Trekking in Nepal | Adventure Altitude Treks & Expedition

FAQs

Question: What is trekking?

Ans: Trekking or long-distance multi day hiking is an adventure activity preferrably done on mountainous regions. But today the term has more inclusive meaning including multi-day hike to other types of terains and iteneraries of all levels. People trek often to submerge them in a completely new location and culture, to admire the vast landscape and admire the nature. The spirit of trekking is all about setting up your bivoauc at dusk, taking time to gaze stars, learn different culture,taste different authentic and local cuisine ,explore the wilderness. In general trekking provides you a lot of oppurtunity to explore the rich cultural and natural diversity on earth.

Question: When is the best time to go trekking? 

Ans: No matter where you trek, the main important factor to make your trekking memorable is weather. For best moment and view, it is always recommended to trek during the clear days. Rain and snowfall , clouds, fog, etc block the magnifient view and scenes. So it is best if you see the weather forecast before you start trekking. In Nepal, the best time considered for trekking is from Mid-september to mid-November and Mid-March to Mid- May when there is minimum to no rain and snowfall. The days will be clear, the nights will be full of starry scene. 

Question: What sort of clothing should I bring with me?

Ans: Depending on your trekking trail, you can have a different sets of trekking gear. Varying from simple tanktops and summer athletic clothings to cold winter apparel. Basic sets includes proper trekking boots, sweat shirts and pants, socks, innerwear, underwear, sports wear, thermo-coat, down jacket, jumper , long-sleeveed t-shirts, gloves , wind-proof jacket, rain-coat, blacava, mittens, polarized sun-glasses, etc. Some places may require normal crampons.

Question: Where can I get more information and maps? 

Ans: Most of the information about the trekking route and destinations can be fopund online these days with detailed iteneraries. But if you want a first hand information, feel free to contact us. We are available to provide you support 24/7 . Kindly contact us if you need more information. We will provide you a detailed map and a customised itinerary that suits you best. 

Question: Is it okay to trek alone?

Ans: Why not ?? Some people prefers to trek alone away from crowd. But it entirely depends on your trekking route. In Nepal, most of the trekking route  through the middle of National parks and conservation area. So there may be a chance to encounter with predator animals like snow leopard, wolf. It is always to have aknowledgeabl;e person/guide who can help you avoid such circumstances. Except some trekking routes like Annapurna and Everest Base Camp, the trails on the other mountain areas are not marked well that may create a chance of you getting lost . Also most of the trekking activities in Nepal includes high altitude hiking, where there is always a risk of Altitude Sickness. Bein alone in that tough time migh be very challenging, so have best guide. And don't you worry, we have been providing professionals for years to help you make your trip memorable and safe. 

Question: Should I hire a porter and/or a guide?

Ans: We highly recommend you to hire professionally trained guides and porters during your trek if you want to really explore and understand the place fully. Trekking alone in the vast wilderness of varied landscapes is dangerous as there is possibility of getting lost or encounter a predator. Also this helps local people to generate income for their livlihood. Why not hire if it helps someone to feed their family well. 

Question: How should I dress during a trek?

Ans: Depending on your trekking route, the wearables may vary. Since most of the trekking in Nepal is done in the mountainous area, one can easily guess what to take and what to wear. The clothes you wear should be lightweight, comfortable. Jeans and heavy clothes are not recommended as they hamper your physical ability. They should be useful to protect you from scorching sun . Boots must have enough grip with ankle support and UV protection sunglasses are recommended. 

Question: What else should I bring along in a trek?

Ans: If you hire a porter you can carry all your belongings like enough clothes, extra gears , laptops, camera and drone accessories etc. But if you don't want to hire a porter, you can choose what to put. We recommend 12-20 kg per person if you dont want to slow up your pace.

Question: Any health precautions that I need to consider during my trek?

Ans: The only serious concern about your health in HImalayan region is the Altitude Sickness. Since most of the trekking destination in this Himalayan kingdom lies at an altitude of 3500 m to 5500 m altitude, one can have a serious problem with altitude sickness. But there's no need to worry. With us as your agency, we can make your itenerary so that you can avoid such sickness.  Medicical pills with acetazolamide compounds are recommended. Enough resting point and acclimatization day are ensured so that your body can work up with the low temperaure and less oxygen. Other medical aomplications include diarrhoea, indigestions, food poisoniong, allergies etc. We, at Adventure Altitude Treks and Expeditions, fully take responsibility of our clients as long as they act under terms and conditions which means eat, sleep, drink in places recommended by our company. 

Question: What do I do in case of an emergency?

