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FAQ

01: When can I book your trips?
Our booking is open all year round after selecting the trip of your interest and choice, please book at least minimum 4 weeks prior to group trip departure for private and tailor made trips minimum of 2 weeks.

02: What time and season are the best for Himalayan holidays?
Nepal Himalaya is for all seasons for soft trekking and sightseeing tours. Nepal has 4 main seasons Spring, Summer with (Monsoon), Autumn (Fall) & Winter. For major trekking, it is best from March to June and September to November. For soft and moderate short treks all season except July to mid-September (wet rainy times)

03: What to expect on trekking the scenery, people, culture, religion?
Nepal is an amazing Himalayan country for scenery with wide range of snow capped high mountains with smaller peaks, one can view mountains nearly every day on treks with sunrise and sunset in some areas of trekking with picturesque landscapes of green hills, valleys, glacial rivers, traditional villages  and the people on lower region below 2,000 meters are dominated with Hindu religion people Brahmins, Chettries, Dalits and some mixed tribes of Newars, Magar and Kirat people. Above 2000 meters are Tibetan Buddhism religion people Tamang. Sherpa, Gurung, Thakali, Manang, Mustang, and Bhotias with enrich with culture, custom and old interesting temples, and monasteries. 

04: How hard and tough is the trek in the Himalaya?
Depending upon the trekking areas, as Himalaya region is with lot of ups and downhill with some gradual sections, on longer treks involves passes of over 4,000 to 5,000 meters with cold temperature of minimum -5 degree Celsius in the morn and night time the hours of walk can be from 6-8 hrs some days. However walking at your own normal pace slow steady will be enjoyable with the surrounding fabulous views.     

05: What will happen if one gets sick on route trekking?
In all treks we carry comprehensive medical kit and most of clients are aware of some medical problem in the developing countries and hygiene, our guide are trained in medical course with First Aid, however if it’s a serious problem beyond guides capacity we will evacuate the victims to nearest health post of hospitals for very serious with accidents and emergency case and AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness) evacuate by helicopter to Kathmandu or to nearest towns and cities with good medical facilities.

06: Is there any telephone on route treks and will all cell phone works?
Since last ten years, nearly all villagers and guide will have local cellphones including STD / ISTD in some villages and towns Hotels and Lodge. In some areas like deep valley and gorge area, the cell phone does not work well for some days, but normally on high and open areas it certainly works depending upon the local/international SIM used.

07: How cold can it get on the treks?
As you know Himalaya is also known as Third Pole, depending upon the region of trekking normally days are warmer with sunshine in the high altitude but as in the shade the temperature drops to cold April May to June to September are much warm above 2500 meters the temperature drop up to below minimum minus five to ten degree Celsius without wind chill factor, however, the mid morning and afternoon are pleasant.

08: How long one must walk every day on the treks?
Depending upon the trek chosen as per the itinerary on average 4-5 hours normally, but on longer duration treks it can lead up to 7-8 hrs and crossing high passes in some trekking.

09: Is there any bar in ages on your trekking holiday?
No age bars in most of our trips any one with sound physical health can join in our treks and tours. But in extreme adventurous trekking above 65 years of age must be physical fit and with good medical reports from your doctors mentioning that he is fit for longer hard adventurous trekking. In most trekking from week to 10 days child of minimum 4-5 yrs can take part with guidance of parents with extra porters if required to take care.

10: Is it safe on route no theft or robbery?
Nepal has been safe so far, there are few cases of this kind, especially to backpackers traveling alone without guides. Taking good guides from reputed company like us will be safe from such things.

11: I am a vegetarian is it all right for others?
There will be no problem, nowadays most of the clients from western countries are turning vegetarian. so on trekking with lodge or camping meat varieties are few, we encourage vegetarian meals for safety and hygiene during our trips.

12:  Is there any hospital close to trekking area?
Is there any hospital close to trekking area? In area of trekking on remote area, there are no hospitals or medical care, but some villages will have health post with basic treatment only. Only in towns and cities there are major hospitals with medical facilities, on trek for severe and emergency our guide will contact the head office for instant safe evacuation by any means of transport or helicopter, for this reason, one must have good insurance to cover medical, travel and evacuation procedure if required on chopper.

13: What would be the situation for essential things during trek like foods, water, sleeping equipments, toilets, porters??

Food and water:
Meals and water can be bought at number of Tea-House or Lodge on route trekking every few hours of walks, water purify pills do work only 40-50 % as the Himalayan water is hard water, needs to be boiled or can be bought at ACAP designated water filling stations, Nepal Guide Treks & Expeditions (P) Ltd and other environmental conscious company  discourage bottle water, as the plastic is a nuisance and makes huge amount of garbage.

Sleeping equipment
There are various and several Teahouse / Lodge or guest houses on route trekking. Some are basic and some standard ones. Better to bring your own sleeping bags as per the season wise, the blankets in these lodges can be dirty and filthy sometimes in high trekking seasons.

Equipment
Water bottle, sleeping bags, good trekking boots, sport shoe when not walking long distance, 10-15 liter backpack depending what you carry most of the loads are carried by our porters, take what you need for the day, toilet paper, toiletries, sandals for shower, towel, flashlight (torch light), spare batteries, reading book, first-aid kit, sunglasses, laundry rope, washing powder, sunscreen, fleece coat, rain coat, water proof nylon bag, travel clothes, warm clothes, laundry bag, camera.

Toilets and showers:
Beginning of the trek you may find running water, but as you climb higher the facility becomes scarce. If you want to take a shower on route trekking, it is a bath using bucket of hot-warm water at reasonable cost.

Porters:
It is strongly recommended to hire a porter (carrier and guide) to carry your heavy bag, at the same time you are employing him. In some cases, the porter can act as a guide. It is safe and good to hire a porter through an agency to reduce the chance that the porter might disappear with your bag this has happened last few years back. You can hire a porter for two persons, but mind not to over loading him. Try to meet with your porter before leaving for the trek to get to know him.