Visit Nepal 2020 FAQ
Q: How long hours do I have to walk each day?
A: There is no fixed time to walk each day. From 2hours minimum to 7 hours maximum, you shall walk. Check the itinerary to see how long you shall walk each day.
Q: How difficult is the trek?
A: The walk into the Himalayas are never easy ones. You have to face the steep hills, sloppy trials, frequent climatic changes and other several hindrances.
Q: How long does the trek last for?
A: As mentioned in the itinerary, the trek lasts for 17 days.
Q: What kind of food do I get there?
A: During a Tea House trek you will have breakfast and dinner in the Tea House, lunch will be eaten at one of the trail side restaurants. During a Camping Trek, all food will be cooked by our experienced cook. Every Tea House serves the traditional Nepali meal Dal Bhat (rice and lentil soup). All Tea Houses of our routes have a variety of different food items, such as rice, vegetables, noodles, potatoes, and soup. Many of them have western food on the menu. Soft drinks, snacks, and beer are available in most of the Tea Houses and trail side restaurants.
Q: Is it safe to eat during the trek?
A: Food safety is always a big concern and we take it very seriously. That is why we have chosen the cleanest and most hygienically kept Tea Houses for our roots. During a Camping Trek, our cook prepares safe and tasty meals from carefully chosen food items and only hygienic cleaning facilities are used.
Q: What are the sources of drinking water supply during trekking?
A: All Tea Houses have boiled water for trekkers. And on the trek, you will be provided with drinking water by your guide. The guide will make sure that water is safe for drinking.
Q: What is the best time for trekking?
A: Best time for trekking is autumn (October-November) and spring (end of February-April). Short treks and some Tea Houses treks can be done during the winter season as well.
Q: What is the weather like?
A: You need to be prepared for sudden weather changes while trekking. That’s why trekking equipment should be chosen carefully before the trip. Sudden rainstorms or snow are always a possibility which needs to be considered. The weather during the trekking season is somewhat more stable. We pay big attention to the weather forecast, so you will be told about weather prognosis and you will be given advises before the trek.
Q: What kind of clothes is needed for trekking?
A: Choosing the clothes for trekking is very important. Please, check our trekking equipment list for details.
Q: What type of shoes should I have?
A: For shorter treks, comfortable tennis shoes or snickers is enough while longer treks require carefully chosen hiking boots which should be kind of strong, well-made but light boots. Shoes and boots are best to buy before arriving in Nepal. Proper fit is a must for boots and we advise you to wear your new shoes for some time before trek for your feet to feel absolutely comfortable during trekking.
Q: Should we bring all trekking equipment with us?
A: You can easily rent needed equipment for reasonable price in Kathmandu before trek but it’s always preferable and more convenient to have your own equipment during trekking, so we advise you to bring equipment with you or to buy here as most of the outdoor equipment can be bought in Kathmandu in one of the many outdoor gear shops.
Q: What happens in the case of emergency?
A: We are prepared for any emergency situation and know how to handle it. Our guides are trained in first aid and can deal with most of the basic ailments that occur during a trek. Every client should have his own insurance before coming to Nepal for the case of emergency.
Q: What if I finish the trek before the time mentioned in Itinerary? Will I be refunded the amount?
A: You may/may not be refunded the amount if u finish the trek before the time mentioned in the itinerary. If you are not refunded, the equivalent refund amount will be spent on other packages.
Q: Can I extend the day if I become unable to complete the trek on time?
A: Yes, you can extend day if you become unable to complete the trek on time. You will be charged necessary local charges accordingly.
Q: Do I have to share my accommodation?
A: Depending on the availability of the room, you may/may not have to share your accommodation.
Q: How much weight of luggage can I carry?
A: You can carry light handbags with you. Porters are available to carry your luggage. A porter can carry up to 20kgs weight.
Q: Can I get my batteries recharged?
A: Yes, you can get your batteries recharged in some places.
Q: What about the phone? Does it work there?
A: Yes, the telephone service exists in the place you stay. However, the network might fluctuate from time to time during the trek.
Q: Do I have to carry Passport, Money, Id with me during the trek?
A: Yes, you have to carry Passport, Money, Id and Travel permit along with you during the trek.
Q: What is the risk of wild animals?
A: There is little risk of wild animals but our guide is experienced enough to deal with the situations so, no worrying there.
Q: What problems can arise on altitude?
A: Altitude sickness is a serious problem. We, having many years of experience in trekking and good knowledge of the problem, organize treks very carefully. The extra day of acclimatization is included in all our high altitude treks. Our guides are trained to spot any signs of altitude sickness and know how to deal with it.
Q: What if I get altitude sickness?
A: Altitude sickness is a very normal problem while trekking in the Himalayas. However, the guide can deal with the situation if it’s just normal. If the condition becomes critical, you can request chartering a chopper. Let the office know about it and we shall negotiate the price and proceed to rescue. You will be under very good medication in one of the best hospitals in the country. Your insurance is supposed to cover all the expenses of the rescue.
Q: What sort of experience do your guides have?
A: Our guides have many years of guiding experience in Nepal as well as Tibet. Most of them have been spending years exploring the country. Our guides are trained in first aid and know how to handle any situation. All our guides speak fluent English and happy to share their deep knowledge of the country and beauty of Nepal with you. We believe in and follow the idea that it’s not enough to take visitors to special places or special cultures, we need to provide guides who can get people feel involved in what they are experiencing, explain it thoroughly and keep them entertained. Our main concern is to make your trip to Nepal safe, memorable and fun.
About Visit Nepal 2020
Nepal has even made it to Lonely Planet’s list of Top 10 countries that ‘you cannot afford to miss list’. Nepal ranked 5th in the list. “Even natural disasters can’t keep Nepal down for long. The 2015 earthquakes caused devastation, but what is most striking from a traveler’s perspective is not how much was lost but how much remains. Landmark temples crumbled, but others came through with just the odd tile out of place, and whole swathes of the country escaped serious damage, including most of the popular trekking trails,” Lonely Planet writes, adding: “Nepal has all the skills required to repair monuments and infrastructure, but what it does need is income. By visiting Nepal now and supporting local culture and people, you could help a nation rebuild and bounce back even stronger.”