The best months for trekking are February till May, and October and November. During these months the temperature during the day is nice and it is not too cold in the night. After Monsoon season, in October and November the sky is clear so you can see the Himalayas extra nicely. During Monsoon, in June, July and August the trails are slippery and the mountains are barely visible. From October till March it is dry and sunny, but during the nights can be cold. So make sure to take warm clothes.
Yes, we need to know at least one day in advance so we can arrange guides and porters. The sooner you book the better.
You can pay through online booking. Please contact us, then we will provide you with the right information. If you are in Nepal you can pay in Euros, USD or local rupees. We usually ask for a 15% deposit to make sure you participate.
Please check the information given for each individual trek.
No, you must have your own insurance.
We require 72 hours notice for cancellation. In this case you only pay the 15% advance money. After this period a portion of the cost is retained. For more details about this see our Terms & Conditions.
You sleep in basic lodges or small guesthouses. Usually you sleep in a double room with simple beds and mattresses. You have to bring your own sleeping bag, or rent one from Kathmandu or Pokhara. In most lodges and guesthouses they have a small restaurant where you can order Western and Nepalese food.
Make sure you bring warm clothes. There will be a porter to carry your backpack. However, limit the weight. You can leave the rest of your luggage in your hotel or a store room. Your valuable items we can store for you. See What to bring for a complete list.
Take bottled water with you, a camera/film, medicines if you are taking any, sunscreen and lipbalm, valuables and a rain coat/umbrella.
The proper foot wear depends on the trek. Shorter treks can be done in comfortable running shoes while longer ones require sturdy but light weight hiking boots. Shoes and boots are best purchased before arriving in Nepal. Proper fit is a must for boots. Also we advice you to wear in your boots before the trek to make sure it won't hurt your feet.
During the treks you certainly need a sleeping bag! If you don’t have one, you can buy or rent one from Kathmandu or Pokhara. If you go trekking in Everest Basecamp, Annapurna Basecamp or Annapurna Circuit make sure it is good down to -20 degrees. You don’t need a matress.
Your guide will be in charge of all your water needs. He will make sure all water is boiled and treat it with iodine. Iodine is 100% effective in killing the bacteria in water.
Above 2,500 meters, the concentration of oxygen in the air starts to drop, which makes it harder for you to get sufficient oxygen. Also decreasing air pressure has the effect of causing liquid to leak from capillaries into the lungs and brain, which can be fatal. The human body has the ability to adjust, but this is a gradual process. You can avoid this threat by limiting your rate of ascent. If you have symptoms, descend immediately. Make sure you take enough rest and drink plenty. The guides are highly trained and will keep an eye on you. They know what to do in case of an emergency.
You will be provided with a selection of both Western and Nepalese food. All vegetables and fruits are washed with iodine water before use.
The amount of money you bring on a trek depends on you. You might want to buy some cold beverages during the day or after a long day of hiking. These along with any souvenirs and film are personal expenses. Other valuables we can store for you.