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Trekking

What is tea house trekking?

Teahouse trekking is a trekking where your accommodation and meal are arranged in a local lodge/house with full board services.

What is camping trekking?

Camping trekking is a trekking where we provide you with tent accommodation and full board with meals to be cooked by professional trekking cook in a mobile camp equipped with a kitchen and with adequate support staff of kitchen helpers, guides and porters.

How much a porter carries?

It depends on trekking route and altitude; typically a trekking porter would carry load of 15kg to 25kg and camping porter would carry loads up to 40kg.

Is tipping compulsory?

In Nepal it is not custom to tip but porters and guides would expect and appreciate a small tip. Your tip will go long way to help their families.

Is trekking for me?

Trekking is for you and everyone who is patient and physically fit and enjoys outdoors.

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Peak Climbing

What is trekking peak?

Trekking Peaks are the mountain which can be approached in a day to the summit from their base camp including return to the base camp. Trekking peaks are generally between 5000m to below 7000m. The climbing permits for these peaks can be obtained from Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA). These peaks are also called NMA Trekking Peaks.

Who can climb a peak?

There are no restrictions to obtain climbing permit and anyone with appropriate fitness and skills can attempt a peak climbing. Climbing difficulty varies for different mountains and routes. Non-technical climbs can be attempted by a fit trekker with little or no climbing experience. For technical climbs one needs to have an appropriate level of climbing experience.

I have never climbed before. Can I go for peak climbing?

There is always first time for everything including peak climbing. There are non-technical peaks, which can be climbed safely by a fit trekker and even slightly technical peaks can be attempted by a novice climber with a professional climbing guide.

What are physical fitness criteria to climb a peak in Nepal?

To climb high elevation peak the health and fitness is a paramount criteria. The level of fitness required is proportional to peak elevation and route difficulty and length.

What is climbing permit?

Climbing Permit for trekking peaks is a legal document issued by the Nepal Mountaineering Association authorizing the climber to attempt the climb on designated peak or route. Attempting a climb without permit is illegal.

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Expedition

Why should I choose Great Nepal to organize my expedition?

Great Nepal stands out when it comes to hospitality, reliability, and flexibility. Ushered by the effort of numbered staffs who have devoted a significant part of their lives travelling, we aim at giving our guests nothing but the best. We offer comprehensive insurance, fair wages and language training to our guides and porters. We give a part of our income to local finance companies that provide loans to the needy and poor people. The experience of travelling with us will sail you across different ethnicities and villages whom we have strong link with. With us, you will know the outsides and the insides of the places you go. When you choose Great Nepal, you place yourself into very safe and strong hands.

What measures has Great Nepal taken to ensure my safety and security throughout the course of the trip?

We procure guides with sufficient experience, and the competitive wages we pay allows us to be selective in choosing guides of the highest caliber. With an average guide to client ration of 1:4, each expedition is lead by our experienced team of guiding professionals. Additionally, embedded in the cost of every expedition is medical and evacuation insurance.

What does the cost of the trip cover?

Every expedition includes comprehensive medical and evacuation insurance (view Insurance Options), all domestic travel, all housing accommodations on the trek, all scheduled meals, permits, entrance fees, guide/porter services, and a final farewell dinner at the conclusion of the trip.

What if I need medical assistance at some point during the trip?

Part of the cost of your trip includes medical and evacuation insurance (view Insurance Options). In case of emergency, our staff is well trained to facilitate medical treatment and emergency transport.

What risks are associated with the types of expeditions that Great Nepal organizes?

The adverse effects of altitude are the most common risk associated with trekking. In case of altitude sickness, guides will lead individuals down the mountain and seek medical care. Common injuries associated with walking or hiking of any kind (i.e. sprained ankles or strained muscles) may also pose a risk.

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