True spirit of adventure since 1990
Nepal Environmental Trek
Nepal Environmental
Treks & Expedition

Frequently Asked Questions

General Informations

11 Reasons to travel Nepal

  1. World’s highest mountain, Mt. Everest (8848m.)
  2. Birth Place of Lord Buddha (Lumbini) and Goddess Sita (Janakpur)
  3. World’s extreme playground for adventure activities such as mountaineering, trekking, rafting, canyoning, bungy jumping, paragliding, rock climbing etc
  4. Last sanctuary for one horned Rhinos, Asian Elephants, Gharial Crocodiles, Bengal Tigers, Red Panda, Snow Leopard
  5. Ten natural and cultural world heritage sites
  6. Diversity of culture and religion
  7. Best vacation destination for all age groups of travelers
  8. Excellent for family vacation
  9. Unique Nepalese cuisine
  10. Colorful festivals round the year
  11. Warm hospitality

Foreigner who intends to visit Nepal must hold valid passport (with at least 6 months validity from the expected date of arrival in Nepal) or any travel document equivalent to passport issued by their respective government.

A. Entry

No foreigner is entitled to enter into and stay in Nepal without valid visa.
Tourist entry visa can be obtained from Nepal Embassy/ Consulate or Mission offices abroad, or at the following immigration offices/points in Nepal:
1. Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu
2. Kakarvitta, Jhapa (Eastern Nepal)
3. Birganj, Parsa (Central Nepal)
4. Kodari, Sindhupalchowk, (Northern Border)
5. Kerung (Northern border)
6. Belhiya, Bhairahawa (Rupandehi, Western Nepal)
7. Jamuna, Nepalgunj (Banke, Mid Western Nepal)
8. Mohana, Dhangadhi (Kailali, Far Western Nepal)
9. Gaddachauki, Mahendranagar (Kanchanpur, Far Western Nepal)

B. Visa fee:

  Visa Facility         Duration       Fee
 Multiple entry      15 days        US$ 30 or equivalent convertible currency
 Multiple entry      30 days       US$ 50 or equivalent convertible currency
 Multiple entry      90 days       US$ 125 or equivalent convertible currency

C. Tourist Visa Extension:

 1. Visa extension fee for 15 days or less is US$ 45 or equivalent convertible currency and visa extension fee for more than 15 days is US$ 3 per day.
2. Tourist visa can be extended for a maximum period of 150 days in a single visa year (January – December).
3. In the case of delay less than 150 days additional US$ 5 per day as late fine.

D. Transit Visa:

 Transit Visa for one day can be obtained from Nepals immigration offices at the entry points upon the production of departure flight ticket via Tribhuvan International Airport in Nepal, by paying US$5 or equivalent convertible currency.

E. Step by Step On-Arrival Visa Process:

Before you start the visa process, please be sure to have following documents with you:

  • Passport (with at least 6 months validity from the expected date of arrival in Nepal)
  • Two Photographs (1.5" * 1.5")
  • Cash to pay visa fees (in US Dollars or equivalent convertible currency) Note: Credit Card, Indian Currency and Nepali Currency are not accepted as payment of visa fee.
  • A completed Online Tourist Visa form which is available at . You can also fill it at the airport on your arrival.

      1. First Step
       Fill in Arrival Card on your arrival at the airport/immigration points
       A completed Online Tourist Visa form

     2. Second Step
       Make payment at the bank according to your visa requirement ( 15/30/90 Days) and get receipt. You are advised to carry some cash for making the payment (Cash could be in US Dollars or equivalent convertible currency)

     3. Third Step
        Hand in your form at Immigration Desk along with your receipt and passport

Gratis Visa (Free Visa):

Gratis Visa is issued free of cost for following foreign applicants:

    a. Children below 10 years from SAARC region
    Children who are below 10 years and from SAARC region (except Afghanistan)  are offered free visa for up to 30 days provided they are visiting Nepal for the first time in a given visa Year.  Afghan citizen are eligible for Gratis Visa on-arrival only upon the recommendation of Department of Immigration.
    b. Non Residential Nepalese(NRN) card holder ( issued by MoFA /Nepalese diplomatic missions abroad)   
    c. Chinese Nationals
    Chinese nationals can get free visas from the Nepal Embassy in Beijing, and the Nepal Consulate Office in Lhasa, Shanghai and Hong Kong. Chinese citizens can also get free on-arrival visa at Tribhuvan International Airport as well as at all the immigration points.

