A trekking trip is a journey on foot for pleasure usually along the trekking trails along mountains. It is a multi-day, adventurous trip as a vacation who likes to enjoy the nature, scenery, wildlife, etc. Such trips allow you to enjoy and experience the aesthetic nature and the purity of the local traditions and customs. Trekking will exhaust you as it’s a physical enduring or challenging activity and requires a very high level of energy and fitness with technical skills. Guides and porters arr being hired so that your huge rucksack is carried by them and you can simply enjoy the trek.
The Trekking choice is completely yours, based upon what type of trekking, what you want to achieve and what kind of experience you want to get from the trip. Do you want to reach the base of the gigantic Himalayan range? Do you want to trek to the vintage viewpoint of the Mt. Everest and other mountain peaks? Do you want to pass through the highest passes of the Everest Region? Do you want to pass through the traditional villages with unique cultures? Or do you want to just vanish in the serenity of the nature of the Himalayas to be free from your hectic life schedule? The other consideration is the length of the trek and the season you like to trek. For example, the higher passes often close due to heavy snowfall from December to February but the lower elevation treks like the Annapurna Poon Hill, Everest View Trek, etc. are open 12-months round. A brief introduction to the different types of treks is listed for your convenience to choose the trek. We are ever ready to make and arrange the best itinerary for your trips, a memorable and fascinating one. Solo travelers or traveling with friends are heartily welcome to give us the opportunity to serve you the fullest for making your dream come true. Contact us for more information on setting your own trekking itinerary.
Any customization or flexibility in all the itineraries of Trekking Trail Nepal is heartily welcomed. You can trek for as many or as little days as you like. Even during the trek, you can easily change the itinerary and request your guide or trek leader to explore the previously unintended areas, extend the trek or shorten it– it’s totally your decision. We have been contacted by the trekkers that the stated itineraries seem very strict and a tedious one but they soon realize the flexibility once they get into the trek.
For your convenience, our trekking trips are graded as ‘Easy’, ‘Moderate’ or ‘Strenuous’. The grading is done on the basis of the duration of the trip, altitude, and number of hours to trek per day.
EASY – Trekking holidays are scheduled to be free from the hassle of the busy life. For easy trekking trips, you do not need to have the high level of physical endurance but the most important attributes for easy trekking trips are an open and peaceful mind, a sense of humor, adaptability and the optimism in life. These factors affect the fluency of the trek.
MODERATE - A reasonable fitness level and good health, please expect to walk for up to 4 hours at a time on steep paths, often with sections of large uphill and downhill. You should be exercising a few times a week for this trip to get maximum enjoyment out of the trip. The altitude can go up high to 4500 m with the side trips to higher altitude too.
STRENUOUS – Trekking for at least 6 hours every day often over the Rocky Mountains and plain terrain at high altitude is really a tedious job. You will have to be physically fit and healthy with regular exercise habits in the week to increase the endurance levels. Any training done on hills, for instance, walking, cycling, running, hiking, etc. is usually beneficial.
Most of the trekkers usually come unprepared for the trek. The trekking related gears, clothes and equipment are easily available and affordable over specialist stores in the Thamel, Kathmandu. One team member will show you around for purchasing the items at a discount. The shops here are well stocked and every kind of items like the bag, jacket, pants, sweaters, t-shirts, gloves, hats, socks, sleeping bag, trekking poles are available for reasonable prices. Renting the gears and equipment is much better than to buy.
It is strongly recommended to find a reliable pair of locally made Hiking Boots and to bring with you by buying before reach Kathmandu for Trekking In Nepal. No matter which trekking trail you choose, Short Trek, Long trek, High Altitude Treks, Yoga Trek, you must equipped with good trekking gears. Also, it is highly recommended to practice walking in those shoes for up to 2 weeks before starting the trek for adaptation to the feet. For more knowledge and information please read our Recommended Gear Checklist.
