A. Can I join a group trek?
We have joining group departure every Sunday, and Friday in peak seasons. If one of these does not fit your schedule, we can arrange an individual trek for you, whether you are traveling alone or with a few friends.
B. Is previous hiking experience required to go on a trek?
As long as you are in good physical shape, you do not require any hiking experience for short treks. If you are planning a trek longer than a week, you should work out or do long day hikes at home.
C. What equipment should I bring?
Following are the general idea of the personal items to be brought by a trekker to trek in Nepal. The personal items, in fact, are of individual interest, choice & the luxury. Besides, the most important fact he/she must consider is the time of the year, trekking days, region & altitude.
- Hiking boots with some ankle support
- Training type shoes
- Flip - flop or slippers for use around the camp.
- Cotton shirts, T- shorts, jeans, etc. for day use.
- Socks and underwear - 4/5 that can be easily washed and dried on daily basis.
- Trekking suits, light sweater, a wind proof jacket or lightly padded jacket, down jacket
- Umbrella, sun hat, waterproof gear
D. What is Teahouse trek & Camping trek?
Teahouse Trekking is extremely standard even if it is local run guesthouse. Teahouse trek is very popular in the well - developed tourist regions including Annapurna, Everest and Langtang - Helambu regions where western, continental meals, Nepalese meal (Dalbhat), and good accommodation with attached bathroom with hot and cold shower are available in most of the places. This type of trekking offers you good food, good accommodation in the available teahouses & lodges. Camping trek is best called as Fully Organized Supported Trek. As exploratory or mountaineering expeditions, camping Trek is also organized in the same style. Camping trek includes a team of guide, cook, sherpa, & porters to give you accompany. Our porters carry all trekking gears, food, fuel, & personal belongings, & our cooks & assistant prepares hot meals & carry out, supervises the whole operations. Trekkers should carry only small bag or what they might need during the day. At night, they are provided dining tents, sleeping tents, & toilet tents, mattress, down sleeping bags as well.
E. Is a Trekking permit required?
The government of Nepal no longer requires a trekking permit for Everest, Annapurna, Langtang, and some other regions. However, conservation permit or National park permits are required for these regions. There are few restricted trekking areas in Nepal, where trekking permits are required.
Where trekking permit is applicable:
For the general trekking areas such as the Everest, the Annapurna, the Langtang & Rara, trekking permit is not required. But the following places should be obtained trekking permit:
1. / Lower Dolpo and Kanchenjunga - Equivalent to US$ 10 per person per week for the first four weeks and US$ 20 per week thereafter.
2. / Manaslu - US$ 90 per person per week for trekking during Sept- Nov and US$ 75 per week during December- August.
3. / Humla- US$ 90 per person for the first seven days and US$ 15 per day thereafter.
4. / Upper Mustang and Upper Dolpo - US$ 700 per person of the first ten days and US$ 70 per person per day thereafter.