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|Best Season||March to May and September to November|
|Trip Duration||10 Days & 9 Nights|
|Accomodation||Hotel in city and tea houses, lodges, homestays during the trek|
|Max. Elevation||3,636 m/11,930ft|
- An exciting encounter with the endangered Red Panda in the wild.
- A wonderful wander in the wilderness.
- Ilam, a pristine and unspoiled hill station.
- Red Panda trips and a forest stroll to view fauna and flora in the Kanchenjunga Conservation Area.
- The phenomenal sunrise and Himalayan panorama view of Mounts Everest, Kanchenjunga, Lhotse, and Makalu from Sandakpur.
- Experience the rural lifestyle, culture, and customs of indigenous Sherpa and Rai communities.
- Enjoy the breathtaking view of greenery tea garden at Ilam
- A side visit to Mai Pokhari with the Todke falls, one of the highest waterfalls of Nepal.
- A bird-watching paradise of Eastern Nepal.
- Contribution to the local communities staying in the homestays uplifting their financial status.
- Raising the value of wildlife to the villagers to protect endangered species and ecosystems.
- Assisting the locals of rural villages and promoting the sustainable development of the village.
Red Panda Trail Tracking Tour in Nepal is an authentic wildlife spotting activity for seeing the lesser panda in the wilderness of Nepal. This tour is suitable for those interested in wildlife photography and research. Nepal is home to some of the world’s most endangered wildlife, including the rarest red panda. The red panda is a small mammal native to Nepal, China, and India’s highlands. This tour focuses on Doboto Village in the far eastern Ilam district of Nepal. Ilam is still East Nepal’s most unspoiled and undiscovered hill station. The East offers a really satisfying and amazing blend of breathtaking landscapes, ancient culture and customs, and remote villages. In the Kanchenjunga Conservation Area in Eastern Nepal, we will be tracking the Red Panda trails. Due to conservation efforts and a suitable environment, the region is home to the threatened Red Panda. Further, it is a very less visited location.
Dobato, Ilam is the perfect location for those who are enthusiastic about wildlife, nature, culture, and exploring the unexplored. For those who enjoy trekking, the neighboring Sandakpur hill offers breathtaking panoramic views of Kanchenjunga (8,586m), the third-highest peak in the world!
The quiet village of Dobato, which nestles in the green hills of the far-eastern region of Ilam, has a dominant population of hospitable Sherpa and Rai people. So there is the chance to learn about the local customs and way of life while staying at the homestays. You will have accommodation choices, flexible itineraries, and fewer people to enjoy the tranquil and serene nature safari. You will also have the ability to explore the beautiful forests in search of the red panda and other extraordinary and rare wildlife. While also knowing that your trip supports the community and the preservation of this crucial ecosystem and the rare animals that call it home.
The tracking routes wind through Jaubari, Ingla, and Dobato and provide excellent opportunities to see Red Pandas. And other endangered species, including wild boars, clouded leopards, leopard cats, Himalayan palm civets, barking deer, and other bird species. Dobato will be our highest elevation located at 2,660 metres. Mostly, we will be driving on a private 4WD Jeep during the trip. We will be walking only while tracking the Red Panda in the jungle trails where they are mainly found. Moreover, we will be under the guidance of a professional nature guide with full care and support. You will be given a depth knowledge on any topic you are willing to know ultimately enhancing the experience.
The monsoon and the summer months in the far eastern Himalayan foothills are the best (and possibly the only) times to view red pandas in the wild. Mid-March to mid-May marks the start of spring, and October to November marks the start of fall. The red panda has a relatively low tolerance for heat and struggles to survive temperatures beyond 25 degrees Celsius. This implies that they are exceedingly difficult to spot during the hot summer. Because they spend a significant amount of the day hiding in tree hollows and on the ground beneath large bamboo growths. Moving through the forested hills during the monsoon is risky for us due to heavy rain and leeches,
The monsoon season is when the red pandas spend most of their time in the dense jungle. It makes it difficult for us to move around the forested hills. At this time, sightings are also at their lowest. This is why we take trips in autumn and spring, when the days are still cool enough for red pandas to bask in the sun in the morning on large branches and when they are more active all day.
