FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions About Top 10 Trekking in Nepal

A trek in Nepal can include a leisurely stroll through the richly fertile Middle Hills, encounters with yak herders in the high summer pastures, visits to holy lakes and a plethora of temples, slogging through snow-bound passes, and meandering through stands of old-growth forest on the way to a high mountain basecamp. Trekking in Nepal is a once-in-a-lifetime adventure that will leave you with an unquenchable desire to return.

Is trekking in Nepal Safe?

Trekking in Nepal is considered as the safest destination even to the solo travelers. Every year more than 100000 trekkers head for the Himalayas with very less obstacles and problems.

How can I get to Nepal?

If you are a national other than Indian, then you require a tourist visa to get to Nepal. You can get a visa on arrival here at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu with a small amount fee. Other than that, you can also apply online or get a visa from the Nepalese embassy in your country.

Do I need Insurance to go on Nepal trekking?

Yes, Insurance is mandatory trekking in Nepal because Trekking insurance covers if something goes wrong while hiking, such as trip cancellation, sickness, stolen bags, emergency evacuation.

Which month is best for trekking in Nepal?

The best month for trekking in Nepal is: March, April, May, September, October, and November because during this month the weather is clear with blue sky.

Will there be any telephone/internet facilities at higher altitudes?

The majority of Nepalese locations have strong mobile network coverage. You can utilize your international phone’s roaming feature or get a new Nepalese sim card in Kathmandu to access mobile data and make phone calls. In addition, hotels feature international phone lines. Wi-Fi is also offered in hotels along Nepal’s most famous hiking routes. However, you must pay additional fees to use telephones or the Wi-Fi service.

How much does it cost to go trekking in Nepal?

Trekking in Nepal costs in between $100-$200/day per person depending on your expenses.
Do I need to get some training before doing Everest Base Camp Trek or any other trekking in Nepal?
Ans: Yes, at least two weeks of training prior to the Everest base camp trip is preferable. Practice hikes, cardiovascular endurance (aerobic exercise), strength training, and mental strength exercises should all be included in the program.

Where are we staying each night during trekking?

Teahouse treks are well-known in Nepal. Along the routes, there are tea houses, lodges, and guest houses. On your hiking excursion, you will spend each night at these lodgings. Twin beds, a pillow, and a soft fuzzy blanket are provided in these lodging places. Along with the remote off-the-beaten-path hikes, you may find it difficult to obtain suitable lodging amenities. It’s possible that you’ll have to camp in such circumstances.

How high is the chance to get altitude sickness? How will a guide help?

The chance to get altitude sickness is exceptionally high in these Himalayan regions. A guide will help you to acclimatize appropriately, which is a crucial step to avoid altitude sickness. The guide can also help you to recover in case you get altitude sickness or with any emergencies.

What are the food items that we can eat in the teahouse?

The tea shops serve typical bread toast with hot tea or coffee for breakfast. The basic dish of “Dal Bhat” is served in tea houses for lunch and dinner. Dal Bhat is a nutrient-dense dish with a good balance of carbohydrates and protein. Rice, cereal, veggies, lentils, spinach, meat, and pickles make up the meal. Some tea cafes also provide a limited selection of western cuisines such as pizza, burgers, and pasta.

Are there any ATMs on the way to trekking routes?

There are no ATMs along the trail in the high altitude region. The last ATM can is in Namche and Lukla if you are trekking the Everest Base Camp region. You will have to use the ATM in Kathmandu and Pokhara and carry the necessary cash along with you in the trek.

Can you list out the packing list for trekking?

The packing list for trekking in Nepal are as follows:
• Trekking pants and jackets
• Rainproof pants and jackets
• Thermals underwear
• Pair of Gloves
• Short-sleeved trekking shirts
• Long-sleeved trekking shirts
• Woolen cap/ beanies
• Insulating jackets
• fleece-lined jacket
• Lightweight Sweaters
• Trekking boots
First Aid
• Band-aids
• Anti-nausea Medicines
• Sanitary pads/ Tampons
• Mosquito repellent spray or ointment
• Toilet Paper
• Shampoo
• Soap
• Sunscreen
• Hand sanitizer
• Cameras
• Water Bottle
• Sleeping bag
• Sunglasses
• Chargers
• Extra Batteries
Important Documents
• Passport
• Photo
• Travel Permits

Can I recharge my camera batteries, phone, and other electronic batteries?

You will be staying in teahouses or lodges at the end of each trekking day and you will be able to charge your electronic gadgets there at the modest fee However, we shall rely on solar chargers as long as the days are sunny; otherwise, charging your smartphone would be impossible. Extra batteries and power banks are recommended.

Can I get trekking gears and equipment on rent?

Yes, you can rent all of your trekking gear and equipment. “Backpacker’s alley” is a popular nickname for Kathmandu’s famous Thamel street. You may rent a variety of hiking clothing and equipment, such as sleeping bags, down coats, and trekking boots. Many knock-off brands have gears that perform remarkably well. However, you should always avoid low-quality items that could cause you problems on your journey.

Are laundry services available in teahouse?

There are few laundry services in the lower altitude. However, in the higher altitude regions these services are unavailable so you have to wash your cloths yourselves in the sink.

Where the most popular places to do trekking in Nepal?

In Nepal, there are numerous trekking trails. The Everest Base Camp Trek in the Everest region is one of the most recognized trekking trails. The Annapurna Circuit hike, which takes place in the serene Annapurna region, is also very popular. Upper Mustang, Manaslu, and Langtang treks are all very popular. Aside from these, many off-the-beaten-path trekking paths are becoming increasingly popular.

What is the longest trekking route in Nepal?

Kanchenjunga Trek is the longest Trekking route in Nepal with trekking time more than 28 days.


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