Green Valley Nepal Treks
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Can I get Nepal visa on arrival?

Yes! Nepal visa is easily available up on arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport Kathmandu. Only US$30.00 will be charge for 60 days visa. In once you will get 60 days visa whether you saty less then 60 days it doesn't matter, the charge will be same.

Do you have Airport pickup facilities?

Definitely! We do have airport pick up facilities for our customers who booked our any packages. We don't charge any money. As the time you booked your trip, you should inform us, if you just join a trip only. In our full board package trip you should not inform us it is obviously informed and included. If you booked just trip join itinerary from Kathmandu to Kathmandu, should inform us we help you.

I'm going on a 'lodge trek', what can I expect?

Dotted along the main trekking trails of Nepal are small, simple teahouses set up to cater for trekker's needs. If you're on a lodge trek, this is where you'll sleep, eat and relax. They're simple but functional, and always clean. Simple wooden or cement rooms with two beds and shared bathrooms are the norm. Dinner and breakfast will be taken in the lodge where you stay overnight, but lunch is usually taken somewhere along the route.

How long will we walk on an average day's trekking?

Each day you can expect five to seven hours trekking, covering 10 to 14 km. However, above 3500m, the times will be the same but you'll only cover 8 to 9 km. Importantly, all our itineraries are flexible and can be altered by weather, geography condition and physical condition of the individual participant.

Who will be our guide?

Your guide will be a local Nepali, but a fluent English speaker. We can also provide guides who speak French, Spanish, Japanese, German or Italian, if you prefer. Most of our guides come from the mountainous regions of Nepal, above 3000 m. Our staffs are made up of the many different groups of Nepal's diverse ethnic community; including Sherpas, Gurung, Magar, Rai and Brahmin.

What are the number requirements of your trips?

Aside from some areas - such as Tibet, Mustang, Dolpo, Manaslu and Kanchenjunga – we run trips for any number of people, even just one. We do, however, prefer to keep our groups to a maximum of ten people, as we've found this to be the optimum size for a successful trip. However if you'd like to make a group booking for more than ten people it can easily be arranged.

Can I organize a Tibet visa myself? Can I travel alone in Tibet?

Unfortunately, due to China's very strict tourism policy for Tibet, it is not possible for you to get a visa yourself and it is not possible to travel Tibet on your own. As an authorized travel company, we can organize everything; visa, permit and all other paperwork.

So, what red tape do I need to wade through for a Tibet trip?

The red tape for Tibet trips is a pain, no doubt about that. But, it's a pain that we're very used to dealing with. Just get a photocopy of your passport to us three weeks before your arrival and we can sort out the rest.

Does your company help to arrange domestic flight, international flight, hotel bookings and other services?

We can take care of all domestic flights, hotel bookings and other services. However, we suggest you arrange international flights from home, but we can provide assistance with this.

What type of insurance should I have before come to Nepal? Can I get insurance there?

While it's easier to arrange it before you leave your home country, we can arrange it here for you. The main thing is to make sure your insurance covers you for both medical and evacuation costs.

Is Nepal safe? Is a woman traveling alone safe with your company?

Absolutely. Firstly; Nepal is really not a dangerous country (chances are it's safer here than your home-country). Secondly; while you're on one of our trips, we take personal responsibility for your well-being, a responsibility we take very seriously.

What is wilderness trek?

A wilderness trek gets off the beaten path, going into areas with no teahouses or lodges. While often more rewarding, such a trek is much more demanding logistically, as camping and food preparation cannot be outsourced. For a wilderness trek you must bring guides, Sherpas, trained cook, kitchen staff and porters. We operate wilderness treks in many beautiful regions; visit our Wilderness page for more information.

How high can you get me?

As well as an extensive list of trekking itineraries, we do expedition climbs right up to the summit of Mt. Everest, from both from the Nepal and Tibet side. If you're new to climbing in the Himalayas, we can offer advice on a peak, or if you have a particular one in mind we can make it happen. For more have a look at our climbing and expedition page.

What equipment do you provide? What should I bring myself?

We provide sleeping bags, down jackets, tents, mattresses, trekking poles and kitchen equipment, all of the highest quality. However, trekking shoes, personal equipment and climbing equipment is up to you. See our equipment list or email us for a specific list.

What are the best times to come on a trek/tour/expedition?

The best months are September to December, and February to May. January is also recommended for tours, safari and low altitudes trek below 4000m. But for some areas of Nepal, Tibet and India, May to August are the best months because these areas are 'rain shadows' and monsoon is much lighter here.

Can I trek in the Himalayas even if I haven't done any trekking before?

Absolutely; in fact it's a great place to start. As part of our job, one of the most important things we do is ascertain your experience and ambitions, and find the trek to best match these. However hard or easy you'd like it, however much or little experience you have, we have the perfect trek for you.

I've heard stories from friends about hygiene standards in Asia. Do I need to bring the economy-pack of Imodium?

We're very used to preparing food for western constitutions and we can assure you all food is prepared to a very high standard of hygiene - probably higher than in your home country. And, when on a lodge trek, our guides always inspect the tea-house kitchen to ensure everything's up to scratch. On the trail bottled water is available, but an environmentally unfriendly option. Instead we prefer water that has been boiled and then purified by tablet, which is ample precaution.

