Frequently Asked Questions

Take a look through our frequently asked questions below for lots of practical and helpful information about trekking Nepal. If you book with us, we’ll send you our preparation fact sheet when we confirm your booking. It includes important information that you need to know for your trip. We’ll take care of most things for you, but there are a couple of things you need to prepare before you leave.

Depending on how much you’ve travelled before, Nepal can be a bit of a culture shock. Although we think you’ll quickly see the beauty in everything! Most people have a few questions before they even decide to trek in Nepal. If you’re one of them, you’ll find this page super handy! After all, you’ll want to know what to expect, how you can best prepare, and how to stay safe in the Nepal Himalaya.

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If your question isn’t answered here, just complete and submit the form on this page. We’ll get back to you with an answer within 24 hours!

If you choose to book your trek with us, our Trek Coordinator Anna is on hand to answer all your questions right up until you leave for your trip.

If you’re seeking even more reading material, make yourself a cup of tea and read about Nepal in our blog.

Booking and Payment

You need to check your quote to see exactly which costs are included and excluded in your trip cost. You’ll find that most things are included. However we suggest that you budget roughly an extra USD $200 to cover extra costs. These may include:

  • Lunches and dinners in Kathmandu and Pokhara. Check your quote to see which meals are included.
  • Nepal Entry Visa. Your visa will cost either $25 for 15 days, or $40 for 30 days.
  • Drinking water. We don’t provide drinking water on the trek. We encourage you to respect the environment and use reusable drinking bottles and water purification tablets. It’s also a lot cheaper and it’s safe as long as the water you purify runs clear from the source.
  • Other drinks. All meals included in the itinerary come with a cup of tea or coffee. You need to pay for any other drinks that you order.
  • Overweight backpack. If your backpack weighs more than 13kg, you will need to pay a bit extra to compensate your porter.
  • Tips for your guide and porters. We suggest that you give a tip if you’re happy with the service you’ve received. Whilst we pay our guides and porters fairly, wages in Nepal are still low.
  • Optional extras at your accommodation. In some accommodation you may have an opportunity to pay for WIFI access. It’s normal for teahouses to charge extra for battery charging, since most rooms don’t have power points. Some teahouses have hot showers (or hot buckets of water), or even attached bathrooms available for an extra cost.
  • Additional costs due to unforeseen circumstances. Including flight delays and cancellations (see below), also extra nights in Kathmandu.

Flight Delays (Lukla Airport, Everest)

The Tenzing-Hillary airport at Lukla is in the heart of the mountains. If the weather is bad or the visibility is poor, your flight may be cancelled or delayed. If this happens, your guide will advise the best course of action and adjust your itinerary accordingly. We can usually rework your itinerary easily and still fit everything in.

It’s often possible to transfer your flight to the following day free of charge. However, in the unlikely event that flights are cancelled for consecutive days, we’ll need to make other arrangements. Your guide will advise you of the options and we’ll do everything possible to make sure you can still trek in Nepal. Any extra costs incurred will be your responsibility including any additional night’s accommodation in Kathmandu.

Cancellation Policy

We understand that sometimes unexpected things happen and that you may need to change your plans. If you give us enough notice, we can usually postpone your trip and apply your deposit to a future trek. (Within six months of the original trek). However, if you do need to completely cancel your trip, unfortunately we can’t refund your deposit as we’ll have already committed to some of the trek expenses. We charge a low deposit of $100 per person, so the risk to you is minimal in the event of cancellation.

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Postponing Your Trek

It may be possible to change the dates of your booking. You need to get in touch with us at least 30 days before your trek. Date changes are subject to availability. But we can usually accommodate changes with enough notice. We can apply your deposit to new trek dates up to six months after your original trek date.

In the unlikely event that we’re unable to re-schedule your trek, our cancellation policy will apply.

Our payment process is simple. All prices stated on our website are in USD.

Deposit to Confirm Your Booking

You need to pay a deposit of $100 per person via international bank transfer to confirm your booking. Please note that you’re responsible for all bank charges. Unfortunately we’re unable to accept online payments at this time.

When you confirm that you’d like to go ahead with your booking, we’ll send you our company bank account details and payment information. Once we receive your deposit, we’ll send you a booking confirmation along with lots of useful information for your trek in Nepal.

Once You've Followed our Payment Process, We'll Send you Information for Your Trek

Paying the Balance

You pay the balance on arrival in Kathmandu. We recommend you pay using local currency (you can withdraw cash from an ATM for NPR 500 ~$5 per transaction). Or with major currency, (if not USD, we’ll use the current exchange rates on xe.com).

You can also choose to pay using Visa or MasterCard, however you’ll be charged a 5% fee to cover local taxes, bank charges and transaction fees.

 

If you need to change your booking, please get in touch with us as soon as possible. We’ll do our best to accommodate your changes but can’t guarantee anything.

Name Changes

We accept name changes and we won’t charge you extra for this. However, if your domestic flights have already been reserved, you’ll need to pay the airline fee to change the name on the flight ticket. Also, if we’ve already purchased your trekking permit, you’ll need to pay for the cost of the permit for the new trekker.

Please send us written confirmation including full contact details, for the new party. We’ll also need the relevant documentation for domestic flights and trek permits. You must send this information to us at least 14 days before your scheduled trip. As we’ll need time to make new arrangements.

Date Changes

It may be possible to change the dates of your booking. You need to get in touch with us at least 30 days before your trek. Date changes are subject to availability. But we can usually accommodate changes with enough notice. We can apply your deposit to new trek dates up to six months after your original trek date.

In the unlikely event that we’re unable to re-schedule your trek, our cancellation policy will apply.

Any Other Changes

Just ask! We’ll do our very best to accommodate any requests you have.

As trekking in Nepal grows in popularity, prices are increasing. However, you can still trek in Nepal for a reasonable price compared with many other overseas adventure holiday destinations. So, how much does it cost to trek in Nepal?

Different trekking regions vary in price. However you can trek from as little as USD $55 per person per day, all inclusive (guide, porter, transport, accommodation and meals during your trek). We calculate the cost of your trip package based on your customised itinerary, travel preference and the number of people trekking. Naturally, the more people trekking with you, the cheaper it will be.

You’ll find our prices are extremely competitive and we guarantee that you won’t find better service anywhere else!

You Choose Your Travel Preference

We aim to create all inclusive customised itineraries to suit your budget. That’s why we ask you about your travel preference. With us, you can choose a budget option that includes basic facilities and services. Or a mid-range option that offers a bit more comfort yet still for a great value price. It’s important to understand that the standard of accommodation on the trekking trails is always very basic.

Regardless of whether you’re a budget or mid-range traveler, we’ll let you know your options. Having this information upfront just helps us to provide an itinerary and quote that more closely meets your expectations.

How can I Reduce the Cost to Trek in Nepal?

  • Trek with friends! The more people that trek, often the cheaper the price. For example, if six people are trekking, six people share the cost of the guide and transport. It’s therefore significantly cheaper than trekking with just two people.
  • Take a bus instead of a flight. To trek in the Everest region, you must fly in and out of Lukla. (Unless you walk into the national park, which takes a few extra days depending on where you start). So, treks in Everest are more expensive than those in the Annapurna region. If you’re trekking in the Annapurna or another region, taking a bus will add time to your itinerary, but it will also reduce the cost noticeably.
  • Tell us that you’re a budget traveler, so that we can keep costs as low as possible!

There are so many trekking companies of varying standards in Nepal. It’s understandable if you’re not sure who to trust. You need to make make sure you’re dealing with a trustworthy Nepal trekking company like Nepalorama! After all, trekking Nepal is a big deal! You don’t want to be let down, disappointed in your guide, or feel unsafe at any time. Quite the opposite – you need to have confidence that you’re in the best hands both before and during your trek!

So, how do you know if you can trust us?

  • We hope our website and all the comprehensive information we provide gives you some confidence in our level of experience and professionalism.
  • Nepalorama Trekking is a registered company in Nepal. You can view our legal documents here. You can also check our registration on the Trekking Agencies’ Association of Nepal website.
  • We are registered on Trip Advisor and have a growing list of amazing client reviews! Try sending a message to any one of our reviewers to ask them about Nepalorama Trekking.
  • You can find us on Facebook and see that we post regularly. You can also check out our monthly blog!
  • Get in touch or request a quote and make up your own mind! You can judge a lot from a response.

What Does Your Gut Tell You?

We aim to give you every confidence in our service and we really hope you feel it! So, what does your gut tell you about us?!

Choosing a trek

It’s getting harder to predict the weather around the world as the climate changes. But for the purpose of trekking in Nepal, we still work in two main seasons – Spring and Autumn. The best time of year to trek Nepal depends on your own preference, as well as your availability. The only really bad time of year to trek is during the Monsoon from June through to early September. It’s still possible to trek at this time of year, but it’s not nearly as much fun when it rains every day! In Winter, some of the high passes are closed due to snow, so it’s only possible to trek at lower altitudes.

When is the Best Time of Year to Trek Nepal?

Autumn (Fall)

The very best time of year to trek Nepal is Autumn (late September to early December) after the monsoon has well and truly cleared the air! Visibility is at its best and the mountain views are spectacular! It’s also the busiest trekking season, but for good reason! This doesn’t mean you’ll bump into other trekkers every few minutes, but you’ll definitely meet them in the teahouses in the evening. It can still be very cold at high altitudes, so make sure you’re well prepared.

