A safe trek is a fun trek. So, before leaving for the trek anywhere, the first important thing to consider is to acquire as much local information. Information regarding weather, trails, political situation of the destination, services catered throughout the trails and trek highlights among others should determine trekker’s decision whether to undertake the trek or not. In addition, for our trek safety it is important to review the itinerary carefully. Picking up the trek that does not suit your preference, walking ability and time might end up with disappointing holiday, where you lose significant amount of money, time and effort. Next important thing trekker need to do before heading out for the trek is to pass the complete details of the trekking destination to a relative or the nearest kin or friends.
Trekking alone has so many pros, but sometimes undertaking a solo trek can be the decision trekkers might regret on. Nepal is a safe destination for the solo trekker in terms of safety issues other than altitude mountain sickness, which eventually is the biggest life threatening aspect during high altitude trek in Nepal. Making attempts to have someone in the group or joining the fixed departure group heading for the same trek can be wise idea. At the least accompanying the guides from reputed trek operators can be the best option if you prefer trekking as a lone guest. Trekking with some company helps you to get emergency rescue and every other necessary help required during the trek in Nepal
Before selecting a company from the pool of trekking companies in Nepal or abroad, do some thorough research. Make sure that the company you want to trek with is a reputed company and has a credible name in the industry. Individual treks are never safe and most of the causalities that happen during the trek are with trekkers trekking alone. Get help of a travel company to ensure your trek safety.
To be able to trek in Nepal, it is mandatory to have a travel insurance policy. Your policy should cover all your medical expenses, helicopter evacuation and trip cancellations. Talk to your insurer for extra guidance regarding the policy. Additionally, talk to your travel company to seek their help regarding choosing the right policy. Our website has a list of insurance companies our clients generally work with.
Once you are in Kathmandu, you can get all the necessary gears for the trek. Outlets in Thamel that sell and rent you trekking gears at affordable price are plenty. It is even better if you already have the gears. Your travel agent should be able to help you do the necessary preparation for the trek. Make a checklist of things required and make sure to get every item to ensure a safe trek.
During the Trek
For your safety during trek, you have to take care of some small things. If you are trekking in high altitudes, it is advisable that you abstain from alcohol and tobacco. Nicotine patch can be helpful for smokers who cannot quit smoking. Using sleeping tablets during your trip is not advisable for safe trek.
You could be inviting accidents if you swim in Nepalese rivers. The rivers in Nepal are dangerous and quite unpredictable to worsen the matter. If you are not a good swimmer, do not try swimming. In addition, even if you are good at swimming, it is better to resist your temptation to swim. Nepal has various extreme sports opportunities. We suggest you to not to take part in those activities during trek. If you have to, indulge in those activities after the trek.
Safe Trek with Advanced Adventures
At Advanced Adventures, we place high priority in making every trek a safe trek. Even before you come to Nepal, we assist you with everything you require. We work with experienced people whom we can trust. We constantly keep in touch with our clients during their entire trek duration and stay alert and ready to arrange instant help in case of emergencies. Our years of experience taught us proper ways of ensuring that our treks are safe and enjoyable. With Advanced Adventures, your trip is not just safe but memorably enjoyable.
Many trekkers insist in going out on the trek alone neglecting the risk quotient. Some trekkers do trek activities against the will of their guides and other trekking staff. Please note that those trekkers are taking the risks at their own cost. They will be the ones responsible for any accident and risk caused due to those activities. Advanced Adventures neither permits nor suggests doing so to any trekkers.
What do we do to ensure trek safety?
During your trek, your guide and other trek staff are the ones who will be in your proximity in case of emergencies. It is thus important that they get basic medical assistance training. Advanced Adventures recognizes the importance of having the trekking staff properly educated about ways of providing necessary primary medical assistance. We do the following to ensure that our trekking staffs are well equipped to deliver safe trek.
First Aid Trainings: Our trekking staffs are not only equipped with necessary first aid kits, they are also skilled at using them. You can trust our team in case of minor injuries and accidents. We provide them with proper trainings in regular intervals to ensure that their first aid knowledge and skills remain contemporary.
AMS Symptoms Identification: Altitude sickness is a major concern among trekkers who wish to trek to Nepal. In that the trails of Nepal mostly take you at much higher altitudes, Altitude Mountain Sickness can be common. It is important to identify the symptoms of AMS as early as possible to ensure you remain healthy. Our guides and staffs are experienced enough to identify those symptoms at an early phase.
Altitude Safety Training: Altitude Safety Training is all about learning ways of adapting at higher altitudes. We provide such training to your staff and so they are always in a position to suggest and assist you acclimatize with the altitude.
CPR Course: After identifying the need for it, plans are on line to provide basic CPR course to our guides.
Overall, we make sure that we follow all the trek safety instructions formulated by NTB, TAAN and NMA.
Tourist Police Nepal: http://www.nepalpolice.gov.np/tourist-police.html
Crisis and Emergency Help: http://welcomenepal.com/promotional/for-emergency/