Q: What is Trekking?
A: A Trek is not a Mountain Climbing Trip. There are still only a few roads in Nepal extending deeply into the hills, so the only way to truly visit remote regions of the kingdom is walking. It requires more time and effort, but the rewards are also greater. Whether you begin your trek at a road head or fly into a remote mountain airstrip, a large part of it will be in the Middle Hills region at elevations between 500 and 3000 meters. While trekking you will see the great diversity of Nepal. Villages embrace many ethnic groups and cultures. The terrain changes from tropical jungle to high-glaciated peaks in only 150km.
Q: What is the general duration of the treks?
A: The duration of the trek depends on the region of the trek and on interests which you have. Generally speaking, your trek can range from 2-3 days to month time or longer periods if you wish. Even the same trek can be of a different duration for different trekkers depending on their wishes and interests on the route.
Q: How difficult are the treks?
A: Difficulty of the treks depends on the region of the trek and duration of it. Shorter treks tend to be easier while longer ones require some physical fitness.
Q: What is the Camping Trek?
A:Camping trek is a type of trek where Trekkers bring all the trekking gear, equipment and necessary food during the Trekking period and stay alive, cooking on the Kitchen Tent, eating on the dinning tent, and sleeping on the member tent. This classic style of trekking are especially conducted in remote areas of Nepal supplying all camping equipments along with the food and employ porters to carry your gear and sherpas to set up tents where you will be sleeping and well- trained cook will prepare hot meals to serve you. Accommodations for these treks are tents, and your food will be cooked on a kerosene stove by one of our chefs. Staff will carry all the necessary equipment, leaving you free to enjoy the scenery. You carry your small backpack with a water bottle, camera and your day clothes. We employ the appropriate number of porters to carry all equipment, trekking gear & necessary stuff.
Q: What is the Tea House Trek?
A: Tea House Trek – is a trek during which at the end of each trekking day you stay for overnight in Tea Houses. “A One Nepal Trek” also organizes Camping Treks during which you stay for overnight in tents which our guides will set up for you and food during such treks will be cooked by our experienced cook.
Q: What can I expect from Tea House?
A: Tea House is the combination of guest house, restaurant, and social hang out. Many years experience in field of organizing various treks in Nepal assures you that we have chosen for our treks the cleanest and most hygienically kept Tea Houses with friendly atmosphere and best views. Most of the Tea Houses have running water facility. Many of them have hot water available for bathing. But we discourage our groups from using water heated by wood as lack of firewood in most villages is a big environmental concern in Nepal.
Q: What facilities we will have in Tea House?
A: Private rooms are available in most tea houses except for high altitudes ones. Most bathrooms are shared. Most of the Tea Houses have running water facility.Restaurant with choose able menu.
Q: Where do we eat our meals and what kind of food is available and Safe?
A: During a Tea-House trek you will have breakfast and dinner in the Tea House, lunch will be eaten at one of the trail side restaurants. During a Camping Trek all food will be cooked by our experienced cook. Every Tea House serves the traditional Nepali meal Dal Bhat (rice and lentil soup). All Tea Houses of our routs have variety of different food items, such as rice, vegetables, noodles, potatoes and soup. Many of them have western food on menu. Soft drinks, snacks and beer are available in most of the Tea Houses and trail side restaurants.
Food safety is always a big concern and we take it very seriously. That is why we have chosen the cleanest and most hygienically kept Tea Houses for our routs. During a Camping Trek our cook prepares safe and tasty meals from carefully chosen food items and only hygienic cleaning facilities are used.
Q:How are The Meals and Water during the trek?
A: During our Trek, we can enjoy typical Nepali food; different ethnic cuisines as well as all types of international cuisine (Tibetan, Continental, & usually local typical.) are from the menu as per local supplement. Lodge has well trained cook basically attention for clean, hygienic, fresh and nice testy foods. We can even enjoy hot chocolates, variety of breads, variety of drinks, and snacks. You could have able to buy Bottled water from every settlement. Even we would like to support you to pay for local purifying water cheaper with that’s help to controlled plastic pollution. Also the boiled water, or running fresh water with your peals or filtering is much recommended.