Best time of year to trek Nepal - Everest region

Spring

The second best time of year to trek Nepal is Spring (late February to early May). It can be hazy, but you’ll enjoy warmer sunshine. If you trek in late March or early April, you’re in for a real treat! See forests of bright rhododendrons native to Nepal in full bloom. It’s amazing! Spring tends to be a bit quieter than Autumn, although April is always a very busy month.

Rhododendrons in Spring in Everest region, Nepal

Winter

We’re new fans of trekking in Winter! In December 2017, our Founder Krishna, reported the most incredible sunrises at Annapurna Base Camp, and sunsets at Poon Hill and Kala Patthar on the Everest Base Camp Trek. It’s colder, but we think it’s worth it for the vivid colours and of course less people on the trails!

Team Nepalorama recently trekked in Langtang late in January and we experienced the perfect climate for trekking!

Best time of year to trek Nepal - Langtang in January

Year-Round Trekking

It’s possible to trek some trails including Ghorepani Poon Hill all year round. However, it can be very cloudy and often wet, which makes trekking more challenging but not impossible!

It goes without saying that the weather, especially these days, is unpredictable. So it’s always best to be prepared for extreme cold, regardless of when you’re trekking.

When you choose a trek, you need to have confidence that your current fitness level to trek Nepal is good enough to meet the challenging conditions you’ll find here. Even if you’re used to long, multi-day hikes at home, it can be quite different at high altitude. Don’t be put off! We really think that most people can do a trek in Nepal with the right training and a great guide!

There are many options for those with a moderate fitness level to trek Nepal. So, if you exercise regularly, there will almost certainly be a trek for you! We’ve met trekkers over the age of 70 on the easier trails like Ghorepani Poon Hill. We regularly see families with older children trekking too.

Every trek has some tough uphill climbs. It’s the only way you’ll see some of the beautiful mountain views on offer! So if you don’t walk very often (including uphill), we recommend that you make a plan to get trekking fit before you come to Nepal.

Longer treks, crossing high-mountain passes demand a much higher fitness level. So you’ll only want to choose one of these treks if you’ve already got a really high fitness level.

You’ve got a great opportunity to think about the trek you really want to do! Not just what you think you can do. Often, we sell ourselves short or we lack belief in what we’re truly capable of. This is your chance to do something amazing and it’ll be well worth the effort to get fit and reach that summit! It could be life-changing!

Trek ‘Level of Difficulty’

Each of our most popular treks show the level of difficulty, in relation to each other.

Easiest Treks

Easiest treks are just what they say. They’re the easiest, lowest altitude treks you’ll find in the Nepal Himalaya! You can still expect to trek for 1-3 days, but not above 2,000m/6,500ft. With this level of effort, you can still enjoy some spectacular Himalayan mountain views! Ask us about organising a shorter trek for you.

Easier Treks

Easier treks are mostly steady walking, with an occasional moderate climb. If you’re short of time or concerned about the physical demands of trekking in Nepal, Ghorepani Poon Hill is a great option. It’s one of our shortest and lowest altitude treks. Making it accessible to anyone with a moderate level of fitness. Poon Hill is one of the most popular vantage points in the Himalaya, providing spectacular views of the Annapurna mountains. We guarantee it will take your breath away!

Poon Hill Trek - one of the best vamtage points in the Himalaya with magnificent views of Mount Dhaulagiri and the Annapurnas

Moderate Treks

Moderate treks are mostly intermediate level walking, with some challenging climbs. Our popular treks to Annapurna Base Camp and Tengboche to see stunning views of Everest are both moderate. You trek right into the heart of the Himalaya up to around 4,000m/13,000ft and enjoy spectacular views. Yet you walk for less days and without climbing to the highest passes.

Challenging Treks

Challenging treks include some strenuous climbs to summit or cross high mountains and passes. They also tend to be longer treks that require a good level of stamina. Push yourself to the limit on the famous Annapurna Circuit or cross Everest Base Camp off your bucket list!

Mount Everest from Kala Patthar, Everest Region

Very Challenging Treks

Very challenging treks are longer treks crossing multiple high mountain passes. You need an excellent level of fitness to partake in these treks.

If you’re still unsure about your fitness level to trek Nepal, get in touch and we’ll talk you through your options. If an example itinerary doesn’t exist for the trek you’ve got in mind, ask us about the level of difficulty.

As trekking in Nepal grows in popularity, prices are increasing. However, you can still trek in Nepal for a reasonable price compared with many other overseas adventure holiday destinations. So, how much does it cost to trek in Nepal?

Different trekking regions vary in price. However you can trek from as little as USD $55 per person per day, all inclusive (guide, porter, transport, accommodation and meals during your trek). We calculate the cost of your trip package based on your customised itinerary, travel preference and the number of people trekking. Naturally, the more people trekking with you, the cheaper it will be.

You’ll find our prices are extremely competitive and we guarantee that you won’t find better service anywhere else!

You Choose Your Travel Preference

We aim to create all inclusive customised itineraries to suit your budget. That’s why we ask you about your travel preference. With us, you can choose a budget option that includes basic facilities and services. Or a mid-range option that offers a bit more comfort yet still for a great value price. It’s important to understand that the standard of accommodation on the trekking trails is always very basic.

Regardless of whether you’re a budget or mid-range traveler, we’ll let you know your options. Having this information upfront just helps us to provide an itinerary and quote that more closely meets your expectations.

How can I Reduce the Cost to Trek in Nepal?

  • Trek with friends! The more people that trek, often the cheaper the price. For example, if six people are trekking, six people share the cost of the guide and transport. It’s therefore significantly cheaper than trekking with just two people.
  • Take a bus instead of a flight. To trek in the Everest region, you must fly in and out of Lukla. (Unless you walk into the national park, which takes a few extra days depending on where you start). So, treks in Everest are more expensive than those in the Annapurna region. If you’re trekking in the Annapurna or another region, taking a bus will add time to your itinerary, but it will also reduce the cost noticeably.
  • Tell us that you’re a budget traveler, so that we can keep costs as low as possible!

It’s possible to trek Nepal without a guide on the unrestricted trails and lots of people do. The trails are usually clear and easy to follow, although we’d highly recommend you take a good map with you.

If you decide to trek Nepal without a guide, it’s a bit cheaper. After all, you’re not paying for a guide. You may also choose not to pay porters to carry your backpacks. You pay for other things included in trip packages like transport, accommodation and food directly. Sometimes you might end up paying more for these things, as you have no relationship or agreement in place with business owners.

You organise your own transport and find your own food and accommodation along the trails. Decide your own daily agenda and trek at your own pace – very fast or super slow, and take breaks when you want. Sounds great right?!

I’m Anna from Team Nepalorama. I’ve trekked in Nepal myself with and without a guide. Having experienced both options, I’ll never trek Nepal without a guide again – here’s why…

Krishna and Anna - Team Nepalorama together in Nepal

The Benefits of Trekking With a Guide and Why we Recommend it!

  • When you walk out of Kathmandu airport, you’ll discover a sea of people waiting to offer you their services. It can be quite daunting and I find it’s much easier to simply look for my guide (who is holding a sign). Once I’ve found my guide I know I’m in safe hands and everything will be taken care of including transport to Thamel and my hotel accommodation. I can just relax and enjoy the crazy sights of Kathmandu!
  • I don’t have to worry about, or spend lots of time organising trekking permits, because my guide has already organised them for me.
  • My accommodation on the trek is guaranteed. This is really important in high season, as the demand is higher than the availability. When you trek with a guide/company, they make the reservations in advance to make sure you have a bed. It’s not possible to book ahead without a guide, you just have to turn up and hope for the best.
  • Your guide takes your food orders and settles the bill (food based on your travel preference is included when you’re trekking). It’s much easier than trying to do these things yourself. Instead, you can sit back and relax after a tough walk!
  • Your guide will organise trustworthy porters to carry your bags. Again, it’s more difficult to make arrangements yourself, but not impossible! When I’ve trekked without a guide, I’ve carried my own backpack.
  • Most importantly for me, when I trek in Nepal, I’m on holiday! It’s a challenging adventure, as opposed to lying on the beach! But I still want to feel looked after. I don’t want to think about where I’m going to eat and sleep each day. Instead, I want to focus on the trekking itself and the stunning nature in the Himalaya, which for me, invokes a sense of deep self-reflection.

If You Choose to Trek Nepal Without a Guide

  • Make sure you’re fit to trek. Trekking is challenging and trekking guides are skilled to look after all members of a group, providing encouragement when needed. Without a guide looking out for you, you want to make sure you’re in peak condition to trek.
  • You must carry a very good map with you and pay attention to it. You also need to keep a close eye on the weather and know when to stop for the day.
  • Make sure you have all the equipment you need including a good first aid kit.
  • You must build sufficient time to safely acclimatise into your itinerary.
  • Have some knowledge of altitude sickness symptoms and what to look out for. In the event that one of your group is sick, you must take immediate action.
  • Make sure you have comprehensive travel insurance and a way to contact your insurance company in the event of an emergency.
  • In peak season, it’s sensible to carry a tent with you in case you’re unable to find accommodation.

Trekking Nepal with Nepalorama

When you trek with us, you trek on your terms, with your own guide. Whilst we agree your itinerary before you go to Nepal, you still have a lot of flexibility once you’re there. For example, if you want an extra rest break, just ask your guide! If you want to start a bit later one morning, just ask your guide! If you want to walk further one day, just ask your guide! You get the idea!

We may not be able to fulfill every request, but we’ll explain why and of course our guides will do everything possible to make sure your trek feels just right for you!

Health and safety

Altitude sickness can affect anyone, regardless of their experience or fitness level. We insist on designing an itinerary that allows enough time for you to acclimatise during your trek. There’s a safe limit that we can ascend daily. So, some trekking days will be shorter than others.

