Useful information before joining this trip
In our trekking group the minimum number will be 2 persons and the maximum number will be 10 persons. For single also we organize the trip with single supplement (except some region most require minimum 2 persons), also you may join with our group in Kathmandu but make sure before you book the trip and concern more than 11 persons it doesn't mean we are not operating, we do on request. To keep the limit group size which means we can provide a best services and personal take care to our valuable clients.
Trekkers who are making their plan to travel in the Himalaya, this most require a good health condition and physically fitness with mentally refreshed. You are walking in the Himalaya about 4 to 7 hrs everyday and reaches at highest place. Depends on your trip you are starting your trek from 1000m/3280 feet to 5550m/18204 feet. So, health is a most essential part for your adventure travel. Nepal Vision treks most require your medical fitness certificate prior to your booking. Before the trip booking with us we suggest to consult with your Medical Doctor and in his/her references go for your trip booking process.
Our Trek Leaders and Staffs
Nepal Vision is a well stabilized trekking company and we employed professional trek leader (who are based on English speaking and few are multi-lingual's) and required crew member (they have basic knowledge of communication) who are working with us since 1992 and some are trainers. Most of our field staffs are from the local area covering from eastern to western Himalayan ranges, which support the local people directly. They have good health fitness as well as well experience with good knowledge of team leading in the Himalayan region. We also provide the training to our staff increasing their work efficiency and some of have already trained. Please find the training list below, which we provide to our fellow trekking staffs,
- Intensive Wilderness First Aid - KEEP (Kathmandu Environmental Educational Project)
- Trekking Guide Training - Nepal Government's Ministry of Tourism & Civil Aviation -department of Hotel Management & Tourism Training Centre of Nepal
- Eco Trekking Workshop & Adventure Meet - TAAN (Trekking Agents Association of Nepal)
- English Language - KEEP
- Conservation & Biodiversity - KEEP
- Rock & Ice Climbing & Mountaineering (optional) - Nepal Mountaineering Association
Our operation is smooth as a safety concern: For our trek group, there will be one Leader and one Sherpa porter for two persons and above this will be one Leader, one assistance leader and one Sherpa porter based on two persons. This ensure if in case of one get sick, it would not disturb the itinerary and fellow members, the trip still running as plan as in itinerary. And please understand that our group starts from 2 and maximum it goes up to 10 which is good team to communicate and facilitate in every manner.
Porter Care: In our group member each has allowed his/her gear bag weighted not exceeding than 15kgs/33 pounds that we strongly care of porters rights and solely against any exploitation on its operation and we are closely working with IPPG (International Porters Progress Group).
Meals and Accommodation
We will provide all meals on full board basis during the trekking period. On teahouse trek we'll be providing from the teahouse menu three times a day (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and tea & coffee during the meal), On camping trek we will be providing fresh & hygienic food prepared by our camp chef and assistance from our own kitchen, which we set up everyday. During the stay in Kathmandu and Pokhara meals on breakfast basis only included in the price. Snacks, bottled drinks including mineral water and alcohol are not included in the price.
We provide twin sharing accommodation as per your request during the stay in Kathmandu and Pokhara on B.B. plan. On teahouse style trek twin sharing accommodation on teahouse/Lodges and on camping style trek accommodation on twin sharing tented camp (Single occupancy available on request).
Clothing and Equipment
While you traveling Himalayan country this is most essential to know what to bring with you and what are the essential clothing and equipments during the travel. Basically, we suggest bringing based on season and altitude. Below the 3000 meters during the October to March needed medium weight clothing with light hiking boots and above 3000 meters needed highly wrapped equipment prefer down cloths with comfortable good trek boot. During the period of April to September below 3000 meters needed light weight clothing as T-shirt, rainproof trouser, fleece jacket, rain poncho and waterproof light boot and above the 3000 meters to be needed down, medium fabrics and good trek boot. Generally find the equipment list below for your personal use during your travel with us,
A pair of light hiking/trekking boots depend on your season and altitude, a pair of sandals, 2 pairs of woolen socks and some pair of hiking socks, 1 medium poly pro shirt, 1 pile jacket, 1 down jacket, 1 woolen hat , a pair of sunglasses, a pair of glove with liner, a pair of woolen gloves, 1 trekking pack 3000 cubic inches capacity, sunscreen lotion SPF 10 to 25 and sunscreen stick SPF 10 to 30, some reading books (optional), 1 walkman (optional) and music tapes (optional), a one liter water bottle, a pair of trekking poles as per your physical condition, 1 flash light with few sets of batteries, 1 sleeping bag (-5 to -20) depends on your season and altitude, 2 t-shirts and one long sleeve t-shirt, 1 trekking baggy pant, rain poncho, nail cutter, Swiss knives etc. are the recommendable to bring with you. Also most of the equipments can buy or hire in Kathmandu.
Our itinerary specially tailored considering with a high degree of minimization of AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness). Normally, altitude sickness stars from 3,600 meters/11808 feet and there is no problem below this standard. During your trip this is a best solution go slowly with body acclimatization. Consider in the higher altitude there is less oxygen in the air. Suppose, crossing high passes more than 5,000 meters/ 16,400 feet, there is 50% less oxygen than at sea level. Your body needs many days to acclimatization during the travel in high Himalaya.
