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Yes, you shouldn't have to go for trekking in the controlled trekking areas without having trekking permit or mountaineering permit and National park entrance permit for everywhere as well.

As long as you are in good physical shape, you do not require any hiking experience for short treks. If you are planning a trek longer than a week, you should work out or do long day hikes at home.

The following are the general idea of the personal items to be brought by a trekker to trek in Nepal. Personal items, in fact, are of individual interest, choice & luxury. Besides, the most important fact he/she must consider is the time of the year, trekking days, region & altitude. Footwears: - Hiking boots with some ankle support - Training type shoes - Flip - flop or slippers for use around the camp. Clothes: - Cotton shirts, T-shirts, jeans, etc. for day use. - Socks and underwear - 4/5 that can be easily washed and dried on a daily basis. - Trekking suits, light sweater, a windproof jacket or lightly padded jacket, down jacket - Umbrella, sun hat, waterproof gear In a supported trek, heavy items are carried by porters carry heavy personnel items the trekkers are required to carry minimum items only. They have to carry their personal belongings that might need during the daytime. So, they are briefed to pack their items in two different bags. In day pack In duffle bag Sunglasses Towels Moistening lotion Torch/flash light Camera and spare films Spare batteries Water bottle Washing soap Trek permit/Conservation Needle and thread Toilet paper Spare clothes

A Teahouse Trekking is enormously standard even if it is local run guesthouse. Teahouse trek is very popular in the well - developed tourist regions including Annapurna, Everest and Langtang - Helambu regions where western, continental meals, Nepalese meal (Dalbhat), and good accommodation with attached bathroom with hot and cold shower are available in most of the places. This type of trekking offers you good food, good accommodation in the available teahouses & lodges. Since Teahouse Trekking is comparatively expensive than camping, it is more suitable for both small groups as well as large groups.

Camping trek is best called as Fully Orzanized Supported Trek. As exploratory or mountaineering expeditions, camping Trek is also organized in the same style. Camping trek includes a team of guide, cook, sherpa, & porters to give you accompany. Our porters carry all trekking gears, food, fuel, & personal belongings, & our cooks & assistant prepares hot meals & carry out, supervises the whole operations. Trekkers should carry only small bag or what they might need during the day. At night, they are provided dining tents, sleeping tents, & toilet tents. They are also provided with mattresses and down sleeping bags, all of which are carried for them with the party. Even tables and chairs are carried.

In a typical Camping Trek, we start trek around 6 a.m. with a cup of hot tea & you are provided a bowl of warm water for their washing & cleaning. After packing up their stuff and daypack, the trekkers are requested to leave their camp & have a breakfast. The trek begins around 7.30 - 8 a.m. All camping equipments & gears will be packed by our our well trained staff, then the porters carry them to the next camping site. Personal belongings of the trekkers they may need for the day like water bottle, rain gear, camera, etc. should be carried by themselves. The Trekkers decision can depend upon their own on time for viewing the beautiful landscape, taking photographs and resting or making a short pause. The walk to lunch spot will normally take 3 hours. Upon your arrival, you are served hot lunch by our cook & assistant. In the afternoon, after walking about 3 to 4 hours, you can reach at the camp around 4/5 p.m. You can enjoy tea & snacks while our sherpa pitch the camp. Dinner time is around 6/7 p.m. in the dining tent lit with a pressurized lantern & furnished with table & camping tools. You are provided high quality tents, foam & mattress, a simple toilet tent in every camp. Our experienced cook/ assistant will prepare a variety of healthy & wholesome food taking care of your health which is carried for the entire trek.

The government of Nepal no longer requires a trekking permit for Everest, Annapurna, Langtang and some other regions. However, conservation permit or National park permits are required for these regions. There are few restricted trekking areas in Nepal, where trekking permits are required.

For the general trekking areas such as the Everest, the Annapurna, the Langtang & Rara, trekking permit are required. Note: Only through registered trekking agencies, may trekking to Dolpo, Kanchenjunga, Manaslu and upper Mustang can be undertaken. Entrance fee is levied for visiting all National Parks and Conservation Areas. Children under 10 years are not required entrance fee.

