The Trek Of Your Life The Trek Of Your Life
Sydney Frymire & Associates
Travel Tips
Dear Adventurers,

Our trip to Nepal is just a couple of weeks away. Several of you have asked me for some travel tips to make the trip to Nepal as comfortable as possible. Here are some tips and thoughts on the trip.

Life in Nepal is much slower than ours. It helps to think of this trip as helping you slow down and let go of all the things on your mind in your day-to-day life. The following suggestions are a combination of what I have learned from my experience and body workers I've worked with through the years. First are the practical suggestions and then the suggestions to help with jet lag.

Travel suggestions:
  • Carry your passport, copies of all your travel documents (flight and hotel information) and a couple of pens somewhere safe. Make sure these items are easy to reach at all times.
  • Bring two extra photo copies of your passport as we need them for passes to regions where we will be hiking.
  • Wear your hiking boots.
  • Carry your camera, medicines, snacks, ipods and entertainment in your backpack. In other words, anything that is essential and hard to replace in Nepal.
  • Bring lots to read especially newspapers and magazines that can be thrown away en route.

Comfort Suggestions:
  • Stay hydrated. Drink at least 8-10 glasses of water a day. This will help with your overall comfort on the entire trip as well as hiking. On the plane, I ask for two glasses of water every time they offer it.
  • Refrain from alcohol, coffee and sodas which can be dehydrating.
  • Take emergen-c regularly while traveling. Anything to boost your immune system and gives you extra minerals is a plus. Extra Lysine is used often. My nutritionist has a product called herbal-imu $16/bottle. He recommends taking 4 doses before and after a trip to help with jet lag. He also recommends 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda in a quart of water for help with altitude adjustment.
  • On the flight, make sure to get up and walk around every two or three hours.