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General Planning And Information
Whilst it is extremely important that you are in good physical condition before you embark on a trek in the world’s highest mountain ranges, it is equally important that you be mentally prepared and accept that when you are trekking you will be away from “civilization ” and the comforts of home.
It is the client’s own responsibility to ensure that they are in possession of a full passport, with at least six months validity from the date of departure, any visas necessary to enter or transit any countries involved in the journey. Visa application forms for Nepal can be obtained from, and should be submitted to Nepalese Embassy in your country. Nepalese visa can also be obtained in the airport of Kathmandu. Visa fee US$ 30 and for 60 days.
Clients should consult their doctor at least six weeks prior to the date of departure as to the recommended vaccinations to be taken when visiting Nepal, these normally include cholera and typhoid in addition to a course of tablets for malaria.
Clients are strongly advised to take out adequate insurance for the full duration of their holiday to insure against sickness, loss of baggage, alteration of travel arrangement, cancellation, or curtailment of your holiday.
Altitude sickness, often known as Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS), is a particularly important medical consideration while trekking in Nepal. Altitude sickness means the effect of altitude on those who ascend too rapidly to elevations above 3000 meters. The initial symptoms of AMS are as follows:
- Nausea, vomiting
- Loss of appetite
- Insomnia/ sleeplessness
- Persistent headaches
- Dizziness, light headaches, confusion
- Disorientation, drunken gait
- Weakness, fatigue, lassitude, heavy legs
- Slight swelling of hands and face
- Breathlessness and Breathing irregularly
- Reduced urine output
These symptoms are to be taken very seriously. In case of the appearance of any of the above symptoms, any further ascent should be reconsidered; otherwise more serious problems can occur which can cause death, sometimes within a few hours. The only cure for the Altitude Sickness is to descend to lower elevations immediately. Acclimatization by ascending to no more than 300 to 500 meters per day above 3000 meters and the proper amount of rest are the best methods for prevention of AMS.
International airport taxes are not included in the tour prices and will be the responsibility of the client, Rs 1695 (USD 24.00 approx) will have to be paid at Kathmandu airport.
Food And Drinks
All meals are provided for you on the trek using fresh products as far as possible. Indian/Continental and Nepalese cuisine are cooked by professional cooks. Any purchases made by trekkers at Tea house & Campings of additional food or drinks are not included in the tour price.
Equipment Which Is Provided
Mountain Adventure Trekking provides first-class equipment which is well tested for the particular conditions encountered in the himalayas.
- Sleeping bags : high quality, down/holofyl sleeping bags.
- Sleeping Mats : insulated foam mat to be used under the sleeping bag.
- Tents : two – man, high quality, ground sheets, zipper and provide ample room for two persons.
- Dining tent : for use as a dining area.
- Kit Bag or duffle bag : to pack your clothing, and equipments.
- Medical Kit : a basic first aid kit is provided for minor injuries and illness, but you should bring your own small first aid kit.