Spring (March – May): It’s mainly the blossoming time of flowers so, during the trekking, we can view the amazing mountains covered with the aesthetically beautiful Rhododendrons flowers. The temperature is mildly warm in lowlands while moderate as we hike up the altitude.
Summer (June – August): Also known as the “Monsoon” season in Nepal. Hence, usually, it is raining every day with thunderstorms occasionally. It is hot, sometimes wet. The lush green vegetation is very pleasant.
Autumn (September – November): The best Tourist season of Nepal with the farewell to the summer and the welcome to the winter. The heart-touching views of the mountains provoke the trekkers for trekking during this season. As this is the main season for trekking, it is suggested to book your flights in advance. During this season, you will be enjoying lots of festivals in Nepal as the biggest festival of Nepalese – Dashain and Tihar is celebrated.
Winter (between Decembers – February): The cool weather with clear sky charms the trekkers for trekking at lower elevations. There are occasional snowfalls at a higher elevation. It is usually cold in the morning and at the night but the days are warmer if it’s a sunny day. Temperature and Rainfall: Nepal is the country of extremes. The temperatures vary according to the altitude. It is usually high temperature in the lowland plains of the Terai region while in The Himalayas, it can get low even to sub – zero temperatures. During the daytime, it is warm even in the mountains. The temperature of Kathmandu ranges from 1 Degree Celsius (34 Degree Fahrenheit) in winter to an average of 25 Degree Celsius (77 Degree Fahrenheit) in summer.
Spring season ranges between 16-23 Degree Celsius (61-73 Degree Fahrenheit)
Summer season ranges between 23-25 Degree Celsius (73-77 Degree Fahrenheit)
Autumn season ranges between 15-24 Degree Celsius (59-75 Degree Fahrenheit)
Winter season ranges between 9-12 Degree Celsius (48-54 Degree Fahrenheit)
The rainfall during the rainy monsoon season between June to August is usually between 200- 375 millimeters in Kathmandu. In an average, 1300 millimeters of rain falls in Kathmandu every year. Occasional rains are throughout the year.
Prediction of the weather or any natural calamities is completely unpredictable. But the clarity of sky usually from 06:00hrs to approximately 13:00hrs bestows the magnificent views of the Himalayas. However, during the early afternoon cloud cover usually rolls in and hides the top of most peaks. Occasional rain or snow occurs. It is cold during the nights hence, large warm blankets are provided. We can enjoy warm tea in the teahouses along the way. The warmth is provided by the fire stoves in the dining rooms of tea houses.
Yes, all the team members of Trekking Trail Nepal are well-trained and capable of dealing any hindrances or mishaps during the trek. They are well-oriented about the First-aid, health and safety, English language fluency, the nature, the history and geography of the area for trekking, the culture, and traditions. Most importantly, they are certified and provided license by the Government of Nepal, Department of Tourism, under the course taken by NATHM. All the guides and supporting team members are well-insured and well-equipped and are given extra training for the customer care and liaison skills for working with the clients and the local communities. They have been paid fair salary and all other social security. Their passionate and friendly behavior with the professionalism is the principal asset, prime business subordinates and primary sources of information to update our www.trekkingtrail.com, Official site. They have the ethos and love the nature and the environment.
A supporter can usually carry 30 kilos maximum as regarding 15 kilos per client. (Trekking Trail Nepal give them the name of supporters since they are not carrying the luggage for you, They support you and us to make possible to complete our Trekking Trail with lots of enjoyment and refreshment) However, 30 kilos of weight for a single person is of maximum limit though his endurance level is high. So you should think about what items important to be brought during the holidays with Trekking Trail Nepal. Most hotels or lodges have luggage store room which is safe but still, we recommend you to leave any non-required clothes and personal items in a spare bag with them. But on the extreme case Field staffs of Trekking Trail Nepal will able to carry you with you day pack and your big luggage even. Trekking Trail Nepal believes that there are nothings bigger than Life and Emotion in the Physical world.
