Secrets to a Successful Backpacking Trip to Nepal
Any travel adventurer would just love to go to Nepal, even if it’s just by backpacking and appreciating the gorgeous landscapes and varied snow-capped mountains. This country is not only famous because of the world’s highest mountain, Mt. Everest, but it proudly houses eight of the world’s highest peaks including Mt. Everest, Kanchenjunga, Lhotse, Makalu, Cho oyu, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu and Annapurna.
Nepal’s breathtaking mountain peaks are not the only remarkable treasures that this country has to offer. Its vast cultural heritage and gracious warmth of the people is enough to captivate backpackers and mountaineers. So if you are eager enough to go on this incredible journey, you must gather useful information in order to learn more about the country. Backpacking Nepal may not be that easy; however with just the right information, you will not only learn to love the country but enjoy a worriless journey as well.
The first step to a successful backpacking adventure is to know which month or season you will be spending your trip in Nepal. There are generally four seasons prevalent in this part of the country such as winter, summer, autumn and spring. The best season; however, is during summer since the air is clear and the climate is warm and comfortable.
In case, you plan on traveling to Nepal during winter, you will witness its magnificent snow-covered mountains near the Kathmandu valley and other regions in the Himalayas. It is during this season that you expect the weather to be chilly and even freezing, so it is encouraged to bring enough clothes that will keep you warm during your stay.
Once you have decided when you will be traveling, your next decision will be to know exactly which city or region you are planning to visit after you have reached the country. Nepal is proud of its vast tourist destinations that backpackers look forward to visiting. You also have to think about the time constraints. You need to get the most out of your journey to Nepal in order to make your entire trip memorable.
The most visited and famous city in Nepal is of course, its own capital city, Kathmandu. It is well celebrated as the country’s biggest cosmopolitan city and is home to varied indigenous groups, namely the Newars. In this city, you will witness vast Hindu and Buddhist pilgrims visiting famous religious attractions of the city. Of course, Kathmandu is not the only city you can visit in Nepal. There are quite a few tourist attractions you can visit but your budget can be another factor that can hinder you from visiting other places.
So the fourth step is to determine what budget you can set aside for your trip. Most cities in Nepal including Kathmandu do not really require a lot of money. You only need a budget around $30 to $100 for you to survive. During winter, you might want to get a more comfortable and warmer place to stay which may cost $70 to $80.
The fifth and last step is to decide whether you need a travel agency in Nepal to get you to places you need to go. This option may cost more considering that you would have to pay additional expense for professional assistance and services during your trip. However, the advantage of getting a reliable and professional agency is the convenience and ease you experience. Especially when everything is taken cared of in your trip. This can be a wonderful backpacking alternative when you are traveling to Nepal.