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 that can accommodate 20 people and the camping treks that 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.

Meals

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 the emergency contact information for your insurance company. For emergency situations, we need the required information from your insurance company if this is not available.   

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. 

Acclimatization

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. Italian Base camp is set aside as separate days to allow for acclimatization.

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.

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.

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

The hands

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

Footwear

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

Sleeping

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

Medical

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

Toiletries

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