Frequently asked the question for trekking in Nepal provides travelers with almost all the information that they need to know about basic aspects of the trek in Nepal. Here I collect some fundamental questions and answers which are useful for all trekkers who want to do Nepal trekking for beginners and seniors.
What are the frequently asked question for trekking in Nepal?
The following are frequently asked questions for trekking in Nepal.
What is trekking?
A trek is a go on a long arduous journey, typically on foot. It can be shorter than a week or more than a month. requires more time and effort. While trekking you will see the different types of diversity in Nepal. The terrain changes from tropical jungle to mountain peaks within a 150 km distance. Trekking is good for testing your physical and mental limits also. It is a challenging work that not everyone can conquer.
Who can trek ?
People who are normally fit can do easy and moderate grades of the trek. But for adventure trekking either you need to practice a lot or you should have done moderate grades of the trek before. Normally the shorter treks are easy while longer time-bound treks are adventurous.
Where to buy Simcard and which SIMCARD is BEST FOR TREKKING IN NEPAL?
It is easy to buy Simcard inside Airport Terminal Hall. In Nepal, we have Nepali Telecom Simcard(NTC) and NCELL as significant network providers. For trekking(mountain areas), NTC works better than NCELL. Hence, I recommended NTC Simcard for Trekking.
Where to Exchange Money in Nepal?
Mostly in city areas, you can get Money Exchange Company. But you will not get into the mountains. For the Trekking, you should have Nepali Rupees. To get a BETTER RATE, it is recommended that you exchange money in Thamel, Kathmandu.
How long do we walk each day?
Normally we have to walk around 5 to 8 hours( 10-15 km ) in a day. Usually, we start to trek at 8 am morning and we stop at 3 to 4 pm in the afternoon. This depends on the trek, but is usually no more than six.when you reach higher than 3000 meters altitude, it’s not safe to climb more than 300-400 meters in a single day, so the higher you walk, the shorter the walking days are likely to be.
Where to stay on trek?
In the more popular trails Annapurna Circuit trek, Everest base camp trek, Langtang trek, Manaslu, and Mustang there are well-established Mountain lodges providing sleeping accommodation and meals. Only some routes have Gone are the days when trekkers had to share dormitories, almost all lodges nowadays provide private rooms and many also have solar showers and clean toilet facilities. In the rural parts of Nepal where there is no proper lodges accommodation, we organize fully supported camping treks. We carry all our camping or safari gear and food. Our cook team prepares food and drinking water is adequate.
Do we need a sleeping bag?
I suggest you bring your own sleeping bag for trekking in Nov- Dec, and May-April with a capacity of -10 Celsius.
What will the trail be like in the trek?
Most of the trekking trails that we follow are centuries old. Where the trek follows rivers there will be bridges, as the trail will often reverse sides.
Why should I go trekking in Nepal?
In the world, there are fourteen mountains above 8000 meters; Nepal is the country which has eight of them, so you’ll have great views. Also, the country is set up well for trekking, with plentiful affordable lodges. Trekking in Nepal is also cheap, generally lower than in other countries where trekking is popular. Finally, Nepal is safe. On the whole, crime and violent crime in Nepal are very low.
Will it be cold to trekking in Nepal?
This depends on where you go for trekking in Nepal and in which season of the year. Not all treks require going very high, but some do. You can expect to need some warm clothes at the higher altitudes, whatever the season. In any case, always be prepared for unseasonably cold and have plenty of layers and a down coat to be safe.
Do I need a guide, or can I go on my own?
Both ways are possible in many places in Nepal, but hiring a guide and porter through a company is more enjoyable and safe. You don’t have takeout logistics, you won’t risk getting lost on the way, and if any emergencies arise, you will be well-taken care by the guide.
Do I need to carry my own stuff?
If you arrange your trek through a trekking company, then you will have a porter according to your choice. But if you want the only guide, then you need to carry your bag you Own.
Is it expensive to go trekking in Nepal?
Normally trekking in Nepal is cheap. We can get a high standard hotel to normal quality hotels. According to your budget size, you can get travel activities in Nepal. Other things cost will also depend on the distance of the trekking region and the kind of transport connections you need to take. For example, Everest Base Camp trek can be more expensive compared to other trekking routes because it requires flights to Lukla and returns back a flight from Lukla.
Where will I stay?
For teahouse trekking, you will stay at the lodge(teahouse). Most of the teahouse or homestay are simple but clean and comfortable.
What types of food that we can get on the trekking?
Almost every place has tourist standard food menus like Dal Bhaat, Pasta, Chow Mein, Momos, Spaghetti, Noodles, Pancake, Eggs, Porridge, Pizza, Potatoes item, and many more.
