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Nepal Trekking Information

Nepal is most popular trekking destinations among the adventure travelers in the world because of its diversities of culture, nature and adventure. This can be an ultimate dream for all adventurous people according to their interest short and long  trekking holiday with beautiful mountain, hills and spectacular views of Himalayas from east to west on the northern part  and as well as valleys and Gangetic plain on the southern part of the country. Although there are more than hundred different ethnic group which has own culture and tradition therefore this land is known as geographical and cultural diversities land where every travelers can experience and feel different culture along the trekking  trail. Teahouse lodge package and Tented out-door camp trekking are the major popular services for the trekking adventure holiday in Nepal.

 

Why do we trek?

Trekking in Nepal is an experience that can only be described in superlatives. The impressive scenery, ranging from lush, semi-tropical rhododendron forests to alpine zones to the highlands, with its spectacular, towering, glaciated peaks and pristine mountain lakes, can only be matched by the rich diversity of the cultures to be encountered along the way Nepal is a country in which people of different races, ethnic groups, and religions (namely Hindu and Buddhist) have co-existed in peaceful harmony, all the while preserving their unique customs, language, and way of life. Nepal offers more than 20 trekking routes of all levels of difficulty, from culturally fascinating lowland strolls of only a few days in length to long, strenuous high altitude treks on difficult terrain that will challenge the fittest trekkers while rewarding them not only with unforgettable views, but with a wide variety of culturally memorable experiences as well. Join us on the trip of a lifetime, one on which we will not only help to make your dreams come true, but on which reality will probably exceed your expectations.

Teahouse lodge trekking organize
Among the many tourist adventure activities in Nepal trekking is most popular. The diversity of nature and exotic Teahouse TrekkingTeahouse lodge trekculture makes this country ideal for trekking. Trekking in Nepal provides an opportunity to observe the local culture of the people and can enjoy the beauty of nature with long and short trekking holidays as per own wish.

One can choose between fully organized trekking and teahouse lodge trekking. Fully organized trekking cost comparatively higher and has fixed itinerary. Teahouse lodge trekking is much more convenient way of people some of the most popular trekking route where has well managed lodges with all type of Restaurant menu foods cooked by trained cook.  Teahouse lodge trek doesn’t need carry their kitchen and Tent camp equipment so that it’s become more convenient trekking travelers. We operate this type of services for interested individual and group.

Teahouse treks are lead by one of our experienced local guides supported by porters to carry luggage and equipment. All our guides are professional License holder undergone the trekking guide training conducted by the Government of Nepal, Nepal Academy of Tourism & Hotel Management additionally all our guides go through a rigorous training to make them better qualified to take care of our guests in every way possible with trekking information and every day activities briefing about route, local culture and people.

A trek-day starts around 6 a.m. with a cup of tea/coffee. Then after own wash/ shower around 7: 00 AM will serve breakfast. The day's trek starts around 7.30 a.m. Porter carry all luggage and equipment. Trekker’s need to carry only their daypack water bottle, rain/wind jacket, camera and other small items which need on the trail.

The morning's walk to the lunch spot takes about three hours. Around mid-day we usually stop for a simple hot lunch on the way at teahouse. After hiking for 3-4 hr. in the afternoon our lodge, is usually reached between 3-4 p.m. In the late afternoon and evening you can relax, wash, read or take a walk nearby. The evening meal is served between 6: 30 to 8 p.m. and after dinner the guide will brief about the next day's program.

Teahouse package Includes
Authorized trekking guide, porters, accommodation in lodges, 3-meals- (breakfast, lunch, dinner) trekking permit and national park entry fees or Conservation fees, road transportation to and from trekking trailhead and ending point and first-aid services.

Tea House Excludes
Domestic airfares, client's insurance of any kind, emergency evacuation costs, video camera fees in National Parks (where applicable), cold drinks, bottled water, alcohol, snacks, tea/coffee (other than at breakfast) etc. riding ponies, personal clothing and equipments, sleeping bag, down/Gore-Tex jacket, etc. (available on hire in Kathmandu / Pokhara). Expenses of personal nature.

Things to bring for teahouse lodge Trekking

Rucksack, trekking boots, stick, water bottle, personal sleeping bag, sun glass, sun cap, sun cream, rain coat, down/Gore-Tex Jacket, thermal trousers, gloves, warm socks, shorts, sandles, T-shirts, pullover, flash light, personal toiletries, camera, binoculars, reading and writing materials, medicine recommended by your doctor.

Camping Trek in NepalFully organized Camping Trekking System


At first fully organized Camp trekking was only possibility for the  trekking  in Nepal. When trekking profession Camping TrekkingCamping trekdeveloped in popular route then after people of that route slowly started serving food and accommodation for the back packers which is more convenient for economic tourists.

