Annapurna Trekking information, Necessary equipment for trekking, Annapurna trekking FAQ, Annapurna trekking info
Kailash Manasarovar Tour

Real Adventure Nepal
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Thamel, Kathmandu, Nepal     
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Freequently Asking Question about Annapurna Region Trekking

What is the best season for trekking in Nepal? And can I go trekking in the months of June and July?
The best seasons for trekking in Nepal are: Winter, spring, summer and autumn. This is the months of, February, March and April and late august through to December. Yes, you can go trekking in the months of June and July. In the monsoon the best for trekking are The Dolpa, Upper Mustang and low elevation trekking around Phokara and Kathmandu Valley.

What happens if there is an emergency?
If there is an emergency during the trek, your guides will deal with the situation, they are trained for this. In most cases the company will contact your insurance company and the appropriate measures will be implied. The company and your guide will do the upmost to ensure your safe return in the rare occasion of such a problem arising.

What happens if I get sick?
If you should get sick during your trek, your guide will do his best to assist you in anyway. Medicine is not readily available in some remote regions so we recommend you to stock up on things you may need in Kathmandu. Should you require it; extra rest days can be taken. If you need evacuation, the company will be contacted and appropriate measure will be taken. In some cases you can find doctors along the trekking routes, or one can be brought for you.

What is the weather & temperature like?
Depending on the season. In the summer time the weather is hot and sunny during the day with occasional storms in the evening. In winter at high elevations the temperature is very cold, but the days are normally bright and sunny. September through to November is ideal for the warm days and cool nights and clear weather.

Is previous hiking experience required to go on a trek?
No, you do not required previous experience to go on a trek, but it would prove useful to you.

Are the food / water safe to eat / drink?
During the trek, your guide will advise you on what you should and shouldn’t eat and drink. The food at the places you will be staying is all safe to eat. Water you can buy bottled or bring along purification tablets. Tea houses will also provide boiled and filtered water for you to treat accordingly.

What arrangements for drinking water are made while on trek?
During your trek in most places, mineral water can be purchased, however due to environmental reason, we recommend you bring along purification tablets. Tea houses provide boiled and filtered water. Your guide will offer advice and where to get water during the trek. On camping treks the porters will carry suitable water with them.

What is altitude sickness?
Altitude sickness means illness occur at higher altitude. In this time your breathing and heart rates increase. Altitude sickness normally happens above 2800m and symptoms consist of headache, dizziness, dehydration and trouble sleeping. To help avoid this illness we recommend you to drink at least 3 liters of water per day, trek slowly and use acclimatization days. Of course our guides will be on hand to give assist and advise you should any problems arise.

Is communication to home possible while on trek?
In some of the larger towns there will be phone connection and sometimes internet. We can advice you on this when you select an itinerary.

Where to stay on trek?
During your trek, your guide will take you to reputable tea houses. The tea houses will be in sizable villages and be able to provide you food, water and sleeping arrangements of the best standard available. On tented treks, you will stay at select camping sites, all the equipment you need, will be provided for you.

What is Teahouse Trekking? And how it is organized?
Tea House trek is trekking using local trekking lodges for accommodation and meals without setting camp on the route. In this trek the company offers a package which includes a guide, porter and accommodation and meals for a fixed rate per day. It is organized by the trekking company. All of our guides have good knowledge of the area you are trekking in and know the best places to stay and eat.

What is Camping trek and how it is organized?
Camping trek is a fully supported trek where you are accommodated in tents. A full support crew provides you with toilet facilities and all your meals. The Trekking company will organized all of the facilities you will need. The company provides extensive advice about equipment to take and what to expect the team is fun and there is generally a couple of nights experiencing the local songs and dances of Nepal, when the porters and crew are in the mood.

Is it possible/easy to get equipment on hire?
Yes, it is possible to get the equipment on hire. We can help you with to arrange that.

What is the maximum weight allowed on domestic flights?
The maximum weight allowed on domestic flights is 18 Kilo grams.

How many extra days should I allow in case of flight cancellation?
In case of flight cancellation you should allow two to three extra days.

What will be happen if the guide/porter leaves me alone the trail?
We provide only experienced and reliable guides our company will be responsible for this. We guarantee that your guides or porters will not disappear before the completion of your trip. In the case that it does we will resend another guide straight away. Don’t worry you will not be on your own, other staff on the trek will help you

Will somebody come to pick me up at the Airport upon my arrival?
You will be met on arrival at the airport by one of our representatives.

What equipment should I bring?
Equipment list of things you needed to bring: Down jackets, fleece jacket, water proof/ windproof jackets and pants, proper foot wear, sun hat, woolen hat, umbrella, rain poncho. Good sleeping bags, sunglasses, drinking water bottles, torchlight, sun block cream, toiletries, gloves, gaiters, first aid kit.

How many types of trekking can you arrange?
Mainly We can arrange two types of trekking: Teahouse Trekking and Camping or Tented Trekking.

What are Trekking grades? How many trekking grades do they have in Nepal?
Trekking grades means explanation and description of the route where the trekkers are travelling. Mainly there are five trekking grades in Nepal. They are as follows: Easy, Moderate, Moderate to Strenuous, Strenuous, Very Strenuous

Does Trekking Requires Physical Effort?
Yes, surely trekking requires physical effort on the part of the trekker. The level of fitness depends on the trek. We recommend all trekkers to have a basic level of fitness. But for trekkers who are physically unable to trek our company will arrange them a pony-trek.

What is best time to visit Nepal?
The Best Season to visit Nepal is February March, April, May, September, October and November.

What is Trekking?
Trekking means gentle walking or climbing in the mountains or Himalayan range observing the local culture, society, religions, tradition, and natural beauty of the particular area where one is trekking.

What else do you offer besides trekking?
Besides trekking we offer Sightseeing all over the Nepal, Jungle Safari, River Rafting, Peak Climbing, Mountaineering, paragliding, mountain flight, bird watching tour, hot air ballooning, bungee jumping, mountain biking, rock climbing, hunting, kayaking, fishing and fully supported treks throughout Nepal, Bhutan, Tibet, Sikkim and Darjeeling.

Why trek with us?
Trek with us because we provide you the best quality service and the most reasonable price. We organize everything for you to make a smooth and enjoyable trip allowing you to get the most out of your time in Nepal. Also, our company is registered in different government bodies & Non profit Organizations of Nepal such as the Tourism board, Trekking Agents Association of Nepal, Kathmandu Environmental Education Project, Pacific Asia Travel Association, Nepal Mountaineering Association and the relevant government bodies.

Why Trekking in Nepal?
Trekking in Nepal provides an excellent opportunity to observe the local culture of the people and enjoy the beauty of nature undisturbed by the influence of modernity. The diversity of Nepal’s nature and range of exotic culture make this country ideal for trekking. This makes trekking in Nepal most popular. Besides, where else can you stand at the foot of the tallest mountains in the world?

Do I need to join a trekking company to get a trekking permit?
For some treks it is possible for you to make a permit without joining the company. But there are some trekking routes, which you require group permits for and these permits cannot be obtained on an individual basis. For this you must join with a company. From last October the government made it law that all people entering permit zones must not travel unaccompanied by a guide.

Where to get trekking permits?
Permits are needed for most treks. Trekking permits can be easily obtained through our company (we can arrange the permit for.) If fact, in most of our trips the permit is included for you.