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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs), about Nepal trip


Is the food / water safe to eat / drink?

Hygiene when trekking generally has improved considerably over the last ten years, Our guides have the local knowledge to choose the lodges which maintain a high standard of hygiene. If you are under canvas all meals are prepared to high standards, fruit and vegetables are soaked in iodine before preparation. Most lodges serve boiled and filtered water, which is generally safe, we suggest a drop of iodine to be totally sure. We discourage the purchase of bottled water for the obvious environmental reasons


What equipment should I bring

Often this is about getting the balance right, you need to have enough gear to be warm and comfortable but without overloading. Usually you will experience warm days and cold nights depending on altitude and the time of year. Most treks to around 3000 m. are really quite comfortable especially in springtime. Please refer to our web site for a suggested list of items to bring or e-mail us for our equipment list. It is worth remembering you can buy or hire a lot of what you will need in Kathmandu before your trek at very reasonable prices, we can also provide our own hire pack to you. Footwear is best purchased at home before your arrival to ensure they are comfortable and worn in.


How fit do I have to be for a trek ?

You need not have any exceptional fitness but you should be fit enough to walk 5-6 hours comfortably on reasonable trails.If you practice jogging , swimming or tread mill excercises about one or two months before your trek , that will help enough.


Is previous hiking experience required to go on a trek ?

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


Is old age a problem ?

No, it is the fitness which matters , not the old age.Rather we have a lot of pensioners in our groups each year.


Is it possible to trek with the kids ?

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


Who pays for the helicopter rescue or hospital treatment ?

If there arises such a case you have to pay for that. This is not included in the trip cost. Please make sure your travel insurance covers this.


Do you accept credit cards?

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


How many extra days should I allow in case of flight cancellation/weather problems in the mountains ?

If you are flying from a remote mountain airstrip like Lukla, Jomsom, Simikot, Taplejung and Dolpo, we should keep at least two spare days before your departure for home. plan accordingly.


Is it possible to get equipment on hire?

There are trekking shops in kathmandu , where you can easily rent or buy items like sleeping bags, down jackets, rucksacks and duffel bags.

Is communication to home possible while on trek?

There are telephones in many villages along the popular trekking routes from which you can make international calls.













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