What is trekking?
Trekking is an activity in which people take multi-day hiking trips through rural, often rugged territory. Encyclopedia describes, trekking is a form of walking, undertaken with the specific purpose of exploring and enjoying the scenery. It usually takes place on trails in areas of relatively unspoiled wildernesses.
- Can I trek or is trekking for me?
No special degree of fitness is required and that there is no age barrier. However, in the areas over 3000m altitude, extra care should be taken. So any one, with strong legs and the spirit for adventure to explore the exotic will enjoy the thrills of trekking in the hills of Nepal. Normally, for weary trekkers we have a list of short, easy and exotic treks and for the experienced trekkers we offer a longer trek with lots of excitement and adventure.We encourage all men and women, families, students and professionals around the world to enjoy the enchanting trekking in Nepal. You can join us as an individual team member or with your own group. We commit to arrange a best trekking that delight you in the Nepal Himalayas.If you can have fun walking for 3-6 hours up and down hills to Nepal, pack your luggage and join us for an exhilarating and unforgettable journey. All the necessary things for your trekking will be arranged by us. What you can do is to enjoy the beautiful scenery and magnificent view of Nepal Himalayas.
- Best time to trek in Nepal
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.
- Do I need a guide?
No matter how experienced and fit you are in outdoor adventures. It is important to have an orientation to a new area. Hiring a porter and/or a guide can add greatly to your trek experience in Nepal, especially if this is your first time, and if you are traveling on less frequented trails. A qualified guide is a minimum safety requirement and can also enhance your enjoyment and understanding of the region as they double as companion and interpreter. If you decide to hire a porter and/or a guide, remember that you are their employer and thus should take full responsibility. Tourist can also learn the lifestyle, culture, tradition, history, and nature of the country from our experienced guides. Besides that our guides also assist our guests on the issues like first aid, Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS), emergency, rescue methods etc.
Am I too old to do the trekking in Nepal?
We don’t think so you are too old, recently we have arranged the trek for 76 years old man he did it very easily with taking 2 days more time. There are many trekkers who are older 60s walking much better than your trekkers. And remember the oldest lady to climb Everest was 73 when she did it. And the oldest men to climbed Everest were 76 years old from Nepal.
- What about security during trekking?
Security of our clients is the foremost important for us. All our guides and other support crew are carefully chosen for your trips. Our guides hold licenses issued by the Nepal Government. They are very honest and reliable. But we would also advise you to take care of your own personal belongings.
- Types of Trekking
You can go the trekking in the Himalayas of Nepal in a different way from easy trekking to challenging one where you can stay in a locally designed simple Tea House via Tea House Trek and in Camping Trek, Our experienced staff created a Tent. Tea House Trek – is a trek during which at the end of each trekking day you stay for overnight in Tea Houses. Tea House is the combination of guest house, restaurant, and social hang out.
- What is the best time for trekking?
Since Nepal is a country of diversification with its geography and climate, a nature lover can always make it his destination of trekking year round. Normally four seasons are considered in Nepal, each of which has its own particular attraction to offer. Best time for trekking is autumn (October-November) and spring (end of February-April). Short treks and some Tea Houses treks can be done during the winter season as well.
- Facilities during the trekking, Can I charge my Gadgets?
Most of the Trekking areas like Annapurna, Everest, Langtang, Dhaulagiri, Mustang, and Manaslu, has an electricity facility. you can charge batteries along the trek (US$2-3 per hour) most of the guest houses have electricity facilities.There are telephones facilities in many villages along the popular trekking routes from which you can make international calls in major cities of Nepal and yes you can use your Cell Phones too.
- A day in the trekking .How many miles and hour do we walk per day?
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.here is no any rule on how many miles you walk per day. It depends on your physical fitness and interest. Normally, we trek about 5 to 7 hours per day. We are likely to walk 9 km to 18 km per day. However, it depends on altitude and condition of the way. Be sure that all of our Treks are designed on the principle of working 5 to 7 hours per day.
- How Should I dress during the trek?
The clothing you bring has to be suitable for both the warmth of the days and the chill of the nights. While trekking during the day at lower altitudes, lightweight trekking trousers and T-shirts are recommended. It’s always a good idea to carry a waterproof jacket and some warmer clothing with you as mountain weather is notoriously unpredictable.
What type of shoes should I buy?
Good comfortable trekking shoes is the most important for the trek, for shorter trek tennis shoes or snickers is ok while longer treks requites the good boots have good ankle support, plenty of tow room for long descents, a bit like timberlands, they are a bit heavier, but most importantly you want to get those that wrap the angle, this prevents you from twisting your ankles on uneven grounds. Good lightweight trekking boots or light all leather boots are perfect. Proper fit is a must for boots and must be lightly worn before use it for trekking.
What if I get sick while on trek?
It depends on nature of sickness. Normally if you get sick you will descend to lower altitude with help of support staff and have rest. But if the case is critical we will arrange emergency helicopter evacuation service for this you need to have ( travel insurance). Our guide will take immediate action according to the situation. Altitude sickness can affect everyone while trekking including young and healthy people and is a genuine concern in Khumbu. If you feel dizzy, suffer palpitations or severe headaches, return immediately to a lower altitude. Do not take altitude sickness lightly. It can be fatal!
These are the questions we are often asked and we hope that you will find the answers useful. We are often asked the above questions and we hope that you will find the answers useful. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any further questions or just want to have a chat about the trek.
Trekking Planning Check List
Traveling to Nepal is very easy compared to other countries; you can obtain a visa upon arrival at Airport and can start your tour and treks next day of your arrival. Trekking trip to Nepal involves slightly more planning preparations. Plan your trekking early, Inebriation flight booking and inoculations need attention several months before departure especially if you are flying in on Nepal peak trekking seasons September/October. November and March, April, May.
Here we present you some important points of the checklist to be considered before starting off your trek –
- Make all the possible and necessary inquiries with the trekking agency before booking of the flight.
- Book your trek and the flight of the arrival.
- Check your health and make sure of your physical health condition consulting with the doctor.
- Before coming here purchase your travel insurance from the reliable company.
- Check the needed clothing and equipment for your travel and trekking in Nepal.
- You can get Nepal visa prior to arrival at the Nepalese Embassy.
- Bring official papers like valid passport, 3 extra passport photographs (for trekking permits), travel insurance, airline tickets, and luggage tags.
- Bring all your credit cards and necessary other payment cards.
- Inform your relatives and friends where you are going for and kinds of uncertainties.