Trekking in the Nepal Himalayas St George & Sutherland Community College

Trekking in the Nepal Himalayas

The Nepalese government now mandates that all trekkers are accompanied by an accredited guide. This course is geared towards people that prefer to travel in a small flexible group of family and/or friends (or even solo), rather than being part of a larger tour group where you may not know anyone else and the itinerary is fairly rigid. This course is aimed at anyone from ages 10 to 80, that has reasonable fitness and a sense of adventure.

We explore what you need to plan for a journey to wonderful Nepal Himalayas. You get valuable information on pre-trek preparation, fitness levels and gear requirements. You will also find out interesting things about the Nepalese peoples, culture and customs. We will discuss arrival in Kathmandu, accommodation choices, the various trekking regions and how to select a trek and trekking company that meets your personal situation. Learn about the typical day-to-day facets of trekking (both lodge and camping), including what food you can expect to be eating.

Importantly, we will discuss the potential effects of altitude, how to recognize them, should you choose to trek above 3000m, and how to minimise the risk of getting sick. This course is geared towards trekking rather than mountaineering, but we will touch on various ‘trekking peaks’ that can be incorporated into a trek. Happy to answer all questions.

Course Outline:

  • All aspects of the course are covered in a single session.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Required fitness level.
  • Gear requirements.
  • Trek selection.
  • Pre-trek training.
  • Awareness of altitude effects.
  • What to expect on a trek.
  • Other things to do in Nepal.

What to bring:

  • Pen and paper for taking notes.

About the Tutor:

"I have been trekking and climbing in the Nepal Himalaya for over 25 years. I have made 22 trips to Nepal in that time, covering the majority of the trekking regions. While the energy of my youth is now gone, I still return to trek annually as I love being amongst the mountains and I love the Nepalese people. I also run a micro charity that operates a small health post in a rural village and provides resource support to a Tibetan settlement school.' Bernard

Other Information:

  • To ensure resources are ready for you at the start of your course, we ask you ideally enrol at least one week before the course commences.
  • All courses need a minimum number of students to run ("we try our hardest to get those") . If your course does not have enough students it will be cancelled before the commencement and you will be informed.
$59 Limited inc GST / $56.10
Trekking in the Nepal Himalayas

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