Peak Climbing Tips

Lodging and eating 
We organize peak climbing Expedition both full board tented camping from trekking starting point or combined with tea house and few days’ camp. Tea House is the combination of guest house, restaurant, and Social hang out. Many years experience of Trekking field of organizing various treks in Nepal assures you that we have chosen for our treks the cleanest and hygienically kept Tea Houses with friendly atmosphere and best views. Almost all Tea Houses have running water facility. Many of them have hot water available for bathing. But we discourage our groups from using water heated by wood as lack of firewood in almost villages is a big environmental concern in Nepal. Private rooms are available in almost tea houses. Bathrooms are shared. Food safety is always a big concern and we take it seriously. That is why we have chosen the cleanest and hygienically kept Tea Houses for our routes. During a trekking you will have breakfast and dinner in the overnight sport; lunch will be eaten at one of the trail side restaurants. Every Tea House serves the traditional Nepali meal Dal Bhat (rice and lentil soup). All Tea Houses of our routs have variety of different food items, such as rice, vegetables, noodles, potatoes and soup. Many of them have western food on menu. Soft drinks, snacks and beer are available in almost of the Tea Houses and trail side restaurants. All Tea Houses have boiled water for trekkers. And on the trek you will be provided with drinking water by your guide. The guide will make sure that water is safe for drinking.

Camping is fully organized and supported, with a team of guides, cooks, sherpas and porters to accompany you. Our porters carry all the trekking gear, food, fuel and personal belongings. Our cooks prepare hot meals. Trekkers need carry a small bag as required for the day with personal equipments. At night, tents for dining, sleeping and ablutions tents are provided and set up. We also present mattresses, down-filled sleeping bags, tables and seating.

We start the climbing early morning with a cup of hot tea and some breakfast. You are then provided with a bowl of warm water for washing and curry enough drinking water for climbing.

Climbing Sherpa and staffs
Leader / Guides / Sherpa have many years of climbing experience all over Nepalese mountain & aboard. Almost of them have been spending years exploring the country, Tibet and India. Our climbing guides are trained in mountaineering, first aid and know how to handle any situation. All our climbing Sherpa / guides speak fluent English and happy to share their deep experience of climbing with you. Our climbing experience is bringing you on the summits. We need to provide guides who feel involved in what each are experiencing, explain it thoroughly and keep them entertained. Everyone know well how to help running smooth and safe trip appreciating the beauty of the Himalayas. All our staff has insurance for any mishap.  Their first hand experience, local knowledge, expertise and humor on climbing are invaluable.

High Altitude Support
For High Altitude full summit Services, our Sherpa Staffs will carry all the altitude equipments such as oxygen, gas, tents, food to high camps and they will fix route and they will assist for preparing high food as well.

High altitude climbing Sherpa Bonus
As per the requirement of clients for the High altitude climbing Sherpa, they are paid for their equipments allowance, daily wages, food and insurance coverage etc. In addition Sherpa bonus as Tips is under the Mountaineering system to encourage Sherpas for their better motivation towards the summit bid. Therefore for the clients general information the Sherpa bonus amount is specified in each mountain program.

Experience and Health
Climbing in Nepal is a unique experience so that to get maximum enjoyment you should be physically and mentally prepared. No climbing /expedition are trouble-free so preparation should commence months before-walking, wall climbing; ice climbing, rock climbing (one or two bricks in pack) is helpful. We shall also provide some training before climbing if you are learning. We INSIST that an appropriate insurance policy is taken out that covers travel in isolated and mountainous areas, and also includes helicopter rescue. We recommend that you consult a reputable travel agent or insurance specialist.

We recommend that all clients consult their doctor to discuss the health issues associated with their climbing. We also recommend that clients bring their own personal first aid kit to supplement the comprehensive first aid kit carried by the Leader.

