The difficulty of the trek depends on the region and the trek that you choose for. The difficulty of the trek ranges from Easy to Strenuous. While the easy trek requires little or not past experience in trekking, the strenuous trip requires a very good physical fitness and may require some form of training or experiences as well.
A normal day in a trek requires you to walk at least 6 to 7 hours per day approximately but again this depends entirely on the ability and fitness of the clients and the distance.
In case there is a need for rescue whilst on trek, the clients will have to immediately inform the guide who will inform us here in Kathmandu. We will inform you insurance agent and upon receiving written confirmation from the insurance company, we provide all the necessary service required for rescue and evacuation. Once the clients are in Kathmandu, they can pay by their credit card for the service and claim it with the insurance company for which we will provide all the necessary documentation.
The two types of trekking, the tea house and the camping are two different ways of experiencing the Himalayas. While the tea house is more comfortable and more easier with less staff, the camping trek carries the true essence of the trekking experience where the staff will be prepare all the meals and the nights will be spent in camps. The cost for the camping treks are higher compared to the tea house for various reasons such as transferring all the food, kitchen and camping equipments which requires more porters and more staff.
AMS mean Acute Mountain Sickness. It is generally known as altitude sickness which results due to the less amount of oxygen on higher elevation. While our trips are designed in a way for your to have adequate altitude acclimatization there are chances that some of the clients may not be able to gain the full acclimatization. In such cases, it is possible for the clients to feel like vomiting, headache, nausea. The guide should be informed immediately and not go to higher altitude. Instead it is advised to go down to lower altitude and then continue the trek if the situation is better. More information on AMS can be found here (external link)( http://www.himalayanrescue.org/faq.html)
Nepal has four season Autumn(Sept-Nov), Winter (Dec-Feb), Spring(Mar-May) and Summer(Jun-Aug). The Autumn season is considered to be the best for travelling in Nepal. The weather is excellent and the views of the mountains are stunning. Besides the weather the biggest festival of Nepal Dasain and Tihar occur during this season. Winter season experiences some snowfall at the higher elevation thus mostly the trek during this season are popular in the lower reasons. Other adventure sports can be a great alternative during this season such as Jungle Safari, Rafting, Bungee Jumping or even Paragliding. Spring season sees flowers along the trails and mostly the rhododendrons. The weather is ideal with warm temperature throughout and the season is famous for expedition and peak climbing mainly. Summer season experiences a lot of rainfall giving is less scope to trek. However, this season can be ideal and river rafting being the best of it.
The foods prepared during the trek at the lodges are safe as they are meant to be served for the tourist and most of the lodges take measure to keep it hygienic. While on camping trek, every measure is taken to ensure the food are prepared hygienically most of which will be organic food. The clients are expected to carry water drop for their regular use. Since we discourage use of bottled water, the lodges can provide boiled water throughout the trek for which the clients can pay as little as USD 1.
We believe that the experience of our guides is an asset to this organization. All our guides are experienced for 5 or more years to ensure that you get the best value for your money and the time you have spent to enjoy the Himalayas of Nepal.
TIMS stands for Trekker’s Information Management System. TIMS is issued jointly by Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) and Trekking Agencies’ Association of Nepal (TAAN) jointly in order to keep proper records of trekkers travelling to different areas in Nepal. This helps the concerned authorities to keep track of the trekkers travelling and will be required mainly in cases where evacuation and rescue will be necessary. Another reason TIMS is important is to discourage the illegal trekking operators to run trekking illegally.