Wont get On-arrival Visa:

Nationals from Nigeria, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Cameroon, Somalia, Liberia, Ethiopia, Iraq, Palestine and Afghanistan do not get On-arrival visa at the immigration entry points of Nepal. They will need to obtain visa from Nepal embassies or Diplomatic mission from their respective countries.

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Payment in hotels, trekking/travel agencies, and airlines are made in foreign exchange. Most of the International Cards  including Visa Card, Master Card, JCB, Maestro, Americal Express etc. are widely accepted by hotels, restaurants and leading travel/trekking agents. The receipts may be needed to change left-over Nepalese Rupees into hard currency before leaving the country. However, only 10 percent of the total amount may be converted by the bank. ATM and Debit cards are widely in use in major cities such as Kathmandu, Pokhara, Chitwan, Lumbini etc.
Nepalese Rupees are found in denominations of 1000, 500, 100, 50, 20, 10, 5, 2 and 1. One rupee equals 100 paisa. The rate regularly fluctuates and is fixed and published by Nepal Rastra Bank every other day.
For Current Exchange rate, Please click here  (Official link).

Nepal basically has four seasons: Spring (March-May), Summer (June-August), Autumn (September-November) and Winter (December-February).
However, owing to its varied geography, weather conditions of Nepal vary from one place to another. The higher you give up north, it tends to be cooler whereas the deeper the south you go the hotter it is comparatively.
In the hilly and Himalayan regions, summers are cool and balmy and winters are severe, while in tropical plains of the Terai in the south, summers are tropical and winters are mild. The temperatures in the valleys  of Kathmandu and Pokhara tend to be pleasant with average summer and winter temperatures.
The temperature ranges from below zero to 25 degrees in the Hills and Himalayas where as it can reach up to 35 degrees in flat lands of Terai.
The monsoon rain fall occurs during the summer. The average annual rainfall is 1,600 mm, but it varies by eco-climatic zones. Travelling in Nepal is possible throughout the year.
There are multitudes of trekking areas you can visit in Nepal throughout the year. Nevertheless, the best time to do trekking are during spring and autumn. These are also the seasons when many of the biggest festivals of Nepal are observed.

There is no scarcity of electricity in Nepal as before. Nepal is now a load shedding-free country. Almost all the cities and villages in Nepal have 24 hours electricity. Nepal is investing more on developing micro and mega hydropower along with tourism and agriculture. Alternative energies such as solar, geothermal, wind, biogas are also being developed on a national scale in many municipalities.

Nowadays, strikes and bandhs rarely occur in Nepal. There is a stable government in Nepal following the 2017 election. The present government has focused on prosperity, peace and development. Tourism, Infrastructure development, agriculture and hydropower are the main priorities of the government.

Flood and landslides occur occasionally, especially during monsoon or rainy season (June, July, August). Because of the hilly terrain, Nepal is prone to such landslides and floods on a regular basis.

Trekking Informations

Trekking means to journey on foot, especially to hike through mountain areas or walk in the countryside for pleasure or sport. Perhaps among the various kinds of activities that you can enjoy during your visit to a country like Nepal which is blessed with varied bio geographic regions.

Trekking involves walking on an average of 5 to 7 hours per day covering about 9 to 14 kilometers. The trekking route passes through forest, high passes, valleys, meadows, rice fields, idyllic hamlets with the backdrop of the magnificent Himalayan range, glaciers, snow fed rivers and lakes depending on the region you trek.

During a trek you can either stay in simple lodges or homes of local people, or camp for the night. Trekkers can either choose virgin tracks or beaten trails to reach their desired trekking destination.

Some people confuse trekking with climbing but trekking does not involve mountain climbing, it only involves walking on trails. Trekking is a healthy activity though it does have certain amount of caution is required to avoid accidents. If you are physically fit trekking will not be difficult for you. No prior climbing training is required for trekking but you need to have love of walking to enjoy trekking.

