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You must see Nepal at least once and Manaslu base camp trek, a fabulous travel destination. Here are some tips if you plan to tour Himalaya.

Mustang is a sacred pace for both Buddhist and Hindu people. It belongs to the Muktinath Valley in the northwestern part of Nepal and has two different parts referred popularly as Upper and Lower Mustang Valleys. Here you may found the lifestyle and culture of Sherpa people and old villages. In addition, you will be able to explore the entire kingdom of the Upper Mustang Region. Highlights the Tibetan Culture and its Landscape: Mustang region has rich Buddhist culture to allow individuals in experiencing the landscape and culture followed by the Tibetan people. Mustang Region Trekking thus takes you to a mysterious region of Nepal, especially in the upper part of the country. Chance to Visit Lo, the Old Buddhist Kingdom: Mustang Trekking gives you the opportunity to bring trekkers into the hidden world of Lo, the old Buddhist Kingdom. Being closely tie to Tibet, Lo highlights almost similar culture, as followed in Tibet culture, geography and language. In fact, isolation of the region from outer world to a highly preserve culture of Tibet and its unspoiled nature.

Train and prepare: The trek to Everest Base Camp is a stunning walk through the world famous trail to Mount Everest. It is not a technical climb; you do not need to have any previous technical climbing experience or even any altitude experience to complete the trek. However, you do need to be physically fit and have excellent strength, conditioning and endurance to be able to complete the trek and to fully enjoy the journey. If you have not trained your body to withstand the pressures of constant strain at high altitude, you will find it a very difficult task to complete the trek, risking your and other people’s safety. I would recommend that you spend at least four days a week doing some sort of intense physical exercise for approximately six to eight months prior to your starting date of your trek. Personally, I would have spent at least four days a week either walking up hill on a treadmill or walking on a stair-master (stair master is best) for one hour to two hours building up to 10 kilos (22lbs) in a backpack on my back. I have always been lucky and lived in a place where I had access to hills to train on the weekends, and I found that this was the greatest training I could get for trekking. I would spend at least one day a week out in the hills or mountains for at least a 4 hour walk and up to 7 hours in a row.

Everest region trekking area is protected under the Sagarmatha National Park. The northern part of the district (Khumbu) is encompassed in the Everest National Park, which was established to protect the fragile environment of the alpine region. Likewise the region is close to Makalu-Barun National Park in eastern part. This national park is remote and wild stretch of mountain peaks and deep densely forested valleys. To the west is the Rolwaling valley, a well-protected microcosm of cultures and ecology. The southern part of the district, Solu is much less frequented by tourist and be a very rewarding destination in its own right. Besides the Mount Everest there are other 8,000 meter peaks in the region. Lhotse, Cho Oyu and Makalu and in addition numerous other peaks lesser altitude but no less stunning. Add to this glacial lakes rhododendron forest, native flora and fauna, traditional villages and ancient Buddhist monasteries, all go to make this region a spectacular destination.

Advices : Pack a book. Trekking to base camp takes several days and it can get a little boring at times. You may only have the energy to lay in bed and read a book, so bring a good one. You can buy books in Kathmandu and at Namche Bazaar. We recommend Lonely Planet’s Trekking in the Himalayas. and National Geographic’s Everest Region Adventure Map.

The Everest Base Camp Trek Fly Back By Helicopter Trek-9 Days is a relatively shorter trip. The trek follows the primary path of the Everest Base Camp trek. It includes the incredible sunrise from Kala Patthar and a visit to the Everest Base Camp. The one aspect of the trek that makes it stand out among the rest is a luxurious helicopter ride back to Kathmandu. See more info at Trekking in Nepal – Everest base camp.

Stay Hydrated – Make sure to drink plenty of water while on the trail and always keep a full bottle as a spare. You can buy bottled water from many of the tea houses along the trail during the day. A liter of water at the start of the trek in Lukla will run you around $1 USD but by the time you reach Gorek Shep prices are closer to $4. If you want to save some money and help keep the mountain clean a better option is to bring chlorine or iodine tablets and fill your bottle from the local streams. Ask your guide to point you in the right direction. Most villages have a clearly identified water drinking water source that usually comes out of a pipe or hose along the trail.

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