Three Ways to Avoid Being Sick while Trekking in Nepal

Posted On: Nov 28, 2017

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Trekking in a more general sense is a form of outdoor adventure activity that is carried out by individuals who wish to visit a place on foot but can take more than a week to complete the over all journey. Hence, trekking is usually done in remote yet awe-inspiring places that can give trekkers a journey of their lifetime while ensuring breathtaking natural and cultural insights. And when you are talking about trekking, Nepal is not too far away from the subject matter as it is a favorite travel destination for trekkers who simply want to enrich themselves by exploring stunning sites that have the potential to take their breath away.

Himalayas are a great place to go for trekking in Nepal. Some of the world’s highest mountains including Mt. Everest, Mt. Kanchenjunga, Mt. Dhaulagiri and Mt. Annapurna are located in the Himalayan mountain range of Nepal. For this reason alone, trekkers normally don’t miss the opportunity to visit Nepal if they can. Serene trekking routes, affectionate local communities, charming villages, spectacular sunrise views and mouth watering traditional cuisines are some of the things that you can experience while trekking in Nepal. However, people can get sick due to various reasons during their trekking adventure. So, I have listed out 3 ways to avoid being sick while trekking in Nepal down below:

  • Limit Germs

It’s not something that I must inform you about but for the sake of this article, let me just re-inform you that ‘germs’ are bad for your health. They are literally everywhere even on the trekking trails of Nepal. You simply can’t be sure that germs won’t harm you even if you try your best. But what you can do is, you can alert yourself of the environment or place where you are going to be traveling by doing some extra research. And see if there are some life-threatening bacteria or fungus on the place where you plan to go. So, do keep your distance from filthy items and sites that may seem to harbor large amounts of germs.

  • Be Careful of Food & Water Contamination

Trekking tends to get exhausting sometimes. You walk for hours on a difficult terrain that might take you at high elevations where your body might tire soon relative to other places. And when you are exhausted, your body needs to refuel itself with nutrient rich foods. So, you may choose protein over others as they will help satisfy your taste buds and fill your tummy. However, that might not be the best approach while trekking Nepal. Trekkers need to stay vigilant of not only the places where they are stepping their feet in but also for also the food which they have ordered.

Risky food items which you need to stay from are:

  • Raw, peeled fruits and vegetables
  • Undercooked meats
  • Unpasteurized dairy foods such as milk
  • Boost your Immunity

Keeping your immunity levels intact at a safe level is a huge priority for anyone who is traveling to a foreign nation where they have no clue or whatsoever about the state/condition of their health & medical facilities. Likewise, trekking in Nepal requires you to maintain these principles and ethics as without proper immunity, people tend to get sick soon than others as their bodies can’t cope with the sudden change in the environment and risk becoming ill. So, for that not to happen trekkers need to get plenty of sleep and eat fermented foods that have the vital probiotics to help you boost your immunity.

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