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 to June, July, August and September to 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 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 when 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 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 amazing encounter with other trekkers from around the world. Rather you can move at your own pace and set your own schedule by not joining 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 a date that suits you from the mentioned departure dates 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.
Even in the wake of the April Earthquake that shook the country, trekking and other tourist activities are safe. Everything related to tourism is in smooth operation. From airport to road, hotels to tea houses on the trek, all are
Nepal is in transitional phase of constitution writing and institutionalizing a new system – federal republic – and it’s taking time. Political instability has created lots of problems, mostly development related, but safety wise, the situation is good.
So there is nothing sort of danger directly or indirectly in travelling to Nepal.
V. Can I get more information about the list of equipment 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 trekking business?
We have been serving tourists from around the world since 1994. We are a government registered trusted trekking agency in Nepal.
Earthbound Expeditions has been recommended by Lonely Planet, New York Times, tripadvisor, 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.