Q: What is the best time for trekking?
A: Best time for trekking is autumn (October-November) and spring (end of February-April). Short treks and some Tea Houses treks can be done during winter season as well. For more details on trekking season of different routes check our season guide
Q: What is the weather like?
A: You need to be prepared for sudden weather changes while trekking. That’s why trekking equipment should be chosen carefully before the trip. Sudden rain storms or snow are always a possibility which needs to be considered. The weather during the trekking season is somewhat more stable. “Trekking Guide Team Adventure” pays big attention to weather forecast, so you will be told about weather prognosis and you will be given advises before trek.
Q: What type of shoes should I have?
A: For shorter treks comfortable tennis shoes or snickers is enough while longer treks require carefully chosen hiking boots which should be kind of strong, well-made but light boots. Shoes and boots are best to buy before arriving in Nepal. Proper fit is a must for boots and we advise you to wear your new shoes for sometime before trek for your feet to feel absolutely comfortable during trekking.
Q: Should we bring all trekking equipment with us?
A: you can easily rent needed equipment for reasonable price in Kathmandu or Pokhara before trek but it’s always preferable and more convenient to have your own equipment during trekking, so we advise you to bring equipment with you or to buy here as most of the outdoor equipment can be bought in Kathmandu or Pokhara in one of the many outdoor gear shops.
Q: What problems can arise on altitude?
A: Altitude sickness is a serious problem. “Trekking Guide Team Adventure”, having many years of experience in trekking and good knowledge of the problem, organizes treks very carefully. Extra day of acclimatization is included in all our high altitude treks. Our guides are trained to spot any signs of altitude sickness and know how to deal with it.
Q: What happens in case of emergency?
A: “A One Nepal Trek Pvt.Ltd” is prepared for any emergency situation and knows how to handle it. Our guides are trained in first aid and can deal with most of the basic ailments that occur during a trek. Every client should have Them own insurance before coming to Nepal for case of emergency.
Q: What sort of experience do your guides have?
A: Guides of “A One Nepal Trek Pvt Ltd” have many years of guiding experience in Nepal as well as Tibet. Most of them have been spending years exploring the country. Our guides are trained in first aid and know how to handle any situation. All our guides speak fluent English and happy to share their deep knowledge of the country and beauty of Nepal with you. We believe in and follow the idea that it’s not enough to take visitors to special places or special cultures, we need to provide guides who can get people feel involved in what they are experiencing, explain it thoroughly and keep them entertained.
Q:Altitude sickness a problem?
A:The altitude sickness will get from 3000 meters.. But above it can cause altitude related sickness. If you have a health condition which might cause problems please consult a doctor on the advisability of doing the trek. You have to drink everyday 3-5 liters
TIMS card and fee:
With the distinction of Nepal as a trekking destination and its growing charm, a provision of the Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) has been implemented to ensure safety and security of the trekkers and to control illegal trekking operation.The provision of Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) came in to effect on January 1,2008. Since then, the trekking Agencies Association of Nepal (TAAN) and Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) started recording trekkers’ details and began issuing TIMS Card to trekkers.
Where and how to obtain a TIMS Card?
A: The TIMS Card permit can be obtained from a government registered trekking agency “A One Nepal Trek Pvt.Ltd”. We proved our client service from 7 am to 8 pm. We are open 7 days a full throughout the year.
Why is TIMS Card Necessary for trekking?
A: All the important details regarding trekkers and trekking routes shall be maintained in a computerized Databases Management System, which can be useful for the trekkers’ safety and security. In order to help carry out search and rescue operations for trekkers in case of natural calamities and other accidents by means of Authentic Information Service. To maintain a record system that includes personal details of trekkers, trekking area, trekking routes handling agencies, duration, etc. The data generated from the system will be useful to all concerned stakeholders such a tourism organizations, Government agencies, diplomatic mission, tour operators, research institute, etc.
