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  • What is Trekking?

    Trekking is the best way to enjoy seeing real Nepal. A trek is walking at your own pace along well-established village trails, enjoying close contact with people in remote mountain villages whose lifestyles has not changed for generations. Perhaps the most enjoyable parts of a trek are the clean mountain air and the magnificent views of the mighty Himalayan peaks. A trek into the mountains will enable you forget  and leave behind everything and experience the peace and nature surrounding yourself.​

  • Are you a licensed company?

    Yes, since 1993 we are in this business with best safety record. We are a registered and licensed company under Ministry of Industry Nepal (registration Number 1139/050/051) and Ministry of Tourism Nepal (License Number 248/400/062) in the field of normal and adventure tourism. A Nepal based company.

  • Who can do trekking?

    Everyone, having normal physical condition and determination to make a mission successful. 

  • How hard are the treks? Am I fit for a trekking trip?

    Talk to us and we will help you choose a trek which will suit your level of fitness as well as your area of interest. Please remember, prior walking experience in general counts for much less than good physical condition and motivation. If you really want to undertake a trekking trip, proper determination, good health and our to-the-edge efforts will help you to fulfill your expectation. No matter experienced or not. The best preparation for trekking is cycling, swimming, and jogging, squash, tennis and long walks involving up and down hill. In addition, we are here to ease you at our best.​

  • Trekking grades?

    For your convenience, we have categorized our trekking trips as Basic, Moderate and Streneous Trek.

    1. Basic Trek: our basic (below 3000m)trekking trips are designed for family and senior citizens to fulfill their dream of trekking in the heart of Himalaya. The popular destinations for basic trekking are Around Kathmandu, Ghandruk, Ghorepani-Poon Hill, Tamang Heritage Trail, Helambu etc.

    2. Moderate Trek: The trekking destinations (above 3000m to 5000m) like Mt. Everest Basecamp, Gokyo Valley, Mt. Annapurna Sanctuary, Round Mt. Annapurna, Tilicho Lake, Mustang, Lower Dolpo, Mt. Makalu Basecamp,  Mt. Kanchenjunga Basecamp, Langtang Valley, Gosainkunda Lake, Ganjala Pass,  Panchpokhari and Rara Lake are considered as moderate trekking. No previous training or experience needed to undertake our moderate trekking trips. Just to follow our well planned and day to day itineraries having proper acclimatization to avoid altitude related problems.

    3. Streneous Trek: our trekking destinations under the grade (above 5000m) are Amphu Lapcha Pass (Mt. Everest region to Mt. Makalu region crossing high passes like Sherpini Col.), Amphu Lapcha to Lukla (via Mera Peak Basecamp), Upper Dolpo, Tashi Lapcha Pass, Round Mt. Dhaulagiri and Jumla to Jomsom (via Kagmara Pass, Lower Dolpo). Having basic mountaineering skill is a plus point but not essential. Our guides will be there to make your trip successful and memorable. Itineraries are prepared in order to mild altitude related problems.

  • What are the options for trekking arrangement in Nepal ?

    A. ​​Options for trekking arrangement in Nepal:

    1. Tea-house (lodge) based trekking arrangement without meals.
    2. Tea-house (lodge) based trekking arrangement with meals.
    3. Complete camping based trekking arrangement with meals.

    1. Tea-house (lodge) based trekking arrangement without meals: We arrange tea-house based trekking trips to well developed trekking destinations where tourist standard lodges are available. Unlike camping based trekking arrangement, accommodation and meal are based on extra payable. Direct payable to the concerned persons for meal and accommodation. Our trekking staff will be there to assist you. Included service of trekking guides and porters to carry your personal belongings during the trekking trip. This option is suitable for the trekkers who do not mind to use local lodges and share available local facilities within budget. In view of hygiene, we provide brand-new like sleeping bag and for your use instead of using local blanket. Backup tents can be provided on extra payable basis.

    2. Tea-house (lodge) based trekking arrangement with meals: We also organize tea-house based trekking trips to well developed trekking destinations where tourist standard lodges are available, including meal and accommodation Our trekking staff will be there to assist you. Included service of trekking guides and porters to carry your personal belongings during the trekking trip. This option is suitable for the trekkers who do not mind to use local lodges and share available local facilities within budget. In view of hygiene, we provide brand-new like sleeping bag and for your use instead of using local blanket. Backup tents can be provided on extra payable basis.

