1. What’s The Difference Between Hiking, Trekking, Peak Climbing And Mountain Climbing?
Hiking is the preferred term for a long, vigorous walk, usually walking outdoors on trails (footpaths), or off trail, in the countryside for recreational purposes. All forms of walking have health benefits.Hiking means a day walk that can be completed in a single day and you come ta stay overnight in the same place.
Trekking is an act of making a long journey across difficult country on foot, exploring and enjoying the scenery in areas of relatively unspoiled wilderness especially in the mountainous areas usually for pleasure and recreational purposes.
Peak climbing in Nepal is mountaineering activities in officially opened mountains ranging 5587 to 6500m taking permits from concern authorities either immigration or Nepal mountaineering association of Nepal with proper equipment like Ice axe, alpine boot with crampons, rope with all necessary alpine gears etc. under the supervision and instruction from your professional and skilled mountain guides who have considerable mountaineering experience. Your physical fitness is highly demanded.
Mountain ClimbingMountain climbing is another thing entirely. It takes special equipment, training and comes with more risk. Neither trekking nor hiking require any special skill, other than the ability to walk.
2. How Do I Learn About New Trips, Special Promotions, Or Bodhi Adventures News?
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3. Can I Reserve A Private Trip For My Friends Or Family?
Absolutely! Reserve one of our scheduled departures exclusively for your group or have us create a dream trip for you. We’re happy to help you with an adventure handcrafted to your specifications. Bodhi Adventures tour is a great way to celebrate a special occasion or reunite with old friends.
4. How Do I Reserve A Trip?
It’s very quick and easy. Give us a call or complete the online Reserve a Tripform. We will confirm your reservation with a $500 per person deposit, plus any internal air costs, payable by online payment or credit card.
5. When Should I Reserve My Trip?
Many Bodhi Adventures tours fill up months in advance. Once you have decided on a trip and a specific departure date, we recommend reserving immediately to avoid disappointment.
6. What Type Of Assistance Does Bodhi Adventures Provide For My Pre-Trip And Post-Trip Arrangements?
Our home team has years of travel experience and is ready to assist in planning any pre- or post-trip extensions you are considering. If you need ideas, just ask—we are happy to share our secrets!
7. What Kind Of Information Will I Receive To Help Me Prepare For My Trip?
When you confirm your reservation with Bodhi Adventures, you will receive a complete trip planner with information to help you prepare for your adventure. This includes specifics on the tour, meeting and departure points, the easiest ways to travel to and from these points, a suggested packing list, a reading list, and region-specific information.
8. I Have Special Dietary Restrictions. How Can I Be Sure My Needs Will Be Met?
With advance notice, we can accommodate your special dietary restrictions. In some destinations the choices may be slightly limited, but with some delicious creativity from the chef, you can enjoy authentic, local cuisine suited to your needs on your Bodhi Adventures tour.
9. Will I Feel Comfortable As A Solo Traveler?
Many solo travelers join our trips, which are generally a nice mix of single travelers and those traveling together. Bodhi Adventures tours are a great option for solo travelers, as they provide the camaraderie and security of a group. You may choose to reserve a single room, or we can try and find a roommate for you.
10. Who Travels With Bodhi Adventures, And What Is The Average Group Size?
Our groups are small, 6 to 8 guests on average, and may be made up of couples, singles, friends, or families. Our guests are congenial, like-minded individuals who have an adventurous spirit and a curiosity about the world, and getting to know them will likely become one of the highlights of your trip.
11. What Is A Typical Day Like On A Bodhi Adventures Trip?
Although the most accurate answer may be that there is no typical day on our trips, there are some aspects that are consistent. For example, breakfast is generally between 7:00 and 8:00 a.m., and there is usually time to freshen up after breakfast before heading out for the day. We may take a packed lunch to give us more time on the trail or on the water. Morning is usually the most active part of the day, although our guides are constantly monitoring weather and local events to take advantage of the best conditions. We generally arrive back at our lodgings by mid-to-late afternoon, leaving a few hours before dinner to relax, read a book, or explore the local surroundings on your own. Dinner is generally served between 6:30 and 8:00 p.m. and may be at our inn or at a favorite local restaurant. Evenings are open for whatever suits you.
12. FAQS ABOUT BODHI ADVENTURES TOURS
As you plan your Bodhi Adventures tour, you may have some questions—and naturally, we have the answers! So please give us a call at +977 9841484556, or send us an email at [email protected], and we’ll be happy to provide all the information you need. In the meantime, we hope the following frequently asked questions and answers can also help you with your preparation.
- Can I physically handle the trip? How do I know if I am fit enough?
- Do I need any special equipment for my trip?
- What is a typical day like on a Bodhi Adventures trip?
- Who travels with Bodhi Adventures, and what is the average group size?
- Will I fee comfortable as a solo traveler?
- I have special dietary restrictions. How can I be sure my needs
- What kind of information will I receive to help me prepare for my trip?
- What type of assistance does Bodhi Adventures provide for my pre-trip and post trip arrangements?
- When should I reserve my trip?
- How do I reserve a trip?