The majority of visitors will feel most at ease visiting Nepal between September and November (autumn season) and March and April (spring season) avoiding the heaviest of rains, biting of leeches, and scorching heat in the summer season and the coldest of snow and harshest of weather conditions in the winter season.Read Less
When you arrive at the airport in Kathmandu, our company representative will be waiting for you with a company name placard. Then we will be driven (20–30 minutes) to the hotel at Thamel in our own private vehicle from the airport. Thamel, which is filled with color, sights, and sounds, is the beating heart and the tourist hub of Kathmandu. You may freely wander about Thamel depending on the time of the flights and in case of an early arrival.
Today you will be taken to explore some of the popular religious and historical sites of Kathmandu like Boudhanath Stupa, Pashupatinath Temple, Swayambhunath Stupa and Durbar Squares. In fact, Kathmandu is a museum in itself with the famous seven UNESCO world heritage sites within the valley.
Following your exploration of this city of temples, you will return to the hotel and meet your tour guide. You will receive a thorough explanation of the nature adventure and get prepared. Additionally, the guide will help you with any last-minute purchases you need for the trip.
Get a good night’s sleep in Kathmandu before leaving for the wildlife.
(You can dispose of the items you do not want to take on the trip at the hotel or our office store.)
Today will begin with a 45-minute early-morning flight from Kathmandu to Bhadrapur airport. On a day with a clear sky, you may be able to view Mt. Everest as well as seven other summits higher than 8000 meters during the flight. From the airport, a private vehicle transfers you to the hotel at Ilam and the drive takes about 3 to 4 hours.
When you get to Ilam, you can take in the area’s breathtaking scenery, mountainsides, green natural forests, sacred sites, and unique cultures. In one of Nepal’s most picturesque locations, you may see tea plantations covering the hills in most areas. You can leisurely stroll through the garden and breathe in the clear and fresh air that is scented with flavorful tea leaves. Be sure not to miss tasting the different tea options Ilam offers. The best tea is served in Ilam. You will always remember the taste of the tea once you drink it and think back on it in the future. Here in the tea capital of Nepal, we will spend the night in a lodge amidst the peaceful greenery surroundings.
Today we will head to the Red Panda territory. We will travel to the northern Ilam village of Dobato today. Even though the journey is occasionally bumpy, it is all worthwhile once you get to Dobato and see the true beauty of the rural village and the wonderful Red Panda. You have the chance to experience a Nepalese village in its natural setting. You will get a sense of being taken to paradise once you arrive at the village.
Dobato Forest is a protected area located in Ilam. Dobato is a small village in the foothills of the Himalayas with attractive homes of Sherpa and Rai ethnic groups. Red pandas have a dominant position in this area. Our red panda tracking guide will accompany us on our journey of tracking the Red Panda trail in search of this firefox in the wild.
For these 3 days, we will travel all day long through the oak and rhododendron forests in search of Red Panda. Each day we will begin the day early to track the Red Pandas in the forests of Doboto. We will repeat the same action every day for three days but on different paths and places.
With the assistance of forest rangers and experienced wildlife trackers especially red panda, we will be traveling far into the forest to look for Red pandas. They will be walking with us for your protection and to ensure that you don’t miss anything you are willing to know about. In order to allow you to enjoy an entire day of exploring continually, the people in charge, our team will manage and provide you with a packed lunch. We will restore your energies with the packed lunch whenever we feel hungry and get into the business again.
If there are any suspicious Red Panda activities going on in the forest, our guide will check in with the Red Panda Network (RPN) offices in Ilam and Taplejung. The guide will move forward to determine which route we should take and where we can find red pandas. The RPN has been training locals to track red pandas, and their success rate has climbed to a high of over 95%. We are really certain with our experienced local guide by our side that our chances of finding red pandas are pretty high and we will see fantastic views of this little trees creature during the three days. Red pandas can be seen resting and sleeping in tree branches or wandering around the jungle. We have two additional days if we don’t see the red panda on our first day. We can guarantee that you will encounter red pandas during these times because there is a significant likelihood of tracking them in this region.
