Frequently Asked Questions

General Question Answers

Yes, taking photographs is allowed during peak climbing in Nepal except for some cases.

Due to high altitude, altitude sickness and similar problems might arise during peak climbing in Nepal but with proper acclimatization and guidance, you can easily tackle it.

 

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Well, it is better to have previous climbing experience but for some of the easiest and moderate peak climbing, you don’t necessarily need any past experience for peak climbing in Nepal.

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In Nepal, the weather is mild and almost cold around the regions of Peak climbing.

Except for child, there is no age limit for peak climbing in Nepal if you are fit enough physically and mentally to cope with the challenges during peak climbing.

Nepal is the only country in the world which is blessed with voluminous peaks which is the reason it is often considered as the home of the mountains. Well, there are 1,310 identified Himalayan peaks over 6000m including 8 out of 14 highest peaks in the world which makes it the ultimate destination for everyone to go for trekking, mountaineering and climbing activities.

Since peak climbing is an adventure related activities and it is somehow challenging and risky as well, you would be requiring insurance before peak climbing in Nepal to cover the expenses in case of emergency.

Peak Climbing is relatively more challenging and arduous in comparison to Trekking. Trekking can be done by anyone but peak climbing requires more courage and physical fitness. But there are some trekking activities available in which you can also combine peak climbing activities to experience both of them at the same time.

 

Due to chances of heavy snowfall and obscuring weather in winter, autumn and spring are the best seasons for peak climbing in Nepal.

Some of the required essential equipment for peak climbing in Nepal are:
a.    Navigation
Map (with protective case)
Compass
GPS (optional)
b.    Sun protection
Sunscreen
Lip balm
Sunglasses, goggles or glacier glasses
c.    Insulation
Jacket, vest, pants, gloves, hat (see Clothing)
d.    Illumination
Headlamp or flashlight (plus spare)
Extra batteries (kept near the body when cold)
e.     First-aid supplies
First-aid kit (see our First-Aid Checklist)
f.    Fire
Matches or lighter
Waterproof container
Firestarter (for emergency survival fire)
g.     Repair kit and tools
Knife or multitool
Duct tape or other repair items
h.     Nutrition
Extra day's supply of food
i.     Hydration
Water bottles or hydration system (insulated)
Water treatment system
j.     Emergency shelter
Tent, tarp, bivy or reflective blanket
Equipment Options
Hardware quantities depend on the route.
Rope (dry preferred)
Helmet
Harness (with adjustable leg loops)
Boots (crampon-compatible)
Crampons
Ice axe (with leash)
Belay/rappel device
Pulley
Climbing pack
Route description or guidebook|
Locking carabineer(s)
Nonlocking carabineers
Runners—singles and doubles
Prusik cords
Hand protection (athletic tape, gloves)
Signalling mirror
Crevasse rescue gear
Avalanche transceiver
Shovel
Probe
k.    For Technical or Mixed Routes
Nuts
Nut extraction tool
Hexes
Ice tools (with leashes)
Ice screws
l.    Camming devices
Clothing
Wicking base layers (synthetic or wool)
Fleece jacket or vest
Fleece pants
Insulating jacket (down or polyfill)
Insulating hat, cap, balaclava or headband
Sun-shielding hat or cap
Socks (synthetic or wool) plus spares
Gloves or mittens
Gaiters
Rain jacket with hood (or soft shell)
Waterproof pants or bibs
Bandana or Buff (neck or face gaiter)
m.    Personal Items
Multifunction watch
Two-way radios
Cell phone in a protective container
Camera
Binoculars
Quick-dry towel
Lunch; energy food/gels/chews
Toilet paper
Sanitation trowel
Insulated sit pad
Handwarmer pockets
Permits

All the above-listed items could either be brought by your own or you can buy it or hire it in Nepal. Nepal Mountain Trekkers will provide you with the service of buying and hiring the equipment.
 

Yes, we always recommend having a guide with you and it is compulsory to have a guide in some of the peaks and about the porter, it is your decision because if you are few in number and you do not have many loads to carry then you can go without the porter as well. Well, the guides are essential to take care of you in each case and to make you explore the best of climbing a peak since the guides owe years of experience in this activity and they are well-known as well as well-trained to handle all kinds of the situation during peak climbing in Nepal.

Of course, you ought to have climbing permit issues for peak climbing in Nepal to ensure that you are legally climbing the peak as well as for security and other purposes.
 

Since peak climbing is an adventure related activities and it is somehow challenging and risky as well, you would be requiring insurance, climbing permits and special permits in some cases for restricted areas.

Peak Climbing in Nepal can be organized according to your requirement to fit into your availability of time but in general, a minimum of a week is required for any peaks to climb in order to attain success with proper safety and satisfaction.
 

