The idea of holidaying in the Everest region in luxury seems paradoxical, to say the least. After all, this remote corner of the world has always evoked memories of a strenuous trek and luxury hardly pops into your mind when thinking about a journey into the heart of the Everest region. The usual mode of travel has been staying at regular teahouses or even camping, living mostly on local food menu and utilizing the most basic of facilities to get you going through your journey. In other words, the antithesis of a modern comfort that you are used to by global standards. That is up until now!
There is no shortage of reasons for anyone to go to Nepal. From high altitude mountaineering in the Himalayas to the jungle safari on the southern flatlands, from trekking in some of the most famed trails to encountering rich cultural heritage, there is something for everyone. But importantly, before venturing into this beautiful country, you might want to familiarize yourself with some of the health and vaccination recommendations for Nepal.
No vaccination is legally required while entering or leaving Nepal. Having said that, there are a few health precautions that you might want to consider if Nepal is on your next travel list. This article will attempt to inform you about some of the possible vaccination and health requirements before travelling to Nepal. Please keep in mind that this is not a professional medical advice, but a general guideline to inform you about some of the possible health precautions that you may need to understand before the journey. To help you in identifying some potential health risks and immunization issues you may encounter while holidaying in Nepal, here we present the most common travel health issues which should be helpful for preparing your trip.
If you want to experience the panoramic wonders of the Himalayas and Everest from an aerial vantage point, there are primarily two ways to do so. The most popular option is on a plane with a group, and this will fly you parallel to the Himalayas, including Everest. The other option is a helicopter flight that will take you a lot closer to Everest, and consists of landing either at the Everest Base Camp or Kala Patthar. The Everest mountain flight, either by plane or helicopter, is especially suited to those who are short on time and for people who do not want the rigors of trekking due to fitness considerations or otherwise. Here we compare the Everest flight versus Everest heli tour based on several factors, and in the process we will give you a brief overview of what it’s like to fly near Everest on plane or helicopter.
So you are short on time, but want to experience all the goodness that Everest and surrounding areas have to offer? You are not in your best shape but want to get a feel for what it is like to take a short trek in the famed Khumbu region in Nepal? Well, it’s your lucky day, for this trip might just be for you. The Everest Heli Tour comprises of a scenic trek for a couple of days, followed by a chopper ride providing you with a bird’s eye view of Everest Base Camp, Kala Patthar, and Gokyo Lakes, all within a duration of about a week or so!
So you are excited about your teahouse trekking in Nepal? No doubt it’s a wonderful idea you will have a treat of a lifetime! Although the feeling of novelty and excitement is there, you are still a bit concerned about your dietary expectations found in these mountain lodges high up in the Himalayas, perhaps you are little worried about the food. Needless to say, but the importance of a well-balanced diet cannot be overemphasized during your trip. Well, here’s an overview on a typical Nepalese teahouse menu, and if you are on a camping trip this will serve as a handy guide likewise.
First, what is a “teahouse trekking”?
This one simply involves going from one teahouse to another during your entire trek for your food and accommodation needs. In the past, it was originally meant as a place where trekkers were provided with basic refreshments like tea (of course), local food and accommodation (mostly on the floor) at a minimal cost or even free. Times have changed and the concept of this style of trekking these days takes a different meaning. Nowadays teahouses basically mean small hotels established along the trekking routes that provide room and board at a nominal price. Most of these establishments are family-owned and home-cooked meals are served, which is an excellent way to experience the daily lifestyle of the local people in rural Nepal. One advantage of such a mode of trekking as opposed to camping is that you don’t have to carry your own camping gears like tents and other amenities, and bringing your own food.
Wondering about the most popular climbing peaks in Nepal? Thinking about the right peak to scale among a myriad of choices that suits your taste and experience? Well, look no further, for this list is specifically designed to answer your curiosity and help you pick out the peak you are looking for. Even if you will just be trekking in the Nepalese Himalayas, this article will still be a useful read as most of the peaks mentioned below fall in the vicinity of the trekking routes that you will be traversing in your Nepal trip.
Also known as “trekking peaks”, as classified by Nepal Mountaineering Association, climbing peaks generally fall between 5,000m to 7,000m altitude range. As the name implies, these peaks can be attempted as part of a normal trekking trip, leading up to the intended summit. To scale the peak, a separate permit is required along with associated permit fee. Although most of these peaks are non-technical from mountaineering point of view, you are mostly expected to be rather fit, and of course with a keen sense of adventure for high altitude. Below we present ten of the most popular of those peaks of Nepal.