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Mera Peak was a brilliant trip and totally exceeded my expectations. I will definitely recommend The Mountain Company to anyone looking for a trek in the future
Harriet Gossage (UK) | Mera Peak Expedition, Nepal

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Nepal FAQs

Your questions about Nepal answered

When is the best time of year to visit Nepal? There are two main trekking seasons in Nepal: Spring and Autumn. It is also possible to trek in Nepal during Winter as well. Read the full FAQ What is the difference between camping and teahouse lodge trek? In Nepal there are three regions of the country (Everest, Annapurna and Langtang) where there is an extensive network of lodges known as teahouses Read the full FAQ What is a luxury lodge and how does this differ to a standard teahouse lodge? The luxury lodges are at a far higher standard than standard teahouse lodges as they have landscaped gardens often in superb locations with mountain views; comfortable dining room and bedroom with attached bathroom including hot shower and western toilet Read the full FAQ How fit do I need to be to trek in Nepal? Of course overall the fitter you are the better as you more likely to enjoy your trek however the fitness level required will differ for each trek. Read the full FAQ What clothes and personal kit should I bring on my trek in Nepal? To help you get ready and prepared for your trek we have written detailed kit lists in the Appendix of the Trip Dossiers downloadable from our website. These kit lists have been carefully tailored based on the conditions and terrain you might encounter on your trip. Read the full FAQ What are the options for renting trekking and mountaineering gear for a trip? If you do not already have the personal gear and equipment included in our kit list within Appendix of Trip Dossier then you could consider renting to save the cost of purchasing Read the full FAQ Can I purchase trekking equipment/toiletries/snacks/ etc in Kathmandu before trip to save bringing from home? You can purchase trekking clothes and equipment in Kathmandu, we recommend Shonas Store in Thamel Read the full FAQ How do I keep myself and my personal kit dry while on trek if we get rainy weather? For every trek in Nepal you need to be prepared for precipitation i.e rain at lower altitude and snow higher up. Read the full FAQ What are the facilities for washing on trek, is it possible to take a shower and wash my hair? Yes there are some opportunities for washing on trek however these depend on whether you are booked on a camping, lodge or luxury lodge based trek. Read the full FAQ What type of toilet facilities will there be available on trek in Nepal? The toilet facilities will depend on the type of trek you are joining. For a lodge based trek you can use the toilets in the lodges however the type, condition and cleanliness will vary depending on the region of Nepal you are walking in and also the altitude of the lodge Read the full FAQ Will it be possible to recharge camera batteries while on trek? For teahouse lodge based treks (Everest, Annapurna and Langtang) it is possible in most lodges to recharge batteries, this will cost approx. 300 rupees (US$4 or GBP2) per hour of charging. Read the full FAQ Do mobile/ cell phones work while on trek? Can I buy a Nepal SIM card and which is best network? Over the last few years the mobile/ cell phone network has improved significantly in more remote areas of Nepal. There are now cell phone masts installed at Gorakshep so it is possible to get 3G connectivity throughout the entire Everest Base Camp trek. Read the full FAQ Do I need travel (and trekking) insurance for a trip to Nepal? Having travel insurance is a condition of booking a holiday with The Mountain Company Read the full FAQ Can children trek at high altitude? If so, which trek would you recommend? Yes it is possible to trek in Nepal with children however it is important to choose the right objective and carefully plan & organise the trip Read the full FAQ Is it safe to visit Nepal and it’s capital city of Kathmandu? We strongly suggest anyone thinking of visiting Nepal to carefully read UK’s Foreign and Commonwealth (“FCO”) travel advice to find information on the current situation in this country. At present FCO have no travel restrictions in place for Nepal. Read the full FAQ What happens if I get sick in Nepal? On the vast majority of our trips there are no issues with sickness as we allow sufficient time for acclimatisation to the high altitude and people follow our guidelines regarding health and hygiene. Read the full FAQ I have already done one trek in Nepal (i.e Everest Base Camp) and I would now like to do something more challenging, what do you suggest and any ideas? We offer a wide range of treks and expeditions that allow you to challenge yourself whether that be undertaking a ‘camping trek rather than lodge’, or undertaking a trekking peak to 6,500 metres or undertaking a trek to a very remote area Read the full FAQ I heard people say that everyone should undertake a trek to Nepal during their lifetime...why is this? Nepal is like no other place that you will ever visit due this country’s richness in beauty, culture and diversity. Undertaking a trek within Nepal has the potential to be a life changing experience. Read the full FAQ We want to do something ‘different’ for our honeymoon what can you suggest and do we have to join a group or can you arrange our own honeymoon package? We would be delighted to help arrange your honeymoon which we will design with you to ensure that we deliver the perfect package for your memorable occasion Read the full FAQ Do I need to take malarial medicine as a prophylactic when travelling in Nepal? We strongly recommend you visit your local doctor or travel clinic before departure to get their latest advice. Read the full FAQ Do you have any words of advice or suggestions to ensure that I really get the most from my forth coming adventure in Nepal? We understand that a trip is a large investment in terms of your money and time so make sure that you really embrace this adventure to ensure you get the most from it. Read the full FAQ Do I need a travel adaptor for the plug sockets in the hotel in Kathmandu? The electrical sockets in Nepal are one of two types: the most common being the European two pin plug and also in some places the Indian three-pin plugs is also used Read the full FAQ Can I extend my stay in Nepal after my trek and what would you recommend that I do/see and can you arrange these for me? We can offer you many suggestions of places to see in Nepal either before or after your trek Read the full FAQ