Depending on the season you wish to go trekking you may have to make adjustments to clothing and equipment however these are the necessities list we prepared to keep your comfort and utility in mind. We never recommend our clients to bring over equipment which is not necessary for the trek.

Head

  • Head Sun hat or scarf Winter hat or insulating hat or Wide-brimmed hat Headlight with extra batteries.

Face

  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglass with UV protection
  • Face/body wipes

Hands 

  • Hands Lightweight gloves
  • Heavyweight winter gloves

Body

  • Hiking shirts Long-sleeved shirt made of synthetic fibre
  • Hooded rain jacket
  • Fleece jacket
  • Lightweight cotton pants
  • T-shirts ( bring Lightweight wool)
  • Down jacket ( available for rent in Kathmandu and Pokhara)
  • Sweater Waterproof jacket and pants

Footwear

  • Hiking Boots that have been worn in Thick wool socks (Take an extra pair of thick light socks)

Essential gear

  • Backpack or daypack (Size depends on whether you take a porter or not).
  • Thermal bottle
  • Water purification tablet/ bottle 
  • Trekking pole
  • Sleeping bag (-15 bag is best in the high altitude trek)
  • Toiletries (toilet paper, toothpaste, toothbrush )
  • Toiletries Medium-size drying towel
  • Toothbrush Toothpaste Deodorant/ floss
  • Biodegradable bar soap
  • Nail clippers, Small mirror
  • Personal accessories
  • Money
  • Watch
  • Cell phone
  • Camera

