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Frequently asked the question for trekking in Nepal provides travelers with almost all information that they need to know about basic aspects of the trek in Nepal. Here I collect some fundaments question and answer which are useful for all trekkers who want to trek in Nepal.

Frequently asked question for trekking in Nepal

What is trekking?

A trek is a go on a long arduous journey, typically on foot. It can be shorter than a week or more than a month. It requires more time and effort. While trekking you will see the different types of diversity of Nepal. The terrain changes from tropical jungle to mountain peaks within 150 km distance. Trekking is good for testing your physical and mental limits also. It is a challenging work that not everyone can conquer.

Who can trek ?

People who are normally fit they can do easy and moderate grade of the trek. But for adventure trekking either you need to practice a lot or you should have done moderate grade of trek before. Normally the shorter treks are easy while longer time bound trek are adventurous.

How long do we walk each day ?

Normally we have to walk around 5 to 8 hours( 10-15 km ) in a day. Usually, we start to trek at 8 am morning and we stopped at 3 to 4 pm afternoon. This depends on the trek, but is usually no more than six.when you reach higher than 3000 meters altitude, it’s not safe to climb more than 300-400 meters in a single day, so the higher you walk, the shorter the walking days are likely to be.

Where to stay on trek ?

In the more popular trails (Annapurna, Everest, Langtang, Manaslu, and Mustang ) there are well-established mountain lodges providing sleeping accommodation and meals. Only some route have Gone are the days when trekkers had to share dormitories, almost all lodges nowadays provide private rooms and many also have solar showers and clean toilet facilities. In the rural parts of Nepal where there is no proper lodges accommodation, we organize fully supported camping trek. We carry all our camping or safari gear and food. Our cook team prepares food and drinking water is adequate.

Do we need a sleeping bag ?

I suggest you bring your own sleeping bag for trekking in Nov- Dec, and May-April with a capacity of -10 Celsius.

What will the trail be like in the trek ?

Most of the trekking trails that we follow are centuries old. Where the trek follows rivers there will be bridges, as the trail will often reverse sides.

Why should I go trekking in Nepal ?

In the world, there are fourteen mountains above 8000 meters; Nepal is the country which has eight of them, so you’ll have to great views. Also, the country is set up well infrastructure for trekking, with plentiful affordable lodges. Trekking in Nepal is also cheap, generally lower than in other countries where trekking is popular. Finally, Nepal is safe. In the whole, crime and violent crime in Nepal is very low quantity.

Will it be cold to trekking in Nepal ?

This depends on where you go for trekking in Nepal and in which season of the year. Not all treks require going very high, but some do. You can expect to need some warm clothes at the higher altitudes, whatever the season. In any case, always be prepared for unseasonably cold and have plenty of layers and a down coat to be safe.

Do I need a guide, or can I go on my own ?

Both the ways are possible in many places in Nepal, but hiring a guide and porter through a company is more enjoyable and safe. You don’t have to worry about logistics, you won’t risk getting lost on the way, and if any emergencies arise, you will be well-taken care by the guide.

Do I need to carry my own stuff ?

If you arrange your trek through a trekking company, then you will have porter according to your choice. But if you want the only guide, then you need to carry your bag own.

Is it expensive to go trekking in Nepal?

Normally trekking in Nepal is cheap. We can get high standard hotel to normal quality hotel. According to your budget size, you can get travel activities in Nepal. Other things cost will also depend on the distance of the trekking region and want kind of transport connections you need to take. For example, Everest Base Camp trek can be more expensive comparing to other trekking routes because it requires flights to Lukla and returns back a flight from Lukla.

Where will I stay ?

For teahouse trekking, you will stay at the lodge(teahouse). Most of the teahouse or homestay are simple but clean and comfortable.

What types of food that we can get on the trekking ?

Almost every places hotel they have tourist standard food menus like Dal Bhaat, Pasta, Choumin, Momos, Spaghetti, Noodles, Pancake, Eggs, Porridge, Pizza, Potatoes item and many more.

How long time should I go trekking in Nepal ?

This depends on the route you want to take and how many days you want to spend on the mountain. You can find five days to more than three months.

Where is Nepal ?

Nepal is a landlocked country in between two Asian giants India and China. Nepal is geographical, culturally diversified country. Kathmandu is the capital city of Nepal.

What is Nepal best known for ?

