TREKKING INFORMATION

Tea House  (Lodge) TreK

In Nepal, it is quite popular to trekking along the many trails, stopping each night to eat and sleep at a local Tea House. Our guide takes you along your route, organizing and paying for places to eat and sleep. Meals depend on the menu at the tea house. Although many tea houses and hotels in the hills and mountains are reasonably comfortable. The benefit of Tea House Trekking is that, by arranging food and accommodation locally, you can move at your own pace, set your own schedule and - most importantly - meet and experience the real life of the rural people.

Camping Treks

Camping trek is fully supported trek which is away from the main trekking routes you walk through lonely and remote areas of Nepal. The complete equipment (2-man tents with comfortable mats, community tent, kitchen equipment, food etc is provided by us. There will be also a trained cook to ensure your physical well-being, kitchen boys and porters in your team. A guide will be employed to handle the whole trekking program. However, while you are on a camping trek, you will have to stick to the program and schedule which is pre-arranged by the guide. All the meals will be prepared on the way using the fresh vegetables available in the surrounding area. Some tinned food will also be served. While your exposure to all the elements of the mountain environment will be more direct by camping, the interaction with the local communities is less direct in this option

Easy Treks

Trekkers with no previous experience, we offer a diverse range of easy treks. By easy, we mean that trek involves no difficult climbing or ascents to high altitudes, takes usually no more than a week and is suitable for anyone. However, you should not think that loss of height means loss of interest; while our more challenging treks get you closer to a small number of mountain ranges; lower altitude treks often provide colourfu

Moderate Trek 

This Moderate Treks is more difficult than easy and leisure trek and are suitable for any walker looking for something a little more energetic. This Moderate trek are longer (10-20 days), involve more walking up and down and climb to higher altitudes, where you will be rewarded with close-up views of big mountains. For a well-trodden route with good tea-house facilities, you could choose the Annapurna Base Camp Tre

Hard Demanding Treks

We consider this level the hardest available trek in Nepal, but still these treks are in reach of most people. However, you must be very fit for this sort of trip. Those who suffer from asthma, high blood pressure, heart disease or complicated medical conditions adversely affected by strenuous exercise may not participate. These trips are above 5000 meters and for the duration of 20 days and above

Trekking Season

Autumn: This is the best trekking season in Nepal and offering excellent weather and outstanding mountain views. The weather is very pleasant and clear and the mountain views are the best. Early October through to late November is the busiest period for trekking and all the guest houses are fully booked.
Spring: This is the second finest trekking season and less crowded on the trekking trail. The temperature is quite moderate; especially the rhododendrons are in complete blossom and the mountain views are excellent. The temperatures are mildly warm in the lowlands and little cold at higher altitudes and the sky is clear and the mountain views are best.
Summer: This is the most preferable season to trek in the rain shadow areas like Mustang, Upper Manang and Dolpo, Simikot. These places are out of reach of the rain clouds because of the huge mountains and are unaffected by the monsoon. This season is also recommended for forest researchers and botanist. Likewise Tibet high arid plateaus are ideal for summer trekking, The Annapurna regions Jomsom part also significantly less rain areas and short trek in this areas are recommended. The advantage of summer trekking is you will find the trekking trails and villages have few trekkers and you can enjoy the solitude and beauty of the mountains without any crowds. 

Trekking   Equipments

Day pack for your personal important things
Good Trekking Boots & Camping shoes/sandal
Socks-polypropylene, Down Jacket
Fleece-shirts, trekking trousers
Shorts, Swim wear, Sun Hat, Woolen cap
Nylon Windbreaker, Gloves, Snow Gaiters
Sleeping Bag, Rain coat
Torch/headlamp (with spare batteries)
Toiletries/soap, Toilet paper, Sun block
Travel Towel, Wet-wipes
Personal Medication, Sunglasses
Camera & lenses, Memory cards
GPS Tracking Units may be helpful, Altimeter
Book/music player/pack of cards
A plastic bag for waste, Energy/snack bars
Trekking stick and, water bottle

Health and Experiments Requirements

The risks to health whilst travelling will vary between individuals and many issues need to be taken into account, e.g. activities abroad, length of stay and general health of the traveler. It is recommended that you consult with your General Practitioner in advance of travel. They will assess your particular health risks before recommending vaccines and /tablets. Here is also a good opportunity to discuss important travel health issues including safe food and water, accidents, sun exposure and insect bites.  

Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS)

What is AMS?

Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) is a constellation of symptoms that represents your body not being acclimatized to its current altitude. As you ascend, your body acclimatizes to the decreasing oxygen (hypoxia). At any moment, there is an "ideal" altitude where your body is in balance; most likely this is the last elevation at which you slept. Extending above this is an indefinite grey zone where your body can tolerate the lower oxygen levels, but to which you are not quite acclimatized. If you get above the upper limit of this zone, there is not enough oxygen for your body to function properly, and symptoms of hypoxic distress occur - this is AMS.
Go too high above what you are prepared for, and you get sick. This "zone of tolerance" moves up with you as you acclimatize. Each day, as you ascend, you are acclimatizing to a higher elevation, and thus your zone of tolerance extends that much higher up the mountain. The trick is to limit your daily upward travel to stay within that tolerance zone. The exact mechanisms of AMS are not completely understood, but the symptoms are thought to be due to mild swelling of brain tissue in response to the hypoxic stress. If this swelling progresses far enough, significant brain dysfunction occurs. This brain tissue distress causes a number of symptoms; universally present is a headache, along with a variety of other symptoms.

