When planning a tour or trekking route for you and your family and friends, we focus on your needs as well as the care and safety of all members of the trekking group, including our staff. Following are our main guidelines for planning a successful trip. These are a key part of the formula that helps us design the best trekking experiences in Nepal.
Our experienced Sherpa guides are carefully selected to deliver a friendly and personal service and, where requested, to speak your language. We also choose clean, quiet and well-run hotels and restaurants. Adventure tourism isn’t just our business; it’s also a job we love to do.
We always take care when planning our trekking itineraries to allow enough time for acclimatisation, which is essential for your body to adjust to higher altitudes. Altitude sickness is the main reason many treks in the Himalayas have to be disappointingly cut short. For this reason, and to make sure you enjoy your trek in full, we are not able to reduce the number of days needed for acclimatisation.
We will thoroughly brief you about the symptoms and prevention of altitude sickness and our experienced guides will take care to monitor your health. Should any issue arise, you will be safe in their hands and, in the unlikely event it is required, they can also arrange emergency helicopter transport. For this reason, we request that you buy appropriate travel insurance and, if you are doing a higher altitude trek, we recommend you get insurance that covers emergency rescue by helicopter.
During the booking process, I will request a clearly defined budget and will do my utmost to work within it. Guides and support staff all have insurance cover for any trekking we arrange and are provided with adequate and appropriate equipment for trekking through high passes, which is very important on certain routes. As a guide, my primary goals are to ensure safe trekking and to introduce you to the wonder of Nepal, so you take away beautiful and happy memories of your visit to this amazing country.
I have worked in the trekking industry since 1995 and now have my own company, Himalayan Paradise Trek & Expedition (P) Ltd – but adventure tourism in Nepal isn’t just my business, it’s my life. That’s why I make sure our excellent field staff are well trained and experienced, and that we offer the highest level of service that puts your safety first. We promise to work hard to make your trip safe, spectacular and unforgettable.