Nepal Trekking Route Info
The Trekking Group
For the trekking, there will be one leader (mountain trekking guide), assistant leader, Porters 1 porter for each 2 clients. This arrangement ensures that any body in the group is sick, the trip can still go ahead as planned. We do run all different trekking/routes/region in Nepal for group of any seize. But generally it will be better to have a maximum of twelve people, as we have found this to be the optimum size for a successful trip. However, if we would like to make a group booking for more than twelve people together, We do organize that also, but pre notice or information is mandatory.
We will spend 3 nights in Kathmandu in any standard hotel. During trekking, we will spend all nights at standard tea houses. All accommodations for major all trekking routes/region will be on twin sharing basis. However, single rooms can be made available on request and by paying a single supplement USD 250 extra. However, bear in mind that there are several places that do not allow single accommodations in the trekking Region.
During our Trek we can enjoy typical Nepali food, different ethnic cuisines as well as all types of international cuisine (Tibetan, Continental, Italian, and Indian.) from pizza and Chips to apple pie. We can even enjoy hot chocolates, variety of breads, variety of drinks, and snacks. Breakfast of a day will be served from the tea house or lodge menu where we spent the night. Lunch will be served on the way to destination and dinner and breakfast will be served at the tea house where you will spend the night. A welcome dinner or a farewell dinner and breakfasts will be served during your stay in Kathmandu.
Our trekking itinerary is planned with a high degree of awareness of AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness). Going up at higher altitudes too fast causes a medical condition serious enough to result in death. The higher the altitude, the less oxygen will be in the air. For example, at an altitude above of 5000m, there is 50% less oxygen than at sea level. Therefore, our body needs many days to adapt to an environment with less oxygen. Our itineraries generally allow sufficient time to acclimatize. So, for a safe trek, it is absolutely essential to allow sufficient time for acclimatization. Sensible planning is therefore required to minimize the risk of AMS.
We do advise to our guest(s) with known heart, lungs or blood diseases to consult their doctor before traveling. Mild headaches, fever, loss of appetite or stomach disorders are symptoms of AMS.
Our itineraries are designed to try to prevent AMS as much as possible. But it is important to remember that some visitors are more vulnerable than others.
Trekking Staff Arrangements:
The most significant thing that makes your Nepal trekking/adventure act successful, enjoyable and memorable is the skilled, experienced, courteous and helpful trek leader and the crew members who have the ability of operating your days in the mountain smoothly. Your trek will be led by the best and most professional leaders. All of our trekking leaders are carefully selected on the basis of their appropriate experience, leadership skills and personal aptitude. With an objective of sustaining local communities, we do only employs local staff who have adequate knowledge about culture, ecosystem, flora, fauna, geography, and history of their local region/s. The trekking and expedition leaders have undergone the following trainings
Intensive Wilderness First Aid
Trekking Guide Training
Eco Trekking Workshop and Adventure Meet
Conservation and Biodiversity
Rock climbing, Ice Climbing and Mountaineering (for expedition leaders)
Our team is firmly committed to porter rights. We make sure that all our porters are well treated and well paid. Further, we do provide the level of shelter, clothing and footwear that these harsh environments demand. Porters who become sick are treated with the same care and attention as other team members. We have previously used helicopters at company’s expense to rescue porters from dangerous situations. And for the porter’s sake, all trekkers/members keep their luggage bag weight under 20 KG. We support the work of the International Porter Protection Group (IPPG), making our resources available to them to help improve the working conditions of the porters.
All trekking regions/routes are stunningly beautiful, but equally fragile. Future generations have just as much of a right to appreciate it as we do. Hence, the tourism industry has an obligation to protect and preserve it. Our team employs a ‘zero impact’ policy on the natural environment and the traditional communities that live at the travelled places. We enforce a number of do’s and don’ts. We also work alongside KEEP in order to maintain our environmental concerns.
Health & Experience Requirements
To do Trekking in Nepal is a moderate trek suitable for passionate walkers who have the ability to walk at least 3-6 hours a day with a light rucksack. In some days we might even need to walk for 8 to 9 hours. Walking in higher altitudes is more physically demanding than walking in the lower altitudes; however, if we are in excellent health with average physical fitness, have a positive attitude, self confidence and strong determination, we can accomplish the trek successfully. Exercising and jogging regularly for some weeks prior to the trip is good idea to enhance our strength and stability. Past hiking experience would be an asset but no technical skill is required for this trip. It is vital that you consult with your doctor before the trip. Participants with pre-existing medical conditions such as heart, lung, and blood diseases should inform us before booking the trek.
Autumn (Sept to Nov) and Spring (March to May) are the best seasons for the trekking in Nepal. The weather is sunny and warm with outstanding views. Winter (Dec to Feb) is also good for Trekking in Nepal, only issue is cold (obviously). Trekking in Summer or Monsoon (June to Aug) will be affected by rain but on those months Mustang, Nar Phu with Tilicho Pass, Dolpa, Rara, Manaslu, Tsum Valley those reasons are best because those routes are over rain shadow and there won’t be rain fall like others trekking routes in Nepal.
It is a condition of joining any of our trips that be protected against comprehensive expenses potential to incur due to medical issues or accidents (to include air ambulance, helicopter rescue, and treatment costs). Please be noted that we don’t arrange or sell insurance.
A relaxed trip is not possible without good travel insurance. In the event of any sickness or injury, the cost of emergency treatment and evacuation is shocking. Therefore, travel insurance is strongly recommended for everyone who signs up with our trekking program. We strongly recommend that you be careful while choosing a policy as some makes special exceptions for adventure travel. Before buying your insurance make sure your insurer is aware of the our adventure trekking itinerary that you are going to undertake and is agreeable to cover all activities being undertaken in the trip. Such as if you are planning trekking or climbing/expedition in Himalayas your insurance must cover emergency air ambulance/helicopter rescue including medical expenses. For a group tours in urban areas, your insurance coverage of ambulance or helicopter rescue is not mandatory, however better to have with them too. Again, in Tibet trips there is no possibility of helicopter rescue, so no need to buy the air ambulance coverage in Tibet trips. Also, check your insurance policy firmly to even include trip cancellation, as all deposits paid are non-refundable.
You need send us your copy of your insurance policy (e.g. your insurance certificate) or carry it with you while you come on the trip.