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    Trekking reality

    Wednesday, December 4th, 2013

    trekkingRealityTrekking is simply walking; it is not mountaineering or climbing. You walk mostly on reasonable trails and will only occasionally encounter snow. We trek to enjoy, so the walking days are not long and we stop frequently, most days involve 3-6 hours actual walking, so you don’t need to be an athlete.

    “On the map each day’s march looked pitifully short. But in such country there is no monotony. Up to the ridge ahead or down to the next river there is always something to go for and something fresh to see. Let the saddle-sore cyclist caper joyfully across the flat, but for the man on foot, the more broken the country the better. He sees not whither he must go nor whence he has come; neither far enough ahead, nor behind, to modify his cheerful estimate of the distance run or to be done.

    [But] however reasonable and true such ideas are to a man seated in a chair, they take on a different hue when the same man is ‘bummelling’ along the tracks of Nepal. Witness the notes made of one march: ‘up a steep narrow track, like walking in a sewer, 500 stone steps up to Samri – no view – 2000 ft. down – hellish steep and rough track – porters slow – no view – no bananas – no raksi.” HW Tilman

    The Trekking Day.One of the great joys of trekking in our country is to escape the hustle and bustle of the city and relax with the simple day to day routine of life on the trail.

    Each morning after packing our bags and having a good breakfast, we set off on the day’s walk. All you need to carry is a small day pack containing water bottle, camera, sun cream, hat, rain jacket and warm jacket, just in case. The porters will carry the rest of our gear for us. After walking for 3-4 hours we stop for lunch at around midday. The afternoon’s walk is generally shorter and we usually arrive at our destination in time for afternoon tea. The remainder of the afternoon can be spent exploring the village, doing a bit of washing or simply relaxing with a good book. On some days we will arrive at our destination by lunch time and the entire afternoon will be free for side walk or some religious/cultural sites. After dinner, the evening will often be spent reliving the day’s adventures, before heading off to bed for a well-earned sleep.

    Previous Clients Experience.Hiking and Trekking in Nepal, for the first time trekker the prospect of trekking in the Himalaya can be daunting as well as thrilling. Trekking in Nepal is an altogether different experience. Rather than jumping into the wilderness to get away from it all, you walk into countryside free from roads. Villages caught in a time warp abound, terraced fields stacked up huge hillsides.

    The paths are timeless pilgrimage routes, trails between villages or tracks to high grazing pastures. It is by no means wilderness, but it is an incredibly beautiful natural world. Only higher up in the alpine valleys are the villages left behind, to be replaced by herder’s huts and higher still, the ice castles of the lofty Himalaya.

    The practical aspects of trekking are surprisingly easy. In the villages and along the way are lodges and teahouses where meals are ordered from menus in English. Alternatively, on a trekking tour 3 course meals are served. Without the need to carry food and camping equipment backpacks are light. You end up only with a daypack. So trekking is really little more than a pleasurable ramble through quaint villages, gazing in wonder at the terraced hillsides and wandering amid incredible mountain scenery.

    The satisfaction of trekking is in the process. Following this most standard trekking days are not particularly long. There is time enough for spotting wildlife, photography, chatting along the way and relaxing over lunch or a reviving cup of tea.

    But there are challenges; for the unwarned the first is the physical effort required. Accompanying the inspiring mountains are huge hills, some of which must be climbed. Although hopefully lightly laden, hill-climbing still means plenty of heavy breathing and sweat. Pleasure can be had from frequent rests; admiring the scenery which, even after a mere 10 minutes uphill battle, alters satisfyingly and often dramatically. Taking comfort too in the frequent teahouses which are often strategically placed.

    The second discomfort is sickness. It is South Asia and no matter how careful you are, count on some usually minor bowel problems or even a day you wish to forget. Luckily, these seem trivial compared to the whole wonderful experience.

    To enjoy the Himalaya you don’t have to be the tough outdoorsy type. Like rucksacks and cameras, trekkers come in all shapes and sizes, and with widely differing aspirations. Trekking is physical but certainly not beyond the majority of people. Most important knows that you enjoy the concept. Bring along a traveler’s curiosity and a sense of humor, and before you know it you will relish the thought of another trek.

