What To Pack, How To Stay Healthy & FAQs
Trekking in the backcountry of the Himalayas requires expertise, an understanding of the terrain and the proper gear. Without these essentials, an experience of a lifetime can quickly turn to life threatning.
The first recommendation is to pack as lightly as possible. Women should dress modestly. Cotton or wicking T-shirts are good. Micro-pore polyester allows sweat to evaporate through the fabric, and dry quickly after washing. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, you will meet with a company representative to go over trip itinerary and packing.
Your guide and our company are not physicians and, therefore, cannot advise you on which immunizations to receive or not receive. You must decide with your doctor which immunizations to get; Do this now as some immunizations need a few weeks to be effective.
It will be essential that you alert us as soon as convenient if you have any allergies, (including shellfish allergies) or have asthma, or if you are taking any medications on a routine basis.
Along the trek, most villages have small health posts carrying basic medicines and they can provide some medical information. Those who work there are not necessarily licensed or held to the same standards as Western doctors. Medical and Evacuation Insurance is required and essential, as there are no hospitals along the trek.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control recommends the following immunizations for Nepal.
For more information and specific details on this in Nepal, please visit the below URL and/or your country’s equivalent:
In the MCAP (Manaslu Conservation Area Project) region, you are unable to solo trek. In order to get a permit for you Manaslu Trek, there must be at least two applicants/trekkers in one group. If you are a solo trekker, please reach out and we may have some creative solutions for you.
You are able to modify the trek itinerary at any point before departure. As long as the trek will finish within the allocated number of permit days, the trek can be modified during the trek itself as well.
Many elements of the trekking all-inclusive package can be customized. However, some elements of the all-inclusive cannot be customized, such as Meals and Accommodation, and required elements such as guides, permits, etc. If you have inquiries about any customization, please contact us here
If an emergency arises, we are responsible for coordinating the helicopter pick-up. We do NOT have a satellite phone, but there is a phone network during most of the Trek.
There are a few points where there is no reception, but reception is always within an hour’s walk away. In the event of an emergency requiring evacuation, travelers’ evacuation insurance is paramount and recommended. Please have travelers’ evacuation insurance before you depart for Nepal. For more info on health and safety review the Health & Safety tab.
The Medical Kit includes the following: Paracetamol, De-cold, Acetazolamide (Diamox), Bisacodyl Gastro Resistant Tablet (Laxative), Metronidazole & Diloxanide Furoate Tablet (anti-diarrheal), Ibuprofen & Paracetamol, Dicloback (anti-inflammatory) , Loperamide Hydrochloride Capsules IP (anti-diarrheal), Povidone-Iodine Solution
The medical kit does NOT include a Gambow bag / Medical Oxygen & Mask.
Note: Anything not written above, is not included in the medical kit. This is an emergency medical kit, so there are not large quantities of these medicines readily available also. So, if you are someone who regularly takes ibuprofen or anti-inflammatories, for example, please bring your own just in case.
The room size and space will depend on the rooms available. Who sleeps where can be managed by the group. Most hotels during the Manaslu Trek are beautifully simplistic and rustic. All lodges will have blankets and pillows.
As for the payment schedule, kindly make a minimum 50% advance payment into our account 3 weeks before your arrival to Nepal, and then the remaining amount can be paid before arrival to Nepal or upon arrival in cash.
To wire money internationally, some European banks ask for an IBAN code, but Nepal banks only use SWIFT codes. Either is acceptable for international wires. If you cancel your trip within one week before arrival, we will refund 70% of the total trip cost. Or the amount can be put towards a future trip.
If you cancel your trip within one week before arrival, we will refund 70% of the total trip cost. Or the amount can be put towards a future trip.
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