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Nepal Pyramids ‘Trip Information’ gives you detailed facts about our Expeditions. This detailed fact includes accommodation, trial, trekking crews, Visa information, and what you need to bring – carry with you (packing info). Furthermore, it also includes a few essential things to know before you set out for Nepal. Make sure you read the trip details that provide you with abundant information making your trip more convenient and hassle-free. 'What to bring-carry with you" gives you a list of things you are to pack before your arrival. Our detailed information is assembled appropriately and very brief making it easy and comprehensible. You can either print or share the detailed information. Share it with your friends, relatives, or your personal groups through the social sharing buttons available.
The hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara would be a twin bed sharing room in a 3-star hotel on a bed and breakfast basis, single supplements would be provided as per the requirement at a trivial additional cost. While on the trek accommodation in the tea-house will be basic as per the availability and the trekking destination on twin bed sharing room with common toilets. Rooms with attached toilets and single supplements will be provided depending on the availability as not all trekking destinations in Nepal offer single supplements due to the limitation of tea houses over the restrictions and obligations of National Park rules and regulations.
Nepal being a Hilly country involves a great amount of ups and downs walking. Furthermore, trekking in any part of Nepal includes remarkable walking into a series of rocky steps, boulders, and rock slabs. However, any trekking trails to Nepal’s destination aren’t something that would require a technical experience other than being slow and taking pleasure. But despite all these, the beautiful panoramic views of the towering Himalayas and stunning cultured villages with thousands of centuries-old terraces cut in the hill which the locals use for farming - gradually you will apprehend the magic of Nepal and appreciate why trekking is the ultimate holiday.
Besides the welcome dinner on your arrival, breakfast is included in the city accommodation, especially in Kathmandu and Pokhara. While on trek we provide you with breakfast, lunch, and dinner with hot beverages, and every day we try our best to vary the menu as much as possible providing nutritious, plentiful, and tasty. In our tea-house trip, we will eat all the meals in the Tea-house and our staff will make sure that your food is prepared with hygiene. We can also cater to specific dietary needs if you advise in advance besides our delicious mixture of Nepalese, Indian, Chinese, and continental food. Our trained and experienced cook caters to hygienic varieties of meals to enthrall you even on mountains under less-than-ideal conditions on our camping trip.
While in each of our trips Nepal Pyramids provides you with a quality duffel bag to keep all your gear, a down jacket, warm sleeping bag with an inner liner furnishing you with warmth and a good night's sleep. We ask you to keep your weight limit minimum not exceeding more than 15 kilos (33 Pounds). However, an all-inclusive gear list in regards to both the tea house and camping trek is available in the Pre-departure information provided to you by us. Besides, what you need to carry in your day pack are: - your valuables, sunglasses, sunscreen lotions, cameras, an extra warm layer since we never know what the weather will turn to, and a rain poncho.
Physical fitness is perhaps the key feature of the trek. We believe trekking to be your ultimate holiday rather than a competition to prove how fit and strong we are. We keep a convenient pace so that your holiday is challenging but not very exhausting. You can set up your own pace and time to enjoy the most fascinating surroundings rather than being bothered about keeping up. The best physical preparation is to walk and be conditioned with your physical strength carrying your day-pack and wearing the boots you plan to wear on the trek. 3 - 4 weeks of basic physical preparation before you arrive in Kathmandu will be much as necessary. Alongside, Jogging, swimming, and gym workouts would add further assistance to your health and fitness.
GROUP LEADER: We provide you with accomplished local group leaders fluent in English, responsible, committed to work, and have obtained a guiding license from Nepal Government. They have undergone extensive training in first aid, medication, and emergencies. They will be there to cater to you right from the day of your arrival till your departure.
ASSISTANT GUIDES: All our Sherpas' (assistant guides) are co-leaders who know the region, basic medical, and first aid awareness and are ready to replace the job of a group leader in cases of crisis.
PORTERS: All our porters are the ones who have been working with us for ages and are very acquainted with the region and the interested candidates are in the progression of learning the necessary procedure for future up-gradation. Though these people come from below the poverty line they are very reliable with an always incredible smile on their faces.
CLIMBING: We will provide you with a licensed, English-speaking, professional climbing guide who recognizes the mountain and has indeed bragged ages of climbing experience. Besides, we will have a proficient cook and a kitchen helper to provide you with enchanting food while camping.
THINGS TAKEN CARE OF
- All essential Permits.
- Airport pickups and drops facility on both Domestic and International flights.
- Three-star twin bed sharing hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu or Pokhara on a Bed / Breakfast basis.
