Published Date :04 Jan, 2016
Himkala Adventure is a tailor-made, local based trekking company established by a trekking/tour professionals. We have been trained by a reputed government institution Nepal Academy of Tourism and Hotel Management (NATHM), worked as a trekking /tour guides for more than 2 decades. With our an experience, working spirit, dedication, and the way dealing with our esteemed guests in a warm hospitality, we named our company Himkala i.e. The Snow Art in English performing our activities artistically in the field or while providing our services. Your contentment is our great achievement. We always provide quality service in congenial atmosphere.
Trekking in Nepal is an effective way to experience Nepal. As we have variation zoologically, the culture and the way of living also differ here. There is hardly any country like Nepal in the world which can provide such natural beauty even in such small territory. So, limit your pace, enjoy the trek, get as many shots you want, and keep in your memories forever, do trek with Himkala Adventure.
You don’t need to be a mountaineer with rippling muscles to enjoy trekking. If you are reasonably fit, have a spirit of adventure and are not afraid of walking, you qualify. Himkala will take care of all details like government permits, air/bus tickets, guides, porters, food, tents, and equipment. All you have to do on the trail is concentrate on putting on foot before the other. You can trek in ‘Tea House Style’ in many popular trekking trails where eating and staying in the lodges. Himkala organizes camping trek for the group of trekkers as well.
Himkala Adventure will provide equipment like sleeping bags, foam mattresses and tents. All you need to bring are your personal wear like walking boots and sandshoes, water and wind proof jacket, woolen shirts, a thick pullover, shorts/skirts, and trousers/track suit, Thermal underwear is necessary for high altitudes and cottons are best for lower and warmer altitudes. You can bring water bottle, sewing kit, torch light with spare batteries, extra boot laces, sun glasses, sun cream, and personal medical supplies. Himkala will provide elongated canvas bag or duffel bag to put your clothing and equipment in. There will be porters to carry the kit bag.
Trekking is possible at any time of the year depending on where you are going. The most popular seasons are spring (February-May) and autumn (September-November). Winter is very cold above 4, 000 m and high mountain passes may be snowbound but it is good for trekking at lower altitudes. During the monsoon season (June-August), you can trek in the rain shadow areas north of the Himalaya like Mustang and Dolpo. These places are out of reach of the rain clouds because of the high mountains and are unaffected by the monsoon.
A day on the trail usually consists of four to five hours of walking broken by a lunch stop. You trek to enjoy the scenery on the trail, not to get to a destination in a hurry. The main precaution to be taken while trekking is not to go up too high too fast. The body should be given plenty of time to acclimatize. Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) refers to the effects to the thin air at high altitudes which can be very dangerous and may even result in death. If you get initial symptoms like nausea, dizziness, swelling in the face and breathlessness, descend to a lower elevation immediately and seek medical help. Comprehensive travel insurance is advised to cover emergencies like helicopter rescue and medical treatment in case of accidents on the trail.