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Nepal Trekking Faq (frequently Ask Question about Nepal Trek)

When is the Best Season for Nepal Trekking ?
The Best Season for Nepal Trekking is February to mid May and September to December end. Feburary to may thim time The temperatures are lreatively warm, Aprox 10 ro 15 warmer that in the fall. Morning are bright and clear with the air slowly becoming hazier as the day progresses. The Rhododendron forestes in springtime are spectaular, with color display that are Himalaya in beaury. May is war and beggin to change the season and planate startng green with many fewer people-the sence of solotude is much greater then other season.

September to end of December is an ideal time for thebest mountain views. The days are typically suny and clear wthmoderate temperatures and the evenings are useally quite cold after heavy rain/Monsoon. Jun to August are monsoon months in Nepal ever these month are also situable for Trekking in Nepal in Himalayan Rain shadow area like Upper Mustang, Rara Lake, Dolpo Area, Annapurna High Village, Langtang Narrow Valley, Humla Limi Valley respectively.

Who Can i Do Nepal Trekking ?
If you are reasonably fit and enjoy walking you will find a EAsy to Adventures Trek in the our website www.treknepalhimalaya.com to suit you. Nrmally the shorter treks tend to be easier whilst the longer ones often require a better standerd of fitness. All Nepal Trekkings have difficulty detail call graded. It is also worth for remembering if we are tailoring your tour, you can choose the pace and direction of our 14 years of Nepal Trekking and Biking experience in Nepal and Tibet Himalayas.

What kinds of Trek in Nepal ?
In Nepal, There are two basis types of Trekking and Accommodation called, Teahouse Lodge to Lodge Stay Trekking and Camping trek, Tended Camp Tent Sleeping supporting by all Camping Equipment. All the Nepal Treks are lead by our prifessional expert Local Guides, who all are well trained and trek authrize by Nepal Gorvernment.

Dose Food and Water are safe to Drink and Eat?
Most of Nepal Trekking Area were we offer Lodge Trekking,All the meals are prepared to high standards, Fruits and Vegetables are soaked in iodine before preparation. Hygiene wh trekking generalley hs improved considerably over the last ten yrs. Our Guide and Team have the local knowledge to choose the Local Lodge which maintain a high stardard of Hygiene. For the Drink water we Provice Boiled or Finterable Water to drink.

What Kinds of Meal we get in Nepal Trekking ?
Nepal is a Agriculture and Farming Land. While on trek you can expect to sample variety of local foods including such items as Tibetan fried Bread, Fresh Vegetables, soups, Momo(dumpling Steamed), Dal bhat (lintils and Reise) Potatos, Nepalese Pizzas and much more Local Product which grows in Highland and Lowlands in Nepal wihtout Cemical. Hot Porridge, Toast, Mueslei, Butter, Jam, Honey, Hotchocolatte, Coffe and Veriaties of Tee also serving during Treking in Nepal Himalaya. Beside of That some Canned food Importing Foods and some World famous cusine also aviable on the trek. kinds of Apple Pie and Banana fiters, Carrot Cake and Pine forest Cakes are Surprise on the Treks. your cook will occasionally surprse you wth such delights as apple crisps! You may want to bring your a few of your favorite trails snacks as well.

How many Hours do we walk on the Trekking ??
Its depend on Trekking Area, their Accalitamatize, Altitude and your own walking condition. Normally on the trekkingtrail 5 to 7 hours and some passes, To Cross the High Passes we walk some day about 9 to 10 Hours as well.

What is the Altitude Sickness in Mountain ?
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.
What types of insurance should i have ? Can i get insurance in Nepal ?
Travel insurance is compulsory for Nepal for all Clients undertaking any tour. It should provide adequte protecion for the full duration of the tour to Cover personal injury, medical expenses, repatriation expneses, Helicopter evacuation, loss of luggage, etc. If you wish to arrange our travel insurance from our company we will arrange travel insurance for you.

What happen if there is an emergency during Nepal Himalaya Trekking ?
All of our expert guide are trained in basid first aid and can deal ith the basic aliments that may occur on trek. In the event of an emergency Trek Nepal Himalaya will cover initial expenses of any rescue operation. It is a condition of booking that you are adequately insured for such an event as there 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. Trek Nepal Himalaya is associated member of the Himalayan rescue Association.

Our Trekking Guide/Porter and Crue are they Insured ??

Our Company Nepal Footpriont Holiday Trek have done all of our trekking and Climbing Staff Snsuranc for a years to covered their Medical, Rescue arrangement and needed support.

Is required Trekking Permit in Nepal for Trekking ?
The government of Nepal no longer required a trekking permit for Touristic area liek Everest, Annapurna, Langtang and some Other areas of Nepal. However, Conservation Entry entry, National Park entry and TIMS are Most Necessary for Trekking. In Nepal There are some Non touristic and Restricted trekking areas where trekking ermits are required.

Trekking permit is a special permission given to you by the Nepalese gorvernment to visit the restricted areas. Trekking permit is required for the following regions on Nepal.

Trekking Permit In Nepal following Trekking Region
Kanchanjungha & Lower Dolpo Per Weeks 10 US$ Per Person
Upper Mustang & Upper Dolpo Per Day 50 USD Minimum 10 Days Per Person
Manaslu (September to November) 90 US$ Per Person
Manaslu (December to August) 75 US$ Per Person
Humla (Simikot Yari) 90 US$ Per Person

Can we Pay by Credit Card ? What kinds of banking Systen in Nepal ?
You can pay by Credit Card, Mster Card and Visa Card to us. But, There will be extra 4% service Charge for you to our bank in Nepal. Nepal Has modern banking facilities and some international banks even have offers in Kathmandu. Almost all foreign currencies along with credit cards such Many ATM's are always avaialebel in Majour cities like Kathmandu, bhaktapur, Pokhara, Chitwan Lumbini and its aroud.

How safe alone women travel with your company ?
We Nepal Footprint Holiday Trek ensure all safety and security of 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 private rooms on the lodge trek and personal tent for camping trekking.

If i arrive earlier and depart late can i save some sufficent ?
Sure, as per your time we will make your some extra private tour/trekking for you and hotel accommodation as well.

Dose your company arrange Domestic /Int'l flight ?
We are family of Trekking and Travel tours Groups. We are IATA holder Travel Agency as well.Most of dmoestic and Int'l Air Tickets are stock avaiable. we deal with you good and give you informative.

Can i Extend my Holidays ?
For this case we are so flixeable with our clients. Please ensure that you want to extend your holidays after of before. Our local expert suggest to you or you may make your plan yourself we will assist to you always.

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
Flashlight with spare bulbs, batteries, lip salve, gaiters.
Down or fiber filled waterproof jacket and trom(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)
Sun 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 & pen, toilet roll, laundry soap, pocket knife, towel, sewing kit, plasters, binoculars, camera, film, cards and personal medical kit

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