It is always better to consult your doctor. However, we suggest you to carry simple medicines such as Ibuprofen, Codeine, Paracetamol, Strepsils, anti diarrhea tablets and diamox (for high altitude sickness)
During trekking, lodges serve bottled, boiled and filtered water, which is generally safe and have to be paid for. Because of environmental reasons however we encourage our guests to use iodine and other purifying agents to treat water before drinking. Bottled mineral water is also available everywhere.
During trekking, you will be on a long journey for which you will need two bags to keep your belongings. A rucksack/duffle bag and a day bag for personal items. You need to bring duffle bag for packing your things While the duffle bag will be carried by the potters, you will have to carry a day bag on your own. A day bag is a small backpack that has enough room for everything you will need on a day hike such as lunch, water, extra clothing and perhaps a few personnel items like camera, battery chargers etc.
Yes, if you have a bag of extra clothing for when you return from the trekking, you will be able to store it safely in Kathmandu. The storage facility is provided by most hotels and lodges in Kathmandu
Fitness is perhaps the key factor in the trek. Most people of average fitness for their age could complete the adventure trekking in Himalayas. On all holidays, physical preparation is useful and a flexible, open-minded approach is essential. You can take your time, set your own pace and enjoy the most fascinating surroundings. Most first-time trekkers are concerned that they won't keep up. They soon discover that a steady and moderate pace will have them in destination well before they would have expected. Trekking is not walking competition, but walking holidays in own pace. However, the fitter you are, the more you will enjoy it, and you will have enough energy for extra activities.
Most of the tea houses/ lodges have electricity whereby you will be able to charge your iPod or camera batteries. Please note that lodges/tea houses will charge you some extra money for the services. The fee may vary from 1 USD to 3 USD per hour.
You need general travel insurance and trip cancellation insurance, as well as rescue insurance. Read your policy's fine print to make sure it covers you for trekking or climbing, depending on what trip you have booked, and that it covers you for helicopter evacuation.
Yes, domestic flights may get delayed or cancelled for any number of days due to unfavorable weather conditions. If the delay occurs at the start of your trip and disturbs your schedule, you are free to choose an alternative trip. But, if you are not interested in taking an alternative trip and wish to wait for the flights to resume instead, we will provide you accommodation and food in a guest house in Kathmandu. Hence, as long as you plan to stick to the original trip schedule we will be responsible for additional accommodation/ food. But, if you choose to change the dates of your trip and lengthen it then you will solely be responsible for your expenses.
You will be carrying your day pack with warm clothes, drinking water, snacks, sun block, camera etc you need for the day. Generally it will be light around 3 – 5 Kilos.
According to trekking standards and experience, treks are divided into four types- Easy, Moderate, Difficult and Strenuous. The challenge in terms of both technicality and geography increases as we move higher in that order. Thus, Easy treks could be suitable for all while Strenuous and Difficult treks are meant only for those who already have a certain number of experiences in trekking.
Furthermore, Grading will help you choose trekking and climbing that best suits your fitness level and experience. Please keep in mind that this is only a general guide. A variety of factors, including weather may add to the challenge. Everest Base Camp trekking is suitable for those who are moderately fit. Moderate trekking will require at least 5-6 hours of walking every day, crossing 4000 m above high altitude passes and long & exhausting walks through rough trails, rocks and boulders. Therefore, you will require physical and mental fitness, positive attitude and readiness to face high altitude. Previous hiking or camping experience is preferred.
Depending upon your physical fitness and your previous outdoor experience, actually, it is not hard as our itinerary days is flexible with enough days for acclimatization having rest days, before walking higher areas.
As long you are physically and medically fit can join in treks around Nepal Himalaya
There are various options as per one interest to choose from our wide range of program, from few days to a week or more duration.
Where you can choose as per your holiday duration in Nepal from moderate, adventurous to challenging treks, on moderate treks is of 3-4 days or more to a week.
Adventurous treks of minimum week to two weeks, same with challenging treks which involves high passes above 5,000 meter passes on some treks according to our listed itineraries and programs.
On most of the mountainous region completely dominated by Tibetan sect of Buddhism where you can find along the walk going through Mani (Prayer) Wall, Prayer Wheels and interesting monasteries along the route.
Like in Everest and Khumbu home of Sherpa people here you can observe Buddhist culture, religion and customs, walking along the path leading high uphill with climb as well long downhill walk, includes crossing over suspension bridges, where walk encounters serene rhododendron and pine forest.
Sometimes chances of spotting some wildlife like Himalayan Thar, Musk Deer, Mountain antelopes and many species of birdlife with Nepal National Bird the “Danfe” (Lophouporus), scenic mountain views and landscapes with high altitude climate from alpine to arctic temperatures.
Since the flow of Trekkers and mountaineers, it is well established, at present there are many nice, cozy and well furnished rooms in all lodges with pot belly stoves as heating system, all run by native hill people offering hygienic meals and warm hospitality and lodge-guest house from simple, basic to deluxe resorts as per your choice and standard.
Around high mountains and hills like Everest, high Annapurna, Manaslu, Mustang, Dolpo, Kanchenjunga and Makalu areas heavily influenced by Tibetan Buddhism, in every village you can find a monastery with priest called Lama.
The life style in daily life is of Tibetan ways of culture and traditions even the language is similar to Tibetans
Most of the region of trekking destination like Everest, Langtang, Manaslu, Makalu, Kanchenjunga, Dolpo, Rara Lake area located within National parks as for some areas like Annapurna Himalaya protected by native conservation measures.
Trek to Everest base camp grade from moderate to adventurous with high altitude gain on the daily walk above 4,600 to 5,000 meters high.
On trek daily views of snow capped peaks in the comfort of nice local lodge, besides white snowcapped peaks, where you will have fascinating views of dramatic green landscapes of rolling hills and valley.
The Mountain regions of Himalaya are geologically young and broken up by deep gorges and glacial valleys. Vegetation includes pine and hemlock forests at lower altitudes, fir, juniper, birch and rhododendron woods, scrub and alpine plant communities, and bare rock and snow.
The famed bloom of rhododendrons occurs during spring (April and May) although other flora is mostly colorful during the monsoon season (June to August)
One can find many choices of food provided in the lodge menu and season wise, as the trek leads higher above the menu varieties are limited due to cold and altitude wise, one can find from bakery items, rice / dal and mild veg curry, noodles to Yak or buffalo meat steak, soups with variations.