Frequently Asked Questions
Here are some of the frequently asked questions by our customers. You may find them below and let us know if you have any other queries or if you are confused about your holiday in Nepal, Tibet and Bhutan.
01: What time and season are the best for Nepal ?
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)
02: When can I book your trips?
Our booking is open any time round after selecting the trip of your interest and choice, please book at least minimum two months prior for group trip and one month prior for private trips.
03: 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 5,500 meters with cold temperature of minimum -10 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.
04: 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.
05: 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 cell-phones 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.
06: 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 Acute Mountain Sickness evacuate by helicopter to Kathmandu or to nearest towns and cities with good medical facilities.
07: How long one must walk everyday on the treks?
Depending upon the trek chosen as per the itinerary on average 4-7 hours normally, but on longer duration treks it can lead up to 7-8 hrs and crossing high passes in some trekking.
08: 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.
09: I am a vegetarian is it all right for others?
There will be no problem, now days most of the clients from western countries are turning vegetarian. We encourage vegetarian meals for safe and hygiene during our trips.
10: Is there any hospital close to trekking areas?
In area of trekking on remote rout 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.