Extra items

  • First aid kit
  • Extra passport photos and photocopies of passport
  • Notebook and pen Binocular
All the expenses of porters and guides are covered by the agency itself. So, the trekkers do not have to pay them individually. Instead, the visitors can show their goodwill by tipping them a certain amount of sum after the completion of the journey. Food, accommodation, transportation, and insurance for the porters and guides are included in the booked packages.
Most of the death and lost cases of trekkers in the Himalayas have one thing in common which is they were travelling without a guide. Guides usually have comprehensive knowledge of all the available trails and have good contact with locals. Also, they are equipped with first-aid kits and medicines for commonly occurring diseases, in addition to that, they can contact the respective officials required during emergency cases. Moreover, the guides bear the responsibility of keeping their trekkers safe throughout the journey. It is mandatory to travel with a guide or in groups for safety purposes. Most importantly, we need someone to take care of us during the emergency accidents, altitude sickness, and injuries.
Yes, you can buy all the mandatory trekking gear in Nepal. Apart from that, some travel agencies may provide you with their own gear. It’s not compulsory to buy the gear, instead, you can rent them and pay later. The shopkeeper will ask for a deposit in case the gears are lost or damaged. If the gears are fine, the deposit will be returned back to you.
The foremost thing to do is to get travel insurance to cover our medical bills in case of an accident or injury. Apart from that, the travel guides are equipped with a first-aid kit and medicines for common diseases such as the common cold, headache, fever etc. We recommend every trekker wear warm clothes and drink plenty of warm water. Alcohol consumption should be strictly avoided.
<p>For the booking, the individual can book via the website or call on the contact details provided on the site. You can also send an email about your interest to the email address provided on the website. The individuals need to pay 20% of the total cost as an advance payment while booking. There are various ways of payment such as Credit cards, Visa cards, Master Card, Western union, American Express, Maestro and via direct wire transfer to the bank. The bank will impose a 3.5% of paid amount as a banking charge. The most reliable way to pay the remaining amount is to pay directly to the agency before departure.</p>
Tipping is at the traveller's discretion not a part of the guide's and porter’s wage paid by the travel agency. In Nepalese culture, a tip is an honouring way to say thank you (Dhanyabad) for good service. Normally the tips are offered at the end of the trek, and this is best done as a group. Most groups will give tips at the farewell dinner on the last evening or day of the trek to mark the end of the trip. The tip amount is entirely a personal preference that may depend more or less on your perception of service quality, length of trip, budget, and appreciation of their work.
The world was devasted by the coronavirus outbreak which halted the trekking expedition for a couple of years. But with the vaccine, the problem is solved and all the trekking route welcomes visitors nowadays. The foreigners need to have a vaccination card which is checked at Tribhuvan International Airport by the officials other than that, they are free of any hassles relating to covid protocols. Only some trekking regions may ask for the vaccination card and the PCR test is unnecessary in all regions of Nepal.
Nepali Rupees (NPR/Rs) is the local currency. We can exchange most foreign currencies through local banks and legitimate money exchanges in Kathmandu. Small amounts of cash can also be exchanged at the hotel. The ongoing rate of exchange is visibly displayed on the internet and on a board outside of the exchange company. Nepal Rastra Bank updates the exchange rate on daily basis. You can withdraw cash (in Rupees only) from one of the many ATMs available in many city areas. The maximum withdrawal amount is 35,000 Rupees for a 500 Rupees processing fee if you use your foreign card. If you use the money exchange facility at banks and financial institutions, the service fee charge imposed is about four per cent or more, depending upon the bank. Please note that most of the established banks in Asia will not accept foreign currency notes that are old, torn or faded. Please ensure that you have new, clean notes.
All foreigners except Indian nationals must have a valid visa to enter Nepal. Visa is available upon arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, Nepal and at Nepal borders of India and Tibet. Visa can be easily extended at the central immigration office. For the visa application, a passport with at least 6 months until expiration and a passport-size photo is mandatory. The current cost of the visa for 30 days is US$ 40(to be paid in cash). Other currencies are also accepted, although rates may differ. Similarly, visitors are requested to specify return flight tickets and the time of their intended stay in Nepal. So, we recommend you schedule at least 1-2 days extra at the end of the trip just in case of a delay. During that time we can arrange an additional activity if no delay occurs. Moreover, children under the age of 10 will get a free visa. Citizens of China, as well as citizens of South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) countries, get free visas. Some countries not entitled to get a visa upon arrival are Nigeria, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Cameroon, Somalia, Liberia, Ethiopia, Iraq, Palestine, and Afghanistan. If you are a citizen of one of these countries, please contact your local Nepalese embassy.
The cost of the special permit required for trekking varies according to the region. The cost of the permit for the Manaslu region is US$ 100 per person for a week from September to November and an additional US$10 is added per day for each person after a week. Similarly from December to August, it cost US$ 75 per person for a week with an additional US$ 10 added to each person after a week of their stay. Likewise, the trekkers need to pay US$ 20 per person for the first four weeks in the Everest region. Beyond the four weeks, the cost increases to US$ 25 per person. Similarly, for the Annapurna conservation area, the trekkers are imposed to pay US$ 25 per person. Also, for the region of Manang, the visitors are required to pay US$ 100 per person for a week along with US$ 15 imposed for extra days from September to November. The rate varies from December to August as the price is decreased to US$ 75 for a week for every person. An additional charge of US$ 15 is enforced per day to each person if they stay more than a week. Moreover, there are some restricted areas where outsiders are allowed to enter only after paying US$ 500 per person for the first 10 days. After the completion of the allocated time, they are invoked US$ 50 for each person for each day. The restricted areas are Upper Mustang and Upper Dolpa. Travel insurance is very vital during trekking as we are more likely to have accidents, injuries and other health-related hazards at higher altitudes. Travel insurance covers our hospital fees, helicopter fees etc used during our rescue on emergency occasions. This also provides us with a sense of relief during our journey as our health and safety costs are covered by the insurance policy.
Carrying children everywhere is a loathsome job as they need extra care and attention. Also, they are more prone to diseases and can’t walk for a long time, so the treks can be slightly daunting but not impossible. With extra care and caution, we can easily conquer most of the trekking routes in Nepal. Moreover, the journey can be impactful and knowledgeable for the children because of their curious minds and knack for the new environment. But, higher altitude treks and long treks are ought to be more difficult with children however, the problem can be minimized with the use of an extra special taking care guide.
There is no age limit for trekking. With slightly more caution and care, children above 6 can easily complete most of the treks. For older people, we recommend less physically demanding treks and some of the treks can also be modified, however, it may take more days to complete. The higher altitude trekking can be very dangerous to older people and young children as they are more prone to cold relating diseases such as the common cold, fever etc. The paths are also very steep and risky so, higher altitudes and longer treks are somewhat difficult for certain age groups.

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