Hiking is an outdoor activity of walking in natural environments often on pre charted paths called hiking trails, while trekking is a long journey on non-designated paths which could last several days and could be demanding. Trekking usually takes places in the area of great natural beauty, usually in the mountain areas without any means of transport. It is more intense than hiking.

Hiking is an initial part of trekking and relatively easier than trekking, which still involves going uphill and downhill on rural hilly areas below 3000 meters. Hiking in Nepal still offer a glimpse of high mountains views, while trekking takes you through the low land village to high Mountain pass up to almost 5,600 meters.

There are various permits such as trekking permits, national park permits, conservation area permits required for trekkers and tourists.


TIMs is an abbreviation of ‘Trekkers’ Information Management Systems’. TIMs is kind of a permit card issued by Trekking Agencies’ Association of Nepal (TAAN) and Nepal Tourism Board. TIMs is mandatory for entering all normal trekking areas in Nepal.
In the TIMS Card, you will have to fill in information about the dates of your trip, the itinerary, and a contact number. These data will be inserted in the visitors’ database, where they can be accessed for park management purposes or for rescue missions in case of accidents and/or natural calamities.
Trekkers and tourists can avail the card at specific counters designated by TAAN and NTB including their own head offices in Kathmandu.

There are two types of TIM Cards

(a) Individual (Green coloured) TIMS
Free Individual Trekker (FIT) or Single trekkers who are planning to trek without the help of assistants (guides or porters) are required to obtain Green TIMS card. Green TIMS card can be obtained by paying Nepali currency equivalent to US$20 per person. The form can be filled out by the trekkers themselves by visiting the nearest TIMS Center. Such FIT trekkers will have to take full responsibility of the possible risks while trekking.
(b) Group (Blue coloured) TIMS
Blue TIMS card is for those trekkers who are travelling in groups accompanied by assistants (guides and/or porters). Such groups of trekkers will be taking the service of government-authorized trekking agencies. The trekking agencies will help the groups to obtain Blue TIMS card by paying Nepali currency equivalent of US$20 per person.
Please note: Citizens of SAARC countries will have to pay NRs. 200. Nepali currency equivalent of US$ 10 per person


Restricted or Controlled Area Trekking permits:

There are many remote and cultural and naturally sensitive areas in Nepal which are not fully opened for tourism. The government of Nepal has designated certain areas as ‘Restricted or Controlled Area’ to preserve the unique culture and nature of the area from the negative impact of mass tourism.
Dolpa, Taplejung, Upper Mustaing, Manaslu, Gauri Shankar, Humla, Rasuwa and Sankhuwasabha are some of the Restricted areas in Nepal.
‘Restricted or Controlled Area’ in trekking parlance means those areas where limited number of trekkers is allowed every year. Anyone who wishes to trek in Restricted or Controlled Area will have to travel in groups of at least two people and only after paying certain royalties to the government.
Such trips are usually organized by government registered trekking companies. As said before, the group size should comprise a minimum of two members. In additions, while trekking in such areas will require trekkers to be accompanied by guides and porters.
Please find below a list of Restricted/Controlled Areas and the corresponding fees required to obtain Trekking permit:

  S.No.District/AreasSeason Permit Fees
  1.Lower Dolpa
Upper Dolpa
the year
US$10 per person per week.
US$500 per person for first 10 days and afterwards US$50 per person per day.
  2.Kanchenjunga Region (Olangchungola, Lelep, Papung & Yamphudin)Throughout
the year
US$10 per person per week or equivalent convertible foreign currency
  3.Upper MustangThroughout
the year
US$500 per person for first 10 days and afterwards US$50 per person per day
US$70 per person for first 7 days and afterwards US$10 per person per day
US$50 per person for first 7 days and afterwards US$7 per person per day
  5.Chhekampar & ChunchetSep-Nov
US$35 per person for first 8 days
US$25 per person for first 8 days
  6.Dolakha District (Gauri Shankar & Lamabagar)
US$10 per person per week and afterwards US$7 per person per day
  7.Humla District (Simikot, Yari, Limi, Muchu, Darma)
US$50 per person for first 7 days and afterwards US$10 per person per week
  8.Rasuwa District (Thuman & Timure) and Sankhuwasabha District (Kimathanka, Chepuwa, Hatiya & Pewakhola)
US$10 per person per week for first 4 weeks and afterwards US$20 per person per week


National Park/Conservation Area permits:

Nepal has a total of 10 national parks, 3 wildlife reserves, 6 conservation areas and 1 hunting reserve. To enter into these protected areas, tourists/trekkers will be required to obtain government permit.

