What happens if there is an emergency?
If there is an emergency during the trek, your guides will deal with the situation, they are trained for this. In most cases the company will contact your insurance company and the appropriate measures will be implied. The company and your guide will do the up most to ensure your safe return in the rare occasion of such a problem arising.
What happens if I get sick?
If you should get sick during your trek, your guide will do his best to assist you in anyway. Medicine is not readily available in some remote regions so we recommend you to stock up on things you may need in Kathmandu. Should you require it; extra rest days can be taken. If you need evacuation, the company will be contacted and appropriate measure will be taken. In some cases you can find doctors along the trekking routes, or one can be brought for you.
What is the weather & temperature like?
Depending on the season. In the summer time the weather is hot and sunny during the day with occasional storms in the evening. In winter at high elevations the temperature is very cold, but the days are normally bright and sunny. September through to November is ideal for the warm days and cool nights and clear weather.
Is previous hiking experience required to go on a trek?
No, you do not required previous experience to go on a trek, but it would prove useful to you.
Are the food / water safe to eat / drink?
During the trek, your guide will advise you on what you should and shouldn’t eat and drink. The food at the places you will be staying is all safe to eat. Water you can buy bottled or bring along purification tablets. Tea houses will also provide boiled and filtered water for you to treat accordingly.
What arrangements for drinking water are made while on trek?
During your trek in most places, mineral water can be purchased, however due to environmental reason, we recommend you bring along purification tablets. Tea houses provide boiled and filtered water. Your guide will offer advice and where to get water during the trek. On camping treks the porters will carry suitable water with them.
What is altitude sickness?
Altitude sickness means illness occur at higher altitude. In this time your breathing and heart rates increase. Altitude sickness normally happens above 2800m and symptoms consist of headache, dizziness, dehydration and trouble sleeping. To help avoid this illness we recommend you to drink at least 3 liters of water per day, trek slowly and use acclimatization days. Of course our guides will be on hand to give assist and advise you should any problems arise.
Is communication to home possible while on trek?
In some of the larger towns there will be phone connection and sometimes internet. We can advice you on this when you select an itinerary.
Is it possible/easy to get equipment on hire?
Yes, it is possible to get the equipment on hire. We can help you with to arrange that.
What is the maximum weight allowed on domestic flights?
The maximum weight allowed on domestic flights is 15 Kilo grams.
How many extra days should I allow in case of flight cancellation?
In case of flight cancellation you should allow two to three extra days.
What will be happen if the guide/porter leaves me alone the trail?
We provide only experienced and reliable guides our company will be responsible for this. We guarantee that your guides or porters will not disappear before the completion of your trip. In the case that it does we will resend another guide straight away. Don’t worry you will not be on your own, other staff on the trek will help you
What equipment should I bring?
Equipment list of things you needed to bring: Down jackets, fleece jacket, water proof/ windproof jackets and pants, proper foot wear, sun hat, woolen hat, umbrella, rain poncho. Good sleeping bags, sunglasses, drinking water bottles, torchlight, sun block cream, toiletries, gloves, gaiters, first aid kit.
What else do you offer besides trekking?
Besides trekking we offer Sightseeing all over the Nepal, Jungle Safari, River Rafting, Peak Climbing, Mountaineering, paragliding, mountain flight, bird watching tour, hot air ballooning, bungee jumping, mountain biking, rock climbing, hunting, kayaking, fishing and fully supported treks throughout Nepal, Bhutan, Tibet, Sikkim and Darjeeling.
Do I need to join a trekking company to get a trekking permit?
For some treks it is possible for you to make a permit without joining the company. But there are some trekking routes, which you require group permits for and these permits cannot be obtained on an individual basis. For this you must join with a company. From last October the government made it law that all people entering permit zones must not travel unaccompanied by a guide.
Where to get trekking permits?
Permits are needed for most treks. Trekking permits can be easily obtained through our company (we can arrange the permit for.) If fact, in most of our trips the permit is included for you.
What type of information is required in order to confirm the booking?
In order to conform the booking you should provide us the following information:
• Passport no
• Date of passport issue
• Validity of Passport
• Date of Birth
• Your complete name as in the passport
• Complete Address
• Your Nationality
• Your arrival Date, Airline number and time
• Your departure date, Airline number, and time etc.
Who will be leading my trip?
In India the personnel is exclusively local with guides who speak good English and have exceptional local knowledge, as well as first aid experience.
Who will accompany me during a trek/trekking peak program?
A guide, a cook and porters or horses/Yaks depending on the region will accompany you during the trek/trekking peak program etc.
Will I get sick from the food?
On our tours we use the best available ingredients when preparing our own food, everything is sanitized and of the highest standard. We use only reputable hotels and our guides will also supervise food preparation. With the proper precautions, there is no reason why you should get sick while in Nepal.
What type of Lodging is providing?
In India you will be welcomed in small and fairly simple hotels, chosen for their fair level of cleanliness and a calm atmosphere. While on trek, you will be camping in tents that are provided for you along with all camping equipment.
What are the list of Equipment do I need to bring?
The following list only mentions the essential elements. You have to prepare a list of clothes and small personal articles you will need during the trek.
• A good sleeping bag
• A walking stick optional
• A frontal lamp or an electric torch
• A foam mattress is provided, but if you have a self-inflating mattress, we advise you to bring it
• Hiking shoes
• A sweater
• A fleece jacket
• A waterproof jacket preferably Gore-Tex
• Good trousers
• Gloves and cap
• Sun cream
• A water bottle
• A small backpack. It will contain all what you need during a trekking day and a kit-bag with padlock or a big backpack. It will contain the 12 kg personal belongings, carried by you. About 25 kg. backpack which will be carried by porters. We advise you to protect the inside of the kit-bag with a plastic bag.