We recommend that you read our complete guide to altitude sickness when trekking Nepal, but at the very least you need to know and remember the symptoms listed here.

Common symptoms to remember and look out for include:

  • Headache
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Dizziness
  • Tiredness
  • Loss of appetite
  • Shortness of breath

If you show any signs of altitude sickness when trekking Nepal, for your own safety we’ll take immediate action to descend quickly. This is the most effective treatment in the absence of a medical facility. You must talk to your guide or porter immediately if you’re feeling unwell.

Some longer treks have rest days built in. Don’t worry – we’ll still trek to some stunning places and vantage points! But we’ll return to sleep in the same place. This will help you to acclimatise to the high altitude.

There are things that you can do to take care of yourself during your trek. It helps if you drink a lot of water and avoid alcohol, especially at high altitudes.

Altitude Sickness Medication

Medication exists called Acetazolamide, commonly known by its trade name Diamox. It’s used for the treatment and prevention of altitude sickness. We’re unable to provide this, as it’s a prescription medicine. If you’re interested in taking this medication, either as a preventative or in the event of altitude sickness symptoms, please speak with your doctor or medical professional before you leave home.

For more information about altitude sickness when trekking Nepal, don’t forget to read our complete guide or you can visit this website.

Seek Advice From Your Medical Professional

When you travel to any foreign country, you need to be aware of the health risks. We recommend that you visit your doctor or health professional at least four to six weeks before you fly to discuss the health risks in Nepal. They’ll let you know if you need any vaccinations or other preventative measures (including for altitude sickness).

In some countries you can find a ‘Travel Doctor’ with special knowledge about health risks when traveling. It’s also worth checking your own Government’s foreign travel advice about traveling to Nepal.

Seek advice about what to take in your first aid kit and keep in mind that food poisoning can occur. So, it’s likely you’ll want something for that! Ice in a drink is often the culprit, so avoid it unless you’re fully confident that it’s safe to drink.

Your health and safety is our top priority, so we’ll do all we can to take great care of you!

Altitude Sickness

Altitude sickness can affect anyone, regardless of their experience or fitness level. We insist on designing an itinerary that allows enough time for you to acclimatise during your trek. There is a safe limit that we can ascend daily. So, some trekking days will be shorter than others.

It’s important to know the symptoms of altitude sickness so you know what to look out for. It’s also possible to speak to your medical professional about preventative medication. Find more information about altitude sickness in our Complete Guide.

Travel Insurance

Medical treatment is expensive, and scarce in remote areas of Nepal. Trekking can be very challenging and there are several health risks in Nepal that could affect you. That’s why we strongly recommend that you purchase comprehensive travel insurance to cover your trip. Trekking in Nepal can be dangerous, especially at high altitudes. We need to be sure that in the event of an emergency, we can take action quickly. Find more information about travel insurance in this FAQ.

Disaster Struck Nepal in April 2015

You may have some concerns about doing a trek in Nepal after the earthquake in 2015. You’d be right, because Nepal is in a major earthquake zone. In April 2015, a huge earthquake struck and nearly 9,000 people were killed. Our founder Krishna lost his home as well as hundreds of thousands of Nepalis. Krishna felt many large aftershocks. In fact, his family slept in a field under canvas for many months after, for fear of another large earthquake. Needless to say, it was unsafe to trek in many areas of Nepal for at least one year after.

The avalanche site in Langtang - Trekking after the Nepal Earthquake
The avalanche site in Langtang

Some of the popular trekking trails including the Annapurna Circuit and Annapurna Base Camp weren’t affected by the earthquake. Those mainly affected were in the Everest and Manaslu regions, and most significantly in the Langtang region of Nepal. Langtang village was completely destroyed by a massive landslide. 243 people lost their lives including 41 foreign trekkers.

Today!

Today, you’ll find everything is back to normal in Nepal. Trekking after the Nepal earthquake is much the same as before. Although you’ll still see ruins and debris left over from the earthquake and some trails have been diverted.

All the trekking trails are open and thriving. Langtang village has been completely rebuilt further along the trail. We trekked in the Langtang Valley in January 2018. You can read our blog to find out what it’s like after the earthquake.

Tourism in Nepal has recovered well. Tourist numbers are equal to those before the earthquake and increasing annually. So, now is a great time to trek Nepal whilst many trekking trails still remain untouched!

Nepal is in a Major Earthquake Zone

It’s important for you to understand that Nepal is in a major earthquake zone. The country remains at risk from earthquakes. Your safety is our top priority and our guide will instruct you in the event of an earthquake.

Updated 13 September 2019

For your own safety, we strongly recommend that you purchase comprehensive travel insurance for trekking Nepal. Your policy should cover your trek and any extra time you’re planning to spend in Nepal. Trekking Nepal can be dangerous, especially at high altitudes. So, we want to be able to act fast in the event of an emergency. If you’ve purchased suitable travel insurance for trekking, it’s easy to request fast emergency assistance.

Travel Insurance for Trekking Nepal to Include Helicopter Evacuation

Your policy needs to include helicopter evacuation above the highest altitude on your trek (e.g. above 4,130m/13,550ft for Annapurna Base Camp). Some people need to be airlifted out of the Himalaya mountains. Either because of altitude sickness, or an injury. Even with a sprained ankle, it’s unlikely you’ll be able to complete your trek. So, it’s simply not worth the risk to trek in Nepal without travel insurance.

Increasing Premiums

Travel insurance providers around the world have been hit with an extremely high number of claims in Nepal. It is alleged that some local businesses act fraudulently to profit from unnecessary helicopter evacuations. As a result, premiums have increased to cover the cost of claims. You can read more in this article.

We’ve always purchased this insurance policy with World Nomads. However, they’ve also had to increase their premiums recently. So, we recommend that you shop around for the most reasonable policy. But please make sure that it covers helicopter evacuation – yours could be a real emergency.

Naturally, it’s your responsibility to ensure the policy you buy covers all your requirements. Also, that you follow the requirements of your insurance provider when making a claim.

Email Your Certificate

It’s helpful if you email your certificate of insurance to us before you trek. Then we can act fast in the event of an emergency as we’ll already have the details.

Trekking Nepal is a big deal! You put your complete trust in a stranger to guide you in the mighty Himalaya. Not a decision to be taken lightly. If you trek with a guide that isn’t very good or that you don’t get along with, it could ruin your trip. That’s why it’s critical for you to trek with a trustworthy Nepal trekking guide.

We’ve been there and we understand how important it is to have the very best possible trekking guide. Your guide needs to speak good English, be very experienced, knowledgeable and friendly. But if he’s no fun to be around, your trip won’t be the same!

That’s why Krishna carefully selects all our guides himself.

“I choose the very best guides who are just like me! They all have lots of experience trekking all over Nepal. They are very professional, but they are also very kind, friendly people.” Krishna – Founder of Nepalorama Trekking

We know our clients love Krishna, they’ve said so in many client reviews on our website and on Trip Advisor! So, we know all the things that make the very best trekking guide and we make sure all our guides tick these boxes!

Krishna has known all our guides for many years. In fact one of our guides Ramesh is Krishna’s brother! Krishna has trekked with each and every one of our guides, so he knows exactly how they operate. For us, service is everything. Both before and during your trek. It’s really important that your guide provides great service, as well as being experienced, knowledgeable and fun!

How do we Choose a Guide for Your Trek?

We consider the average age of the people trekking. All our guides are wonderful, but sometimes a younger group may prefer to trek with a younger guide. Likewise an older group may prefer an older guide!

It’s important to make sure your guide knows your trekking route intimately. Some guides have spent more time guiding treks in particular regions than others. So, we select a guide who knows your trek and the business owners along the trail exceptionally well!

If you have special requests, we try and accommodate these. For example, if you are an avid nature lover, we can match you with a guide who has good knowledge of nature in the Himalaya.

Our Commitment to You

We guarantee that with us, you’ll trek with a trustworthy Nepal trekking guide and you’ll be in the safest hands with them. We also guarantee that your guide will do everything possible to make sure you have an amazing, authentic experience in Nepal.

Meet our Nepalorama Guides!

Read our Nepal trekking guide interviews with Krishna, Bibek, Ramesh and Buddhi. More interviews coming soon!

Preparation

If you’re not sure what to wear for trekking Nepal, let us make it simple for you! You’ll be dusty, sweaty and muddy in no time and will forget what you look like. So dress for comfort not vanity!

I love the feeling of getting back to basics when trekking Nepal. My clothes are dirty (and smelly!), my hair desperately needs washing and I’m wearing no makeup. I’m ‘au naturel’ – just like the stunning Himalaya.

We recommend that you wear whatever clothing is really comfortable. If you’re not sure, do a test run as you’re working on getting trekking fit for Nepal!

What to Wear for Trekking Nepal

Bring several layers of clothing, including very warm layers. If they’re breathable, even better. As you’ll be cold, warm and perspiring all at the same time!

We think a down jacket is a must. They’re much lighter to carry than traditional coats, yet keep you really warm. You’ll need hiking trousers/pants, and tops that you can layer depending on the temperature. We love merino or polypropylene thermal underwear that can be worn under your trekking clothes to keep you extra warm.

Comfortable hiking boots are essential and it’s best for you to break them in before you come to Nepal. If not, bring some blister treatment!

What to Wear for Trekking Nepal - Anna
Me – Anna from Team Nepalorama proving that it’s not a fashion parade!
I’m wearing layers, a light down jacket, my favorite merino thermals, comfortable hiking shorts and my well worn boots!

