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We have some of the best and most experienced guides to be found in Nepal.All of them are Government approved and they have all undertaken first aid courses.They all speak good English. 

A trekking holiday in Nepal amongst the beautiful snow capped Himalayas provides a freedom rarely found in this busy world of today. A chance to get away from the stress of everyday life with time to slow down and reflect for a while. Trekking with Nepal Social provides the opportunity for you to gain insight into a very different way of life when spending time alongside the friendly and colourful mountain people of Nepal.Learn their cultural ways, handed down over many lifetimes and enjoy the spectacular feast of the highest mountains on this planet..

 

Trekking is multi-days of joyful walking in the sheer beauty of the foothills of the Himalayas enjoying the scenery.   Our treks are graded in level of difficulty.Trekking is not climbing or mountaineering although we do offer trekking peaks that whilst not that technical,you do need to be fit and there is a degree of climbing equipment involved. There are two types of treks- one is teahouse (or lodge) trekking and the other is tented camp trekking. Teahouses (lodges) are the hotels/lodges run by the local rural people. the local lodge/hotels provide good food with restaurant-style menus,hot and cold showers. Tented camping means sleeping in tents: in more remote regions it is the only option.Along with the sleeping tents we provide a dining tent and toilet tents.

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 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.

The difficulty of the treks can often depend on the region you have chosen to trek in  and the trek duration. Shorter treks tend to be easier while longer ones require more physical fitness.All of our treks are graded so you can choose one tro suit you 

Nepal welcomes visitors 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 trekking in the Himalayas, it offers excellent weather and exhilarating mountain views.It is also a time of year for festivals so it is a great time to soak up the culture of Nepal.The two biggest festivals of Nepal fall in this season. Dashain and Tihar (Deewali) which occur in October and November.

Winter (Dec. - Feb.):
Winter season is noted for occasional snowfall at higher elevations. Hence it is ideal for trekking at lower elevations, generally below 3000 meters.It is also a good time for participating in adventure activities such as mountain biking, Bungee jumping Paragliding and White water rafting.

Spring (Mar. - May):
This is also a lovely time to trek,different varieties of wild flowers, most exceptionally the rhododendrons, make the hillsides a clourful haunting paradise during this season. It is warm at lower elevations, and at higher elevations over 4000 meters, the mountain views are excellent with the  temperature still quite moderate during the day. This season is the best time for mountain expeditions, peak climbing, trekking and hiking in Nepal.

Summer (June - Aug.):
The summer season represents the monsoon season in Nepal,Not suitable for trekking however there are treks available in areas of Nepal in the rain shadow Upper Mustang is ideal at this time of year. 

To participate on a  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 overall experience. So it is fairly important to be in good physical condition before you start your trek and the best way is to do a lot of walking.

Food safety is always a big concern but the standards of hygiene have improved greatly over the past ten years. Nevertheless we take it very seriously you stay in the better lodges and tea houses where we know the food to be both hygenic and tastey.During a Camping Trek our cook prepares safe and tasty meals from carefully chosen food items all fruit and vegetaables are treated before consumtion.

Altitude sickness can be a serious problem and normally may happen at altitudes normally over 4.500 meters when people ascend to quickly.There is generally no problem below that altitude so if you are concerned check the maximum altitude provided on each trek page.Higher altitude treks are carefully planned to take in acclimatisation days where we rest up to get used to the altitude..Our guides are trained to spot any signs of altitude sickness and know how to deal with it.Normally descending 500 mtrs for a day is enough to solve any altitude problems.

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 which includes helicopter evacuation before coming to Nepal in case of an emergency.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 take better care of their clients. They are equipped with necessary medical supplies and can assist you with basic first aid treatment.If the problem requires an airlift we will organise for helicopter evacuation which will be reclaimed from your insurers.

 

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.