1. Can I join a group tour or Trek?
We have joining group departure every Wednesday and Sunday in peak seasons. If one of these does not fit your schedule, we can arrange a special tour or treks for you, whether you are traveling alone or with a few friends.
2. Is previous hiking experience required to go on a trek?
You do not require any hiking experience for short treks. If you are planning a trek longer than a week, you should work out or do long day hikes at home.
3. What equipment should I bring?
Following are the general idea of the personal items to be brought by a trekker to trek in Nepal. The personal items, in fact, are of individual interest, choice & the luxury. Besides, the most important fact he/she must consider is the time of the year, trekking days, region & altitude.
- Hiking boots with some ankle support
- Training type shoes
- Flip - flop or slippers for use around the camp.
- Cotton shirts, T- shorts, jeans, etc. for day use.
- Socks and underwear - 4/5 that can be easily washed and dried on daily basis.
- Trekking suits, light sweater, a wind proof jacket or lightly padded jacket, down jacket
- Umbrella, sun hat, waterproof gear
In a supported trek, heavy items are carried by porters carry heavy personnel items the trekkers are required to carry minimum items only. They have to carry their personal belongings that might need during the daytime. So, they are briefed to pack their items in two different bags.
-In day pack
-in duffle bag
-Camera and spare films Spare batteries
-Needle and thread
4. What is Teahouse Trekking? And how it is organized?
A Teahouse Trekking is extremely standard even if it is local run guesthouse. Teahouse trek is very popular in the well - developed tourist regions including Annapurna, Everest and Langtang - Helambu regions where western, continental meals, Nepalese meal (Dalbhat), and good accommodation with attached bathroom with hot and cold shower are available in most of the places. This type of trekking offers you good food, good accommodation in the available teahouses & lodges. Since Teahouse Trekking is comparatively expensive than camping, it is more suitable for both small groups as well as large groups.
5. What is Camping trek?
Camping trek is best called as Fully Organized Supported Trek. As exploratory or mountaineering expeditions, camping Trek is also organized in the same style. Camping trek includes a team of guide, cook, Sherpa, & porters to give you accompany. Our porters carry all trekking gears, food, fuel, & personal belongings, & our cooks & assistant prepares hot meals & carry out, supervises the whole operations. Trekkers should carry only small bag or what they might need during the day. At night, they are provided dining tents, sleeping tents, & toilet tents. They are also provided with mattresses and down sleeping bags, all of which are carried for them with the party. Even tables and chairs are carried.
6. How Camping trek is operated?
In a typical Camping Trek, we start trek around 6 a.m. with a cup of hot tea & you are provided a bowl of warm water for their washing & cleaning. After packing up their stuff and daypack, the trekkers are requested to leave their camp & have a breakfast. The trek begins around 7.30 - 8 a.m.
All camping equipments & gears will be packed by our well trained staff, and then the porters carry them to the next camping site. Personal belongings of the trekkers they may need for the day like water bottle, rain gear, camera, etc. should be carried by themselves.
The Trekkers decision can depend upon their own on time for viewing the beautiful landscape, taking photographs and resting or making a short pause. The walk to lunch spot will normally take 3 hours. Upon your arrival, you are served hot lunch by our cook & assistant. In the afternoon, after walking about 3 to 4 hours, you can reach at the camp around 4/5 p.m. You can enjoy tea & snacks while our Sherpa pitch the camp. Dinner time is around 6/7 p.m. in the dining tent lit with a pressurized lantern & furnished with table & camping tools. You are provided high quality tents, foam & mattress, a simple toilet tent in every camp.
Our experienced cook/ assistant will prepare a variety of healthy & wholesome food taking care of your health which is carried for the entire trek.
7. Is a Trekking permit required?
The government of Nepal no longer requires a trekking permit for Everest, Annapurna, Langtang, and some other regions. However, conservation permit or National park permits are required for these regions. There are few restricted trekking areas in Nepal, where trekking permits are required.
Where trekking permit is applicable:
For the general trekking areas such as the Everest, the Annapurna, the Langtang & Rara, trekking permit is not required. But the following places should be obtained trekking permit:
1./ Lower Dolpo and Kanchenjunga - Equivalent to US$ 10 per person per week for the first four weeks and US$ 20 per week thereafter.
