About Our Nepal Treks
General information on our Nepal Treks
Our Nepal lodge treks are operated with a minimum of two participants and our camping treks with a minimum of four. We limit the maximum group size to 12, and on most departures, we have between six and eight participants. Our groups tend to be an international mix of people from different walks of life. We can also operate private departures for any number of people, and are experienced in handling families with children.
Our treks are managed by a professional team of friendly sherpa guides, cook and kitchen crew (on camping treks only) with a sirdar (head-guide) responsible for all trek logistics. We provide a trip leader for groups of six or more. Porters (or pack animals) carry all the camp & kitchen equipment, food and duffels. Your daypack with water bottle, rain-gear, camera and other small items you might need on the trail is all you carry during the day's walk. The crew are well-equipped and are all insured.
Food on our camping treks is plentiful, wholesome, varied, and hygienic, prepared by trained outdoor cooks and kitchen crew. We are self sufficient in food and kerosene fuel and make use of local supplies such as vegetables, eggs and chicken wherever feasible, contributing directly to the rural economy. On lodge treks, we try authentic local cuisine as well as Western style dishes: happily, lodge-owners have modified their menus to cater to Western palates. Bottled water, though available in some places, is not environment-friendly. Boiled/ filtered water is provided at mealtimes, when you should refill your water bottle.
The trip cost quoted is the cost per person to join our fixed-date departure groups, and includes:
Not included in the cost are:
Our Nepal trips offer exceptional value, reflected in our choice of excellent economy hotels -- the Nirvana Garden Hotel in Thamel, Kathmandu and Hotel Barahi in Lakeside, Pokhara. Conveniently located close to tourist attractions, these simple, well-run establishments offer clean and comfortable accommodations in a peaceful garden setting. On trips including Chitwan, we use Island Jungle Resort superbly located on the Bandarjhola river island. We may use similar hotels in case of unavailability.
Kathmandu Nirvana Garden Hotel / Pokhara
To book additional nights, please indicate your dates and location (KTM/ PKR) in the "Remarks" box of the trip booking form.
If you would like to use a hotel of your preference or upgrade to standard or deluxe category hotels, we'll be glad to quote you prices based on the hotel of your choice; in most cases we are able to offer a substantial discount on the hotel's published tariff. Email us for more information.
Foreigners wishing to travel in semi-restricted areas have to obtain a trekking permit from the Dept. of Immigration. This does not apply to the popular trekking regions of Annapurna, Everest, & Langtang-Helambu. Trekkers entering National Parks/ Conservation Areas must pay applicable entry fees. Trekking permit and entry fees, if applicable, are included in the trek cost. We will obtain your trek / ACAP entry permit if required.
We do not provide insurance; participants must be covered with a comprehensive travel insurance policy that includes emergency evacuation. We cannot be held responsible for any changes in the itineraries, flights, or accommodations from causes beyond our control, including but not limited to natural, technical, and political factors. While we will do our utmost to make your journey safe and comfortable, you travel at your own risk at all times. You will be asked to sign an assumption and release of risk form at the pre-departure briefing.
Trekking in Nepal
This region in Central Nepal offers spectacular topographical & cultural diversity, and some of Nepal's classic treks.
Discover the rugged country underlying the world's highest mountain and the hospitality of the legendary Sherpa people.