- Why trekking in Nepal?
Nepal, a country that Mt. Everest calls home, is truly a hiker’s paradise on earth and trekking in Nepal can be an incredibly rewarding experience. Nepal is basically a mountainous country with high Himalayas in the north and numerous pristine rivers zigzagging through ravines toward the south. The majority of the highest peaks in the world are found in Nepal complemented by lush green hills. Nepal offers arguably the best trekking experience because of its rich culture, natural beauty and diverse topography and terrains.
Trekking in Nepal provides an excellent opportunity to observe the local culture of the people and enjoy the beauty of nature undisturbed by the influence of modernity. The diversity of Nepal’s nature and range of exotic culture make this country ideal for trekking. This makes trekking in Nepal most popular. Besides, where else you stand at the foot of the tallest mountains in the world.
Nepal has aptly been called “A Trekking Paradise” as her terrain-mountains, hills and the Terai offers some of the most spectacular trekking routes in the world.
- Why with us?
The Trek into Thin Air (TiTA) team makes to turn your dreams into reality; in fact, what most sets us apart from other companies is the high caliber of the people who lead our journeys. You’ll be escorted (as appropriate to the destination) by experts on local cultures into Himalaya, with a very high ratio of staff members to quests. In addition to being knowledgeable companions in the field, our team members are also entertaining and engaging social companions; every our team member no less than 10 years experience. You’ll enjoy talking with them over drinks in the Lounge and at dinner, too.
We provide you the best quality service and the most reasonable price. We organize everything for you to make a smooth and enjoyable trip allowing you to get the most out of your time in Nepal.
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Also, our company is registered in different government bodies & Non profit Organizations of Nepal such as the Tourism board, Trekking Agents Association of Nepal, Kathmandu Environmental Education Project, Pacific Asia Travel Association, Nepal Mountaineering Association and the relevant government bodies.
- What is Trekking?
Trekking means gentle walking or climbing in the mountains or Himalayan range and feel touching heart of the Sky. Trekking always refers to walking on trails up to foot of the Himalaya Peaks with observation natural beauty, local Himalayan culture and customs, Villages embrace many ethnic groups and Himalayan Buddhist cultures. While trekking, you will see the great diversity of Nepal. Finally, after weeks of walking, you will arrive at the foot of the Himalaya Peaks.
- What is the best season for trekking in Nepal? And can I go trekking in the months of June and July?
The best seasons for trekking in Nepal are: Winter, spring, summer and autumn. This is the months of, February, March, April, May; and late august through to December. Yes, you can go trekking in the months of June and July. In the monsoon the best for trekking are The Dolpa, Upper Mustang and low elevation trekking around Pokhara and Kathmandu Valley.
- What else do you offer besides trekking?
Besides trekking we offer Sightseeing all over the Nepal, Jungle Safari, River Rafting, Peak Climbing, Mountaineering, paragliding, mountain flight, bird watching tour, hot air ballooning, bungee jumping, mountain biking, rock climbing, hunting, kayaking, fishing and fully supported treks throughout Nepal, Bhutan, Tibet, Sikkim and Darjeeling.
- What is the weather & temperature like?
Depending on the season. In the summer time the weather is hot and sunny during the day with occasional storms in the evening. In winter at high elevations the temperature is very cold, but the days are normally bright and sunny. September through to November is ideal for the warm days and cool nights and clear weather.
- Is previous hiking experience required to go on a trek?
No, you do not required previous experience to go on a trek, but it would prove useful to you.
- Does Trekking Require Physical Effort?
Yes, surely trekking requires physical effort on the part of the trekker. The level of fitness depends on the trek. We recommend all trekkers to have a basic level of fitness. But for trekkers who are physically unable to trek our company will arrange them a pony-trek.
- How many types of trekking can you arrange?
Mainly we can arrange two types of trekking: Teahouse Trekking and Camping or Tented Trekking.
- What is Teahouse Trekking? And how it is organized?
Tea House trek is trekking using local trekking lodges for accommodation and meals without setting camp on the route. In this trek the company offers a package which includes a guide, porter and accommodation and meals for a fixed rate per day. It is organized by the trekking company. All of our guides have good knowledge of the area you are trekking in and know the best places to stay and eat.
- What is Camping trek and how it is organized?
