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During your Nepal Luxury Adventures, you will get an opportunity to connect with local people and also indulge in some cultural exchanges. Other highlights of this adventure holiday are trekking on low-altitudes with spectacular mountain views, rafting along the Seti River, witness Nepal’s pastoral countryside, experience exotic cultures of Nepal and meet local artisans, and an adventurous wildlife safari tour in Chitwan National Park.
A local Nepali who is fluent in English speaking will be your guide throughout the trip in Nepal. If you wish to have a guide speaking other foreign languages such as Spanish, French, German, Italian and so on, you need to inform the sales representative during the time of your inquiry about the trip. Most of our guides hail from the mountainous regions of the country and have been employed with Himalayan Glacier based on their appropriate experience, leadership skills and personal aptitude.
Your guide possesses adequate knowledge about the culture, ecosystem, flora, fauna, geography and history of Nepal. They are highly professional leaders who have undergone special training such as Wilderness First Aid (WFA), trekking guide training, eco-trekking workshop, and several others.
In very simple words, a teahouse trek is simply hiking during the daytime and relaxing at a standard lodge or a teahouse at night. Likewise, a luxury lodge trek is hiking during the daytime (at your own pace) and relaxing at a luxurious hotel/resort with most of the facilities of comfort. In Nepal, luxury lodge trek is not possible at all destinations. Because at remote locations, there is no availability of luxurious resorts or hotels. However, standard teahouses or hotels are available at almost all trekking destinations.
The major difference between a teahouse trek and a luxury lodge trek is that the latter properties are professionally managed and have a consistent higher level of service. These luxury lodges have gardens, comfortable dining room, and bedrooms with attached bathroom including hot shower and western-style toilet.
You will be guided by our experienced trek leaders who have been to most of the parts of Nepal multiple times for over decades now. All our guides are locals who communicate very well in English and acquire deep knowledge of the mountains, people, culture, health, hygiene, and most importantly your safety and well-being.
Yes! You will fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara before you begin your low-altitude trek in the Annapurna region. After completing your wildlife safari in Chitwan National Park, you will fly back from Chitwan to Kathmandu on a short flight. Sometimes, the unpredictable nature of the weather of Nepal makes flying conditions problematic. Himalayan Glacier uses the three safest airlines in Nepal namely Yeti Airlines, Buddha Air, and Tara Air unless any of these airlines has been temporarily halted due to technical concerns.
Yes, absolutely! Under normal circumstances, all our booked trips are guaranteed to run. Please note that you will still be doing your Annapurna Base Camp trek even if other hikers cancel their trip. This is one significant reason why Himalayan Glacier is different from other operators, who usually cancel their whole trip a month or even a week before the actual trip date. We are a specialized tailor-made company, so the number of participants does not stop any of our trips. Remember to find us in case your trip has been canceled by your operator and you are in a last-minute stress so that we can assist in sorting out your trip decisions. Unless there is a situation which is out of our control such as a political riot, natural disaster, pandemic, epidemic or weather catastrophes, our trips are 100% guaranteed to run.
The maximum altitude that you will be dealing with, on this trip is 1,940m (6,365ft) at the village of Ghandruk. This particular itinerary has been designed on consultation with highly experienced tour and trek leaders in such a way that it allows our clients to ascend at a sensibly safe pace. Usually altitude sickness starts kicking from 3,000m and above, but in case if you think you are feeling the effects, then speak with your tour leader to seek immediate advice.
People with stable health conditions can accomplish this trip with ease. In case if you feel any altitude related problems, it is best to inform it to your guide instantly. People with other health issues are recommended to kindly consult a doctor about the advisability of doing the trip before you book your trip with us.
Firstly, you need to get your insurance in your home country as it is not available in Nepal. It is mandatory for our clients to be protected against comprehensive expenses likely to incur due to health issues, accidents, flight cancelation, trip cancelation (due to pandemic, political riots or natural calamities), to join any of our trips. However, the insurance coverage is not necessarily the same for different travel packages. For the type of insurance coverage you will need to do this trip, you can visit our travel insurance section that contains all detailed information.
It is not mandatory to pay a tip to your guide, but if you feel that you are totally satisfied with the services provided, personally by our guides during the trip, tipping is a gesture to acknowledge your satisfaction. Doing so will motivate them to do better and give them an overwhelming sense of achievement on their personal feat of having to serve you.
Your main luggage will be a durable kit bag, probably a duffle bag that will be provided to you by Himalayan Glacier. This baggage will be carried during your trek by our porters and must weigh not in excess of 15kg. Along with the duffle bag, we also recommend to carry your daypack of approximately 30 liters capacity in which you will carry all of your essential items. The domestic airlines in Nepal allows a maximum baggage weight of 15kg only. If you have more items, then make sure to carry only the most essential things that you will require during the trip. You can leave all your other lesser important items back in the hotel in Kathmandu. For the allowance of baggage weight on your international flights, please kindly check with your airline that you will be flying to Nepal and back.