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Trekking in Nepal

Trekking is probably the best way to explore Himalayan territory. A trekking course follows the paths from village to village; thus one comes in direct contact with the simple lifestyle of highlander people having their own fabulous culture, diversified landscape creating breathtaking sceneries – all of them are the joys of trekking.

There is no age limit - you can undertake any one of our customized trekking tour, only you need to be physically fit. However some our tours are tougher, to make it easy for you to choose according to our confident below are our grading to help you out.

Easy to Moderate

3 to 6 hours walking per day; accommodation in lodge or tent depending on the area; high altitude exceeds 3000 meters; there will be tough uphill sections on occasions; previous trekking experience not necessary but require physically fit.

Moderate to Strenuous

4 to 7 hours walking per day; accommodation lodge or tent depending on trekking area; height altitude accedes 4000 meters; Involves some high altitude passes; Previous trekking experience or hill walking experience is desirable.

Strenuous to Extreme

5 to 8+ hours walking per day; accommodation mainly in tent though can be used lodge en route wherever available; height altitude accedes 5000 meters; Involves high altitude passes and summits; some climbing equipment such as rope, ice-axe and crampons may be required; Previous trekking experience and some basic climbing knowledge may require.

Physical fitness while trekking:
One should be mentally and physically fit for trekking 5 to 7 hours each day. Normally the trek may begin at lower altitude gaining relatively elevation each day. We recommend those suffering from heart and lungs problems not to attempt any strenuous or high altitude treks. Of course, consultation with your doctor regarding medical and physical fitness before trekking is always advisable.

When to Trek?

February to April (Spring Season) is the time you can enjoy the view of the majestic mountains with no clouds and this is also the time to enjoy different flora with blooming rhododendrons of vibrant colors. Days are apparently hot while walking but you can feel relief at night. Days are longer so you can cover bit more distance as well. Late September to late November (Autumn Season) is the most popular season as the sky remains clear and rain is at a minimum. It provides uninterrupted and crystal clear views of the Himalayas for several hundreds of kilometers. December and January are the coldest months with heavy snowfall in the upper hills, crossing the passes at this time can be impossible.

Tipping: How much we tip the guides and porters is completely personal. Recommended tip is $4-$5 per day for the guide and $2-$3 per day for the porter. Another suggestion was 10% of the trip cost. Again, that is completely up to you. For the short trek little more is appreciated.

Suggested items to take on trek: We should be prepared for temperatures on the coldest day of the trek to possibly be as low as 28ºF, however, we will also have sunny days with cold evenings. Layers will be essential. We will need sleeping bags, but we can purchase or rent those in Kathmandu.

  • A warm jacket is essential
  • Windproof outer jacket is helpful
  • Comfortable trousers during the day
  • Waterproof shell pants if desired
  • Warm woolen/thermal socks with thin lightweight inner socks
  • Thermal undergarments
  • Undergarments
  • Light weight gloves and heavy weight gloves or mittens preferably with a waterproof outer shell
  • Woolen hat (purchased cheaply in Nepal)
  • Cap to avoid sunburn as the sun in the high altitude can be quite intense
  • Light balaclava if desired
  • Hiking shoes: these could be hiking boots or tennis shoes.
  • Camp shoes if desired
  • Rain poncho or rainproof jacket
  • Bandana
  • Sleeping bag to withstand temp of 28ºF
  • Flashlight and spare batteries (or headlamp)
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen and some type of lotion to treat sunburn
  • Chap-stick
  • Trekking poles (purchased cheaply in Nepal)
  • Camera
  • Camelback or water bladder for back pack is recommended, but water bottles will be available on the trek.
  • Back pack for trail use (you will carry only what you need on the trail that day)
  • Canvas bag (as lightweight as possible) to hold items the porter carries. A large plastic bag for keeping items dry inside trekking bag is recommended. I would also recommend that you put as many of your things as possible in Ziploc bags in the duffle.
  • 2 passport photographs (very important)
  • Ear plugs if you sleep in a room with someone who snores J
  • Wet wipes
  • Germ-X
  • Binoculars (if you like, but a large pair would be too bulky)
  • Toiletries: quick drying towel (can be purchased in Nepal), travel toilet paper, etc…
  • First aid:
    • Imodium
    • Antibiotic (Cypro suggested)
    • Band-Aids for blisters
    • Rehydration salts
    • Tylenol
    • Diamox (prescription drug for altitude sickness if you would like to have it on hand)
    • Knee braces might be helpful. Open patella, neoprene sleeve is best for most people.
    • Snacks you would like to have during the trek other than the 3 meals provided per day. Snacks that seem to have worked well in the past:
      • Jerky
      • Nuts
      • Protein Bars
      • Candy Bars
      • Gum
      • Snack crackers or cookies

We will most likely encounter children along the way who will ask us for chocolate. We would recommend to pack some small candies to give away or a few pencils to give to the children.