Ans: Our guides are trained with basic first aid training. Since trekking routes are mostly remote areas with less facilities, getting health service during risky medical conditions are rare. No motorable roads are available. So if there is any serious medical emergency, we can help you charter a helicopter. In case of Altitude sickness, we recommend you to stop your ascending and start descending immideatly top lower altitude. This helps in most cases. For other normal illness, normal medicines will work. 

Question: If I need to see a doctor, where can I do so? 

Ans: There are a lot of modern hospitals with modern facilities and well trained doctors. But we recommend Norvic , Grandee, Teaching Hospital if you are in Kathmandu. Outside Kathmandu you can find many Government hospitals providing decent health services.

Question: Do I need travel insurance?

Yes. Travel Insurance is a must if you want to get visa

Question: I want to go on a trek, when and where can I do so?

Ans: To assist you with your trek, we are here. You can simply ask us via e-mail or viber or whatsapp whatever is convienient for you and we will prepare an itinerary for you.

Question: Where is Nepal?

Ans: The HImalayan kingdom of Nepal lies in between the two Asian Economic giants , India and China. 

Question: What is Nepal known for?

Ans:There are lots of things Nepal is known for. Culturaly and natrurally Nepal is well-know in the world because of its diverse structure. From high temperature lowland to low-temperature barren mountains, one can travel this distance within short time. The natural diversity among flora and fauna, the historically and culturally rich people. the home of the most exotic and endangered species like One-horned Rhino, Royal Bengal tiger , snow leopard etc, the local inhabitants with 125 spoaken languages, 123 culture each completely different from one another, 14 UNESCO's world heritage sites, the home of 8 mountains rising above 8000 m including Mount Everest, birth place of Lord Buddha, the Great Gurkhas and many more. 

Question:Can I get a Nepal visa on arrival?

Answer: Yes . Once you land in Tribhuwan International Airport with valid passport, you can directly head to desk of migration officers desk and apply for visa.

Question: Is the country politically safe and stable?

Ans: Nepal has never been this safe for foreigners as today. You can roam around city alone for hours during night. Travel alone and enjoy the best hospitable gesture of the world. Anyone is willing to helkp you if you just ask. They will even cook food for you, provide you a place to sleep for free. Nepali are known for their best hospitality. You are always welcomed with warm greetings and smile wherever you go. 

Question: How long will we walk on an average day's trekking?

Ans: The average walk per day during your terk will be mostly 5-6 hours per day with some exceptions where you will have to trek for 7-8 hours. 

Question: Who will be our guide?

Ans: All of the guides we have are professionally trained personnel with more than 10 years of experience in this sector. We always stick with our ethics of local first so guides and porters we provide are mostly loca inhabitants of your treking destinations who have adequate knowleges of the place. They can communicate in English and some are trained to speak different languages.

Question: What kind of weather can we expect during the trekking?

Ans: Nepal's weather offers two best season to trek in the Himalayas. Mid-september to Mid-November and Mid-March to Mid-May. The sky is clear. minimal to no rain and snowfall, clear visibility etc. 

Question: What type of insurance should I need to have before coming to Nepal? can I get insurance there?

Ans: The only insurance detail you need to provide before coming to Nepal is your travel insurance and the insurance should be done from your country of origin. We also recommend you to do medical insurance jus in case if you need complicated medical services.

Question: What equipment do you provide? What should I bring myself?

Ans: We provide sleeping bag, tents , trekking pole and duffle bag. You can use your own gears if you want to . Other than that you need to have your own set. However you may not need to carry all those equipments and gears from your country as you can buy it in Nepal. There are lots of shops that sells trekking gears and equipments of decent quality. 

Question: What does grading (Easy, moderate, difficult, strenuous) mean?

Ans: Grading defines the difficulty of the trekking route. Grading od routes are done on the basis of trekking days, altitude, availability of basic facilities along the route, conditions of trails and weather etc. 

Question: Electricity in Nepal?

Ans: Except in higher altitude, hydro-electricity are available all over Nepal for free. In upper regions, people use solar panels and some places have small scale hydro-electric power projects

Question: How do I book the package tour and trek to Nepal?

Ans: If you want to book a trip or trek , just e-mail us . You can connect to us through viber and whatsApp as well. 

Question: Will I be able to deal with the high altitude?

Ans: Yes, anyone can deal with high altitude with some basic preperation before ascending. Here, at our company, we can prepare the best itinerary suitable for you putting enough acclimatization stops along the route . However mild-headcahe and commm=on is common in these areas.

Question: Pre-trip meeting(orientation)

Ans: One day prior to commencing out trek, we provide you an orientation program where we will provide basic information about the trip, do's and dont's , tips to physical and mental fitness, basic health tips including Altitude sickness.

Question: About Everest trekking?

Ans: We have different packages for Everest Base Camp Trek. If you need more information about EBC trek please follow :

https://adventurealtitudetreks.com/regions/everest-region-treks