MAJOR FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) TREKKING IN NEPAL:

Communication by telephone on route treks and will all cell phone works?

Since last ten years nearly all villagers and guide will have local cell-phones including STD / ISTD in some villages and towns Hotels and Lodge. In some areas like deep valley and gorge area the cell phone does not work well for some days, but normally on high and open areas it certainly works depending upon the local / international SIM used.

How cold can it get on the treks?

As you know high Himalayan region also known as the Third Pole, depending upon the region of trekking normally days are warmer with sunshine in the high altitude but as in the shade the temperature drops to cold April May to June to September are much warm above 2500 meters the temperature drop up to below minimum minus five to ten degree Celsius without wind chill factor, however the mid morning and afternoon are pleasant.

How hard and tough is the trek in the Himalaya?

Depending upon the trekking areas, as Himalaya region is with lot of ups and downhill with some gradual sections, on lo and tailor made trips minimum of 2 weeks. Longer treks involves passes of over (4000 to 5000 meters) with cold temperature of minimum -5 degree Celsius in the morn and night time the hours of walk can be from 6/8 hrs some days. However walking at your own normal pace slow steady will be enjoyable with the surrounding fabulous views.

How long one must walk everyday on the treks?

Depending upon the trek chosen as per the itinerary on average 4-5 hours normally, but on longer duration treks it can lead up to 7/8 hrs and crossing high passes in some trekking

I am a vegetarian is it all right for others?

No, there will be no problem. In fact, we encourage vegetarian meal during our trips which is more safe and hygienic.

Is it safe on route no theft or robbery?

Nepal has been safe so far, there are few cases of this kind, especially to backpackers traveling alone without guides. Taking good guides from reputed company like us will be safe from such situation which hardly happens.

Is there any bar in ages on your trekking holiday?

No age bars in most of our trips any one with sound physical health can join in our treks and tours. But on adventurous trekking above 65 years of age must be physical fit and with good medical reports from your doctors mentioning that he is fit for longer hard adventurous trekking. In most trekking from week to 10 days child of minimum 4/5 years can take part with guidance of parents with extra porters if required to take care.

Is there any hospital close to trekking area?

In remote areas on trek with hospitals and medical care is very minimum, but some villages will have only health post with basic treatment only. Only towns and cities with facilities of good and major hospitals with medical facilities, on trek for severe and emergency situations, our guide will contact the head office for instant and immediate evacuation by any means of transport or in helicopter, for this reason you should obtain good insurance policy to cover all medical, travel and evacuation procedure if required.

What time and season are the best for Himalayan holidays?

Nepal has 4 main seasons’   spring, summer with (Monsoon), autumn (fall) & winter. For major trekking it is best from March to June and September to November. And for moderate short treks all season except July to mid September (wet rainy times)

What to expect on trekking the scenery, people, culture and religion?

Nepal an amazing Himalayan country for scenery with wide range of snow capped high mountains with smaller peaks, one can view mountains nearly every day on treks with sunrise and sunset in some areas of trekking with picturesque landscapes of green hills, valleys, glacial rivers, traditional villages and people of lower region below (2000 meters) dominated by Hindu religion people with Brahmins, Chettris, Dalits and some mixed tribes of Newar, Magar and Kirat people. Above (2000 meters) are of Tibetan Buddhism religion people Tamang, Sherpa, Gurung, Thakali, Manang, Mustang and Bhotia with old culture, custom where you can visit interesting temples and monasteries.

What will happen if one gets sick on route trekking?

In all treks we carry comprehensive medical kit and most of clients are aware of some medical problem in the developing countries and hygiene, our guide are trained in medical course with First Aid, however if it’s a serious problem beyond guides capacity we will evacuate the victims to nearest health post or hospitals for serious accidents of emergency situation like AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness) evacuate by helicopter to Kathmandu or to nearest towns and cities with good medical facilities

When can I book your trips?

Our booking is open all year round after selecting the trip of your interest and choice, please book at least minimum 4 weeks prior to group trip departure for private Nepal Himalaya is for all seasons for soft trekking and sightseeing tours.