The most important thing is DON'T PANIC. You should ALWAYS ensure that you have a well-stocked and appropriate medical kit as well as sufficient insurance in case you should have to be evacuated. A slight case of diarrhea is to be expected, as well as sprains and muscle aches - all a part of walking in the hills. Altitude sickness is extremely dangerous but mostly avoidable if you follow a few simple rules: trek high and sleep low, drink at least 2 liters of water per day (not including beer or soft drinks!), and BE SENSIBLE. If you feel shortness of breath, a slight headache or dizziness, tell your porter/guide and rest immediately. Lie down, drink water. If you are still feeling unwell you may consider going down a few hundred meters. Do not pretend you are okay, and do not go down alone. A descent of a few hundred meters overnight may be enough to make you fully able to start trekking again tomorrow. For more information, please visit at www.high-altitude-medicine.com. This excellent site will tell you all you need to know, and also includes a phonetic Nepali questionnaire for your porter. Porters are just as prone to altitude sickness as everyone else is.

We prefer 30 % advance deposit of total price of a tour in order to conform your reservation before you arrive in Nepal. And rest of the payment can be made after your arrival.

We do not accept credits cards now. But we have provision for accepting the credit cards in near future. Sorry of inconvenience.

The normal weight limit is 20 kg. While the helicopter shuttle system is operating the limit to Lukla is 15 kg.

If you are flying from a remote mountain airstrip like Lukla, Jomsom, Simikot, Taplejung and Dolpo, we should keep at least two spare days before your departure for home.

There are trekking shops at Thamel, in Kathmandu in particular, where you can easily rent or buy items like sleeping bags, down jackets, rucksacks and duffel bags.

There are telephones in many villages along the popular trekking routes from which you can make international calls

Our company insures all our trekking staff, including porters.

You should bring a one-liter water bottle with you on the trek. We prefer that you purify water yourself using iodine in order to save scarce fuel. We can provide a limited amount of boiled water that you can use to fill your water bottle in the evening.

Sometimes the porter/guide may go on ahead if you are walking slowly on an easy trail, usually to find a good place to eat or stay the night. However, this doesn't mean that you have been abandoned. Ticino Treks & Expedition's porters or guides will never leave you for long periods and will never steal your bag or belongings. It is Guaranteed.

The best time for trekking in Nepal is October to early December and March/April. It is not very good trekking during the monsoon season from June to August except treks in the Himalayan rain shadow like Upper Mustang, Dolpo and Kailash.

Weather in the mountains is notoriously difficult to predict. Of course, at night it is generally cold, and in winter the days can be quite beautiful if the sun is out. There can be snow or rain storms any time of the year. Trekking in spring (March - April) is particularly lovely as the rhododendrons are in full bloom, and the mountains still have plenty of high snow to enhance your photos. You need to be aware that it can get pretty hot and sunstroke can be a risk. Good polarizing sunglasses or glacier glasses (not trendy fashion ones) for high altitudes/winter treks, and a large brimmed hat are a necessity. It is also important to make sure that you can stay warm and dry in just about any conditions. Except the unexpected! Between 1000m and 3500m, the temperature could be as high as 20° C to 5° C low. At higher altitude, the temperature ranges from 20° C to -10° C. During winter it is around 10° colder.

A trekking holiday should never be about making it to the final point quickly. In fact, most of the time it isn't even about the end point. Walking in the mountains is about enjoying the beauty of the people and places. You pay the porter/guide per day, and any differences can be made up on your return. Remember, it's your holiday and so long as you enjoy your trip the time taken is mostly irrelevant. You may find that weather or illness means you have to turn back, sit it out or take another route. No problem!

Yes, our Airport Representative will come to the airport to pick you up. Outside of Terminal Hall, he/she will be displaying a play card of Ticino Treks & Expedition with your name on it. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to hotel or our office.

It is not necessary to take Malaria prevention medicine unless you will be visiting a Jungle Lodge.
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