What To Expect On An Independent And A Guided Trek To Nepal?

Posted by aasraecotreks on May 24th, 2018

Nepal is one of the most loved trekking destinations in the world. There are innumerable trekkers that visit Nepal; this also means that it is the easiest place to be explored independently. Anyone can trek here, even if they have never hiked before. In case, you find it to be a problem, there are good maps and guidebooks available in various bookstores, which work as a great help for the trekkers. It is impossible to get lost in the most popular routes, as it is easy to navigate through them using the route help.

You do not have to worry about taking rest while trekking; there are tea houses, lodges, etc. placed in frequent spaces. Also, known as tea house trekking, in a tea-house or a lodge you get to sleep and eat during a trek. You will be offered proper bedding and food so that you can take proper rest whenever you want to and continue walking whenever you feel you have enough energy. You can find places in the lodges to eat and take rest so that you do not have to continue trekking on an empty stomach or tired body. If you find it difficult to cover the trekking highway, you can take the minor trails in these regions. You can explore Best Trekking Destination In Nepal without having to hire a guide. If you love trekking so much, a guide isn’t a necessity; you will be able to find your paths yourself. Also, you will meet up with fellow trekkers over a cup of tea and can have a pleasant conversation with them.

Although you can plan your Tours and treks in Nepal without a guide, there are pros of both guided and independent trips. Find them listed below.

Pros of a guided trek:

  1. They handle all your pre-trip details, which includes permits, fees and other similar expenses.
  2. All the transportation is arranged to reach different location points on a trip.
  3. When you hire a Tour Operator In Nepal, you do not have to worry about the details while hiking says lodging, fooding, schedule, route, security, support in case of emergency situation etc.
  4. They provide you with local information on culture, food, religion, local legends, flora and fauna.
  5. A guide will keep you under assistance, thus, keeping you safe at high altitude.
  6. Your interaction with local's is made easier with guide acting as translator for you.

These trips are more organized as the operators arrange for everything. You do not have to search for the accommodation, travel options etc. You get to decide on the quality of rooms and food items, but you do not have to worry about their arrangements. The experience can be enriching when you have to take less effort on an arrangement and you can give more time to exploring.

Pros of an independent trek:

  1. You have the freedom to hike on your own schedule.
  2. It can be much less expensive.
  3. You can have a more interactive experience with the locals.
  4. You can enjoy alone on your trail, avoiding any type of group dynamics.
  5. You get to decide with more choices on your stay and eating options.
  6. You can abort the trek anytime you want.

Independent treks are definitely more fun, but they bring more of responsibility too. The details have to be taken care of such as navigation, route finding, campsites, transportation, permit issuance, at times even cooked food and in worst case scenario in case of emergency situation you may struggle to get help for your safety. One benefit is that you can decide for yourself to walk fast or slow and capture the stills of nature whenever you want to.

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