Nepal Trekking Information

Trekking information for all :-

1. Is trekking for me ?

If you are reasonably fit and enjoy walking you will find a trek in the brochure to suit you. Normally the shorter treks tend to be easier whilst the longer ones often require a better standard of fitness. All treks in the brochure have been graded. It is also worth remembering if we are tailoring your tour, you can choose the pace and direct of your experience.

2. When Should I come for trek?

Trekking In Nepal can be done all year around, have a look at the following table:-

Trekking Seasons In Nepal


September to November-Excellent season for trekking in all areas, clear mountain views.


December to February-Ideal for trekking in regions below 2500 meters altitude.


March to May-Nepal's national flower Guranse (rhododendrons in English) colors the mountains, moderate

temperature makes a perfect choice for trekking in hilly regions but trekking in terai

can be a little burden some due to high temperature in the region.


June to August-----Monsoon is in the period. Expect wet, warm and wild trekking during the season. This is the season to see lush green valleys with rice crops and greenest thick jungles

3. What’s the weather like?

There are two ideal " weather windows" for Nepal. From the latter half of March until the first part of May temperatures are relatively warm, 10° to 15° warmer than in the fall. Mornings are bright and clear with the air slowly becoming hazier as the day progresses. The rhododendron forests in springtime are spectacular, with color displays that are Himalayan ; in beauty. June is warm and green with many fewer people - the sense of solitude is much greater than other seasons. However, it is more likely to include rain showers, wet trail conditions and possible flight delays. The fall season, the latter half of October to early December, is an

ideal time for the best mountain views. The days are typically sunny and clear with moderate temperatures and the evenings are usually quite cold. Trekking to the very high Mt. Everest Base Camp region (at more than 17,000 feet) can include 0° temperatures at night and a 50% chance of some snow anytime above the 13,000 foot level. During the day, above 15,000 feet, do not anticipate temperatures above 35°. Again, since your body is taking in less than half its normal supply of oxygen, 32° will feel colder than we are accustomed to at home

There are two basic types of accommodation in trekking;

Teahouse and Camping. All the treks are lead by our professional Himalayan guides, Sherpa and Tour who all are well trained and licensed by the Government.

CAMPING TREKKING (TENTED CAMP):On a camping trek you will sleep in tents. The staff includes a guide, cook, Sherpa and sufficient porters to carry all trekking gear. Even if you have never camped before, there is no need to worry that you won’t enjoy the experience. The tents we provide are roomy, the sleeping pads/ mattresses are comfortable and

international style food of a high standard is freshly prepared and served. On all of our treks a bathroom tent is provided as well as a dining tent with tables and

camp stools, providing a cozy, comfortable atmosphere to eat and chat with fellow trekkers during the evening.

How Camping trek is operated?


In Nepal on the more popular treks, enterprising villagers have built tea-house lodges.

In popular areas such as Annapurna, Everest and Langtang, Tea Houses are more like hotels, with hot showers, western food, and private rooms (twin sharing).

In this arrangement overnight halts with dinner and breakfast will be in Tea-houses (Lodges) and lunches in

local restaurants en-route. Furthermore as you will be staying in locally owned lodges you will be benefiting

and interacting with the local community. It will give you a true feel for the Nepalese people and their lives.

On trek you are guided by an English speaking local guide and all main baggage is carried by porters, yaks or horses.


While on trek you can expect to sample a variety of local foods including such items as Tibetan fried bread, soups, momos (steamed dumplings), daal bhat (lentils and rice), tarkari (steamed, fried, or curried vegetables), potatoes (prepared in dozens of ways), pastas and even a version of pizza. Meats are rarely eaten although you may have canned tuna or sardines and the occasional yak stew. Breakfasts typically consist of eggs (prepared in many ways), hot porridge, muesli, toast, peanut butter

and honey. Hot tea is served at every meal. Although food is looked upon as fuel rather than a culinary art your cook will occasionally surprise you with such

delights as banana fritters and apple crisps! You may want to bring your a few of your favorite trail snacks.


This is another way of doing trekking in Nepal. For economy treks, we provide a guide as well as a sufficient number of porters as per your demand so that

our clients can be relieved of carrying the majority of their possessions and bask in the glory of this majestic environment.

