Nepal is located in South Asia on the southern laps of the central Great Himalayan Range. It is a landlocked country, total area is 147,181 sq. kms the length from east to west is 885 km and the average breadth is 193 km. Nepal is a mountainous country 76% of it is area consists of high mountains and hills including valley, tars, basins and low hills and 24% of the low level lands. On the basis of Topographic altitude. Nepal can be further divided into three major geographical regions. Rare alliance of civilizations Hindu and Buddhist, the Nepal gives its splendid chains of Himalayas and its undamaged panoramas. Every visitor can notice the different ethnic groups with their cultures and their styles of life specific, the green forests with 6500 kinds known by trees, 880 kinds of birds, the wild flowers, the rivers of hot water and a broad diversity of climates. Impregnated with spirituality, the Nepali always receives you with a smile.
The most popular trekking routes have traditionally been the Everest, Annapurna and Langtang regions. But now the Kanchenjunga in the extreme east, Makalu Base Camp in Central, Manaslu, Tsum Valley, Mustang and Nar Phu in mid Central, Limi Valley Trek, Mount Saipal Base Camp Trek, Changla Base Camp Trek, Nyin Valley Trek in Humla, Lower and upper Dolpo trek in Dolpo, Jumla Rara Lake Trek in Mugu, Mount Saipal South Face and Api Base Camp in Bajhang. More recently, the government has developed a number of heritage trails in different parts of the country where you can combine a trek with a peek into the cultures of the local communities. And for those with the time and the stamina, there is The Great Himalayan Trail that stretches 1,700 km from Kanchenjunga in the east to Humla in the west a trek that will take 3 months to accomplish. Shambhala Holidays discover every year new routes and bring new test for Adventure travellers. Now you can travel with us Shambhala Trail, inner Humla one of the most pristine remote trek in North West Nepal.
All trekkers are should travel with registered Trekking company and required to obtain the Trekking permit, TIMS card and National park fees before embarking on their trip to protected and restrickted areas. Shambhala Holidays is one in all Tourism company, i.e. we handle your air ticket, hotel room, sightseeing, Trekking and hight altitute climbing in your choice, check our defferent trips menu and get new test in very affordable cost.
Accommodation – Katmandu, Pokhara and other cities of the Nepal include hotels being suitable for every budget. On the trek especially in Annapurna, Langtang and Everest area only simple Guesthouses.
Restaurant: In Katmandu, breakfast in the hotel, lunch and dinners in the restaurant, are very good and can be found of different types various food.
TREKKING STYLE IN NEPAL:
The easiest means to admire the chains of Himalayas, trek also allows you to observe lifestyle of the Nepali people. Shambhala Holidays organizes two kinds of trekking.
Trek in Tent : Adventures except the beaten trails, with degrees of comfort of your choice. The camping is the only possible accommodation for circuits where there is no guests houses, as in Limi Humla, Dolpo, Rara, , Jumla, Mugu, Dhorpatan, Dhaulaghiri, Kanchenjunga, Arun, Rolwaling, etc. Camping Trek meals are prepared by our trekking cook cook, good quality, based on pasta, rice, potatoes, eggs, and vegetables.
Trek in Lodge : Accommodation will be at the inhabitant’s Lodge, especially during the classical treks. Small rooms or dormitories, with mattresses and coverage are available and meals in Lodge Resraurant. Lodges have attached Resraurant and their chef will prepare good food (good quality local and western food).
Equipment : Shambhala Holidays provides, twin sharing tents with foam mattress as well as kitchen accessories, dining and toilet tents in camping trek. Personal equipment to be brought by Mountaineer and trekkers. All the equipment and baggage are carried by porters / Mules.
Insurance of trek Team: We have insurance for our porters and the team of our trekking agency. Shambhala Holidays assures his personnel insurance at Himalayan General Insurance (Policy No. DRB/GPA/31/15/16/052499) not for it’s clients for trek staff only.
Grade : Trekking in Nepal requires normal level of physical fitness. Unlike in ascending peaks, trekkers do not have to go through any technical difficulties. Walking duration is planned in such a way that the trekkers have enough time to explore the region and its people without any physical exertion. (5/6 hours of walk per day). Our itineraries are categorized according to the level of difficulty and the duration of day. This provides options to the client.
Easy : These trekking whose trail passes through lower altitude and have short distance between starting and ending point during a day’s walk.
Moderate : These trekking include both long and short distance. Trail can pass through the altitude of 3500 to 4000m with 600 to 700m, both progressive and steep, uphill climbing.
Adventure : These trekking encompass both long and moderate walks on a rough and sometime snowy terrains. It requires a little more effort than previous level circuits.
Adventure+ : This is a real adventure above 5000m and demand more effort than strenuous trek. Trekker must have basic knowledge of mountaineering and using climbing gears such as Crampons, Ice axes, using ropes etc.
Trek season : Season exerts its influence on our offered itineraries. Different trekking can best serve its objective during their respective seasons. Following months are given to our itineraries to indicate their best season. In Nepal Trekking can happen 90% in spring and autumn season. There some places that you can trek in Summer season and winter season. However note that the best seasons are autumn and spring for trekking and climbing of 6000m. in Nepal The nature, the landscapes, the villages and their people are as interesting at 3000 as at 4500 meters. To give you an idea of altitude in the Himalayan, remember that the base camps for the ascents of “the Roof of the World” are set up at 5000 meters, that is to say higher than most of the highest European mountains.
Spring : March-May (Spring Season)
Summer : June-August (Summer Season)
Autumn : September-November (Fall Season)
Winter : December-February (Winter Season)
Trekking Permit : Trekkers require trekking permit for the restricted areas.
Conservation / National Park Fees : Conservation / National Park Fees in Annapurna, Manaslu and Kanchenjunga and National park fees in Nepal Park like Langtang, Everest and Makalu.
Tips : Tips are not obligatory but it is a usage in the Nepal to leave a tip to the team at the end of the trek/trip. There is not limitation but we suggest you to have an idea: on a trip/trekking of 2 weeks, count about 40 dollars per porter, and for a trip of 3 weeks, about 50 dollars per porter, it is according to the difficulty of circuit. You can also give the porters used clothes (T-shirts, trousers, polar, even damaged footwear), pens, colors, notebooks etc., it will make them happy.
Stuffs : You can leave your useless stuffs (which will not be used during the trek) in the hotels in Katmandu. You have to register it before your departure.
Electricity : 220 volts, with a variation of tensions and the frequent breaks. Bring a universal adapter multi plug in three round chips. Know that a big part of the country still has not electricity.
Time : Nepali Standard Time is 5 hours 45 minutes ahead of GMT and 15 minutes ahead of Indian Standard Time and 2 hours 15 minutes ahead of Beijing Standard Time.
Unexpected : We cannot be sure about the weather in Nepal, a delay of plane, a plane cancelled because of weather conditions, a breakdown of bus, landslide, which may make the guide change program according to your adopted time. Remember that generally most of the local transportation services don’t have punctuality
Water : It is necessary to pay attention to drinking water especially in cities. During trekking you can use tap water but systematically use water purification tablets.
Vegetables and Fruits : In Nepal never eat raw vegetables, eat them after cooked or wash it properly.