    Fitness Capacity

    Fitness required varies from trek to trek but for standard departures you should be at least moderately fit, used to some regular exercise. It is most important that you know you enjoy walking in the great outdoors but you certainly don’t need to be an experienced hiker. For some people this is their first real trek. The older you are the more important prior fitness and training is.

    What is a typical day like?

    In the morning at around six, coffee or tea is served at your tent if you are in tented treks. Hot water is provided for washing and shaving. Breakfast is ready by 8 am; meanwhile the bags are packed and all set to move along trails for 3-4 hours. We stop for a lunch break for about 1-2 hours. Again, we move ahead along the mountain trails for another 2-3 hours and finally reach campsite or lodge. Hot water for washing along with refreshment is served. You will have 1-2 hours to explore around the campsite area or visit a nearby village, meet local people and learn about their tradition, culture and lifestyle. Alternatively, you can write your diary, take photographs, laze around or even meditate in the fresh Himalayan air. Full course dinner is served which usually starts around 7 pm; you can enjoy your meal with your co-trekkers. In some occasions, you may be invited to local folk music or dance programs in the evenings if we can find some of the village or local ceremony.

    What about altitude and medical problems?

    Yes, altitude does affect in normal physical performance but provided you are ascending in a safe pace, minimizes the risk of altitude sickness. It is important to get acclimatized as we climb higher. Our treks are designed to help you acclimatize along the way where necessary. We usually do not have medical doctor during the trek but we are quite trained in first aid.


    The start date is the day you must arrive in Katmandu and on the end date you are free to fly out of Katmandu. Normally there are no other activities planned on those days. You can of course arrive earlier or leave later.

    Time, the ultimate luxury… Most of My trips are compact, but a day or two longer than comparable itineraries, and for a good reason. You need time to adjust after a long flight so an extra day is no luxury or waste. Also I am serious about following sound acclimatization programs and I really do allow for an untimely day or two of bad weather. If you can take or make extra time for relaxin

    Trekking Style

    Wednesday, December 4th, 2013

    Lodge Trek services

    lodgeTrekServiceTeahouse trekking means staying and eating in local lodges. We stay in single rooms where possible, but often you will have to share. Rooms are basic, normally just a bed with a pillow, blankets on request. A few have electric lights and all have a spacious dining room-lounge.

    We eat at teahouses and, although the food is usually plentiful and delicious, the menu is not extensive. The different areas offer a variety of potato, rice and noodle dishes, as well as soup and seasonal vegetables. A variety of cereals, bread and egg dishes are generally available for breakfast. There are also snacks available such as basic biscuits, chocolate and soft drinks and in some areas you will find fresh fruit in season.
    Camp Trek services.

    Camping means sleeping in tents, normally I provide a two person tent for one client, and large three person tents for a couple.campTrekking1

    On the trek I provide 3 tasty, plentiful and nutritious meals daily with a variety of local and Western dishes. To start the day, breakfast consists of a choice of porridge, muesli and cereal followed by omelets, fried or scrambled eggs with chapattis or bread.

    Lunch is generally a selection of salad, cooked vegetable dishes, pasta and traditional breads. After a day on the trail dinner is a hearty 3 course meal – soup, followed by a variety of vegetable, meat, rice and pasta dishes and completed with a simple dessert.

    Tea, coffee and hot chocolate are also provided at most meals.

    We use as much fresh produce as possible and our cooks and kitchen crew maintain good standards of cleanliness and food preparation hygiene. Special dietary requirements can be catered for.


    Wednesday, December 4th, 2013

    seasonNepal has cool, clear winters, pleasant moist springs, hot wet summers and fantastic mostly clear autumns. Traveling to Nepal is possible any time of the year. But it all depends on where you travel. Trekking is possible at anytime of the year depending on where you are going. The most popular seasons are autumn (September-December) and spring (February-May). Winter is very cold above 4000m. And high mountain passes may be snowbound, but it is good for trekking at lower altitudes. During the monsoon season (June-August), you can trek in the rain-shadow areas north of the Himalayan like Mustang, upper Manang and Dolpo. These places are out of reach of the rain clouds because of the high mountains and are unaffected by the monsoon. During the monsoon in Nepal it is recommended to travel in Tibet (May to September)

    The rhododendron spring – March-April-May
    Spring dances ever higher, painting the rhododendron hillsides. The arriving warmth generates staggering cloud formations and the occasional pre-monsoon downpour (everyone dives into the nearest house to wait the squalls out over tea). Some days are staggeringly fine, others the views cloud in around lunchtime or in the afternoon, great for reading and relaxing and just when you begin to worry about tomorrow, mostly the evenings turn sparklingly clear. This is the second traditional trekking season, and definitely less crowded but still a great time to trek.
    March and April are often drier than May, but May has the advantage of more alpine flowers.

