Nepal Mother House
Spirit of Himalaya Adventure
Trekking is neither nether climbing nor extreme adventure activities it is a form of walking. Trekking often refers to multi-day hiking trips through rural, often rugged forest territory.
The government of Nepal no longer requires a trekking permit for Everest, Annapurna, Langtang, and some other regions; however, conservation fee or National park fee are required for these regions. There are few restricted trekking areas in Nepal, where is a special permit given to you by the Nepalese government to visit the restricted areas.
Definitely, Nepal is a naturally beautiful country that enjoys pleasant weather hole in the year but we offer you main two seasons Autumn (September, October & November) and March, April & May during the spring season are consider as the best seasons for attempting trekking, although we do have departures during some other months as well because we would like to offer some opportunities for some people who cannot make their holidays during Spring and Autumn. The best months has been defined due to their nature of best visibility and best weather condition.
You can get Nepal visa easily up on arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. You have to pay only US$30.00 for 60 days visa charge. On one occasion you will get 60 days visa whether you stay less than 60 days it doesn't matter, charge you have to pay same.
Definitely! We do have airport pick up facilities for our clients who booked our company, have not you paid any charge. For full board package trip you should not inform us it is obviously informed and included it. If you booked just trip join itinerary from Kathmandu to Kathmandu, should inform us about arrival details we pickup you in airport.
Our itinerary specially tailored considering with a high degree of minimization of AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness). In general, altitude sickness starts from 3,500 meters/11800 feet and there is no problem below this standard. During your trip this is a best solution go slowly with body acclimatization in atmosphere. Regard as in the higher altitude there is less oxygen in the air. Suppose, crossing high passes more than 5,000 meters/ 16,400 feet, there is 50% less oxygen than at sea level. Your body needs several days to acclimatization during the travel in high Himalaya region.
Tea-House Trek means - the other not only economic but also eco-friendly way of doing trekking is called Tea-House trek arrangement which allows the trekkers to be more in contact with local people. In this arrangement overnight halts with dinner and breakfast will be in Tea-Houses (Lodges) and lunches in local Restaurants on the journey.
Scattered along the main trekking trails of Nepal, there are simple tiny teahouses set up to provide trekker's requirements, where you'll sleep, eat and relax. Simple wooden or stone wall clean rooms with two beds and shared bathrooms are the average accommodation. Dinner and breakfast will be taken in the lodge where you stay overnight, but lunch is usually taken along the way somewhere.
You can expect five to seven hours every day on the trekking, about 10 to 14 km. But above 3500m, the times duration will be same though distance will be about 8 to 9 km. All our itineraries are flexible and can be altered by weather, geographical and physical condition of the individual member.
Your guide will be a local Nepali, but a fluent English speaker and friendly. We can also provide guides who speak French, Spanish, Japanese, German or Italian, on your desire. Most of our guides come from the mountainous regions above 3000 m; they are from different community and ethnic groups.
Beside Tibet, Mustang, Dolpo, Manaslu and Kanchenjunga – we arrange trips any number of people, even just one too. We prefer to keep in our groups maximum ten people, for a successful tour. But if you'd like to book for more than ten people it would be our pleasure.
Unfortunately, due to China's strict tourism policy for Tibet, it is not possible get a visa by yourself and you can’t travel in Tibet individual. From authorized travel agency, we can organize everything; visa, permit and all other paperwork. For the process of visa we need your passport photo copy 3 weeks before your arrival and we can sort out the rest.
We can take care of all domestic flights, hotel bookings and other services. However, we suggest you arrange international flights from home, but we can provide assistance with this.
While it's easier to arrange it before you leave your home country, we can arrange it here too. Main thing is to make sure that your insurance covers you for both medical and evacuation expenses.
Absolutely, Nepal is really not a dangerous country; you can feel safe here like your home-town. And while you're alone on our trips, we take personal responsibility for your well-being, a accountability we take very seriously.