Specially, in trekking or climbing in Himalaya there are problems of Altitude Sickness (AMS), Two kinds of Mountain sickness: HAPE: High Altitude Pulmonary Edema and HACE: High Altitude Cerebral Edema is in Nepal. We will have briefing about AMS before trekking start. For more information please visit our health section. 

What you need? (Kit list)

Clothes for hand

  •  2 Pairs of liner gloves
  • 1 Pair of fleece or wool mittens
  • 1 Pair of Gore-Tex over mitts
  • 1 Pair of gloves

FEET

  • 3 Pairs of light-weight socks
  • 4 Pairs of heavy-weight socks
HEAD
  • 1 Hat or cap for the sun
  • 1 Fleece hat or balaclava
UPPER BODY
  • 2 Polypropylene tops
  • 2 Long sleeve shirts
  • 1 Fleece jacket
  • 1 Windproof Gore-Tex parka
  • 1 Down jacket
LOWER BODY
  • 1 Pair of light hiking pants
  • 1 Pair of fleece pants
  • 1 Pair of windproof Gore – Tex pants
UNDERWEAR
  • 2 Pairs of synthetic underwear tops and bottoms
  • Underwear

OTHERS

  • 1 Headlamp with spare bulb
  • 1 Pocket knife
  • 1 Sleeping bag(-20ºC)
  • 1 Pair of ski or hiking poles
  • Mattress
  • Utensil
  • 2 Water bottles
  • 1 Thermo

EYES

  • 1 Pair of glacier glasses or equivalent
  • 1 Pair of ski goggles

FOOTWEAR

  • 1 Pair of plastic mountaineering boots
  • 1 Pair of trekking boots
  • 1 Pair of gaiters or super gaiters

BACKPACK

  • Large backpack ( 80 lts.)
  • Small backpack ( 40-50 lts.)
FOR THE TRIP
  • 2 large duffle bags or similar with 2-way zippers and lock
  • Small bag with 2-way zippers and lock
  • Plastic bags
TECHNICAL GEAR
  • 1 Ice axe
  • 1 Pair of crampons
TECHNICAL GEAR FOR POLISH´S GLACIER
  • 1 Ice tool
  • 1 Harness
  • 2 Ice screws
  • 4 Carabineers
  • 2 Locking carabineers
  • 4 Short 5-millimeter accessory cords
  • 2 Slings
  • (This gear is required in addition to the gear listed above for the normal route.)
PERSONAL
  • Camera, video camera, extra batteries
  • Reading material
  • Personal first-aid kit
  • Diary and writing material
  • Sunscreen and lip protection (SPF 40)
  • 1 Pee bottle
  • Personal hygiene kit
  • 8 Batteries for headlamp or other

Weather Event
Best time for climbing is spring season April and May and secondly September to November fair weather in Nepal. You need to be prepared for sudden weather changes while trekking and climbing. Sudden rain storms or snow are always a possibility which needs to be considered. The weather during the season is somewhat more stable. "Asian Hiking Team" pays big attention to weather forecast. During the climbing, we will daily inform weather forecast through our guide will be connecting with Kathmandu Company. 

Our Service
We provide International standard of service to our clients. All our clients are met at the airport upon arrival to assure hassle free transfer to your hotel. Upon your departure we are there to bid you a farewell and safe onward journey. We build strong partnerships with our service providers to ensure quality. Our services are intended to offer quality and value for money, together with a rich, varied and a rewarding experience. We have built our reputation as the best travel agent in the country for the best service provider. Our prices of all the tours are highly competitive and unmatched with any other local tour operators.

We have top-notch Trekking, mountain and climbing with extensive background in outdoor activities staffs. Everyone have many years’ dept knowledge of local culture and custom as well as thorough training program on tourism and also have traveled extensively. Each one know how to help running smooth and safe trip appreciating the beauty of the Himalayas. All of our treks are led by qualified guides who have been trained in first aid, basic or advanced mountaineering skills, environment and various other relate subject matters. We pay extra attention to all health concerns such as water and food. We are a member of the Keep, Himalayan Rescue Association.