Symptoms

The diagnosis of AMS is made when a headache, with any one or more of the following symptoms is present after a recent ascent above 2500 meters (8000 feet): -
Loss of appetite, nausea, or vomiting
Fatigue or weakness
Dizziness or light-headedness
Difficulty sleeping
All of these symptoms may vary from mild to severe. A scoring system has been developed based on the Lake Louise criteria; look at the AMS questionnaire for a simple method to evaluate an individual's AMS severity.
AMS has been likened to a bad hangover, or worse. However, because the symptoms of mild AMS can be somewhat vague, a useful rule-of-thumb is: if you feel unwell at altitude, it is altitude sickness unless there is another obvious explanation (such as diarrhea).
Anyone who goes to altitude can get AMS. It is primarily related to individual physiology (genetics) and the rate of ascent; there is no significant effect of age, gender, physical fitness, or previous altitude experience. Some people acclimatize quickly, and can ascend rapidly; others acclimatize slowly and have trouble staying well even on a slow ascent. There are factors that we don't understand; the same person may get AMS on one trip and not another despite an identical ascent itinerary. Unfortunately, no way has been found to predict who is likely to get sick at altitude.
It is remarkable how many people mistakenly believe that a headache at altitude is "normal"; it is not. Denial is also common - be willing to admit that you have altitude illness, that's the first step to staying out of trouble. Always inform your guide if you have any symptoms.
It is OK to get altitude illness, it can happen to anyone. It is not OK to die from it. With the information in this tutorial, you should be able to avoid the severe, life-threatening forms of altitude illness

Preventing AMS

The key to avoiding AMS is a gradual ascent that gives your body time to acclimatize. People acclimatize at different rates, so no absolute statements are possible, but in general, the following recommendations will keep most people from getting AMS: -
•If possible, you should spend at least one night at an intermediate elevation below 3000 meters.
•At altitudes above 3000 meters (10,000 feet), your sleeping elevation should not increase more than 300-500 meters (1000-1500 feet) per night.
•Every 1000 meters (3000 feet) you should spend a second night at the same elevation.
Remember, it's how high you sleep each night that really counts; climbers have understood this for years, and have a maxim "climb high, sleep low".
The day hikes to higher elevations that you take on your "rest days" (when you spend a second night at the same altitude) help your acclimatization by exposing you to higher elevations, then you return to a lower (safer) elevation to sleep. This second night also ensures that you are fully acclimatized and ready for further ascent. It's also important to avoid dehydration, so drink a lot of water during the day, particular if the temperature is hot. Urine color is a good indication of your hydration state; it should be pale to clear. If it's not you must drink more, and avoid tea and coffee which have a diuretic effect

The Golden Rules for managing AMS:

GOLDEN RULE I: If you feel unwell at altitude it is altitude illness until proven otherwise.
GOLDEN RULE II: Never ascend with symptoms of AMS.
GOLDEN RULE III: If you are getting worse (or have HACE or HAPE), go down at once.
If you follow these basic rules, your AMS should not progress to the far more serious and potentially fatal HACE or HAPE. These life threatening conditions should be completely avoidable if you are honest with yourself, your companions and your guide. For further information about HAPE and HACE

Trekking Permit:

Annapurna Area 2000NPR per person
Everest Area 3390NPR per person
Langtang Area     3390NPR per person
Upper Mustang 500USD (10 days+2000NPR ACAP)
Manaslu Trek 7USDPerday(spring-summer) 10USD Atumn
Upper Dolpo   500USD (For 1st 10 days, additional days 10USD
Lower Dolpo 10USD per week per person
Tsum Valley Trek 35USD for 1st 8 days + 2000NPR (MCAP) p/p
Nar/Phu Valley 90USD per week + 2000NPR (ACAP) p/p
Kanchangungha 10USD Per week per person
Makalu Area 10USD per week per person

Accommodation and Meal 

All accommodations for the trek are on twin sharing basis with inclusive cost and are chosen based on standard of hygiene, standard of service and food, and location quality. There are two styles of accommodations during our trekking. Camping & Tea-house. If we are a solo traveler, we will share a room with someone else of same sex of our group. If we prefer a single room, we may indicate our preference and get single rooms upon request by paying single supplement.
The meal on full board basis will be served during the trek in the mountains. Three meals in a day will be served from the tea house or from the lodge menus but the meals in this particular route are expected to be great meals. Each day's dinner and breakfast will be served in the same lodge we spend the night. Lunch will be taken on the way to destination at a tea shop. Breakfasts will be served in Kathmandu/Pokhara as well.

TIMS CARD 

Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS) has been implemented jointly by Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) and Trekking Agencies' Association of Nepal (TAAN) to ensure safety and security of trekkers and to control illegal trekking operations. Trekking companies will be asked to furnish personal information of trekkers like their passport numbers, nationality and their contact address and their itinerary. The data will be uploaded in visitors’ database which can be accessed in case of accidents and/or natural calamities in order to inform the concerned institutions about the number of trekkers inside a certain trekking area. TIMS cards should be collected by both Free Individual Trekkers (FITs) and trekkers taking the service of government authorized trekking agencies.
TIMS card is applicable in all trekking areas of the country including controlled areas. Group trekkers will have to pay Blue TIMS cards by paying a fee of Rs 1,000 per person, while FITs have to get Green TIMS cards by paying a fee of Rs 2,000. Similarly, group trekkers from SAARC countries have to pay Rs 300 for TIMS cards, while FITs from the SAARC region have to pay Rs 600 each.