Is your company environmentally responsible?

We are - of course - running a business, but we do not believe we have the right to do that at the expense of the environment. Our environmental record is better than any other trekking company in Nepal. In partnership with the Kathmandu Educational Environment Project (KEEP) and the Dhaulagiri Association France we have spear-headed a number of successful clean-up campaigns and awareness raisers. While it's sad fact that tourism is taking a toll on these stunning areas, we believe the two can co-exist and are committed to being a part of the solution.

Can you assure me that your staffs are taken care of?

Exploitation of its workers is the often overlooked darker side of the Nepal tourism industry and unfortunately it's a serious issue. However, we are firmly committed to upholding the rights of trek workers; including guides, Sherpas, porters and cooking staff. We provide all our staff with award-rate salary, insurance, proper equipment, training and excellent medical treatment. We also work in partnership with Himalayan Explores Connections (a porter's advocacy project) and the International Porter Protection Group (IPPG).

Are the foods & water on the lodges and camps hygienically standard?

Yes! Absolutely your foods and water are safe while you are lodge and camp trek. We provide you only when it is hygienically prepared on the lodge. Our guides are also the cook while you are on the lodge trek, he will checked while it is preparing on the kitchen & make sure everything are Okay. Most of the cooks in the local teahouses are simply train but experienced. If the group required our well trained 5 star class cooks with the crew even on the lodge trek we are more delighted to take with an additional costs. We will provide boiled with purified by tablet and bottled sealed water in case of insufficient even though we are conscious about current environmental issues. On HGT's camp crew we have good combination of Guides, Sherpas, Cooks, Kitchen staffs and Porters. Guides and cooks are technically, practically and theoretically well train where as kitchen staffs and porters are practically well train. While on the camping trek our best cooks cook you the best varieties foods, which is hygienically prepared. You will find out very rare repetition of food items on your entire trek duration. As far as drinking water is treated by boiling and water purification by medicine or with filtered.

What equipment should I bring?

Your equipments we suggest as you choose the trip on the month because it different according to the trekking destination and the months you are doing. Please see our equipment lists or e-mail us.

Are your staffs fully equipped? What about their insurance?

Yes! Our guides, cooks, Sherpas and porters are fully equipped. Actually we are working in a team. We all are boss and we all are workers. We are the partner of Himalayan Explores Connections (Porters assistance project) we supply enough good clothes from this project, that's why we are different then other companies. Please compare yourself. We know there will no longer HGT with out the good staffs. HGT protect rights of the all our staffs and fully insured.

Electricity in Nepal

Residential electrical outlets in some countries including the United States use 110-120 volts of electricity, and accept very specific shaped plugs. Many other countries including Nepal use other voltages, 220-240 volts to power their appliances, as well different plugs. If you try to plug an American appliance such as a shaver or hairdryer into an outlet of a different voltage, you may destroy the appliance and cause yourself injury. There are few things you should know about other countries (here Nepal) before you travel. read more

What does grading ( Easy, Moderate, Difficult, Strenuous) means?

“Grading” is a term used for rating treks based on difficulty. According to Himalayan Glacier Trekking standards and experience, we divide the trekking into four types, namely Easy, Moderate, Difficult and Strenuous- the challenge in terms of both technicality and geography increases as we move higher in that order. Thus, Easy Treks could be suitable for all while Strenuous and Difficult Treks are meant only for those who have certain experience and capability.

This can help you choose a trek or climb especially in Himalayan Region that best suits your fitness level and experience. Please keep in mind that this is a general guide only. A variety of factors, including weather, may add to the challenge.

Easy Treks

Easy Treks There is no previous trek experience and any physical preparation required to do this trek. An interest in walking will be enough to take up such treks. Such treks usually vary from 2 days hike to 5 days trekking and can reach up to an altitude of 3000 m. Treks usually on well maintained paths and passes through ridges and involve walking up to 5 hours a day.

Moderate Treks

Moderate Treks will require at least 6-7 hours of walking every day, crossing 4000 m above high altitude passes, and long and exhausting walks through often rough trails, rocks and boulders. Therefore, you will require physical and mental fitness, positive attitude and interests and previous hiking or camping experience is preferred. You should prepare to face high altitude.

Difficult Treks

Previous trekking experience and technical knowledge is essential in Difficult Treks. Besides walking through rough trails for 6-7 hours and crossing high passes as high as 5000 m, you will also be glacier crossings on snow/ice. You will be facing high altitude air with low level of oxygen and continuous walking over huge stretch of Himalayan valleys. Positive attitude and perseverance is required.

Strenuous Treks

Strenuous Treks involve long days, long hours of challenging walks, high altitude passes above 5000 m, difficult terrains and glacier and snow walking. No doubt you need to be mentally and physically fit and in excellent health condition. As part of technical requirements, you will required to have rock and ice climbing experience with the knowledge of use of ice axe and crampons. You should consider joining one of the rock climbing and glacier walking classes prior to heading for Trek.

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Green Valley Nepal Treks

P.O. Box: 7265
Thamel, Kathmandu

Phone No: +977-1-4437205
Cell No: +977-9841 392186 (Arjun)

Skype: nepal-arjun

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