Most of the places where we organize cultural tours & tea house treks we provide the best available accommodations. Many years experience of Trekking field of organizing various treks in Nepal assures you that we have chosen for our treks the cleanest and hygienically kept Tea Houses with friendly atmosphere and best views. Almost of the Tea Houses have running water facility. Many of them have hot water available for bathing. But we discourage our groups from using water heated by wood as lack of firewood in almost villages is a big environmental concern in Nepal. Private rooms are available in almost tea houses. Almost bathrooms are shared. Almost of the Tea Houses have running water facility. Food safety is always a big concern and we take it seriously. That is why we have chosen the cleanest and hygienically kept Tea Houses for our routes. Our transportation department provides A/c & non-A/c large mini coaches, cars to catering to groups and individual requirements. The chauffeurs and accompanying guides are polite, well behaved, highly experienced and trained. Everyone are well versed with the local areas and communicate in English and other foreign languages.

Asian Hiking Team Pvt. Ltd. strives to organize culturally rewarding and environmentally friendly trekking trips that provide economic and social benefits to the local communities. We therefore buy almost of our trekking food supplies locally, promote eating local food and stay at locally run guesthouses and campsites only. Local entrepreneurs are encourages by us to adopt minimum-impact methods and provide eco-sensitive services. We try to minimize the use of campfires by giving proper clothing information to our clients and by providing passable clothing and gear to our porters and guides. We trek all the traditional routes when requested but specialize in catering for the more adventurous travelers who prefer to move off the beaten path. We have all ready provided thousands of high quality trips to clients from all over the world. Our goal is to present you with wonderful traveling opportunities and culturally enriching adventures on the fragile environment. The Asian Hiking Team crew consists of adventure leaders, naturalists, environmental journalists and trained guides and porters. With great teamwork we want to share our beautiful country with you.

Climbing rules

Insurance:
- All employees going above the base camp must be insured for personal accident to the value of Rs. 400,000.00.

Nomination of representative in Kathmandu:- Each party granted climbing permit will nominate representative in Kathmandu to act as liaison between NMA and the climbing party. The representative may be an individual or an organization registered with NMA. The nominated representative will be responsible for making necessary arrangements for the climbing party in case of accidents or any other unforeseen circumstances.

Submission of report: - On the conclusion of the climb and on return to Kathmandu, the party will submit a report to NMA. in the form prescribed in Appendix '4'. Power to cancel the permit:- NMA may cancel or withdraw the climbing permit any time with or without showing any particular reason. Non-compliance of the regulation:- Where any trekking party acts in contravention to the climbing permit or indulges in acts of unsocial or outrageous behavior contrary to the customs and culture of the people of Nepal, NMA may recommend to Government of Nepal to take necessary measures in accordance with the article 37 of Mountaineering Regulations 1979.

Protection of Environment: - Base camp and other camps will be left perfectly lean at the conclusion of the climb. No foreign materials, such as fix rope, pitons, etc shall be left on the mountain. All rubbish and waste material must be burnt or otherwise disposed off.

Royalty for Group "A" Peaks

Royalty for up to seven members (U.S Dollars) 500.00
Royalty for each additional member up to 12 person (U.S. Dollars) 100.00

Royalty for Group “B” Peaks
1-4 Persons 350.00 Only  
5-8 Persons 350.00 Plus 40.00 (Per person)
9-12 Persons 510.00 Plus 25.00 (Per person)

Note:
Maximum number of members in team is 12.

Garbage deposit for all 33 NMA Peaks
An amount of US$250.00 deposit to NMA as garbage deposited to get permit to all 33 NMA peaks.

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06 March - 2016
Fred Santoro I´m a brazilian guy and went hiking in Nepal back in 2003 and was fortunate enough to meet Suman, the best sherpa you can ever dream of, not only because he´s very experienced and explain all the culture of the nepali people for us, but also because he´s very VERY funny, a fantastic man. 10 years later, we´re still friends a ... Read More
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