6. What is altitude sickness?

Many people are concerned about altitude sickness. This problem, often known as Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) is a particularly important medical consideration while trekking in Nepal and Tibet. Altitude illness rarely occurs lower than 2800 meters (9520ft ) and only minor  symptoms occur below 3000 meters (9,800ft). AMS occurs when the body does not adapt well to less oxygen at higher altitudes. At 18,000 ft (5490m), there is one half the oxygen available as at sea level; on top of Mount Everest, only one third. The body tries to adapt to less oxygen by increasing the rate and depth of breathing, as well as the heart rate. Individual susceptibility to altitude sickness seems to be genetically determined.

What happens to the body during altitude illness? Fluids accumulate in between the cells in the brain and/or the lungs, creating mild or severe symptoms. Mild symptoms include headache, loss of appetite, nausea, fatigue, lack of sleep and dizziness. These symptoms usually resolve by spending one or two extra nights at the same altitude. If symptoms worsens descent to lower altitudes is warranted.

If you are resting at the same altitude and your symptoms are becoming worse, then it is also necessary to descend. More serious symptoms of AMS include increased tiredness, severe

headache, vomiting,loss of coordination, shortness of breath, cough.

These extremely dangerous symptoms are called High Altitude Cerebral Edema (or HACE). They can lead to unconsciousness and death within 12 hours.

Increasing shortness of breath, cough and tiredness may also be signs of High Altitude Pulmonary Edema or HAPE. HAPE can also be rapidly fatal if ignored.

Respiratory depression (the slowing down of breathing) can be caused by various medications, and may be a problem at altitude.

The following substances can do this and should never be used by someone who has symptoms of altitude illness

• Alcohol

• Sleeping pills (acetazolamide is the sleeping tablet of choice at altitude)

• Narcotic pain medications in more than modest doses.

To prevent AMS and respiratory depression, drink at least three litres of liquids a day and avoid getting cold. Altitude sickness can to a certain extent be prevented by acetazolamide (Diamox SR), 750mg per day. Some experts suggest a two-day trial before the trip. Please seek the advice of your personal physician. Please note that taking Diamox SR does not mean that you can ignore advice about proper acclimatization.

To recap, serious symptoms of altitude sickness include:

• A severe, enduring headache, which is not cured by ordinary painkillers

• Marked nausea and repeated vomitinG.

• Irritating dizziness or actual difficulty with balance and direction

• Visual disturbances with flickering vision and problems judging distance

• Pressure in the chest, rapid breathing and pulse rate, crackles in breathing and shortness of breath

•Swelling beneath the skin (edema), typically around the eyes

• Swollen ankles and hands

• Confusion

• Convulsions                 

In the presence of these symptoms, medical attention must be sought immediately in conjunction with descent to the lowest possible height.

Prevention of Altitude Illness:

What happens to the body in altitude illness? Fluid accumulates in between cells in the brain and/or the lungs. Symptoms can be mild or severe. Mild symptoms of acute mountain sickness or AMS are headache, loss of appetite, nausea, fatigue, lack of sleep and dizziness. These symptoms can resolve once someone is acclimatized e.g. by spending one or two extra nights at the same altitude or symptoms may worsen needing someone to descend to lower altitudes.

When mild symptoms develop, it is a signal that you must stay at that altitude until symptoms have gone away. Usually within one or two days you will feel well and can continue your trek. <br>

If you are resting at the same altitude and your symptoms are becoming worse, then it is necessary to descend. Worsening symptoms of AMS including increasing tiredness, severe headache, vomiting, and loss of coordination. These are signs of High Altitude Cerebral Edema (or HACE). HACE can lead to unconsciousness and death within 12 hours if progressive symptoms are ignored. Increasing shortness of breath, cough, and tiredness are signs of High Altitude Pulmonary Edema or HAPE. HAPE can also be rapidly fatal if ignored. Increasing shortness of breath, cough, and tiredness are signs of High Altitude Pulmonary Edema or HAPE. HAPE can also be rapidly fatal if ignored.

Respiratory depression (the slowing down of breathing) can be causedby various medications, and may be a problem at altitude. The following

medications can do this, and should never be used by someone who has symptoms of altitude illness (these may be safe in non-ill persons,although this remains controversial):


-Sleeping pills (acetazolamide is the sleeping tablet of choice at altitude)

-Narcotic pain medications in more than modest doses

-Drink plenty of liquids (at least three liters a day)

 -Avoid getting cold.

