Is this trek for you?
Trekking in Nepal are relatively easy,
following well-paved paths and local village trails throughout. The maximum
altitude reached on the trip is less than 4690 meters. By Himalayan standards
this is fairly modest elevation and the altitude issues experienced on higher
elevation trek should not be of concern to us on this trek. However, it should
be noted that trekking at altitudes above 3000 meters requires greater demands
on the body than walking at lower elevations, and is in itself challenging even
for fit hikers. Our itinerary is well staged and provides for a very gradual
approach to the higher elevations encountered in the Annapurna Circuit. Camping
is not required on this trip and we stay each night in well-appointed lodges
with basic facilities. The trekking element of this trip is not long or
sustained, however you will need to ensure you are physically prepared for the
trek and you should be comfortable with walking for 5 to 7 hours each day. This
trekking holiday should be well within the capabilities of all active hikers
FITNESS & EXPERIENCE
This trekking is an
average of 5 to 7 hours of walk a day.
For personal safety, some physical conditions are required. Prior to the
trek we suggest physical activities such as running, swimming and cycling etc
to make sure your body walk adjust 5 to 7 hrs walking.
The more food you eat at altitude
the better you´ll perform. Menus for this trek will be
mostly ala-carte basis in best
available lodges and restaurants. However our trekking guide will help to set
out the menu (for big groups). Considering the loss of appetite on the higher
altitude, Trekking Experts endeavors to
choose food items that are testy and easiest to digest at high-altitude.
On the trek, Trekking Experts will use only certified and reliable
lodges and restaurants where we can find hygienic, tasty and are able to prepare good meals at extreme conditions.
suggest you to bring your own specialized food if you so desire such as
chocolate bars, dry foods etc. We cater to different dietary requirements and
full vegetarian menus can be provided on request.
you will stay at deluxe hotels with luxury services depending on what kind of
services you’ve chosen. While on trek you will have best available lodges for 6
nights. These lodges are considered as tea house and will have comfortable twin
or double rooms with attached bathroom and hot and cold running water (subject
to availability). These lodges are considered as standard lodges in the
mountains (which generally do not have running hot water and use shared washing
rooms and toilets), they are never-the-less remote. All the lodges will have
private rooms (twin or double) with normal blanket, pillow, bed etc. However
Trekking Experts suggest you to bring sleeping bags.
therefore not expect the standards that can be achieved in luxury accommodation
in the city. All accommodation is arranged on a twin sharing basis. If you are
travelling by yourself you will be paired up with another single client of the
same sex. Depending on availability, single rooms can be requested at a
supplementary cost. Additional hotel nights in Kathmandu can also be arranged.
Our professional trekking guides
have gone through extensive training on wilderness medicine and high altitude
evacuation. And carry extensive medical kits combined with hyperbaric chamber
(optional, can provide on request) to provide medical care on the mountain.
Your safety and the safety of all
other trekking crew combined with trekking guides, Sherpa helpers and porters are
most important for Trekking Experts. Trekking Experts requests all the members
for a full disclosure of the medical history which will also enable our doctor
to treat you quicker and better in case of an emergency. All medical records
will remain confidential and are only shared with the Doctor and Guides.
It is mandatory to have good
emergency evacuation insurance which will cover evacuation by any means of
transportation from high altitude. It is also highly recommended that all
member have cancellation insurance in case of an accident prior to departure,
or if the trip is cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances.
isn’t a successful bid until you return home safe.
Reaching to the final destination is one thing, but returning safely is more
important. The mountains are always unpredictable
and accidents can happen. Trekking
Experts believes that "the main
key of safety is health and proper planning and preparation, highest comfort
level during whole trip and best quality food, high sanitation standards,
reliable communications, up to date equipments and proper coordination are all
relevant to safety." Although
we cover every aspect of safety measures, the possibilities of disappointment
and fatalities due to unpredictable circumstances cannot be ignored. All
members should be aware of the fact. Trekking Experts urge all the members to
consult, take advice and follow the guidance provided by our professional
trekking guides during the course of trekking.
Except in higher altitudes and
remote areas, telecommunication in Nepal has good network coverage. Upon
arrival in Kathmandu, if you wish to buy local sim cards for communication, you
can buy either at the airport or in the market once you are out from airport.
There are two ideal "weather
windows" for this trek:-
1. March to May:
During this season the weather is relatively warmer with bright and clear sky in the morning which slowly becomes hazier as the day progresses. This is also the season of flowers. The rhododendron and other alpine floras are in full bloom providing spectacular views of the Himalayan forests.
2. Mid September – Mid November: This season is an ideal time for perfect Mountain View. The days are typically sunny and clear throughout the day with moderate temperature in the day and cold in the morning and evening.
In general, weight limit for all lodge trekking is 15 kg per person. Please pack light and adhere to the details of gear list.
The following checklist will help you to figure out what you should bring for this trip. As a general rule, you should always try to keep the weight of your equipment to a minimum. The packed weight of your trek bag while trekking should be no more than 15 kgs. So you can leave your some of belongings in Kathmandu hotel is which is not necessary for trekking.
Please include the following items for your pack:
ü Hiking boots
ü Trekking trousers / pants
ü Waterproof over trousers / rain pants
ü Baselayer shirts
ü Casual shirt and/or T-shirts
ü Fleece jacket or warm jumper/sweater
ü Waterproof jacket
ü Warm hat
ü Eyewear - Sunglasses
ü Warm gloves or mittens
ü Headlamp with spare bulb and batteries
ü Sun protection (including total bloc for lips, nose etc.)
ü Water bottles 1 Litre
ü Washbag and toiletries
And following timers are optional:
ü Down jacket (recommended)
ü Trekking poles (recommended)
ü Spare laces
ü Scarf or buff
ü Wet wipes
ü Travel clothes
ü Camera, film/memory cards, batteries
ü Penknife (remember to pack sharp objects in hold baggage)
ü Repair kit – (eg. needle, thread, duct tape)
ü Day sack to be carried personally
ü Personal first-aid kit that includes essential items
ü Sleeping bag, 4 season
Required official documents
ü Valid passport with at least 6 month validity
ü Nepalese visa (visas can be also obtained upon your arrival at Kathmandu airport. For more info: http://www.nepalimmigration.gov.np/)
ü Airlines ticket
ü Travel and medical insurance
ü Copies of recently taken passport size photos (at least two photographs)