Trekking in Nepal

A trek in Nepal may be a rustic camping trip or else rely on the local guest house accommodation available in the hills. In some areas, either because of government regulation or lack of facilities, only camping treks are possible. In other areas, your choice will depend on how confident you are walking in remote regions, and on how much comfort you desire. There is no 'best' way to trek, and whichever style you choose will provide you with cultural insight, a good physical workout and spectacular mountain views.

We know trekkers are concerned about being environmentally sensitive on their journeys, and culturally respectful to the local people. You also want a trek that is right for your own travel style and budget. Choosing the right trek for you means knowing your own sensitivities, preferences and budget. Would you enjoy "becoming Nepali" and jumping onto a local bus to reach the trail head, or do you prefer a private car? Will you enjoy befriending the family who runs the lodge, or will the local children who crowd curiously around your camera equipment irritate you or make you nervous? Would you rather stay in a guest house with an indoor bathroom, or are you willing to forgo such accommodations in exchange for a more remote, rugged or primitive trek? With your own needs in mind, your choice of a trek will depend on your personality, the amount of time you have available, and the amount of money you wish to spend. Let us know your preferences and we will put together a trek that suits your needs.


Visa

Foreigner who intends to visit Nepal must hold valid passport or any travel document equivalent to passport issued by the Govt. for visiting a foreign country prior to apply for visa.


Entry

No foreigner is entitled to enter into and stay in the Kingdom of Nepal without valid visa. Tourist entry visa can be obtained for the following duration from Nepalese Embassy or Consulate or other mission offices or immigration offices located on entry points in Nepal.


Visa Fee

Visa Fee required to obtain Tourist Visa from Nepalese diplomatic agencies and entry points:


Visa Extension or Renewal Fee

USD 2 or equivalent Nepalese currency per day for extension.

Types of Trekking


Trekking Seasons

Trekking is possible at any time of the year depending on where you are going. The most popular seasons are Autumn and Spring.


No Mountaineering Skills Needed

Whether you begin your trek at a roadside trail head or fly in to a remote mountain airstrip, a large part of your trek will be in the Middle Hills region at elevation between 500m-3500m. In this part of Nepal there are always well-developed trails through villages and mountain passes. Even at high altitudes there are intermittent settlements used during summer by shepherds, so the trails, though often indistinct, are always there. You can easily travel on any trail without the aid of ropes or mountaineering skills. There are rare occasions when there is snow on the trekking trails.


Physical fitness

A trek is physically demanding due to its length and almost unbelievable changes in elevation. On most treks, the daily gain is less than 800m in about 15Km, though ascents of as much as 1200 m may also be encountered. You can take as much time during the day as necessary to comfortably cover these distances, so the physical exertion, though quite strenuous at times, is not sustained. There is always plenty of time for rest. Dil Maya Trek & Expedition will be happy to take your hiking experience into account when planning a trek, recommending a trek of appropriate ease or difficulty, depending on your past experience and desire. Prepare for your trek by taking progressively longer outdoor walks, along with stair climbing, up- and downhill hiking, and other exercises to build aerobic capacity.


Minimal Requirements

The following list must be adjusted depending upon the season and weather in the trekking area. Most gear can be purchased at good prices, if desired, in Kathmandu or Pokhara on the day before your trek.


Altitude sickness

Our itineraries are designed so that our clients ascend at a sensible and safe rate. The effects of altitude are felt by everyone, even the Sherpas, but most people find that gentle acclimatization allows them to reach higher altitudes without any problems. However, it is recommended that you check with your doctor, who may prescribe you Diamoxx or another altitude medicine "just in case." Thorough information about the potential effects of altitude are available on the Everest Base Camp Medical Clinic website


Trekking permit and Entrance fees

Trekking Permits are required only for treks into restricted and conservation areas. Permits are free for Annapurna, Langtang and Everest regions. Further information is available on the Government of Nepal's Department of Immigration.

Entrance Fees