Travel Guide


Equipment & Clothing

Well fitting, comfortable boots / shoes are to be preferred over training shoes and clothing will be required, for strong hot sun on drive through the lower foothills to freezing temperatures at night in the higher region. Shorts, skirt or lightweight trousers are ideal in the heat of the day along with T-shirt, long sleeved cotton shirts and sun hat. During the evening and the higher altitudes warmers clothing will be needed.  When visiting monasteries and holy places. Short or half pants and short sleeves shirt should not be worn.

  • FIBRE PILE JACKET: 1 set

  • SHORTS OR SKIRT: 2 pairs

  • LIGHT COTTON TROUSERS: 2 pairs

  • BREECHES /TRACK SUIT BOTTOMS /ULTRA FLEECE TROUSERS : 1 set

  • DUVET / DOWN JACKET: Down feathers or synthetic (required  in autumn / winter and early spring time)

  • WOOL BALACLAVA, WOOL MITTS : 1 set (required  in autumn / winter and early spring time)

  • WATERPROOFS: Jacket and trousers

  • SUN HATS: 1-2

  • SCARF: Silk/Nylon, useful for keeping the sun off the back of your neck

  • SUNGLASSES / GOGGLES: Essential to get a pair which cuts out 100% UV rays

  • SUN SCREEN CREAM : High protection factor [20 or higher] or high altitude glacier cream. In Tibet due to thin air the U/V is stronger in the sun.

  • LIP SLAVE/ LABISAN : Protection for the lips. Get one with a sunscreen

  • WATER BOTTLE: 1 litre metal to keep warm while at night time.

  • IODINE: 2 % SOLUTION [TINCTURE OF IODINE] obtained from most chemists put into a small glass dropper bottle. 8 drops of iodine will sterilise 1 litre of water in 20 minutes.

  • TOILET ITEMS :

  • HEAD TORCH : Petzel recommended] -spare batteries and bulbs

  • SEWING KIT

  • SMALL KNIFE: Swiss army style – has many uses

  • NOTEBOOK/DIARY/PENS

  • SMALL PADLOCK: Useful for locking your kit / duffel bag

  • 4 PASSPORT SIZE PHOTOGRAPHS

  • A COPY OF YOUR INSURANCE CERTIFICATE

  • MONEY BELT

  • READING MATERIAL : [1BOOK]

  • WALKMAN and 2 tapes – for those early nights. Spare batteries

  • CHOCOLATE BARS, SWEETS!

  • PERSONAL MEDICAL KIT:

  • SMALL PLASTIC BAGS /STUFF SACS OR PILLOW CASES: To separate and keep the gear in your kit bag in order.

  • CIGARETTE LIGHTER: for burning toilet paper and rubbish.

 

OPTIONAL

1.THERMAREST: Or similar self-inflating mattress, gives decadent luxury

2.CAMERA GEAR

3.GAMES: Cards, chess etc. for the evenings

4.UMBRELLA: Not only for rain, makes a great sunshade

5.WET WIPES: Or similar.

6.WALKING STICKS / POLES: Useful crossing rivers and in snow and ice areas.

Season

Nearly all seasons is suitable for this trek except the monsoon months of July to mid September, March and April will be flowering season where one can be fascinated with wild flowers in full bloom especially the rhododendron flowers of various colors and species.

Tour And Trekking Guides

All tours are escorted by well trained and knowledgeable English-speaking guides. The services of guides speaking other languages (e.g. Japanese, German, Spanish, Chinese, Italian, Russian-Dutch and French) may also be provided with sufficient prior notice and at an additional cost. Group escorts are well versed in their related fields. From trekking-mountaineering, rafting to culture and ornithology to botany, and have the best informed guides. They work with the single-minded objective of acquainting you with Nepal-India-Tibet to the best of their ability.

Welfare And Safety

All the companies are well aware on client’s safety and have given top priority and as well the welfare of the staffs and porters also. We have an up-to-date fleet, comprising coaches’ smaller vehicle and also comfortable 4 wheel drives.

Eco-Tourism

Always leading the scenic, cultural routes to provide absolute wilderness away from the main trails giving new experience to our valuable clients along with our warm hospitality and as well preserving the beautiful nature and its environment from destruction.

Insurance & Emergency Expenses

We suggest that clients insure themselves against a comprehensive claim policy. Which should also include Helicopter Evacuation if necessary? Please note that all our trips do not include any rescue or evacuation expenses in emergencies.

Any Emergency arrangement required (by any means of transportation including chopper) other than regular straight forward tour / trekking itinerary service should be borne by the client themselves.

Risk & Liabilities

We are committed to providing the best services which will give you a once in a life time journey in this connection, we perform our duties honestly & seriously to make your journey very smooth & pleasant. However, the entire program is conducted strictly under the rules and regulation of theirs’ own policies.

View Nepal Treks and its related organization shall not be responsible for any changes in the itinerary due to unavoidable circumstance such as govt. restriction, land slide, road blockage, flood, snow political unrest, cancellation of flight, delay, sickness or accident, any extra cost incurring there of shall be borne by the clients on the spots.

Privacy

In order to collect information from you to making a booking through View Nepal Treks may ask some questions to obtain necessary permits etc. No private or personal information that you supply to us when making a booking will be disclosed for any other purposes.

Weather

Himalayan climate and around high region can be unpredictable sometimes, even though weather forecasts is fine, circumstances as land-slides, road blockage, flood, snow, political unrest or delay arrival etc.

View Nepal is unable to refund any payment under the above circumstances due to prior supplier arrangements. If possible we will always endeavor to provide you an alternative or substitute trip of same category.

View Nepal does not accept any responsibility for loss on employment, delays or compensation resulting from situations beyond our control.

Our holidays, tour / trek packages, are based on twin share accommodation. Thus, single room supplement charge will be imposed to clients who do not have another tour participant to share accommodation with.

We reserve the right to revise pricing rates posted in our marketing material, under any circumstances, or on the pressure of various external factors that are further than our control, for instance changes in exchange rate, government action etc.

Changes To Your Holiday And Pricing

Travelling with View Nepal Treks requires a degree of flexibility, positive attitude good humor and understanding that some modes of transport, accommodation and itineraries may change, even after the tour has commenced, without prior notice due to local circumstances such as flight delay, cancellation or postponement, road block due to riots and political crises.

Publicity

A trust and agreement to permit View Nepal Treks may use the pictures, photos or images of you taken during the trip without informing you and as well without compensation to you, for promotion and advertising purpose only through whatever medium it takes place.

Children

An authorized guardian by the parents must accompany all travelers under the age of sixteen, if you have any queries regarding age and suitability, please contact us for further information.

Health & Fitness

All our Treks and Tours require sound health and level of fitness before signing with the booking with us, client requires should always check with your local Doctor or Physician regarding your health and fitness before the trip departures to Himalayan destinations.

It’s solely client’s responsibility to inform View Nepal Treks of any pre-existing medical condition or disability that might reasonably be expected to increase the risk of your required medical attention, which may affect your capability to travel on the trips booked with us.

Clients’ Responsibility

A tour / trekking guide representing View Nepal Treks reserves the right and all authority during treks and tours. If one behaves badly and commit any unlawful act, you are compelled to leave the tour / treks. No refund will be made in such condition.

Nepal Visa & Passport Condition

All clients are requested to have a valid passport with at least six months validity from the return date. Nepal visas can be obtained from the Nepal Consulate or Embassy in your country or upon arrival in Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport. The costs of Nepalese visas are sole responsibility of clients.