Nepal is Known as a country of Mt. Everest, the birthplace of Lord Buddha. Beside this there are many things that recognize Nepal, they are 8 highest mountain out of 14 tallest peaks in the world.

Is there arrival visa in Nepal ?

Yes, you get arrival visa in Nepal. most of the people come here in Nepal by Air. Tribhuvan international airport is one and the only airport where most of the tourist get their visa. but there is some nation like Afghanistan, Iraq, Cameroon, Ghana, Somalia, Swaziland, Palestine, Zimbabwe, Nigeria, Ethiopia, and Liberia are not able to get arrival visa.

How much is the cost for arrival visa ?

The cost for a visa of Nepal is as follows.
Multiple entries for 15 days,30 days and 90 days have cost 25 dollars,40 dollars and 100 dollars respectively or equivalent with Nepalese currency. There is also some more provision like students visa, Marriage visa and other as well. You may visit Nepal immigration office for more information or you can read at this website link Nepal Visa Information.

Is Nepal politically safe and stable ?

Nepal is a federal democratic republic. there are 4-5 major political parties and some others. all political parties have their own ideas and perspective. So Nepal is very peaceful and quiet country. there is no violence here.

What is tea house trekking in Nepal ?

Tea house means just basic accommodation and limited menu for food. they are nit and clean. Most of the time you have to share a bathroom with others. in tea house trekking trekkers have to walk around the 6-7 Hours. from one tea house to another tea house.

How long we have to walk in a day while we trek in Nepal ?

Each day you can expect five to seven hours in the distance of 10 to 14 km. However, in the high elevation above 3500m, the time will be the same but the distance would be shorter.

What kind of gears do I need for trekking?

There are no hard and fast rule for selecting for the gears however we recommend you to bring the following items please visit the Equipment list.

what is the easiest trekking trail in Nepal ?

Ghorepani poon hill trekking is the easiest and shortest trekking route. Which is very famous for natural scenery and mountain view.

What is the maximum elevation of Nepal trekking ?

There are many trekking routes which cross through the high pass, such as Annapurna circuit, Everest Base camp trekking they are Around 5500 Meter from sea level which is maximum elevation. However, you don’t have to sleep more than 5000Meter.

Do I get drinking water during the trek ?

Of course, most of the trekking route you can buy drinking water. however, in someplace or some route they have banned the mineral water to avoid the plastic. you can buy safe drinking water. however, we recommend you to bring the water purification tablet.

What is the flight condition of Nepal ?

For Lukla and Pokhara there is regular flight which is done by some domestic airlines. if the weather is bad you can not fly. for the Lukla case, you will have problem other places you can even manage the vehicle as well.

What are the new trekking trail ?

Mardi Himal trekking and Mohare danda are the new and short trekking trail. which is very famous for natural scenery.

How much is the daily expenses in Nepal ?

While I am trekking you need to prepare roughly about 70$ per day. which includes your food and accommodation as well as guide and porter if you are on a sharing basis. however, if you are solo traveler you need to prepare for around 80 dollars.

what kind of dress can I wear in Nepal ?

Nepalese society is very strict in a dress. if you are in the city you can wear comfortable clothes. whereas if you are traveling into village please wear the clothes that cover your body parts.

How can I greet in Nepal ?

You can greet any Nepali by saying Namaste with combing two hands in front of your chest.

Do I need travel insurance to come in Nepal ?

Sure, if you are traveling to Nepal and going to trek, you should do good insurance that covers your medical expenses as well as helicopter rescuee.

What is Altitude sickness ?

Altitude sickness, also known as acute mountain sickness (AMS), is a negative health effect of high altitude, caused by acute exposure to low amounts of oxygen level at high altitude. It presents as a collection of nonspecific symptoms, acquired at high altitude or in low air pressure, resembling a case of “flu, carbon monoxide poisoning, or a hangover”.
Acute mountain sickness can progress to high altitude pulmonary edema (HAPE) or high altitude cerebral edema (HACE), both of which are potentially fatal, and can only be cured by immediate descent to lower altitude or oxygen administration.

What happens in case of emergency ?

We are prepared for any emergency situation and knows how to handle it. Our guides are trained in first aid and can deal with most of the basic ailments that occur during a trekking. Every client should have his own insurance before coming to Nepal for the case of an emergency situation.

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