Nepal Trekkings

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Travel Information

Accommodation
We use a wide range of accommodation, ranging from clean and comfortable hotels and guesthouses, to basic tea houses that are often multi-shared and waterproof tents on our fully assisted trekking and rafting programs.
Our hotels rooms are generally twin bedded, with private facilities which are usually of Western style.
When traveling in remote areas, toilet facilities are usually local squat style and can often be quite primitive.

Transport
Buses:
On shorter routes we take the rather run-down local buses and mingle with the locals.
Jeeps or minibuses are often used to get us to and from our trekking and rafting departure points.
On longer routes, we use private or tourist buses, which provide a slightly higher degree of comfort and safety.
Cycle:
Around Kathmandu and Pokhara bicycles are a great way to take in the atmosphere and scenery.
Taxis:
Widely found in Kathmandu and Pokhara, all licensed taxis are metered, but drivers are often reluctant to use them.
Make sure to negotiate the fare before departing.
Pedal-rickshaws:
Great way to be traveling around in the old part of the city though their movement is restricted on the main, traffic-congested roads at the day time.
Besides, it's an environment friendly mode to explore the backstreets and narrow alleyways of Kathmandu.
For fare, you'll have to haggle with the driver.
On foot:
The traditional way of getting to places in the Himalaya.

Food & Drink
Meals:
Traditional Nepali food is plain and simple, not very spicy, but full of flavors.
While trekking in the mountains, (especially in Everest and some part of Annapurnas) the Tibetan influence becomes more evident in the food
Many Indian dishes are found in the plains in the south.
Must Try:
Dal-bhat-tarkari - a thick lentil soup (dal), with rice (bhat) and vegetable curry (tarkari)
Vegetarians:
Vegetarians are well-catered for
Drinks:
Chang is a mild beer made from millet or rice and is the home brew of the Himalaya.
Racksi is a country liquor usually made from millet, wheat or corn.
The Nepali morning normally begins with a cup of tea
Locally produced soft drinks are widely available.
Lassi is a curd based drink which may be either savory or sweet. It is popular and refreshing.
The legal drinking age is 18
Water:
Do not drink the water unless you are sure it has been filtered.
The same applies to ice.
Bottled water is readily available in the main centre although a more environmentally-friendly option is to take water purification tablets with you, or a camping bottle with an in-built filter.

Communication
Email:
All the major cities have internet access either in hotels or internet cafes
Expect connection speeds to be slow
Telephone:
International calls can be made from nearly all the centres we visit except for when you're rafting and trekking in the remote regions
Mobile phone coverage is available but is unreliable
Global roaming agreements exist with some international phone companies. Check with your provider before leaving home if you wish to access roaming
Post:
Receiving post is not convenient as we are normally doing something or traveling during the opening hours of most post offices
When posting mail to international addresses it is best to leave your mail at the post office rather than in a post box.

Money
Nepal the currency is the Nepalese Rupee (NPR).

It is best to bring a mixture of cash and travelers checks in major currencies - USD, CAD, EUR, AUD - and ensure you have a mixture of large and small denominations. Money may easily be exchanged at Kathmandu airport on arrival and banks and licensed moneychangers in cities. Credit card cash advances and ATM withdrawals are in NPR only.
Shopping is difficult to predict, but most people buy more than they intended. If you intend to buy quality art works including hand-painted thangkas, carpets or traditional jewelry allow significantly more – you can easily spend USD200+ for top quality items.

What to buy?
Nepal is great for all kinds of handicrafts, textiles and artworks
Popular buys include clothing, embroidered items, Tibetan carpets, traditional religious paintings, hand-woven pashmina shawls, pottery, jewellery, traditional masks, puppets, bronze, traditional knives, prayer wheels, wood carvings and traditional musical intruments
Thangkas are traditional Buddhist painted banners. They make great souvenirs as they are designed to be rolled up and easy to carry
Check with your local customs officials to ensure that you are able to import some items back into your home country. Australia and New Zealand for example have strict quarantine laws.

