Nepal is a safe country
to trek provided the basic rules are observed. When
with trekking agency most contingencies are handled
by agency staff. However, one could get lost or hurt
and have no one to ask for help when trekking alone.
Therefore, trekkers should either trek with agencies,
or hire reliable guides if trekking in smaller groups.
Women guides are available for women trekkers. The best
way to avoid risk while trekking is through planning
playing by the rules and realizing human limitations.
In case of misfortune, a short detailed message should
be dispatched to a reliable organization or individual
immediately for rescue operation. If communication facilities
are unavailable, normal first aid principles should
be followed till help arrives. Some of the safety rules
to abide by are:
- Do not trek alone.
- Do not make a display of wealth.
- Keep belongings secure and within
- Make arrangement for handling emergency
situations before hand.
- Register personal information and trekking
plan details with respective embassies.
- Buy travel insurance policy that covers
helicopter rescue cost, leave a copy of details with
an agency in Katmandu.
- Choose only authorized government
registered trekking agencies, guides and porters.