    3. Complete camping based trekking: This option is the original style of trekking in Nepal. Camping based complete trekking arrangement is designed for trekkers seeking a trouble free arrangement, to enjoy camping in privacy under blue sky or undertaking a trekking trip to rare and virgin routes. Supported by experienced Sherpa guides, camping staff, porters, kitchen staff including head cook and assistant cooks capable to prepare fresh and hot meals for you using the portable kitchen. Besides, there will be complete camping gears such as: member tents, dining tent, kitchen tents, staff tents, tables and chairs; and toilet tents. Brand-new like heavy duty sleepingbag and foam mattress will be provided for your comfort. Porter will be there to carry your belongings, camping gears and food supply. Accommodation at lodge or local house will be provided in case of heavy rain or snowfall. A Sirdar (the chief guide more to a manager) supervises and controls camping staff and porters, taking responsible for the trip. Normally, a day of camping based trekking starts around 6 Am with a cup of early morning tea to be considered as wakeup call and a cup of hot tea followed by a bowl of warm water for washing and cleaning. Pack up your personal belongings. Breakfast will be served. Around 8 Am, treks starts for next camp. Lunch will be served, After lunch, continue trek. Upon arrival at camp around 4:30 Pm, tea and biscuits will be served refreshing you. Along with sleeping bag and mattress, your personal belongings will be placed inside your tent. Usually dinner will be served around 7 Pm.

  • What do I need to bring for clothing and equipment ?

    You need to bring your personal trekking gears depending on your trekking destinations and season. We provide check-list before your departure from home.​

  • Where do we stay when we are on the trekking trip?

    In well developed trekking destinations, we provide best available local lodge based accommodation, such as Mt. Everest Basecamp, Mt. Annapurna region and Langtang Valley.

    Tented accommodation will be provided in less developed trekking destinations like Lower and Upper Dolpo, Round Dhaulagiri, Amphu Lapcha Pass, Mt. Kanchenjung Basecamp and where local lodge based accommodation is not easily available.​

  • How heavy does my luggage need to be?

    Normally, you are allowed to bring 15 kilograms of luggage. We provide one porter for two trekking members. A porter carries 30kilograms of load at maximum. But this rule is not so strict with us. We allow you 20 to 25 kilograms of luggage without any extra charge.​

  • What about my small backpack?

    It is suggestible to carry a small backpack on your back containing your valuable documents and personal belongings along with a drinking water bottle. In case of feeling tired and you are not able to carry further, then you may ask our guides to carry. They will be on standby mode.​

  • Is it possible to hire trekking or climbing gears in Kathmandu?

    Yes, it is possible to hire or buy trekking or climbing gears in Kathmandu. There are local to world class equipment shops in Kathmandu.

  • Is it possibe to tour and trek during the monsoon? ‎

    Of course. This season is considered as off season due to heavy rainfall, landslide and rare to view of snow-capped mountains and blue sky. Even monsoon is the best season to enjoy flora and fauna of Nepal. Best time for greenery lovers or researchers relating ecology. Short normal or research based tour and treks can be arranged.  ​

  • What is the best time for trekking ?

    The best time to trek is from October to May. The first two months of the dry season – October and November, when it is still comfortably warm – are ideal for trekking in Nepal. December, January and February are still good months for trekking, but it can be bitterly cold at high altitudes.

  • What happens if I encounter physcial weakness or sickness while on a trekking trip?

    We are capable to arrange rescue service based on overland or air within a short notice at extra payable basis. Normally, air rescue is based on rescue by helicopter charter. Therefore, we suggest you to obtain travel insurance covering air rescue before departure from home.​

  • Where do I keep my luggage when I go to the trek? ‎

    To store your extra luggage which you do not want to carry during a trekking, we assist you to deposit luggage at your hotel with our recommendation. Hotel will issue proper deposit slip against such deposit without any extra charge.

  • Who pays for the extra days if we get stuck in the trekking trip due to the flight cancellation?

    On completion of your trip as per your trekking itinerary, you need to pay for your meal and accommodation in case of flight cancellation due to weather at trek ending point if your trekking involved a return flight. For example: return flight from Lukla Airport in Mt. Everest Region or return flight from Tumligtar Airport in Mt. Makalu Region, or return flight from Jomsom in Mt. Annapurna Region.

  • Why treks and tours with Abound Asian Adventures?

    The best value against your payment in terms of service and for a family touches if your preference is a quality service. Unlike so called big corporate agencies, our services are well-known for personalized and family oriented, and for most reasonable price tag maintaining quality.  ​

  • How do you process my booking?

    You may proceed a booking on email. Please send an email along with your requirements for further process of a booking and step by step instructions.

  • Do you have insurance for your trekking staffs? Do they have proper clothing?

    We do. Our guides, assistant guides, kitchen staff and porters are protected under insurance coverage. We provide proper clothing (for porters having no proper cloths) and insurance coverage.​

  • How to avoid altitude related sickness?

    Most treks should not be taken to gain more than 300 meters to 500 meters in one day when you are above 3000 meters. There should be plenty of time during the day to cover this distance, so the physical exertion though quite strenuous at times, is not sustained. All our trekking itineraries are well designed keeping in view of altitude related issues.​

  • Basic differences between a City Guide (Tourist Guide), Trekking Guide and Climbing Guide in Nepal

    1. City Guide (Tourist Guide): City Guides (Tourist Guide) are trained under Nepal Academy of Tourism and Hospitality Management and licensed by Nepal Ministry of Tourism to guide normal tour clients in. 

