Types of Trekking
Types of Trekking

Types of Trekking
Types of Trekking Tea House Treks The most popular way of experiencing classic treks of Nepal is by using local inns for accommodation. Decent hotel accommodation for trekkers is most readily available in the Annapurna, Langtang and Everest Region. In these areas you can operate with a bare minimum of equipment and rely on lodges for food and shelter. Though bedding is available in the lodges as a cotton-filled quilt that may not sufficiently incubate you. So it is always better to carry your own sleeping bags.

A teahouse trek organized by Eco hiking is an escorted lodge trekking with well-equipped porters carrying your luggage and well-experienced guide arranging food, accommodation and dealing with bureaucracy as a part of the package.

Camping Treks
The classic style of trekking in Nepal is to camp in tents and employ Porters to carry your gears and Sherpas to set up camp, cook and serve meals. You carry a backpack with only a water bottle, camera and Jacket. In the camping treks there are numerous hidden expenses that drive up the price depending on the destination, mode of transportation and size of the group. Because of the food is carried by the porters, a variety of meals is possible. On camping trek you sleep in a tent so our itinerary should not rely on village settlements. Rather we can comfortably trek to remote regions and to high altitudes.

A camping treks directed by Eco hiking caters skilled cook, required no of Sherpas and a team of insured porters all led by well-learned and experienced guide.

Backpacker Treks
We also facilitates the backpackers with just a guide or porter for those who are not willing to face with uncertainty, traveling alone and those who don’t want to face with bureaucracy. Having one assistant is exclusively helpful in case of sickness, emergency and remodeling your itinerary. No Mountaineering Skills Needed Weather you begin your trek at a road head or fly in to a remote mountain airstrip, a large part of your trek will be in the Middle Hills region at elevation between 500m-3500m. In this part of Nepal there are always well-developed trails through villages and mountain passes. Even at high altitudes there are intermittent settlements used during summer by shepherds, so the trails, though often indistinct, are always there. You can easily travel on any trail without the aid of ropes or mountaineering skills. There are rare occasions when there is snow on the trekking trails. Physical Effort Is Required A trek is physically demanding because of its length and almost unbelievable changes in elevation. On most treks, the daily gain is less than 800m in about 15Km, though ascents of as much as 1200m are typical for some days. You can always take plenty of during the day to cover this distance, so the physical exertion, though quite strenuous at times, is not sustained. There is always plenty of time for rest. A Previous experience of hiking and living outdoors is helpful, as you make plans for your trek. Trekking In Group Is Not Necessary As these routes in the hills provide special meeting place for the trekkers from throughout the world, traveling in group is not necessary. Rather you can move at your own pace and set your own schedule by not being in group. You can spend a day photographing or make a side trip or just lie down. Each day you will be accompanied by considerable number of trekkers. You can freely alter the routes with in the limits imposed by your trekking permit and your guide will reschedule your itinerary accordingly. Trekking In Nepal A trek in Nepal may be a camping trip or else rely on the local accommodation that is available in the hills. In some areas, either because of government regulation or lack of facilities, only camping treks are possible. In other areas, your choice will depend on how confident you are walking in remote regions, and on how much comfort you desire. There is no ‘best’ way to trek, and whichever style you choose will provide you with cultural insight, a good physical workout and spectacular mountain views.

There is endless discussion among trekkers about which is the most environmentally sensitive and culturally rewarding way to trek. Similarly, trekkers who stay in lodges can befriend a family that runs the lodge, or can view the kids crawling around and playing with cameras as an irritating intrusion. In the end, your choice of a trekking style will depend on your own personality, the amount of time and, more importantly, money that you have available. No style of trekking is intrinsically ‘better’ than any other, and whatever you do, your trek will infuse money into the hill economy and provide employment for people in remote villages.

There are numerous ways to structure a trek because of two major factors. Firstly, there is inexpensive (by western standards) professional and non-professional labour available to carry loads and to work as guides and camp staff. Secondly, you can almost always find supplies and accommodation locally because there are people living in even the most remote trekking areas. The traditional backpacking approach of a light pack, stove, freeze-dried food and a tent is not an appropriate way to trek in Nepal. So much food is available in hill villages that it doesn’t make much sense to try to be totally self- sufficient while trekking.

