Company FAQ's

Company FAQ

Q. How long have you been in business? 

Adventure Mission Nepal Private Ltd was initiated in 2008 and then later the company was founded in 2009. We have been in the tourism industry and have been serving the beautiful people of the globe for more than two decades.

Q. Who are our guides & how well are they trained ? 

All of our guides are High Altitude AMS ( Acute Mountain Sickness) and first aid certified.

They are experienced personalities with more than a decade in the field of the tourism industry and foremost love what they have been doing.

With decades of experience in this field, they have vast knowledge and skill set required for any kind of trek and tours. They are also registered in the tourism board & trekking association herein.

Q. What is the best time for trek/tour in the Himalayas?

Tours can be done overall all year round whereas Treks are best relished in fall and spring. i.e. March-May and September to late November.

Q. What is a homestay ?

In Homestay – travelers will be accommodated with local habitats or community lodges. Accommodating a homestay trek will grant opportunities for travelers to know the lifestyle, culture of ethnic people.

Q. What types of accommodation we get during the trekking? 

Most destinations have homestays, local guesthouse, commercial hotels or lodges with common standard rooms. Some places have attached bathrooms. A single supplement room is also available for an extra few bucks.

Q. What kinds of food are available in the Himalayas?

Some places might have western food available but most of them have local Nepali food. Daal (Lentils) and Rice, seasonal vegetables with pickles (spicy and non-spicy add-ons) are common everywhere.

Q. Is good and drinkable water available?

Spring Water is a common means of cooking and drinking. We recommend you to carry chlorine tablets to purify the water and suggest drinking boiled water wherever possible. Bottled mineral water is also available in small shops.

Q. Am I fit for the trek?

Any persona with good mental and physical fitness is fit for the trek. If you are planning a trek – we recommend you to do some physical fitness program like small hiking, walking or running every day. Also, please consult your doctor before making any decisions.

Q. What kinds of gears are required while planning to enjoy the trip in the Himalayas?

Gears required to vary upon destination and season. Trekking shoes, down jacket, sleeping bag, hiking poles are the essential ones. Besides these – the following list is suggested.

  • sun hat or scarf
  • water bottles
  • sun lotion
  • thin/warm socks
  • comfortable shoes
  • sandals
  • warm gloves
  • sunglasses
  • undergarments
  • hiking shorts
  • cotton/woolen pants or trousers
  • t-shirts
  • light jackets and pullovers
  • wind – stopper jacket
  • tour bag
  • toiletries (toilet paper, toothbrush/paste, nail cutter, small mirror, anti-bacterial hand wash)
  • earplug, camera/video recorder
  • guide book and map
  • notebook and pen.

Q. I already have trekking poles and a down jacket. Can I bring them?

Please be very free to bring all the gears you have required for the trek if you are comfortable bringing it. As airlines also have a limitation on the weight of the baggage – we suggest you do your math and proceed.

Q. What type of shoes do I need?

Warm, waterproof, non-slippery, & comfortable trekking shoes are highly recommended for the trek whereas any shoes of your choice go well in the cities.

Q. Can I buy or rent gears while trekking?

Big cities like Kathmandu and Pokhara have lots of trekking stores where you can buy any type of gears.

There are also dedicated stores in Kathmandu and Pokhara which only rent gears required for trekking in a very reasonable price.

Q. What should be the weight of a backpack?

Your backpack should only have your necessary gears and your important documents. Eg camera, battery, identification cards, passport, permits, cell phone charger, cash, credit cards. If you feel you need something that comes handy while trekking – please take it.

Q. What’s next after Arrival?

A warm welcome from our company and then transfer you straight to the hotel.  After freshening up and if the time permits – you may explore the surrounding areas of Thamel and enjoy the hospitality of Nepalese people.

Q. Can you please tell me how to get a visa?

The visa procedure for Nepal is very easy. You can get one online – filling the form and following the step by step procedure @ https://online.nepalimmigration.gov.np/tourist-visa.

The alternative way to obtain one is after arrival at the airport in Nepal. Please do see the checklist provided by the government website – such as fees and no of photographs, etc.

Q. Do I need a Vaccination?

Some travelers do take vaccination and some don’t. We highly recommend you to consult your physician on this matter.

Q. What is the usual time for starting the trek?

Our usual trek starting time is early in the morning after breakfast. Some locations for sunrise viewing requires you to wake up very early. Our trek leader will always brief you about your program of the next day so that you can act accordingly.

Q. What is the weather like? 

The weather in the Himalayan regions is very unpredictable. Morning and nights are usually cold and warm during the day.

Q. Is there any extra cost besides the quoted trek price?

Not at all. Meals, accommodation and transportation while on the trek are all-inclusive.

Alcoholic beverages, extra meals on the treks, hiring private vehicles, buying or renting gears and personal expenses are obviously on your own.

Q. How many crew members provided for the trek?

It all depends on the group size. A porter for a couple of people and a guide for a group size of 6 is the standard rule of Himalayan Trekkers. A larger group is split in two unless you don’t want to.

Q. What we do altitude sickness and emergency case during the trek?

 We have trained guide who has knowledge about the altitude sickness and emergency, in case it happened. We do not be panic if you get any altitude symptoms and all the time we carry first aid kits for normal problems with different types of medicine but if it does not recover we should go few hundred meters down from where you are but worse and worse case we have to fly out from that place all organized by your guide. So, that is important if we have travel insurance or police number it helps to cover the fly cost.

Q. How can we respect the local people, culture and wildlife?

  • Take permission before taking photos.
  • Avoid wearing revealing clothes and avoid outward displays of physical affection.
  • Do not disturb wildlife.
  • Do not damage or remove any plants.
  • Do not purchase animal part and antique.

Q. How can we arrange transportation in Nepal? 
When you are in Nepal No worries, we can arrange all transportation if we are together if not we will provide information about transportation and location where you go. 

Q. Is there Telephone access along with the trekking?
Most of the trekking part you can get telephone service to communicate with your family members and more popular/ well-developed trekking region have internet access too.

Q. Can we ask a question on the trek? 

Well, feel free to ask any question along the trek in different topics with your guide and have been trained to provide information when they are on the trekking.

Q. Can we extend the trek if we want? 

Yes, of course – you can extend days of trekking, discussing with your team leader and as well as do site trips such as hiking, rafting, jungle safari, mountain flight and much more.

Q. What types of payment do you accept?

Bank wire transfer, PayPal, credit cards, western union, and cash payments are our gateway of making payments.

Q. Can I leave feedback at the end of the trek? 

Your feedback either negative or positive is what keeps us motivated moving forward. So we suggest you to give us your valuable comments.

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Human beings have always been explorers. Whether it be in the past or near future - we love to keep exploring. Keeping this in mind, Himalayan Trekkers is working 24/7 to make your vacation an experience of a lifetime. With our tailor-made itinerary, we the team guarantee a service that you will never forget. Please feel free to email us any time at info@himalayantrekkers.com

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