What is trekking
What is trekking?
Trekking is an activity in which people take multi-day hiking trips through rural, often rugged territory. An encyclopedia describes trekking is a form of walking, undertaken with the specific purpose of exploring and enjoying the scenery. It usually takes place on trails in areas of relatively unspoiled wildernesses. Trekking is also the best way to explore the hidden beauty of the world. It allows you to reach the top of the mountains, hills and get across beautiful landscapes that others just dream of. It is a journey of exploration through walks.
Many people do trekking for exploring the beautiful scenarios. As well as, people also do it for the purpose of fitness and health. The best part of trekking is that anyone can go on trekking. People of any age can enjoy this amazing activity. Along with that, you do not need any kind of experience or special training to enjoy trekking. It has become so popular that every day thousands of people can be found trekking in various parts of the world.
Trekking is not only about walking, but it is also a lot more about experiencing and learning more things. Along with that, it is also about reaching the new heights of achievement and boosting self-confidence. It makes you feel better about yourself and also looks at the world in a different perspective.
Can I trek or is trekking for me?
Yes, definitely it is for you. No matter where you live, how much age or experience you have, you can still go on a trek. The only thing to care of is whether or not your healthy and fit. If you are healthy and fit for travel, you can go on trek. Furthermore, it is even cheaper than a lot of other adventures. So, your financial budget will also not limit you from enjoying trekking.
Also, you don’t need a particular degree of fitness and there is no age barrier. However, in the areas over 3000 m altitude, extra care should be taken. So anyone, with a healthy body and the spirit for adventure to exploring the exotic, will enjoy the thrills of trekking in the hills of Nepal. Usually, for weary trekkers, we have a list of short, easy, and exotic treks, and for the experienced trekkers, we offer a longer trek with lots of excitement and adventure.
We encourage all men and women, families, students, and professionals around the world to enjoy the enchanting trekking in Nepal. You can join us as an individual team member or with your group. We commit to arranging the best trekking that delights you in the Nepal Himalayas. If you can have fun walking for 3-6 hours up and down hills to Nepal, pack your luggage and join us for an exhilarating and unforgettable journey. We will arrange all the necessary things for your trekking. What you can do is to enjoy the beautiful scenery and magnificent view of Nepal Himalayas.
Best time to trek in Nepal
Nepal is, undoubtedly, a naturally beautiful country that enjoys pleasant weather round the year. Generally, you can trek any time here. But for better views and easy treks, the two seasons are best in terms of their weather and natural views they offer. These are Autumn season and Spring season. In the Autumn season, in Nepal the months of September, October and November are included. And in Spring season, March, April and May fall. These are known as the best months for trekking in Nepal.
It is mainly because of the following reasons :
- The favorable and comfortable weather they offer
- The clear and magnificent scenarios that these months have to offer
- Spectacular mountain views and amazing photography options
- Seasons of various festival and celebrations
- Enjoy the local culture and traditions
- Enjoy the warm welcome of people and be part of their celebrations
- Sunlight and clean and clear trekking ways
Do I need a guide?
No matter how experienced and fit you are in outdoor adventures. It is essential to have an orientation to a new area. Hiring a porter and a guide can add significantly to your trek experience in Nepal, especially if this is your first time, and if you are traveling on less frequented trails. A qualified guide is a minimum safety requirement and can also enhance your enjoyment and understanding of the region as they double as companion and interpreter. If you decide to hire a porter and a guide, remember that you are their employer and thus should take full responsibility. Tourists can also learn the lifestyle, culture, tradition, history, and nature of the country from our experienced guides. Besides that, our guides also assist our guests on issues like first aid, Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS), emergency, rescue methods, etc.
Furthermore, having a guide in trekking helps you to know about the place. Such guide can provide you meaningful information about the place and local people. In addition to that, you can also know about the local culture and lifestyle in a better way. And also get to know about the better trekking routes and new places. Thus, it becomes really helpful to have a trekking guide with you in a new place.
Am I too old to do the trekking in Nepal
We don’t think so you are too old, recently we have arranged the trek for 76 years older man he did it very quickly with taking two days more time. Many old ages trekkers are walking much better than younger trekkers. And remember the most former lady to climb Everest was 73 when she did it. And the most aged men to climbed Everest were 76 years old from Nepal.
Also, after all, age is just a number. It is the will power and passion in you that matters. So, not just for trekking but for anything age does not matter. And there is the first time for everything. So, why not add memories to your life and make it better by going on a trek. Moreover, trekking will help you to remain fit and fine and also you will have the amazing experiences and memories to cherish forever.
What about security during trekking?
The security of our clients is foremost essential for us too. All our guides and other support crew are carefully chosen for your trips. Our guides hold licenses issued by the Nepal Government. They are sincere and reliable. But we would also advise you to take care of your personal belongings.
