What makes Nepal Pioneer Treks stand out from other companies?
Nepal Pioneer Treks sets itself apart from the competition by spending a great deal of time training their guides and staff, ensuring you have the highest quality team working for you while trekking. We work hard to ensure you have a customized trip, thus enhancing your Himalayan experience and we believe hard work and a positive, eco-friendly attitude differentiates us from the other companies you will find in Nepal.
FAQ’s During Arrival
Where do we meet after arriving at the Kathmandu airport?
Nepal Pioneer Treks customers are met just outside the arrival lounge of the airport by one of our representatives displaying a company board.
How can we carry our luggage to the car?
You Can meet our representative only outside the arrival lounge, you have to carry your luggage in the (trolleys provided in the baggage claim area), through the customs area up to the car park on your own and hand over your luggage, which our representative will load into your transfer vehicle.
What is the best time for trekking in Nepal?
Since Nepal is located at sub-tropical climatic zone, we have got four different seasons here: spring, summer, autumn and winter. Among them, spring and autumn are the best time for trekking and expedition in Nepal. In spring from starting of March to end of May and in autumn from late September to early December is the favorable time in terms of climate, view, vegetation and resources.
What kind of hotels do you offer in Kathmandu?
We have built a solid relationship with our hotel partners and can offer comfortable to luxury and of course heritage boutique hotels.
What types of vehicles are used for transfers?
We use both a/c and non a/c comfortable cars, mini vans/jeep and bus.
What about Domestic flights?
As per the itinerary domestic airfare is included, however clients should pay for above 15kg weight of your baggage.
Whom should we contact during our stay?
One of our tour representatives to look after you, during your stay in Nepal and will keep you up to date with relevant information.
Is Electricity available 24/7?
The current for Nepal is 220 V/50 cycles and is available in Kathmandu and other major touristic centers outside of Kathmandu. Sockets have either three round pairs or two thick round pains. If you are traveling with electrical appliances, an international converter kit and a set of adapter plugs is recommended.
During Trekking and climbing
Can you tell about your guides?
Our guides are well trained and experienced to lead Trekking & Peak climbing expeditions. They are native to Nepal, have first hand experience of the Himalayas and have grown up in these areas. Our guides are accredited by Trekking Association of Nepal (TAAN) have first aid training, including medical evacuation procedures.
What is Teahouse Trekking?
“Teahouse” (local hotels and guest house) in the trekking regions where food and accommodation is provided in the local villages. Our guide arranges your accommodation and food along the trails and we always try to provide the best possible rooms available. The food on offer in the Teahouses consists of typical Nepali dishes, potato, rice and noodle dishes, as well as soup and seasonal vegetables. Cereals, bread and egg are available for breakfast. There are also snacks can be purchased, such as biscuits, chocolate and soft drinks and in some areas you will find fresh fruit in season. Teahouse treks are the most popular mode of trekking in Nepal as hotel accommodation available in the Everest Region, Langtang area, Manaslu circuit, Upper Mustang, around Kathmandu and the entire Annapurna area. In these regions, you can travel with minimum equipment and rely on ‘Teahouses’ for food and accommodation.
Can we camp during our Trek?
Camping, whilst trekking can bring you closer to nature and the great outdoors. You carry only a small backpack (camera, water bottle and a jacket), the rest of your supplies and equipment is carried by your porters. The Sherpas set up camps, cook your food and serve meals. We arrange all necessary equipment such as tents, cooking equipment, guide, porters, kitchen staff and food.
Can I drink the water?
Do not drink tap water or stream water. All lodge/hotel water has been boiled and filtered and is safe. Local mineral water is also provided and is perfectly safe to drink.
What do I need to pack for the trek?
Walking boots, T-shirts or short sleeved shirts, shorts made from cotton, long sleeved shirts for evenings, I long pair of trousers, sweater, a wind-breaker, warm sleeping wear for Dec/Jan/Feb; thick walking socks, personal toiletries including a small face towel, sun cream, sunglasses camera, sun hat, cotton scarves, bag which the porters carry. Please refer to trekking information section for more details.
What happens in the event of an emergency?
On the trek, a helicopter will be summoned which will reach you as soon as possible. You will then be flown with your guide to Kathmandu where you will be met by our office staff and taken to an internationally recognised Hospital. If necessary, an onward International air ambulance will be arranged. Anywhere else on the trip, you will be taken by road to Kathmandu where the same process will be followed. Ensure that your insurance policy covers you for such unlikely events.
Do I need a visa to enter Nepal ?
Except Indians, all foreign nationals require visas to enter Nepal.
What is the currency of Nepal ?
Rupee is the currency of Nepal. Bank notes are of Rs 1, 2 ,5,10, 20, 50, 100, 500 and 1000. Coins come in 1, 2 and 5 Rupee denomination.
Can I use ATMs in Nepal ?
Yes, there are ATMs in major cities in Nepal and they accept major credit cards, American Express, Visa and Master cards.
How necessary is travel insurance ?
Travel insurance is advised to cover emergencies like helicopter rescue and medical treatment.
What are the different adventure options for me in Nepal ?
Nepal is full of adventure activities, searching tiger in Chitwan National Park, Trekking to foothills of Annapurna Range, Mountain biking, water rafting, canoeing, Mountain flight, kayaking, hot air ballooning, pony trekking, bird watching, Jungle safaris, Fishing and bungee jumping are major attractions for traveler seeking adventure in Nepal.
What should I remember while visiting temples and monasteries ?
Do not forget to remove your shoes, sandles and leather accessories while visiting temples and monasteries. Read the notice before taking photographs inside the temple premises. Taking photos are strictly prohibited inside the main temple area.
What is Mountain sickness ?
Mountain sickness generally occur when travelers are drawn to high altitude place( more than 3000m). Mountain sickness also called as altitude sickness primarily consists of severe headeache due to deficiency of oxygen. The major symptoms of Mountain sickness are Headache, Vomiting, Nausea, sleepiness, Confusion, Dizziness, Weakness, Heavy Legs, Breathing Irregularity.
In case of appearance of any of the given symptoms, stop and relax and drink fluids frequently. The best remedy for altitude sickness is to descend to Lower elevation immediately. Do not ascend to higher altitude once you recognize the symptoms of Altitude sickness.
What is the weather like in Nepal?
Nepal is an extremely diverse country for its size. The temperature can range from extremely hot (37-40C) in the lower Terai regions, to negative temperatures in the northern, mountainous regions. Feb-May & Sept-Nov are prime trekking times due to the lovely climate. There is ample sun in the day time, and only slightly chilly at night. Monsoon (June-Aug) can get very hot and humid-with showers usually in the early morning and late afternoon.
We hope we have been able to answer some of your queries. If you want to get more information, you can always Contact Us.