    2. Trekking Guide: Unlike City Guides,Trekking guides are also trained under  Nepal Academy of Tourism and Hospitality Management and licensed  by Nepal Ministry of Tourism but to lead individual trekking clients to mountainous regions up to base camp.

    3. Climbing Guide: Unlike City Guides and Trekking Guides, the Climbing Guides are trained and certified by Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) to lead peak climbing clients and major mountaineering expeditions to high mountains unlike City Guides and Trekking Guides.

  • What are the trip categories?

    1. ​Standard Trip Category:

    Accomodation plan:
    ​-​Based on tourist standard hotel accommodation on tour trip in the city of Nepal, Bhutan, Tibet, India and Thailand.
    Local lodge accommodation or tented accommodation based on twin sharing or dormitory and basic camping facilities for the trekking/climbing trip as per situation
    – Fully camping accommodation for trekking and climbing.

    Meal Plan: 
    – Full board (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the tour.
    – Fully camping meals (breakfast, lunch, evening tea and dinner) during the trekking and Full board (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the tour.
    – Breakfast basis meal on tour.
    – Breakfast basis meal on trek/tour.
    – None of above.

    2. Comfortable Trip Category

    Accomodation plan:
    ​-​Based on 3 star hotel accommodation on tour trip in the city of Nepal, Bhutan, Tibet, India and Thailand.
    Local lodge accommodation or tented accommodation based on twin sharing or dormitory and basic camping facilities for the trekking/climbing trip as per situation
    – Fully camping accommodation for trekking and climbing.

    Meal Plan: 
    – Full board (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the tour.
    – Fully camping meals (breakfast, lunch, evening tea and dinner) during the trekking and Full board (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the tour.
    – Breakfast basis meal on tour.
    – Breakfast basis meal on trek/tour.
    – None of above.

    3.Superior Trip Category:

    Accomodation plan:
    ​-​Based on 5star hotel accommodation on tour trip in the city of Nepal, Bhutan, Tibet, India and Thailand.
    Local lodge accommodation or tented accommodation based on twin sharing or dormitory and basic camping facilities for the trekking/climbing trip as per situation
    – Fully camping accommodation for trekking and climbing.

    Meal Plan : 
    – Full board (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the tour.
    – Fully camping meals (breakfast, lunch, evening tea and dinner) during the trekking and Full board (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the tour.

  • Seasons

    Nepal has four climatic seasons. A. Spring: mid-February to May (high season), B. Summer: June to August(Monsoon. low season), C. Autumn: September to mid-December (high season), and D.Winter: December to February (snowfall in the high region, above 2000 Meters. Short trek around Kathmandu or Pokhara can be done). Nepal’s climate varies with its topography and altitude. It ranges from the tropical to the arctic. The low-land Terai region with its maximum altitude to approximately 305m, which lies in the tropical southern part of the country, for instance, has a hot and humid climate that can rise above 45 Degree Celsius during summer. The mid-land regions are pleasant almost all the year round, although winter nights are cool. The northern mountain region, around an altitude above 3,300m has an alpine climate with considerably lower temperature in winter as can be expected.

     A. Spring (February to May). Spring arrives when we reach the month of March. Little early for crossing high passes but excellent time for Helambu. (Not crossing Gosaikunda pass) Langtang, Khumbu, Pokhara Valley, Ghorepani area. Excellent time to trek to Milke Danda and Makalu Base Camp for rhodendron and varieties of wild flowers in full bloom. The temperature starts getting warm and afternoon clouds and showers in most places. Low elevations of pokhara starts getting hotter and quite hazy day by day. Khumbu offers excellent are for hikes. It would be better to fly to Lukla as the walk from Jiri can be disappointing due to haze.
     B. Summer (June to August. Low season). The trek at this time of the year should be at higher altitudes to avoid the heat. The areas that are recommended at this time of the year would be Khumbu (both way fly in and fly out) Rolwaling, Hongu-Gatlang, Langtang with Ganja la pass and Annapurna Circuit. The trails are slippery, with heavy overcast sky, humid heat and leeches. Only areas which falls under rain shadow i.e. Manang, Mustang, Northern Dolpa are recommended during this period.
     C. Autum (September to mid December). Early Autumn (Mid September – Mid October) The monsoon ends with very clear bright skies. The countryside is fresh and lush green. Khumbu, Rolwaling, Hongu Valley, Dhaulagiri, Annapurna regions are best at this time of the year. Autum (Mid October To Mid December) The very best season for treks to all of the region within the whole of Nepal. Perhaps a little crowded due to high season.
     D. Winter (mid December to February) Winter arrives in Kathmandu by November. Low level treks within an elevation of 3500m are best at this time of the year due to good sunny weather and very little rain. But one should avoid crossing high passes after the first week of December due to snow. Khumbu, north of Kathmandu (Both Helambu and Langtang), Pokhara Valley Trek, Ghorepani Circuit all good trips to be considered at this time of the year.