Question: What is trekking?
Ans: Trekking or long-distance multi-day hiking is an adventure activity preferably done in mountainous regions. But today the term has a more inclusive meaning including multi-day hikes to other types of terrains and itineraries of all levels. People trek often to submerge themselves in a completely new location and culture, to admire the vast landscape, and admire nature. The spirit of trekking is all about setting up your bivouac at dusk, taking time to gaze at stars, learn about different cultures, taste different authentic and local cuisine, and explore the wilderness. In general, trekking provides you with a lot of opportunities 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 the weather. For the best moment and view, it is always recommended to trek on clear days. Rain and snowfall, clouds, fog, etc block the magnificent 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 the starry scene.
Question: What sort of clothing should I bring with me?
Ans: Depending on your trekking trail, you can have a different set of trekking gear. Varying from simple tanktops and summer athletic clothing to cold winter apparel. Basic sets include proper trekking boots, sweatshirts, and pants, socks, innerwear, underwear, sportswear, thermo-coat, down jacket, jumper, long-sleeved t-shirts, gloves, wind-proof jacket, rain-coat, balaclava, mittens, polarized sunglasses, 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 found online these days with detailed itineraries. But if you want first-hand information, feel free to contact us. We are available to support you 24/7. Kindly contact us if you need more information. We will provide you with a detailed map and a customized itinerary that suits you best.
Question: Is it okay to trek alone?
Ans: Why not ?? Some people prefer to trek alone and away from the crowd. But it entirely depends on your trekking route. In Nepal, most of the trekking routes through the middle of National parks and conservation areas. So there may be a chance to encounter with predator animals like snow leopard and wolf. It is always to have a knowledgeable;e person/guide who can help you avoid such circumstances. Except for some trekking routes like Annapurna and Everest Base Camp, the trails on the other mountain areas are not marked well which may create a chance of you getting lost. Also, most of the trekking activities in Nepal include high-altitude hiking, where there is always a risk of Altitude Sickness. Being alone in that tough time might be very challenging, so have the 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 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 the possibility of getting lost or encountering a predator. Also, this helps local people to generate income for their livelihood. 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, and comfortable. Jeans and heavy clothes are not recommended as they hamper your physical ability. They should be useful to protect you from the scorching sun. Boots must have enough grip with ankle support and UV protection sunglasses are recommended.
Question: What else should I bring along on a trek?
Ans: If you hire a porter you can carry all your belongings like enough clothes, extra gear, 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 don't 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 the Himalayan region is 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 itinerary so that you can avoid such sickness. Medical pills with acetazolamide compounds are recommended. Enough resting points and acclimatization days are ensured so that your body can work up with the low temperature and less oxygen. Other medical complications include diarrhea, indigestion, food poisoning, allergies, etc. We, at Adventure Altitude Treks and Expeditions, fully take responsibility for our clients as long as they act under terms and conditions which means eating, sleeping, and drinking 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 fewer facilities, getting health services during risky medical conditions is 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 stop your ascending and start descending immediately to a lower altitude. This helps in most cases. For other normal illnesses, 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, and 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 a 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 convenient 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. Culturally and naturally Nepal is well-known in the world because of its diverse structure. From high-temperature lowland to low-temperature barren mountains, one can travel this distance within a 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 the One-horned Rhino, Royal Bengal tiger, snow leopard, etc, the local inhabitants with 125 spoken languages, 123 cultures each completely different from one another, 14 UNESCO world heritage sites, the home of 8 mountains rising above 8000 m including Mount Everest, the birthplace of Lord Buddha, the Great Gurkhas and many more.
Question: Can I get a Nepal visa on arrival?
Answer: Yes. Once you land at Tribhuwan International Airport with a valid passport, you can directly head to the desk of migration officer's desk and apply for the visa.
Question: Is the country politically safe and stable?
Ans: Nepal has never been this safe for foreigners as today. You can roam around the city alone for hours at night. Travel alone and enjoy the best hospitable gesture in the world. Anyone is willing to help you if you just ask. They will even cook food for you, and provide you with a place to sleep for free. Nepali are known for their best hospitality. You are always welcomed with warm greetings and smiles wherever you go.
Question: How long will we walk on an average day trekking?
Ans: The average walk per day during your trek 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 local inhabitants of your trekking destinations who have adequate knowledge 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 the two best seasons 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 do medical insurance just in case you need complicated medical services.
Question: What equipment do you provide? What should I bring myself?
Ans: We provide sleeping bags, tents, trekking poles, and duffle bags. You can use your gears if you want to. Other than that you need to have your own set. However, you may not need to carry all those equipment and gear from your country as you can buy them in Nepal. There are lots of shops that sell trekking gear and equipment of decent quality.
Question: What does grading (Easy, moderate, difficult, strenuous) mean?
Ans: Grading defines the difficulty of the trekking route. Grading of routes is done based on trekking days, altitude, availability of basic facilities along the route, conditions of trails and weather, etc.
Question: Electricity in Nepal?
Ans: Except at higher altitudes, hydroelectricity is 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 preparation before ascending. Here, at our company, we can prepare the best itinerary suitable for you putting enough acclimatization stops along the route. However, mild headaches and commm=on are common in these areas.
Question: Pre-trip meeting(orientation)
Ans: One day before commencing our trek, we provide you with an orientation program where we will provide basic information about the trip, dos and don't, tips on physical and mental fitness, and 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 the EBC trek please follow :