Nepal alternative treks is empowering female tour and trekking guides. Concerning with female single travelers for their comfort, avoid sexual harassment and better understanding of possible problems during the trek. We have female tour guides for city tour in Kathmandu valley, Pokhara and Lumbini. They are highly educated, government registered tour guide license holder, more than 10 years experienced, a good review by previous clients, fluent English speaking as well as Chinese and Thai language speaking, They are informative about history, culture, language, costume, belief, religion to related sites.
Our female trekking guides are physically very fit as male guides. They are government registered trekking guide license holders, experienced, fluent English, and local language speaking, honest, good hospitality as well as good review by previous clients on different social sites.
- You will need to obtain below trekking permits for different regions:
- Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP), is mandatory to the Annapurna region. You can prepare only at Kathmandu or Pokhara. You will be charged a double price or returned if you don't take this permit with you for all trekking routes in the Annapurna region. It costs Rs. 2000 or equivalent per person and you are required to have one passport size picture and passport copy. Nepal alternative treks arrange this permit for you in advance or on your arrival day if no public holiday or off-hour.
- Trekker's Information Management system (TIMS), It is also compulsory to any trekking region except if you are doing peak climbing, Expedition or special trekking areas (remote) as Mustang, Manaslu, Dolpo for example. You need to obtain this permit either in Kathmandu or Pokhara. You will be returned back if you don’t have this card while they check on the way to trekking. It costs $ 10 or equivalent for Agency, $ 20 or equivalent for individual clients ( If you make yourself). We arrange a TIMS card in advance or after we meet.
- National Park fees, It is necessary to obtain for different trekking regions that are under National park areas. All the national fees are the same price Rs. 3000 or equivalent. You can obtain it along the way to trekking but you will be required passport copy. Everest trekking, Langtang Trekking, Makalu Trekking, Dolpo Trekking, etc.
- You are suggested to book domestic flight tickets, tourist bus ticket, local bus tickets or to reserve the jeep to different trekking starting points from Kathmandu in advance. It secures good seats and starts the trek in a fixed schedule. It will be overbooked during the peak season. We can book domestic flight tickets, bus tickets, reserve the jeep or hotels in advance to secure the seats.
- You will need special permits to different remote area trekking areas.
Manaslu Circuit Trekking: Manaslu Special permit, ACAP and MCAP.
Tsum Valley Trekking: Tsum valley special permit and MCAP.
Tsum valley and Manaslu trekking: Tsum valley special permit, Manaslu Special permit, MCAP, and ACAP.
Upper Dolpo Trekking: Upper Dolpo special permit and Shey Phoksundo National park fee.
Lower Dolpo Trekking: Lower Dolpo Special permit and National Park fee.
Mustang Trekking: Upper Mustang special permit and ACAP.
Nar Phu valley Trekking: Nar Phu special permit and ACAP.
Nepal's alternative treks arrange all above the special permits.
- General equipment for Trekking are in below:
When you select your personal items, keep in mind the number of days you will be trekking, the time of year and the altitude. We advise our clients to bring these items:
- Lightweight walking boots "walked" them in prior to arrival in Nepal to avoid blisters.
- Lightweight cotton pants, shorts, wrap-around skirt.
- At night -track top, pants
- Cotton T-shirts.
- Long sleeve cotton shirt, if susceptible to sunburn.
- Sun hat - sunburn is severe at rarefied altitudes.
- Thick outer wooden socks, thin inner cotton
- Vaseline for feet and crutch.
- Water bottle - 2 liters.
- Sunglasses and strap
- Small headlamp/flashlight /torch
- Personal medical supplies - do not forget ban - aids, elastic bandage
- Sunscreen, sun bock, suntan lotion.
- Small daypack - 25 liters.
- Rain jacket - poncho style to cover backpack.
- Small towels
- Warm down fiber filled jacket.
- Sleeping bag to -15c with inner sheet
- Thermal underwear, woolen shirts, and thick sweaters.
- Flannel shirt
- Beanie with ear flaps
- A pair of gloves
- Snow glasses and strap
- Snow gaiters.
- Sandals or slip-on shoes
- Camera and film.
- Spare boot laces.
Above the trekking equipment, you can rent or buy in Kathmandu at a cheap price. We can recommend you one of the good stores at Thamel.