Peak climbing activity is somehow arduous in comparison to other activities like hiking and tours but if you are physically fit enough and courageous enough to accept the challenges and at the same time being well-equipped and aware, peak climbing in Nepal is exciting rather than difficult.

 

Peak climbing activity is somehow arduous in comparison to other activities like hiking and tours but if you are physically fit enough and courageous enough to accept the challenges and at the same time being well-equipped and aware, peak climbing in Nepal is exciting rather than difficult.

 

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The most popular climbing peaks in Nepal are:

  1. Island Peak(6,189m/20,305ft)
  2. Mera Peak(6,476m/21,247ft)
  3. Lobuche East Peak(6,119m/20,070ft)
  4. Yala Peak(5,700m/18,700ft)
  5. Pisang Peak(6,091m/19,978ft)
  6. Chulu West(6,419m/21,055ft)
  7. Dhampus Peak(6,012m/19,719ft)
  8. Pokhalde Peak(5,806m/19,049ft)
  9. Pharcharmo Peak(6,187m/20,298ft)
  10. Tharpu Chuli Peak/Tent Peak(5,663m/18,575ft)

And other too, but the above listed peaks are most popular among the climbers.

Nepal is the only country in the world which is blessed with voluminous peaks which is the reason it is often considered as the home of the mountains. Well, there are 1,310 identified Himalayan peaks over 6000m including 8 out of 14 highest peaks in the world which makes it the ultimate destination for everyone to go for trekking, mountaineering and climbing activities. Till this date, there are 326 peaks open for peak climbing and mountaineering in Nepal with more than 30 famous trekking peaks.

 

The currencies which are authorized by the Government of Nepal and could be exchangeable with Nepalese Currency are:

  1. U.S. Dollar          
  2. European Euro 
  3. UK Pound Sterling           
  4. Swiss Franc        
  5. Australian Dollar              
  6. Canadian Dollar
  7. Singapore Dollar
  8. Japanese Yen    
  9. Chinese Yuan    
  10. Saudi Arabian Riyal         
  11. Qatari Riyal        
  12. Thai Baht            
  13. UAE Dirham       
  14. Malaysian Ringgit            
  15. South Korean Won         
  16. Swedish Kroner
  17. Danish Kroner  
  18. Hong Kong Dollar             
  19. Kuwaiti Dinar
  20. Bahrain Dinar

The currencies which are authorized by the Government of Nepal and could be exchangeable with Nepalese Currency are:

  1. U.S. Dollar          
  2. European Euro 
  3. UK Pound Sterling           
  4. Swiss Franc        
  5. Australian Dollar              
  6. Canadian Dollar
  7. Singapore Dollar
  8. Japanese Yen    
  9. Chinese Yuan    
  10. Saudi Arabian Riyal         
  11. Qatari Riyal        
  12. Thai Baht            
  13. UAE Dirham       
  14. Malaysian Ringgit            
  15. South Korean Won         
  16. Swedish Kroner
  17. Danish Kroner  
  18. Hong Kong Dollar             
  19. Kuwaiti Dinar
  20. Bahrain Dinar

Yes, you can make payment with the card and the cards acceptable in Nepal are: VISA, MasterCard, JCT, UniPay and SCT. The bank will charge 3.75% of the total amount as a service charge on your payment.

 

Yes, of course, if your short trek and tours itinerary includes those places then you can visit and explore traditional Nepali villages and interact with the inhabitants.

 

The foods provided during the trek are mostly the typical Nepalese food i.e. Dal Bhat and the accommodation are basic tea-houses. Except for trekking, you can choose the food and accommodation according to your requirement during your staying at major cities like Kathmandu and Pokhara.

 

“Namaste” is the common form of greeting in Nepal which is often spoken as Namaskar. It is a traditional Hindu greeting and it is used both for salutation and valediction. Namaste is usually spoken with a slight bow and hands pressed together, palms touching and fingers pointing upwards, thumbs close to the chest.

As the literacy rate of Nepal is constantly growing, the number of people who could write and speak English is also growing and most of the people in Nepal could understand English so there won’t be much trouble communicating with the Nepalese people except for some rural areas.

 

You can bring any of the currencies to Nepal authorized by Government of Nepal. Nepal Mountain Trekkers provide you with the facility of exchanging foreign currency at the market rate without any commissions and extra charge.

You can easily access to pharmacies and medicals but if your regular prescription is supposed to be unavailable then we recommend you to bring your regular medicines with you rather than buying in here.

It is unpredictable that natural disaster would occur or not but in our years of experience, natural disasters have not affected much on the trekking and tours fields except for some exceptional cases like Earthquake in 2015 and some minor landslides and floods. Though you can escape the risk if you trek during autumn and spring because the chances of such calamities are less during then.

The political instability of Nepal would somehow create hindrance while you are on the major cities but it won’t affect you in anyways while you are on your treks because the trekking trails are far away from the reach of political influences.

