Frequently Asked Questions !

Frequently Asked Questions ! The Himalaya Trekking Company

Nepal is one of the safest countries in this world one can travel in Nepal as a free individual traveler as long you have proper paper-works.

Nepali is widely known for its warm and friendly hospitality where you travel in Nepal you will find cheerful and willing to help and volunteer with service as per your queries and needs and information.

Most of the travel agents in Nepal, especially in Kathmandu and other touristic areas, are reliable and been running for more than a decade with utmost experience in travel line, however, as per your taste and duration in Nepal, you can book with us.

As we have an expert knowledgeable guide with long experience in culture, history of the country that you would like to know and plus we have a wide fleet of vehicles from comfortable cars, coach to big buses including a four-wheel drive for rough and long destinations

Nepal has four seasons including the monsoon (wet months) as for sightseeing and cultural tour, Nepal is perfect in all these seasons, however, the best is from March to May and October to November months when the views are clear especially of the high snow-capped mountain range.

Age no bar in all our travel and tour destinations, we have space for all ages from children from 5 to 70 years old person or even more, as long one is physical, medically and mentally fit. On long travel, we use most comfortable vehicles with excellent drivers and guides who have the knowledge in medical know how this will be assuring to all our travelers and guests. Besides driving, journey one can a book a flight to make the distance shorter as per the age group and budget wise.

With kids over six years it is ok . For family trips with kids we have lots of soft and scenic hiking which you can enjoy with your family.

Most of the hotels in the touristic destination are of tourist standard with all types of comfort facilities and with world-class international cuisine in menus, Nepal is widely famous for its friendly hospitality serving quality and hygienic meals full of excellent hotels and restaurants for all types of food including fresh bakeries.

Whatever your taste and budget are, we can book you in the hotels, lodge, guest house or resorts we have tourist standard to 5 stars deluxe class of accommodation and other facilities that required serving customers.

Nepal has international qualified doctors and medical persons, in all major cities and towns equipped with a good hospital, nursing homes, and medical clinic.

Depending upon the nature of the illness, doctors in Nepal can diagnose any types of general sickness, surgery from burns to wounds and other serious medical needs.

You can do all three activities in Nepal, but they are quite different things. Trekking is a multi-day walk, where you stay overnight (or several nights) at the place you’ve walked to. Hiking generally refers to a one-day walk. It might be two hours or eight, but if it takes place within a single day, it’ll probably be referred to as a hike. Mountain climbing is another thing entirely. It takes special equipment, training and comes with more risk. Neither trekking nor hiking require any special skill, other than the ability to walk.

In the whole world, there are fourteen mountains above 8000 meters; Nepal is home to eight of them, so you’ll be treated to great views. Also, the country is set up well for trekking, with abundant affordable lodges. Trekking in Nepal is also cheap, generally lower than in other countries where trekking is popular, such as New Zealand or Japan. Finally, Nepal is safe. Sure, accidents happen–earthquakes, freak weather events–and some dodgy characters exist, like anywhere. It’s never a good idea to trek solo. But on the whole, crime and violent crime in Nepal is very low.

This is very difficult to answer definitively, but if you are reasonably fit, then trekking is challenging but not exhausting. Most treks are designed so that you walk a comfortable distance each day and still have enough power left for the next.

As long as you are physically fit and have enough enthusiasm for the trip previous experience is not required.

This depends on the trek, but is usually no more than six. Once you reach higher than 3000 meters, it’s not safe to climb more than 300-400 meters in one day, so the higher you walk, the shorter the walking days are likely to be.

This depends on where you go and in which season. 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 unseasonable cold and have plenty of layers and a down coat.

Both ways are possible in many places in Nepal, but hiring a guide and porter through a company is more enjoyable. You don’t have to worry about logistics, you won’t risk getting lost, and if any emergencies arise, you will be well taken care of.

If you arrange your trek through a travel company, then no, you will have a porter.

There are opportunities for both luxury and budget travel while trekking in Nepal. Cost will also depend on the remoteness of the region and want kind of transport connections you need to take. For example, the Everest Base Camp trek can be more expensive than some other treks because it requires flights to and from Lukla. In general, trekking in Nepal is much cheaper than in many other countries.

You will either stay in lodges (tea houses) or, in the more remote areas, tents. Most lodge accommodation is simple but clean and comfortable. Luxury and home stay options exist on some routes.

In most places you will get a variety, and can choose from a menu: pasta, momos, dal bhat and veg curry are all common. For breakfast: pancakes, porridge, eggs, potatoes.

The effects of altitude are quite random, and not necessarily related to how fit you are. The trick to avoiding sickness is not to over-do it. The effects of altitude are mostly likely to come on once you’re above 3000 meters, and once you’re at that height it’s not wise to ascend more than 300-400 meters per day. Sometimes that will mean short walking days of only a couple of hours, but if it means you don’t ascend too high, too quickly, this is necessary.

This depends on the route you want to take, and what you want to see. Some treks are as long as 20+ days, such as the Annapurna Circuit or Everest Base Camp trek. Some can be as short as three days, such as the Poon Hill trek, or some around the Kathmandu Valley. Both are enjoyable, but your decision will depend on your own time, finances, fitness and interests.

Some of them were, but most were not. The most popular trekking area to suffer extensive damage was the Langtang Valley. An avalanche at Everest Base Camp caused by the earthquake killed several mountaineers and destroyed some lodges, but the rest of the Everest Base Camp trek was relatively unaffected. Some other trekking routes in the central region of Nepal, especially those in Gorkha district, were badly damaged and it’s still not advised–or possible–to go there. But further west, the country wasn’t affected at all. The Annapurna region, accessible from Pokhara, is fully functioning.

The possibilities are almost endless! Everest Base Camp and the Annapurna Circuit are two of the most popular. But there are numerous other trails all around the country, short and long, high and low, in valleys and snow-capped peaks, passing rivers, lakes and waterfalls. To get a good idea of what’s possible, discuss your requirements and interests with a travel company.

We accept Visa card and Master Card for payment. If you are paying in person in Nepal, we prefer Cash as the bank charges for credit cards are quite high.

All our staff including Porters are insured as we buy annual insurance policy for all our staffs. They are also provided proper clothing while going on the Trekking.

Yes, in popular trails like Everest and Annapurna you can charge your Phone/ camera batteries but do not forget to brings extra batteries. At remote treks you can not charge the batteries. Better bring solar charger for remote area treks.