• All airport/hotel transfers
• Welcome and farewell dinners
• All accommodation and meals during the trek
• All Ground Transportation according to the Itinerary.
• An experienced English-speaking trek guide, assistant trek guide and porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
• Salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging of Guide,Assi. Guide & Porter
• Duffel bag (if needed)
• All necessary paper work and permits (National park permit, TIMS )
• A comprehensive medical kit
• All government and local taxes.
• Nepal Visa fee
• Airport departure tax
• International airfare to and from Kathmandu
• Excess baggage charges
• Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu (and also in the case of early return from the mountain than the scheduled itinerary)
• Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain(due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
• Travel and rescue insurance
• Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc)
• Beverage( soft drink and other hard drink)
• Tips for guides and porters
Pre Departure Planning
Trekking in Nepal is a unique experience. So, to get maximum enjoyment you should be physically and mentally prepared. During the trek, you might have to hike approximately 5-6 hours almost everyday or 500-600m uphill or downhill. So, preparation should commence months before-walking, jogging, hiking and physical training would be very helpful. To learn more about trekking pre fitness consult our trekking fitness expertise http://www.trekprepfitness.com.au/
Food and accommodation
Meals will be provided by NEAT during the whole trek as per your service besides mentioned in city. We offer open and the choice menu in the tea house where you can select the food for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Our guide will recommend or take you to the guest houses which serve the hygienic and nutritious food and best accomodation. Snacks, bottle drinks including mineral water and alcohol are not included in price.
It would be easy for you if you have your own group if not also we can arrange a group trek according to your request. You would be joining the group in Kathmandu. If you want to have a solo trip then we are always ready to help you again with single supplement charge. We try our best to make your comfortable holiday in the beauty of Annapurna Region.
Trekking guide and porters
Trekking guides are trained and licensed by Ministry of Tourism and authorised to guide the tourist in the mountains. Having a guide will make your trek more safe, easy, comfortable, enjoyable and can increase cultural appreciation and interaction with local people by explaining things and acting as a interpreter.
Porter can carry your backpacks under some minimum charges. Porter-guide, who can speak english and will carry light pack but charges a little more than a porter.
Apart from the advantages of taking a load off your back, the money you spend directly goes to the local economy. Also, do not forget to tip them for their service.
When NEAT plan your itinerary, we take everything into consideration about the altitude and other factors to minimize the chance of getting AMS.
Altitude gains-your trek is designed to gain around 600 meters (vertical) altitude daily.
Acclimatization - rest days are included in itinerary to help body adjust to new altitude.
Each trekker must accept responsibility and trek slowly - observe the steps at which the porters and guide walks. There are no worthwhile prizes for getting to destination in record time - generally AMS.
Treatment: Mild symptoms - staying at same altitude may resolve symptoms. If there is no improvement, descend to lower level.
Severe (HAPE + HACE) - descend immediately, as failure to do so could result in death. If symptoms persist you may need to be carried to nearest medical facility or evacuated by helicopter.
We strongly recommend the purchase of trip cancellation and travel insurance. This comprehensive travel insurance provides coverage for trip cancellation and interruption, travel delays, loss of baggage and travel documents, baggage delay, medical expenses and emergency assistance.
Climate and Weather of Nepal
Climate in Nepal is diversified depends on season. From the low level to highest point of the World, it start from hot to cold region from South to North. You can travel Nepal in any season but the best time to visit in Annapurna region is autumn & spring. If you are in autumn the weather is perfect and sky is crystal clear but in spring the weather seem little cloudy but the full blossoming Rhododendrons are awesome. In Summer visibility is poor and there is less chances to see the himalayas and in winter it is very cold in mountain but still possible to do this trip.
Nepalese Visa Requirements And Process
Before you travel to Nepal please check your passport and validity date. Passports must have at least 6 months validity after finish date of your trek. During booking, it is necessary to send us the passport copy. To travel in Nepal, you will require a visa which you can obtained from Nepalese Embassy at your country or you can get on arrival visa at the TIA airport in Kathmandu.
Here is general list of Nepalese visa fee as below and for more detail visit http://immi.gov.np/
Cost to be levied while issuing tourist visa by the Mission or entry point:
• US Dollars 25 or other convertible foreign currency equivalent thereto for 15 days multiple entry visa.
• US Dollars 40 or other convertible foreign currency equivalent thereto for 30 days multiple entry visa.
• US Dollars 100 or other convertible foreign currency equivalent thereto for 90 days multiple entry visa.
Notwithstanding anything written in above, no visa fee shall be applicable to the passport holder of member states of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) for 30 days.
Trekking Permits and Entry Charge
While you travel Annapurna Region, you need to obtain the entry permits and TIMS permit. All the applicable permits and entry fees are including on the given cost except personal contribution and donations. In case of extra charge and payment, the agency will inform you.
Trekkers health and medical information
Trekkers health is very important for the tour operator as we should know your health condition before making reservation with us. To do this trek, the trekkers should have good fitness and require great stamina and good health. All our Trekking guide and potter are insurance before trekking. For the medical information you should contact your medical consult before planning your trip to Nepal.
Environmental & social concerns
NEAT is highly aware with Environmental concern and keep right ecological system. There shouldn’t be awful impact while you travel around the Annapurna Region. So, we involve some campaign of cleaning trekking trails, works with KEEP project etc.
Support the local company and the money directly goes to local community which helps to improve the economic condition of developing countries. Please contact us via e-mail or phone to check the availability and possibilities to book the trip in your date. We will gladly answer your each quires promptly so that you can make your decision faster.