Your every kind of security is ensured by us during the trek. We will provide you the best service along with the complete security.
Types of Trekking
You can go trekking in the Himalayas of Nepal in a different way from easy trekking to challenging one where you can stay in a locally designed simple Tea House and Camping Trek. These two major types of trekking are explained below:
Tea House Trek
In this kind of trekking, you keep on enjoying the trek in the daytime and later have food and rest in the nearby accommodations. It is also known as a relatively cheaper kind of trek. Food and rest and other services will be served by the tea house. And you do not have to worry about it at all. Furthermore, you can also get familiar with the local dishes and cultural food varieties.
This is the kind of trek where trekkers have to carry all the equipment for camps and food by themselves. You will be resting on the camps that are organized by your trekking team. And food will be cooked by the team as well.
What is the best time for trekking?
Since Nepal is a country of diversification with its geography and climate, a nature lover can always make it his destination of trekking year-round. Usually, four seasons are considered in Nepal, each of which has its particular attraction to offer. The best time for trekking is autumn (October-November) and spring (end of February-April). Short treks and some Tea Houses treks can be done during the winter season as well.
Facilities during the trekking, Can I charge my Gadgets?
Most of the Trekking areas like Annapurna, Everest, Langtang, Dhaulagiri, Mustang, and Manaslu, has an electricity facility. You can charge batteries along the trek (US$2-3 per hour). Most of the guesthouses have electricity facilities. There are telephones facilities in many villages along the popular trekking routes from which you can make international calls in major cities of Nepal, and yes, you can use your Cell Phones too.
How many miles and hour do we walk per day?
Trekking in Mountain means, you must be in good health and physical condition. Most days have four to five hours of walking, but some days are up to seven hours.here is no rule on how many miles you walk per day. It depends on your physical fitness and interest. Typically, we trek about 5 to 7 hours per day. We are likely to walk 9 km to 18 km per day. However, it depends on the altitude and condition of the way. Be sure that all of our Treks are designed on the principle of working 5 to 7 hours per day.
How Should I dress during the trek?
The clothing you bring has to be suitable for both the warmth of the days and the chill of the nights. It is better to wear lightweight trekking trousers and T-shirts while trekking during the day at lower altitudes. It’s always a good idea to carry a waterproof jacket and some warmer clothing with you as mountain weather is notoriously unpredictable.
What type of shoes should I buy?
Good comfortable trekking shoes is the most important for the trek, for shorter trek tennis shoes or snickers is ok while longer treks requites the functional boots have excellent ankle support, plenty of tow room for long descents, a bit like timberland, they are a bit heavier, but most importantly you want to get those that wrap the angle, this prevents you from twisting your ankles on uneven grounds. Functional, lightweight trekking boots or light all leather boots are perfect. Boots should be proper fit for you and you have to wear it lightly before using it on trekking.
What if I get sick while on trek?
It depends on the nature of sickness. Generally, if you get sick, you will descend to a lower altitude with the help of support staff and have rest. But if the case is critical, we will arrange an emergency helicopter evacuation service for this you need to have ( travel insurance). Our guide will take immediate action according to the situation. Altitude sickness can affect everyone while trekking, including young and healthy people, and is a genuine concern in Khumbu. If you feel dizzy, suffer palpitations or severe headaches, return immediately to a lower altitude. Do not take altitude sickness lightly. It can be fatal!
These are the questions we are often asking, and we hope that you will find the answers useful. We are frequently ask the above questions, and we hope that you will find the answers helpful. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any further questions or just want to have a chat about the trek.
Trekking Planning Check List
Traveling to Nepal is very easy if we compare to other countries; you can obtain a visa upon arrival at the Airport and can start your tour and treks the next day of your arrival. The trekking trip to Nepal involves slightly more planning preparations. Plan your trekking early; Inebriation flight booking and inoculations need attention several months before departure, especially if you are flying in on Nepal peak trekking seasons September/October. November and March, April, May.
Following are some essential points to consider before starting your trek
- Make all the possible and necessary inquiries with the trekking agency before booking the flight.
- Book your trek and the flight of the arrival.
- Check your health and make sure of your physical health condition consulting with the doctor.
- Before coming here, purchase your travel insurance from a reliable company.
- Check the needed clothing and equipment for your travel and what is trekking in Nepal.
- You can get a Nepal visa before arrival at the Nepalese Embassy.
- Bring official papers like a valid passport, three extra passport photographs (for trekking permits), travel insurance, airline tickets, and luggage tags.
- Bring all your credit cards and necessary other payment cards.
- Inform your relatives and friends where you are going for and kinds of uncertainties.