Q. What is trekking?
The word “trekking” was originally conceived and use by British mountaineering expedition in Asia and soon reach to Nepal. Trekking means to walk at one’s pace through well – established village trails, thus enjoying close contact with beautiful nature, wide diversity of culture, religion, ethnic groups of people in remote mountain villages and their life style whose lifestyle has not been changed for generations.
Q. Is trekking for me?
No special degree of fitness is necessary and age is no matter, except in the areas over 3000m altitude where extra care should be taken. So any one, with a pair of strong legs and the spirit for adventure to explore the exotic will enjoy the thrills of trekking in the hills of Nepal. Generally for weary trekkers we have a list of easy and soft grade treks and for the experience trekkers we offer a longer trek with lots of excitement and adventure. You can choose a Trekking grade from Grade 1 to Grade 4 as your requirement.
Q. Can I get upon arrival VISA in Nepal?
Yes, you can get your entry visa upon arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. Also, you can get your visa at a consulate in your home country. In either case, you need to submit 2 (two) passport size photograph and the visa fee. The visa fee is US$25 for 15days, US$40 for 30days and US$100 for 90days all type of visa is multiple entry visa.
Q. Do I need a guide?
No matter how experienced and fit you are in outdoor adventures. It is important to have an orientation to a new area. Unawareness of local area, culture and environment make you difficult to finish your journey. A qualified guide is a minimum safety requirement and can also enhance your enjoyment and understanding of the region as they double as companion and forecaster. A guide can help you to be both culturally and environmentally sensitive as well as safe. Tourist can also learn the lifestyle, culture, tradition, history and nature of the country from our experience guides. Besides that our guides also help to our guests on the issues like: first aid, Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS), emergency, rescue methods etc.
Q. What Types of Trekking can I do in Nepal?
Trekking is the only way to know the locals closely and experience their culture hospitality. You can go the trekking in the Himalayas of Nepal in different way from easy trekking to challenging one where you can stay in a locally designed simple Tea House via Tea House Trek and in Camping Trek, Our experienced staff created a Tent. Higher Limits Trek has been operating a Trekking in different style which will be suitable for you. You can choose our any trekking style and can admire in the Himalayas.
Q. What is Tea House Trekking?
Staying in local inns and lodges are known as teahouse treks. On lodge treks we do not carry lots of equipment like in camping treks. We only take our necessary gear and porters carry them for us. However, privacy, peace and quiet at night, and a relaxed trekking pace have to be sacrificed for the sake of your budget. Our English-speaking trekking guide will assist in arranging places to eat and sleep, while the porter carries all your gear apart from your day sack with your personal possessions. We sleep in the local lodge with proper hospitality. The fresh and hygienic food will be supplied from the local lodge that is always available on the trail. Decent accommodations for trekkers are available in the Annapurna, Everest, Langtang and other commonly trekked regions read more
Q. What is Camping Trekking?
The challenging experiences that come with adventure are a few too many than trekking under canvas in the wilderness of Nepal. The freedom, fresh air and exhilarating views make for an unforgettable experience in this country of contrasting landscapes. Camping treks are the classic style of trekking in Nepal and can be conducted almost anywhere when on the trail. This is a fully organized program complete with guide, cook, assistant guide, kitchen boys, kitchen and camp helper and porters who play a major role in the provision of delicious food that’s so important when ‘off the beaten track’ read more
Q.Can we just take a guide and porter besides your package?
Higher Limits Trek provides you a guide and porter hiring service. Nepal For budget travelers and economy treks, we provide a guide as well as porters as per your demands. We will provide you a fully equipped and license holder guide with lots of knowledge of local culture, history and Nepal Himalayas.
Q.When is the best season for trekking?
Nepal is a country of diversification with its geography and climate, a nature lover can always make it as his best destination of trekking year round. Generally four seasons are considered in Nepal, each of which has its own particular attraction to offers.
