Nepal Trekking Information

Trekking Information

Among the many tourist adventure activities in nepal, Trekking is by far the most popular.The diversity in nepal's nature and a range of exocit culture makes this country ideal for trekking.Trekking in nepal provides an oppertunity to observe the local culture of the people and enjoy the buauty do nature un distributed by influence of modernity.One can choose between fully organised trekking and Teahouse trekking on the situation.Fully organised trekking costs comparatively higher and has a fixed itinerary.

Equipment & Clothing in Trekking
Equipments needed depends largly upon where , when and how one is trekking.The main emphasis while trekking on keeping warm and dry while still being light weight. For lower altitude, Fleece Jackets are adequate, while at higher altitude down jackets are advisable. Waterproof, windproof jacket and pants, well broken-in footwear, head covering are also recommended.Good sleeping bags, sunglasses,drinking water bottle, torchlight, Sun block cream,toiletries, First aid kit are other item necessary.

Trekkimg equpiments are also available in Kathmandu, Pokhara and Namche Bazzar.

Health & Medicine in Trekking
Medication shops are few in trekking routes. Therefore it is best to carry first aid kit and consult about the possible problem before hand. On the Everest Base camp route at pheriche and on the Annapurna circuit route at Manang, there are clinics operated be the himalayan rescue association that specialize in treating trekkers health problems.

We cover all aspects of nature from trekking and mountaineering in the Himalayas to white water rafting, wildlife safari, leisure trips, cultural tours, air and overland tours to Tibet, bird-watching, eco-tours, educational tours, incentive tours, conference planning, etc. Our staff and naturalists are properly trained, full of knowledge and experience that they share with all our visitors.

Safety & Security
Nepal is a safe country to trek provided the basic roules are observed. But However, one could get lost or hurt and have no one to ask for help when trekking alone.the best way to avoid is thorough planning, playing by the rules and human limitations. In acse of misfortune, detailed message should be dispatched to our office immediately for rescue.

  • Keeping belongings secure and within sight.
  • We will recommend you to buy travel insurance policy that covers helicopter rescue cost.

Trekking in Nepal need not be considered risky affair as far as your health is concerned. Nevertheless, preventive measures such as a thorough medical check up and innoculations before you start trekking can save you from unexpected hazards. Since the remote places of Nepal are not supplied with necessities that are essential for modern medical facilities, and as the rescue and evacuation are measured in days, it is imperative to make a comprehensive First Aid Box consisting of basic drugs and accessories as part of the paraphernalia for trekking. Various trekking guide books and the pamphlet published by the Himalayan Rescue Association gives you detailed information on a complete list of medical supplies or contact to Gorkha International Travels . These guide books are easily available in the book-shops of Kathmandu. In case of serious illness or injury, prompt evacuation to Kathmandu is the best remedy. Modern dentristry is unknown in the hills of Nepal, so it is advised to have a checkup before departure from home. Tooth fillings sometimes loosen in cold temperatures and at high altitudes, so it is recommended to have them checked.

Fitness
All trekking demands a level of fitness that will enable one to put a good day's walking, ascending and descending. Most treks should not be taken to gain more than 500 metres in one day above 3,000 meters. There should be plenty of time during the day to cover this distance, so the physical exertion though quite strenuous at times, is not sustained. The best preparation for trekking is squash, swimming, jogging, tennis,cycling and long walks involving up and down hill. Good physical conditioning will probably help for the maximum enjoyment of the treks.

Trip Grading
All our trips graded from LEISURELY PLUS to STRENUOUS PLUS describe the difference between trips. This Nepal trip grading should be considered as a guideline only and is designed to give you an idea of the participation required.

 Easy
This trip generally involves an average of 4 – 5 hours slow but steady walk in a day. This rating is for less than 7 days walk below 3500 meters. The fitter you are, the more you will enjoy.

Moderate
Moderate trekking involves up to 7 hours a day walking at a steady pace below 4000- 5000 meters for around 10 days trekking trip.

Strenuous
Among the hardest available treks in Nepal, but still these treks are in reach of most people however one must be fit. These trips go above 5000 meters and for the duration of 15 – 20 days walking up to 8 / 9 hours in a day.

Extreme
This grade includes climbing peaks and the demanding treks in remote areas. Participants having basic knowledge of use of crampons and ice axes are appreciated, even though the first time climbers / experienced trekkers can also join it as we organize the CLIMBING CLINIC COURSE on all our climbing trips.