Nepal Social Treks & Expeditions is one of the largest and most experienced tourism operators in Nepal, specializing in trekking & touring adventures. The Company donates 5-10% of its total income to social foundations that work for underprivileged members of our rural community. We provide our valued clients if they are interested with endless opportunities to get involved in culture exchange programs.
Trekking in Nepal offers you with unique and most interesting diversity within the distance of half an hour's walking distance, which needs at least one days travel in other countries. There are very various ways of trekking on foot through different Himalayan hilly ranges of Nepal.
Trekking is the multi-days joyful walking trip enjoying the scenery of rural regions, rugged hills and valleys, from one place to the next place. Trekking is not the climbing and mountaineering that need climbing equipment. There are two different treks- one is teahouse (or lodge) trekking and the other is tented camping trekking. Teahouses (lodges) are the hotels/lodges run by the local rural people. the local lodge/hotels provide good food with restaurant-style menus, good hot and cold showers. Tented camping is organised all on a tented camping basis.
The duration of the trek depends on the region of the trek and on interests which you have generally speaking, your trek can range from 2-3 days to month time or longer periods if you wish. Even the same trek can be of a different duration for different trekkers depending on their wishes and interests on the route.
Difficulty of the treks depends on the region of the trek and duration of it. Shorter treks tend to be easier while longer ones require some physical fitness.
Nepal is the best destination for the tourism activities throughout the year, however; there are four distinct trekking seasons in Nepal. Each season has its distinctive attractions to offer. The seasons can be classified as follows:
Autumn (Sept. - Nov):
Autumn is the best time to experience the trekking in the Himalayas, which offers an excellent weather and exhilarating mountain views and one can experience the the festival and culture of Nepal as the biggest festival of Nepal fall in this season, such as Dashain and Tihar (Deewali) which occur in October and November.
Winter (Dec. - Feb.):
Winter season is noted for occasional snowfall only at higher elevations. Hence it is ideal for trekking at lower elevation, generally below 3000 meters and it is good time for the having adventure activities such as mountain bike, Bungee Jumping, cycling tour, paragliding, river adventure and jungle Safari.
Spring (Mar. - May):
Different varieties of wild flowers, most exceptionally the rhododendrons, make the hillside above 3000 meters a haunting paradise during this season. It is mildly warm at lower elevations, and at higher elevations over 4000 meters, the mountain views are excellent and temperature is quite moderate. This season is the best time to have the mountain expedition, peak climbing, trekking and hiking in Nepal.
Summer (June - Aug.):
Summer season which represent the monsoon season in Nepal, as it rains almost every day during this season. So this season can be the best time for river adventure as the level of river in Nepal become higher. You also can have Agro tour as Nepalese farmer farm in their land in this period. This season also would be the best for those who are keen to know about the vegetation as a botanist as the higher valleys and meadows blossom with flowers and lush vegetation.
To trek you do not need to be a super athlete nor a mountaineer but a few weeks of training, prior to arriving in Nepal, will enhance your experience. It will not be more enjoyable spending the trip of a lifetime struggling to walk the trails every day when a little sensible preparation before you arrive would make the trails so much more rewarding. So it is important to be in good physical condition before you start your trek and the best way is to do a lot of walking. Try to spend an hour a day on the road. Walk upstairs rather than take a lift, if possible, walk or cycle when you would normally drive or ride a bus, take the dog for a walk. Jogging and aerobics will also hand. Running a few miles most days is probably the best single physical activity, which will hand. It doesn't have to be too complicated. While you are training you can also be breaking in those new trekking boats that may otherwise give you blisters on the first day out on the trail. Those who are planning to climb one of the trekking peaks need to be physically very fit. Please also be mentally prepared for Nepal. It will be good if you try to find out as much as possible about Nepal's customs especially about the particular trek that you have planned before arriving. I am always happy to give you information with updated facts.
Food safety is always a big concern and we take it very seriously. That is why we have chosen the cleanest and most hygienically kept Tea Houses for our routes. During a Camping Trek our cook prepares safe and tasty meals from carefully chosen food items and only hygienic cleaning facilities are used.
Altitude sickness is a serious problem. Nepal Social Treks team, having many years of experience in trekking and good knowledge of the problem, organizes treks very carefully. Extra day of acclimatization is included in all our high altitude treks. Our guides are trained to spot any signs of altitude sickness and know how to deal with it.
Nepal Social Trekking is prepared for any emergency situation and knows how to handle it. Our guides are trained in first aid and can deal with most of the basic ailments that occur during a trek. Every client should have his own insurance before coming to Nepal for case of emergency.
All our mountaineering, trekking, & cultural guides are experts in their respective field. To make your vacation a more memorable one, our staff will share with you interesting facts not only about the Himalayas, but about the culture, history and religion of the area as well. Our guides are trained by the (Nepal Acadamy of Tourism &Hotel Management), the Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation.
Our guides are very experienced in dealing with the effects of higher altitudes and since they are natives of Himalyayas, they easily acclimatize and therefore can better care for their clients. They are equipped with necessary medical supplies and can assist you with basic first aid treatment.
We believe that our incredible guides and staff are the foundation of our programs. All of our guides are highly skilled professionals who have been selected based on their technical proficiency, proven safety records, careful judgment, patient and supportive teaching styles and great personalities. In our continuing efforts to provide you with the best possible experience we endeavor to provide you with a local guide to the area you will be trekking.