Altitude sickness can, to a certain extent, be prevented by acetazolamide (Diamox SR), 750mg per day from one day before ascent until two days after reaching the maximum height. Some experts suggest that to get to know the possible drug side effects it is wise to give it a two-day trial before the trip. This is an unlicensed use of this medicine, which is also only available on prescription, so it should only be undertaken on the advice of a doctor. Possible side effects include nausea: taste disturbance, tingling hands and feet, frequent and copious urination, visual disturbances and skin rash. However, taking Diamox SR does not mean people can ignore advice about slow ascent.

Our guide will Bering with him First Aid Medical Kit.

Note:-We have guides trained at the High Altitude Medical Training Center. Our staff is very experienced in dealing with the effects of higher altitudes. As they are natives of Nepal, they easily acclimatize and

therefore can care for their clients. They are equipped with necessary medical supplies and will assist you with basic first aid treatment. We design our tours to ensure clients are ready for high altitude, and

arrange alternative itineraries for those at risk.

5. What are the trips leaders like?

Leaders are carefully selected for their personality, general travel experience and enthusiasm for our style of travel. They facilitate the smooth running of your trip and are there to help you get the most out of your adventure. They are recruited on the basis of their resourcefulness and people skills, rather than for expert knowledge of a destination.

What type of insurance should I have? Can I get there?

Travel insurance is compulsory for all Clients undertaking any tour. It should provide adequate protection for the full duration of the tour to cover personal injury, medical expenses, repatriation expenses, helicopter evacuation, loss of luggage, etc.

If you wish to arrange your travel insurance from our Company, we will arrange travel insurance for you.

8. What equipment should I bring?


  • Trekking boot : (one pairs),Thick socks ( 4 pairs
  • Light socks ( 3 pairs),Camp shoes (1 pair),Sandals (1 pair)


  • Sleeping bag (4seasons) 1
  • Down jacket -1
  • Daypack – 1
  • Water bottle – 1
  • Sun cream-1
  • Sunglasses-1
  • Flashlight with spare bulbs, batteries, lip ,salve & gaiters .


  • Down or fiber filled waterproof jacket and trousers (1)
  • Fleece jacket or pullover ( 1)Warm cotton trousers (2 pairs)
  • Shirts and T-shirts ( 4 pieces)
  • Lightweight cotton long pants ( 3 pairs)
  • Long under wear (2 pieces)
  • Short under wear (4 pieces)
  • un hat or scarf ( 1) Woolen hat (1)
  • Sunglasses (1)
  • Lightweight gloves (1)
  • Rain coat(1)
  • Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof (1)


Insect repellent, toilet articles, note book &amp; pen, toilet roll, laundry soap, pocket knife, towel, sewing kit, plasters, binoculars, camera, film, cards and personal medical kit.  

9. What happens if there is an emergency?

All of our guides are trained in basic first aid and can deal with the basic ailments that may occur on trek. In the event of an emergency Adrift Adventures  will  cover initial expenses of any rescue operation. It is a condition of booking that you are adequately insured for such an event as these expenses will need to be

recovered from your insurance company. In the more frequented regions there are health posts, which have been established by foreign doctors and many are staffed by overseas personnel.

10. Are the Adrift Adventures Agency's staffs insured?

Our company insures all our trekking staff, including guide, cook, sherpa and porters are insured. Please, click here (We take pride in the fact that every single porter and guide employed by us is not only well paid but also protected by a life insurance policy. They are provided with warm clothing and proper shelter on all high altitude treks. All our treks benefit the village economics by using local services (manpower, produce, lodges and other services). We ensure that all our staff is well paid, insured and properly equipped).

11. Is trekking permit required?

The government of Nepal no longer requires a trekking permit for Everest, Annapurna, Langtang, and some other regions. However, conservation permit or National park

permits are required for these regions. There are few restricted trekking areas in Nepal,

where trekking permits are required. &Trekking permit is a special permission given to you by the Nepalese government to visit the restricted areas.

Trekking permit is required for the following regions.