Unauthorized trekking operations will be controlled, thus, resulting in better management of trekking service, which will not only benefit trekkers and field staff, but also trekking companies and Government Agencies. Occasional untoward incidents will also be better prevented. TIMS will upgrade the service standard and will contribute to better management of sustainable mountain tourism development in Nepal.
TIMS Will not be required for:
- Expedition members permitted to climb the mountains.
- Visitors in the controlled areas with permits by the Department of immigration.
- Foreign Guest invited by the Government of Nepal.
- Authorities from the various diplomatic missions present in the country, who hold official letter/s and travel at their own risk.
- Visitors on certain missions recommended by the concerned Governmental Departments(s)
- Foreign Nationals possessing a residential visa.
What should I bring?
- Day Pack
- Back Pack (The porter will carry), if you have group trip you can share with your friends.)
- Comfortable and warm boots or shoes
- Sleeping bags (especially for winter season)
- Water bottle (hard cover)
- Pair of sandals
- Jacket comfortable (Down jacket and water/wind proof jacket)
- Towel for bathing
- Easy Sweater
- Sun hat
- Sun Cream
- Knee supports
- Trekking pole
- First aid kit
- Inner dres(warm)
- Warm fleece or woolen cap.
- Walking steak.
Risks and Liabilities :
We already announced that “A One Nepal Trek” is a particular trekking and tour agent of Nepal. We believe on our credit given by our past customers and suggestion of new customers for better service. Our commitment for best service will never goes for money. Our responsibility to make your life dream aim of trekking and tour in Nepal will be memorable and pleasurable. Our team punctually and seriously tries to make your journey unforgettable. Although, we are also compelled for indifference in unexpected circumstances like land slide, road blockage, flood, delay, accident, sickness, restriction of government, regarding security and other necessary things while you are in trekking.
We have own rule and regulation for the service where you must enroll if you are interested to trek and tour with us.
Safety – Health- facility:
“A One Nepal Trek” and our first goal is “first safety” for all of our clients and staff. We have smartly experienced friendly and knowledge able workers team. All they are well trained and must of they are license holder Guides. We arrange first aid. Also the area has heath post on every 2 days, and main hospital is not farther than maximum 8 hrs, from any part. We can use a quick drive on ruff road, carry by the people, take a horse ride, and arrange the Helicopter at our needed as per the emergency encase. The physical walk is 6 hours average per day with mini bag with your valued things average 2-5 kg.
Altitude sickness has three forms. Mild altitude sickness is called acute mountain sickness (AMS) and is quite similar to a hangover – it causes headache, nausea, and fatigue. This is very common: some people are only slightly affected, others feel awful. However, if you have AMS, you should take this as a warning sign that you are at risk of the serious forms of altitude sickness: HAPE and HACE*. Both HAPE and HACE can be fatal within hours. The altitude sickness will get from 3000 meters.. But above it can cause altitude related sickness. If you have a health condition which might cause problems please consult a doctor on the advisability of doing the trek. You have to drink everyday 3-5 liters. Trekkers should move down 300 m immediately for better condition.
Your Travel Insurance:
We highly advised you to make your travel insurance during Nepal trip from your own country. It is a condition upon joining any of our trips that all clients be insured for comprehensive expenses that might incur due to medical issues or accidents (this includes air ambulance, helicopter rescue, and treatment costs).we don’t arrange or sell insurance.
What currencies are accepted in Nepal?
You can pay in USA, EURO, AUD and other currency. You can exchange in money changer office, easily available in Nepal. Banks also provide you to change the money.
Likewise, You can use credit cards in major cities of Nepal like Kathmandu, Pokhara, Chitwan etc. You can pay from credit cards in some shopping complex and Restaurants too.
Tips For working staffs:
You can appreciate your team while they help you in your trekking. We never order you but provide you the ground for the activity.we highly support TIPS as your satisfaction.