How safe is trekking in Nepal without a guide?
Trekking along peak climbing and rafting are some of the exciting activities that you takes you to another level of adventure in Nepal. And you must have been traveling, hiking or trekking independently. It sounds great and surely lightens your pocket but there is certain percent of risks involved in it. I am not trying to scare you but you also must be aware that there is huge difference in trekking in French Alps and trekking in Nepal’s Himalayas trails. The decision of traveling with guide or not also varies with the destination and the level of difficulty involved.
In context to Nepal, you can travel independently around the main cultural Kathmandu city, Bhaktapur, Patan areas along beautiful Pokhara valley and explore the traditional cum natural richness in these places. But while trekking around foot hills of Nepal Himalayas especially at high altitudes around Everest base camp, Annapurna circuit, Langtang region, I would prefer you to go through governmentally recognized professional trekking company rather than going solo or with friends. The professional guides and porters will not only explain about the history, mystery of local places along carrying a bagpack, they will also have better knowledge about your fitness levels, acclimatizing tips, nearby health centers and good local connections for booking accommodation, restaurants etc. Actually you will be getting more than what you paid for. I mean the security and safety while trekking at remote Himalayan areas. You must be aware that many trekkers are gone missing in these areas. They explain the dos and don’ts and make sure you are 100% safe.
While choosing a reliable trekking company in Nepal you must be aware of few simple things that can save not only your money but your life too. You will definitely inquire Mr. google first. There are many trekking companies, guides and individual scammers declaring themselves as the best. Researching in tripadvisor, lonely planet helps you to filter. Also every legal Nepalese trekking company is listed in TAAN website. Trekking company arranges all transportation, meals, permits and entrance fees while trekking. Get help and advice from the previous travelers. That would also definitely help you.
Therefore, while trekking in Nepal I recommend you to book your adventure holidays through reliable and professional trekking company. Icicles adventure treks is a brand new company run by the professionals with decades of experience in related field. Why not book your next trip with us and create a wonderful holiday adventure in Himalayas.