Below is the list of entrance Fees applicable to tourists visiting National Park/Conservation area .

  National Parks /
  Wildlife Reserves /
  Conservation Areas
Per person
per entry (in NRs.)
Per person
per entry (in NRs.)
Child Discount
Per person
per entry (in NRs.)
  Chitwan National Park7501500Below 10 yrs free
  Langtang National Park15003000Below 10 yrs free
  Everest National Park15003000Below 10 yrs free
  Bardiya National Park5001000Below 10 yrs free
  Rara National Park15003000Below 10 yrs free
  Shivapuri National Park500500Below 10 yrs free
  Shey-Phosundo National Park15003000Below 10 yrs free
  Makalu-Barun National Park15003000Below 10 yrs free
  Khaptad National Park15003000Below 10 yrs free

  Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve5001000Below 10 yrs free
  Parsa Widlife Reserve5001000Below 10 yrs free
  Sukla Phanta Wildlife Reserve5001000Below 10 yrs free
  Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve15003000Below 10 yrs free

  Annapurna Conservation Area2002000Below 10 yrs free
  Kanchenjunga Conservation Area2002000Below 10 yrs free
  Manaslu Conservation Area2002000Below 10 yrs free
  Gaurishankar Conservation Area2002000Below 10 yrs free


The Filming (Documentary) fee in all Protected Areas of Nepal are as follows:
SAARC nationals: NRs. 25,000
Other foreign nationals: US $1,000 ( or Equivalent Nepali Rupees)
One liaison officer will be sent with each filming (documentary) team.
# Note: Prices are subject to change without any prior notice.

Trekking peaks are regulated by Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) in Nepal. Anyone wishing to climb trekking peaks will first have to obtain trekking permit issued by NMA. We are a member of Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA). We can arrange all the necessary permits for you beforehand.

How much fees (royalties) do I have to pay to obtain trekking peaks permit?

Royalty for Foreign climbers (per person in US dollar)

Group 'A' Peaks

S.NName of the peakRegionHeightPermit Fee (In US dollars)
1CholatseKhumbu 6423m 250 125 70 70
2Kyazo RiMahalangur 6151m 250 125 70 70
3Phari LapchaMahalangur 6159m250 125 70 70
4Nirekha Mahalangur6169m250 125 70 70
5Langsisa Ri Jugal6412m 250 125 70 70
6Obmigaichen Mahalangur 6340m 250 125 70 70
7Bokta Kanchenjunga 6114m 250 125 70 70
8Chekigo Gaurishankar 6121m 250 125 70 70
9Lobuje West Khumbu6135m 250 125 70 70
10Larkya PeakManaslu 6416m250 125 70 70
11ABI Mahalangur6043m 250 125 70 70
12Yubra HimalLangtang Himal6048m 250 125 70 70

Group 'B' Peaks

S.NName of the peakRegionHeightPermit Fee (In US dollars)
1Hiunchuli Annapurna Himal 6423m250 125 70 70
2Singhu Chuli (Fluted Peak)Annapurna Himal 6501m400200100100
3Mera PeakKhumbu Himal6470m250 125 70 70
4Kusum KangruKhumbu Himal6360m250 125 70 70
5KwangdeKhumbu Himal 6011m250 125 70 70
6Chulu WestManang 6419m250 125 70 70
7Chulu EastManang 6584m400200100100
8Imja Tse(Island Peak) Khumbu Himal 6160m250 125 70 70
9PharchamoRolwaling Himal6187m250 125 70 70
10LobujeKhumbu Himal 6119m250 125 70 70
11RamdungRolwaling Himal 5925m 250 125 70 70
12Pisang PeakManang 6091m250 125 70 70
13Khongma TseKhumbu Himal5849m250 125 70 70
14Ganja-la ChuliLangtang Himal 5844m250 125 70 70
15Paldor PeakLangtang Himal5896m250 125 70 70

Nepal is world renowned as the land of Himalayas. Out of fourteen 8000m above peaks in the world, eight of them including the highest peak in the world, Mt. Everest, is in Nepal. Nowhere else on earth can one find such a concentration of high snow peaks than Nepal. These highest peaks provide the greatest opportunity for climbing expeditions on earth. We organize mountaineering expeditions to all the major peaks in Nepal with years of expertise in arranging permits, guides and all other logistics for the mountaineers. Following are the major peaks we organizing expeditions for.

