Have you ever thought about trekking alone? Trekking in a group is an exciting adventure. But, trekking alone can also be a completely different yet unique experience. What better way than to go solo trekking in Nepal? Nepal is a country blessed with vast natural beauty. There are no words to describe how exquisite the country is. No wonder visiting such a place will create a lifelong experience and beautiful memories.
But trekking solo comes with its own set of questions and worries. How do I trek alone? Will I be able to do it? What if I get into trouble? Will it be awkward? Is it even safe to travel alone? And so on. But there are many people who tend to trek alone. They are the ones who say that solo trekking is indeed the best form of trekking. They claim nothing can give them more relief than trekking alone.
So, let those many questions slide to the side and go pack your bags for a solo journey. After all, seeing the world on your own without worrying about a group has its own perks.
Starting your journey with Nepal can be the best option. According to many solo travellers, Nepal is best suited for beginners to start exploring early.
Best Treks in Nepal for Solo Trekkers
1. Poon Hill Trek
2. Annapurna Base Camp Trek
3. Everest Base Camp Trek
4. Langtang Valley Trek
5. Jomsom Muktinath Trek
Tips for Solo Trekkers
Trekking in Nepal will not make you uncomfortable because the people here are renowned for their kind hospitality and humble nature. The locals follow the phrase” Athithi devo bhava” meaning “Guests are God”. No matter how healthy and fit you are, you must be aware of altitude sickness. Be careful not to avoid any symptoms of this condition. Remember to carry chocolates and extra snacks which can help you deal with it. As soon as you feel uncomfortable, do not hesitate to inform the person nearest to you and ask for help. Your safety is very important. That is why always inform the nearest and a trustworthy person about your plan and the places you will be visiting. Updating the person about your location regularly can be of great help if you get in some trouble. It is always better to reach your destination before it is too dark for safety reasons.
Best Time for visit for Solo Trekkers
Visiting Nepal in every season has its own specialty. People visit Nepal round the year. Nevertheless, April is regarded as the best time for treks in Nepal. Some of the major reasons of the attraction of this time are a very favourable climate and the blooming of Rhododendrons. The prices of accommodations, food and travel tend to be higher than any other time of the year in April because of the heavy flow of the tourists. You are advised to pre-book all the facilities for safety and convenience.
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