Am I too young or old?
We have had a range of ages on our trips, from teenager to pensioner, and all have enjoyed themselves without any problems. I am a single trekker. How does this work? Normally single trekkers have no problems fitting in with a group. Normally single trekkers share rooms or lodges with other trekkers of the same sex, but if we have an odd-number we ensure that a room or lodge is organised accordingly. Will I be able to deal with the high altitude? Our itineraries are designed so that our clients ascend at a sensible and safe rate. The effects of altitude are felt by everyone, even the Sherpas, but most people find that gentle acclimatisation allows them to reach their high point without any problems. How will my booking be processed? To confirm your booking we will require a non-refundable deposit of $200 for treks and $300 for a climb which can be made by bank transfer. The balance is payable on arrival in Kathmandu and is normally made in the form of a Money Order or Travellers Cheques. Alternatively this can be made by bank transfer shortly before arriving in Kathmandu. Insurance We INSIST that an appropriate insurance policy is taken out which covers travel in isolated and mountainous areas, and which also includes helicopter rescue. We recommend that you consult a reputable travel agent or insurance specialist.

What is Nepal known for?
Nepal is known for Mount Everest, the highest mountain in the world, spectacular natural beauty that can be seen in its land specially hilly regions, known as the birth place of Lord Buddha, and the Hindu Goddess Lord Sita. Also known as the home of Gurkha Warriors. It is also known as a country with abundant Natural Water Sources.

What is the national language of Nepal?
Nepal's national language is called Nepali. It is written in Devnagri Script. This script is the same as the one used in Hindi language - the national language of India. There are more than 72 different spoken languages in Nepal.

What's the common form of greeting in Nepal?
It is called Namaste or Namaskar. You can say the greeting in words as well as do it using a gesture. Join your palms together and bring them close to your chest and about 5 to 7 inches below your chin. The word Namaste has many meanings such as Hello, How are you?, I am glad to see you, nice to meet you, good morning, etc.

What's the currency of Nepal?
Currency is spelled as Nepalese Rupees or Rupee (Rs) or in short NRS. 100 Paisa equals 1 Rs. Nepali Notes are 1000, 500, 100, 50, 25, 10, 5, 2, and 1 rupees, and coins are rarely used.

What are Nepalese (Nepali) people like?
Nepalese are friendly and hospitable by nature. Travelers count Nepalese among the best friends in the world. Nepalese respect Guests as God. And there is a popular phrase every Nepali knows, it says : "Guest equals God". A part of the reasons why people revisit Nepal is because of the friendliness and warmth of Nepali people.

When is the best time to travel in Nepal?
Best time to travel to Nepal is October to November, and February to April.

How safe is traveling to Nepal?
Traveling to Nepal. Exercise caution when traveling to Maoist affected areas mainly remote parts of Nepal which includes Gorkha, Palpa, Nawalparasi, Syangja, Banke, Dang, Surkhet, Kalikot, Rukum, Jajarkot, Rolpa, and Salyan.

What are some basic Nepali customs that I should know about?
Take off your shoes before entering a temple or one's home Ask for permission before entering a Hindu temple Taking photographs inside the most temples are considered illegal Ask for permission before taking photographs of objects, and including Nepali people. Nepali people are friendly by nature. Have a genuine interest in them. Talk to them. Be friendly as you travel..

Is gambling allowed in Nepal? or Do you have Casino
Gambling is illegal in Nepal. There are numerous Casino in the Capital Kathmandu, which are mostly open to Tourists only. Some of the casino have video games, slot machines, and they are open 24 hours

Is my license valid for driving in Nepal?
International Driving license is valid for driving in Nepal

What is the Night-Life like in Nepal?
1Night life in Nepal is almost dead in comparison to other parts of the world.

Do I need a visa for Nepal?
Visa is required to enter Nepal, and it can be obtained at the point of entry such as Kathmandu Airport

Do I need to obtain Permit before trekking in Nepal?
Trekking permit is only required to trek in the restricted areas. Before trekking, you should register with your country's Embassy or Consulate located in Nepal. They will also help you obtain trekking permit, if required.

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