Camping trek is a fully supported trek where you are accommodated in tents. A full support crew provides you with toilet facilities and all your meals. The Trekking company will organized all of the facilities you will need. The company provides extensive advice about equipment to take and what to expect the team is fun and there is generally a couple of nights experiencing the local songs and dances of Nepal, when the porters and crew are in the mood.
- Where to stay on trek?
During your trek, your guide will take you to reputable tea houses. The tea houses will be in sizable villages and be able to provide you food, water and sleeping arrangements of the best standard available. On tented treks, you will stay at select camping sites, all the equipment you need, will be provided for you.
- Are the food / water safe to eat / drink?
During the trek, your guide will advise you on what you should and shouldn’t eat and drink. The food at the places you will be staying is all safe to eat. Water you can buy bottled or bring along purification tablets. Tea houses will also provide boiled and filtered water for you to treat accordingly.
- What arrangements for drinking water are made while on trek?
During your trek in most places, mineral water can be purchased, however due to environmental reason, we recommend you bring along purification tablets. Tea houses provide boiled and filtered water. Your guide will offer advice and where to get water during the trek. On camping treks the porters will carry suitable water with them.
- What will be happen if the guide/porter leaves me alone the trail?
We provide only experienced and reliable guides our company will be responsible for this. We guarantee that your guides or porters will not disappear before the completion of your trip. In the case that it does we will resend another guide straight away. Don’t worry you will not be on your own, other staff on the trek will help you
- Will somebody come to pick me up at the Airport upon my arrival?
You will be met on arrival at the airport by one of our representatives.
- What equipment should I bring?
Equipment list of things you needed to bring: Down jackets, fleece jacket, water proof/ windproof jackets and pants, proper foot wear, sun hat, woolen hat, umbrella, rain poncho. Good sleeping bags, sunglasses, drinking water bottles, torchlight, sun block cream, toiletries, gloves, gaiters, first aid kit.
- Is it possible/easy to get equipment on hire?
Yes, it is possible to get the equipment on hire. We can help you with to arrange that.
- What is altitude sickness?
Altitude sickness means illness occur at higher altitude. In this time your breathing and heart rates increase. Altitude sickness normally happens above 2500m and symptoms consist of headache, dizziness, dehydration and trouble sleeping. To help avoid this illness we recommend you to drink at least 3 liters of water per day, trek slowly and use acclimatization days. Of course our guides will be on hand to give assist and advise you should any problems arise.
- What happens if there is an emergency?
If there is an emergency during the trek, your guides will deal with the situation, they are trained for this. In most cases the company will contact your insurance company and the appropriate measures will be implied. The company and your guide will do the upmost to ensure your safe return in the rare occasion of such a problem arising.
- Is communication to home possible while on trek?
Yes, in some of the larger towns there will be phone connection and sometimes internet. We can advice you on this when you select an itinerary.
- What is the maximum weight allowed on domestic flights?
The maximum weight allowed on domestic flights is 18 Kilo grams.
- How many extra days should I allow in case of flight cancellation?
In case of flight cancellation you should allow two to three extra days.
- Can I recharge digital and other batteries?
You can recharge batteries in the poplar Trekking route if you have an adaptor. On trek there is no electrical supply available and no opportunity to recharge batteries in the some more remote trekking route.
- What happens if I get sick?
Our guides and porters are trained in mountain first aid and altitude related illness. your guide will do his best to assist you in anyway. If someone is unwell or has an accident, Medicine is not readily available in some remote regions, In some cases you can find doctors along the trekking routes, if not, we evacuate them out by horseback to the nearest road, Airport, village where we organise evacuation back to Kathmandu. We always have sufficient staff with our crew so that one of our people can leave to care for the sick/injured client and the rest of the group can continue on with their trek or climb if they wish to.
It is important to realise that we are trekking in remote areas. In some of the most remote areas it can take as much as two or three days to reach a village to be evacuated back to Kathmandu, There is no radio or cell phone contact in some of the areas we trek through.
- Where are the passengers received after they arrive at the airport?
The incoming passengers are met just outside the arrival lounge of the airport as the government regulations do not allow hosts to enter the airport.
- How do you identify your representative?
Our representative can be identified easily having the passengers placard displaying the name of the group Leader.
Contact US if you have any questions not covered here.