Unlike other countries, Nepal is still conserving Mother Nature and the ancient culture, norms and values. Whereas, this ancient kingdom holds and history which existed before the existence of Jesus i.e. B.C and the variation of languages, cultures, uniforms, foods, festivals, rituals, religions and even the calendar makes it the unique nation with “Unity in Diversity” which is the best part of visiting Nepal. Besides, the existence of Mt. Everest, the highest peak in the world is a pride of Nepal and the birthplace of Gautam Buddha, the leader of Buddhism is also located in Nepal which is called Lumbini. Despite that, more than 7 UNESCO World Heritage Sites are located within Kathmandu Valley only which is the capital city of Nepal and a range of National Parks and Conservation area, more than 10 highest peaks in the world, greenery, wildlife, herbs and vegetations, lakes, rivers, etc are the calling everyone to visit Nepal at least once in their life to discover heaven on Earth.  Well, nowadays a variety of other fun and adventure activities like rafting, canyon swing, paragliding, bungee jumping and so on are also very popular in Nepal.

Yes, in most of the lodges and tea-houses, the telephone and internet facilities are available during your trek. But in some places, they might charge some amount for the service.

No doubt about that, the itinerary is all yours and you can customize or personalize it according to your requirements with Nepal Mountain Trekkers.

The physical fitness criteria and preparation is relevant to the difficulty of the trek you would like to embark upon. But it is preferred that you should be in at least moderate physical shape and to have a health check-up before making your way to short treks and tours in Nepal.

 

During your trekking, the tap water and well-water or even hand pumps are available abundantly but for safety purpose, you would need to carry water purifying pills or similar equipment or else you can buy bottle water/mineral-water as well.

Obviously, Nepal is mostly recovered from the pity of the devastating earthquake of 2015 and now safe for trekking and tours. Though some places are still under reconstruction, it won’t be affecting your short treks and tours in Nepal and almost all the places included in your trip are safe to travel.

There is not much difference between a private tour and group tour but the main difference is that while you are on a private trip you can enjoy the trip according to your choice and freedom whereas in a group tour you should be sharing accommodation and time with them. While on the other hand, a group tour would be safer comparing to the private tour and comparatively less expensive since the cost for guide and porters would be on sharing. And if you could be friendly and closer to the group, the trip would be more interesting and you could gather more memories and friends.

Well, the tip for guide and other trekking staffs like porters and drivers is not mandatory but since they contribute their time apart from family to make you enjoy the best of your trip ensuring your safety and satisfaction, we recommend you to contribute some amount of tip for them. In Nepal, it is practised that 10% of the total amount you pay for your trek and tour is contributed as a tip but if you appreciate and satisfied with their hospitality and services, you can also go for more amount tipping.

While you are on your short treks and tours in Nepal, you can get access to electricity for charging your electronic devices at lodges and tea-houses but you can only get access to the two-pin adapter so you should bring a converter or another converter if your device is not suitable with two-pin plug.

 

In the case of emergency, our highly experienced and determined trekking staffs and guides who are the inhabitants of this region and are professional in these fields would guide you with the best instruction according to the situation. They are well aware of every kind of risks and the solutions and they would be in touch with the company along with your trekking session, so there is no reason to worry about, just enjoy the trek.

The places included during short treks and tours in Nepal are Kathmandu(All sightseeing places and UNESCO World Heritage Sites), Bhaktapur, Patan, Chisapani, Sundarijal, Nagarkot, Changu Narayan Temple, Dhulikhel, Namobuddha, Pokhara, Ghorepani Poon Hill, Ghandruk, Lumbini, Chitwan, Langtang, etc and you can customize the itinerary and places to be included according to your requirements.

More than 10 UNESCO World Heritage Sites which influences the nature as well as culture, the rich traditions and ethnicity, wildlife and vegetations, hiking to the best of nature, meditations and recreations, sightseeing and other activities like rafting, paragliding, bungee jumping etc are the major attractions of short treks and tours in Nepal.

ATMs and credit cards are accessible during Short treks and tours in Nepal but only while you are on the major cities of Nepal like Kathmandu, Pokhara, Chitwan, Lumbini and so on but you cannot get access to ATM service while you are on the remote sectors.

The entrance costs of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Nepal are as follows:

  1. Kathmandu Durbar Square : NRs. 1,000.00
  2. Bhaktapur Durbar Square : NRs. 1,500.00
  3. Patan Durbar Square : NRs. 1,000.00
  4. Swayambhunath : NRs. 200.00
  5. Pashupatinath(only within the boundaries) : NRs. 1,000.00
  6. Boudhanath : NRs. 400.00
  7. Changunarayan : NRs. 300.00
  8. Lumbini : NRs. 200.00
  9. Chitwan National Park : NRs. 2,000.00
  10. Sagarmatha National Park : NRs. 3,000.00

You can book your short treks and tours to Nepal simply sending us a mail and corresponding to it. You will need to provide us with the scanned copies of your passport and a photo and we will confirm your booking.

