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Q. Can we make more rest days or slightly shorter trekking on some days (2-4 hours)? How much more would that extend our trip?

# Thank you very much for your questions. Whatever I provided itinerary, this is usual itinerary what most of the trekker do. But if would you like to entrance some days for the rest and enjoy, about 3 days will be good enough for your requirements. As you are in Nepal for holiday you can make shorter and longer your trip as you wish.

Q. How long does it take to process the permits?

# Well, we can make conservation Area Permit and National park permit in couple hours. But while organizing Restricted Area permits takes almost whole one day, and the immigration office asking for your Nepal visa which must be validate entire trip and original passport with 2 copy of PP Size pictures each of you. So, normally it is not possible organized all your permits before your Nepal arrival, according to Nepal immigration rule.

Q. Will the weather be good to do the Everest trek during spring? Nice views?

# Regarding view, spring is second best season for Nepal Trip. As we know April is in during spring time. This is right time for Expedition group also. When you are in Mt. Everest Base Camp; you can see many expedition Groups for the Mt Everest. This time there is more than 30 different Expedition groups. You may talk with them about expectation. The March-May period in Nepal is the best season for trekking and mountaineering as it offers excellent weather conditions with hardly any rain and is considered to be the second peak season after the autumn season (September-November).

Q. Will we have a sherpa?

# As we are Nepal base trekking company; mostly we provide local Guide and porter, in order to give actual information for our clients. So, in your trip there will be Sherpa also.



Q. Will we need warm (thermo)clothes, or will it be ok to wear enough layers?

# Well, for the Mount Everest Trek, you need proper clothes even for spring time. Where you will get in highest point is Kalapather (5,565m) and Mount Everest Base Camp (5,360m) itself. For the equipment check list idea, please CLICK HERE.

Q. What is the best foot wear for this trek? Do people do it in regular running shoes ever?

# Thank you very much for your questions, during trek would be best to wear Hiking Boots rather than running shoes, which will good for the feet and ankle support. And it could be snowing or need to walk on snow. So, batter to bring trekking boot.

Q. What would you recommend for packs? Should we bring one big one between the two of us and then each have a smaller day bag?

# Well, Your are actually right ! Bring smaller day bag each of you and best to make one bag between two of you for other gars. This will carry by porters.

Q. Would you advise taking a sleeping bag if intending to do this trek staying in teahouses?

# First of all, thank you very much for your question, Manaslu Restricted area trek is just newly open Tea House Trek, so there basic tea house where you will having your meal and stay overnight at simple accommodation. That’s, why even you are staying tea house, you need worm sleeping bag.

Q. Guide English - how well does the guide speak English?

# Well! Our entire Guides are Government license holder (3 mounts training), so he/ she is good enough English for the Guiding and able to solve all problems during trekking. Like; high altitude sickness symptom, mediation uses, how to prevention and other about culture, history, religious, locals etc. Our guides are able to solve this entire problem on the trip and other necessity. If we back their history, our clients are fully satisfied with them.



Q. Emergencies - what happens if we have an accident or have an emergency? We do have insurance. Will your office and guide help to organise evacuation?

# Thank you very much for question, this is happen unexpectedly, I wise your entire trip try to make enjoyable and lifetime unforgettable. For this condition, I need your insurance and evacuation paper except our Guide and other stuff (they are already insured by our company). It will be processing as soon as possible. Anyway, I will be contacting with our Guide times to again on his cell phone.

Q. Insurance - are your guides and porters insured? What happens if they have an accident/emergency during the trek?

# Nice to ask question, as we are provincial Trekking agency and Guide, our all staff has insurance and evacuation service. In this case we have alternative option; arrangements other staff on the way for your destination.

Q. Clothing - do your guides and porters have proper clothing for this trek? Or do we need to provide this?

# Our Guide and Porter are well equipped (boats, jackets, others things) for the trekking, probably not good equipotent as yours. It is not necessity provide them, but if would you like to offer them, they are pleased with you.



Q. How can I recognize you /meet you??

# Nice to hearing your arrival details in Kathmandu and further process for the Everest Base Camp Trekking. I will be in Airport Holding your Name Plate in front of the arrival gate, please keep on eyes around.

Q. We were reading that most porters carry the bags of 2 people, not more than 30 kg total. Is this correct? If so can we put all our gear in one large backpack for the trek or do we need to have 2 seperate smaller bags?

# You are right, for the teahouse trip, a porter carry 20 to 25 kg. But does not matter bit less or more weight. So, it is good idea to make one bag between 2 of you. Porter will be happy, carry one bag then two.

Q. We do not like to buy water bottles because of the plastic. To avoid this on the trek do we need to bring iodine tablets with us? If so can we buy them in Kathmandu?

# You can buy iodine tablets in Kathmandu, but if you have got some other instrument (filter, UV pen) to filter water, please bring with you. And you need minimum 3 litter’s water each of you, so please manage water bottle for this.

Q. Can we leave some things at hotel or must we take all of our stuff on the trek with us?

# First of all thanks for your questions. Regarding extra things; you can leave extra things in Hotel or in my office. You do not need to carry the entire trip whole things.

Q. How much weight of luggage each can we bring on the trek?

# Well, Normally the teahouse trekking a porter carry an average 20 to 25 kg, if we follow rule and regulation. So, please try to make bag 20 to 25 KG between both of you together. The porter will be happy, if you can make less weight where as possible.

Q. How much weight of luggage each can we bring on the trek?

# Well, Normally the teahouse trekking a porter carry an average 20 to 25 kg, if we follow rule and regulation. So, please try to make bag 20 to 25 KG between both of you together. The porter will be happy, if you can make less weight where as possible.



Q. Will you be meeting us at the airport? If not, how should we get in contact with you once we are in Nepal?

# First of all thanks you very much for your question. Regarding meeting; I or some of my assistant will come to airport. We will be in airport arrival gate holding your name plate (Jennifer) with Nepal Mother House Treks. Please keep on eyes around among bunch of people. If incase you unable find me, then call my Mobile 9841368753 –Karna too.

Q. How much capacity of water bottles should we have? 4 litres? Or would 2 be ok?

# This is most important question. Except few days, most of the time you can get drinking water entire trail (can buy or filter yourself) but self purification methods will be best regarding environment issues. So, please bring with you purification machine or some other drugs. And, normally you need minimum 3 litter’s water each day, so considering this, bring water bottle about 4 litters each of you.

Q. Will you be meeting us at the airport? If not, how should we get in contact with you once we are in Nepal?

# First of all thanks you very much for your question. Regarding meeting; I or some of my assistant will come to airport.

Q. While on the trek will it be possible to charge our camera? Are there electrical outlets?

# Well, most of the place, there are electricity by mini hydro power. If there is not, teahouse has solar panel, where you can charge battery, they will charge you some money l hour basic. But sometime you need multi pen to charge battery. For this you can buy in Kathmandu.

Q. We may be able to unload some unnecessary items for the trekking. Is there anywhere we can store some of our stuff during the trek? Hotel maybe?

# Well, this is most important question. Of course! Light travel will be best. So, you can just bring your important equipments and other unnecessary things can store in Hotel or we can store your things safely without any charge.

Client Reviews

Tom Beavers, Seattle, WA (USA)

Karna, thank you so much for another wonderful trek. This is my 3rd trek with you - the first being the Annapurna Circuit and then a tour of the Everest region, starting at Jiri and then trekking up to Gokyo, going over Cho La, up to Kala Pattar and then up the Chukhung valley. I continue to learn so much about Nepal from you,..........

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