FAQ

  • Accommodations vary from region to region. There are clean basic accommodations available on most trekking regions, while the popular trails offer luxury accommodation. Most lodges have shared bathrooms while few do offer private attached bathrooms. Most tea house lodges are family owned businesses and provide great service, clean bed sheets, pillow cases and blankets. Most tea houses along the popular trails are family run businesses providing you with a very homely care and service. On remote treks, we provide you with all the necessary luxury items including expedition tents, with mattress and pillows, kitchen tents with full kitchen crew and all the necessary items to prepare the health meals even in the most remote of regions. 
  • Most lodges offer the Nepali power staple, Bhal-Bhat-Tarkari, directly translated to rice-lentil soup-vegetables. This offers a great balance diet of protein and carbs, a necessary ingredient for any high mountain trek.  Western food is also available at most lodges. One can also enjoy locally manufactured yak cheese. You can budget from anywhere between a mere few dollars up to thirty dollars depending upon your choice of food and drinks.
  • The trip cost depends upon how you wish to travel. You can usually choose to take a flight or travel by bus or private air-conditioned jeeps. You can choose between budget, standard and luxurious trip in Nepal. We can customize your trips to meet your requirements.
  • Natural spring water is available on most trails across Nepal. We boil and use purifying tablets. It is also possible to buy mineral water from tea shops along most trails.   
  • We take extra care and try to get you acclimatized as we proceed on the trail. Our itineraries always factor in the acclimatization process. However, in case if you get serious altitude sickness or any accident during the trek, it is possible to call a helicopter rescue. If it is not too serious there are ponies or men who help you to lower elevation. Our guides and staff are trained and have a lot of experience handling such cases. 
  • Always remember to ask permission before taking anyone’s pictures. Do not remove or purchase antiques. Always ask before entering holy shrines and avoid wearing revealing clothes and outward displays of physical affection.
  • Blackouts (load shedding) are fact of life across Nepal, even in the cities like Kathmandu, scheduled power cuts are common for 15 hours a day (during the winters).Mini hydro plants power many villages on the Annapurna trekking, Everest trekking and Langtang trek and lodges will let you charge your batteries for a fee.
  • There are hospitals and health posts in larger villages. Himalayan Rescue Association operates aid posts in Pheriche( Everest region) and Manang(Annapurna region). In general, though once you are on trek in Nepal, you are on your own and your medical kit and preparations must reflect this reality. Our guides are equipped with a first aid kit on all treks. 
  • Telephones are available on most of the popular trekking region. You can also find Internet service at certain towns. Treks into remote regions of Nepal might not have mobile phone coverage. 
  • Trekking permits are a requirement in Nepal. Our staff can arrange this for you. 
  • Yes, we highly recommend all our clients to have travel insurance for this gives you the peace of mind to you and your loved ones. Many of our trips visit remote areas where the nearest medical facility could be many miles away, in case of serious problems or emergencies, it is usually possible to arrange to be transported back out. Such expenses are often covered by health and/or travel insurance. Comprehensive insurance with additional “Sports Cover” (a term used by many insurance companies). 
  • You may book your trip through internet, telephone, and letter. It is better if you book your trip in advance.
  • Most government offices are open 10am to 5 pm Sunday to Thursday during summer and 10am to 4pm during the winter( roughly Mid- November to Mid February). Offices generally close 3 pm Friday and are closed for an hour at lunchtime. Banks and airlines are open 9am to noon and 1pm to 5 pm Sunday to Friday. Restaurants are generally open 10:30 am to 10pm and shops 10:30 am to 9pm.
  • It is possible to buy and hire all trekking equipment in Nepal. Outdoor gear outfitters are located in the tourist hub of Thamel. Mountain Hard wear, North Face all have authorized dealerships in Kathmandu. Locally manufactured outfitters are also widely available.  
  • Yes, there are sightseeing, short hiking and adventure sports like bungee jumping, jungle safari, paragliding, cycling, white water rafting and many other to choose from. All extended trips are guaranteed to leave you with memories for a lifetime.  
  • Nepal has its political issues. However it has always been a safe destination for visitors. Our professionally trained guides and support staff are always there to make sure you are safe at all times.