Frequently Asked Questions
Why trekking in Nepal?
Trekking in Nepal is one of the most adventures outdoor activities where you can have lifetime of happy memories. An adventurous country is a natural adage for Nepal as the country is home to eight of 14 eight thousands on earth and hundreds of other peaks lined up along its northern frontiers. But Nepal is not just about mountains. It offers plethora of activities for tourists travelling from all over the world.
Why travel with Global Adventure Trekking?
Global Adventure Trekking (GAT) is one of the Nepal's leading trekking company based in Thamel, Kathmandu. We have been offering outdoor activities in Nepal , Tibet, Bhutan and India since 1998. GAT is the only trekking company managed by a well trained, qualified and experienced outdoor professionals. It is officially registered with the Ministry of Tourism government of Nepal. And affiliated to different organizations- Trekking Agencies Association of Nepal (TAAN), Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA), Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) and Kathmandu Environmental Education Project (KEEP). Our team members were born different region of Nepal Himalayas. They have full of an intimate knowledge of People, culture and history of Nepal.
What is trekking?
Trekking is to explore around where travelers can feel peaceful, happiness and more enjoyments yourself into the natures. Trekking is not only walking in the mountains at the same time travelers can learn about the cultural, people, religion, custom, history, flora and fauna and much more…………Trekking is so popular that one in every five visitors to this country comes solely for the purpose of trekking.
Do I need travel insurance?
Of course, the travelers are suggested to have insurance.
Do I need to bring any essential documents?
Travelers must have valid passport and few P.P size photos.
What is the Visa fee and how do I get?
Travelers can get visa on their upon arrival at Nepal airport, cost USD 40
It is safe to travel in Nepal.
How is the political conditions in Nepal now?
The political situation is liquidity and multi party system is practice.
May I travel along in Nepal?
Yes you can. There are always travelers around.
What is the best time to trek?
All around the clock, But Autumn and spring is highly suggested.
How difficult are the treks?
Depend on the area you are going. It is categories in there different category, which you can see above.
How fit do I need to be?
Normal fitness and good physical condition is fine for trekking in Nepal.
Do I need any trekking experience to do trek in Nepal?
Is it possible to buy/ rent equipments in Kathmandu?
Any shorts of gear are available in Kathamndu for trekking and mountaineering.
Should I bring medicine my self or GAT provided?
We also provide medical kits but if your brings your own is highly appreciated.
Do I need any vaccination before to leave?
Do you have airport pick up service?
Yes we do.
Is there ATM facilities on the trek?
There are no ATM in the mountain apart from major cities.
Can I change money on the trek?
Can I have hot shower during the trekking?
What type of food can I have during the trekking?
Nepalese traditional, continental and Tibetan type of food are served.
What type of accommodation do I have on the trek?
Tourist category lodge are available in the mountain.
Is there electricity during the trek?
Most of the place do not have electricity.
Do I have to pay to charge batteries?
Do I need to have trekking polls?
Suggested to have.
How about the drinking water?
The safe drinking water stations are available in some trekking area but boiled and treated water will be provided by GAT.
What happened if I get really sick?
GAT staffs will look after until you recover and follow the group.
Do I have to use guide and porters?
Yes, All are suggested to have Guide or porter for you safety security.
Is your company authorized by Nepal Government?
GAT is certify by NTB board, NMA and TAAN.
Do your trekking crews have insurance?
All GAT staffs are well insured and well equipped.