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Most of trekking are no ropes needed and no ice picks needed. There are no vertical climbing involved in most of routs. The ground is rough, rocky and gravel strewn. Most of the trek involves long paths that go up and then down. People with weak ankles should take caution. Depending on the time of year you go there can also be snow and ice in the trails.There are some boulders that need climbing, but you can also walk around many. Some of trails can be tricky to walk on due to potholes, rocks and unsettled ground. Use caution or seek the expertise of a guide.
Certain level of fitness is required for most of trekking. For the trekking you need to consider the amount of days you’ll be out trekking. Most days include 4-7 hours of slow hiking. Altitude is the biggest problem in the Khumbu and Annapurna region trek. Going slowly is essential to avoid sickness. Do read about altitude sickness for any region. “Generally speaking, the slower you trek, the easier it is.”
No problem. Many of our customers are traveling solo. It may also be an option to join a small group or another solo traveler, let us know if this interest you. Yes, there is a supplemental cost if you are traveling alone, please contact us to find out more.
Generally March to May and Sep-Nov are the best time for most of Trek in Nepal. Better to get more information about the season and condition with your agent before starting the trek.
?Waterproof jacket or poncho
?Mid-weight fleece or sweater -2-3
?Hiking shirts -1-2 pair
?Hiking pants -2-3
?Non-hiking shirt -1
?Long-sleeve shirt -1-2 Pairs
?Non-hiking pants, shorts or skirts -2-3 Pairs
?Long underwear (for high altitude)
?Gloves (for high altitude)
?Towel (preferably quick dry)
?Day pack -Hiking shoes
?Water bladder or bottle
?Headlamp or flashlight
?Sleeping bag (can rent in Kathmandu)
?Trekking poles (can buy or rent in Kathmandu)
Yes, There are few at some places, which you can exchange only the first day of your trekking. But it’s far better to make sure you have enough cash before heading the trek. ATM’s dosen’t always work.
Yes. Most trips run smoothly, but once in awhile something unexpected can happen, that’s why we highly recommend that before coming to Nepal you purchase travel insurance. We take all the necessary precautions to make sure your safety is at first-hand, but it is always best to have it. Please see our travel insurance section for more information.
It is possible. There is no way to tell beforehand how you will be affected by the altitude. It is usually only above 3500 meters when people start to feel symptoms. Please see our page on altitude sickness for detailed information
Yes Most of the place you will be able to use Internet if there in not any technical problem.
Yes you can charge batteries but you’ll be charged by the hour and you’ll have to bring your own charger. Charges vary between 100 and 300 rupees per hour.
Cell phones work at most of the places on the trek, depending on your mobile provider. There are also phone services almost everywhere we go if you need to reach home. you suggest you do buy NCELL phone in Nepal.
We can tailor the accommodation to meet your requests. While in Kathmandu we generally stay in very nice 3-4 star hotels. During the treks, we will be staying in local guesthouses along the trail. The guesthouses vary, but overall are clean, charming and meet all of your needs.
There are basic pharmacies in larger villages along the trek. There are also few hospitals somewhere and a few altitude sickness clinics open during the peak season. Basically our guide will sort out the things what to do. However in the event of an emergency there usually is access to a telephone line or satellite phone for an evacuation via helicopter. This is another reason to be sure you are covered with adequate travel insurance!
Mountain World Treks hires guiding professionals with a love and passion for outdoor travel and adventure. Our guides have been with us for many years and know the trails well. They all speak English very well and know how to take good care of the clients. Please see our ‘About Us’ page for more information on our guides.
No, unless you request to. Our porters will carry up to 12kgs of weight for each trekker. All you need to carry are your essential items for the day. The porter fee is included in the price of your trip. We plan for 1 porter for 2 trekkers in accordance to the guidelines set out by the International Porter Protection Group. If you would like more weight to be carried, please let us know. In general 12kg is more than sufficient.
The tap and mountain water in Nepal are generally not safe to drink for tourists. Bottled water, boiling water or using water purification tablets are your best options. Tea and coffee are okay to drink. Yes, the food is safe in Nepal. And delicious!