Check out "Altitude illness" by Dr Jim Duff
Diamox (Acetazolamide) allows you to breathe faster so that you metabolize more oxygen, thereby minimizing the symptoms caused by poor oxygenation. This is especially helpful at night when respiratory drive is decreased. Since it takes a while for Diamox to have an effect, it is advisable to start taking it 24 hours before you go to altitude and continue for at least five days at higher altitude. The recommendation of the Himalayan Rescue Association Medical Clinic is 125 mg. twice a day (morning and night). (The standard dose was 250 mg., but their research showed no difference for most people with the lower dose, although some individuals may need 250 mg.) Possible side effects include tingling of the lips and finger tips, blurring of vision, and alteration of taste. These side effects may be reduced with the 125 mg. dose. Side effects subside when the drug is stopped. Contact your physician for a prescription. Since Diamox is a sulfonamide drug, people who are allergic to sulfa drugs should not take Diamox. Diamox has also been known to cause severe allergic reactions to people with no previous history of Diamox or sulfa allergies. Frank Hubbell of SOLO recommends a trial course of the drug before going to a remote location where a severe allergic reaction could prove difficult to treat.
Travel insurance is most essential if you are going to travel in the Himalaya; which protect your financial securities and compensate your lost property as well as life security. We are requesting to bring your travel insurance with you. Travel insurance should cover helicopter evacuation to be required and in case of any emergency, we talking with your insurance company then provide the evacuation for your life safety. Unless here in Kathmandu available on request.
Climate and Weather
Nepal is a country of diversified in a topography starting from 60 meters to top of the world 8,848 meters. Basically we have dry season from October to May and the wet season (monsoon) from June to September. Mid September to end of the November is one of the best times and also March to May good to visit in Nepal. During the autumn the vegetation is lush after the rains of the monsoon and the air is clean and fresh and spring can be a little dusty but with pleasant & warm weather. December to February is good for visibility but cold in high altitude as well as Kathmandu too. Starting the rain from June and till the mid of the September and cloudy weather badly for visibility.
Passport and Visa Requirements
Before you traveling check your passport and validity date. You most require a valid passport to visit out of country. Passports most have at least 6 months validity after finish date of your trip. We most require your copy of full passport details with correct spelling written in your passport or scan copy is most preferable.
In Nepal you will require a visa which can be obtained in advance from the Nepalese Embassy from your country or you can get on arrival at the airport in Kathmandu.
- Multiple entry 15 days US$ 25 or equivalent convertible currency.
- Multiple entry 30 days US$ 40 or equivalent convertible currency.
- Multiple entry 90 days US$ 100 or equivalent convertible currency.
Tourist visa can be extended for maximum period of 150 days in a single visa year with an additional charge. Please visit for more information: www.nepalimmigration.gov.np
Permits and fees
In Nepal, you most require a permits and fees to enter a certain areas such as World heritage sites, National Park, restricted areas along climbing as well. All the trip prices are including the cost of relevant permits and entrance fees. Incase of any such conditions we will inform you if required any additional permit fees before you make a booking with us.
Health and Medical Information
Our all staffs are well experienced travelers and sharing their experience to achieve the traveler's ambition. In fact, we specialized in the Himalayan travel and we all are from Himalayan region with plenty of local knowledge, which is a key factor to provide the standard service to our clients. Our all services based on client's safety and satisfaction. We provide the high range of quality services and personally taking care during the trip. Each of our guides carries medical kit bag for occurring incidents during the travel. As a result we have best recommendation from our previous clients.
We are highly sensible to protect our natural environment and participating with many environmental clean up campaigns. Our responsible tourism carries good message to the locals and we insists and train them do's and don't, how to keep good environment etc. Besides this tourism industry has an obligation to protect and preserve the natural environment for future generations as well.
To find out more about the clean-up campaigns and environmental awareness events we've run with KEEP, please click here for more information.
Nepal vision trek has been stabilized in 1992 with Govt. registered company based in Kathmandu, Nepal and we are working in adventure travel in the Himalaya of Nepal, Tibet, Bhutan and India carries long experience and built up own history in tourism. Our long experience in adventure travel, we are even more dedicated to fulfil our clients' requirement and always sincere with clients gratification. We are also delighted to say that many of our clients return again and again to travel with us and many of our new clients are through recommendations and word of mouth from happy and satisfied clients who have previously traveled with us.
How to Book
While you have chosen your trip, contact our head office by mail or phone to check the availability dates, groups or any remaining question you may have. We are happy to help and reply responsively as soon as possible. We'll hold your booking with us before your final decision. Please read properly our trip booking terms & conditions before your booking and fill up the booking form (download from our website) along with the appropriate deposit of 20 % per person in advance and payment made through the bank transfer or submit your credit card (visa/master card) details with booking form. When you choose the method of advance payment in an appropriate way, a signed and completed booking form will still be required for confirmation of booking. Bookings will only be confirmed once we receive a completed and signed booking form along with appropriate payment.
The final balance for your booking will be on arrival in Kathmandu. We will invoicing you after your arrival for the final balance along with other final pre departure details as appropriate. Your final invoice will show the price based on the previous quote at the time of invoicing.
We wish you a wonderful Himalayan adventure with us!