    The monsoon (summer) June-July-August-September
    In late May and early June at low altitude the heat stifles. Clouds billow ever higher cumulating in crescendos of rain. The downpours are usually brief leaving plenty of time to admire more than just the forces of nature. Katmandu is sticky, with rain as a relief and, in the Terai, elephants rather than jeeps are used for crossing the swollen rivers. The jungle is lush, vibrant and tropical. In the high rain-shadow areas it is surprisingly pleasant, balmy with only occasional showers. It is a time for wandering among the flower carpets and vivid colors while the locals are absorbed in the traditional cycles of agriculture. For this time of year I offer the trek to Rain shadow area in Manang and Mustang or Naar- Phu the hidden tradition in Manang.

    The harvest – mid-September to mid-October
    The monsoon dwindles in late September but a few tail-end clouds and showers (or short-lived snow at altitude) must be expected. Locals and trekkers simply take cover in the nearest teahouse and wait the afternoon shower out. There’s also a chance that the monsoon may not quite have ended, staging a dramatic return for a few weeks. The middle hills are either hot and sweaty under the fierce sun or perpetually grey and cloudy, while higher up it’s pleasant with cool but mostly frost-free nights. If you skip the lower country, this is a particularly pleasant and under-trekked season. At this time the whole country changes from a lush, verdant green into the harvest colors.

    The perfect autumn – mid-October thru early December
    This is classic trekking time, famed for clear skies and fantastic fine weather. Early October through to late November is also the busiest period with the teahouse regions brimming with trekkers. This is the season to head off the beaten track, to Kanchenjunga, Manaslu, Around Dhaulagiri as well.
    The long fine periods are occasionally broken for day or two by a front sweeping overhead causing high cloud or cloud banks that roll up the valleys, and then usually clear at altitude with the sunset. The odd stronger front brings a spot of wet weather as well but it is impossible to tell (even the locals can’t) whether a front contains rain. Barring unusual conditions during this trekking season perhaps two or three periods of showers and drizzle, or short-lived snow at altitude, can be expected. In an odd year there is perpetual high cloud and less than crystal clear skies.
    In the low country evenings are balmy while in the middle hills they are pleasantly chilly. Above the tree line (4000m) nights are sharp and below freezing, early morning sun is particularly welcome.

    The Christmas’s winter
    waterfallWhile trekking although winter, the weather is at its finest and driest; great conditions. It is the nights that are cold. In the middle hills nights are a crisp cool and clear, the high country the air is tinkling sharp and the stars have that crystal twinkle. Temperatures drop below freezing every night. Higher up after a snowfall only the Solu-Khumbu (Mt Everest region) Annapurna Sanctuary, Jomsom, Gosainkunda Helambu are reliably accessible and pleasant. Mostly fine, any light snow clears quickly while the deeper powder, yak-tracked, rarely slows us.

    Health issues / Acclimatization

    Wednesday, December 4th, 2013

    We take acclimatization very seriously and plan plenty of time into all our itineraries. The higher you go the less air there is. At 5630m (top of Kala Pattar and Thorong La) there is half the amount of oxygen (and nitrogen) compared to sea level. Your body takes days to adjust – time to acclimatize. It is highly recommended to have proper rest before you proceed for high altitude over 4000 meters. Look at down some body is getting headache.

    We care ourselves to survive from cold and HA.

    headacheFor my expedition-style treks we often rely on my team, the porters to carry sometimes heavy loads, and we work in sometimes challenging conditions but we truly care ourselves. We ensure that all porters going above the tree line are given wool sox, new shoes (usually given at the beginning of the trip), wool gloves, wool hat, jacket and pant set, sunglasses, have adequate shelter and all have access to our medical knowledge and supplies.