Fully organized Camp trekking is comparatively costly and fixed itinerary however, trekkers have their own staff and can even visit remote regions that have no teahouse facility. Still, out of three major trekking routes  we organize fully Camping trekking they are  amazing destinations among the world trekking route where we organize that gives real trekking feeling to the adventure nature lovers.

Fully organized camping trek lead by well experienced  guide, trained cook, kitchen helper, Camp setting Sherpa guide and porters who has  long experienced  on the high mountain and Himalayas and even some time take part of  Peak climbing and expedition group crew who  know techniques and can adjust some difficulties too. All the team members are professional trained sherpas with the Leader/guide responsible for all aspects of the running trek.

A trek-day starts around 6 a.m. with wakeup bed tea/coffee. Soon after toilet in toilet tent serve bowl of warm water for washing. After packing your duffel and daypack breakfast will be served. The day's trek starts around 7.30 a.m. Porter/ yaks carry all camp equipment, food and duffel bags. All you need to carry in your daypack are water bottle, rain/wind jacket, camera and other small items you may need on the trail all trekkers walk at their own pace with the lead and "sweep" sherpa providing support throughout.

The morning's walk to the lunch spot takes about 3 hours. In Nepal we usually stop for a hot lunch on the way as a Tibetan picnic style.

After hiking for 3-4 hrs. In the afternoon our camp is usually reached between 3-4 p.m.The Camp site set by Sherpa guide before guest reach on the Camp and first serve tea/ coffee after  take rest or look around the site and views of the area or relax inside the tent. The evening meal is served between 6 to 7 p.m. in the dining tent (or dining room on a Lodge- Trek). After dinner the leader/guide will brief trekkers on the next day's hike.

Trained trek guides and Sherpas
Each of our treks is managed by a team of professional trained trek guides, cooks, sherpas and porters have long experienced of high mountain and Himalayan trekking. Our leaders/guides and trek crew are committed to provide a safe and enjoyable holiday trip to our guests and in an eco-friendly manner.

Camping Equipment
All our camping-treks are outfitted with the highest quality equipment available. Comfortable dome or 'A' frame tents, foam mattresses, dinning tent with camp chairs and tables and a toilet tent are standard equipment on all our camping treks.

Hygienic Food & Water Preparation
Meals are prepared by well-trained cook. Special care is taken to serve well-boiled and purified drinking water everyday on trail to ensure that our trekkers stay healthy and enjoy.

Fuel for Cooking
We use kerosene fuel for all clients and staff on all our camping treks. When we use local services like lodges we patronize and encourage those lodges who have adopted ecologically safe methods in use of fuel and waste management - thereby encouraging other lodges to implement similar, or better, methods.

Disposal of Waste
Our staffs are trained in the correct disposal of waste. All biodegradable waste is burned and buried before breaking camp every morning. Care is taken to fill in toilet holes after use. It is our policy to porter all non-degradable waste (viz: used batteries, tins cans, bottles, plastic, etc.) out of the mountains. All our trip members are briefed about requirements regarding waste disposal before starting. All paper and dry tissue are collected and burned by our crew. Plastic, tins, foil, batteries and other non- biodegradable items are to be taken back to proper place.

Staff Insurance
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. From our treks local villagers can benefit by using local products and services.


Trekking Permit and conversation fee

A trekking Permit is required to trek in some parts of Nepal. If trekking is planned into different areas, trekking permits may be needed. Each trekking permit details and outlines the trekking route and regions and trekkers should not deviate from the prescribed routes and religious boundaries.

Trekking Permits Fee Trekking permits are no longer required for general trekking in the Annapurna , Everest & Langtang regions. Lower Dolpa and Kanchanjunga - Equivalent to US$ 10 per person per week for the first four weeks and US$ 20 per week there after.

Lower Dolpa and Kanchanjunga - Equivalent to US$ 10 per person per week for the first four weeks and US$ 20 per week there after.

Manslu US$ 70 per person per week, (September through November) US $ 10 per person per extra day,
US$ 50 per person per week (December to August) US $ 7 per person per extra day.

Upper Mustang and Upper Dolpo US $ 500 for first 10 days. US $ 50 per person per extra day.
Note: Trekking to Dolpa, Kanchanjunga, Manslu and mustang can be undertaken through registered trekking agencies only.

 

National Park and Conversation Fee
Eight areas of Nepal have been designated national parks. They are Langtang, Rara, Royal Chitwan, Sagarmatha (Everest), Shey Phoksondo, Khaptad, Bardia and Makalu Barun National Parks. Trekking in any of those National Park areas requires a park permit, which can be obtained at the national parks and conservation counter office on payment of NRs 1000 each. Similarly trekkers are required to pay NRs. 2000 for every trekker going to the Annapurna and Makalu region. This fee is utilized for environmental conservation and maintenance of the area.