2./ Manaslu - US$ 90 per person per week for trekking during Sept- Nov and US$ 75 per week during December- August.
3./ Humla- US$ 90 per person for the first seven days and US$ 15 per day thereafter.
4./ Upper Mustang and Upper Dolpo - US$ 700 per person of the first ten days and US$ 70 per person per day thereafter.
: Only through registered trekking agencies, trekking to Dolpo, Kanchenjunga, Manaslu, and upper Mustang can be undertaken. Entrance fee is levied for visiting all National Parks, and Conservation Area. Children under 10 years are not required entrance fee.
8. What happens if I get sick?
Firstly the most important thing is we shouldn’t panic. You should always assure that you have a well-provisioned and applicable medical kit as well as acceptable insurance in case you should have to be displaced. A slight case of diarrhea is to be conventional, as well as sprains and muscle aches after a long walk in the hills. Altitude sickness is extremely dangerous but mostly escapable after you follow a few simple rules: trek high and sleep low, drink at least 2 liters of water per day (exclude beer or soft drinks!), and be practical. If you feel shortness of breath, a slight headache or dizziness, then you should immediately inform your porter/ guide and take rest. You should lie down and drink water. If you are still feeling unwell you may consider going down hundreds of meters. Take someone with you, do not pretend that you are okay and do not go down alone. A declination of a few hundred meters overnight may be enough to make you able to start trekking again for tomorrow. For more information, please visit at www.high-altitude-medicine.com. Porters are just as prone to altitude sickness as everyone else is. This site will provide each and every information you need and include oral Nepali questionnaire for your porter. As everyone else is, porters are just prone to altitude sickness.
9. What are your payment terms?
We prefer 20 % advance deposit of total price of a tour in order to conform your reservation before you arrive in Nepal. And rest of the payment can be made after your arrival. For further info of payment terms and conditions, please visit http:/www.goinnepal.com/termsnconditions.htm
10. Does Limitless Vacation Pvt. Ltd Agency accept credit cards?
We accept American Express, Visa and Master cards for advance payment. If you are paying in person in Nepal, we request that you pay in cash or Travelers cheques as the bank charges for credit cards are quite high.
11. What is the maximum weight allowed on domestic flights?
The normal weight limit is 20 kilogrammes. While the helicopter shuttle system is operating the limit to Lukla is 15 kg.
12. How many extra days should I allow in case of flight cancellation?
If you are flying from a remote mountain airstrip like Lukla, Jomsom, Simikot, Taplejung and Dolpo, we should keep at least two spare days before your departure for home.
13. Is it possible/easy to get equipment on hire?
There are trekking shops at Thamel, in Kathmandu in particular, where you can easily rent or buy items like sleeping bags, down jackets, rucksacks and duffel bags.
14. Is communication to home possible while on trek?
There are telephones in many villages along the popular trekking routes from which you can make international calls.
15. Are Limitless Vacation trekking crew insured?
Our company insures all our trekking staff, including porters.
16. What arrangements for drinking water are made while on trek?
You should bring a one-liter water bottle with you on the trek. We prefer that you purify water yourself using iodine in order to save scarce fuel. We can provide a limited amount of boiled water that you can use to fill your water bottle in the evening.
17. What if the guide/porter leaves me alone the trail?
Sometimes the porter/guide may go on ahead if you are walking slowly on an easy trail, usually to find a good place to eat or stay the night. However, this doesn't mean that you have been abandoned. Limitless Vacation Pvt. Ltd Agency’s porters or guides will never leave you for long periods and will never steal your bag or belongings. It is guaranteed.
17. What is the best season for trekking in Nepal? And can I go trekking in the months of June and July?
The best time for trekking in Nepal is October to early December and March/April. It is not very good trekking during the monsoon season from June to August except treks in the Himalayan rain shadow like Upper Mustang, Dolpo and Kailash.
18. What is the weather & temperature like?
Weather in the mountains is notoriously difficult to predict. Of course, at night it is generally cold, and in winter the days can be quite beautiful if the sun is out. There can be snow or rain storms any time of the year. Trekking in spring (March - April) is particularly lovely as the rhododendrons are in full bloom, and the mountains still have plenty of high snow to enhance your photos. You need to be aware that it can get pretty hot and sunstroke can be a risk. Good polarizing sunglasses or glacier glasses (not trendy fashion ones) for high altitudes/winter treks, and a large brimmed hat are a necessity. It is also important to make sure that you can stay warm and dry in just about any conditions. Expect the unexpected!
