Useful Information for Nepal trek
Useful Information for Nepal trek
The tea house trek will be led by a licensed guide, a porter, and a cook, whereas the camping trek will be led by a guide, a cook, and more porters. The trek can be done regardless of the number of people. Suitable for Nepal treks are the tea house treks which can accommodate 20 people and the camping treks which can accommodate 12 people. We can arrange a trip for either one person or for two people or for over two people. If there are more people on the trek then the cost will be less.
The accommodation options in Kathmandu and the trekking route
Our first stop will be the Samsara Resort, The Beautiful Kathmandu Hotel, and the Nepal Cottage Resort, as well as the tea houses trek. Twin-sharing accommodations will be provided. There is an additional charge for single accommodations. In some places, teahouses have only shared facilities for washing and toilets; however, the Nepal Alsace trekking company organizes rooms with attached washrooms. Please note that single rooms can be found easily in Kathmandu and at lower elevations in trekking regions; however, it may be more challenging in higher elevations.
As well as authentic Nepalese cuisine, we can also enjoy Tibetan, Continental, Italian, Indian, and Chinese cuisine during our trek. The teahouse lodge menu will be served for breakfast, dinner, and lunch at the lodge where we stay the night, while lunch will be served en route to the next stop. Trekking trips will include all meals, while Kathmandu will only offer breakfast.
A Travel insurance policy
Travel Insurance is highly recommended for all clients who are going to take part in any of our adventure activities. Insurers must provide coverage for personal accidents, medical expenses, air ambulance, helicopter rescue services, and liability.
Please provide us with your insurance policy before you depart. However, we would already have requested a copy of your insurance policy when you booked with us. If you are insured, please make sure you have the policy number and emergency contact information for your insurance company. For emergency situations, we need the required information from your insurance company if this is not available.
Sleeping back for the Trek
In addition to giving you peace of mind while you travel with us, good travel insurance will also provide you with complete coverage in case anything goes wrong.
As the itinerary for this trek is designed with a high awareness of AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness), going up at high altitudes too fast can cause a potentially fatal medical condition. Higher altitudes will have less oxygen in the air. The oxygen concentration drops by 50% above 5000m when compared to sea level. As a result, our bodies take many days to adapt to a low-oxygen environment.
We recommend that guests with heart, lung, blood or other diseases consult their physician before traveling to Nepal. The common symptoms of AMS include mild headaches, fever, loss of appetite, and stomach pain. Learn more about altitude sickness.
Physical and experience requirements
The trek requires walkers to be capable of walking for 5-7 hours per day with a light pack. Trekking at higher altitudes is physically more challenging than trekking at lower altitudes, but if we are in good health, if we are fit, we are confident and determined, we can achieve our goals. We can improve our strength and stability by exercising and jogging regularly for a few weeks before the trip. The trip can be completed without technical skills, but previous hiking experience would be advantageous. If you have pre-existing health conditions such as heart, lung, or blood diseases, consult your doctor before going on the trip. In addition, it is recommended that you inform them about the Nepal Alsace trek before you book it.
When is the best time to travel to Nepal?
- The best time to visit is between March and May in spring, and September through December in autumn. It is possible to make this trip during winter, but you may encounter difficulties due to an obstructed pass caused by ice or snow. We could enjoy nature more during the monsoon season and winter when the trekking routes were not crowded and the routes were less crowded and more open.
Packing list for equipment
- To help you prepare for your journey, here is a list of items you might want to pack. Please note that the items listed below may vary depending on the season and the length of the trek. The luggage weight limit is 14 kg. You are required to carry a day-pack with any valuables or important items on your own since your luggage will be carried by your porter. Please don’t pack any more than you’ll need for this trip.
Documents and items of importance
A valid passport, two passport-size photos, and airline tickets
- The passport must be photocopied, a visa must be obtained at the airport in Kathmandu, and proof of insurance must be provided
- To purchase Nepalese visas at Kathmandu airport, to pay restaurants and hotels, to tip, to buy snacks, to buy gifts, and to purchase your own drinks, you will need dollars, pounds, or Euros in cash.
Trekking Water Bottal
In the head
- An important part of dust-free clothing is a bandana or headscarf
- An ear-covering hat made of wool or synthetic material
- Battery-operated headlamp with extra bulbs and batteries
- UV-protective sunglasses
- Sunglasses with prescription if needed.
The upper body
- 2 long-sleeved and 2 half-sleeved polypropylene shirts
- Wind-stopper fleece jacket or pullover
- A shell jacket made from a fabric that is waterproof and breathable
- Over 4,000 meters, down vests and jackets, are required
- Waterproof and breathable Gore-Tex jacket with hood
- Poly Liner gloves, lightweight.
- Wearing a pair of light woolen gloves
- A pair of mittens consists of a Gore-Tex over mitt matched with a very warm polar-fleece liner.
The lower body
- Briefs made of non-cotton
- Hiking shorts – one pair
- A pair of hiking trousers
- Thermoplastic thermal bottoms, one pair, seasonal
- Woolen or fleece trousers
- The pants feature breathable fabric and a waterproof shell
- The inner socks should be thin, lightweight, and simple
- Wool or polymer socks, two pairs
- The boots should have a durable sole, water resistance, and ankle support.
- A pair of trainers or running shoes and a pair of sandals
- Optional cotton socks
- Gaiters – winter only, ankle highs optional hiking boots
- 2: walking stake
- A sleeping bag that can withstand temperatures down to -10 degrees Celsius. F.
- Lining for sleeping bags made of fleece is optional
- Travel bags and backpacks
- A medium rucksack with a capacity of 50-70 liters (3000-4500 cubic inches) is adequate for an airplane carry-on.
- Your daypack/backpack should include shoulder padding to protect your shoulders when carrying valuables
- Bags for duffel kits with small padlocks
- Optional: two large waterproof rucksack covers
- Several different types of aspirin (Band-Aids), tape, and plasters from first aid kits (Small)
- Repair kit for skin blisters
- Pills to treat diarrhea
- An anti-headache pill
- Medicine for colds and coughs
- Diamox or acetazolamide as anti-altitude sickness medications
- Ciprofloxacin and other stomach antibiotics. Do not bring sleeping pills as they depress the respiratory system.
- Spectacles and contact lens supplies extra
Items of Practical Use
- One small roll of repair tape and one sewing repair kit
- Optional: one compass or GPS.
- A watch and an alarm clock
- One digital camera with extra memory cards and batteries
- Folding knife, one
- Towel of medium size that dries quickly
- If possible, use a biodegradable paste for your toothbrush.
- Clippers for cutting nails
- Skin and body moisturizer
- Hygiene products for women
- Decorative mirror
- Anti-bacterial handwash
- Reading book
- Trail map | guide book
- Journal and pen
You can play travel games such as chess, backgammon, scrabble, or cards at teahouses and or camps to pass the time
For tea houses that provide pillows, a lightweight pillowcase would be useful