Here are some of the trekking in Nepal related questions and answers.
- Security in Nepal:
Nepal is doubtlessly the safest destination to travel. Tourist or facility related to tourism has never been targeted or hindered even in times of emergency or strikes.
After the 2006 peace treaty between the government and Maoist that ended the Nepalese civil war has shaped Nepal to be the safest place where now tourist can walk off to any destinations without any interference.
- What are our leaders like?
Since we employ professional, qualified and competent employees- all our group leaders are very well with English and medical knowledge who would be catering you from the day of your arrival until your departure.
They being typically local have advance knowledge about the culture and history of the region and are always ready to go an extra mile to give you the necessary information. In addition, they also hold a Guiding License certified by the Government of Nepal which makes them legitimately professional.
Besides facilitating you with the incomparable service they are there to ensure that all our local staffs (porters and assistant guides) are very well looked after.
- What if I am very slow in the group?
Other than your group leader you will have assistant guides in your group. Your leader will sort out assigning each of his assistants in the group systematically while he takes responsibility for the slow walking people being at the tail of the group making it utterly non strenuous.
Nevertheless, your leader would be counseling everyone in the group to stay together and walk collectively as a team.
- What am I to do with my valuables and left luggage?
Before we depart all your left over luggage is to be deposited in the safety store which is made available by the hotels itself, make sure you get a baggage tag from the hotel.
The hotel has safe deposit box for your valuables or you can give it away to Trek2Climb office and can claim it effortlessly on your departure, though our group leaders will be there to assist you.
- What is the weight limitation on domestic flights?
The maximum weight limitation is 15 kilograms.
- Is it safe drinking water straight away from the tap?
Nepal being the developing county water is out of hygiene in the cities. It is always safe to buy mineral water bottles while in the cities. Since there are too many brands it is always safe to get it from the departmental store as they are only sanctioned to procure water from the genuine mineral water suppliers. Besides boiled drinking water provided in your hotel rooms is out of harm's way.
However, it is safe drinking water in the trekking areas, yet we recommend not to make an effort with new water diets. While on trek your local crew will supply you with properly boiled water and discourage drinking plastic bottled water.
- What am I to bring / carry with me?
Depending on the weight restriction on most international airlines and 15kg in our domestic airlines it's always wise to minimize your weight limitation. However, you will receive a trip dossier with specific detail list on what you need to bring.
While on trek you will be carrying your day pack containing your valuables and essential gear for the day, whereas your entire gear goes into the company provided duffel bag to which you will have access only once you get to your destination.
- Are we to buy mineral water for drinking?
We very strongly oppose the use of plastic mineral water bottles for environmental concern. Instead the group leader will be collecting kitty money to provide you with appropriately boiled water every morning and evening.
We suggest you to bring at least 2 metal or plastic Nalgene bottles so that you can have enough to last the duration of the day. Besides you can use the hot bottles in the night as hot pack in your sleeping bag and can still drink it during the day when it's still warm.
- What are common mountain ailments?
Each year thousand of trekkers come to Nepal and do Tea-House Trekking and at the end of the day they come up with horror stories regarding bad treks, food poisoning, stomach problems and altitude sickness – and honestly most of which are true.
In regards to precaution to all these ailments your group leader will update you with preventive measures of choosing the right food, maintaining the precise pace while walking etc.
- What is the domestic flights situation?
As Nepal air aviation is quite strict about small planes flying high into the remote mountain airstrips there are flight delays and sometimes cancellation. Whenever there is a slightest weather chaos or high winds these remote mountain airports would be momentarily closed down until they get a green signal.
However, this isn’t the case forever and a day and we highly recommend anyone flying high to have spare days to keep up with your missed out days.
- Do I need to have travel insurance for emergency?
We strongly suggest you to have an all-inclusive travel insurance policy covering all the aspects of your adventure though we ensure you that there would be hardly any evacuations or any health catastrophe as your leader is always well equipped with wide range medical knowledge and has oxygen cylinders or oxygen chamber bag to deal with life threatening situation. But it's always wise to have insurance as your back up for just in any case.
- How do I book a trip with Trek2Climb?
You can simply select the desired trip and contact us in the given e-mail address to exchange any queries. We are very pleased to entertain you with any of your requirements and inquiries.
Finally all you have to do is finish our booking form and pay non-refundable US$100 per person as a confirmation deposit which will be deducted while paying the remaining trip cost in Kathmandu.
After receiving your confirmation deposit you will receive trip detail dossier in your e mail. Once your arrival details are confirmed our group leaders will be there to receive you in the international airport and transfer you to the hotel. As the bank charges extras for credit cards which are quite high, we request you to pay your remaining payment in cash or Travellers Cheques.