- Half-day guided city sightseeing with a paid entrance fee.
- Welcome Dinner in a Typical Traditional Restaurant.
- All Government and Local taxes.
- Domestic flights as per the itinerary.
- Fundamental trekking gear like a sleeping bag, down jacket fleece liner, etc.
- All Ground transportation to and from the preferred destination as per the itinerary.
- Tea-house accommodation or tented camp as per the itinerary.
- Meals (Lunch, dinner, breakfast with hot beverages) during the trek.
- Properly Boiled Water for Drinking during the Trek.
- An accomplished trekking Group Leader and assistant guide.
- Oxygen cylinders and an all-inclusive medical kit on all trips.
- Take away the Nepal Pyramids duffel bag, T-shirt, and trekking Map.
- All Ground Staff their Allowances and Insurance
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:
LEVEL OF FITNESS:
The level of fitness is required for trekking which is exclusively physical. Here we are not asking for something hardcore as we don’t consider trekking to be a contest to demonstrate your level of fitness. It’s a holiday being with nature, the local environment, and the wilderness, yet a few weeks of physical homework is required to support you while enjoying your freedom. Nevertheless, to make your holiday not so much of a sweat draining, we have well-designed itineraries and we always keep up with our convenient walking pace giving you ample time to take pleasure in each of your steps. Our mantra with the three 'S' is Slowly, Steadily, but Surely.
The most significant factor while trekking which is overlooked quite often is 'motivation. Mental preparation is inseparable from physical, it's your mind and not your body that determines what you are capable of doing providing you with goal-oriented behavior. If you want to succeed and make your freedom of trekking the most pleasant of all then inspiration to know your potential and significantly believing in yourself is important. While trekking, simply providing you with our professionals isn’t enough to guarantee you a safe passage to what you are doing, in fact, it's you and your positive outlook that makes the whole thing go exactly the way you want.
Nepal offers you ample opportunity for photography which has so much to present you with its spectacular scenery and its respectful people. Nepal has never failed to lure professionals and has served as a platform for emerging photographers. Taking away the pictures of innocent faces of Nepali people is an excellent opportunity but some are with religious beliefs against being photographed so it is always polite to ask for permission first. Nonetheless, batteries die very soon in the cold temperature environment so it is always sensible to carry extras though you have a charging facility in almost every trekking destination in Nepal.
In the midst of great social transformation, Nepal still thrives as a very spiritual and conventional country. Though foreigners are treated with great respect and as special guests, in return, they are requested and expected to respond to our fragile social norms, customs, and traditions in a very sensible approach.
Finally, in the end, after we are done with our trek there is a trekking practice we call “Tipping”. Well, as you know the local staff both porters and Sherpa who work incredibly hard look forward to something at the end of the day. Tipping is more of a trend that was set here by foreigners like you. Thus, these people (porters) are fond of working with the tourist and trekking companies. But again, tipping isn’t something that we make mandatory, it's a personal matter and entirely optional. It's 10% of the trip cost, per trekker but you can always tip considering the service that you have received from our company/staff.
As for your group leaders, you can always do it once you arrive in Kathmandu.
A.M.S. (ACUTE MOUNTAIN SICKNESS):
Interpreting about the Mountain Sickness – in the early 1980s when trekking was just becoming popular in Nepal it was quite dreadful to witness someone die with what seemed like the flu or chest infection or pneumonia because it wasn’t diagnosed then as Altitude Sickness. Even after all the extensive medication that we have these days, it is still tragic to see mountain sickness among trekkers which is simply because many people are ignorant of the real facts and hazards of going to high altitudes.
AMS occurs due to failure to acclimatize to high altitudes. When you fail to acclimatize, the body emits a kind of fluid that collects in between your body cells and eventually accumulates either in your Brain or in Your Lungs. This sickness is reported at any altitude above 2800 m.
Your group leader will brief you on altitude sickness prevention and above all, he will be there to assist you with prompt measures of medication and oxygen-related equipment before any serious health catastrophe. Above all, to minimize the effect of altitude Nepal Pyramids has designed all our itineraries to such an extent that the ascent is slow and not very fatiguing.
However, there is a wise saying that "It's not altitude that kills people; it’s the fear of altitude".
What you can do to get away with Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS)
- Walk very slowly, giving time for acclimatization.
- Do not make regular or too fast Ascent.
- No Alcohol and Sleeping pills.
- Maintain your body with adequate fluids, at least 3 to 4 liters a day.
- Do not tend to miss any of your acclimatization excursions.
- Follow the advice of your group leader.
- Descend if you suspect any severe symptoms.
- Stay away from getting cold.