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  1. Correct Clothes For Autumn Trekking In Nepal

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    Autumn’s post-monsoon season is a great time for exploring Nepal’s iconic trekking trails. Clear skies, big views and challenging days on foot all add up to a great adventure. Whether you’re trekking as part of a group or independently, you’ll want to be comfortable throughout the long, demanding days. With sweat dripping off as you slog up a hillside, you could be forgiven for thinking you’ll never be cold again. A few hours later, you could be wondering if you’ll ever be warm again!

    The trick is to dress in clothing that offers versatility, flexibility and comfort as needed. Sounds like a tall order, but Sub Zero has the answers and options – they won’t break the bank. Cooling baselayers that wick away sweat to leave you feeling comfortable are the answer. Worn on their own, they look smart; worn under a thermal fleece top, they do the same job and help in staying warm as the temperature drops. Gilets are a great option for quick, light, flexible warmth.

    And it drops fast when the sun dips behind the peaks. That’s when you need to pull on some more warmth, such as a down or synthetic jacket. During rest and food breaks, or if the wind gets up as you cross a pass, you can pull on an extra layer so you avoid getting chilled. All the tops are light, pack small and are carried easily in your own daypack.

    That’s important as temperatures and activity levels vary throughout the day. There’s not much point in having such clothing packed away in a duffle bag carried by a porter. You need it to hand in order to keep control of your comfort. As night falls, you’ll appreciate the layers that keep the cold at bay. Slip on a spare thermal baselayer top and leggings for the evening and wash the one you’ve been wearing. It’ll dry quickly and be ready to cope with more days on the trail. Don’t forget hat and gloves. They’re not accessories, they are essentials offering fast and flexible ways to warm up and cool down.

    Items worn on the ‘trek of a lifetime’ can earn an affection that’s quite surprising. What’s not surprising is that the technical fabrics used will earn their keep for years with durability a key factor in design.

  2. Walking Nepals Great Himalaya Trail

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    Nepal’s Great Himalaya Trail (GHT) is one of the longest and highest trekking routes in the world.

    Billed as the ultimate walk, the arduous hike over Nepal’s mighty mountain range stretches from Taplejung in the shadow of the world’s third-highest peak, Mt. Kanchenjunga, in the east to Humla in the west at the border with Tibet.

    Adventurers who complete the full grueling trek will encounter a huge variety of cultures from the mainly Buddhist Tamang people of the central Langtang region to the ancient animist practices that mix with Hinduism in the far west. GHT covers 16 districts, ranging from Dolpa that connects with the Tibetan plateau, to Darchula, which borders India. It will take experienced trekkers around five months to complete, although it can also be broken down into ten smaller sections.

    The country has 8 of the world’s 14 highest peaks over 8,000 metres, including the world’s highest, of course – Mt. Everest at 8,848 metres. The Everest region offers several trails that range from 10 day to 3 week packages. The Annapurna Circuit, Nepal’s most popular, is a 300 kilometre, 3 week trek that rises to 5,416 metres and passes through two river valleys.

    Just remember to pack your thermals!

    Detailed information on the GHT can be found at www.thegreathimalayatrail.org.

     

    Walking Nepals Great Himalaya Trail

    Nepals Great Himalaya Trail (GHT) is one of the longest and highest trekking routes in the world. Image courtesy of Adventure Travel Live

     

  3. Long Term Everest Waste Management Plan

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    The Guardian Article On Cleaning Up Waste on Mount Everest

    Nepalese government urged to install portable toilets at Everest base camp, and devise strategy to keep region clean. A Nepali environmental group is petitioning the government in Kathmandu to put portable toilets on the top of the world – Everest base camp – as part of a new management plan for the high-altitude region. The environmental group, Eco Himal, argues public toilets would make it easier to maintain a clean environment at base camp, which sees dozens of climbing expeditions a year….. For the full article please click here

     

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