Kathmandu, the capital and largest city in Nepal, is like no other city in the world. The decaying buildings in the heart of the city are a contrast to the lively atmosphere that permeates the streets. The smell of incense wafts from the stores while street sellers push their wares, and people go about their daily lives, all against a backdrop of historic temples and carved statues. For several hundred years, Kathmandu was one of three rival royal cities, along with Bhaktapur and Patan. Situated in close proximity to each other, today these three almost run together. The highlight of Kathmandu has long been Durbar Square, the largest of the palace squares in the three royal cities and an UNESCO World Heritage Site. Temples and monuments of varying shapes, sizes, styles, and faiths can be found here.
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Train and prepare: The trek to Everest Base Camp is a stunning walk through the world famous trail to Mount Everest. It is not a technical climb; you do not need to have any previous technical climbing experience or even any altitude experience to complete the trek. However, you do need to be physically fit and have excellent strength, conditioning and endurance to be able to complete the trek and to fully enjoy the journey. If you have not trained your body to withstand the pressures of constant strain at high altitude, you will find it a very difficult task to complete the trek, risking your and other people’s safety. I would recommend that you spend at least four days a week doing some sort of intense physical exercise for approximately six to eight months prior to your starting date of your trek. Personally, I would have spent at least four days a week either walking up hill on a treadmill or walking on a stair-master (stair master is best) for one hour to two hours building up to 10 kilos (22lbs) in a backpack on my back. I have always been lucky and lived in a place where I had access to hills to train on the weekends, and I found that this was the greatest training I could get for trekking. I would spend at least one day a week out in the hills or mountains for at least a 4 hour walk and up to 7 hours in a row. Read more on Sightseeing tour in Nepal.
Advices : Bring cash USD and Rupees. There are no ATMs in Lukla or Namche Bazaar. Exchange rates are also very dismal so bring rupees with you at least $200 worth.
Avoid the Sun – Taking care of your eyes and skin is important. Sunburns happen much quicker at high elevations so make sure to apply sunscreen a few times a day and wear a hat. Sunglasses are a must have and if you wear prescription glasses it’s good to have a pair of prescription sunglasses or at least clip-ons. If you have an extra day in Kathmandu before the trek you can buy prescription sunglasses for around $25 which is quite a good deal.
The trekking company was founded over a decade ago, and has been wowing clients ever since. The company is owned by Babu Karki, a travel enthusiast with over 20 years of experience in trekking the mountainous country of Nepal. With a team of 16 professional guides and 20 trekking porters, Babu and his team help you delve in the awe-inspiring scenery and epic treks through the mighty Himalayas, picturesque valleys, and blooming rhododendron forests. Experience the best of snow-capped mountain views and local culture, cuisine, lifestyle, and all that contributes to Nepal’s unique identity. More info on https://www.adventuregreathimalaya.com/.