First Tea House; Teahouse is a traditional type of Nepalese house. Originally they are used for the joint family in the rural hills and Himalayas side of Nepal. With the increasing numbers of tourists in the Trekking Trail, local people transfer their own typical house into local traditional lodges to offers guest of Trekking Trail lunch, dinner, and Breakfast with basic lodging facility on the side of trekking trail although they have the common restroom at the end of the tea house. Tea house trekking is a place along the way where the accommodation and food are provided. These are of traditional style with comfortable rooms and hygienic food, local as well as western. Some camping areas can be sourced along the trail, but they can often work out more than or just as expensive as the teahouses since you would have to purchase/rent – as well as hire more staff to carry – the equipment, food, and related materials.
Every person nowadays has been aware of the pollution increment in the Himalayan region due to the ill-managed human wastages more of non-biodegradable like plastic bottles, wrappers, etc. Due to the detrimental effects to the environment, the natural resources are being depleted rapidly. The individual lodges require a minimum of 100 kg of fuel wood per day to provide luxuries such as warm showers. This leads to deforestation resulting to the landslides, soil erosion, and other negative effects. The packages customized as per the luxuries of the trekkers have been adversely affecting the environment of the Himalayas. To reduce the effect and impact on the environment, we must focus on the quality of the treks and operate with small groups consisting of maximum 10 people per group. Land transportation is encouraged instead of flights for all kinds of trips.
It costs US$ 125 per adult one way. But some cheap airlines flight ticket can get up to US $ 115. If the passengers is child below 12 Years old the Ticket cost US$ 91 per flight.
The local currency of Nepal is the Nepali Rupee (NRs / NPR). USD 1 is equal to 102.96 NPR and EUR 1 is the equivalent of approximately 115.225 NPR (June 18, 2017). It is difficult to get Nepali rupees prior to your arrival in the country, but there are numerous ATMs and authorized money exchangers (bureau de change) located at the airport upon your arrival and beside your accommodation in both Kathmandu and Pokhara. The bureau de changes will easily exchange dollars or euro for rupees and you can get cash. Along with this, you can withdraw cash from ATM or BANKS with your Visa, American Express, Master, Diners Club, Discover, Cirrus, Maestro, Capital One, Diners Club, Card from the ATMS. There will not be any available ATMs or money exchanges along the trekking trail but you can find ATMs in most of the corners of cities like Kathmandu, Pokhara, Chitwan, Lumbini and so you should plan to bring some cash with you for incidental expenses. But EUR Bill Higher then 100 is not accepted in Nepal.
Most trekkers of high Himalayas usually bring a compact type camera and the ideal kit consisting of a padded carry case, spare memory cards, spare batteries, cleaning kit and a gorilla pod since it will make every trekking guest to explore trekking trail easily and not heavy to carry. But it is of your choice and comfort which type of camera would you bring to the trek. A trekker fond of photography or a photographer would be carrying a DSLR along with the kit mentioned above. Also, UV and polarizing filters to get the high-quality photos even in the strong sunlight. On your request Trekking Trail Nepal will able to manage a different supporters team if you are looking for Photography Trekking Trail or Photo Spots on the Himalayas.
You can store your extra things (which you do not use in Trekking Trails) in Kathmandu or Pokhara in our Hotel or Trekking Trail Nepal office. They will have luggage storage room and safety vault both. Most of the hotels will offer those service in free of cost. We will assist you all about those things in Kathmandu at the time of trek briefing.
Note: For valuable please declare before you store it.
Kilimanjaro is the highest point of Africa. The trek and climb goes to the top of Mt. Kilimanjaro 5,902 m / 19,365 ft. via different routes. It is one of the wonderful trekking adventures in the world.
