Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about the trekking, tour and travel in Nepal

1. What is trekking?
 Trekking is the long-distance walking through the hills and mountains normally in the remote areas.

2. Where do I stay and eat in the trekking areas?
In most of the trekking routes, we can get nice hotels to stay and eat. In other less touristic areas, we sleep in the tent and food is prepared by our experienced cooks.

3. Can I see typical Nepali villages during the trek?
Absolutely ! You can get the typical Nepali villages and feel and learn Nepali culture in the trek as most of the trekking routes are in the countryside.

4. Can I view beautiful snow mountains and the Mount Everest?
Nepal is a Mountainous country. Out of 14 mountains above 8000 meter in the world, eight are in Nepal. Most of the trekking trails approach to the base camp of these mountains. Definitely, you can view the amazing snow mountains. If you do Everest Base Camp trekking, you can see the Mount Everest. Otherwise, there is one hour mountain flight every day to let you view the mountains and the Mount Everest.  

5. How many days do I need to trek?
We have many different trekking packages, easy to hard and one day to three months. Just write us for varieties of itinerary based on your requirements. You can get number of trekking packages on our website. www.nepalmtlovers.com

6. Should I be fit for the trekking?
For the easy and low altitude trekking you don’t need to be worried about the fitness. But in the hard and high altitude trekking routes, you need good fitness. Trekkers are requested to do jogging, swimming, long walking and bicycling for few weeks before the trekking starts.

7. Is there problem to trek for elderly people?
For the elderly people we walk slowly. We have done trekking with people at the age of around 75 and it went very well. They enjoyed and did not face any problem.

8. Can I trek with the kids?
Definitely ! If the kids are under five years old, we do not recommend trekking above 3000 meters. There are many beautiful trekking trails with wonderful views below 3000 meters that are perfect to trek with the small children.

9. What can I do if I get sick during the trekking?
Our guides carry the First Aid Kit in the trekking and give you medicine for normal sickness. We recommend you to bring your own medicine if you have sickness for long time. In this case, we would like to be informed in advance. If suffered from the high altitude, we walk all the way downhill and take rest. We walk slowly and do not walk more than 300 meters each day. In case of serious sickness, we cancel the trekking and bring you back to city where we can get the hospitals. You are strongly requested to inform our guides if you find some symptoms of sickness while trekking.

10. Who will pay the hospitals charge and transport?
The tourists will pay all the cost to be spent for their treatment.

11. In case of helicopter rescue needed who will pay the money?
The tourists will pay all the expenses by themselves.

12. Is there weather problem to fly in Nepal?
Being a mountainous country, sometime weather problem occurs in Nepal. In this situation, you have to wait for some hours or few days to fly.

13. Do I need to take domestic flights to reach to the trekking starting points?
To reach to some short and long-distance trekking points you may not need to fly. There is good road access in those trekking sites. But in some popular trekking areas such as Lukla, Jomsom, Dolpo, Kanchanjanga etc you have to fly. As there might occur bad wether before or after your trekking, you are suggested to have a couple of spare days in Nepal, may be needed for you to reach to the trekking starting point or catch your flight back home.

14. Can I talk to my family or friends from the trekking?
In most of the trekking routes, phone services are available where you can call from. But in some long-distanced trekkings, you may not have phone access for a couple of days or you may have phone access only once you reach at the hotel in the evening.

15. Where can I hire the trekking equipments?
There are many trekking shops in Kathmandu. You can hire sleeping bags, down jackets, rucksacks and other equipments based on your need. We suggest you not to take unnecessary belongings with you in the trekking. If you trek through us or any other trekking agencies, you will get all the trekking equipments by us or them. Tourists can have their own trekking equipments like sleeping bag, rain coat etc if they do not want any equipments already used.   

16. Are trekking guides and porters are entitled to life insurance ?
All our staff have life insurance. They and provided the proper cloths and other necessary equipments.

17. How many hours do I walk in a day during the trekking?
You will walk normally about six hours a day.

18. Is it possible to trek during the monsoon?
Definitely ! the short and easy trek in the hill areas can be made during the monsoon. One can make long-distance trekking in some areas where there is no monsoon like Upper Mustang and Dolpo. Autumn and spring are the best seasons to trek in Nepal in most of the trekking trails.

19. Do I get picked-up from the Airport?
Our office representative meet the guests just outside of the terminal hall with a play card in the name of the guests and our office name. Guests are dropped at the hotel by our staff with a private car.     

20. Can I charge my digital camera in trekking?
In some trekking routes you can. Better to bring some extra battery.

21. How can I make payment of the trip?
You can pay cash or via Visa Card, MasterCard and Travel Cheque.

22. How can I proceed with my booking?
Please click at the inquiry tab on the right top corner of our website to fill out the inquiry form or simply write us at: info@nepalmtlovers.com