The best way to experience Nepal’s unbeatable combination of natural beauty and cultural riches is to walk through them. The immense contrasts in altitudes and climates found here supports an equally spectacular mix of lifestyles, vegetation types and wildlife. One-fourth of all visitors to Nepal go trekking.
The entire length and breadth of the kingdom is a paradise for trekkers. There are easy walks lasting a few days and there are strenuous expeditions that takes several weeks. All of them have great scenery.
You do not need to be a mountaineer with rippling muscles to enjoy trekking. If you are reasonably fit, have a sprit of adventures and are not afraid of walking, you qualify. Parikrama Treks will fully take care of all the details. All you have to do on the trails is concentrate on putting one foot before the other. On many popular trekking trails, you can also trek in what is known as ‘teahouse style’ eating and staying in the many lodges and teahouse on the way instead of camping in tents. Teahouse treks are run only in the popular areas. If you are looking wilderness and off the beaten track then you will have to choose fully supported camping treks.
We will provide equipment like foam & hard mattresses, tents, including a comprehensive first aid kit and portable altitude Chamber. All you need to bring are your sleeping bag, personal gear wear like walking boots and sand shoes, water and wind proof jacket woollen shirts, T-shirts, a think pullover, shorts/skirts and trousers/tracksuit. Thermal underwear is necessary for high altitude and cottons are best for lower and warmer altitudes. Also don’t forget a water bottle, Swiss army knife, swing kit, torch light with spare batteries, sunglasses, sun hat, sun cream and personal medications. For detail on equipment list, please e-mail us.
The best time for trekking in Nepal is during spring (February through May) and autumn (September through November). Warm days and clear skies make this season favorable for trekking. Though December and January is also ideal for trekking, the air can be quite cold at high altitudes. The monsoon season last for three months, i.e. June, July and August. During this period, trekking is possible in the rain-shadow regions north of the Himalaya - like Mustang, Dolpa, Humla and the Jumla-Rara Lake regions of Nepal and Mt. Kailash Lake Manasarovar, Namche Barwa (South-East) of Tibet; also the other regions of Tibet.
You trek to enjoy the scenery on the trail, not to get on any place in a hurry. The main precaution to be taken while trekking is not to go up too high too fast. The body should be given plenty of time to acclimatise. Acute mountain sickness (AMS) refers to the effects of the thin air at high altitudes, which can be very dangerous and may even result in death. If you get initial symptoms like nausea, dizziness, swelling in the face and breathlessness, descend to a lower elevation immediately and seek medical help. Comprehensive travel and medical insurance is advised to cover emergency like helicopter evacuation and medical treatment in case of accidents on the trail.
A travel insurance is required when you travel through mountainous country. The policy should cover theft, loss & medical treatment including emergency evacuation. You should make sure that your insurance policies also covers soft adventure activities during their stay in Nepal such as rafting, trekking or climbing etc. For high altitude trekkers and climbers, policies should also cover helicopter evacuation expenses in the eventuality of serious illness or accident or if clients are stranded in remote areas due to unexpected bad weather conditions.
National Park Fee
You need to pay a park fee of RS. 3000 to enter a National Park or wildlife reserve. The fee is payable at the park entrance. Trekkers going to the Annapurna Region, however, must pay a fee of RS. 2000 (RS 100 for SAARC nationals) which is payable only in Kathmandu or in Pokhara. The fee is utilised for environmental conservation and maintenance of the area.