Expedition FAQ's

  • What is trekking peak?

Trekking Peaks are the mountain that can be approached from their base camp in one day to the summit including return to the basecamp. Trekking peaks typically range between 5000 m and 7000 m. The Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) will receive the climbing permits for those peaks. Such tops are also known as NMA Trekking Peaks.

  • Who can climb a peak?

There are no limits on obtaining a permit to climb and anyone with sufficient fitness and expertise may attempt a peak climb. Difficulty climbing varies according to various mountains and routes. A fit trekker with little or no climbing experience will try out non-technical climbs. For technical climbs a suitable level of climbing experience is required.

  • I have never climbed before. Can I go for peak climbing?

Everything, including peak climbing, always gets first. There are non-technical peaks, which a fit trekker can climb safely and even highly technical peaks can be attempted by an inexperienced climber with a skilled climbing guide.

  • What are physical fitness criteria to climb a peak in Nepal?

Health and fitness are key requirements to scale high elevation mountain. The required level of fitness is proportional to peak elevation and complexity and length of the path.

  • What is climbing permit?

Climbing Permit for trekking peaks is a legal document issued by the Nepal Mountaineering Association authorizing the climber to attempt the climb on designated peak or route. Attempting a climb without permit is illegal.

  • Do I need climbing permit?

Yes climbing permits are required to climb any peak above 5000 m and it is illegal to do so without a climbing permit.

  • Who will lead me during climbing?

A licensed, trained and experienced Climbing Sherpa Guide will lead you while Peak Climbing.

  • Do I need travel insurance?

Yes the rescue insurance is required while climbing.

  • Which is the best season for peak climbing?

In general August to November and March to May are two climbing seasons in Nepal.

  • Do I need to join in a climbing group?

There is no legal requirement to join the climbing group however climbing solo is an unsafe practice. It is recommended to hire the guide even for simple routes.

  • What will be the food and accommodation?

You will be accommodated in a lodge / teahouse during the access trek; once in the basecamp you will be given a tent and your climbing Sherpa will prepare high-altitude food; the porter will bring all of your climbing gear and provisions for the climb up to the base camp.

  • How much time is generally required for trekking peak?

This varies according to different peaks and weather conditions. Typically, most trekking peaks need one or two days from the basecamp to reach the summit. The time of access varies as well and depends on peak distance and peak elevation.

  • How difficult are the trekking peaks?

That depends on Trekking Peak's geographical shape. A number of peaks are available ranging from non-technical or mildly technical to very highly technical and technical paths.

  • Is there any age limit for trekking Peaks Climbing?

Children below 18 are Restricted for Peak Climbing in Nepal. Is this incorrect?

  • What are the sources of drinking water supply during Peak Climbing?

The bottled water is available on most treks. In many lodges also there are purified / filtered water stations. The boiled water can also be used in the lodges and the camp kitchen.

  • Where do we eat our meals?

You will stay in lodges and guest houses on popular trails and the meals will be cooked for you from the continental menu available, as well as soups and noodles and rice dishes; there are limited choices on some routes and only local Nepali Dal Bhat and curry or instant noodle soups are available on some remote routes. Your Sherpa guide will prepare meals from instant dry meals for you in the Basecamp.

  • Is there any communication while we are on trekking?

It all depends on the region where most of the trekking routes have local VHF phones; more and more places are getting varied range mobile coverage; there is no or very restricted remote connectivity so the only alternative would be a satellite phone.

  • What type of shoes or boots should I wear?

For ultimate comfort and thick vibratim soles you need lightweight trekking shoes ideally with lining in Gore-Tex style to have a smooth walk on rocky trails. You'll also need crampons on snow routes, climbing harness and the ice-axis on many climbs.

  • What problems can arise on altitude?

The cardiopulmonary system is compromised by low oxygen density at high altitude and you may suffer from general breathing difficulties due to Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS), as well as the skin is vulnerable to sunburn if not covered by cloths or sunblocks. AMS can be avoided by sufficient trekking speed and acclimatization undertaking.

  • What type of insurance should I have? Where can I obtain the insurance?

Once you arrive in Kathmandu you must get travel insurance. The insurance should cover rescue services and account for the expense of medevac received by the helicopter. Such plans are available nowadays through many airfare booking agents.

  • What is the cost of Peak Climbing?

The cost depends on the mountain you wish to climb and the group's number of climbers. The cost of climbing includes cost of trekking, cost of transportation (airfare or surface transportation), specifications for equipment and staff, length of climbing, and cost of permitting. Test us with please.