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Trekking Information

Trekking in Nepal can last from a week to even months as per the route you choose. You will be on the trail for many days, and you need to prepare ahead for the accommodation. At length, on popular trekking routes like Everest, Annapurna, and the Langtang region. There are trekkers lodges, which are also commonly called tea houses. Those tea houses make food and accommodation logistics easy. Whereas, in less touristy areas, trekkers will need to rely on other sleeping arrangements, camping, and staying in-home stays.

In our Everest View Comfort Trek, you will be staying at Luxury Deluxe Lodges. Phakding and Namche Bazar will be at the best available local deluxe lodges, slightly lower than others, with attached toilet bathroom facilities. For Everest View Comfort Trek, all accommodations are on a twin-sharing basis. If you are traveling solo, you will share a room with someone else of the same sex as our group. If you do not have a partner to share a room, you prefer a single room, you need to pay a single supplement fee. By paying for a single supplement, you will be able to get a single room in Kathmandu and luxury lodges.

Regarding food, you will have full options to select your menu. Meals include verities of western-style meals to ethnic cuisines, including Sherpa stew, fresh vegetable items, noodles, soups, handmade bread items, spaghetti, pizza, eggs, potatoes recipes, apple pie, and the most common Dal Bhat. Concerning drinks, various kinds of drinks like black tea, lemon tea, hot chocolates, ginger tea, milk coffee/tea, green tea, black coffee, and Lemon ginger tea are available. Breakfast and dinner will be served at the lodge where you spend the night. Lunch will be served, along the way. Only one welcome or farewell dinner will be served in Kathmandu. While in Kathmandu you will get breakfast only, for dinner and lunch, you have to pay for yourself.

Physical Condition & Experience Requirements
Everest View Comfort Trek is a moderate trek suitable for passionate walkers who can walk for at least 3-6 hours a day with a light rucksack. Walking in higher altitudes is more physically demanding than walking in the lower altitudes; however, if we are in excellent health with average physical fitness, have a positive attitude, self-confidence, and strong determination, we can accomplish the trek. Exercising or jogging regularly for some weeks before the trip is a good idea to enhance your strength and stability. Past hiking experience would be an asset, but no technical skill requires for this journey. You must consult with your doctor before you decide and set up for the Everest Comfort View Trek. Participants with pre-existing medical conditions such as heart, lung, and blood diseases should inform their doctor and Service Provider (Wind Horse Tours).

Best Time to Travel to Everest View Comfort Trek
The Best season for this trek is Autumn(Sept to Dec) and spring (March to May) The weather is sunny and warm with outstanding views. But the nights are cold and can fall to a freezing level in higher elevations. Winter (Dec, Jan, Feb) is also good for this Trek; the only issue is cold (obviously). Trekking in summer or during monsoon (June to Aug) will be affected by the rain. But the Summer trek could be a boon for a keen botanist. During spring and autumn, the trekking routes are usually crowded. But during monsoon and winter, the routes are not packed, and visitors can enjoy the best that nature has to offer.

Health Safety & Altitude sickness
For the majority of trekkers, health problems are likely to be minor, such as stomach upsets and blisters, and common-sense precautions are all that are required to avoid illness. Make sure you and your teeth are in good health before departing, as there is very little medical or dental attention along the trails.

Trekking Safely
It is easy to forget that mountainous terrain carries an inherent risk. In rural areas of Nepal, rescue services are limited, and medical facilities are primitive or nonexistent. Helicopter evacuations are possible, but the costs run into thousands of US dollars. Only tiny minorities of trekkers end up in trouble, but accidents can often be avoided or risk minimized if people have a realistic understanding of trekking requirements. Don’t take on a Himalayan trek lightly. Follow the basic rules of trekking such as:
Don’t trek alone, don’t make ostentatious displays of valuable possessions, and don’t leave lodge doors unlocked or valuables unattended.

Trail Conditions & Percussion
Walking at high altitudes on rough trails can be dangerous. Watch your footing on narrow, slippery trails, and keep your eyes on the trail. Never underestimate the changeability of the weather at high altitudes – at any time of the year. If you are crossing high passes where snow is a possibility, never walk with fewer than three people. Carry a supply of emergency rations, have a map and compass (and know how to use them), and have sufficient clothing and equipment to deal with cold, wet, blizzard conditions. You will be sharing the trail with porters, mules, and yaks, all usually carrying heavy loads, so give them the right of way. If you see a mule or yak train approaching, always move to the high side of the trail to avoid being knocked over the edge.

Walking the trails of Nepal often entails a great deal of altitude gain and loss. Most treks that go through populated areas stick to between 1000m and 3000m. The Everest Base Camp Trek and the Annapurna Circuit Trek reach over 5000m. On treks such as these ensure adequate acclimatization by limiting altitude gain above 3000m to 500m per day. The maxim of ‘walking high, sleeping low’ is a piece of good advice; your night halt should be at a lower level than the highest point reached in the day. Make a point to catch the free altitude lectures given by the Himalayan Rescue Association in Kathmandu, Manang in Annapurna Region, and Pheriche, Macchermo, and Gokyo in Everest Region aid posts on the Annapurna and Everest treks.

Rescue Insurance
Check that your travel insurance policy does not exclude mountaineering or ‘alpinism’. Although you will not be engaging in these activities on a trek, you may have trouble convincing the insurance company of this fact.