- Can I reserve a private trip for my friends or family?
- Can I give a trip as gift?
- How do I learn about new trips, special promotions, or Bodhi Adventures news?
13. Can I Physically Handle The Trip?
How Do I Know If I Am Fit Enough?We offer a variety of trips that are appropriate for all fitness levels. Give us a call and our Bodhi Adventures home team will be happy to chat with you about the trip you are interested in Nepal. When you call, you’ll be able to speak with someone who is knowledgeable about the trip you are considering.
14. Do I Need Any Special Equipment For My Trip?
No. If any special equipment is required, Bodhi Adventures will supply it or inform you as to how it can be rented locally. You need only a well-broken in pair of hiking boots and a backpack large enough to hold warm clothes, a camera, lunch, water, sunscreen, and anything else you wish to carry throughout the day. On our trips that involve camping, you may wish to bring your own sleeping bag. A detailed list of what to bring will be included in your trip planning materials.
15. Why should I go trekking in Nepal?
In the whole world, there are fourteen mountains above 8000 meters; Nepal is home to eight of them, so you’ll be treated to great views. Also, the country is set up well for trekking, with abundant affordable lodges. Trekking in Nepal is also cheap, generally lower than in other countries. Nepal is culturally very diverse and rich, 123 dialects are spoken within the country. About 800 species of birds are found in Nepal. Finally, Nepal is safe. Sure, accidents happen–earthquakes, freak weather events–and some dodgy characters exist, like anywhere. It’s never a good idea to trek solo. But on the whole, crime and violent crime in Nepal is very low.
16. Is it difficult?
This is very difficult to answer definitively, but if you are reasonably fit, then trekking is challenging but not exhausting. Most treks are designed so that you walk a comfortable distance each day and still have enough power left for the next.
17. How many hours per day do you walk?
This depends on the trek, but is usually no more than six. Once you reach higher than 3000 meters, it’s not safe to climb more than 500 meters in one day, so the higher you walk, the shorter the walking days are likely to be.
18. Will it be cold?
This depends on where you go and in which season. Not all treks require going very high, but some do. You can expect to need some warm clothes at the higher altitudes, whatever the season. In any case, always be prepared for unseasonable cold and have plenty of layers and a down coat.
19. Do I need a guide, or can I go on my own?
Both ways are possible in many places in Nepal, but hiring a guide and porter through a company is more enjoyable. You don’t have to worry about logistics, you won’t risk getting lost, and if any emergencies arise, you will be well taken care of.
20. Will I have to carry my own stuff?
If you arrange your trek through a travel company, then no, you will have a porter.
21. Is it expensive to go trekking in Nepal?
There are opportunities for both luxury and budget travel while trekking in Nepal. Cost will also depend on the remoteness of the region and what kind of transport connections you need to take. For example, the Everest Base Camp trek can be more expensive than some other treks because it requires flights to and from Lukla. In general, trekking in Nepal is much cheaper than in many other countries.
22. Where will I stay?
You will either stay in lodges (teahouses) or, in the more remote areas, tents. Most lodge accommodation is simple but clean and comfortable. Luxury and homestay options exist on some routes.
23. What will I eat?
In most places you will get a variety, and can choose from a menu: pasta, momos, dal bhat and veg curry are all common. For breakfast: pancakes, porridge, eggs, potatoes etc.
24. Will I get altitude sickness?
The effects of altitude are quite random, and not necessarily related to how fit you are. The trick to avoiding sickness is not to over-do it. The effects of altitude are mostly likely to come on once you’re above 3000 meters, and once you’re at that height it’s not wise to ascend more than about 500 meters per day. Sometimes that will mean short walking days of only a couple of hours, but if it means you don’t ascend too high, too quickly, this is necessary.
25. How long should I go trekking in Nepal for?
This depends on the route you want to take, and what you want to see. Some treks are as long as 20+ days, such as the Annapurna Circuit with Nar Phu valley and Tilicho Lake or Everest Base Camp trek including all 3 passes. Some can be as short as three days, such as the Poon Hill trek, or some around the Kathmandu Valley. Both are enjoyable, but your decision will depend on your own time, finances, fitness and interests.
26. Were the trekking routes damaged by the earthquakes in 2015?
Some of them were, but most were not. The most popular trekking area to suffer extensive damage was the Langtang Valley but now all the lodges are rebuilt. An avalanche at Everest Base Camp caused by the earthquake killed several mountaineers and destroyed some lodges, but the rest of the Everest Base Camp trek was relatively unaffected. Some other trekking routes in the central region of Nepal, especially those in Gorkha district, were badly damaged but now it’s possible–to go there. But further west, the country wasn’t affected at all. The Annapurna region, accessible from Pokhara, is fully functioning.
27. Where are the best places to go trekking in Nepal?
The possibilities are almost endless! Everest Base Camp and the Annapurna Circuit are two of the most popular. But there are numerous other trails all around the country, short and long, high and low, in valleys and snow-capped peaks, passing rivers, lakes and waterfalls. To get a good idea of what’s possible, discuss your requirements and interests with a travel company.