Trekking Permit In Nepal

Fee Per  Week Per Person (in US$)

Kanchanjungha& Lower Dolpo:-                  USD $ 10                                                        

Upper Mustang & Upper Dolpo :     -           USD $ 500

Manaslu (September to November):             USD $90

Manaslu (December to August) :-                USD$ 75

Humla (Simikot Yari) :                                 USD $ 90

Fee for Visiting conservation/ national areas

Annapurna Conservation Entrance Fee is a big 30 US$,  National Parks about 14 US$ respectively.

12. What is our daily routine while in trekking?

We wake-up call at 7 am an early morning. After a breakfast, we repack our duffel bag and leave it with our Sherpas.

We are normally on the trail before 8 a.m. Trek at your own pace; all you need carry is a day pack and camera. Sherpa guides hike along to point out interesting flora, fauna and sights.

 Along the trail are spots to relax, purchase a snack or soda, use toilet facilities and shop for souvenirs.

We will have lunch about 11:30 am to 12 :30 am. A typical day's hike usually ends in the early afternoon. Time to read or nap before dinner. After dinner there is time to play cards, stargaze and reflect on all the wondrous moments of your day.

13. What kinds of banking facilities in Nepal?

Nepal has modern banking facilities and some international banks even have offices in Kathmandu. Almost all foreign currencies along with credit cards such as American Express, Visa, and Master card are

accepted in Nepal. Nepal has also ATM facilities as well.

14. What is the physical conditioning level needed for trekking?

As long as you are in good physical shape, you do not require any hiking experience for short treks. If you are planning a trek longer than two weeks, you should work out or do long day hikes at home.

15. How safe traveling alone women with your company?

We ensure all safety and security for individual woman traveller while with us, we are more confidence for this issues, believe us. We have train our guides, the way our clients want. We give you personal room on lodge trek and personal tent for camping (tented camp) trek.

16. Does the food / water safe to eat / drink?

Hygiene when trekking generally has improved considerably over the last ten years; our guides have the local knowledge to choose the lodges which maintain a high standard of hygiene. All meals are prepared to high standards, fruit and vegetables are soaked in iodine before preparation. Most lodges serve boiled and

filtered water, which is generally safe, we suggest a drop of iodine to be totally sure. And as well as it is possible to buy of bottled.

17. What happens if I need to leave the trip early?

Communication is sometimes difficult in the mountains. However our guides and local staff will make the necessary efforts to obtain the necessary transportation and reservations to get you home as quickly as possible if for any reason you need to depart early.

18. If I arrive early or depart late? Can you arrange extra night lodging?

We are happy to make arrangements such as personalized tours, extra hotels rooms, airport pick ups and arrange for private rooms. Please indicate that you would like a

private room on your application and we will contact you with information on single room supplement costs.

19. Is there any communication while we are on trekking?  

There are telephones in many villages along the popular trekking routes from which you can make international calls.

20. Is it necessary to take precautions against Malaria?

It is not necessary to take Malaria prevention medicine unless you will be visiting a Jungle Lodge.

21. Does your company arrange domestic and international flight and other services?

We are Nepal based company. So we suggest you to arrange your destination International flight from your hometown. Domestic flight ticket is included in our packages tour.

Additional Ultimate  Activities   :- Our specialty is organizing Himalayan Trekking,Tour, Air ticket booking(Domestic and international ), White Water Rafting, Wildlife Jungle Safari and other Tibet & Bhutan Tour. We have built up a strong network of hotel accommodations  throughout Nepal, Bhutan  & Tibet  So, please feel free to ask if you need any information or services. We are a group of companies...! sure that we can make a very reasonable rate  & high quality service because we are a leading local travel agency of Nepal.

IMPORTANT NOTE: The  safety and the well being of our groups are of paramount importance to us. All of our trips are led by qualified professional guides, who are well trained by our Government. Our job is to ensure your comfort and safety as we take you where you want to go, because your holiday is ours. In this regards, we work honestly and effectively to provide you the ultimate Himalayan  experience that suits your interest. We encourage you to question us freely and contribute in the planning stages of your adventure.

Trekking in Nepal, Annapurna Region, Everest Region, Langtang Region & Other Region.

Would you like to extend your holiday?

If your answer is yes, there are many options and choices to extend your holiday before or after your main trip. Following trips are suggested for your holiday extensions.

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