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Thomas
20th January 2008, 07:30 PM
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WHY TREK IN NEPAL

Nepal is the ultimate destination for the trekking enthusiast Ė offering a myriad of possibilities from the short and easy to the demanding challenges of the snowy peaks. If you have the time and energy to trek, donít miss the opportunity to leave Kathmandu and see the spectacular beauty and the unique culture of Nepal. Trekking in Nepal will take you through a country that has captured the imagination of mountaineers and explorers for more than 100 years.

You will meet people in remote mountain villages whose lifestyle has not changed in generations. Most people trust foreigners. Nepal is one of only a handful of countries that has never been ruled by a foreign power. Trekking does not mean mountain climbing. While the ascent of a Himalayan peak may be an attraction for some, you need not have such a goal to enjoy a trek.


Trekking always refers to walking on trails. While trekking you will see the great diversity of Nepal. Villages embrace many ethnic groups and cultures.

The terrain changes from tropical jungle to high glaciated peaks in only 150 km. From the start, the towering peaks of the Himalaya provide one of the highlights of a trek.

The beauty and attraction of the Nepal Himalaya emanates not only from the mountains themselves, but also from their surroundings. Nepal is a country of friendly people, picturesque villages and a great variety of cultures and traditions. Trekking in Nepal is much a cultural experience as a Himalayan adventure. In the shadow of foothills of the icy pinnacles of the Himalayas, one passes picturesque charming villages inhabited by diverse ethnic groups. Treks vary from expedition, high altitude treks to simple easy paced walk.

Trekking Information

1) Trekking Equipments List :-

Footwear: Well broken-in walking shoes - these must be suitable for snow, thick socks, light socks, camp shoes.

Clothing: Down or fiber filled waterproof jacket and trousers, sweater or fleece jacket, underwear, warm and cotton trousers or jeans, shirts and T-shirts, shorts, long underwear, wool hat, sun hat, gloves, bathing suit, track suit.

Other equipment: Sleeping bag (4 seasons), trekking hold all or stash sack with lock, day pack, water bottle, sun cream, sunglasses, flashlight with spare bulbs and batteries, lip salve, gaiters, crampons.

Other items: Insect repellent, toilet articles, diary, toilet roll, laundry soap, wet ones, pocket knife, tie cord, towel, sewing kit, plasters, binoculars, camera, film, cards and personal medical kit.

Trekking Seasons

Spring and Autumn ( Feb- May-Sep-Nov.): The best time of the year to trek Nepal. Warm days and clear sky make it ideal for all treks and also for rafting.

Winter (Dec - Jan): This season is also quite good but the air can be quite cold at high altitudes However low altitude trekking and jungle safari can be done. This is a very good time if you want to avoid crowds.

Monsoon ( June - Aug): These three rainy months are characterized by clouds and humid heat at lower altitudes therefore not suitable for trekking in most parts of Nepal but still possible to trek some part of Nepal . However this is the best time to visit Tibet as it is warm and rain shadow regions north of himalaya like Mustang are out of reach of the rains because of the massive himalayan barrier and thus they aren't affected by the monsoon rains.

Climate

Nepal has four main seasons namely Winter (December - February), Spring (March - May), Summer( June - August), Autumn (September - November). Nepal can be visited the whole year round and Jomsom Trek offers you trek for all seasons.

Altitude Sickness

Altitude Sickness is often known as "Acute Mountain Sickness", if not treated when symptoms first appear can lead to death. It is effect of altitude on those who ascend to rapidly to elevations above 3000 meters, early mountain sickness will manifest itself in headache, loss of appetite and sleeplessness. Never ignore the waiting more serious symptoms can be occurred, the care for AMS in descend immediately to a lower altitude. Staff of Jomsom Treks have good knowledge of AMS and general treatment.

Trekking Permit

The Department of Immigration located at New Baneswor, (Tel 494267, 494263,494273) issues permit for the tourists who intend to trek to any part of the country. Trekking permit fee for different trekking areas are fixed as follows:



Trekking Area Trekking Permit Fee
Mustang and Upper Dolpa US$ 700 per person for the first ten days
and US$ 70 per person per day thereafter.
Dolpa and Kanchenjunga Equivalent to US$ 10 per person per week for the
First four weeks and US$ 20 per week thereafter.
Manaslu US$ 75(Dec-Aug) per person per week.
US$ 90(Sept- Nov) per person per week.


Note: Trekking to Dolpa, Kanchenjunga, Manaslu, Simikot and Mustang can be undertaken through registered trekking agencies only.

The Package Trekking Price Cost (Tea House Trek)

Deluxe Trip -US 50$ Per day per Person
Including All the meals, Accomodation, Both way transportation by private Car/Van, Grade A Lisence Guide, Sardar, Porter.

Standard Trip - US 40$ Per day per Person
Including All the meals, Accommodation, Both way transportation by private Car/Van, Grade B License Guide, Porter.

Normal Trip - US 30$ Per day per Person
Including All the meals, Accommodation, Both way transportation by private Car/Van, Grade C License Guide, Porter.

-Above the price the Bar bills will be extra
-The price can be discount for students and the group


Entry Fee For National Parks & Wildlife Conservation

S.N. National Parks Rs.
01 Langtang National Park 1000.00
02 Sagarmatha National Park 1000.00
03 RaRa National park 1000.00
04 Shey-Phoksndo National Park 1000.00
05 Khaptad National Park 1000.00
06 Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve 650.00
07 Makalu Barun Natioanl Park and Conservation Area 1000.00
08 Annapurna Conservation Area 2000.00
09 Kanchenjunga Conservation Area 2000.00
10 Koshi Tappu Wild Reserve 650.00
11 Shivapuri Water Shed Conservation Area 250.00
12 Chitwan National park 650.00
13 Royal Bardia national park 650.00
14 Parsa Wildlife Reserve 650.00
15 Sukla Phant Wildlife Reserve 650.00
16 Manaslu Conservation Park 1000.00
17 Manaslu Conservation Area 2000.00
18 Annapurna Conservation Area 2000.00
19 Kanchenjunga Conservation Area 1000.00
20 Langtang National Park 1000.00
21 Sagarmatha National Park 1000.00
22 Rara National Park 1000.00
23 Shey Phoksando National Park 1000.00
24 Makalu Barun National Park 1000.00
25 Khaptad National Park 1000.00
26 Koshi Tapppu Wild Reserve 500.00
27 Royal Chitwan National Park 500.00
28 Royal Bardia National Park 500.00
29 Parsa Wildlife Reserve 500.00
30 Sukla Phant Wildlife Reserve 500.00
31 Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve 500.00
32 Shivapuri Water Shed Consrevation 250.00