You might think you need several sets of hiking clothes for your trek. Once upon a time, I made this mistake when I didn’t really know what to wear for trekking Nepal! The reality is, you’ll likely wear the same clothes for most of your trek, with the exception of your underwear. So be careful not to over-pack. You need a maximum of two changes of clothes and just one for shorter treks (4-9 days).

When I trek for a week, I don’t change my outer clothes (apart from in the evenings!). It’s a bit nasty putting them back on each morning, but after five minutes I’m back in the rhythm and my clothes are comfortably rocking the Himalaya with me!

See our packing list for more information about what you need to take with you.

These are the things you need for trekking Nepal – it’s a comprehensive list. You need to find a balance between having everything you need and traveling light! If in doubt, leave it out!

As soon as you arrive in Nepal, you’ll likely be tempted by all the amazing things you can buy for low prices. But wait until after your trek to shop ’til you drop and fill up your backpack with colourful souvenirs and gifts!

We recommend that your backpack weighs no more than 12-13kg, as our porters can safely carry a maximum of 25kg each and we assign one between two people (unless you pay for an extra porter). It’s possible to leave some of your things at your hotel in Kathmandu or Pokhara, and pick them up after your trek. Only take the things you need for trekking Nepal with you on the trek. Leave everything else behind.

You don’t need to get everything before you arrive in Nepal. It’s often cheaper to buy your equipment in Nepal and there’s always time for a bit of shopping before your trek! Your guide can help you get what you need.

Things you Need for Trekking Nepal – Our Tried and Tested Packing List!

Things you Need for Trekking Nepal - Well Worn Hiking Boots

MUST haves! These are the things you MUST pack:

  • Backpack and day pack, so you can keep essentials on hand.
  • Hiking boots (wear them several times before the trek if possible to break them in).
  • Down jacket – it’s possible to hire a down jacket in Nepal, but the quality can really vary. Therefore we recommend that you bring your own, or buy your own for a great price when you arrive in Nepal.
  • Rain jacket.
  • Sleeping bag (approximately -10˚C to 15˚C); many of the teahouses supply a blanket but you don’t want to risk being cold at night. It’s possible to hire a good quality sleeping bag in Nepal for around $2 per day.
  • Maximum of two sets of comfortable hiking clothes (one for shorter treks) including very warm layers. You might feel like you’ll want fresh, clean clothes every couple of days. But once you start trekking, you’ll realise it’s just not important as your clean clothes will soil within minutes!
  • Warm hat, scarf and gloves.
  • Camera.
  • Sunscreen and sunglasses – all year round.
  • Beeswax lip balm (if you usually use lip balm).
  • Head torch.
  • Ear plugs – teahouses have very thin walls!
  • Reusable drinking bottle and water purification tablets – plastic bottles destroy nature.
  • First aid kit.

SHOULD haves! These are the things you SHOULD pack:

  • Trekking poles – again it’s possible to hire these, but it’s actually cheaper to buy your own when you arrive in Nepal. Then you’ll have them for next time!
  • Spare light/comfortable shoes to wear in the evenings, flip flops come in handy too.
  • One set of comfortable, warm clothes for the evenings/sleeping – fleece or merino is great!
  • Secure padlock for your room, often teahouse rooms don’t have locks on the doors.
  • Biodegradable personal hygiene wipes – the very best way to stay hygienic without facing icy cold showers!
  • Basic toiletries (miniatures) – trust us, you won’t need any makeup!
  • Toilet roll.
  • Hand sanitiser.
  • Sweet snacks or energy gels to give you a boost when you need it most!

NICE to haves! These are the things that are NICE to have but not essential:

  • A book/e-reader/notebook and pen/pack of cards to entertain you in the evenings.
  • Binoculars – you won’t believe the beauty of the Himalayan peaks up close!
  • Compeed Anti Blister Stick – use this every morning to help prevent blisters.
  • Hand and Foot Warmers – when yours hands or feet just won’t warm up, these are perfect to take off the chill! Available in most sports/outdoor recreation shops.
  • Berocca (or similar effervescent vitamin drink) – I put one in my bottle of water daily. It tastes great and boosts my immune system at the same time.
  • Biodegradable nappy bags – take a handful for your own rubbish. It’s difficult to dispose of rubbish when you’re trekking and you don’t want to leave it behind.

Trekking in Nepal is not a fashion parade! So, only bring what you need and enjoy being at one with nature! Even if you don’t usually leave the house without make-up on, you’ll quickly learn to love it!

When you choose a trek, you need to have confidence that your current fitness level to trek Nepal is good enough to meet the challenging conditions you’ll find here. Even if you’re used to long, multi-day hikes at home, it can be quite different at high altitude. Don’t be put off! We really think that most people can do a trek in Nepal with the right training and a great guide!

There are many options for those with a moderate fitness level to trek Nepal. So, if you exercise regularly, there will almost certainly be a trek for you! We’ve met trekkers over the age of 70 on the easier trails like Ghorepani Poon Hill. We regularly see families with older children trekking too.

Every trek has some tough uphill climbs. It’s the only way you’ll see some of the beautiful mountain views on offer! So if you don’t walk very often (including uphill), we recommend that you make a plan to get trekking fit before you come to Nepal.

Longer treks, crossing high-mountain passes demand a much higher fitness level. So you’ll only want to choose one of these treks if you’ve already got a really high fitness level.

You’ve got a great opportunity to think about the trek you really want to do! Not just what you think you can do. Often, we sell ourselves short or we lack belief in what we’re truly capable of. This is your chance to do something amazing and it’ll be well worth the effort to get fit and reach that summit! It could be life-changing!

Trek ‘Level of Difficulty’

Each of our most popular treks show the level of difficulty, in relation to each other.

Easiest Treks

Easiest treks are just what they say. They’re the easiest, lowest altitude treks you’ll find in the Nepal Himalaya! You can still expect to trek for 1-3 days, but not above 2,000m/6,500ft. With this level of effort, you can still enjoy some spectacular Himalayan mountain views! Ask us about organising a shorter trek for you.

Easier Treks

Easier treks are mostly steady walking, with an occasional moderate climb. If you’re short of time or concerned about the physical demands of trekking in Nepal, Ghorepani Poon Hill is a great option. It’s one of our shortest and lowest altitude treks. Making it accessible to anyone with a moderate level of fitness. Poon Hill is one of the most popular vantage points in the Himalaya, providing spectacular views of the Annapurna mountains. We guarantee it will take your breath away!

Poon Hill Trek - one of the best vamtage points in the Himalaya with magnificent views of Mount Dhaulagiri and the Annapurnas

Moderate Treks

Moderate treks are mostly intermediate level walking, with some challenging climbs. Our popular treks to Annapurna Base Camp and Tengboche to see stunning views of Everest are both moderate. You trek right into the heart of the Himalaya up to around 4,000m/13,000ft and enjoy spectacular views. Yet you walk for less days and without climbing to the highest passes.

Challenging Treks

Challenging treks include some strenuous climbs to summit or cross high mountains and passes. They also tend to be longer treks that require a good level of stamina. Push yourself to the limit on the famous Annapurna Circuit or cross Everest Base Camp off your bucket list!

Mount Everest from Kala Patthar, Everest Region

Very Challenging Treks

Very challenging treks are longer treks crossing multiple high mountain passes. You need an excellent level of fitness to partake in these treks.

If you’re still unsure about your fitness level to trek Nepal, get in touch and we’ll talk you through your options. If an example itinerary doesn’t exist for the trek you’ve got in mind, ask us about the level of difficulty.

Yes, we’ll organise a porter to carry your backpack. We include this cost in your quote, so you don’t have to pay extra providing your backpack is not ‘overweight’ (please see below).

Trekking Nepal is challenging and even harder if you’re carrying your own backpack. It’s much easier for you to put one foot in front of the other and enjoy the stunning scenery, if you’ve only got a small day pack to worry about! (That is unless you’re very fit and you’re used to strenuous hiking with a backpack).

There are many porters in Nepal. It’s the way most including our founder Krishna start their careers in the very popular Nepal trekking industry. We carefully select each of our porters in Nepal (many are from Krishna’s extended family) and we ensure they’re safely up to the task. We also include porter insurance in our quotes, to protect our porters in the event of an accident or emergency.

Porters in Nepal - Krishna
Krishna on porter duty!

How Much Weight Can my Porter Carry?

The recommended weight for porters to safely carry is 25kg and we assign one porter between two people (unless you pay to have an extra porter). When you think about it, 25kg is already a very heavy load to carry, especially when you’re trekking in the Himalaya! Therefore we ask that you make sure your backpack weighs no more than 12-13kg.

We’ve trekked in Nepal many times and we think you can easily take what you need and be within 13kg. Especially when you can also carry things in your own day pack. If you’re not sure about what to take on the trek, have a look at our packing list here.

You don’t have to take everything with you. It’s always possible to leave some things (including a clean change of clothes) at your hotel or at our office in Kathmandu – just ask us.

As part of our responsible trekking policy, it’s our priority to be fair to our porters and to compensate them for carrying heavier loads. So, please note that if your backpack weighs more than 13kg, we will charge you extra and this money will be paid directly to your porter.

Extra Charges to Pay if Your Backpack is Overweight

We will weigh your backpack before your trek starts. If it weighs more than 13kg (or 26kg if you’ve paid to have your own porter), we will charge you $1 per extra kilo per day. So, if you have an extra 3 kilos and you are trekking for 10 days, we will charge you an extra $30, which will be paid in cash directly to your porter.

