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When is the best season for trek?

We have main two seasons for trekking. The best months are September, October & November during the Autumn season and March, April & May during the spring season are consider as the best seasons for attempting trekking, although we do have some departures during some other months as well because we would like to offer some opportunities for some people who cannot make their holidays during the best months. The best months has been defined due to their nature of best visibility and best weather condition other then.

What is the Tea House/ lodge Trek?

The Tea-House Trek means - The other not only economic but also eco-friendly way of doing trekking is called Tea-House trek arrangement which allows the trekkers to be more in contact with local people. In this arrangement overnight halts with dinner and breakfast will be in Tea-Houses (Lodges) and lunches in local Restaurants en-route.

What is the general duration of the everyday trek?

The duration of the trek depends on interests which you have. Generally, your trek can range from 4-7 days to month time or longer periods if you wish. Even the same trek can be of a different duration for different trekkers depending on their wishes and interests on the route.

What facilities we will have in Tea House?

In the tea house trekking arrangement, we provide private room. And most of the places, the bathrooms are shared and running water facility.

Where do we eat our meals?

In the Tea House trekking arrangement overnight halts with dinner and breakfast will be in Tea-Houses (Lodges) we overnight and lunches in local Restaurants en-route. We will provide you hygienic food prepared on the lodge. Most of the cooks in the local teahouses are not well trained but enough experienced.

What kinds of meal do we get in tea house?

In Tea House trek you will served a variety of local foods including such items as Tibetan fried bread, soups, momo’s (steamed dumplings), daal- bhat (lentils and rice), tarkari (steamed, fried, or curried vegetables), potatoes (prepared in dozens of ways), pastas and even a version of pizza & some continental foods are well. Meats are rarely eaten although you may have canned tuna or sardines and the occasional yak stew. Breakfasts typically consist of eggs (prepared in many ways), hot porridge, muesli, toast, peanut butter and honey.

Do I need travel insurance?

Yes, travel insurance is compulsory. You are required to purchase comprehensive travel insurance before travelling with us. Make sure that your travel insurance covers helicopter evacuation, trip cancellation insurance, general medical expenses, and hospitalizations.

Will I need visas?

Yes; you need visa to travel to our Himalayan destinations. Please note that obtaining the necessary visas is your responsibility and if you don’t have the correct visa for your destination(s) you may miss out on all or part of your tour. You can easily obtained Nepal Visa on arrival to Kathmandu international airport so it is not a problem.

What is the best way to carry my money?

You may either bring cash or travelers cheque or card. The widely accepted currency is US Dollars but you can easily use other currency like Euro, GBP Pound, Australian Dollar or Canadian Dollar etc. No other currency then above suggested is widely accepted. Travelers’ cheques are a safe way to carry your funds although they can sometimes be more difficult to change than cash.

ATMs are the easiest way to withdraw local money BUT you should never rely solely on them and always have a back-up of cash. We recommend that you bring as much US dollars cash (in small denomination bills with no rips, writing or other damage) as you feel comfortable carrying, or Euros. This should be in addition to your local payment.

Is trekking permit required?

The government of Nepal no longer requires a trekking permit for Everest, Annapurna, Langtang, and some other regions. However, conservation permit or National park permits are required for these regions. There are few restricted trekking areas in Nepal, where trekking permits are required. Trekking permit is a special permission given to you by the Nepalese government to visit the restricted areas. Our entire trekking/ tour trips are inclusive with the permit required.

Is there electricity during the trekking?

Most of the trekking areas like Annapurna, Everest, Langtang, Dhaulagiri, Mustang and Manaslu, we get electricity. You can charge your camera batteries. However it is likely that the electricity can off in mountain anytime so you should be bringing your personal head lamp or light additionally for the safety.

What problems can arise on altitude?

Our itinerary specially tailored considering with a high degree of minimization of AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness). Normally, altitude sickness stars from 3,600 meters/11808 feet and there is no problem below this standard. During your trip this is a best solution go slowly with body acclimatization. Consider in the higher altitude there is less oxygen in the air. Suppose, crossing high passes more than 5,000 meters/ 16,400 feet, there is 50% less oxygen than at sea level. Your body needs many days to acclimatization during the travel in high Himalaya.

What are the Preventive facilities of Altitude Illness?

Altitude illness, AMS is a very unpredictable condition, but all of our guides are very experienced with the symptoms and treatment of AMS. Every time our guides are ready to help you. We do, however, strongly advise people with known heart, lungs or blood diseases to consult their doctor before trekking.

I’m travelling alone – is a group tour/ trek right for me? Who will I share a room with?

Although some people travel on our tours with friends or partners, many people come alone, perhaps because their friends have different interests or budgets.

Although you may begin the tour alone, by the end of the tour you will have many new friends for life. Solo travelers will usually be roomed with other group members of the same gender. Single supplements are available on our entire trips with additional cost.

How difficult are the treks?

Trekking requires lots of willpower, tolerance of harsh conditions and reasonable fitness, good health and physical condition. It is vital that participants with pre-existing medical problems or conditions make these known to the time of booking.

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