General Trekking Information

Nepal is awesome destination for the trek lovers from all over the world. With eight of the top ten highest summits in the world and some of the most beautiful landscapes which are only reachable on foot, trekking in Nepal is one of the unique experiences of Planet Earth. Trekking is combination of hiking and walking activity in which people take multi-days trips in rural, un development area. In another words, Trekking is making a journey/trip on foot, especially to hike through mountainous areas often for multiple days and along lovely mountains villages and enjoying nature and/or close contact with people in remote mountain villages where lifestyle sometimes is unchanged since many generations. Trekking is also done in risky mountain areas so it will help to gain more adventurous build up capacity to the trekkers’. Trekker will get knowledge that is more adventurous with the real life scenario in mountain areas or in remote area. In case of Nepal, Nepal has many places where people can easily do trek for 3 days up to 3 months. To be a trekker they must have to there things that areBudget, Holiday, willing to do adventure. Trekking will not done free by the Trekking company so that they most pay the expenses during their trekking trip and They must have a holiday for such trip and last one is trekker must be capable to do a trek and he/she have to willing do adventure work.

If you have all these attributes, one can easily do trek with our company.

When To Go:
The best seasons for trekking are the dry and warm seasons, March-June and September-November. During these times, the temperature is bearable and skies are usually clear, although the skies are foggier and the rain begins in May-June. It is possible to trek out of season, but expect rain and leeches during the summer monsoon season and severe cold and closed passes during the winter months. During the monsoon season, the treks are virtually empty of travellers. Most rain usually comes at night; days are cloudy with less rain. The north side of the Himalayas is in rain shadow, meaning that the mountains somewhat block the rain. Annapurna Circuit is in rain shadow after Pisang. The skies are still cloudy and it rains occasionally. In mornings the skies may be clearer, but the views are still nowhere as good as during the trekking season. Landslides may block the trekking routes.

Types of Trek

A. Tea House Trek is doing trek by eating and sleeping at Tea/ guesthouse where the Teahouse are available for sleep and already setup by the villager for providing the service to the clients. Every day trekker will get the tea house to eat and sleep. In comparison to camping trek, teahouse trek is little cheep. But both trek are done in the same place only different is that camping trekker’s get own prepare food by own office cook where as teahouse trekker’s will get to eat food which prepared by tea house’s staff.

B. Camping trek is little sophisticated trek as we will carry the all things required for trek from Kathmandu or that places where all the necessary items are available. All things (all food items and Tent for sleep) will be always with the trekker during trek trips. Trekking will sleep in the tents and their staff (if any). Their staff will prepare meals as per in the menu provided in advance.
For the more difficult treks involving mountaineering, crampons and ice axes may be required. A simpler type of crampons, which attach to the shoe using a rubber ring, are easily obtainable in the Thamel neighborhood. These are variously known as spikes, microspikes and chains.

Trek Grading System
Easy:Trekkers without previous experience are offered a diverse range of easy treks. The easy trek involves no difficult climbing or ascents to high altitudes and is usually less than a week suitable for everyone. However, it is not loss of height means loss of interest while lower altitude treks often provide colorful horizons of a whole series of mountain ranges. The easy treks are considered of full access of teahouses and low altitude.
Moderate:Moderate treks are more challenging than easy and are suitable for any trekker looking for something a bit more energetic. In general they are longer than roughly 10 days walking up and down climb to higher altitudes. At this altitude, you will be rewarded with close-up views of bigger mountains. The medium treks are considered of full access of higher altitudes
Steneous:Trekkers with some previous mountain walking experience should only undertake medium-hard treks. These treks ascend to high altitudes (up to 5000m) and involve some steep climbing, although it is never necessary to use ropes.
Difficult:Hard treks are suitable only for real adventure seekers. Some steep ascents to high altitudes with the possibility of rope climbing are involved in this category. Trekkers will need stamina to complete one of these wilderness treks as they might lasts for 20-40 days.

Responsible Trekking
Trek legally If you trek independently, you are not allowed to take any staff by law. You need for this a Trekking Agency, the sole authorized to employ staff for foreign trekkers. Do not hire staff or "independent guides" through hotels, unless they have a Trekking Agent licence or offer this service through an affiliated Trekking Agent. For the most proper disposal available, please make sure you take all of your trash, including bottles and cans from goods consumed in restaurants, to the nearest truck-accessible road. Note the pollution and lack of trash management in the villages on the treks - including trash-clogged rivers and mounds of discarded beer bottles. Nepal is struggling with its rapid Westernization and hasn't yet figured out how to dispose of its waste. Don't contribute to the problem any more than necessary! After your trek, you can give your clothes to the porters'.

Personal Trekking Equipment Checklist

A pair of hiking/trekking boots
A pair of slippers
Several pairs of woolen socks and cotton socks
One light long underwear bottom
One medium long underwear bottom
A pair of climbing and pile pants
Two medium poly pro shirts
One light woolen/fleece sweater
One pile jacket
One down vest
One down sweater/jacket
A pair of light wind Gore-Tex jacket and pant
A pair of woolen hat and Sun hat
A pair of glacier glasses
A pair of Gore-Tex glove shells with liner or ski gloves
A pair of woolen gloves
A Swiss Army knife ( if possible)
A trekking pack of 3000 cubic inches capacity
Sun screen lotion SPF 10 to 30 and sun screen stick SPF 10 to 30
Books, mp3 player (option)
An one-liter water bottle
A pair of trekking poles (opt)
One torch with enough sets of batteries

Toiletry items:
Towel, biodegradable soaps, pre-moistened novelettes, wash cloth, sunscreen, lip balm, and any additional personal items such as toothbrush, comb etc.

First Aid Kit Box:
Be advised to check with your doctor. Suggestions: aspirin or ibuprofen, Pepto Bismol, Band aids/bandages, moleskin, scissors, tweezers, tropical antiseptic, anti-acid tablets, laxative, water purification tablets.

Other necessary items:
Photo equipment with plenty of film/disk and spare batteries, reading/writing materials, postcards of hometown and/or photos of home and family to share with local people, safety pins, sewing kit, zip lock bags for small items, large plastic bags to line duffel and protect any down items.

Required Permits
Police check points are numerous and unavoidable and park officers can check your permits at any time, with a fine of double the normal cost if you are caught without the proper permits. Do not try to bribe officers or police personnel; it might get you in more trouble than you think. Most of the time there will be two or 3 permits, one will belong to conservation area or national park, another will be Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) Card and the last one is restricted area entry permit. You will need one or two or all of the permits mentioned above.

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