FAQs - Trekking in Nepal, Tour in Nepal, Climbing In Nepal

FAQs

If your question is not on our FAQ list, please send us an email at info@mountainworldtreks.com or give us a call and we will be happy to answer!

 

         1. What does my package include? 

Your package includes everything you’ll need for an incredible adventure tour in Nepal. Specifically it includes:
-An English speaking guide
-All domestic land and air transportation
-Accommodation
-3 meals a day while trekking
-Porter costs
-Tourist attraction admission fees
Your tip also includes, of course, amazing amounts of fun, adventure, picturesque scenery and everything else that comes along with the great experience of world travel.

          2. What does my package not include?

-Bottled water
-Meals while not on the trek
-Tips for the guide, porters and driver
-Personal expenses such as snacks, gear, drinks, laundry, phone calls, etc.
-Travel insurance
-Tourist Visa
-Any services not mentioned in the itineraries
-Any extra costs due to unforeseen circumstances

          3. Who can go on the trips?

Our trips are designed for anyone and everyone who loves the great outdoors and a cultural experience. Of course, some trips may be a bit strenuous for people who are physically unfit. Please see our section on trekking grades to find out which treks suit you best. We are able to customize our trips to accommodate for many levels of fitness, so please feel free to contact us to discuss your options.

          4. What if I am a solo traveler? Is there a supplemental for singles?

No problem. Many of our customers are traveling solo. It may also be an option to join a small group or another solo traveler, let us know if this interest you.
Yes, there is a supplemental cost if you are traveling alone, please contact us to find out more.

          5. When should I go?

October to November is the start of the dry season and is the most popular time to visit Nepal as the monsoon has recently finished, leaving a green and lush countryside, fresh and clean air, and clear views of the Himalayan.

From December to February the temperature is very cold but visibility is still good. With fewer tourists on the trails, this can be the preferred time to visit. However, the cold can make high altitude treks more strenuous than normal. Some treks will be closed due to snow.

March to May is the second most popular time to visit. The weather is warmer and the visibility is still good, though not as crystal clear as between October to November. Nepal’s flowers, however, come alive at this time of year.

June to September is the monsoon season. While you can still trek during this time, the options are limited due to the rains and heat.

          6. Do I book my flight or do you?

You do, but if you request that we book it, we can.

          7. Do I need to purchase my own travel insurance?

Yes. Most trips run smoothly, but once in awhile something unexpected can happen, that’s why we highly recommend that before coming to Nepal you purchase travel insurance. We take all the necessary precautions to make sure your safety is at first-hand, but it is always best to have it. Please see our travel insurance section for more information.

          8. Are any vaccinations required before departure?

Although there are no mandatory vaccinations for any of our destinations in Nepal, the best person to ask is your family doctor. Please see our Health and Safety section for more information.

          9. Will I get altitude sickness?

It is possible. There is no way to tell beforehand how you will be affected by the altitude. It is usually only above 3500 meters when people start to feel symptoms. Please see our page on altitude sickness for detailed information.

          10. I can’t go anymore. What do I do?

Please email us as soon as possible at info@mountainworldtreks.com when you know that you need to cancel your trip.

          11. Will I have access to the internet?

Yes some of the places you can use internet, its depend where you Trekking.

          12. Will my mobile phone work?

Cell phones work at most destinations, depending on your mobile provider. There are also phone services almost everywhere we go if you need to reach home.

          13. What is the accommodation like?

We can tailor the accommodation to meet your requests. While in Kathmandu and Pokhara we generally stay in very nice 4-star hotels. During the treks, we will be staying in local guesthouses along the trail. The guesthouses vary, but overall are clean, charming and meet all of your needs.

          14. What if I have food allergies or special dietary requirements?

We generally are able to accommodate for special diets. Please contact us to let us know your needs and we can figure out how to make it work.

          15. Who are the guides?

Mountain World Treks hires guiding professionals with a love and passion for outdoor travel and adventure. Our guides have been with us for many years and know the trails well. They all speak English very well and know how to take good care of the clients. Please see our About Us page for more information on our guides.

          16. Will I have to carry all of my own stuff?

No, unless you request to. Our porters will carry up to 12kgs of weight for each trekker. All you need to carry are your essential items for the day. The porter fee is included in the price of your trip. We plan for 1 porter for 2 trekkers in accordance to the guidelines set out by the International Porter Protection Group. If you would like more weight to be carried, please let us know. In general 12kg is more than sufficient.

          17. Is the water and food safe?

The tap and mountain water in Nepal are generally not safe to drink for tourists. Bottled water, boiling water or using water purification tablets are your best options. Tea and coffee are okay to drink.

Yes, the food is safe in Nepal. And delicious!

          18. Do you have tailor made trips?
Yes. Is there a specific place you want to visit that is not on our itinerary? Do you want to combine trips or do multiple treks? Whatever your dream trip in Nepal looks like, we want to make it happen. Send us your ideas and we will work with you to put together a customized trip of a lifetime. Please see our section on Tailor Made trips for more details.