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Let’s address the questions you are pondering on before you go for Nepal trekking.

Nepal Trekking in the Himalayas provides you with a more majestic view of the Himalayan panorama. No wonder hordes of trekking enthusiasts from all over the world come to Nepal to experience a slice of the Himalayan ecstasy.

Trekking in the Himalayas, as extraordinary as the experience can get to, also involves a lot of planning and preparations. The Himalayas throw up a lot of challenges at you and expect you to emerge a winner. 10 Frequently Asked Questions by Trekking aspirants as answered by our Nepal trekking agency are compiled here.

10 Popular FAQs about Trekking in the Himalayas

1. What is the best time to go for Nepal Trekking?
The best time to go for Nepal trekking in the Himalayas is in the months of March to may and September to November. Post the rains the countryside is lush and green, the skies are clear, the air is crisp and the visibility of the Himalayan panorama is excellent. Around this time, the Nepalese folks also celebrate a lot of harvest festivals which can add to your Nepal trekking experience. The months thereafter gets colder. However, early spring as in late February and March is also a good time to go trekking in the Himalayas.

2. How long does it take to go for Nepal Trekking?
Nepal Trekking can take as long as you want to. If you want to trek to the Everest base Camp then a trek could easily last up to 2-3 weeks. However, for the casual trekker smaller treks along easier and less punishing trails can be planned.

3. How much cash do I need to carry on the trek?
While going for Nepal trekking, you may book with our Nepal trekking agency in advance. While on the trek first thing, it is better to carry Nepalese currency. Your meals and other necessities will be taken care of but for a 14-16 day trek, around 500 dollars would be needed for personal expenses. It is customary to tip the sherpas and other porters at the end of your trek.

4. Will there be any ATMs near the trail?
ATMs are found only in big cities like Kathmandu and Pokhara. Do not expect an ATM anywhere close to the trails. Make sure you exchange your foreign currency in Kathmandu. You will get a better bargain in Kathmandu rather than in the trail when you go for Nepal Trekking.

5. Will I get access to email/phone on the trail?
While you are on Nepal trekking in the Himalayas, it is hard to get internet access. However, a lot of villages frequented by trekkers now offer internet cafes and international calling facilities like Namche Bazaar in the Everest Base Camp Trek.

6. Do we need to carry sleeping bags in our gear?
No, if you are on a tea house trek, accommodation is provided in lodges. If you are on a trip, we will provide you with sleeping pads.

7. Should we carry our passports and valuables along?
It is not a good decision to carry valuables and important documents like flight tickets and passports. Leave them behind in lockers provided by our Nepal trekking agency in Kathmandu. Carry photocopies of all important documents.

8. What medicines should I carry while I go for Nepal Trekking in the Himalayas?
Basic first aid, altitude sickness medication like Diamox, a few doses of antibiotics to combat any intestinal infections is mandatory. If you have any pre existing conditions for which you need medications, it is absolutely essential to carry them along. However, your tour company will have some basic medications with them too.

9. Do we need to carry water purifiers?
Bottled water is available on the trail when you go trekking in the Himalayas. However, it would not be a bad idea to carry some iodine tablets that can be used for water purification in an emergency situation.

10. Is it possible to take a shower while on Nepal trekking in the Himalayas?
Tea House lodges has hot shower facilities. But the water is solar heated, so do not expect very warm water. However, at that altitude and on the trail a shower every other day is good enough.

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