Q: What is a Trek?
A: A Trek is not a Mountain Climbing Trip. There are still only a few roads in Nepal extending deeply into the hills, so the only way to truly visit remote regions of the kingdom is walking. It requires more time and effort, but the rewards are also greater. Whether you begin your trek at a road head or fly into a remote mountain airstrip, a large part of it will be in the Middle Hills region at elevations between 500 and 3000 meters. While trekking you will see the great diversity of Nepal. Villages embrace many ethnic groups and cultures. The terrain changes from tropical jungle to high-glaciated peaks in only 150 km.
Q: How difficult are the treks?
A: Difficulty of the treks depends on the altitude, geographical situation and passes of the trek . Shorter treks tend to be easier while longer ones require some physical fitness.
Q: What is the Tea House/camping Trek?
A: Tea House Trek - is a trek during where at the end of each trekking day you stay for overnight in normal lodge. Camping Treks is a trek where you stay for overnight in tents which our guides will set up for you and food during such treks will be cooked by our experienced cook.
Q: What can I expect from Tea House?
A: Tea House is the combination of guest house, restaurant, and social hang out. Most of the Tea Houses have running water facility. Many of them have hot water available for bathing.
Q: What facilities we will have in Tea House trek?
A: Private rooms are available in most tea houses except for high altitudes ones. Most bathrooms are shared. Most of the Tea Houses have running water facility.
Q: Where do we eat our meals and what kind of food is available in trek?
A: During a Tea House trek you will have breakfast and dinner in the Tea House, lunch will be eaten at one of the trail side restaurants. During a Camping Trek all food will be cooked by our experienced cook. Every Tea House serves the traditional Nepali meal Dal Bhat (rice and lentil soup). All Tea Houses of our routs have variety of different food items, such as rice, vegetables, noodles, potatoes and soup. Many of them have western food on menu. Soft drinks, snacks and beer are available in most of the Tea Houses and trail side restaurants.
Q: Is it safe to eat during the trek?
A: Food safety is always a big concern and we take it very seriously. That is why we have chosen the cleanest and most hygienically kept Tea Houses for our routs. During a Camping Trek our cook prepares safe and tasty meals from carefully chosen food items and only hygienic cleaning facilities are used.
Q: What are the sources of drinking water supply during trekking?
A: All Tea Houses have boiled water for trekkers. And on the trek you will be provided with drinking water by your guide. The guide will make sure that water is safe for drinking.
Q: What is the best time for trekking?
A: Best time for trekking is autumn (October-November) and spring (end of February-April). Short treks and some Tea Houses treks can be done during winter season as well. For more details on trekking season of different routes check our season guide
Q: What is the weather like?
A: You need to be prepared for sudden weather changes while trekking. That’s why trekking equipment should be chosen carefully before the trip. Sudden rain storms or snow are always a possibility which needs to be considered. The weather during the trekking season is somewhat more stable. “Nepal Guide Trekking” pays big attention to weather forecast, so you will be told about weather prognosis and you will be given advises before trek.
Q: What kind of clothes is needed for trekking?
A: Choosing the clothes for trekking is very important. Please, check our trekking equipment list for details.
Q: What type of shoes should I have?
A: For shorter treks comfortable tennis shoes or snickers is enough while longer treks require carefully chosen hiking boots which should be kind of strong, well-made but light boots. Shoes and boots are best to buy before arriving in Nepal. Proper fit is a must for boots and we advise you to wear your new shoes for sometime before trek for your feet to feel absolutely comfortable during trekking.
Q: Should we bring all trekking equipment with us?
A: You can easily rent needed equipment for reasonable price in Kathmandu or Pokhara before trek but it’s always preferable and more convenient to have your own equipment during trekking, so we advise you to bring equipment with you or to buy here as most of the outdoor equipment can be bought in Kathmandu or Pokhara in one of the many outdoor gear shops.
Q: What problems can arise on altitude?
A: Altitude sickness is a serious problem. We have many years of experience in trekking and good knowledge of the problem, organizes treks very carefully. Extra day of acclimatization is included in all our high altitude treks. Our guides are trained to spot any signs of altitude sickness and know how to deal with it.
Q: What happens in case of emergency?
A: “We 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 trek. Every client should have his own insurance before coming to Nepal for case of emergency.
Q: What sort of experience do your guides have?
A: We have more than 15 years of guiding experience in Nepal as well as Tibet. Most of them have been spending years exploring the country. Our guides are trained in first aid and know how to handle any situation. All our guides speak fluent English and happy to share their deep knowledge of the country and beauty of Nepal with you. We believe in and follow the idea that it’s not enough to take visitors to special places or special cultures, we need to provide guides who can get people feel involved in what they are experiencing, explain it thoroughly and keep them entertained....