The best times for trekking in Nepal are from mid February to Beginning of June and September to mid December.
September to December: September to beginning December is the best season for Trekking in Nepal, offering wonderful weather and out standing mountain views. The days are typically sunny and clear with moderate temperatures and the evenings are usually quite cold.
Mid February to Mid June: The second best trekking season in Nepal. The Temperatures are fairly warm. Mornings are bright and clear especially the rhododendrons are in complete blossom and the mountain views are excellent.
July to August: is the Monsoon period in Nepal and This is the most preferable season to trek in the rain shadow areas like Upper Mustang, Upper Manang and Dolpo However, One can make a Trekking in Annapurna circuit, Langtang valley, Jomsom Muktinath Trek, Everest base camp respectively etc.
Q. What is the weather & temperature like in trekking?
It is notoriously difficult to forecast the weather in the mountain. At night it is generally cold and the days are usually warm. There will be snow during the month of December and February. It is important to make sure that you can stay warm and dry in just about any conditions. Some time it can be unexpected! The temperature could be as high as 20 deg C to -10 deg C low
Q. What type of equipment should I bring while trekking in Nepal?
Please click here to see the equipment list we recommend.
Q. Is trekking permit required?
To visit inner regions of Nepal, all trekkers are required a trekking permit, the regions which are not even connected by highway roads. The famous trekking regions of Nepal like an Annapurna, Langtang and Everest has been declared “permit free” areas; but National Park or Conservation Area fees are required… There are few restricted trekking areas in Nepal, where trekking permits are required.
Q. What is TIMS?
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Q. Does your company provide a TIMS Card?
We are government Register Company and are member in TAAN. We have an authority to provide a TIMS. To get a TIMS and for more information please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Q. What will be done if I suffer from altitude sickness or any kind of sickness?
First of all, our guide will provide you First Aid treatments. If the case is serious, you will be transferred to the near by health post. If you will not be treating there, you will be immediately taken to Kathmandu by helicopter and shifted to Hospital.
Q. How many hour and miles do we walk per day while on trekking?
There is not any rule how many miles you walk per day. It depends up on the physical fitness and interest of the guest. Normally we trek about 5 to 7 hours per day or walk 9 km to 14 km per day depend on an altitude and condition of the way. All of our Treks are designed on the principle of working 5 to 7 hours per day.
Q. What is your cancellation policy and terms or conditions?
If our clients are unable to make their trip or want to cancel the trip from any difficult situation, Higher Limits Trek can refund only 70% of the total cost. How ever Client can postponed their traveling date and can do different activities as well.
Q. Is there electricity Facility during the trekking?
Yes, most of the Trekking areas like Annapurna, Everest, Langtang, Dhaulagiri, Mustang and Manaslu, has an electricity facility.
Q. Is there any communication while we are on trekking?
Yes, there are telephones services in many villages along the popular trekking routes from which you can make international calls and in Major city of Nepal you can use your Cell Phone as well.
Q. What is an altitude sickness?
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Q. What type of insurance should I have? Can I get there?
It is necessary to have Travel insurance for all clients to take in any tour/trip. It should provide adequate protection for the full duration of the tour to cover personal injury, medical expenses, repatriation expenses, helicopter evacuation, loss of luggage, etc. We request our customers to arrange their Travel insurance from their home town however, if you wish to arrange your travel insurance from our Company; we will arrange travel insurance for you as well.
How safe? Traveling single female with your company?
We ensure all safety and security for single female traveler while with us, we are confidence very much for this issues, believe us. We have train our guides, the way our clients want. We give you private room on lodge trek and personal tent for camping (tented camp) trek.
What are your payment terms?
We prefer 20 % advance deposit of total cost of a tour/trek in order to conform your reservation before you arrive in Nepal. And rest of the payment can be made in our office after your arrival in Nepal.
When should I book my trip?
Our trips book up months in advance, we recommend booking early to avoid disappointment. We will of course make every effort to accommodate last minute bookings.