What to know Before Trekking in Nepal?

What to know Before Trekking in Nepal

For decades Nepal has attracted adventure seekers from all over the world. Besides the Himalayas, crowned by Mt. Everest, Nepal also has deep cultural roots, and the locals are known as some of the friendliest people in the world. 

Nepal is a trekkers’ Paradise. A great variety of treks in all parts of the country allows everybody to experience the delight of trekking according to age, physical shape, and length of your visit.  

1. Physical shape:

You must always be aware of choosing a trek that matches how fit you are. Your physical shape is crucial to ensure you have the best trekking experience. The more experienced trekker you are, the more accessible; however, less experienced trekkers need a company they can trust to guide and give good advice on which physical shape is required for the trek.

2. Season of the year:

The best season for trekking is March, April, and May (spring season) and September, October, and November (autumn season). However, many treks are perfectly doable outside these months. Consult the trekking company if you go outside the season for good advice.

3. How many days do you have?

The infrastructure in Nepal can, from time to time, be problematic. Flights can be cancelled due to bad weather, or there can be traffic jams on busy roads. This can cause delays in transportation, and if you are on a tight schedule, this can, in the worst case, mean you miss your flight home. We recommend you plan for the trek at the beginning of your stay and add some days after the hike. 

4. What is your budget?

Most people have a budget they want to stick to, so when you choose a trek and start comparing prices, you must read the Itinerary and the “what’s included” carefully. A hike that appears cheap compared to others may have hidden costs. Paying for your food can give some unpleasant surprises; the same goes for transportation to your trekking destination. Less responsible companies may also cut out the acclimatisation days, which means, they can cut down the number of days and, therefore, the costs. Leaving out the acclimatisation days can have a fatal outcome.

Why choose My Everest Trip?

My Everest Trip is a well-founded company that has been operating for more than a decade. Our goal is not to be the biggest but to be the best. We take pride in giving personal service to make all our clients feel like special guests. Many years of experience in the trekking business have provided us with contacts in all regions of Nepal. All our guides are certified and handpicked, and we use only ensured porters.

Bigger isn’t always better

Choosing a trekking agency you trust can be hard work. When you start searching the internet, the most prominent company always appears at the top of the list because they have the financial benefits to do advertising. These companies, however, often set their prices relatively high and may have the character of “trekking factories.”

You can benefit from price and service by choosing a smaller company. The smaller company often gives more personal service because they make fewer fixed departures and customise the trek according to your wishes.

Always remember to check the website carefully

Terms and conditions

Make sure there is a policy in case your trip is cancelled.

About us:

Here you can find information about the company’s character and the staff. How many years has the company existed, what are the qualification of the team, etc.?

Price and booking:

The website should be clear about the prices before you start booking. The price should never be hidden and appear after you fill out a long booking form.


Always contact the company before you start booking. This will give you good information about the character of the company. Do they respond quickly? Is it easy to communicate? Do they answer your questions or provide a mechanical answer? (Keep in mind though there might be a big-time difference between your country and Nepal) 

What’s included? 

Read through this part very carefully to avoid unpleasant surprises. If any doubt, do not hesitate to contact the company for further information.

We have a good reputation among our guests, and many have returned repeatedly to trek with us. 

Puru Founder of My Everest Trip

Puru Thapaliya

My name is Puru (Purushottam Thapaliya). Since completing the Government Guide Training from Nepal’s Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation (KEEP and HRA), I have been a specialist in mountain trekking and peak climbing. With specific expertise in the Nepal, Tibet, and Bhutan regions, I have now been a trekking guide and tour operator in Nepal, and across the Himalayas, since 2012.