Do I need previous hiking experience required to go on a trek?
If you are physically fit and have extra Exercise enough enthusiasm for the trip previous experience is not required.
Could I trek without a guide?
You could, the area is very safe and in most cases navigation is relatively easy-however with a guide you will get more out of the experience. Having someone with you that knows the local customs and language helps you interact with people you meet in remote villages, and shows that you respect their culture.
What will happen if I get sick on the trek?
Either you will get better, or if it seems serious we will evacuate you with Helicopter and will be taken to Hospital in Kathmandu where you’ll get excellent attention. Our crew is well versed in medical and emergency care and carry a reasonably comprehensive first aid kit.
What will happen if I get injured?
If it is serious (this has never happened). You will again be taken care by our staff. If evacuation is required this will be arranged by Visit Nepal tour. It’s advised that if you have any personal doubts you should have evacuation insurance arranged. Visit Nepal tour can advise you on this.
Will I get sick?
Not likely. The worst is you may get some diarrhea or temporary stomach upset. Please look our staying healthy during holiday topic for details .Follow the health advice given in our briefings during welcome dinner and you’ll is fine.
What is the food like on the trek?
Fantastic! If you haven't already tried Dal Bhat you are in for a treat - there is nothing better to fill that trekking appetite. Dal Bhat is the signature Nepali dish - rice and lentil soup served with two types of curried vegetables and pickles. It is on the menu in every tea-house on the trek. A nice breakfast specialty you might also want to try is Tibetan Gurung bread with honey. The mountain tea houses will also serve up more familiar western dishes like pizza, or muesli for the morning
Is there a problem with altitude sickness?
For our tours/treks below 4000m, there is little likelihood of being subject to altitude sickness, unless you are taking one of our more extreme adventure tours. Kathmandu rests at an altitude of only 1350-m (4430ft) and at this altitude there is no likelihood of altitude related sickness.
Well be advising you well in advance if altitude is an issue. Our tours/treks above 4000m do require acclimatization periods and any of our tours needing acclimatization has it built into the itinerary and that comes from 13 years of experience and the best medical advice... So don’t worry. If you want to know more about altitude sickness please look the topic staying healthy.
What is the food like?
Vegetarian and non-Veg Good and exactly what you need for energy. The cook will provide anything from pizza to curry, and scrambled eggs to chocolate cake. In Teahouse treks youll have a full menu available to choose from. You will not go hungry and we welcome suggestions.
How cold will it be?
Depends on the season of course and generally its comfortable tours/treks. Please ask for more details based on the tour of your preference. You could be trekking in a T-shirt or with a wind breaker, but mostly the days are fine and the evenings cool to chilly. For Kathmandu valley it is just perfect for most of the time. If you are doing treks above 4000m in winter then it could get -10 degree Celsius at the most.
Can I call my home or my work place?
Kathmandu and many places we visit are linked to a phone system with STD and ISD facilities. In KTM/PKR/ Jom /Nepal Jung there are all the facilities you need including fax and full internet / e-mail. If you are doing trek in completely remote area of the country like Dolpo, Kanchenjunga then you will have no access for any communication for few days to few weeks. The Visit Nepal tour office can always be used to dispatches messages.
How much money do I need?
Hard to say! You may need money for a taxi fare, for a beer, presents and tips. If you do not intend to buy lots of gifts and are not intending to extend your stay, then for a week US$200 should be ample. But have contingency plans (credit card?) just in case. It also depends on your Visit Nepal tour package and what’s included.
How hard our trek will be?
Depending on what sort of tour/treks you are taking. Mostly tours featured in this site are easy so simple healthy people can enjoy a tour. For trekking you most be fit enough to trek about 6 hours a day. We have given grading for all the tours/treks featured in this site so please look at the grading system for more details.
Can I arrange an extension trip?
Yes, and there is a varies range of great activities that Visit nepal tour can introduce you to. We can assist with culture tours to all adventure activities in the region. Visit Nepal Tour also runs Trips in Bhutan, Sikkim, Ladak, Lhasa and as such have the facilities for many adventure tours.
What will I need to carry on the trek?
Very little the porter will carry your all the luggage. The most you will need is water, maybe extra clothing (windbreaker) if the weather is changeable and your camera etc. You should check on this when booking your tour as tours vary. If you are doing mountaineering then you should be able to carry about 15-20 KG.
Can I join a group trek?
Please visit our website for a list of our scheduled group departures. If one of these does not fit your schedule, we can arrange a special trek for you, whether you are traveling alone or with a few friends.
What is the maximum weight allowed on domestic flights?
The normal weight limit is 15 kilogram’s for all domestic flight we therefore recommend you not to overload yourself.
How many extra days should I allow in case of flight cancellation etc? If you are flying from a remote mountain airstrip like Lukla, Jomsom, Simikot, Taplejung and Dolpo, we should keep at least two to 3 spare days before your departure for home.
Is a trekking permit required?
The government of Nepal no longer requires a trekking permit except for a few restricted areas. However, we do require your passport details in advance in order to make your national park or conservation permit.
What do I need to bring?
What arrangements for drinking water are made while on trek?
You should bring a one-liter water bottle with you on the trek. We prefer that you purify water yourself using iodine in order to save scarce fuel. You can also buy mineral water if you trek areas like Annapurna, Everest and langtang.
Can I go trekking in the months of June and July?
It is not very good trekking during the monsoon season from June to August except treks in the Himalayan rain shadow like Mustang and Kailas Dolpo etc.
How expensive is it to travel in Nepal?
For travelers from most parts of the world Nepal is also a very economic destination. As per our previous client mouth referral.