If you would like to know about the cost to have one porter for yourself (to carry up to 26kg), just let us know. We’ll happily provide a revised quote. This could work out much cheaper depending on how much you plan to take with you.

Essentials to Keep With You

You still need to carry a day pack, as there are some essentials you need to keep with you including:

  • Water.
  • Water purification tablets.
  • Hand sanitiser.
  • Toilet roll.
  • A snack to give you a boost when you need it!
  • An extra layer of warm clothing.
  • Rain jacket if there’s a risk of rain – your guide will let you know.
  • A hat (warm hat if it’s cold, sun hat if it’s sunny and hot!).
  • Sunglasses (all year round) – the glare from the snow in winter can be quite literally blinding.
  • Sun screen (all year round).
  • Camera to snap all those incredible mountain views!

Each morning, pack these essentials in your day pack and put everything else in your backpack.

Please note that often your porters will walk ahead of the group, so you may not have access to the contents of your backpack, until you arrive at your destination.

Yes – Leave it to us!

Yes, you need trekking permits for Nepal. Each region has a different requirement, but don’t worry, we’ll organise your trekking permits for you. We usually obtain your permits before you arrive. However, if you’re trekking in the Manaslu or Upper Mustang* regions, we need your original passport to obtain your permit. We’ll build time into your itinerary to arrange your permit when you arrive in Nepal, before your trek starts.

*Please note that Upper Mustang is a highly regulated area and trekking permits for this region cost $500 (Restricted Area Permit) +$20 (ACAP) for a maximum stay of 10 days. Therefore, treks in this region are significantly more expensive.

Trekking Permits for Nepal

When you book with us, we’ll let you know exactly what information we need and the things you need to prepare for your trip to Nepal.

All trekking permits for Nepal are included in our quotes, so you don’t need to pay extra. Just provide the information we ask for once your booking is confirmed.

Police Check Points

Each trekking trail includes at least one check point, where local police or military will check your trekking permit to make sure it’s valid. Some check points also conduct thorough bag searches.

Clear Digital Copies

We usually need a scanned copy of the passport details page and a scanned copy of a passport photo (or similar), for each trekker.

It really helps us if you send through high resolution, clear scanned images.

Altitude sickness can affect anyone, regardless of their experience or fitness level. We insist on designing an itinerary that allows enough time for you to acclimatise during your trek. There’s a safe limit that we can ascend daily. So, some trekking days will be shorter than others.

We recommend that you read our complete guide to altitude sickness when trekking Nepal, but at the very least you need to know and remember the symptoms listed here.

Common symptoms to remember and look out for include:

  • Headache
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Dizziness
  • Tiredness
  • Loss of appetite
  • Shortness of breath

If you show any signs of altitude sickness when trekking Nepal, for your own safety we’ll take immediate action to descend quickly. This is the most effective treatment in the absence of a medical facility. You must talk to your guide or porter immediately if you’re feeling unwell.

Some longer treks have rest days built in. Don’t worry – we’ll still trek to some stunning places and vantage points! But we’ll return to sleep in the same place. This will help you to acclimatise to the high altitude.

There are things that you can do to take care of yourself during your trek. It helps if you drink a lot of water and avoid alcohol, especially at high altitudes.

Altitude Sickness Medication

Medication exists called Acetazolamide, commonly known by its trade name Diamox. It’s used for the treatment and prevention of altitude sickness. We’re unable to provide this, as it’s a prescription medicine. If you’re interested in taking this medication, either as a preventative or in the event of altitude sickness symptoms, please speak with your doctor or medical professional before you leave home.

For more information about altitude sickness when trekking Nepal, don’t forget to read our complete guide or you can visit this website.

Seek Advice From Your Medical Professional

When you travel to any foreign country, you need to be aware of the health risks. We recommend that you visit your doctor or health professional at least four to six weeks before you fly to discuss the health risks in Nepal. They’ll let you know if you need any vaccinations or other preventative measures (including for altitude sickness).

In some countries you can find a ‘Travel Doctor’ with special knowledge about health risks when traveling. It’s also worth checking your own Government’s foreign travel advice about traveling to Nepal.

Seek advice about what to take in your first aid kit and keep in mind that food poisoning can occur. So, it’s likely you’ll want something for that! Ice in a drink is often the culprit, so avoid it unless you’re fully confident that it’s safe to drink.

Your health and safety is our top priority, so we’ll do all we can to take great care of you!

Altitude Sickness

Altitude sickness can affect anyone, regardless of their experience or fitness level. We insist on designing an itinerary that allows enough time for you to acclimatise during your trek. There is a safe limit that we can ascend daily. So, some trekking days will be shorter than others.

It’s important to know the symptoms of altitude sickness so you know what to look out for. It’s also possible to speak to your medical professional about preventative medication. Find more information about altitude sickness in our Complete Guide.

Travel Insurance

Medical treatment is expensive, and scarce in remote areas of Nepal. Trekking can be very challenging and there are several health risks in Nepal that could affect you. That’s why we strongly recommend that you purchase comprehensive travel insurance to cover your trip. Trekking in Nepal can be dangerous, especially at high altitudes. We need to be sure that in the event of an emergency, we can take action quickly. Find more information about travel insurance in this FAQ.

Updated 13 September 2019

For your own safety, we strongly recommend that you purchase comprehensive travel insurance for trekking Nepal. Your policy should cover your trek and any extra time you’re planning to spend in Nepal. Trekking Nepal can be dangerous, especially at high altitudes. So, we want to be able to act fast in the event of an emergency. If you’ve purchased suitable travel insurance for trekking, it’s easy to request fast emergency assistance.

Travel Insurance for Trekking Nepal to Include Helicopter Evacuation

Your policy needs to include helicopter evacuation above the highest altitude on your trek (e.g. above 4,130m/13,550ft for Annapurna Base Camp). Some people need to be airlifted out of the Himalaya mountains. Either because of altitude sickness, or an injury. Even with a sprained ankle, it’s unlikely you’ll be able to complete your trek. So, it’s simply not worth the risk to trek in Nepal without travel insurance.

Increasing Premiums

Travel insurance providers around the world have been hit with an extremely high number of claims in Nepal. It is alleged that some local businesses act fraudulently to profit from unnecessary helicopter evacuations. As a result, premiums have increased to cover the cost of claims. You can read more in this article.

We’ve always purchased this insurance policy with World Nomads. However, they’ve also had to increase their premiums recently. So, we recommend that you shop around for the most reasonable policy. But please make sure that it covers helicopter evacuation – yours could be a real emergency.

Naturally, it’s your responsibility to ensure the policy you buy covers all your requirements. Also, that you follow the requirements of your insurance provider when making a claim.

Email Your Certificate

It’s helpful if you email your certificate of insurance to us before you trek. Then we can act fast in the event of an emergency as we’ll already have the details.

Updated 26 December 2018.

Yes, you need a visa to enter Nepal.

What to Prepare Before You Go

You’ll need to prepare these things in advance, to make sure your visa to enter Nepal is processed quickly and easily.

  • Your passport with at least six months validity, and a blank page.
  • A photocopy of your passport details page and a passport photo (if you haven’t completed the Online Tourist Visa Form mentioned below).
  • Currency in USD to pay the visa fee ($25 for 15 days, $40 for 30 days).

We recommend that you complete the Online Tourist Visa Form* available from 15 days before you arrive in Nepal. (But don’t worry, if you’re only just reading this, it’s also possible to complete the form at a kiosk when you arrive). If you do complete this form online and upload a digital photo, you don’t need to bring a passport photo. But you still need to bring a photocopy of your passport details page, just in case.

Once completed, you won’t receive an email confirmation. Instead, you need to print the confirmation form for presentation on arrival (see example below).

Example of Nepal Online Tourist Visa Confirmation

*I’ve recently completed the form online and found it to be somewhat unstable, although I got there in the end. Check that you have a good internet connection before you begin. Test that the form is working properly by making sure the calendar pops up when you click in the ‘date’ fields.

On Arrival at Kathmandu

When you arrive at Kathmandu airport, you’ll need to follow this process to get your visa to enter Nepal:

  1. Fill in an Arrivals Card, then proceed to a kiosk to complete a Tourist Visa form (if you haven’t completed the online process at home).
  2. Make your payment at the ‘Bank’ and obtain a receipt.
  3. Proceed to the Immigration desk with all your documents.

We’ll review our information frequently. However we recommend that you refer to the Nepal Department of Immigration for the most up to date information available.

Arriving in Kathmandu – Step by Step

For more information about what to expect when you arrive at Kathmandu Tribhuvan Airport, read our blog.

Once you’ve confirmed your booking, we’ll ask you to provide the following documentation for trekking Nepal:

Flight Details

We need international flight arrival and departure details to organise your airport transfers. When you arrive in Kathmandu, Krishna or your guide will be waiting for you with a sign.

Passport Details for Trekking Permits

Where possible we’ll organise your trekking permits before you arrive in Nepal. This is really important if you’re flying into Kathmandu and then directly to Pokhara.

Annapurna Region – we need a scanned copy of each trekker’s passport details page and a high quality scanned photo of each trekker.

Everest Region – we need a scanned copy of each trekker’s passport details page.

Langtang Region – we need a scanned copy of each trekker’s passport details page.

Manaslu Region* – we need your original passports to obtain your trekking permits for the restricted area of Manaslu. Please also bring two passport photos of each trekker for your permits.

Upper Mustang Region* – we need your original passports to obtain your trekking permits for the restricted area of Upper Mustang. Please also bring two passport photos of each trekker for your permits.