Name of the PeakLocation Trip TypeDuration Elevation    Grade
Mt. AmadablamKhumbu RegionCamping 30 Days6856m.Challenging
Mt. Amadablam with Island PeakKhumbu RegionCamping 35 Days6856m.Challenging
Mt. Everest KhumbuKhumbu RegionCamping 60 Days8848m.Challenging
Mt. PumoriKhumbu RegionCamping 35 Days7525m.Challenging
Mt. NuptseKhumbu RegionCamping 54 Days7855m.Challenging
Mt. LhotseKhumbu RegionCamping 55 Days8516m.Challenging
Mt. BaruntseKhumbu RegionCamping 39 Days7129m.Challenging
Mt. Dhaulagiri I Annapurna RegionCamping 60 days8167m.Challenging
Mt. Annapurna IV Annapurna RegionCamping 43 Days7525m.Challenging
Mt. Annapurna IAnnapurna RegionCamping 40 Days8091m. Challenging
Mt. Tilicho PeakAnnapurna RegionCamping 40 Days7135m. Challenging
Mt. Manaslu Manaslu RegionCamping 68 Days8163m.Challenging
Mt. Makalu I Everest RegionCamping 69 Days8463m. Challenging
Mt. Thapa PeakDhaulagiri RegionCamping 22 Days6015m.Challenging

Climbers who are interested in climbing mountains above 7000m, called expedition peaks, should get permits directly from the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Civil Aviation. We can arrange all the necessary permits for you.
How much fee (royalties) do I have to pay  for expedition on mountains over 7000m including Mt. Everest?
Royalty for Foreign Climber per Person in US Dollar

S.N.Mountain Spring SeasonAutumn SeasonWinter/Summer
1.Everest Normal Route 11000   5500 2750
2.Everest Other Route10000 5000 2500
3.Others Mountain more than 8000 m. 1800    900 450
4.7501m.-7999m. 600 300 150
5.7000m. – 7500m.500 250125
6.6501m – 6999m. 400   200 100
8.Mt. Amadablam (6812M) 400 400 200
9.Less than 6500m.250 125 70

In Nepal 33 peaks with an elevation ranging from 5500m to 6600m have been designated as trekking peaks. Some of the trekking peaks are technically difficult and some are easy to climb. We organize trek and peak climbing on 27 peaks (please see the list below) which are located in the Khumbu, Langtang, Annapurna and Manang regions. We provide all necessary camping equipment, experienced climbing guides, Sherpas, porters and arrange for necessary climbing permits from NMA. 

Trekking Peaks 

Group A NMA (Nepal Mountaineering Association) Peaks
Name of the PeakLocationTrip TypeDurationElevationGrade
Mt Cholatse PeakKhumbu HimalLodge (teahouse)/Camping 18 Days6440m.Challenging
Mt. Labuche WestKhumbu HimalLodge (teahouse)/Camping 22 Days6145m.Challenging
Mt. Kyazo RiMahalangurCamping 27 Days6186m.Challenging
Mt. Phari LapchaMahalangurCamping 19 Days6017m.Challenging
Mt. NirekhaMahalangurCamping 25 Days 6159m.Challenging
Mt. Ombigaichen PeakMahalangurCamping 16 Days 6340m.Challenging
Mt. Abi PeakMahalangurCamping 24 Days6097m.Challenging
Mt. Langsisa Ri JugalCamping 20 days6427m. Challenging
Mt. BoktaKanchenjunga  Camping 30 Days6143m. Challenging
Mt. ChekigoGaurishankar  Camping 24 Days6257m. Challenging
Mt. Larkya PeakManasluLodge (teahouse)/Camping15 Days6010m.Challenging
Mt. Yubra HimalLangtangLodge (teahouse)/Camping14 Days6035m. Challenging