How long time should I go trekking in Nepal?
This depends on the route you want to take and how many days you want to spend on the mountain. You can find five days to more than three months.
Where is Nepal?
Nepal is a landlocked country between two Asian giants India and China. Nepal is a geographical, culturally diversified country. Kathmandu is the capital city of Nepal.
What is Nepal best known for?
Nepal is known as a country of Mt. Everest, the birthplace of Lord Buddha. Besides this there are many things that recognize Nepal, they are the 8 highest mountains out of 14 tallest peaks in the world.
Is there an arrival visa in Nepal?
Yes, you get an arrival visa in Nepal. most of the people come here to Nepal by Air. Tribhuvan international airport is one and the only airport where most of the tourists get their visas. but there are some nations like Afghanistan, Iraq, Cameroon, Ghana, Somalia, Swaziland, Palestine, Zimbabwe, Nigeria, Ethiopia, and Liberia are not able to get an arrival visa.
How much is the cost for an arrival visa?
The cost of a visa for Nepal is as follows.
Multiple entries for 15 days,30 days, and 90 days have cost 25 dollars,40 dollars, and 100 dollars respectively, or equivalent with Nepalese currency. There is also some more provision like student visa, Marriage visa, and other as well. You may visit the Nepal immigration office for more information or you can read Nepal Visa Information.
Is Nepal politically safe and stable?
Nepal is a federal democratic republic. There are 4-5 major political parties and some others. all political parties have their own ideas and perspective. So Nepal is a very peaceful and quiet country. There is no violence here.
What is tea house trekking in Nepal?
Tea house means just basic accommodation and a limited menu for food. They are nit and clean. Most of the time you have to share a bathroom with others. In the tea house trekkers have to walk around the 6-7 Hours, one tea house to another tea house.
How long we have to walk in a day while we trek in Nepal?
Each day you can expect five to seven hours in a distance of 10 to 14 km. However, in the high elevation above 3500m, the time will be the same but the distance would be shorter.
What kind of gears do I need for trekking?
There is no hard and fast rule for selecting for the gears however we recommend you to bring the following items please visit the Equipment list.
What is the easiest trekking trail in Nepal?
Ghorepani poon hill trekking is the easiest and shortest trekking route. Which is very famous for natural scenery and mountain views.
What is the maximum elevation of Nepal trekking?
There are many trekking routes that cross through the high pass, such as Annapurna Circuit, Everest Base camp trekking they are Around 5500 Meters from sea level which is maximum elevation. However, you don’t have to sleep more than 5000Meter.
Do I get drinking water during the trek?
Of course, most of the trekking routes you can buy drinking water. However, in some places or some routes, they have banned mineral water to avoid plastic. You can buy safe drinking water. However, we recommend you to bring the water purification tablet.
What is the flight condition of Nepal?
For Lukla and Pokhara there is a regular flight which is done by some domestic airlines. if the weather is bad you can not fly. for the Lukla case, you will have a problem in other places you can even manage the vehicle as well.
What is the new trekking trail?
Mardi Himal trekking and Mohare danda are the new and short trekking trail. which is very famous for its natural scenery.
How much are the daily expenses in Nepal?
While I am trekking you need to prepare roughly about 70$ per day. which includes your food and accommodation as well as guide and porter if you are on a sharing basis. however, if you are a solo traveler you need to prepare for around 80 dollars.
What kind of dress can I wear in Nepal?
Nepalese society is very strict in a dress. If you are in the city you can wear comfortable clothes. Whereas if you are traveling into the village please wear clothes that cover your body parts.
How can I greet you in Nepal?
You can greet any Nepali by saying Namaste with combining two hands in front of your chest.
Do I need travel insurance to come in Nepal?
Sure, if you are traveling to Nepal and going on a trek, you should do good insurance that covers your medical expenses as well as helicopter rescue.
What is Altitude sickness ?
Altitude sickness, also known as acute mountain sickness (AMS), is a negative health effect of high altitude, caused by acute exposure to low amounts of oxygen level at high altitude. It presents as a collection of nonspecific symptoms, acquired at high altitude or in low air pressure, resembling a case of “flu, carbon monoxide poisoning, or a hangover”.
Acute mountain sickness can progress to high altitude pulmonary edema (HAPE) or high altitude cerebral edema (HACE), both of which are potentially fatal, and can only be cured by immediate descent to lower altitude or oxygen administration.
What happens in case of an emergency ?
We are prepared for any emergency situation and know how to handle it. Our guides are trained in first aid and can deal with most of the basic ailments that occur during trekking. Every client should have his/her own insurance before coming to Nepal for the case of an emergency situation.