I will be going to Nepal June/July (yes, it’s monsoon season) to trek and travel. Some questions that I have:
1) What are some of the better ways/products to repel mosquitos? I am always the first to get bit and the one with the most bites at the end of a trip. I will be taking Malarone for precautionary measures.
2) Would it be smart to convert $US to NPR before leaving the US or is it better to convert at the aiport in KTM? Advantages/disadvantages?
3) Trekking to Gosaikund can reach 4-5k meters. Would you suggest taking measures to acclimatize or taking Diamox (Acute Mountain Sickness medication)?
4) Are there any areas that are typically inaccessible during the monsoon (washed out roads, trails, etc.)?