- What is the accommodation like?
After your arrival in Kathmandu you will spend your first night in Nepal in a guesthouse where your will share a room with en-suite bathroom with another participant. During your trekking tour you will sleep in tents in camps that will be rebuild in a different region every afternoon. The necessary camping equipment will be provided by our project partners. You should be aware that there will be no electricity in the time of the trekking tour. Therefore, you should think about packing solar panels to be able to load smaller devices.
- How is the food provided?
During your trekking tour three meals as well as coffee/tea in the morning and afternoon as well as boiled off water from springs will be prepared and served to you every day. Meals will contain all kinds of food and also include characteristic Nepali dishes. In general, it is also possible to receive vegetarian meals, just let us know before your departure so staff members can prepare accordingly. On your first day in Kathmandu you will be responsible for your meals by yourself, but there are a lot of options to find delicious and satisfying dishes for a small amount of money.
- How can I spend my free time?
You can spend you free time at your lunch break with relaxing and refreshing as well as catching up on your diary, reading or doing some laundry as it is the warmest time of the day. After your afternoon hike you can enjoy some tea or coffee, explore your surrounding as well as villages nearby or use the time to chat with locals as well as the crew. After dinner, time can be used for relaxing, playing cards, chatting, singing or dancing with locals and the group.
- Do I have a contact person on site?
During your time in this course you will always have a contact person nearby as the trek is guided by experienced personnel.
- What kind of cost do I have to expect during the project? Can I withdraw cash on site and do I have to pay in local currency?
While you are staying in Kathmandu, you will be able to withdraw money with your credit card as well as your regular bank card at almost every ATM in the city. In general you cannot pay in foreign currency therefore you need change some money to Nepali Rupees before the trek starts, as you will need money as tip. You should prepare for tip of about 100 US-$. Euros can easily be exchanged in banks in the city. Besides that, your expenses will depend on your spending behavior in Kathmandu before and after the trekking course.
- How can I contact family and friends at home?
During your time in Kathmandu you can use the WiFi in the guesthouse to contact family and friends. Alternatively you can also consider buying a Nepali SIM card. Nevertheless in the mountains there will be no WiFi at all and also the reception for mobile phones will not be available in general. For emergencies staff members carry a satellite telephone to contact the Kathmandu office. From there family members will be contacted.
- What’s the climate/weather like?
In general temperatures will be around -3 to -5°C in the morning and the evening in altitudes above 3,000 m. In the afternoon temperatures can rise up to 15-20°C. Temperatures in Kathmandu will be on average around 15°C, varying between 8 and 21°C.
- What happens in case of an emergency?
The guides leading the tours are trained for emergencies and have the Wilderness First Responder certificate. For serious emergencies the guide carries a satellite telephone to call for a helicopter evacuation (you should make to get health insurance that covers this kind of evacuation!). If there are minor problems the staff carries a big first aid kit and a Gamow bag in case of acute altitude sickness. In Kathmandu there is an international hospital injured clients will transported to.
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