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What is Trekking?
Trekking means gentle walking or hiking in the Hilly or Himalayan range observing the local culture, society, religions, tradition, and natural beauty of the region where one is trekking.
What is the best season for trekking in Nepal? And can I go trekking in the months of June and July?
The best seasons for trekking in Nepal are: Winter (February), Spring(March and April), Summer( late August) and Autumn(Oct.-Nov.- Dec.)
Yes, you can go trekking in monsoon (June and July) season as well in less flooded regions like Dolpa, Upper Mustang and low elevation trekking around Phokara and Kathmandu Valley.
What happens if I get sick?
If you get sick during your trek, your guide will do his best to assist you in anyway.
General Medicines for contextual sickness (cold, altitude, pains…) should be taken
with the trekkers/guides, wild yeti arranges general first-aid materials. When General measures
do not work, then specialists will be contacted for further treatment/evacuations.
What happens if there is an emergency?
If there is an emergency during the trek, your guides will deal with the situation first, they are trained for such incident. In most cases the company will contact efficient rescue company whenever necessary; also contact your insurance company and the appropriate measures will be taken. We are always aware prepared for such unwanted happenings and fully committed for the best safety of our clients.
What is altitude sickness?
Altitude sickness means illness due to higher altitude and lower amount of oxygen in the air.
In this time your breathing frequency and heart rates increase. Altitude sickness normally
happens above 2800m and symptoms consist of headache, dizziness, dehydration and trouble sleeping. To help avoid this illness we recommend you to drink at least 3 liters of water per day, trek slowly and use acclimatization days. Of course our guides will be on hand to assist and advise you should there be any problems.
What is the weather & temperature like?
Weather conditions are determined by different seasons and altitudes. Altitude of Nepal ranges from 60 meters to 8,848 meters from the sea level. For general idea:
It's cold and windy throughout the year- above around 2,000 meters,
Temperate, warm in Summer and cold in winter-middle hills, 1000 – 2000 meters,
Hot and humid, in summer, cold in winter- low land terai belt, below 1000 meters.
Is previous hiking experience required to go on a trek?
No, you do not require previous experience to go on a trek, but it would be an advantage
to go to some technically difficult areas.
Are the food / water safe to eat / drink?
During the trek, your guide will advise you on what you should and shouldn’t eat and drink regarding the local food stuff. But the porters will carry the food as per your choices/orders.
What arrangements for drinking water are made while on trek?
During your trek in most places, mineral water can be purchased, however due to environmental reason, we recommend you bring along purification tablets. Tea houses provide boiled and filtered water. Your guide will offer advice and where to get water during the trek. On camping treks the porters will carry safe water with them.
Is communication to home possible while on trek?
In some of the larger towns there will be phone connection and sometimes internet. We can advice you on this when you select an itinerary.
Where to stay on trek?
During your trek, your guide will take you to popular tea houses. The tea houses will be in sizable villages and be able to provide you food, water and sleeping arrangements of the best standard available. On tented treks, you will stay at selected camping sites, all the equipment you need, will be provided for you.
What is Teahouse Trekking? And how is it organized?
Tea House trekking means 'using local trekking lodges for accommodation and meals without setting camp on the route.' In this trek the company offers a package which includes a guide, porter and accommodation and meals for a fixed rate per day. It is organized by the trekking company.
All of our guides have good knowledge of the area you are trekking in and know the best places to stay and eat.
What is Camping trek and how is it organized?
Camping trek is a fully supported trek where you are accommodated in tents. A full support crew provides you with full facilities and all your meals. The Trekking company will organize all of the facilities you will need. The company provides extensive advice about equipment to take and what to expect the team is fun and there is generally a couple of nights experiencing the local songs and dances, when the porters and crew are in the mood.
Is it possible/easy to get equipment on hire?
Yes, it is possible to get the equipment on hire. We can help you to arrange it.
What is the maximum weight allowed on domestic flights?
The maximum weight allowed on domestic flights is 15-20 Kilo grams per person.
What will be happen if the guide/porter leaves me alone the trail?
We provide only experienced and reliable guides. Our company will be responsible for this. We guarantee that your guides or porters will not disappear before the completion of your trip. In the case that it does we will resend another guide straight away. Don’t worry you will not be on your own, other staff on the trek will help you. There will be frequent communication as far as possible during your trek.
Will somebody come to pick me up at the Airport upon my arrival?
yes, someone will be waiting to welcome you on your arrival at the aitport.
What equipment should I bring?
Equipment list of things you needed to bring: Down jackets, fleece jacket, water proof/ windproof jackets and pants, proper foot wear, sun hat, woolen hat, umbrella, rain poncho. Good sleeping bags, sunglasses, drinking water bottles, torchlight, sun block cream, toiletries, gloves, gaiters, first aid kit.
How many types of trekking can you arrange?
Mainly we can arrange two types of trekking: Teahouse Trekking and Camping / Tented Trekking.
What are Trekking grades? How many trekking grades are there in Nepal?
Trekking grades means grading of the trekking routes on the basis of it toughness/difficulties. Mainly there are five trekking grades in Nepal. They are as follows: Easy, Moderate, Moderate to Strenuous, Strenuous and Very Strenuous
Does Trekking Require Physical Effort?
Yes, surely trekking requires physical effort on the part of the trekker. The level of fitness depends on the trek. We recommend all trekkers to have a basic level of fitness. But for trekkers who are physically unable to trek our company will arrange them a pony-trek.
What is best time to visit Nepal?
The Best Season to visit Nepal is February March, April, May, September, October and November.
What else do you offer besides trekking?
Besides Trekking we offer Sightseeing Tour all over the Nepal, Jungle Safari, River Rafting, Peak Climbing, Paragliding, Mountain flight, Special Interest Tour, Bungee Jumping, Mountain Biking, and Fully supported treks throughout Nepal, Bhutan and Tibet
Why trek with Wild Yeti?
Trekking with wild yeti means maximum adventure and joy, worth trekking, best quality service, fully ensured safety and security, different varieties of food and drinks, best respect for clients' interest, well planned, internationally experienced and certified guides…many more!
Why Trekking in Nepal?
Trekking in Nepal provides an excellent opportunity to observe the local culture of the people and enjoy the beauty of nature undisturbed by the influence of modernity. The diversity of Nepal’s nature and range of exotic culture make this country ideal for trekking. This makes trekking in Nepal most popular. Besides, where else can you stand at the foot of the tallest mountains in the world?
Do I need to join a trekking company to get a trekking permit?
For some treks it is possible for you to make a permit without joining the company. But there are some trekking routes, which you require group permits for and these permits cannot be obtained on an individual basis. For this you must join with a company. From last October the government made it law that all people entering permit zones must not travel unaccompanied by a guide.
Where to get trekking permits?
Trekking permits can be easily obtained through our company (we can arrange the permits).
In fact, in most of our trips the permit is included for you.
Are the trekking porters and Sherpa properly insured? Are they properly clothed for high altitude cold?
All our Guides and porter staffs are insured and we provide proper clothing. We are aware of their safety too.
Is it possible to trek with children?
We can arrange some soft and scenic hiking family trips which can be enjoyed with your kinds as well.
Do you accept credit cards for payment?
Surely we accept Visa and Master Card for payment. However we prefer Cash or Travellers Cheques as the bank charges for Credit cards are quite high in Nepal.
Can I charge my battery on the trekking?
Of course you can, some popular trekking region has electricity supply; however do not forget to bring spare battery. In some remote region you can not charge battery. We suggest you to bring solar charger for remote areas.
Last Updated on Monday, 27 June 2011 11:32
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