Art of Bargaining

The art of bargaining is something you can work on during your trip. Here are a few pointers to help you on your way:

  • Start bargaining with some idea of what you consider a fair price for the item to be. This will usually involve sourcing the item in a number of different stores.
  • The correct price for an item is the price you agree to pay, that keeps both you and the seller happy. Therefore, there’s no “right” price.
  • Don’t appear too interested in an item. Walking out of a store is often a good way to get the price to drop.
  • Shop with a friend – buying in bulk will often reduce the price.
  • Learn the numbers in the local language. It will win respect from the seller and     will certainly make the process a lot more interesting.
  • Be polite, patient, but firm in your bargaining. No one ever has received a cheaper price through being rude or insensitive
  • Most importantly, enjoy the experience, and remember you are often only bargaining over only a couple of dollars- Keep it in perspective.
  • Once a price you have offered is accepted it is not appropriate to back out of the deal.
  • Only say you’ll buy something later if you intend to buy later. The sellers usually have amazing memories, and will come hounding you on your promise!

 

Trek/ Trip Grades

Easy
Experience is not necessary at this level: anyone who is in good health and fit enough to enjoy a good weekend hill walk can manage this trek. However, walking always involves some exertion: trails are seldom flat, and you must still expect to have a reasonable amount of ascent and descent.
Days are generally short in duration (3-5 hours).
Altitude is less than 3000m.

Moderate
Most people who enjoy a weekend in the hills or mountains at home are capable of undertaking a trek at this level: you need to be in good health and reasonably fit, and taking regular exercise.
Days generally involve 4-6 hours walking – it may include the occasional longer or more difficult day.
Altitude is around 3000m.

Whilst no strenuous activity is involved conditions will be harsher than you are used to. Accommodations on some days will be extremely basic with shared ‘pit’ variety toilets and no washing facilities. Food will be sometimes be basic, with little variety available. Driving days can be long, dusty and bumpy and you may feel some effects of altitude.

Challenging All the aspects of a moderate trip, but sustained over a longer period of time. The koras (circumambulation) of Mount Kailash and/or Lake Manasarovar are challenging due to the altitude, but generally achievable by anyone in good health.

The Responsible Traveler: Code of Conduct for Travelers

1. Respect cultural differences
Local customs, traditions and values may be different from your own. Take the time to learn what behaviour is acceptable and what isn’t.

2. Learn a few phrases
Take the time to learn about the country you are visiting. Learning about the customs and a few words in the local language can go a long way and is appreciated by the local people. It also makes your interactions more meaningful and memorable.

3. Save ‘face’
A very important concept in Asia.Try not to raise your voice, embarrass someone or display anger. Smile – the traveler who wishes to have a happy and successful trip in Asia should stay calm, cheerful and friendly.

4. Dress Respectfully with an awarness of local standards. Covered thighs and shoulders are expected in most of Asia. Dress modestly at all religious sites and check what is suitable for the beach.

5. Support local businesses
Make use of local services(hotels etc) and eat in local restaurants-not only will your experience of the culture be greater, you are directly supporting the people.

7. Respect wildlife & endangered species
Viewing animals from a safe distance is fine; touching, feeding , or cornering them is not. Do not buy products that exploit wildlife, aid in habitat destruction, or come from endangered species.

8. Take photos with care
Always ask permission to take photos of people and respect their wishes if they refuse. If you do take a photo, offer to send copies back to them and make sure to follow through with your promise. If your subject wants immediate compensation in return for the photo taken, offering a piece of fruit or bread, or a souvenir from your home are ways to do it.

9. Giving gifts
Royal Mountain Travel highly discourages offering money to people begging on the streets. Parents often send their children out into the streets, since a child can make more than their parents make begging on the street. This promotes further dependency and encourages more parents to send out their children. Instead, we would suggest offering a piece of bread or fruit. Perhaps you could offer postcard from your home, or a small pin etc.