    We welcome you all if you bring some warm clothes used or unused for ourselves and we also welcome you if you bring some used Toys for our children which will be new for our rural children.

    TIMS, NP Entrance, Conservation Area Permit Issue.

    However it is not a very big Issues, But I have found several people discussing in some travel/trek related bulletin boards, who are interested to visit Nepal and found worrying about Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) and other necessary permit, But I would like to request all visitors confirming the TIMS and other permits can be issued permitIssueeasily, it is not worth going. Any agency or we can help to organize the necessary permits in certain amount of minimum service charge, it is not meant that you are forced to go through Trekking agency; We are operating out Trek and tour in any destination of Nepal without any interruption.

    Trekking Grades in Nepal

    Wednesday, December 4th, 2013

    As a Professional tour operator and Trekking guide I operate wide ranges of trekking activities in Nepal and for many of my treks you can choose either Tea house style (Lodge Trek) or Camping trek( Fully organized Trekking). Regarding all the trekking itineraries included in this section have fully tried and tested and found to be suitable for all age groups but trekking itineraries will be designed and classified according to their difficulty and duration of holiday in Nepal. I plan trekking days carefully so that we have time to stand and stare as well as acclimatize to the high altitudes. In order to have your enjoyable rekking in Nepal it is essential to know which trek matches most with your physical capabilities. Hope this grading provides a way for you to compare different treks find a route to suite your fitness level in Nepal trip.

    Easy Treks:
    easyTrekNamo Budhda,Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking, Jomsom Muktinath Trekking, Helambu Trekking,Shivapuri Nagarkot Trek,Obviously easiest trips are designed to be enjoyed by anyone. For those trekkers who do not have any previous experience, I offer a diverse range of easy grade. A trek, categorizing a trek as easy means that no difficult climbing or ascents to high altitudes is involved. However the treks still involve walking up and down gradual hills on well defined trails and daily stages of 5 to 6 hours along good passable trails in your pace through 3000 meters of altitude about 10 kilometers per day, for usually a week and this treks are suitable for most people with an average level fitness. Trekking in this category is also suited to family groups with younger children or those with limited time. This lower altitude treks often provide colorful horizons of a whole series of ranges.

    In Annapurna region the Ghorepani, Ghandruk/ Poon Hill Trekking and Jomsom Muktinaath Trekking Treks are relatively easy, shorter treks and quite popular of diversity in both land escapes and people and you will find terrain and views splendid. The well beaten trail takes you in the heart of central Nepal Himalayas. The tea house along these routes offer 24 hours running solar hot water and western style food. The Panchase and Siklesh trekking are rarely traveled but best destination for spectacular mountain views and Gurung Cultures in Annapurna region. If the idea of tea house trekking appeals to you but you would prefer to escape from the crowds, then the Helambu Trekking northern direction of Katmandu could be your ideal choice. This is one of the most convenient trekking areas close to capital city and relatively low altitude trek with simpler tea house but famous for its wonderful culture hyolmali People, sight of enormous snowy mountains and spectacular green valley. To really get away from it all, the Shivapuri Nagarkot Trekking. Whilst you will still pass through many remote villages, these regions are so unspoiled as to have no tea house, and only a camping trek is an option. Again, the fantastic range of Annapurna Mountains, Ganesh Himal, Manaslu, Langtang can be viewed on these treks.

    Moderate Treks:
    moderateThe Moderate treks begin to present more of a challenge to first time trekkers and are tougher than easy treks .So these treks are suitable for any walker looking for something a little more challenging and energetic. In this sector, I have included trekking at the higher altitudes in Annapurna; Langtang Himalayan region and far western Nepal. The treks will reach elevation approaching 4,500 meters involving more walking up and down and sometimes slightly higher where you will be rewarded with close up views of big mountains and generally are of at least fourteen days duration. The treks in these categories are still suitable for people of all ages although small children will probably find them too strenuous .You can choose Annapurna Base Camp Trekking, Langtang Region; Ganesh Himal Trekking would be a choice. If you are looking for wilderness and solitude trekking adventure, the journey to Rara Lake Trekking is an ideal choice. It is similarly remote and is a good option for the summer season as rainfall is low. The last two regions are relatively unknown by tourists. There are no teahouse so we need to camp.

