Hiking Useful information
Upon arrival at Kathmandu airport:
You will arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu and a representative from Nepal Himalayan Sherpa Adventure will meet you and help you to transfer in the hotel till check in procedures ends. A representative will arrange the meetings and give a brief description about the trekking, trekking routes, and Do’s and Don’ts during the stay in Nepal.
Accommodation in Kathmandu and Trekking:
The accommodation on Kathmandu and in the cities will be according to need and demand of the guest either star category or non star categories of hotel are used on the B&B basis. In the trekking routes the most common accommodation is tea house but camping also can be done upon guest request.
Guide and Porter:
Nepal Himalayan Sherpa Adventure operates the trekking with the professional guides and porters, who have lots of experience on the mountains of the Nepal. So, the different problems that may arise during the trekking will be easily solved with experience license holder guides and porters. Our guides and porters have greater knowledge about the trekking routes of Nepal and have ability of speaking and understanding different foreign language along with English.
During the stay in Nepal we recommend our guest to drink pure and hygienic mineral water found in almost every shop in the cities and in the trekking trails. Otherwise in the trekking routes we must drink the boil water after using different types of waterdrops.
Weather and Gear (equipment);
Nepal have variety of weather, the cities like Kathmandu and Pokhara are warmer than the trekking destination and routes. As the Kathmandu and Pokhara lies in hilly region of Nepal whereas most of the trekking destination and routes lies in Himalayan region of Nepal so it might be colder in this region.
Trip options in case of bad weather and extra days:
We will immediately provide the trip option either alternate route, sightseeing or rest day in case of bad weather in the mountains area. In case of extra days we will
Extra short activities after the trek:
After the trek the next day is for the rest at the cities area either in pokhara or Kathmandu, the guest will be free for personal activities but if the guest wants to do some short activities like half day sightseeing around valley, hiking, cycling then we will arrange the short activities with professional city guide.
Acclimatization is important for the trekking above 3500m. Our trekking schedules have been carefully designed to maximize your ability to acclimatize safely. We ascend slowly and ensure an adequate number of rest days. However, it is still possible for mountain sickness and your tour leader or Sardar will be watching for symptoms with an experienced eye throughout the trip. These symptoms are commonly headache, nausea, lethargy and sometime breathlessness. If you or any of the group members display any of these symptoms he will be able to provide informed advice and ensure a proper course of action. Your tour leader will advise you more thoroughly regarding the altitude and most of the problems prior to starting on trail.
Your medical insurance policy should cover for helicopter evacuation, many policies leave this out so be sure to check yours. The fee for such an evacuation can amount to US$ 5200.00 per rescue.
First aid kit:
We provide a first aid kit on our group treks. We suggest you bring the following supplementary items with you:
Anti-diarrhea tablets, blister pads, sterile plain and crepe bandages, tube of antiseptic cream, decongestants/antihistamines, throat lozenges, paracetamol or aspirin and personal medicines as prescribed by your physician.
A valid permit is required for certain areas, which we will obtain upon your arrival. We will require two working days and two passports size photographs. Permits are not required for the Annapurna, Everest and Langtang treks. However, conservation entry fees are required for these national parks.
Disposal of rubbish:
We recommend that each trekker have keep a small bag during the course of the trip. Each morning a small fire is lit for burnable rubbish. Any non-burnable or non-biodegradable rubbish should be carried back to Kathmandu and disposed appropriately.
Clothing and Equipment:
Lightness and comfort are of course the most important qualities in walking clothing. You should be pack your bags with a view to the altitude of the route chosen and season of the year. In many cases, especially along the longer route, walking is in the Himalaya, the walker is exposed to extremes of climates and sun. In just a few days, you may pass from the 40-+degrees centigrade, or over 100 degrees Fahrenheit, of the lower valleys( especially hot in the sunny deserts), to the icy climate of the glaciers. At a high altitude, the contrasts between day and night are extreme. At average altitude in the Himalaya (which means between 2000 and 4000 meters) The best solution is to wear a pair of heavy cloth trousers( if possible, looser and more comfortable then jeans), with a pair of shorts to be worm during the hotter hours of the day and with some padded trousers for the colder hours of the day. Classic breeches are always comfortable, and can been worn with thermal underwear when things get chilly. A wool or pile sweater can be worn over a standard wool shirt or more modern pullover made of a synthetic material.
At all altitudes, one must have complete set( Jacket and leggings) made of Goretax or some similar material. The list is completed by a wool cap and a canvas hat against the sun, a pair of wool or pile gloves, and a pair of sunglasses. Among the accessories, one must carry a water bottle, spare laces, and a multi-purpose knife (Swiss army knife). It is essential to carry a torch, the best being a head torch. You should choose a sleeping bag view to the colder days of the route the rucksack is another fundamental component of your equipment, those who walk carrying most of their baggage should choose a model with considerable capacity (70 liters up). A “day bag pack” for those traveling with organized walk can be much smaller. It is very important to break in your boots in the month before leaving walking boots made of synthetic materials are used universally, and they are the best solution for many of the route