Trekking is not the climbing trip it is a form of walking. Trekking often refers to multi-day hiking trips through rural, often rugged territory.
Trekking requires lots of willpower, tolerance of harsh conditions and reasonable fitness, good health and physical condition. It is vital that participants with pre-existing medical problems or conditions make these known to the time of booking. But trekking is not the climbing trip so no needs any technical experience.
There is no particular age limit for trekking in Nepal Himalaya at all. Anyone with outdoor attitude and passion for walking are fit for trekking. But, you are expected to have good physical fitness, positive attitude and endurance. Having said that additional requirements depend on the type and nature of treks you choose.
Nepal is, undoubtedly, a naturally beautiful country that enjoys pleasant weather round the year. We have main two seasons for trekking. The best months are September, October & November during the Autumn season and March, April & May during the spring season are consider as the best seasons for attempting trekking, although we do have departures during some other months as well because we would like to offer some opportunities for some people who can not make their holidays during Spring and Autumn. The best months has been defined due to their nature of best visibility and best weather condition other then.
The government of Nepal no longer requires a trekking permit for Everest, Annapurna, Langtang, and some other regions; however, conservation permit or National park permits are required for these regions. There are few restricted trekking areas in Nepal, where trekking permits are required. Trekking permit is a special permission given to you by the Nepalese government to visit the restricted areas.
You can get Nepal visa easily on arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport Kathmandu. Only US$25.00 will be charge for 15 days visa. The tourist visa shall be granted for a period in maximum of 150 days in a visa year (Visa years means January to December).
The duration of the trek depends on interests where you want to go. Generally, your trek can range from 6-7 days to month time or longer periods if you wish. Even the same trek can be done in a different duration for different trekkers depending on their wishes and interests on the route.
In Tea House trek you will served a variety of local foods including such items as Tibetan fried bread, soups, momo’s (steamed dumplings), daal- bhat (lentils and rice), tarkari (steamed, fried, or curried vegetables), potatoes (prepared in dozens of ways), pastas and even a version of pizza. Meats are rarely eaten although you may have canned tuna or sardines and the occasional yak stew. Breakfasts typically consist of eggs (prepared in many ways), hot porridge, muesli, toast, peanut butter and honey.
In the Tea House trekking arrangement overnight halts with dinner and breakfast will be in Tea-Houses (Lodges) and lunches in local Restaurants en-route. We will provide you hygienic food prepared by our cook on the camping trek arrangements. Most of the cooks in the local teahouses are not well trained but enough experienced. If the group required our well trained cooks with the crew even on the lodge trek we are more delighted to take with an additional cost.
In the trekking areas most lodges serve boiled and filtered water, which is generally safe, we suggest a drop of iodine for safe water. Make sure your water is boiled or treated with iodine. Iodine is 100% effective in killing water-borne bacteria. We strongly recommend however that you bring your own filter water bottle so that you will have convenient access to clean water at all times. And it will be possible to buy the bottle water also on the way.
Most of the trekking areas in Everest we get electricity. You can charge your camera batteries.
Like most other countries in the South-Asian regions, Nepal too has a 230-volt, 50-hertz cycle power supply. The home power supply is 230 volt across Nepal. All the local electrical equipments are meant to run on 230 volt, 50 hertz supply. There are two basic problems that are faced by visitors from countries that have 110-volt power supply. The first is the adaptability of the equipment and the second is socket structure. In the normal course, the 110-volt appliances won’t run on the 230-volt power supply in Nepal. You will have to buy an adapter to run these equipments. These adapters are readily available in every other electric shop in Nepal. Buy a good one and avoid the locally made products. The one by Sony and Philips are your best bet. The second problem is related to the electric supply sockets. Almost all the North and South American countries manufacture electric equipments that have flat-pin plugs against the cylindrical one used in the equipments manufactured by the commonwealth countries. To fix this problem you have, cheap and readily available, socket adaptors. These adaptors have two different sockets on its back that make it easy for the people to use the flat-pin equipments.
There are telephones in many villages along the popular trekking routes from where you can make international calls.
While you traveling Himalayan country this is most essential to know what to bring with you and what are the essential clothing and equipments during the travel. For evening/night/morning use clothes, Sun Hat, casual warm cloth for day use, some pairs of good quality shocks. Apart from above please bring- slippers, suntan-lotions and trekkers personal medication. Regarding personal equipment you need to bring with you a pair of well broken trek Boot, sleeping bag, down-Jacket, pullovers, neck scarves, etc.
That depends on the type of trek. Shorter treks at low altitudes can be done in running shoes while longer, more demanding treks at high altitudes require sturdy trekking or hiking boots. It is best to buy shoes and boots before arriving in Nepal, and to break them in before arriving for your trek.
Our itinerary specially tailored considering with a high degree of minimization of AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness). Normally, altitude sickness starts from 3,500 meters/11800 feet and there is no problem below this standard. During your trip this is a best solution go slowly with body acclimatization. Consider in the higher altitude there is less oxygen in the air. Suppose, crossing high passes more than 5,000 meters/ 16,400 feet, there is 50% less oxygen than at sea level. Your body needs many days to acclimatization during the travel in high Himalaya.
Altitude illness, AMS is a very unpredictable condition, but all of our guides are very experienced with the symptoms and treatment of AMS. Every time our guides are ready to help you. We do, however, strongly advise people with known heart, lungs or blood diseases to consult their doctor before trekking.
Can I get there? Check your insurance whether you have both medical and evacuation insurance. You should be careful in choosing a policy, however, as some make special exceptions for adventure travel. If you need that just for the trip tell us we help you. That mean you can get here as well. But it is better to arrange your insurance in your country before to travel.
Our guides are trained in first aid and can deal with most of the basic ailments that can occur during a trek. If an emergency occurs, professional help from a rescue organization will be needed. That is why every client should have their own emergency rescue and health insurance arranged before coming to Nepal.
Check your insurance whether you have both medical and evacuation insurance. You should be careful in choosing a policy, however, as some make special exceptions for adventure travel. If you need that just for the trip tell us we help you. That mean you can get here as well. But it is better to arrange your insurance in your country before to travel.
We ensure all safety and security for individual woman travelers while with us, we are more responsible for these kinds of issues. So we have trained our guide’s staffs, the way our clients want. We provide our clients personal room during the trekking.
Nepali believes that “guests are God” so no need to worry about the safety matter. Although you will be careful about it and always consult with your guide.
Nepal has modern banking facilities and some international banks even have offices in Kathmandu. Almost all foreign currencies along with credit cards such as American Express, Visa, and Master card are accepted in Nepal. In Nepal we have also ATM facilities.
The trekking and expedition industry in Nepal is built on the back of hard working local porters. It is their tireless efforts carrying supplies, equipment and baggage that make journeying to these remote areas possible.
This will depend on your spending habits. However our trip dossiers will give you an idea of how to budget for additional meals, and extra expenses in your trip.
Trekking in Mountain means, you must be in good health and physical condition. Most days have four to five hours of walking, but some days are up to seven hours.
The amount of money you bring on a trek depends on you. You may also want to buy additional food or souvenirs, beverages. We recommend having about US $15/day for these possible expenses.