Group B NMA Peaks
Name of the PeakLocationTrip TypeDurationElevationGrade
Mt. Hiuchuli Annapurna Himal Lodge (teahouse)/Camping21 Days6441m. Challenging
Mt. Singu Chuli (Fluted Peak)Annapurna Himal Lodge (teahouse)/Camping23 Days6501m.Challenging
Mt Mera PeakKhumbu Himal Lodge (teahouse)/Camping25 Days6654m.Challenging
Mt. Kusum KangruKhumbu Himal Lodge (teahouse)/Camping26 Days6367m.Challenging
Mt. Kongde RiKhumbu Himal Lodge (teahouse)/Camping18 Days6011m.Challenging
Mt. Imja Tse (Island Peak) Khumbu Himal Lodge (teahouse)/Camping16 Days6160m.Challenging
Mt. Lobuche East PeakKhumbu Himal Lodge (teahouse)/Camping18 Days6119m.Challenging
Mt. Khongmo Tse (Mehra Peak) Khumbu HimalLodge (teahouse)/Camping17 Days5849m. Challenging
Mt. Chulu WestManang District, GandakiLodge (teahouse)/Camping24 Days6419m. Challenging
Mt. Chulu East Manang District, GandakiLodge (teahouse)/Camping21 Days6584m.Challenging
Mt. Pisang PeakManang District, GandakiLodge (teahouse)/Camping28 Days 6091m.Challenging
Mt. Pharchamo Rolwaling HimalCamping21 Days6187m. Challenging
Mt. Ramdung GORolwaling HimalCamping24 Days 5925m.Challenging
Mt. Ganjala Chuli (Naya Kang)Langtang HimalLodge (teahouse)/Camping14 Days5844m. Challenging
Mt. Paldor PeakGanesh Himal Camping 17 Days 5996m. Challenging

Here is a comprehensive of list of equipments and clothing you would require whilst trekking in Nepal:

  • Lightweight walking boots, spare laces
  • Sleeping bag and down jacket
  • 2 Long shorts, A water proof jacket with hood or Poncho, Underwear
  • 2 cotton T-shirts, 2 trousers – (loose and comfortable), Waterproof pants
  • Thermal underwear(Top and bottom)
  • Gloves, Sun-hat, One pair of sandals, Woolen hat, 2 pairs of thin and 2 pairs of thick woolen socks
  • Flash light, Toiletries with towels
  • Sunglasses, Sunscreen with a high SPF factor
  • Lip balm with a higher SPF factor
  • Water bottle, Purification equipment (Boiled drinking water will be provided but further purification with iodine or purification tablets are highly recommended), Iodine for the purification of drinking water, Daypack, Rucksack

Aspirin, Moleskin and blister kits, Diamox, Imodium for diarrhea, Knee support, Band- Aids for minor cuts and burns, Feminine hygiene materials, Insect repellant with DEET are some of the important items you need to include.

Below is a list of mountaineering equipment you will require for your climbing adventure.

  • Mountaineering Equipments
    Trekking poles, Crampons, Ice axe, Helmet, Harness, Carabiners, Shovel, Climbing pack, Rope 
  • Clothing and Wears
    Trekking shoes with spare laces, Mountaineering Boots, Gore-Tex pants, Long shorts, Insulated Parka, Jumper, Waterproof Jackets, Down Jacket, Fleece Vest, Wool cap, Neck Gaiter, Gloves, Climbing Socks, Thermal Underwear, Sandals
  • Essential Gears
    Backpacks, Sleeping Bag + sleeping pad, Tent/Bevy,
  • Gadgets
    Map, Compass, GPS, Two way radios, Binoculars, Head Lamp, Flashlight
  • Sun Protection Items
    Sun glasses, sun scream, Lip balm
  • Medical
    First aid Kit
  • Other Essentials
    Energy Bars, Water bottle, Water Purification Tablets, Toiletries,

    #Note: You can bring the above mentioned equipments from your home country or you can also hire (rent) in Kathmandu. Our climbing guide will assist you to select necessary equipments.

High Altitude Sickness or HAS is a mountain illness that occurs to trekkers and traveller due to acute exposure to low pressure of oxygen while trekking or hiking in high altitude Himalayas. The main causes of HAS are less availability of oxygen at high altitude, dehydration, and rapid ascent.

