Nepal Tour and Trekking FAQS:
Nepal is a home paradise filled with natural beauty, the diversity of trekking in Nepal could not be found in any other region of the world. In fact, the lowest point in Nepal is 59 m above sea level in the Terai region while the highest point is Everest, 8,848 m above sea level. From the plain lands of Terai to the high Himalayas, there is diversification and singularity in every aspect. This is what makes Nepal so unique. Due to variations in the topography and altitudes, Nepal has been famously spotted as a diverse Trekking Region for real adventure. Nepal offers normal trekking routes for short hiking which start from 2500m (Australian Camp, Ghorepani Poonhill) to above 4000m (Everest Base Camp, Annapurna Base Camp, Langtang Valley, Annapurna Circuit Trek and many more).
Trekking is an adventurous multi-day walk to a certain destination. In Nepal, trekking includes walking in the Himalayas and green hills.
Trekking requires good physical fitness. It means you should be able to walk 5-7 hours a day. If you have adverse health, it is not suitable for the altitude trek, so choose lower altitude trekking. To ensure that you can go to the high altitude, visit your doctor and get pieces of advice.
Well, there are several ways that you can follow. Tour and Trekking Nepal applies some of the easiest ways for acclimatization. Trek high sleep low is our method of trekking. Another way is to take a rest and acclimatization day and you can walk around that habituates your acclimatization level. It is the most important part. Eating foods with soup and drinking warm soups keep you warm and energized.
Sun is very direct and more powerful at high altitudes due to the cold and hot mixture. This can burn your skin and harm your eyes. So, bring sunblock cream for the skin and UV ray protection glasses.
High altitude sickness is often asked questions and it is in fact really necessary to know about this matter. Our guide applies first aid treatment, and if it is an emergency and does not have another way out of medical access, helicopter evacuation is the ultimate way. But, you need to know that it is an emergency. Otherwise, trekking down or taking a rest day can be effective.
We would like to let you know that Nepal is safe for female travellers and it is the same as the Himalayan trekking. Our field staff are experienced in how to let solo female travellers feel safe and trek with confidence.
Packings depend on the trekking you are going to do. If you are going to the alpine trekking, you need warm clothes, a windproof down jacket and other things. If you are doing lower-altitude trekking, less equipment is required. Please, see our equipment checklist.
Generally, porters carry 15-20 kg of baggage in the trekking. It can be more in altitude trekking. Avoid unnecessary types of equipment and put them in the hotel’s storage or the locker.
Tipping is not mandatory, but it is expected. It makes the lives of guides and porters easy.
We provide food and accommodation along with any transportation service on fully inclusive trips. However, if the trip is extended in your interest or due to an unavoidable situation, you need to cover the extra cost. Also, if you want to have the things not included in our cost, it is easy for you. So, bring some cash with you.
You shouldn’t pay any extra charges even though you are a solo traveller. However, the cost of solo travelling and travelling in a group certainly differ.
There are various causes of not finishing the trek. Tour and Trekking Nepal can’t refund you in this situation as it already booked the accommodation and other services. However, in some situations, the company can offer another alternative trip, but not a refund.
Trekking is an adventurous journey, so it needs insurance. But, if you are trekking at a lower altitude, below 3000 meters, you do not require it. Be sure about the altitude. Travel insurance helps you to be evacuated in an emergency and covers the medical cost.
Tea House serves the meals as well. They offer an extended menu with typical Nepali food items to continental cuisine.
Mineral water bottles can be bought in many parts of the trekking areas. You can drink water from natural resources by using a purifying tablet or liquid.
It is a whole preparation by the trekking team. There will be kitchen staff and porters along with you and they serve your meals and sleep in tents.
Trekking is for you. No matter whether you love adventurous or less adventurous treks, you will find suitable trips.
The trekking trail goes through the isolated region of the countryside. It can be the wilderness of forest and grasslands. Trekking with a guide is sharing their experience and you get the energy to trek confidently. If some emergency occurs, the guide will assist you. To communicate with the local people and experience their life, you need a translator, and a guide is needed at every moment. Trekking is always adventurous.
Everybody can go and find their suitable packages. The needed things are your interest and budget.
No age restrictions are there for trekking. Lower altitude regions are suitable for family trips. Even children and seniors can do high-altitude trekking like the Everest base camp trek. There are records that even about 70 years people are doing that. No worries about age…just be confident.
Trekking is adventurous. But there are treks with easy, moderate and adventurous trips. The difficulty level depends on the specific trips.
Previous trekking experiences are really helpful, especially trekking in the high/alpine altitude. But, it is not mandatory. Be sure that you can do it.
Of course not. The equipment depends on the trips. Higher-altitude treks require comparatively more packing and lower-altitude trekkers can pack lightly. You can find the full details about it on the equipment checklist.
Travel insurance is an important part of trekking and any other adventure activities. If you are going higher than 2700 meters, high altitude symptoms start to be seen. In the remote countryside, there are no facilitated hospitals that can care the emergency situations. Having travel insurance helps you to trek confidently and if there is required of emergency evacuation, Heli rescue is necessary. You should do insurance regarding the high altitude of your trekking destination. But if you are taking city tours or lower altitude treks, it’s okay even if you do not have insurance. If you want insurance in Nepal, we can help you.
The best time for the trekking in Nepal Himalayas is spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November). The weather gets cleared during these seasons. Besides this, Nepal has multiple regions that are suitable to travel in monsoon and winter too. Dolpo region and Upper Mustang region are suitable to trek in monsoon. Lower-altitude treks in Annapurna, Manaslu and other parts are suitable for winter trips.
Generally, yes. Trekking usually goes through the National Park or Conservation Areas. To enter, you need to show the permit. TIMS card is the identity of the trekkers, which is also compulsive. If it is not a preserved area, you do not need permits. There are some restricted parts such as Dolpo and Upper Mustang that require restricted area permits.
Generally, trekking has got 2-4 weeks of itineraries, including arrival and departure day. High-altitude treks are longer and lower-altitude treks are shorter.
You need to walk 4-6 hrs each day on the trekking. But on some particular days, you need to walk for about 10 hours. For example, on the day of crossing the Thorong La Pass, at the reaching day to Everest base camp or at Kalapatthar hiking day. You walk 5-15 kilometres each day, depending on the trail and altitude level.
Most of the trekking trails have basic lodges, which are also called tea houses. They are cosy and adaptable.
If you have to cancel the trip, you have to write to us and get the acknowledgement of the company. Then deducting the cancellation charge, the company will finalize it In Nepal: 20% of the total trip cost Outside of Nepal: 50% of the total trip cost For the trip cancellation of Tibet and Bhutan, you need to let us know a month prior. To cancel the Nepal, you have to let us know 10 days earlier
of the trip date.
Mobile phone connections are available in many parts of Nepal nowadays. Besides this, internet wifi connections are spreading throughout the country. So, communication service is easily accessible on most of the trekking routes.
Teahouse trekking is a lodge-based trekking. It is the most common form of today’s trekking that you stay in local lodges and eat there.
Comfortable boots with thick sole and warm woolen socks are necessary for the trekking. If it is alpine altitude, bring more spare socks. It is easy for you to bring slippers and change at the lodge.