10. Do not litter & Reduce waste
This is one time when the old adage“When in Rome, do as the Romans” doesn’t apply. Even if you see a local person littering, set an example and dispose of your garbage approximately. Recycling is extremely limited or non-existent in most developing countries. Avoid products with excess packaging; opt for beverages in glass  bottles as they tend to be re - used.Use 

11. Protect local water systems
Use only biodegradable soaps and shampoos  while camping. Avoid sun block while snorkeling as the chemicals are harmful to the coral reef – wear a T-shirt instead.

12. Stay on the trail
Straying from the trail while hiking can cause erosion and other environmentally harmful impacts.


 

Taking a helicopter tour over the Himalayas is a truly magnificent adventure, filled with awe-inspiring scenery and magnificent peaks. You can see from overhead the amazing vistas of the Himalayas. The range of destinations for helicopter trips in Nepal make them a good choice for anybody looking to share something new with friends or loved ones.

Adventure International trekking company offer Helicopter flights and heli trekking in Nepal also rides for example to simply enjoy the surroundings of the Himalaya. There is no comparable experience then the up and down and left and right feeling on such a 'flight seeing' ride! The Himalayan range is for sure one of the most incredible location in the world for this scenic roundtrip in a helicopter! Or book a mountain ride as a gift for somebody very special to you, but make sure the person you surprise with such a present is definitely 'height proof'. The other way to use a helicopter flight is, if you want to climb some peak without the trekking before the actual mountaineering. We fly you directly to the nearest starting point for your summit climb. Not to forget how important rescue Helicopter flights are for emergency requirements. All this and more we arrange for you, your group, your family....is there anything better than flying!?

Adventure International is a helicopter charter company operating within Nepal, with its base in Kathmandu. The company was established in the year 2007 under the adventure operator’s certificate issued by the government of Nepal. Since its operation, the company has been actively involved in operation throughout the Country. Adventure Int’l organize Ranger helicopters, Fishtail Air operates flights for sightseeing, rescue, medical evacuation, corporate movement project support, expedition works or any other purposes that need the services of the helicopter. We also operate support flights for trekking which is getting really popular these days in the name of “Heli Trekking”. Aerial sightseeing flights over the heritage and tourist sports, could be an alternative to people, who would like to have a glimpse of tourist sports within the Kathmandu valley, in a short time and from a different angle.

     
 
  Kathmandu to lukla to shyangboche (3720m)
     

We also operate support flights for trekking, which is getting really popular these days in the name of "Heli-Trekking". Aerial sightseeing flights over the heritage and tourist spots is quite popular these days who would like to have a glimpse of tourist spots within the Kathmandu Valley in a short time and from different angle.Here are some memorable aerial trips that Adventure International Trekking  has designed just for you.Helicopter Tour in Nepal, Everest Short Heli Trekking- Everest Region Helicopter Trekking, Everest Base Camp Helicopter Trekking, Everest Area Short Heli Trekking, Heli Trekking in nepal

Kathmandu Heli sightseeing Tour

In the comfort of our helicopter you get to feast on the amazing aerial views of the cultural prides of Kathmandu; namely the Pashupatinath temple, Swayambunath temple, Kathmandu durbar square and many more. You also get to fly over the Royal palace, Singha durbar, Thamel and many cultural delights of Bhaktapur and Patan. Unsurpassed beauty of Langtang and the Ganesh Mountain range will overwhelm you throughout the flight.

Discover The Mount Everest

This flight takes you from the Tribhuvan International Airport towards the east flying parallel to the Himalayan range and finally reaches to the point from where a spectacular view of the Everest can be seen. You shall be flying close to Mt. Langtang and Jugal himal on your way back, finally ending up with an aerial view of the entire valley.

