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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Is previous hiking experience required to go on a trek?
  2. What equipment should I bring?
  3. What is Teahouse Trekking? And how it is organized?
  4. What is Camping trek and how it is organized?
  5. Is a Trekking permit required?
  6. What happens if I get sick?
  7. What are your payment terms?
  8. How long have you been in business?
  9. Does Nepal Trailblazer Trekking Company accept credit cards?
  10. Do you have any referral customers?
  11. What is the maximum weight allowed on domestic flights?
  12. How many extra days should I allow in case of flight cancellation?
  13. Is it possible/easy to get equipment on hire?
  14. Is communication to home possible while on trek?
  15. Are Nepal Trailblazer Trekking Company's trekking crew insured?
  16. What arrangements for drinking water are made while on trek?
  17. What if the guide/porter leaves me alone the trail?
  18. How much is the weight limits that porters carry?
  19. What is the best season for trekking in Nepal? And can I go trekking in the months of June and July?
  20. What is the weather & temperature like?
  21. Will somebody come to pick me up at the Airport upon my arrival?

Is previous hiking experience required to go on a trek?

As long as you are in good physical shape, you do not require any hiking experience for short treks. However, if you are planning a trek longer than a week, some physical fitness programs such as running, swimming, hiking is recommended before you embark on a trek.

What equipment should I bring?

When selecting your personal items, keep in mind the number of days you'll be camping, the time of year and the altitude. We advise our clients to bring these items:

  • Down Sleeping Bag
  • Down Jacket
  • Long sleeved shirt    
  • Jumper or fleecy jacket
  • T - shirts
  • Trekking shoes or boots
  • Comfy shoes for around the camp
  • Mountain trekking boot
  • Polypropylene/wool socks
  • Light cotton socks for under wool sock
  • Rucksack    
  • Sun hat
  • Woolen hat
  • Gloves
  • Sun block for lips
  • Goggles or sunglasses
  • Long underwea
  • Insulated pants
  • Nylon windbreaker
  • Nylon wind pants
  • Water bottle
  • Sewing kit
  • Medical & first aid kit
  • Flash light
  • Batteries and bulbs
  • Swiss army knife
  • Towel and toiletries

What is Teahouse Trekking? And how it is organized?

Teahouse trekking is guided walking and very popular in the well-developed tourist regions including Annapurna, Everest and Langtang – Helambu, where western cuisine as well Nepalese food (Dalbhat) is available. Overnight accommodation is in good, clean guest houses, lodges and hotels.

What is Camping trek, and it is organized?

A camping trek is fully organized and supported, with a team of guides, cooks, sherpas and porters to accompany you. Our porters carry all the trekking gear, food, fuel and personal belongings. Our cooks prepare hot meals. Trekkers need only carry a small bag as required for the day. At night, tents for dining, sleeping and ablutions tents are provided and set up. Also mattresses and down-filled sleeping bags, tables and seating. 

 In a typical camping trek, we start the day around 6 a.m. with a cup of hot tea. You are then provided with a bowl of warm water for washing. Then trekkers enjoy breakfast before leaving camp. The trek begins around 7.30 - 8 a.m.

Trekkers can set their pace for pausing and sightseeing and the walk to the lunch spot will normally take 3 hours. On arrival, you are served hot lunch. In the afternoon, after walking for another 3 to 4 hours, you arrive at the next camp around 5 p.m. Tea & snacks are served while our staff readies the camp. Dinner time is around 6/7 p.m. in the dining tent, lit with lanterns and comfortably furnished. The food is healthy, wholesome and hygienically prepared.

Is a Trekking permit required?

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. Please click here to know where trekking permit is applicable.

What happens if I get sick?

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 click here.

What are your payment terms?

To know about payment terms and condition please click here.

How long have you been in business?

We have been serving in this field for over a decade and are trustable and government registered trekking agency.

Does Nepal Trailblazer Trekking Company accept credit cards and PayPal?

Yes, we do. We accept all major credit card and debit cards including PayPal. If you are paying in person in Nepal, we request that you pay in cash or Travelers cheques as the bank charges for credit cards are quite high.

Do you have any referral customers?

To know about our former clients' referral, please visit our Testimonials, and you may also find on TripAdvisor. Also, please watch video testimonial placed at our site www.trailblazertrekking.com/video.html.

What is the maximum weight allowed on domestic flights?

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

How many extra days should I allow in case of flight cancellation?

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.

Is it possible/easy to get equipment on hire?

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.

Is communication to home possible while on trek?

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

Are Nepal Trailblazer Trekking Company's trekking crew insured?

Our company insures all our trekking staff, including porters.

What arrangements for drinking water are made while on trek?

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.

What if the guide/porter leaves me alone the trail?

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. Nepal Trailblazer Trekking Company's porters or guides will Never leave you for long periods and will Never steal your bag or belongings. It is Guaranteed.

How much is the weight limits that porters carry?

Weight limits for porters to carry a load is 30 k.g. in Nepal.

What is the best season for trekking in Nepal? And can I go trekking in the months of June and July?

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.

What is the weather & temperature like?

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. Expect the unexpected!

Between 1000m and 3500m the temperature could be as high as 20 deg C to 5 deg C low. At higher altitude, the temperature ranges from 20 deg C to -10 deg C. During winter it is around 10 deg colder.

Will somebody come to pick me up at the Airport upon my arrival?

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 Nepal Trailblazer Trekking Company with your name on it. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to hotel or our office.

 

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 Whilst you are in the mountain for trekking or climbing, we are available 24 hours in the case of emergency. We are just a phone call away! 

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