, and you also have to arrange permits. If you want the process to be quick and hassle-free then we’ll suggest you go to the ACAP office in Pokhara and get things done any afternoon. Don’t forget to get your Trekkers Information Management System card or TIMS as it’s important and is used to track the hikers.


As far as the cost is concerned, well, it’s just $25 so you can afford it easily without any hassle. 


Book The Transport 


If you are going alone, you’ll have to take care of the transport to and from the trails, and this is where you need to get a little organized. If you are having any issues with it, then it’s better to talk to a travel agent or some travel company as these people have direct contacts with the hotels and the trail managers. 


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Read About AMS 


Before you set out and go trekking independently in Nepal, you’ll want to understand what AMS is. AMS stands for acute mountain sickness, and before you leave for trekking, make sure to read about this condition as you should know about its signs and symptoms, and you should also know how to handle the situation if you fall victim to it. 


In Closing


These are the major steps to trekking independently in Nepal. As you can see, there’s no difficult step involved in this process, and you can manage it on your own without the need or support of any agency and any company. Now without waiting any further, plan your trek following these steps and let us know how it went once you are back from Nepal. 

Christa Thompson

Christa Thompson is the Founder and Chief Editor of The Fairytale Traveler. She started traveling the world in 2003 when she attended a summer abroad study at the University of Cambridge in England. Since then, her wanderlust has been fierce. Her three passions in life are her son, traveling, and being creative. The Fairytale Traveler brand gives Christa the opportunity to do all of these things and to live intentionally every day. "It's never too late to believe in what you love and to pursue your dreams." -Christa Thompson

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