Frequently Asked Questions

Click in the question to view the answer

Can I use my mobile on the trek?

Using mobile phones on the treks become usual for local people and for tourists. Most of the time on popular treks you will get a mobile connection.
Some of the lodges offer Wi-Fi services but you will have to pay to get access though the prices are not very high.

What is Acute Mountain Sickness?

Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) is a pathological effect of high altitude on humans cauesd by acute exposure to low partial pressure of oxygen at high altitude. It commonly occures above 2.400 meters.

More Details

Which food and beverages are available on the trek?

Most of the lodges offer traditional Nepali cuisine but also international dishes like pizza, pasta and schnitzel.

The most popular Nepali dish is Dal Bhat. Dal is made of lentils and spices and served over Bath – boiled rice – with vegetable curry or meat curry. If you order Dal Bhat you can eat as much as you want. The waiter will come to refill your plate as often as you wish. Dal Bhat gives you a lot of power according the famous Nepali motto: “Dal Bath Power – 24 Hour!”

More Details

Where do we stay overnight?

We have different choices for overnight stay. Please view this page for details information.

Do I need a porter?

For your comfortable and safe trek I strongly recommend to hire a porter. Porters are a kind of helpers who carries your luggage during our trek.

I know many strong and experienced porters and it will be me pleasure to complete our trekking-team with one or more of my porter-colleagues for your individual needs.

Please let me know whether you would like to use the porter services for our trek.

Do I need a special insurance?

Before the departure please check that your travel insurance covers trekking activities. Be aware that some insurance companies view even walking in the mountains as “mountaineering” and will not provide coverage.

As a responsible guide I will require a proof of your rescue insurance before we start on our trek.It would be very costly for you to pay a helicopter rescue at 5000 meters.

Which trekking equipment is recommended?

Please view this page to get detail information about the recommended trekking equipment.

Do I need a trekking permit?

Most of the treks in Nepal require trekking permits. There are a lot of check points and park officers can check your permits at any time. Caught without the proper permit you will pay a fine of double the normal cost. Trying to bribe officers or police personnel can bring a lot of trouble. So don’t do that! Most of the time there will be two or 3 permits needed. One belongs to conservation area or national park, another to Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) Card and the last one is for the restricted areas. We might need one or two or all of the permits mentioned above.

More Details

When is the best season to visit Nepal?

The best seasons for trekking in Nepal are the relatively dry and warm months, March till June and September till November. During these times, the temperature is not too hot and the air is usually clear. It is also possible to trek out of season, but you can expect rainy days and annoying leeches during the summer monsoon season. During the winter months many passes can be closed due to a lot of snow.

More Details