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Trekking in Nepal

Nepal is a Golden Nugget waiting to be discovered for travelers looking for High Adrenaline and Magical Adventures. Considered a heaven for Adventure Seekers, today we brief you regarding the do’s and don’ts as well as the fundamentals of our Experiences to make your time in Nepal safe, secure as well as accomplishing with a view of the Towering Mountains.

1. Difference between trekking and hiking
A hiking is a day long Mountain walk and you return to your hotel in the evening. A trek is when you go for more than a night and you overnight in the mountains.

2. Gradation of trek
The treks are graded as Easy, Medium and Strenuous as per altitudes. Easy goes up to 2500 meters ,medium goes up to 4600 meters and strenuous above 4600 meters

3. Get fit
The easiest of trek in Nepal involves in steep uphill and downhill climbing for minimum of 5 hours a day. You should be fit enough to be able to do this. The idea of getting fit as you walk on the trek is not true . The basic mantra is the fitter you are the more you will
enjoy.

4. Guides and porters
It is always advisable to hire a guide and porter from a licensed trekking agency . The reason being some one should be responsible in case something happens during the trek. A porter is allowed to carry 15 kg. Please arrange your load accordingly. Please remember that the 15 kg includes the porter’s personal equipment as well.

5. Tea house treks
The treks run in Nepal are mostly Tea House trek, which means
the trekker overnights in a local tea house with breakfast and dinner. Lunch is en route in a tea house. Camping is out of date except some remote areas where there are no tea houses and it is very expensive.

6. Day on trek
The porter will carry the main luggage and you will carry a day pack which will contain things you need on the way, as you will not be able to reach your main luggage while you are walking. The guide will be with you.

7. Basic travel plan
On strenuous treks like Everest trek starts with an air trip to Lukla. The flights are weather prone and subject to cancellations. You should have at least 4 to 5 days in hand between flight Lukla/Kathmandu and your international departure. Please also ensure your visa is valid till date of your final departure.

8. Insurance
You must have an insurance bought in your home country which must include emergency helicopter rescue.

9. Equipment
Basic equipment like sleeping bag etc. can be hired in Kathmandu or Pokhara. Your official agent will give you a detailed list at the time of booking. Trekking boots are to be brought from your own. Please ensure that the boots are well broken so that you have no problem walking.

10. Entrance fee
An entrance fee is levied in Annapurna and Everest areas plus places on hike. Your agent will advise you on this at the time of booking.

11. Daily expenses
It is advisable to pay the trekking agency a flat price including meals and overnight stay during the trek. As prices of hotels and meals change from area to area the cost will change accordingly. Other
personal expenses like tea, snacks, tips etc. are payable in Nepalese currency only. Hence please have sufficient funds in local currency.

12. Altitude sickness
The high altitude sickness can affect anyone going above 10,000 feet. The preliminary indications is a constant head ache. The only way to get rid of this is coming down to a lower height. Please advise your guide if you have a head ache and he will arrange accordingly. Please do not ignore this symptom as high altitude sickness can result in severe complications.

We hope that you have found the above information helpful. Our Properties lie in the Golden Triangle of Nepal which serve as a starting point or Transit to the Gateway of the Majestic Himalayas.

To book a stay with us:

Email : cityoffice@barahi.com

Phone: +977 985-1331247, +977 985-1093437

Barahi

Published
09 February, 2024
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