Kilimanjaro trek is one of the toughest treks in the world. But if we see the success rate, it can be considered a difficult trek. If we compare Kilimanjaro Trek to Everest Base Camp Trek and K2 Base Camp Trek, it comes in between. Kilimanjaro Trek is more difficult than Everest Base Camp Trek Nepal and easier than K2 Base Camp Trek in Pakistan.
Kilimanjaro Peak is one of the volcanic peaks and the highest mountain in Africa. This mountain is also known as the ROOF OF AFRICA. The highest point of Kilimanjaro is 19,365 feet which is equal to 5,902 meters above sea level. When you are on Kilimanjaro Trek, you will reach the height of the mountain.
Since the mountain stands in the middle of the plain, you can take various routes to the top. There are 3 official trekking route trails and climbing routes for Kilimanjaro. In addition to this, there are other 4 routes.
Because of its natural beauty and shortest Itinerary, most of the people choose this route to the top. Since most of the people take the route, it is crowded and has less success rate than the other two.
You can choose one route for Kilimanjaro in terms of your fitness level and days available.
Kilimanjaro Trek duration depends on the route you take to the top. Usually the shortest trail to Kilimanjaro can be completed in 6-7 days while longest route needs 9-11 days via Lemosho
Western Breach Route.
Machame Route to the summit of Kilimanjaro is the most popular route. The amazing views of nature, diverse topography from deserts to rainforest makes Machame Route the most popular and shortest one. The success rate of the summit and medium length of days and itinerary attracts many many tourist which makes this overcrowded route too.
August September and October month is the best month for Kilimanjaro Trek. But few of the trekking company also offers summit and climbing even in October and November. August - October is busier then compare to October-November.
On another side of the year, December end to March is also the good time to climb Kilimanjaro. But nature will be more dry but clean.
In short you need a good travel insurance. Your travel or medical insurance must cover the medical issue, high altitude sickness, possible accidents and injury and emergency evacuation. We have to say this for safety precaution. Trekking Trail Nepal having ZERO RESCUE record with 100% success rate, you can join Kilimanjaro Trek with us.
Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) is the nearest International airport for your Kilimanjaro Trek and Climb. On your Arrival day, you can start your day of a hike to 1 camp, if you do not need any rest.
In general Kilimanjaro Trek and Climb is Camping Trek. But if you are doing Machame Route the popular one, very basic hut accommodation services will be available in your Kilimanjaro Trek.
In Short Mundum Trekking Trail is Camping Trek. In Kathmandu, you will stay in 3-star category hotel with breakfast. In Diktel and Bhojpur you will stay in the best hotel as available while Tented Camp on the whole trekking trail of Mundum Trek.
Mundum Trekking Trail is the Newest Trekking Trail of Nepal. Mundum Trekking Trail Nepal lunch in January 2018 and get certified by TAAN, NEPAL TOURISM BOARD and Ministry of Tourism in July 2018. The trekking trail of Mundum Trek use the route that used to walk by local people to reach Diktel or Bhojpur.
Absolutely! Mundum Trekking Trail Itinerary 14 days can be customized as your need and time frame. You can add activities before or after Mundum Trekking in Kathmandu, Pokhara, and Chitwan. Furthermore few more days can be add in the itinerary to do some extra excursion of the rural village along the trail, local farm village, Yak and sheep farm or Halesi Temple. Additional days make Mundum Trekking Trail Itinerary of 15 or 16 days.
Since Mundum Trekking Trail is camping types of trekking that make little difficult to organized Fixed Departure Dates. This means there is no group joining date for Mundum Trekking Trail. However, If you are interested to join a group you can write us about your preferred date and Trekking Trail Nepal will try to find other friends to join you in Mundum Trekking.
There must be minimum 2 Pax ( 2 paying trekkers ) to operate Mundum Trekking Trail. Mundum Trek is a camping trek in the off the beaten trail for the reason that, we just need 2 people to operate Mundum Camping Trek.
