Trekking FAQs

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01. What is Trekking?

Trekking is on foot journey to the higher elevations for several days. It is a combination of walking and hiking to the mountainous areas for about more than 4 hours a day. Trekking gives you an experience to explore the undeveloped part of a particular country with a chance to know about the local people, their lifestyle and culture. Overall it is an adventurous journey which involves multiday walks on remote areas and often on steepy trials which leads us to higher altitudes.

02. Is Nepal a best choice for trekking?

Yes of course. Nepal is one of the best choices for trekking. Each year thousands of tourist from across the world visit Nepal for trekking. Having base camp in each 8000m mountains Nepal is also known as a trekker’s paradise. Nepal is a home to the world tallest mountain with other several mighty Himalayas along with abundant variations of natural beauty and rich cultural diversities. Thus, with no doubt anyone can say, Nepal is the best choice for trekking.

03. Why should I choose Actual Adventure?

Actual adventure is a company run by young and energetic team members who are always willing to serve you with the best kind of services with best prices. We have been organizing different tours and trekking packages over several years with overall satisfied customers. Customer’s satisfaction is the company’s main target. We assure you a safe and wonderful travel with us. Thus, if you’re willing to have the best travel experience in Nepal with the kind, experienced and friendly people then Actual Adventure is a best choice for you.

04. How can I get Nepal travel visa?

You will get Nepal visa on your arrival to Tribhuvan International Airport or you can contact to your country’s embassy for latest information. However the cost varies depending on your length of stay in Nepal. You can also extend your days of stay by paying an additional fee as per rules and regulations of Nepal.

05. What types of trekking can be done in Nepal?

Several kinds of trekking are available in Nepal. Depending on your choice easy, moderate, difficult and strenuous trekking can be done in Nepal. Trekking in Nepal is comparatively different than other countries. You can choose any of the packages as per your time, budget, willingness and physical fitness.

06. What are the criteria for Physical fitness to Trek in Nepal?

If you have good level of physical fitness and can walk up to 6- 7 hours per day then you are considered physically fit to trek in Nepal. You should be mentally prepared for the daily hikes and must not have any issues with your leg function.

07. What can I see during my trek in Nepal?

You can see and explore abundant variations of natural beauty during your trek in Nepal along with the typical Nepali villages, lifestyle of people living in different regions, their cultures, traditions etc. Moreover, you will also get to see the local animals, traditional methods of agriculture and many more. The mesmerizing views of snow capped mountains and villages lying beneath them give you a heavenly pleasure. Trekking in Nepal will be one of your best and memorable journeys for sure.

08. What is the age limit for trekking in Nepal?

There is no such age limit for trekking in Nepal but the children’s below the age of 18 should be under their parent’s supervision.

09. Do I need a guide?

It is not compulsory to have a guide but travelling alone may not be much enjoyable. It is better to hire a guide and a porter because it may not be safe to travel alone in higher elevations as you have to go through steepy trials and also through dense forests. Moreover, hiring a guide will help you to know more about the places and there is no chance of getting lost and they will take care of yours in case of emergencies.

10. What is the duration of the trek?

The duration of the trek depends on your time, destination and budget. Both short and longer day’s treks are available in Nepal. The minimum duration of the trek in the Himalayas is 9 days but other short duration of trek is also available. We can also customize the journey according to your preferences.

11. What is the best time to travel Nepal for trekking?

The best time to travel in Nepal for trekking is autumn and spring if you are thinking of trekking to the Himalayas. Also during monsoon the short and easy treks to the hills can be done. There are also some long distances trekking where there is no monsoon like upper mustang and Dolpo so, if you are available during monsoon you can trek there.

12. Do I need to have prior trekking experience to trek in the Himalayas of Nepal?

If you have trekking experience anywhere in the world then you can trek in the Himalayas of Nepal. There is no such experience required. If you can walk up to 6-7 hours a day then you can easily trek to the Himalayas. It is better if you start taking energy boosting diets and doing some physical exercise a month before the trek.

13. What if I get altitude sickness?

In case you suffer from altitude sickness, we will take you to the lower level first and give you first aid treatment. Then after if needed you will be rescued by helicopter and fly to Pokhara or Kathmandu and take you to the hospital.