Langtang Helitrekking

This flight departs from Tribhuvan International Airport and lands at Ghore Tabla, where you begin trekking towards Langtang village, mostly inhabited by the Sherpas. On the second day, you continue trekking to Kyanjin; yak pastures and quaint villages can be encountered en route. Kyanjin Gompa and a government operated cheese factory makes it an insightful sightseeing tour. Eventually on the third day you fly back to Kathmandu from Kyanjin.

Pokhara and The Annapurnas

This flight takes you to Pokhara with an opportunity to closely Sanctuary and Mt. Dhaulagiri. Ganesh himal, Manaslu, Lamjung himal are also the mountains that can be seen while passing by the famous Marshyangdi river. We also fly over the lakes, namely Begnas, Rupa and finally Phewa where we take a break. After enjoying the serene beauty of Pokhara with its lakes, mountains and friendly people, we fly back following the up stream of river Trishuli. If you require we can land at poon hill for half an hour to one hour. Poon hill is the best (1050 M) sight seen spot of this rigion, form here you can see the breathe taking panoromic view.

Chitwan Wildlife Tour

We fly you to Chitwan for an exquisite wildlife experience in the Royal Chitwan National Park. On the first day, you get to see rare species of birds, wildlife and lush vegetation. Activities in the jungle include elephant safari as well as jeep safari for exploring the jungle for exotic wildlife and diverse ecosystem. Canoeing and a walk in the wilderness accompanied by a trained guide are also available. Finally on the third day you fly back to Kathmandu.

Rescue flights

Rescue flights and medical evacuations are considered as a very important part of our airline's operation. Our team has carried out innumerable such flights with the help of our elite pilots and highly maneuverable aircraft. We are proud to say that we have saved hundreds of lives doing so and look forward to saving more lives in our future missions.
We carry out rescue flights within the shortest time possible after a request is made to us confirming the mode of payment for the flight. We ensure that an ambulance is on standby to transport the client from the helipad to the appointed medical facility..

World's Highest Meeting Point

This unforgettable aerial journey takes you to the historic site of the World's Highest Cabinet meeting at Kala Patthar plateau, Everest Base Camp, where on 4th December 2009 ministers of Nepal Government held the world's highest cabinet meeting to raise concerns over the melting of the Himalayan Glaciers due to global warming.
Nature lovers, holiday makers and extreme adventure enthusiasts can now visit this place at Kalapatthar and have a close view of Mt Everest or hold a corporate meeting. The visit to Kalapatthar (17192 ft / 5242m) shall include two aircrafts - AS 350 B3 Helicopter and Pilatus PC-6 single engine Aircraft. The group size for this package is 10 but the itinerary will be modified accordingly, if the group size is bigger.
You begin your aerial journey from Kathmandu airport with one PC-6, single engine Aircraft and B3 Helicopter taking off simultaneously. Moving eastwards, the aircrafts fly parallel to the Himalayan range, allowing magnificent vistas of the soaring Himalayan peaks. After landing at the airstrip in Shyangboche (12,340ft), final preparation will be made. A set of Oxygen system consisting of 4 liter cylinder of Mountaineering Oxygen fitted with regulator and hi-tech Top Out Mask will be provided. Once equipped, the AS 350 B3 shall make shuttles to Kala Patthar, 4 passengers at a time. After spending around 30 minutes viewing the Mt. Everest or conducting a special meeting, the helicopter will fly you back to Shyangboche. Once we gather at Shyangboche, we shall take the return flight to Kathmandu.

Annapurna Base Camp Heli Trekking

This flight departs from TIA and land at place called Chomrong (7800 feet) which is approximately 2 days away from the ABC. Second day you continue trek towards Annapurna Base camp seeing beautiful scenario. On fourth day as your requirement we will pick you from ABC to Ktm Via PKR.

How can I Book Flight air Ticket?

Just send us email(advtrek@wlink.com.np), the date and time you want to Flight.Then our office representative will conform your seat.

 

For more information contact us:advtrek@wlink.com.np
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