Nepali is the official language.The Nepalese people mainly follow the Hindu and Buddhism religion but there are also some groups of Muslim and Christians.Regardless of ethnic background or religion,Nepali people are the most hospitable and friendly people you could ever wish to meet.Nepalese revere their gusts as God.Striving to differentiate itself from India,Nepal's standard time is 15 minutes ahead of Indian standard time and 5 hours 45 minutes ahead of GMT.The Nepali Rupee(Rs) is available 1,2,5,10,25,50,100,500and1000 rupees.Though the country is not very large,it boasts of a diverse topography,which ranges from Tarai in the south to Himalayas in the north.Nepal is famous in the world for its natural beauty,green valley,hilly foot trails,the forest full of rare wild animals and being home of eight highest mountains.Manaslu,Dhaulagiri,Makalu,Annapurna,Kanchanjunga,Lhotse,Cho Oyu and Mt.Everest.
The most popular way to do trek is to use local trekking lodges for accommodation and meals.There are good lodges on the way of Annapurna, Lang tang and Khumbu (Everest) regions.
Lodge trek provide a special meeting place for trekkers from all around the world. You will have a good opportunity to see how people in the hills of Nepal live, work and eat and you may even begin to develop at least a rudimentary knowledge of the Nepali language.
In our tea-house treks, all food and accommodation is part of your package. Porters carry your gear and our guide travels with you during the day and handles all the arrangements for meals and dealing with bureaucracy. It is hassle-free trekking with just a light day pack.
The classic style of trek in Nepal is to camp in tents and employee porters to carry your gear, Sherpas to set up camp and cook serve meals. You can carry with you only water, camera and jacket.
If you are used to carrying your own gear in a backpack, you’ll be amazed at the apparent luxury of a camping trek. Although you’ll be sleeping on foam mattresses, you’ll be assigned a roomy A-frame or dome tent that comfortably accommodates two people and gear. Meals serve at the table in a dining tent as family style or can eat outside enjoying the view. The camp staff have their own tents and kitchen facilities and kitchen boys race back and forth to the dining tents acting as waiters. If there is no permanent toilet, the staff dig a hole and set up a toilet tent.
Camping groups are fully independent of local accommodation and food. A fully organized trekking team is quite a large outfit as not only the trekker’s personal gear needs to be carry but also the group equipment and food. It is likely that there will be three local staff to every trekker. There are many advantages to choosing a camping trek: the control of hygiene in the kitchen is a lot easier on camping treks than in lodges; there is reduces exposure to upper-respiratory ailment (the Infamous ‘Khumbu Cough’) compared to inside trekker-filled tea-houses; tent camping gives you the freedom to go to bed when you want and you usually get to have a quiet night away from the uproar of a lodge; because there are also tents for the Sherpas and porters, you do not need to camp near villages and can trek comfortably in remote regions plus you provide much needed employment for many local porters.
Trekking season in Nepal
To enjoy your trekking holiday it is important to prepare yourself physically and mentally fit for that trip and you have to choose a trek which suit for you.One of best thing to prepare yourself for most trekking trips in Nepal is walking.Try to spend an hour a day on the road,walk upstairs rather then take a lift,if possible walk or cycle when you would normally drive outside,it doesn't be too complicated.Person who suffering from pre-existing medical condition or disease must seek medical advice before your trip.
Altitude sickness is the foremost concern in high altitude trekking .It is caused by lack of Oxygen, above 3000m,the air is thinner,the pressure is lower and there is less Oxygen available in the atmosphere.The initial symptoms are-