Nepal Trekking FAQ
1. What is the best time to trek in Nepal?
The best time for trekking in Nepal is from February – May and September – November. During these months all the trekking routes are open and the sky is clear to view the breathtaking mountain sceneries. You can also visit some of the trekking regions in the monsoon season, such as Mustang and the upper west part of the Annapurna Circuit, as these trekking regions are protected and virtually untouched by the Nepali monsoon.
2. Who can attempt trekking in Nepal?
Anyone who is fit and enjoys walking is able to go trekking in Nepal. Normally the shorter treks tend to be easier and the longer ones often require a better standard of fitness.
3. What sort of experience do your guides have?
All of our guides are well experienced and government registered. Our guides are very familiar with the trails, mountains, geography and Nepali culture as well as flora and fauna of some special areas. You will learn lots of new things and gain more information about Nepal from our guides.
4. Can your guides answer our questions while on the trek?
You are free to ask any and all of your queries. Our guides have good knowledge of the areas and are always glad to share their knowledge with you. Their objective is to provide information to you and answer all you queries to make your trek as interesting an experience as possible.
5. Do your guides speak English?
Yes, all of our guides are fluent in English.
6. Can I trek without a guide?
Yes you could trek by yourself as the area is reasonably safe and the trekking routes are not that difficult to navigate if you have maps. However, with a guide you will get a lot more out of your trek compared to going alone. You will get more information about the local customs and will be able to easily interact with the local people through your guide.
7. Where to stay during the trek?
During your trek, you will be staying at local lodges or tea houses. The tea house has basic facilities available for purchase like food, water and sleeping arrangements. Our company is knowledgeable about all the tea houses along the trails, so our guide will take you to the reputable tea houses and ensure that your accommodation is comfortable.
8. What will happen if I get sick on the trek?
Normal sickness can be recovered from during the trek by available medications. But if the condition seems serious you will be evacuated by a Helicopter and will be taken to the Hospital in Kathmandu to get excellent medical attention.
9. Altitude sickness
If you are going above 4000m in altitude there is a chance of developing an altitude related illness. Altitude sickness is very serious and needs immediate attention. Our guides are well educated about early symptoms of altitude sickness and also equipped with necessary medicines. If you develop an altitude sickness, your guide will immediately take you to lower altitude and make sure you have the proper medical attention you need.
10. What sort of equipment do I need to bring?
- Down jacket or warm fleece top
- Thermal underwear (top and bottom)
- Cotton shirts (short and long sleeved)
- Warm and cotton trousers
- Polarized sunglasses
- Beanie or warm woolen hat and gloves
- Scarf (to keep out dust as well as cold)
- Sleeping bag (for camping/trekking)
11. Do I need to bring all the trekking equipment with me or can I find it in Nepal?
If you are not comfortable bringing your trekking equipment, you can buy or rent it from retailers here in Nepal. However we highly recommend you to bring your own trekking boots from your home country, as you may not find best quality and size in Kathmandu.
12. Can I join a group?
Yes. Hike To Everest specializes in bringing together small groups of people, so you can better enjoy your time on the trail.
13. How long do we have to walk each day while trekking?
Hike To Everest always ensures that your trek is as comfortable as possible so we consult with you and fix our daily schedules. The average hours you will walk each day is about 4-6 hours but this obviously depends on your pace and level of determination.