I. When is the best season to trek / travel in Nepal and South Asia?
The best season to trek in Nepal is from mid February, June, July, August and September to early December.
February – June: starting mid February until the first week of June, the temperatures are relatively warm (10° to 15°) warmer than in the fall seasons.
Mornings are bright and clear with the air slowly becoming hazier as the day progresses. The rhododendron forests in springtime are spectacular, with various color displays.
June is warm and green with fewer people and the sense of solitude is much greater than other seasons.
September – December: September to early December is an ideal time for the best mountain views. The days are typically sunny and clear with moderate temperatures and the evenings are usually quite cold.
We have summer treks to Mustang, Ladakh or Tibet too.
II. What type of physical shape do I need to be in, to trek in Nepal?
Trekking in Nepal is suitable for average people who are moderately fit, thus no previous experience is required. To initiate a good physical shape for the trek, some physical fitness programs such as running, swimming, hiking is recommended before you embark on your journey.
People suffering from pre-existing diseases must seek medical advice before considering the trek. Whilst on the trek, it is common to experience some discomfort before being fully acclimatized, if you go to higher altitudes treks.
Steps climbing may be involved, although it is never necessary to use ropes.
III. Should I join a group for trek/tour?
It is not necessary that you have to join a group and follow our fixed departure dates.
Private trips are initiated and customized everyday, upon your request.
Routes in the hills provide special meeting place for the trekkers from throughout the world so traveling in group is not necessary. Rather you can move at your own pace and set your own schedule by not being in a group. You can freely alter the routes within the limits imposed by your trekking permit and your guide will reschedule your itinerary accordingly.
But if you are interested to join a group, please choose the mentioned departure dates as per your requirement and we will try to arrange a group for you.
IV. Are there any chances of dangers during the trek / tour?
Nepal is absolutely a safe country to travel to. Earthbound Expeditions takes every precautions possible, to ensure the comfort and safety of the trekkers.
In regards to political stress, everything has returned to normalcy lately, after the government – Maoist truce and Maoist party recently joint the political mainstream and subsequent to the historical peace accord signed by both parties in November 2006.
There is an overwhelming peace and tranquility that prevails throughout Nepal.
Nepal enjoyed 27.1% growth in Tourists arrival by Air in 2007 and has continued to grow since then.
V. Can I get more information about the list of equipments and altitude sickness?
Yes, for detailed information, please contact us and we will get in touch with you with every possible suggestions.
VI. How long has Earthbound Expeditions been in the travel and trek business?
We have been serving in the tourism field for over a decade (since 1994) and are a trusted government registered trek agency in Nepal.
Earthbound Expeditions has been recommended by Lonely Planet, New York Times, Trip advisor, various guide books, newspapers and magazines.
VII. Do you have any referral customers?
To know more about our services and to find out more about our former client’s referrals, please browse through our TESTIMONIAL pages or simply write to us and we will pass on their e-mail addresses to you, so that you can communicate directly with them.
VIII. Can I extend my holidays?
There are many options and choices for you, to extend your holidays either before or after your major trip.
If you would like us to send in detailed information’s, please get in touch with us and we will be glad to assist you.
If there is anything else we can assist you with,
GET IN TOUCH WITH US.