*We’ll need to build a day into your itinerary to wait for your permits to be processed. We usually plan sightseeing in Kathmandu so you can enjoy some of the seven UNESCO World Heritage Sites while you wait!

We need these documents at least 14 days before you’re due to arrive in Nepal. This gives us time to reserve your domestic flights and organise your trekking permits.

Trekker Emergency Information Form

We ask each trekker to complete this online form before leaving home. It’s important for us to keep this information on file, so that we can take action quickly and easily in the event of an emergency.

Travel Insurance Certificate

Whilst it’s not mandatory, we strongly recommend that you purchase comprehensive travel insurance for your trip. You can email a copy of your certificate to us, or just include the details in your trekker emergency information form.

 

 

It’s possible to trek Nepal without a guide on the unrestricted trails and lots of people do. The trails are usually clear and easy to follow, although we’d highly recommend you take a good map with you.

If you decide to trek Nepal without a guide, it’s a bit cheaper. After all, you’re not paying for a guide. You may also choose not to pay porters to carry your backpacks. You pay for other things included in trip packages like transport, accommodation and food directly. Sometimes you might end up paying more for these things, as you have no relationship or agreement in place with business owners.

You organise your own transport and find your own food and accommodation along the trails. Decide your own daily agenda and trek at your own pace – very fast or super slow, and take breaks when you want. Sounds great right?!

I’m Anna from Team Nepalorama. I’ve trekked in Nepal myself with and without a guide. Having experienced both options, I’ll never trek Nepal without a guide again – here’s why…

Krishna and Anna - Team Nepalorama together in Nepal

The Benefits of Trekking With a Guide and Why we Recommend it!

  • When you walk out of Kathmandu airport, you’ll discover a sea of people waiting to offer you their services. It can be quite daunting and I find it’s much easier to simply look for my guide (who is holding a sign). Once I’ve found my guide I know I’m in safe hands and everything will be taken care of including transport to Thamel and my hotel accommodation. I can just relax and enjoy the crazy sights of Kathmandu!
  • I don’t have to worry about, or spend lots of time organising trekking permits, because my guide has already organised them for me.
  • My accommodation on the trek is guaranteed. This is really important in high season, as the demand is higher than the availability. When you trek with a guide/company, they make the reservations in advance to make sure you have a bed. It’s not possible to book ahead without a guide, you just have to turn up and hope for the best.
  • Your guide takes your food orders and settles the bill (food based on your travel preference is included when you’re trekking). It’s much easier than trying to do these things yourself. Instead, you can sit back and relax after a tough walk!
  • Your guide will organise trustworthy porters to carry your bags. Again, it’s more difficult to make arrangements yourself, but not impossible! When I’ve trekked without a guide, I’ve carried my own backpack.
  • Most importantly for me, when I trek in Nepal, I’m on holiday! It’s a challenging adventure, as opposed to lying on the beach! But I still want to feel looked after. I don’t want to think about where I’m going to eat and sleep each day. Instead, I want to focus on the trekking itself and the stunning nature in the Himalaya, which for me, invokes a sense of deep self-reflection.

If You Choose to Trek Nepal Without a Guide

  • Make sure you’re fit to trek. Trekking is challenging and trekking guides are skilled to look after all members of a group, providing encouragement when needed. Without a guide looking out for you, you want to make sure you’re in peak condition to trek.
  • You must carry a very good map with you and pay attention to it. You also need to keep a close eye on the weather and know when to stop for the day.
  • Make sure you have all the equipment you need including a good first aid kit.
  • You must build sufficient time to safely acclimatise into your itinerary.
  • Have some knowledge of altitude sickness symptoms and what to look out for. In the event that one of your group is sick, you must take immediate action.
  • Make sure you have comprehensive travel insurance and a way to contact your insurance company in the event of an emergency.
  • In peak season, it’s sensible to carry a tent with you in case you’re unable to find accommodation.

Trekking Nepal with Nepalorama

When you trek with us, you trek on your terms, with your own guide. Whilst we agree your itinerary before you go to Nepal, you still have a lot of flexibility once you’re there. For example, if you want an extra rest break, just ask your guide! If you want to start a bit later one morning, just ask your guide! If you want to walk further one day, just ask your guide! You get the idea!

We may not be able to fulfill every request, but we’ll explain why and of course our guides will do everything possible to make sure your trek feels just right for you!

At this stage we don’t supply equipment. To do so, we’d need to increase our prices and actually, it’s very reasonable to buy or hire trekking equipment in Nepal. So, this way everyone benefits from a great value quote, and those that need to can organise equipment when they arrive in Nepal. If you’re not sure what you need, see our tried and tested packing list!

Sleeping Bags

If you’re not bringing your own, you can hire a good quality sleeping bag for around $2 per day in both Kathmandu and Pokhara. You can find them cheaper (around $1 per day) but the quality isn’t the same and you don’t want to end up feeling cold in the high mountains.

Trekking Poles

We recommend that you buy these when you arrive in Kathmandu or Pokhara. You can hire them, but the cost to buy is the same, so you may as well get some you like. Then you can keep them for next time! Expect to pay between $15-$25 for a good quality set of trekking poles.

Water Purification

Buy or hire trekking equipment in Nepal: Aquatabs Water Purification Tablets

Some trekking companies advertise ‘water purification’ as part of their quote package. The reality is, a packet of 50 Aquatabs (the brand we always use) costs less than $3. So, it’s not really an advantage to have these included in your trip package if it increases the overall cost of your trip! You can buy Aquatabs in nearly every small food shop in Kathmandu (Thamel) and Pokhara.

If you haven’t already got your own water bottle, you can pick up a good one for around $5-6. We recommend metal water bottles – they’re more durable and when it’s very cold you can fill them up with boiling water and use them like a hot water bottle in your jacket!

Down Jackets

It is possible to hire a down jacket, but the quality is often below average. If you’re not bringing one with you, ask your guide about where to buy a good quality down jacket for a reasonable price.

Other Equipment

There really is nothing that you can’t organise once you arrive in Nepal. Your guide can advise you of the best places to get what you need. Many people wait to buy or hire trekking equipment in Nepal, because it’s traditionally a lot cheaper. Although as prices slowly increase in Nepal, we’ve noticed that some major sports and outdoor recreation brands like Decathlon are becoming increasingly competitive.

What to expect

You need to check your quote to see exactly which costs are included and excluded in your trip cost. You’ll find that most things are included. However we suggest that you budget roughly an extra USD $200 to cover extra costs. These may include:

  • Lunches and dinners in Kathmandu and Pokhara. Check your quote to see which meals are included.
  • Nepal Entry Visa. Your visa will cost either $25 for 15 days, or $40 for 30 days.
  • Drinking water. We don’t provide drinking water on the trek. We encourage you to respect the environment and use reusable drinking bottles and water purification tablets. It’s also a lot cheaper and it’s safe as long as the water you purify runs clear from the source.
  • Other drinks. All meals included in the itinerary come with a cup of tea or coffee. You need to pay for any other drinks that you order.
  • Overweight backpack. If your backpack weighs more than 13kg, you will need to pay a bit extra to compensate your porter.
  • Tips for your guide and porters. We suggest that you give a tip if you’re happy with the service you’ve received. Whilst we pay our guides and porters fairly, wages in Nepal are still low.
  • Optional extras at your accommodation. In some accommodation you may have an opportunity to pay for WIFI access. It’s normal for teahouses to charge extra for battery charging, since most rooms don’t have power points. Some teahouses have hot showers (or hot buckets of water), or even attached bathrooms available for an extra cost.
  • Additional costs due to unforeseen circumstances. Including flight delays and cancellations (see below), also extra nights in Kathmandu.

Flight Delays (Lukla Airport, Everest)

The Tenzing-Hillary airport at Lukla is in the heart of the mountains. If the weather is bad or the visibility is poor, your flight may be cancelled or delayed. If this happens, your guide will advise the best course of action and adjust your itinerary accordingly. We can usually rework your itinerary easily and still fit everything in.

It’s often possible to transfer your flight to the following day free of charge. However, in the unlikely event that flights are cancelled for consecutive days, we’ll need to make other arrangements. Your guide will advise you of the options and we’ll do everything possible to make sure you can still trek in Nepal. Any extra costs incurred will be your responsibility including any additional night’s accommodation in Kathmandu.

When you choose a trek, you need to have confidence that your current fitness level to trek Nepal is good enough to meet the challenging conditions you’ll find here. Even if you’re used to long, multi-day hikes at home, it can be quite different at high altitude. Don’t be put off! We really think that most people can do a trek in Nepal with the right training and a great guide!

There are many options for those with a moderate fitness level to trek Nepal. So, if you exercise regularly, there will almost certainly be a trek for you! We’ve met trekkers over the age of 70 on the easier trails like Ghorepani Poon Hill. We regularly see families with older children trekking too.

Every trek has some tough uphill climbs. It’s the only way you’ll see some of the beautiful mountain views on offer! So if you don’t walk very often (including uphill), we recommend that you make a plan to get trekking fit before you come to Nepal.

Longer treks, crossing high-mountain passes demand a much higher fitness level. So you’ll only want to choose one of these treks if you’ve already got a really high fitness level.

You’ve got a great opportunity to think about the trek you really want to do! Not just what you think you can do. Often, we sell ourselves short or we lack belief in what we’re truly capable of. This is your chance to do something amazing and it’ll be well worth the effort to get fit and reach that summit! It could be life-changing!

Trek ‘Level of Difficulty’

Each of our most popular treks show the level of difficulty, in relation to each other.