Between 1000m and 3500m the temperature could be as high as 20 deg C to 5 deg C low. At higher altitude, the temperature ranges from 20 deg C to -10 deg C. During winter it is around 10 deg colder.
19. What if I take more or less time on my trek than I had planned and paid for?
A trekking holiday should never be about making it to the final point quickly. In fact, most of the time it isn't even about the end point. Walking in the mountains is about enjoying the beauty of the people and places. You pay the porter/guide per day, and any differences can be made up on your return. Remember, it's your holiday and so long as you enjoy your trip the time taken is mostly irrelevant. You may find that weather or illness means you have to turn back, sit it out or take another route. No problem!
20. Will somebody come to pick me up at the Airport upon my arrival?
Yes, our Airport Representative will come to the airport to pick you up. Outside of Terminal Hall, he/she will be displaying a play card of Limitless Vacation Agency with your name on it. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to hotel or our office.
21. Is it necessary to take precautions against Malaria?
It is not necessary to take Malaria prevention medicine unless you will be visiting a Jungle
22. Why to choose Limitless Vacation Pvt. Ltd?
Our personalized service and specialist’s knowledge will create a more alluring and adventurous holiday packages for you. Our courteous and respectful service will not end with your booking, but is maintained throughout your stay. The most important consideration for safe, amusing adventure travel is accurate preparation. In this regard, nobody equals the devotion of Limitless Vacation.
Our experienced team leader, guides, porters and cooks pay careful attention to the arrangements for travel, the preparation of goods, wholesome food and strict rules of hygiene. Our staffers are well paid; our tours are insured and equipped properly. We prefer a maximum of 24 per group and are happy to arrange tours for individuals and smaller parties. We admit that small groups diminish the effect on the environment and allow for the cultural cooperation that is often the most enduring aspect of a holiday in Nepal.
With the expanding concern over the global impact of tourism, Limitless Vacation is moving towards the promotion of responsible tourism through cultural and environmental awareness.
All the guests are met at the airport and left to us - transfers are accents free. We provide you with clear details of the cost of your tour so that you are fully aware of any extra expenses that may be acquired. No nasty surprises!
We encourage comments from our guests and use them to improve our services.
We help you prepare, with concise information about the terrain, the climate, local customs, etc before you leave home. You can enjoy the sometimes high altitude conditions without discomfort as our guides have been trained in mountain safety and first aid procedures. We are in constant communication with our field offices and monitor all aspects of government policy and weather that may affect your trip. We are on-call 24 hours a day. You can rest assured that Limitless Vacation has one of the best safety records anywhere. In case of emergency, helicopter rescue is available during treks and expeditions.
We provide fresh, hygienically prepared food served by our private cooks during trekking, expeditions & safaris. You can have Nepali, Chinese, Italian and as well as Western meals. Beverages include coffee, hot chocolate, tea and Nepali Tea (Milk Tea). Our locally produced food is free of chemicals and pesticides.
Health & Comfort
We pay attentions to your level of physical fitness and your appetite for ability and adventure, and plan your itinerary accordingly. If you are part of a group, we do our best to ensure that you are either over stretched or held back by inappropriate co-workers.
Our equipment is state of the art and carefully maintained. For example, we use the latest bikes, rafts and trekking equipment.
Both in the cities and outlying areas, we have long- standing relationships with the owners and managements of Nepal's network of hotels and inns, and can arrange excellent accommodation at advantageous tariffs, from simple accommodation in remote villages to the five star hotels of Kathmandu and Pokhara.
Camping is the preferred way to enjoy one of the most beautiful and fragile spots on earth, because it allows you to be close to nature. Your sensitivity for your surrounding will influence others and your team will help with these simple guidelines
Do not leave anything except your footprints on the trail, and do not take away anything except photos.
Use bio-degradable or burnable disposables.
Do not leave waste burning on a site. Bag and remove plastic and tins for disposal later.
Ensure that toilets are dug at least 50 meters from the camp, and cover with earth on departure