7 Things to Know Before Travelling to Nepal

Guidebooks and blogs are full of useful information, but nothing beats the first-hand advice of someone who has been somewhere and made mistakes and inaccurate assumptions. Here are seven things to know before travelling to Nepal from someone who’s been there, done that, and learned from the experience.

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Trekking in the Everest Region of Nepal

The Solukhumbu District of eastern Nepal is where Mount Everest sits – or, half of it, as the mountain is actually right on the border between Nepal and Tibet. It’s comprised of two regions: Solu, at lower altitudes, and Khumbu, at higher altitudes. The Khumbu Valley is where many of the popular treks in the region pass through. Solukhumbu is also home to the Sagarmatha National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site.

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A Perfect Circle | Trekking the Annapurna Region

The Annapurna region is the second-most popular trekking region in Nepal. It lies to the north of Pokhara, so is very accessible by car or bus.   The Annapurna Conservation Area is Nepal’s largest protected area, and many treks around the Annapurna Himalaya fall within it. It’s a large area that includes parts of the Manang, Mustang, Kaski, Myagdi, and Lamjung Districts. A major advantage of trekking in the Annapurnas is that many treks here don’t require back-tracking. That is, on the fifteen-day Everest Base Camp trek, the final days are spent retracing your steps back down to Lukla....

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