Sure, Short Mundum Trekking Trail is possible of 13 Itinerary. Most noteworthily Mundum Trekking Trail Itinerary of 12 days is the shortest trek. In 12 days Mundum Trekking Trail, you skip Kathmandu day rest and excursion day on the viewpoint of Salpa Bhanjyang widely know as Salpa Pokhari ( Salpa Pond ).
This short trekking of Dhampus Sarangkot following the trekking trail along the ridges of Dhampus, Naudanda, and Sarangkot. We called this Dhampus Sarangkot Luxury Trek because of finest and best hotel to make your stay and trek luxury with all possible amenities in Pokhara and also in Trekking Trail.
Sure you can add more days as your need in between of camps or before or after the treks with additional fees. But you should share your needs before you start your Dhampus Sarangkot Luxury Trek.
This Dhampus Sarangkot Luxury Trek with Trekking Trail Nepal start and end in Pokhara. But On your request, we will organised your Luxury Trek of Dhampus Sarangkot from Kathmandu too. You can choose your own place where to start or end your Luxury Dhampus Sarangkot Trek either in Pokhara or Kathmandu.
Dhampus Sarangkot Trekking is short, easy and best treks from Pokhara. In this Dhampus Sarangkot Luxury Trek you have to hike minimum of 3 Hours and Maximum of 6 hours a day.
Hiking of day 4 as itinerary of Trekking Trail Nepal Luxury Dhampus Sarangkot Trek is the easiest and shortest one. Since you will hike all the way down to Pokhara its easy and Sarangkot is not much far from Pokhara. This 4 Kms trekking trail is the shortest and easiest part of our Hiking.
As our itinerary of Dhampus Sarangkot Luxury Trek Day 3 is the Longest one, in which you need to walk about 6 hours. Even the hiking trail is undulating and off the beaten. This 17 Kms hiking trails goes up and down in many places which makes the longest day in your Dhampus Sarangkot Luxury Trek.
Sorry! Dhampus Sarangkot Luxury Trek did not cover the World Peace Stupas. Although it seems close to Sarangkot Hill actually you need 2 more hiking days to cover World Peace Stupa with this Dhampus Sarangkot Luxury Trek.
The View Point of Dhampus is the maximum altitude you will reach Dhampus Sarangkot Luxury Trek. The View Tower of Dhampus is situated at 1,900 m above sea level on the top of Dhampus Village. ( If you choose Australian Camp to hike down to Sarangkot, You will reach 2,160 m. )
Sure! as your interest and wish you can start Dhampus Sarangkot Luxury Trek Clockwise. If you want to star clockwise please be prepared to spend more time on Trekking Trail since this has more uphill.
Dhampus Sarangkot Trek is the most popular easy and shortest trekking around beautiful lake city of Pokhara. This Dhampus Sarangkot Luxury Trek is the Best, Short and Easy trekking package with mix of Luxury accommodation also best fit for Older, Elder and Slow Hikers.
Zip-Line and Paragliding are popular adventure activities you will be encountered on the Hilltop of Sarangkot. If you want to finish Dhampus Sarangkot Luxury Trek in style and adventurous way, you can choose.
Either you can choose paragliding to come down on the side of Lake or Zip-Line at the base of Dhampus. Trekking Trail Nepal will organize your itinerary as your adventure needs with Paragliding and Zip-Line too.
Machame Route to the summit of Kilimanjaro is the most popular route. The amazing views of nature, diverse topography from deserts to rainforest makes Machame Route the most popular and the shortest one. The success rate of summit and medium length of days and itinerary attracts more number of trekkers via this route which makes it a bit crowded too.
Kilimanjaro trek is also a seasonal trek with certain time of year being the most favorable time. The months of August, September and October are the best months for Kilimanjaro Trek. But some trekking companies also offer summit and climbing even in October and November. HOWEVER
August - October is busier compared to October-November.
On another side of the year, December to March is also the good time to climb Kilimanjaro. But the weather will be dry but clean.