On your list of trekking itineraries, we do expedition climbs right up to the summit of Mt. Everest, from both side Nepal and Tibet. If you're new for climbing in the Himalayas, we advice you for peak climb. For more details have a look at our page of climbing and expedition.
We provide you sleeping bags, down jackets, tents, mattresses, trekking poles and kitchen gear, high class. However, trekking shoes, personal equipment and climbing equipment is have to you bring. For more details have a look at our equipment list or email us for a specific list.
September to December and February to May are best time. We recommended for your tour and safari in low altitudes trek below 4000m in Nepal. But for some areas of Nepal, Tibet and India, May to August is the best months for trip monsoon are much lighter here due to rain shadows.
Absolutely; in fact it's a great place to start any trips. As part of our job, one of the most important things we do is determine your experience and ambitions, and find the best trip for you. Whatever much or little experience you have, we have the perfect trek for your desire.
Exploitation of workers is often ignored; it is serious issue of darker side for the Nepal tourism. Although, we are determinedly dedicated to upholding the rights of trek workers; including guides, Sherpas, porters and cooking staff. We provide award-rate salary, insurance, proper equipment, training and all medical expenses for all our staff.
Our experience guides are trained in first aid and can deal with most of the basic ailments that can happen during a trek. If an emergency cases, professional help from a rescue organization will be needed. For this every client should have their own emergency rescue and health insurance arranged before coming to Nepal
It is very good questions. Yes! Absolutely while on the trek, your foods and water are safe in lodge and camp. Our guides will check all food while it is preparing on the kitchen & make sure everything are hygienically prepared. We will provide you boiled with purified water instead of mineral water which helps to prevent current environmental issues. Our Guides and cooks are technically, practically and theoretically well train where as kitchen staffs and porters are practically well train. On the camping trek our best cooks serve you the best varieties foods, which is hygienically prepared. You will find out very rare repetition of food items on your entire trek.
Residential electrical outlets in some countries including the United States use 110-120 volts of electricity, and accept very specific shaped plugs. Many other countries including Nepal use other voltages, 220-240 volts to power their appliances, as well different plugs. If you try to plug an American appliance such as a shaver or hairdryer into an outlet of a different voltage, you may destroy the appliance and cause yourself injury. There are few things you should know about Nepal before your trip.
Nepal Mother House Trekking standards and experience, we divide the trekking into four types, namely Easy, Moderate, Difficult and Strenuous- the challenge in terms of both technically and geography. Easy Treks could be suitable for all while Strenuous and Difficult Treks will only for those who have certain experience and capability in the Himalaya.
Trekking grading can help you choose a trek or climb especially in Himalayan Region that best suits your fitness level and experience, but Please keep in mind that this is a general guide only. A variety of factors that including weather, may add to the challenge on our journey.
Easy Treks, there is no previous trek experience and any physical preparation required to trekking. Such treks usually vary from 2 days hike to 5 days trekking and can reach up to an altitude of 3000 m just you need to interest to walk. On the treks usually well maintained paths and passes through ridges and involve walking up to 5 hours a day.
Moderate Treks will need at least 6-7 hours of walking in a day and exhausting long distance walks through often rough trails, rocks and boulders, crossing 4000 m above high altitude passes. Therefore, you will require physical and mental fitness, positive attitude and interests and previous hiking or camping experience and should prepare to face high altitude for this trekking grade.
Difficult Treks requires previous trekking experience and technical knowledge is essential in besides walking through rough trails for 6-7 hours and crossing high passes as high as 5000 m, you will also be glacier crossings on snow/ice. Have to be facing high altitude air with low level of oxygen and continuous walking over huge broadens of Himalayan valleys. You required positive attitude and perseverance.
Long hours of challenging walks in high altitude passes above 5000 m, difficult terrains and glacier and snow walking long days for Strenuous Treks. You need to be mentally and physically fit and in excellent health condition for it. Indeed, as part of technical requirements, you will required to have rock and ice climbing experience with the knowledge of use of ice axe and crampons. You should consider joining one of the rock climbing and glacier walking classes previous to heading for this grade trekking.