 

Nepal Mountain Trekkers is a travel agency formed with the involvement of highly experienced and professional trekkers with an experience of more than 2 decades in trekking in the Himalayas. Moreover, we do have staffs from all the special parts of the country to provide you with the proper and adequate information and make you enjoy the best of your trip. In our years of experience, none of our clients had any complaint or dissatisfaction from our company and till now all our previous clients highly recommend our team to their friends and family which is the reason behind our dedication and diligence. Once you trek with our team, you will surely think of visiting Nepal time and again with us as our other clients.

You can go for short treks and tours in Nepal anytime around the year and since every season has its own speciality, the best season to visit Nepal will differ according to the taste and requirements of the clients. Basically, we recommend our trekkers to go for short treks and tours in Nepal during autumn or spring so as to enjoy more vivid scenery and the blossoms of various vegetations including Rhododendron and Pines.

The maximum elevation during your short treks and tours in Nepal will be dependent upon the trek and tour package you choose. But, the elevation of Ghorepani Poon Hill i.e. 3,200m is the highest elevation during short treks and tours in Nepal because for the treks and tours over that altitude would require more days and couldn’t be completed within a short duration.

Of course, with our highly experienced and dedicated crew, solo trekkers or solo female trekkers could feel safe to go for short treks and tours in Nepal. In our years of experience, we have been organizing short treks and tours for solo trekkers a lot of times and we have been successful in providing the satisfaction to them with proper safety.  Our company would be responsible for everything during your trek.

It is not possible to get insurance in Nepal for foreigners so before you make your trip to Nepal, please be sure that you are insured with the insurance policy that covers the following expenses:

  1. Medical expenses and hospital benefit
  2. Personal accident and liability
  3. Cancelling and cutting short your holidays
  4. Abandoning your trip
  5. Delayed departure
  6. Accommodation cover
  7. Scheduled airline failure
  8. Personal belongings and baggage

Well, it is not compulsory to be insured but as we already know “Prevention is better than cure”. If you are insured then you can have a relaxed trip without worries and enjoy with a free mind.
 

There is no boundary for number of candidates required for short treks and tours in Nepal. From solo trekking and tours to the group size of your choice, it is all possible to be organized with Nepal Mountain Trekkers. So, minimum of only one person is required for short treks and tours in Nepal.

 

The average time to be spent each day varies upon the package you choose. Generally, 5-6 hours have to be spent each day during your short treks and tours in Nepal in order to explore and enjoy the best of your trek/tour. But if you are fit enough and will to spend more than the average time spent each day then you can also go for more and vice versa.

If you correspond with Nepal Mountain Trekkers and let us know about the arrival date and time of yours, we will be arranging pickup service as well as private vehicle for you. Our representative will be waiting for you at the airport to pick you up from there as soon as you pass the immigration and come out. 

The number of days required for short treks and tours in Nepal is equivalent to the number of days available with you i.e. you can get treks and tours in Nepal according to your requirements.

Short Treks and Tours are available all around the year with Nepal Mountain Trekkers with a range of packages according to the requirements, budget limits and the availability of time of the clients. From one day tour which includes Kathmandu Sightseeing and a short hike, we offer treks and tours as per the requirements of our clients i.e. the number of days and places included as well as the services to be provided is customizable by the customers.  Well, some of the most popular Short Treks and Tours in Nepal are: “ Kathmandu One Day Tour”, “Chisapani Nagarkot Trek”, “Chisapani Nagarkot Namobudhha Trek”,” Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek”, “Kathmandu Chitwan Lumbini Pokhara City Tour” and so on. For further information, please contact us.

Unlike other countries, Nepal is still conserving Mother Nature and the ancient culture, norms and values. Whereas, this ancient kingdom holds a variety of languages, cultures, uniforms, foods, festivals, rituals, religions and even the calendar makes it the unique nation with “Unity in Diversity” which is the best part of visiting Nepal. Besides, the existence of Mt. Everest, the highest peak in the world is a pride of Nepal and the birthplace of Gautam Buddha, the leader of Buddhism is also located in Nepal which is called Lumbini. Despite that, more than 7 UNESCO World Heritage Sites are located within Kathmandu Valley only which is the capital city of Nepal and a range of National Parks and Conservation area, more than 10 highest peaks in the world, greenery, wildlife, herbs and vegetations, lakes, rivers, etc are the calling everyone to visit Nepal at least once in their life to discover heaven on Earth.  Well, nowadays a variety of other fun and adventure activities like rafting, canyon swing, paragliding, bungee jumping and so on are also very popular in Nepal.