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Water is a vital necessity when trekking in Nepal . Bottled water is easily available at many locations, but it’s also expensive in high altitudes. While you can buy purified water from lodges, it’s best to bring your own water purification device. Though it’s possible to buy boiled water, it might not taste very good. Hence, bring water purification tablets with you to avoid this. Alternatively, you can buy water purification tablets in the major cities.

If you’re planning on doing your own trekking, you need to register with a TAAN registered trekking agency. These agencies are located in Kathmandu and Pokhara and organize group treks. The trekkers have porters to carry trekking gears, food, fuel, and other essential goods. For camping treks, a cook will prepare meals. The trekkers usually carry small daytime bags. Tents will be provided for sleeping, dining, and washing.

Make sure you have your own trekking gear and a notepad for keeping track of how much you spent on each meal. Most innkeepers expect their customers to order in advance, so you need to coordinate with your fellow trekkers. You’ll also need to buy permits for Sagarmatha National Park. These permits must be obtained in Kathmandu. Once you’ve obtained a permit, you’ll need to find a way to pay. Getting a permit from the National Park is the first step to hiking in Nepal.

In the Dolpo region, you can trek through the mythical Dolpo. This area is renowned for its beautiful mountains and valleys. The Dolpo trek takes you to the Tarap valley, Phoksundo lake, and other stunning landscapes. The valley bottoms are typically inhabited by caste Hindus and have a high percentage of Tibetan and Chinese immigrants. A Nepali guide can help you plan the trek accordingly.

While the country is generally safe, Nepal is still a foreign country, and basic safety precautions should never be overlooked. While the country is peaceful, crime, robbery, and rape are all possibilities. Remember to keep your valuables safe. And don’t be afraid to ask for help from the locals if you are unsure of something. However, if you’re unable to find help, there’s always the option to turn back.

A warm jacket is another essential item for your trekking kit. Many trekkers opt for down jackets, as they are exceptionally warm and can be easily packed into a small pack when not in use. Down jackets are cheap and widely available in Nepal. The KEEP association is an organization that runs a clothing bank for trekking porters. They also have a list of items you should pack in order to ensure your safety. A good quality jacket, gloves, and thermals are essential.

Another good option for trekking in Nepal is to visit Ghandruk, the land of the Gurungs. Ghandruk is an ornate village in the Annapurna region. This trek allows you to experience life as a Nepali Gurung. Moreover, you can visit the ancient Gurung museum and learn about the Gurung culture. You can also enjoy close views of Machhapuchhre, Manaslu, and the Annapurna range while trekking in Ghandruk.
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