    Strenuous Treks:
    strenousTrekAnnapurna Circuit Trekking, Mt. Everest Region Trekking, Everest Base Camp Trek, Upper Mustang Trekking, Makalu Base Camp Trekking & Non – Touristy Area of Nepal This trips include a physical component with some important, a steep climbing may be involved, although it is never necessary to use ropes and traveling condition can be tough. Trekking involves some steeper up and down on well – defined trail and altitudes exceed 5,500 meters. Treks at this level can be arranged for periods of 7-25 days.

    For a popular and spectacular trek with the possibility of staying in well -developed tea houses .The Annapurna Circuit Trekking is a good choice or you can take an optional route to Tilicho Lake Trekking, Mesokanto Pass from Manang through Khangsar village on the route to Annapurna circuit which is an area of rough and wild beauty .for an all -round experience of the scenery and cultures of Nepal this trek has a lot to offer .A gradual ascent through a green river valley will lead you up to a number of high passes , where you will reach the altitude of 5,416m at Thorong La .

    Another very popular trekking, with good tea house facilities, are the Everest Base Camp, Gokyo Lake Trek in Everest Region. This trek takes you into the heart of the soaring peaks and cultures of the Everest region to the foot of the great peak of itself .if you wish a trek in off the beaten track, wild and restricted areas, the trail to Upper Mustang Trekking (max. elevation 5,400m) north of the Annapurna range offers fantastic landscapes and mystical cultures. Or you can choose Makalu Base Camp Trekking, the fifth highest peak in the world, traverses through isolated valleys and high mountains passes (max. elevation 5,350m).

    For those who are wishing to visit less touristy area I have accumulated a variety of trekking trips to Non -Touristy area of Nepal at this “c” level that provide a wilderness experience in both natural and cultural aspect.

    Challenging Treks.
    challengingTrekNepal Camping Treks Dolpo Trekking, Manaslu Trekking, Kanchanjunga Trekking ,Ganja- La Pass Trekking , Simikot (mt Kailash ) Trekking, Dhaulagiri Trekking, Challenging treks are only for real adventures .The main component at this level is likely to be a long , high altitude trek , uphill mountain with the possibility of some rope climbing that requires physical and mental stamina . A high level preparation is essential before embarking on one of these adventures. Altitudes will often exceed 5,000 meters where people are living in high mountain / high deserts and the treks involve camping for relatively long periods about 20-28 days or sometimes more then that . So excellent physical condition is essential and mountaineering experience is preferable…

    A trek to isolated , the heavily restricted Dolpo Trek(max. elevation 4;500m) in north -west Nepal captivates visitors with its emerald Phoksundo Lake and magnification scenery of wild and pristine landscape ;Which is unlike most part of Nepal Himalayas .Manaslu Trekking in central Nepal (maximum elevation 5,213m) offers a whole range pristine eco systems. Trek to Kanchanjunga Trekking ;the third highest of the world’s peaks will take you into the remote far east region of Nepal .It is one of Nepal’s least trekked areas and certainly one of the most beautiful. In Langtang region a trekking to Ganja La pass (5,200meters) that connects between Langtang to Helambu is one of rewarding pass with the views of the valley and peaks of Langtang Himal. For those who are interested in the rugged scenery and the scattered traditional villages a trek to Simikot (mt. Kaikash) trekking can fulfill their aspiration. If you are really adventures and want the ultimate challenge, the Dhaulagiri Trekking is the most difficult of my featured treks. This region is new territory for trekkers and involves challenging trekking on rough high Terrain.

    Trekking Destination Information

    Wednesday, December 4th, 2013

    Trekking in Nepal is an eventful experience as you explore through its physical and cultural planes. Normally, there are four seasons in Nepal, but trekking can be undertaken at any time of the year. You can choose your destination from our various trekking packages, from a single day trip to extensive and rigorous ones. We generally have two kinds of trekking plans- teahouse trekking and camp trekking, and both of them are guided by myself and my reliable trekking staffs. Our flexible trekking programs allows you to explore Nepal in depth, the temples and monasteries, the different ethnic groups, the flora and fauna and not to forget the enchanting natural beauty.
    While you trek, you can observe the life in the foothills of Himalayas and the contrasting rural lifestyle of the common Nepal people in close proximity.