What type of gear should I bring?
Here’s a list of the essential gear you should consider bringing while preparing for a trek in Nepal:
Lightweight and moisture-wicking base layers (tops and bottoms)
Insulating layers (fleece jackets, down jackets, or synthetic insulated jackets)
Waterproof and windproof outer shell jacket
Trekking pants (convertible pants or quick-drying hiking pants)
Long-sleeved shirts (for sun protection)
T-shirts and comfortable hiking shorts (for lower altitude treks)
Underwear and socks (moisture-wicking and comfortable)
Sturdy and comfortable hiking boots with good ankle support
Hiking socks (wool or synthetic blend for moisture-wicking and blister prevention)
Gaiters (for snowy or muddy trails and added protection)
Sun hat with a wide brim
Warm beanie or hat for colder temperatures
Sunglasses with UV protection
Buff or scarf (for sun protection and keeping warm)
Trekking backpack with a capacity of 30-40 liters for carrying your personal belongings
Waterproof cover or dry bags to protect your gear from rain
Sleeping bag suitable for the expected temperatures during your trek
Sleeping bag liner (optional for added warmth and cleanliness)
Trekking poles for stability and to reduce strain on knees and joints
Headlamp with extra batteries
Water bottle or hydration system
Water purification tablets or filter (to ensure safe drinking water)
First aid kit including basic medications, blister treatment, and any personal medications
Toiletries (toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, hand sanitizer, wet wipes, etc.)
Quick-drying travel towel
Sunscreen (with high SPF)
Trekking map or guidebook
Cash (Nepalese Rupees) for expenses during the trek
Travel documents (passport, visa, permits)
Camera or smartphone for capturing memories
Please be aware that the gear required can differ based on the particular trek and season. It’s advisable to check with us for any specific gear recommendations based on your trekking itinerary and the time of year.
Additionally, pack your gear in waterproof or dry bags to protect them from rain or water crossings during the trek.
When trekking in Nepal, it is advisable to have comprehensive travel insurance that covers both medical emergencies and trip-related risks. The insurance should provide coverage for the following aspects:
Emergency Medical Expenses: Ensure that your insurance covers medical expenses, including hospitalization, medical treatments, and emergency evacuation if needed. Trekking in remote areas of Nepal may involve challenging terrain and altitude, so it’s important to have coverage for potential altitude sickness or other health issues that may arise during the trek.
Emergency Evacuation: Make sure your insurance includes coverage for emergency helicopter evacuation or rescue if you encounter a severe medical condition or an accident during the trek. This coverage is crucial, especially in remote regions where access to medical facilities may be limited.
Baggage and Personal Belongings: Check if your insurance provides coverage for loss, theft, or damage to your baggage and personal belongings during the trek. This coverage can help you recover the value of your belongings in case of any unfortunate incidents.
Personal Liability: In case you accidentally cause injury to someone or damage someone’s property during the trek, this can come in handy.
It is advisable to carefully review the policy terms while opting for travel insurance. Kindly check the coverage limits, exclusions, and any specific requirements related to trekking activities. Ensure that the insurance coverage meets your specific needs and the challenges associated with trekking in Nepal.
Yes, we can assist in arranging the necessary permits for your trek. Trekking in certain regions of Nepal requires permits to ensure the conservation of the natural environment and to regulate the flow of tourists. The two most common permits required for treks in Nepal are the TIMS (Trekkers’ Information Management System) card and the restricted area permit.
We will typically handle the permit process, including the application and payment of fees.
Certain documents are essential for this:
– Copy of your passport
– Passport-size photographs
The cost of permits varies depending on the specific trek and region.
For a Visa for Nepal, you can opt for a Visa on Arrival. ‘On Arrival’ visa procedure is very quick and simple. You can expect some queues during peak Tourist season. If you wish to skip those queues, you can get Visa from Nepalese Diplomatic Missions stationed abroad prior to your arrival.
If you have obtained a visa from Nepalese Diplomatic Missions, then you must enter Nepal within six months from the visa issued date. Your total stay is counted starting from the day you enter Nepal.
However, nationals of following countries are requested to acquire a Visa prior to their arrival from their nearby Diplomatic missions (Embassies/consulates) of Nepal Government.
Refugees with travel document