Easiest Treks

Easiest treks are just what they say. They’re the easiest, lowest altitude treks you’ll find in the Nepal Himalaya! You can still expect to trek for 1-3 days, but not above 2,000m/6,500ft. With this level of effort, you can still enjoy some spectacular Himalayan mountain views! Ask us about organising a shorter trek for you.

Easier Treks

Easier treks are mostly steady walking, with an occasional moderate climb. If you’re short of time or concerned about the physical demands of trekking in Nepal, Ghorepani Poon Hill is a great option. It’s one of our shortest and lowest altitude treks. Making it accessible to anyone with a moderate level of fitness. Poon Hill is one of the most popular vantage points in the Himalaya, providing spectacular views of the Annapurna mountains. We guarantee it will take your breath away!

Poon Hill Trek - one of the best vamtage points in the Himalaya with magnificent views of Mount Dhaulagiri and the Annapurnas

Moderate Treks

Moderate treks are mostly intermediate level walking, with some challenging climbs. Our popular treks to Annapurna Base Camp and Tengboche to see stunning views of Everest are both moderate. You trek right into the heart of the Himalaya up to around 4,000m/13,000ft and enjoy spectacular views. Yet you walk for less days and without climbing to the highest passes.

Challenging Treks

Challenging treks include some strenuous climbs to summit or cross high mountains and passes. They also tend to be longer treks that require a good level of stamina. Push yourself to the limit on the famous Annapurna Circuit or cross Everest Base Camp off your bucket list!

Mount Everest from Kala Patthar, Everest Region

Very Challenging Treks

Very challenging treks are longer treks crossing multiple high mountain passes. You need an excellent level of fitness to partake in these treks.

If you’re still unsure about your fitness level to trek Nepal, get in touch and we’ll talk you through your options. If an example itinerary doesn’t exist for the trek you’ve got in mind, ask us about the level of difficulty.

Yes, we’ll organise a porter to carry your backpack. We include this cost in your quote, so you don’t have to pay extra providing your backpack is not ‘overweight’ (please see below).

Trekking Nepal is challenging and even harder if you’re carrying your own backpack. It’s much easier for you to put one foot in front of the other and enjoy the stunning scenery, if you’ve only got a small day pack to worry about! (That is unless you’re very fit and you’re used to strenuous hiking with a backpack).

There are many porters in Nepal. It’s the way most including our founder Krishna start their careers in the very popular Nepal trekking industry. We carefully select each of our porters in Nepal (many are from Krishna’s extended family) and we ensure they’re safely up to the task. We also include porter insurance in our quotes, to protect our porters in the event of an accident or emergency.

Porters in Nepal - Krishna
Krishna on porter duty!

How Much Weight Can my Porter Carry?

The recommended weight for porters to safely carry is 25kg and we assign one porter between two people (unless you pay to have an extra porter). When you think about it, 25kg is already a very heavy load to carry, especially when you’re trekking in the Himalaya! Therefore we ask that you make sure your backpack weighs no more than 12-13kg.

We’ve trekked in Nepal many times and we think you can easily take what you need and be within 13kg. Especially when you can also carry things in your own day pack. If you’re not sure about what to take on the trek, have a look at our packing list here.

You don’t have to take everything with you. It’s always possible to leave some things (including a clean change of clothes) at your hotel or at our office in Kathmandu – just ask us.

As part of our responsible trekking policy, it’s our priority to be fair to our porters and to compensate them for carrying heavier loads. So, please note that if your backpack weighs more than 13kg, we will charge you extra and this money will be paid directly to your porter.

Extra Charges to Pay if Your Backpack is Overweight

We will weigh your backpack before your trek starts. If it weighs more than 13kg (or 26kg if you’ve paid to have your own porter), we will charge you $1 per extra kilo per day. So, if you have an extra 3 kilos and you are trekking for 10 days, we will charge you an extra $30, which will be paid in cash directly to your porter.

If you would like to know about the cost to have one porter for yourself (to carry up to 26kg), just let us know. We’ll happily provide a revised quote. This could work out much cheaper depending on how much you plan to take with you.

Essentials to Keep With You

You still need to carry a day pack, as there are some essentials you need to keep with you including:

  • Water.
  • Water purification tablets.
  • Hand sanitiser.
  • Toilet roll.
  • A snack to give you a boost when you need it!
  • An extra layer of warm clothing.
  • Rain jacket if there’s a risk of rain – your guide will let you know.
  • A hat (warm hat if it’s cold, sun hat if it’s sunny and hot!).
  • Sunglasses (all year round) – the glare from the snow in winter can be quite literally blinding.
  • Sun screen (all year round).
  • Camera to snap all those incredible mountain views!

Each morning, pack these essentials in your day pack and put everything else in your backpack.

Please note that often your porters will walk ahead of the group, so you may not have access to the contents of your backpack, until you arrive at your destination.

There are many different types of accommodation in Nepal. However, there is a big difference between the standard of accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara, compared with the teahouses on the trekking trails.

When you contact us for a quote we’ll ask you about your travel preference. This helps us to determine the standard of accommodation you expect in Kathmandu and Pokhara. Whether you tell us you’re a budget or mid-range traveller, the hotel accommodation in Nepal that we organise will be comfortable, centrally located and great value.

Accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara

Kathmandu and Pokhara offer many options from budget to luxury accommodation. We always book comfortable and clean minimum 3* hotels with an en-suite bathroom, warm/hot shower and flushing toilet. These are things you’ll learn not to take for granted once you start trekking!

We’ll select a hotel based on your travel preference. Feel free to let us know if you have a particular expectation, however we can’t guarantee a specific hotel. We have relationships with several accommodation providers in Kathmandu and Pokhara, which means we can negotiate better deals for our clients.

Accommodation in Nepal - Kathmandu Budget Hotel Room
An example of a budget hotel room in Kathmandu

Kathmandu Hotel Bathroom - Hotel Mountain Gateway

Accommodation in Nepal - Kathmandu Mid-Range Hotel Room
An example of a mid-range hotel room in Kathmandu

Kathmandu Hotel Bathroom - Maya Boutique

Accommodation in Teahouses (During Your Trek)

One of the most common types of accommodation in Nepal is teahouses. With the introduction of teahouses along many of the trekking trails, it’s easier than ever to trek Nepal. We always reserve the best teahouses available, but the standard can vary greatly. The usual sleeping arrangement is a solid bed and foam mattress. If a blanket isn’t provided you can ask your guide to get you one. You’ll be sleeping in your own sleeping bag (you can hire a sleeping bag in Kathmandu or Pokhara), yet an extra layer can come in handy.

Teahouse in Langtang
Teahouse on the Langtang Valley trail
Accommodation in Nepal - Teahouse Room on Langtang Trek
An example of a great room in a Mundu Teahouse, Langtang
Accommodation in Nepal - Teahouse Room on Langtang Trek
An example of a very basic room in a Lama Teahouse, Langtang

Most teahouses have shared toilet facilities, which are usually located outside and are often extremely basic (see below).

Additional washing facilities are not always available, hence biodegradable hygiene wipes are our ‘go to’!

Most teahouses are supplied with cold water from an outside tap, which you can use to wash your hands, feet (after a long, hard trek!) and face. Sometimes you can pay extra for a bucket of hot water or a warm (solar) shower. If you’re at high altitude and it’s very cold, we advise against this. Your body can get cold very fast when you’re wet and it’s hard to get warm again. You don’t want to risk getting sick during your trek.

Attached Bathrooms

The standard of teahouses is slowly improving and some have started offering attached bathrooms for approximately $10 extra per night. Talk to your guide if you are interested in upgrading where there is availability. However we strongly recommend you check the facility first. Some attached bathrooms don’t have running water. Just a toilet and bucket of water to flush. Whilst others have a cold tap, or even a shower (most likely with cold water).

Attached bathroom in Langtang teahouse
An example of an attached bathroom

Toilets in Nepal (During Your Trek)

Toilets in Nepal, like many in Asia are usually holes in the ground that you squat over and flush with a jug of water. The key is to relax all the way down so you’re resting on your calves! If you’re fit enough to trek, you’re probably fit enough to squat low!

The cleanliness of toilets really does vary. Some are sparkly clean and others will turn your stomach. But when you’ve got to go, you’ve got to go. So be brave and get it over with quickly!

The first time you sit on a ‘normal’ toilet once back in Pokhara or Kathmandu will be delightful. It makes all the squatting well worthwhile, unless you’re used to squatting that is!

Accommodation in Nepal - Outside Toilet
Outside toilet

There are other types of accommodation in Nepal as you’d expect. Including luxury retreats, village home-stays and just about everything in between. If you’d like to spend some time in a different type of accommodation in Nepal, let us know. We can build it into your itinerary!

We love the food, including the trekking food in Nepal! Okay, we love all food! But seriously, it’s possible to eat really well in Nepal. There’s always a huge amount to choose from. You’re guaranteed to find something you’ll like and you can eat healthily too. The combination of rice-based meals and vegetables when you’re trekking can help your waistline (I always enjoy getting on the weighing scales after a trek!). But if you’re not worried about that, there are plenty of delicious sweet options too including sweet teas!

Trekking Food in Nepal

Trekking food in Nepal isn’t limited to Nepali dishes. Menus often include Western and Chinese style dishes. You can expect to find pasta, pizza, french fries, chow mein, and many other things you wouldn’t imagine eating in the Nepal Himalaya. These options usually aren’t nearly as good as the real thing, but great if you just fancy a change. In any case, you won’t go hungry!

There are many local dishes that you might like to try. These are Team Nepalorama’s favourite three courses (and drinks)!

