Questions And Answer?

1. Where will I sleep?

On majority of the treks, trekkers can sleep in a guest houses. Guest houses have rooms with 2-4 beds, blankets are provided. In general, they are warm enough.

However, if you want, you could still use your sleeping bags. In the mountains, rooms usually do not have bathroom attached but there is a shared bathroom.

However, in some guest houses it is possible to get a bedroom with private bathroom. Each room can be locked from inside and the outside.

2. What about food?

Guest houses are all equipped with kitchen and stuff that will prepare breakfast/lunch/dinner for you. Delicious tea can be bought almost anywhere. Instant coffee is available in most of the places.

Village sub communities approved Menu is available, prices are fixed, and the dishes served are usually Nepali. Many places are selling chocolates, beer and chips, however the options might be limited and, if you have a sweet tooth, you could bring your own treats with you on the trek.

3. Is there is hot water?

Some guest houses are having bathrooms with hot water (sometimes even steaming hot!), however, in some places that will not be the case. There is always an option to get a bucket of hot water.

There is a possibility that you would be extra charge for this, but this is the case, the amount of money will be symbolic, please respect it, because sometimes in the mountains it is very difficult to keep the fire/supply the wood to heat that water.

4. Bathroom & other things everyone wants to know but few dare to ask?

Bathrooms are simple; usually have a basin and a shower. However, you will always need to have your own soap, toilet paper and a towel. Recommended is to have a towel that dries quickly (search in stores with trekking equipment).

It is useful to have a karabiner or some hook where you could hang your clothes in the bathroom. Thongs or slippers should be a must for the bathroom. Make sure that you have one that dries quickly and are not slippery.

5. How cold it can be? Is there are heating in the tea houses/rooms?

Depends on the trek and the time of the year, but it could get very cold (around and sometimes even bellow 0). Rooms do not have heating. However, guest (tea) houses have dinning rooms which are usually heated in the evenings. It will be pleasant to sit next to the fire, play cards, talk and enjoy the mountain atmosphere.

6. Is water safe to drink?

Tap water is usually not recommended for drinking. Although there is an option of buying drinking water on the trek it is advisable to get supply of iodine drops or some other chemical to purify the water. Many of the places are difficult to supply and it is difficult to dispose the garbage.

Not buying water is plastic bottles with help local people in their struggle with the garbage disposal. Trekking guide can supply you with suitable water purifiers, please don't hesitate to ask.

7. Medicine?

Trekking guide always carries basic medicine e.g. pain killers, medicine for altitude sickness, bandage etc. Of course, it is always good idea if you have basic medicine for headache or stomach problems.

In you are using some medication on a regular basis, please take your supply and inform the guide about it. Mosquito repellent is good to have with you.

8. Altitude sickness?

To avoid getting altitude sickness it is important to take sufficient amount of water or tea daily. Depending on the trek, you will be advised how much water to take, where and when to pay attention to the first symptoms of altitude sickness. Many do not suffer any, while some people could experience mild or strong headaches or nausea.

It is important to respect the pace of walking. Although sometimes one may feel fit and willing to walk further and daily distances do not seem significant, it is important to keep in mind that altitude counts as well. Our Trekking guide has medicine to provide with, in the cases when it is needed.

9. Do I need Travel insurance

It is good if you could get travelling insurance and get informed what it covers. In an unlikely event of an accident, the guide will make sure that you are provided with medical help, taken down from the mountain. Helicopter rescues are easily organized by our Company as well.

10. Do I need a porter?

That depends on you. It is easier to walk without heavy backpack. By hiring a porter you are not just making your walk easier but also helping Nepali community. For bigger group, you might need more then one porter, make sure that they are not overloaded.

We can help you advice on this, but it is up to you to decide whether you prefer to carry your on luggage or to take a porter with you.

11. Is permit needed for trekking?

Permits are needed for all trekking routes, but the cost could vary. To get informed about costs, please contact us we will let you know.

12. Am I decent?

Nepali people are friendly, love to talk to tourists and smile all the time. But, it is important to keep in mind a few things:

-dress decent. This means no shorts; singlet's of bare mid rife shirts or leggings if you are a lady.

Please war trousers or skirt of a decent length and cover your arms.

For gents, please don't wear shorts or walk in your underwear.

Nothing bad will happen if you disobey, but you will be considered as rude, which you probably do not want.

Nepali people do not show affection in public. Please keep this in mind.

Do your best not to order too much food. It is always easy to order extra if you feel hungry, but if you leave food on your plate it means waste.

Nepali people are very proud and live hard life - waste of food is an offense, please respect it.