5 Tips for solo traveler in Nepal

by Suraj KC | Sep 04, 2018
5 Tips for solo traveler in Nepal

Solo travelling is always challenging and adventurous side by side. Solo travelling always need preparations and adequate requirements. The traveler should be well acquainted with some basic tips which are very prerequisite to start a slow. As Nepal is full of diversities in terms of culture and natural heritages, Doing Solo at least need these basic tips to be known for making it to happen successfully.

1. Do not trek alone:

There have been numerous disappearances of solo trekkers in recent years. Always hire a guide or trek with other people. There are online forums where travelers can look for fellow-trekkers. This applies to everyone but especially women that are travelling single – they seem to more vulnerable. Always communicate your travel plans to your next of kin. Use the daylight hours to get a good sense of your surroundings, scouting dinner restaurants and finding easy routes back to your accommodation so you’re not trying to navigate dark streets at night. In Nepal you’ll find your days are packed with so much awe-inspiring excitement that curling up in the evening with your diary or a good book is not much of a sacrifice.

2. Carry your own food as far as possible:

Assuming you are traveling by bus or microbus, your meals will be in eateries where the driver decides to stop. These places seldom offer good food. It’s best to carry your own food. There will be amazing food sometimes in places you never imagined could serve a proper meal, but there are a dozen of bowel-shattering meals on Nepal’s highway for every such golden meal. Nepal has many restaurants and food stores anywhere but still the foods migtnot be good and hygienic anyway. There might not be proper clean foods anywhere, very few spots will be fit for meals and snacks, so its always better to keep dry foods, packet items, Dry nuts and Fruits too.

3. Learn the Cultural customs and practices:

Travellers are often criticised for poor judgement when it comes to respecting local customs and norms when travelling, particularly in more conservative regions of South Asia. Nepal is a deeply spiritual country, where religious devotion weaves through many aspects of daily life. With over 80% of Nepalese noted as Hindu and nearly 10% Buddhist, dressing modestly and knowing what’s acceptable when visiting religious sites is very important. Travelling solo, you may feel a sharper pang of guilt if you unknowingly cause offense. Ask a local for advice relevant to the region of Nepal you are in, and understand widespread rules, like not putting your feet on chairs or tables, refraining from showing affection in public, and covering skin when visiting religious sites.

4. Dress up fine:

Nepal is a significant traditionalist nation which particularly remains constant in religious and country territories. Nepalese won’t state on the off chance that you can or can’t destroy something of regard for the traveler. Being comfort with what you are wearing can be a significant factor to make you way good or bad ahead! So be ready of it!

5. Get out of your comfort zone:

Communication and social interactions play out differently in all corners of the globe, which requires travellers to adopt a hefty amount of open-mindedness and even tolerance. In Nepal this can transpire through the exchange of personal details and invitations, with travellers often chuckling over the frequency of requests for their postal address and invites into strangers’ homes. Such solicitations are quite customary and usually done in good nature, and are rarely cause for concern. Just be frank, friendly and lil bit enthusiastic about people, places, destinations and things around you for remaining energized.


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