14. Who will carry my stuffs?

If you are travelling with us then you don’t have to worry about carrying your stuffs. Our porter will carry all your stuffs.

15. What will be the accommodation during the trek?

Our accommodation during the trek will be in lodges and guesthouses which are clean and comfortable. We will try to utilize the best available local resources such as home stays, lodges and guest houses. It will give you an experience of the local life and help them to earn their livelihood.

16. What are the meals included during the trek?

All meals are provided during the trek. Breakfast and dinner will be provided on our stay to the next destination where as we will have our lunch during our trails. We will also provide tea and coffees where we will have rest. We can get variety of Nepali and continental dishes in lower elevations but we may not be able to get continental dishes is higher elevations so we will be served with authentic Nepali cuisines. 

17. How much money should I bring for the trek?

You don’t have to carry a lot of amount. Just a small amount for tips and some personal expenses except meals and entry fees could be enough.

18. Do I get to charge my phones and cameras?

In some of the lodges and trekking houses they provide you the facility to charge your phones and cameras by taking a very small amount of charging fee. But some of the areas might have electricity problems so, we suggest you to bring extra batteries.

19. Do the trekking guides and porters have life insurance?

Yes, all our staff has life insurance. We provide them with proper clothes and other necessary equipments.

20. What is tea house trekking?

Tea houses are the local lodges which provides food and accommodation facilities. It is a great place to hangout and interact with the locals. Tea house trekking is most popular and cheap form of trekking in Nepal. A tea housing trekking simply means trekking from one tea house to another for food and accommodation during the journey.  It is one of the best ways to experience the life of rural Nepal. Most of the popular tea houses trekking areas in Nepal are Annapurna Everest and Langtang regions.

21. Should I have travel insurance?

Travel insurance is compulsory for all our clients traveling with our company. The Nepalese Insurance company doesn’t have travel insurance for foreign people so we recommend you to bring the legal documents with you while coming to Nepal. Your travel insurance must cover the loss due to theft, injury, delay; inconveniences or any other and the company should not have any liabilities for your personal loss.

22. Is tipping compulsory?

Tipping is not a compulsory tradition in Nepal. But your small amount of appreciation can help a lot to our guides, porters, drivers etc.

23. Are ATM machines available during our trek?

ATM machines are widely available in the cities like Kathmandu and Pokhara. But they may not be available during the trek. So, it is better to take come local currencies with you.

24 Is trekking permit required?

Trekking permit is not required everywhere. It depends on which area you choose for trekking. Some of the areas may require special trekking permits whereas other areas would require TIMS card and conservational areas and national park entry permits.

25. Can I communicate with my friends and relatives during the trek?

You can communicate with your friends and relatives. You can purchase local sim cards such as NTC, NCEll and use them to communicate and also you can use the internet. Only some of the areas might have network problems.

26. Do you have airport pick up facilities?

We do have airport pick up and drop facilities. Our representatives will be waiting to welcome you with your name card in Kathmandu airport outside the arrival terminal hall and they will take you to the hotel in a private car.

27. What about the drinking water supply?

We will provide you boiled water on tea houses or guest house. Whereas, we will be using the mineral water during our trek. The water may be safe for the villagers who are used to its chemical but it may not be safe for the tourists. So we suggest you to drink only boiled or mineral water. 

28. What kinds of clothes and shoes should I bring?

You need to bring warm thermal underwear, trekking pants and shorts; Down Jacket, warm fleece jacket, trekking boots, camera and your personal will also need a hat, thermal gloves and socks.  You can consult to our website for more info about the list of clothes and trekking equipments.

29. Should I bring all the trekking equipments?

You can easily rent the necessary trekking equipments in Pokhara and Kathmandu It is better if you bring your own equipment or can be bought in Pokhara and Kathmandu as well. It is always preferable to use our own trekking equipment.

30. Can I get a shower along the trek?

You will get shower in most of the guest houses Annapurna and Khumbu regions have gas and solar systems so you can have hot shower. But in some of the villages they use fire wood to boil waters and provide buckets as shower facilities.

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