One of the thrilling and exciting adventures you can explore in Nepal is Rock Climbing. For this adventure, you need both physical and mental fitness. That’s why one that often tests a climber’s endurance balance, the mental capability of controlling and strength. Climbers also need to have knowledge about techniques and equipment for climbing. All the climbing instructors will be there for you to guide for the safe completion of the routes. It also differentiates as per the height and weight of the climber.
There are five main rock-climbing sites in and around Kathmandu. For the beginners and intermediated Nagarjun forest site is the best one. It is situated in 3km north-west from Kathmandu. Next is the Hattiban Rock Climbing site where you can enjoy climbing in the sunlight as the site faces to the south. It has 10 routes for climbing. Thame Rock Climbing site is the next most alluring site situated in eastern Nepal in the Khumbu region, 3800m above from the sea level. The natural rock there is 200m tall with adventurous structure and 17 climbing routes.
Likewise, Balaju Rock Climbing is the next site inside Kathmandu with 21 routes for climbing. And the next is Bimal Nagar Rock Climbing site on the way to Pokhara, 140km away from Kathmandu. There you can climb the 60m rock. So, if you are an adventure activist, you must not miss climbing these breath-taking rocks of the Himalayan country Nepal.
If you can walk 5 miles a day and are in good aerobic shape (with a doctor’s approval), you can do fine and make it. The actual trekking is on mostly level ground with a few sections of steep hillsides – up and down. You should not carry more than a light day pack with a jacket, water and snacks. However, it is the altitude that creates the main issues. That said, the better shape you are in, the more you will enjoy the overall experience.
There’s no specific training needed if you are reasonably fit. If you are completely sedentary, then yes some cardiovascular training would be recommended. Stair climbing or hill walking will get most people ready. Remember you’ll be walking up and down rough paths for 8-12 days. You’ll be at altitude too which will make things much harder. Having a good level of fitness will help you enjoy your trek more and always remember, it’s not a race!
October, November and December is Nepal’s peak season and it is the best time to go trekking.
February, March and April is the end of the dry season and it is the second best time of the year to go trekking.
November, December, January and February, the sky is clear, but it can be very cold in the mountain. May to June is Nepal’s hot season and it can get very warm indeed. June to September is the monsoon season and the least popular time to go trekking in Nepal.
01: Large backpack/rucksack:
02: Day pack or day rucksack:
03: Sleeping bag:
04: Down jacket:
05: Trekking/Hiking shoes
06: Fleece jacket
07:Drinking water bottle-Aluminum
08: Sun glass
09: Wool hat and Sun cap
11: Walking Poole
12: Torch or head lamp
It depends on your route, but EBC trek usually takes about 15 days. We suggest you not to go on a rush trek primarily due to the altitude. You will be landed in Lukla at (9,250 feet) and go to EBC at (17,500 f.). If you go too fast or rush your itinerary, you might get altitude sickness which is harmful.
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