Frequently Asked Questions:
What happens in an emergency?
If there is an emergency during the trek, your guides will deal with the situation. They are trained for this. Guides also carry all necessary medicines in their First Aid kit. Additional rest days can be taken, should you require them. If you need evacuation, the Company will be contacted and appropriate measures will be taken. In some cases you can find doctors along the trekking trails. The company and your guide will do the utmost to ensure your safe return in the rare occasion of such a problem arising.
Is previous hiking experience required?
You do not require previous experience to go on trek. In this part of Nepal, there are always well-developed trails through villages and mountain passes. At high altitudes, there are intermittent settlements which are used during summer by shepherds, so the trails though often indistinct, are always there. You can easily travel on any trail without the mountaineering skills. On rare occasions, you will encounter snow on the trekking trails.
What is the weather and temperature like?
Weather in mountain regions are hard to predict. Generally it is depend on the season. In summer time the weather is hot and sunny during the day with occasional storms in the evening. In winter at high elevations the temperature is very cold, but the days are normally bright and sunny. September through to November is ideal for the warm days and cool nights and clear weather. Expect the unexpected' the temperature could range from 30C to as low as-15C.
What if I am slow?
No need to worry, as this is a common concern. The guides will encourage you to walk slowly and will keep you on track. By walking slowly and taking your time, you'll give your body a better chance to acclimatize to the altitude and avoid altitude sickness.
What should I know about altitudes sickness?
As you ascend, the oxygen in the air decreases. Low oxygen in the blood causes shortness of breath during exertion as well as increased ventilation and heart rate. To acclimatize properly, a climber should not climb more than 300 meters per day. Altitude sickness normally happens above 2800 meters and symptoms consist of headache, dizziness, dehydration and trouble sleeping. To help avoid this illness we recommend you to drink at least 3 liters of water per day, trek slowly and use extra rest days to get acclimatized. You can also acclimatize to the altitude by pacing yourself, avoiding exertion, and breathing regularly and deeply. Of course our guides will be on hand to assist you and advise you should any problems arise. Our itinerary is designed so that we ascend at a sensible and safe rate. The effects of altitude are felt by everyone, even the Sherpas, but most people find that gentle acclimatization allows them to reach their high point without any problems. The itinerary includes several rest days to allow our bodies to adapt to higher altitudes. The schedule combined with a conscientious attitude about paying attention to our own bodies and to one another has proven successful time after time.
What if can not make to the destination?
If for some reason, one member of a group feels he/she must discontinue his/her trek, or if a guide feels it is unsafe for a member or a group to continue the climb, a guide will escort the participant(s) or group(s) down to a designated lodge. The rest of the group will continue the climb with the lead guide, assistant guides, and porters.
Is the Food Safe to Eat?
During the trek, your guide will advise you on what you should and should not eat and drink. The food served at the places you will be staying is safe to eat. What about drinking water. During your trek in most places, mineral water can be purchased, however due to environmental reason, It is also recommended you bring water purification tablets with you to refill you water bottle on the way if necessary. Carry your own water bottle at all times, as dehydration is a real problem on the mountain. The air is very dry above 4000 meters so avoid panting and try to breathe through your nose. Control sweating by dressing in layers and pacing yourself. Sip fluids frequently. Tea houses provide boiled and filtered water. Your guide will offer advice and where to get water during the trek. We recommend you drink about 3-4 liters each day. What is Teahouse Trek and how it is organized Tea House trek is using local trekking lodges for accommodation and meals without setting camp on the trekking trail. In this trek the company offers a package which includes a guide, porter and accommodation and meals for a fixed rate per day. It is organized by the trekking company. All of our guides have good knowledge of the area you are trekking in and know the best places to stay and eat.
What is Camping Trek and how it is organized?
Camping trek is a fully supported trek where you are accommodated in tents. A full support crew provides you with toilet facilities and your meals. The Trekking company will organized all of the facilities you will need. The company provides extensive advice about equipment to take and what to expect the team is fun and there is generally a couple of nights experiencing the local songs and dances of Nepal, when the porters and crew are in the mood.
Do I need to carry my own supplies?
No, you will only carry a medium size backpack (say 2500 – 3500 cubic inches) that can hold your layers of clothing for changing temperatures through the day. The porters will carry your large duffel bags. The items you carry with you each day are largely what you need during the daytime such as your jacket, hat, snacks, camera, etc. Do not follow advice to bring a smaller pack so that you will carry less.Packs that are slightly larger distribute the weight on your back better and are much easier to pack (especially with cold fingers!)
Is it possible to recharge electronic devices along the way?
There is possible to recharge your cell phones, cameras and other devices at a small cost, in most areas.
How qualified are the Guides?
The guides are professionals, great teachers, and strong climbers. They have all undertaken numerous high-altitude expeditions, including the Himalayas. You will enjoy the immense benefit of a core group that has climbed together extensively, producing a team that knows how to work well together.
What is the maximum weight allowed on domestic flights?
The maximum weight allowed on domestic flights is 15 Kilo grams.
How many extra days should?
I allow in case of flight cancellation. In case of flight cancellation you should allow two to three extra days.
What are trekking grades in Nepal?
Trekking grades means explanation and description of the route where the trekkers are traveling. The grades are given as follows:
Easy, Moderate, Strenuous, Very Strenuous.
Does Trekking Require Physical Effort?
Obviously trekking requires physical effort on the part of the trekker. The level of fitness depends on the trek. We recommend all trekkers to have a basic level of fitness.
What is the best time to visit Nepal?
The Best Season to visit Nepal is February March, April, May, September, October, November, Mid December.
What Equipment Should I Bring?
Warm clothes such as down/windbreaker jacket, woolen sweater, woolen shirts, trousers, woolen socks, a pair of gloves, sun glasses, hat, a pair of walking boots, suntans lotion, Flash light, batery operated shaver, down sleeping bag with liner rain coats, water bottle with purification tabs, gaiters, toiletries. First Aid Kit, including medicine for fever, colds, stomach, dimox for high altitude sickness, etc.
What do you organize besides trekking?
Besides trekking trip, we organize Jungle Safari, River rafting, KayakingPeak Climbing, Mountaineering, Mountain flight, Bungee jumping, Mountain biking, Culture tour in Nepal, Bhutan, Tibet, Sikkim and Darjeeling.