Following primary symptoms are visible in an affected person:

  • Lack of appetite, nausea or vomiting
  • Fatigue or weakness
  • Dizziness or light-headedness
  • Insomnia
  • Needles and Pins Sensation
  • Shortness of breath
  • Nose bleed
  • Persistent rapid pulse
  • Diarrhea
  • Peripheral edema (swelling of hands, feet and face)

High Altitude Sickness or HAS is a mountain illness that occurs to trekkers and traveller due to acute exposure to low pressure of oxygen while trekking

  • Ascending slowly is the best way to avoid HAS
  • Avoiding alcohol consumption in the first 24-hours at a higher altitude
  • Make sure you have previous experience of trekking and/or climbing in high altitude regions
  • Increase the intake of water or liquid as you gain higher altitude
  • Take enough rest at lower level to acclimatize with the climate.
  • Cross check with your medical practitioner before trekking or climbing in high altitude and seek proper advice.

There are many trails that are popular for trekking in Nepal. Everest region, Annapurna region and Lantang region are well-known areas which offer more than two dozen trekking routes. Everest Base Camp, Annapurna Base Camp, Annapurna Circuit, Lantang Valley, Ghorepani Poon Hill and Jomsom Muktinath are the most famous trekking trails in Nepal. Besides these, there are many wilderness trails waiting for tourists to explore.

There are mainly 5 types of trekking based upon the possible trekking arrangements.

Full Board Camping Trek

Nepal Environmental Treks & Expedition arranges customized trekking packages as per the clients' budget, interest and time-frame. In certain remote areas where lodges are unavailable camping is the only alternative. We provide the following services for the full board camping trek.

  • Trekking permit
  • Entry Permit for Conservation / National Park
  • Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) card
  • Trekking guide
  • Cook
  • Necessary Porters
  • Kitchen helper
  • Sherpa
  • All surface transportation where ever applicable
  • Flight where ever applicable
  • All meals three times a day (breakfast, lunch, dinner, fruits, juice, hot chocolate, tea, coffee etc.)
  • Necessary Camping equipment such as sleeping tents, kitchen tent, dining tent, toilet tent, mattresses, down sleeping bag, down jacket, cooking utensils, fuel etc.
  • Camping charges
  • Rescue Assistance
  • First aid kit
  • Insurance and equipments for the Nepali staff
  • Airport pick up and drop off

Full Board Lodge (Tea House) Trek

Such treks are arranged where ever lodges are available. As compared to camping trek lodge based trek is economical as it requires less supporters and equipments. Lodge based treks are possible in the popular trekking regions of Nepal like Everest, Annapurna and Langtang. We arrange the following services for the lodge based trek.

  • Trekking permit
  • Entry Permit for Conservation / National Park
  • Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) card
  • Trekking guide
  • Porter/s
  • All surface transportation where ever applicable
  • Flight where ever applicable
  • All meals 3 times a day ( breakfast, lunch and dinner )
  • Accommodation in teahouses (lodges)
  • Necessary equipment such as sleeping bags, good down jackets, etc.
  • Rescue Assistance
  • Necessary insurance for trekking staff
  • First Aid kit
  • Airport pick up and drop off service

Home Stay Full Board Trek

For those clients who wish to experience the rural life of Nepal we can make arrangements of home stay at villages. Such treks give you an opportunity to share meals and life style of the rural family. We offer the following arrangements for home stay full board based trek:

  • Trekking permit
  • Entry Permit for Conservation / National Park
  • Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) card
  • Trekking guide
  • Porter/s
  • All surface transportation where ever applicable
  • Flight where ever applicable
  • All meals 3 times a day ( breakfast, lunch and dinner )
  • Accommodation in tea houses (lodges)
  • Necessary equipment such as sleeping bags, good down jackets, etc.
  • Rescue Assistance
  • Necessary insurance for trekking staff
  • First Aid kit
  • Airport pick up and drop off service

Guide and Porter Services

We can also make arrangements for those clients who only require services of guides and porters since such clients wish to trek in their own expenses and therefore do not require full board trekking arrangements. As per the clients requirements we can make the following arrangements

