Trekking in Nepal is not for the faint of heart. You need to be well prepared. Find out which apps can make your adventure a lot less of a challenge.
Planet Earth offers us some pretty impressive places to visit and enjoy. Exploring the world can take you far and wide, especially if you are a trekker. Compared to hiking, trekking is a more adventurous undertaking, requiring great strength, endurance, and perseverance. Nepal is any trekker's heaven. The Everest region is just a small part of the offer. Annapurna, Poonhill, and Langtang are all worth a try, along with a number of other, lesser-known trails. So, if you decide to take on this challenge, the first thing you'll need is a map - preferably one that works well enough offline. Most trekking trails don't have the best signal coverage due to their remote nature. Plan well ahead.
Yet, a good GPS map is only a part of the story. The next step is to decide how you want to take your journey. Do you intend to hire a professional or will you be self-guided? If the latter is to be the case, you will have to take a few measures of precaution, but also equip yourself with a virtual guide. It's one of the most useful apps you can download, allowing you to point your phone camera at a random peak and learn all about it. The more you know, the easier your great adventure may become.
In order to achieve the best results, there is another factor to consider - namely the weather. This will be particularly important if you plan on a longer stay in the mountains. Everyone who has gone on a trekking adventure knows how volatile nature can be. Nepal is no exception to the rule. Getting caught up in a storm can easily grind your journey to a halt - regardless of whether you're climbing Everest or taking an easier route. The best thing you can do is consider the time of year and always have a reliable weather app close by.
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