Trekking Grade

Grade 4:
You need to be very fit for these treks, capable of carrying a backpack, possess a fair degree of stamina and familiar with mountain walking. We include treks which involve river, mountain, glacier and snow crossing in this category.
More than over 5,000m. Passes most of the nights spend very low temperature more than 15- days trek with daily 4- 8 hr. walking pace.

Grade 3:
Some pre-trek training is advisable. Hill walking experience, a reasonably fit body and good stamina are essential for these kinds of treks, which are generally longer (minimum 2/3 weeks) and more strenuous (long ascents/descents, steep gradients, rough ground).
Possibly there can be snow on the high altitude passes can put your endurance to the test and 4-7 hr. walk required god condition.      
 
Grade 2:
 Involvesome longer walks, and easy to moderate trekking to altitudes between 2,000m/6,500ft and 3,500m/11,500ft for up to 6 hrs/20km a day. Some previous hill-walking experience is desirable.

Grade 1:
Involves trekking to altitudes of about 3,000m/10,000ft or less, it is relatively easy walking up to 5 hrs/15km per day, with the occasional longer walk. These treks can be enjoyed by anyone who leads a reasonably active life.

Trekking Grade: Easy
No experience required for this trekking.

If you have further questions about our trip ratings, or about your qualifications for a particular course, trek, or climb, please don't hesitate to contact us.


Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS)

Dear all,
The Government of Nepal has made some changes in existing Trekkers’ Management Information System (TIMS) provisions from April 1, 2010. As per the government decision, Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) and Trekking Agencies’ Association of Nepal (TAAN) will jointly implement the TIMS.

NTB and TAAN signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on March 18, 2010 to implement the TIMS system under a new format from April 1, 2010. As per the MoU, they have introduced separate TIMS Cards for FITs and organized groups. FITs need to have Green TIMS cards by paying Nepali currency equivalent to US $20 per person, while those travelling in groups need to have Blue TIMS cards by paying Nepali currency equivalent to US $10 per person. Trekkers taking the service of trekking agencies can pay fee for TIMS card in US dollar.
Where and how to obtain a TIMS Card

Free Individual Trekkers:
Free Individual Trekkers can obtain TIMS cards at the offices of Nepal Tourism Board in Kathmandu and Pokhara, TAAN Secretariat at Maligaon and TAAN Pokhara Secretariat in Pokhara upon filling the TIMS application firm.

Organized Trekkers:

Trekking companies will collect trekkers’ data and enter it in the central database and will provide trekkers with a TIMS card after paying the fee prescribed above.

TIMS Card is compulsory to trek in all the trekking areas in the country. However, TIMS cards aren’t required for following:   

   1. Expedition members with mountaineering permits issued by the government and Nepal Mountaineering Association.
   2.  Visitors to controlled areas having permits issued by the Department of Immigration
   3.  Foreign guests invited by the Government of Nepal
   4.  Authorities from the various diplomatic missions present in the country, who hold official letter/s and travel at their own risk
   5. Visitors on certain missions recommended by the concerned Governmental Department(s)
   6. Foreign Nationals possessing a residential visa.

Opening Hour/s:   

   1. TIMS counter at TAAN follows regular working hours (10am-5pm) and 365 days a year
   2. NTB Offices follow government working hours and days.
   3. Trekking agencies open 12 hours a day seven days a week.

Documents Required:
To obtain TIMS Card you need copy of:   

   1. Passport
   2. two (2) Passport-size Photographs.

Why is TIMS Necessary?

The following considerations have been taken into account in the process of issuing TIMS:
All important details regarding trekkers and trekking routes shall be maintained in a computerized Database Management System, which can be useful for the trekkers’ safety and security. In order to help carry out search and rescue operations for trekkers in case of natural calamities and other accidents by means of Authentic Information Service. To maintain a record system that includes personal details of trekkers, trekking area, trekking routes, handling agencies, duration, etc. The data generated from the system will be useful to all concerned stakeholders such as tourism organizations, Government agencies, diplomatic missions, tour operators, research institute, etc.

Unauthorized trekking operations will be controlled, thus, resulting in better management of trekking services, which will not only benefit trekkers and field staff, but also trekking companies and Government agencies. Occasional untoward incidents will also be better prevented. Plus, TIMS will upgrade the service standard and will contribute to better management of sustainable mountain tourism development in Nepal.

TIMS will not be required for:

- Expedition members permitted to climb the mountains
- Visitors in the controlled areas with permits by the Department of Immigration
- Foreign guests invited by the Government of Nepal
- Authorities from the various diplomatic missions present in the country, who hold official letter/s and travel at their own risk
- Visitors on certain missions recommended by the concerned Governmental Department(s);
- Foreign Nationals possessing a residential visa.


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