Travel Informationen

Land and Culture
In Nepal you will meet a foreign culture and a standard of living of the 3rd
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World, with Europeans largely unknown customs and traditions. You can therefore not expect a European standard. Heed the local habits, you agree to Nepal as it is!  

Health / Vaccinations
Are you the requirements to grow?
- Consult your doctor - vaccinations are not mandatory, but are recommended vaccinations: tetanus, polio, hepatitis A. The hygienic conditions do not always correspond to our standard! Prevent therefore!

Lodge Trekking (partly even for single travelers)
The selected trekking routes run primarily on trade routes between the villages in culture and farming landscape.
Only the peaks and passes over 4,000 m is part paths, which requires sure-footedness. In the winter, at altitudes from 3,000 meters below the freezing point at night out. Snow is possible. Altitudes over 5,000 m should not be underestimated, even if no technical prerequisites are required. Necessary days for acclimatization are available from 4,000 m planned. You stay in local guest houses (lodges, Teahouse) which we tested for you and according to strict quality criteria were selected.
Areas: Annapurna, Khumbu (Everest region), Langtang
, Manastlu, Mustang)

Camping Trekking (min. 2 persons)
Away from the main trekking routes wander through lonely and remote areas of Nepal.
The complete equipment (2-man tents for your bed mat, community tent, kitchen equipment, food etc will be provided by us. For your support team is now also a trained cook to ensure your physical well-being, kitchen boy and a few more porters.
Areas such as Annapurna (Nar Phu), Dhaulagiri, Lower & Upper Dolpo, Ganesh Himal, Kanchanjunga, Khumbu (Everest region), Upper Mustang, Rolwaling

Mountain Tours
Heights of over 6,000 meters require a great level of fitness and experience and are only reserved for experienced mountaineers.
We expressly point out that these companies have very high demands on the stamina and experience to be with speed such as in the Western Alps, glacier ascents sine qua are.

Catering / Food
Let the diverse Nepalese cuisine in the lodges or spoil your cooking.
Special requests are as far as possible taken into account. In our prices is available at the lodge as well as camping trekking full meals included: breakfast, lunch and dinner are also available to complement tea and fruit held.

Season
The trekking season lasts from late September to late May. From June to early September are the monsoon only shadows lying areas such as Dolpo and Mustang recommended. The high saisons are October, November and from late March to mid May.. The ideal time to altitudes over 5,000 m ahead or even a trip to a high 6.000er to be addressed.. From January to mid February, it is at altitudes above 3,500, at least after sunset, quite cold and this time for camping trips are not suitable. The night temperatures drop well below freezing. Ideally, this time for easy lode trekking, because the weather is quite dry and it usually provides a wonderfully clear view of the sun is shining ice giant. In the valleys (Kathmandu, Pokhara), it is pleasantly warm spring term (18-20 C). Spring begins around mid-February. The best time for a cultural trip. Especially in the terrain (Chitwan, Lumbini) You miss the great heat.

Altitude sickness
This despite acclimatization can already occur from 3,000 meters.
Underestimate the symptoms such as headache, loss of appetite, general indisposition.. Do not risk. In this case only descend immediately helps! Speak with your guide: he knows alternative at a lower level, but a tour to experience and successfully complete them.

and some information about the altitude sickness:
The so-called acute mountain or altitude sickness occurs when the body is not fast enough to the decreased amount of oxygen in increasing height adjust, causing a deficiency of the brain and other parts of the body requires. The sometimes even life threatening symptoms of altitude sickness, but can be largely avoided if we heed the following advice:

  • The body slowly adjust to the height that is comfortable with walking breaks during the day stages perfectly on schedule is calculated. (Do not endangering your health, just to prove your fitness to want, this error is often made).

  • Avoid additional overexert (Closed / breaks will be used to regenerate / acclimatization inserted)

  • Make sure you have adequate intake of fluid and electrolytes.

  • Avoid alcohol, nicotine and sleeping

  • Do health precaution, check with your doctor (blood pressure, sugar levels ... ok?)

Symptoms include headache, loss of appetite, nausea and dizziness, insomnia, high heart rate / pulse even at rest phases, power waste. In the mountains or far away from civilization, it is particularly dangerous, and early warning signs of the body by drugs or "iron will" to play on want.

Always inform your guide, even if you're not quite sure about when you have symptoms. If your condition even after a thorough further resting phase is not improved, but possibly worse, an immediate descent is imperative. In particularly serious cases, a helicopter may be requested, but with high costs, it is the party itself has to bear.
Expeditions

This will not be operated by us. From 7,000 m have also experienced mountaineers west our opinion no longer welcome! Suicide commands of us are not organized, although some organizations, unfortunately, this is a lot of money. Let the professionals of this risk and allow the gods as rulers of the peaks in peace!

Travel gear for trekking and cross-country trips
If you have already seen in the Alps were underway and possibly several hut hike did so bring them with quipment.
Then missing for your trekking trip hardly anything left. Some things are in Kathmandu much cheaper to buy than here in your Homecontry. ... and let in an outdoor commercial crampon no fixed boots, because you get through to alpine conditions in over 4,000 m altitude (glacier region) are traveling in the Himalayas but mostly up to about 5,000 m nor by cultural landscape with meadows, forests and high alpine hike .

Clothing

On the way

 

 

Anorak fleece jacket with *)

Walking stick

Hiking Pants / Jeans long *)

Waterbottle

Shorts

Photo / film / memory cards / batteries

Ersatzhose Replacement Hose

Day pack (approx. 30 l)

Sweater / fleece jacket

Sonnenchreme - factor> 15

Addivional pullover

Sunglasses

T-Shirts

Pharmacy

Hiking shoes / light hiking shoes

Painkillers / broadband antibiotic

Rain / Umbrella

Remedy for diarrhea

Sun protection (hat)

Remedy for colds

Gloves

personal medications

 

 

Overnight

Documents / Deviesen

 

 

medium-sized sleeping bag **)

Passport - valid at least 6 months

Sweat suit or jogging outfit

4 passport photos for visa, permit

Sneaker, gym shoes

Notes, ie. EUR USD, - Trawler checks

 

 

*) For tours at altitudes over 4,000 m is windproof outerwear essential (jacket, trousers with Gore-/Sympatex ... - alternatively eg down jacket)

**) When camping min. Comfort range to - 10 C