The Roof of the World
The Himalayan Kingdom
Land of Thunder Dragon
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There are different approaches to trekking in Nepal and the choice depends on time available, budget, experience and personal preference. Trekkers contact by mail book trekking packages in advance. There are quite a few government recognized trekking agencies which have professional staff to handle trekking activities. AceTravels.com Club P. Ltd is one of the leading trekking agencies. A fully equipped trek primarily consists of essential logistical arrangements including porters, guide, cook, food, tents, sleeping bags, mattresses, transport to and from trekking starting points, flight arrangement, permits, staff insurance and so on. These agents also provide a choice of itineraries and necessary information on trekking health care etc. The cost of an all inclusive trek ranges from about US$ 35.00 to US$ 100.00 per person per day depending upon the quality of service, number of days and number of persons in the package. This style of trekking is relatively expensive compared to that of backpacking but a few extra dollars guarantees comfort and security, eliminates time consuming ordeal of organization and ensure a trouble free holiday. There are limited areas where a back packing type of trek can be undertaken by an individual. A companion guide is helpful in the remote wilderness and is enjoyable to talk to on the trail. It is strongly advised not to employ freelance guides or the services of any agency not recognized by the government.
The food available along the trail is normally. limited in its variety so bring along some cheese, dried fruit and canned food. However, it is not needed in the Annapurna area north of Pokhara as beer or even apple pies are available along the trail. On the other hand some of the recently opened treks may have only limited kind of food available-It is generally not possible to change foreign currency, traveller's cheques ( except in Namche Bazar, Jomsom, Salleri, Okhaldhunga, Pokhara etc.) in the mountains one must therefore change required money in Kathmandu before the trek starts. When cashing money for the trek always ask for small denominations ( ones, twos, fives, tens, twenties and some in fifties and hundreds - never in five hundreds and thousands ) and be careful of torn banknotes. The people in the villages will not accept them and only banks will do so.
Royal Nepal Airlines, the national flag carrier, offers extensive domestic air services to almost all parts of the country; Taplejung, Bhojpur, Meghauli, Pokhara, Jomsom, Manang, Jumla, Dolpa, Sanphebagar are the remote destinations where one can take a flight from Kathmandu. The other domestic airlines such as Buddha Air, Yeti Airlines, Cosmic Airlines and Gorkha Air also provide regular and charter services to different popular domestic destinations. Please contact us for more detail and bokking. Flight into and out of the remote areas and airports are sometimes prone to cancellation and delays due to inclement weather it is advisable to allow some layovers day while planning a flight out of airports like Lukla, ,tumla, Taplejung and Jomsom. When these flights are considered in the itinerary it is also recommended to carry extra money to buy food and accommodation in case of delays.