Breakfast – Tibetan Bread

Tibetan bread is a traditional homemade flatbread, available in every teahouse. You can enjoy it cooked plain and served with an omelette or fried egg on top. Or, if you’ve got a sweet tooth, order it fried and served with honey. Whether you want a sweet or savory breakfast, Tibetan bread is the answer – it’s really delicious and filling!

Trekking food in Nepal - Tibetan Bread
Fried Tibetan bread with honey

Lunch – Momo

Another traditional Nepali dish is ‘Momo’. A type of dumpling with various fillings (meat or vegetable) and spicy dipping sauce. Great for a snack or side dish, either steamed or fried. When we’re trekking, we try to eat light at lunchtime because it’s much harder to get started again on a very full stomach! But if you prefer to eat your main meal at lunchtime, try momo in the evening!

Trekking food in Nepal - Momo
Steamed vegetable momo with dipping sauce

Dinner – Dal Bhat

You’ll soon become familiar with the famous phrase ‘Dal Bhat Power 24 Hour’! Dal bhat is the Nepali staple diet. In fact, most Nepalis eat dal bhat twice a day, every day. This doesn’t mean they eat exactly the same food every day. Dal bhat, consisting of rice, lentil soup, curry (veg, meat or even paneer), pickles and often-steamed or fried greens is different every time you order it. It depends what vegetables and meat are available, so you’re always in for a surprise! In the lower mountains, many teahouses have their own vegetable gardens and pick the ingredients fresh for your dal bhat when you order!

You can find dal bhat on every teahouse and restaurant menu. It’s sometimes referred to as the Nepali Set Meal. Traditionally when you order dal bhat, you’re offered a second helping of at least rice and lentil soup, likely some more curry too. So it’s a great and healthy choice when you’re famished after a hard day’s walk!

I love that Krishna is excited about eating his dal bhat every single day! He sends me a message to say ‘it’s dal bhat time! 😀😀😀’ We both think the trekking food in Nepal is great!

Trekking food in Nepal - Dal Bhat
Dal Bhat with Masala Tea on the side

Our Favourite Local Drinks

Masala Tea

We just love masala tea, also known as masala chai. It’s basically a black tea made with delicious spices, sugar and milk. In Krishna’s village we drank masala tea throughout the day as various relatives stopped by. Krishna boiled fresh milk from his own buffalo to make the tea. We can’t get enough of this stuff!

Rum and Tatopani (Hot Water)

We strongly advise against drinking alcohol when you’re trekking. But if you want a celebration drink once you’ve returned to a low altitude, rum and tatopani (hot water) is a local favourite and mine too! You’ve probably tried or heard of a ‘hot toddy’, made with rum, hot water and often lemon and honey. So rum and tatopani isn’t that unusual! Yet it’s amazing how the hot water brings out the spicy flavour of the rum – give it a try!

It’s possible to trek Nepal without a guide on the unrestricted trails and lots of people do. The trails are usually clear and easy to follow, although we’d highly recommend you take a good map with you.

If you decide to trek Nepal without a guide, it’s a bit cheaper. After all, you’re not paying for a guide. You may also choose not to pay porters to carry your backpacks. You pay for other things included in trip packages like transport, accommodation and food directly. Sometimes you might end up paying more for these things, as you have no relationship or agreement in place with business owners.

You organise your own transport and find your own food and accommodation along the trails. Decide your own daily agenda and trek at your own pace – very fast or super slow, and take breaks when you want. Sounds great right?!

I’m Anna from Team Nepalorama. I’ve trekked in Nepal myself with and without a guide. Having experienced both options, I’ll never trek Nepal without a guide again – here’s why…

Krishna and Anna - Team Nepalorama together in Nepal

The Benefits of Trekking With a Guide and Why we Recommend it!

  • When you walk out of Kathmandu airport, you’ll discover a sea of people waiting to offer you their services. It can be quite daunting and I find it’s much easier to simply look for my guide (who is holding a sign). Once I’ve found my guide I know I’m in safe hands and everything will be taken care of including transport to Thamel and my hotel accommodation. I can just relax and enjoy the crazy sights of Kathmandu!
  • I don’t have to worry about, or spend lots of time organising trekking permits, because my guide has already organised them for me.
  • My accommodation on the trek is guaranteed. This is really important in high season, as the demand is higher than the availability. When you trek with a guide/company, they make the reservations in advance to make sure you have a bed. It’s not possible to book ahead without a guide, you just have to turn up and hope for the best.
  • Your guide takes your food orders and settles the bill (food based on your travel preference is included when you’re trekking). It’s much easier than trying to do these things yourself. Instead, you can sit back and relax after a tough walk!
  • Your guide will organise trustworthy porters to carry your bags. Again, it’s more difficult to make arrangements yourself, but not impossible! When I’ve trekked without a guide, I’ve carried my own backpack.
  • Most importantly for me, when I trek in Nepal, I’m on holiday! It’s a challenging adventure, as opposed to lying on the beach! But I still want to feel looked after. I don’t want to think about where I’m going to eat and sleep each day. Instead, I want to focus on the trekking itself and the stunning nature in the Himalaya, which for me, invokes a sense of deep self-reflection.

If You Choose to Trek Nepal Without a Guide

  • Make sure you’re fit to trek. Trekking is challenging and trekking guides are skilled to look after all members of a group, providing encouragement when needed. Without a guide looking out for you, you want to make sure you’re in peak condition to trek.
  • You must carry a very good map with you and pay attention to it. You also need to keep a close eye on the weather and know when to stop for the day.
  • Make sure you have all the equipment you need including a good first aid kit.
  • You must build sufficient time to safely acclimatise into your itinerary.
  • Have some knowledge of altitude sickness symptoms and what to look out for. In the event that one of your group is sick, you must take immediate action.
  • Make sure you have comprehensive travel insurance and a way to contact your insurance company in the event of an emergency.
  • In peak season, it’s sensible to carry a tent with you in case you’re unable to find accommodation.

Trekking Nepal with Nepalorama

When you trek with us, you trek on your terms, with your own guide. Whilst we agree your itinerary before you go to Nepal, you still have a lot of flexibility once you’re there. For example, if you want an extra rest break, just ask your guide! If you want to start a bit later one morning, just ask your guide! If you want to walk further one day, just ask your guide! You get the idea!

We may not be able to fulfill every request, but we’ll explain why and of course our guides will do everything possible to make sure your trek feels just right for you!

Trekking Nepal is a big deal! You put your complete trust in a stranger to guide you in the mighty Himalaya. Not a decision to be taken lightly. If you trek with a guide that isn’t very good or that you don’t get along with, it could ruin your trip. That’s why it’s critical for you to trek with a trustworthy Nepal trekking guide.

We’ve been there and we understand how important it is to have the very best possible trekking guide. Your guide needs to speak good English, be very experienced, knowledgeable and friendly. But if he’s no fun to be around, your trip won’t be the same!

That’s why Krishna carefully selects all our guides himself.

“I choose the very best guides who are just like me! They all have lots of experience trekking all over Nepal. They are very professional, but they are also very kind, friendly people.” Krishna – Founder of Nepalorama Trekking

We know our clients love Krishna, they’ve said so in many client reviews on our website and on Trip Advisor! So, we know all the things that make the very best trekking guide and we make sure all our guides tick these boxes!

Krishna has known all our guides for many years. In fact one of our guides Ramesh is Krishna’s brother! Krishna has trekked with each and every one of our guides, so he knows exactly how they operate. For us, service is everything. Both before and during your trek. It’s really important that your guide provides great service, as well as being experienced, knowledgeable and fun!

How do we Choose a Guide for Your Trek?

We consider the average age of the people trekking. All our guides are wonderful, but sometimes a younger group may prefer to trek with a younger guide. Likewise an older group may prefer an older guide!

It’s important to make sure your guide knows your trekking route intimately. Some guides have spent more time guiding treks in particular regions than others. So, we select a guide who knows your trek and the business owners along the trail exceptionally well!

If you have special requests, we try and accommodate these. For example, if you are an avid nature lover, we can match you with a guide who has good knowledge of nature in the Himalaya.

Our Commitment to You

We guarantee that with us, you’ll trek with a trustworthy Nepal trekking guide and you’ll be in the safest hands with them. We also guarantee that your guide will do everything possible to make sure you have an amazing, authentic experience in Nepal.

Meet our Nepalorama Guides!

Read our Nepal trekking guide interviews with Krishna, Bibek, Ramesh and Buddhi. More interviews coming soon!

There are so many trekking companies of varying standards in Nepal. It’s understandable if you’re not sure who to trust. You need to make make sure you’re dealing with a trustworthy Nepal trekking company like Nepalorama! After all, trekking Nepal is a big deal! You don’t want to be let down, disappointed in your guide, or feel unsafe at any time. Quite the opposite – you need to have confidence that you’re in the best hands both before and during your trek!

So, how do you know if you can trust us?

  • We hope our website and all the comprehensive information we provide gives you some confidence in our level of experience and professionalism.
  • Nepalorama Trekking is a registered company in Nepal. You can view our legal documents here. You can also check our registration on the Trekking Agencies’ Association of Nepal website.
  • We are registered on Trip Advisor and have a growing list of amazing client reviews! Try sending a message to any one of our reviewers to ask them about Nepalorama Trekking.
  • You can find us on Facebook and see that we post regularly. You can also check out our monthly blog!
  • Get in touch or request a quote and make up your own mind! You can judge a lot from a response.

What Does Your Gut Tell You?

We aim to give you every confidence in our service and we really hope you feel it! So, what does your gut tell you about us?!