  • Guide only
  • Porter only
  • Guide and porter
  • Guide cum porter

Partial Trekking arrangements

To those clients who do not require full board trekking arrangements but need only certain arrangements for the trekking excluding boarding and lodging, we can provide the following arrangements:

  • Guide only
  • Porter only
  • Required permits
  • Land transportation
  • Flight
  • Equipments
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Spring season:(March - May)

The second most popular time of the year for trekking and climbing in Nepal is from late February through April. Spring is a colorful season, different varieties of wild flowers specially the rhododendrons. The temperature is mildly warm at lower elevations and the temperature is moderate above 4000m and the mountain views are excellent. Holi and Shivaratri festivals are also celebrated during this season.

Summer/Monsoon season: (June - August)

Travel in Nepal during summer months are wet and warm. It is not recommended for trekking and climbing except in the rain shadow regions like Langtang, Dolopa and Upper Mustang. In the higher valleys, meadows blossom with flowers and lush vegetation. It is fine to travel to Tibet, Sikkim, Ladakh (India) and Bhutan during monsoon.

Autumn season: (September - November)

Autumn is one of the best seasons to travel to Nepal. It starts from early September to early December, generally during autumn; the weather is clear with mild to warm days and cold nights. In this season, the mountain views are astonishingly clear. Also, during autumn there are all kinds of tourist activities. It is the best season for trekking and climbing, flowers blooming and Nepal is lush with an abundant green.

The main festivals in Nepal, Dashain and Tihar (Deepawali) are celebrated in autumn. It is the best time to experience your travel in Nepal with cultural, history, nature and wildlife.

Winter season: (December - February)

Winter season in Nepal starts from late December and continue to till March. The cold season is best for sightseeing and cultural tour in Nepal. Jungle safari, bird watching, city sightseeing tours, and mountain biking are the popular activities in winter. Due to the frozen of snow, the mountain rivers are low volume water, so rafting during this season is popular one.

Trekking in the lowland of Nepal are possible but in the mountain heavy snowfall might be the problem for trekking.

Trekking Duration:

A trekking trip can be of any length depending upon the trekking area you choose. Popular short treks are available around the Kathmandu and Pokhara valleys, which can be complete in one, two or three days while longer treks last from a week to a month. It is even possible to combine a series of popular treks together and peak climbing for months on end.

Trekking Grade:

a. Easy Treks:

Easy Treks involve up to 6 hours of walking a day on good trails with plenty of time for sightseeing. Altitudes generally do not exceed 3500 meters. Anyone who enjoys regular exercise and is in god physical condition should easily cope with these treks.

b. Moderate Treks:

Moderate Treks involve walking for 6 to 8 hours a day in more remote country, reaching altitudes of approximately 4500 meters. A reasonable level of fitness is required as you are required to follow routes that ascend and descend. A hill walking background is advisable.

c. Strenuous Treks (Challenging):

Strenuous Treks are harder, suitable for regular hill walkers as they are generally more demanding and may involve 7 or 8-hour days with altitudes up to 5500 meters. You should be physically fit and appropriate preparation is imperative. Some days may involve crossing a pass with up to 10 hours walking.

Group Size:

Group sizes are kept small, to reduce the impact on the environment and to enable us to provide a more personal service. The maximum group size on most of our treks/tours is 12 and the minimum group size is 2.

Choosing a Trek:

Please remember that occasionally bad weather, altitude and unfamiliar cultures can make extra demands. A sense of humor and determination are important attributes on any adventure holiday and on a trekking holiday it is important to enjoy walking. In order to help you in selecting a trek we have given each trek a grade, although this is only a simple guide. If you need help in deciding which trek is suitable, please call or send an email to us, we will be pleased to advise you further.

Planning a Trek:

Nepal offers plenty of opportunities for treks lasting a day or less, though most are considerably longer. Around Pokhara or the Kathmandu Valley you can complete the trek within two, three or four days but for the very popular Everest Base Camp Trek and Annapurna Circuit treks you have to allow three weeks.

Major Trekking Regions:

Everest Region
Annapurna Region
Langtang Region
Kanchenjunga Region
Manalu Region
Dolpo RegionGanesh Himal RegionMakalu Region
Mustang RegionTsum Valley RegionOther Regions

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