While exploring the forests in search of red pandas, it is always wise to keep a close eye out for other wildlife, including clouded leopards, leopard cats, martens, Asiatic Black Bears, Himalayan Palm Civets, mainland serows, Himalayan orange-bellied squirrels, yellow-throated martens, large Indian civets, and a wide variety of birds. Special birds from this region include the Fire-tailed Myzornis, Maroon-backed Accentor, Slender-billed Scimitar Babbler, Rusty-fronted Barwing, Rufous-capped Babbler, and eight species of laughing-thrush, to name a few.
After the exploration of the first day, we will drive to Sandakpur and stay overnight there. The next morning on Day 6, we will wake up early in the morning to enjoy a stunning sunrise vista from Sandakpur and a panoramic view of some of the highest Himalayan ranges in the world, including Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Kanchenjunga, and Mt. Makalu. After that, we will have breakfast and start our red panda tracking while heading back to Doboto, having our lunch, and driving to our next destination, Mai Pokhari.
At Mai Pokhari, we will be staying at one of the community homestays that offers a rural and authentic experience of the Far East of Nepal. Some of the surrounding gorgeous mountains, woodlands, and well-kept gardens can be seen from your homestay. Every home in the surrounding has these features. After a little break, we will take you on a quick village tour so you can get acquainted with the area.
Following that, you can take in a cultural performance by members of the neighborhood and spend the evening learning about local culture through songs and dances. Even better, you may pick up a few dance steps and join the group dances while enjoying the occasion.
On day 7, you have options for an early hike to one of the highest waterfalls of Nepal, Todke Falls, and a visit to a local cheese factory. Visit the neighboring orchid garden and take in the peace and quiet of the forests and lush nature that Mai Pokhari offers.
Giving farewell to our guide who helped and was by our side continually during the time we spent red panda tracking, we will head back to Ilam Bazaar today.
This morning, we will drive to Bhadrapur and catch a flight to Kathmandu. If possible, try to take the right seat on the plane to enjoy the stunning Himalayan view during the flight.
As soon as you get to Kathmandu, you’ll check into a hotel at Thamel. You can just relax and have leisure time for the rest of the day or do some of the sightseeing activities you left to do in Kathmandu. You can take a stroll in the evening for food, beverages, and souvenir shopping. It’s a fantastic idea to spend your evening in Kathmandu wandering about Thamel and its surroundings for shopping and independently exploring the winding streets of this popular tourist destination.
The Red Panda Trail Tracking Tour comes to an end today. You will leave Nepal today with priceless experiences and memories. In accordance with your travel schedule, our crew will bid you farewell and take you to the international airport for your flight home. It’s a good idea to arrive at the airport at least two hours before takeoff.
Trekkers’ Paradise hopes to take you to another exciting wildlife safari tour in Nepal. If you want to return to Nepal for yet another tour or trek, contact us to schedule the greatest adventures in a prompt and easiest way.
- International & domestic airport transfers as per the itinerary.
- Flight ticket from Kathmandu- Bhadrapur- Kathmandu
- Bhadrapur to Ilam Bazaar – Bhadrapur private transport
- Ilam bazar to Dobate private 4wd jeep
- 3 night’s hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on twin sharing basis on the BB plan
- 2 night’s hotel accommodation in Illam on twin sharing basis on the BB plan
- Accommodation and 3 meals a day during the tour (Tea, Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) as mentioned in the itinerary.
- Professional government license holder English-speaking tour guide.
- The required number of porters to carry the luggage during the trek (We assign one porter for every two guests).
- All programs as mentioned in the itinerary
- Insurance for Nepalese staff. (Guide and driver)
- All government and local taxes.
- All the necessary permits
- Emergency Medical Kits
- Group welcome or farewell dinner
- International airfare to/ from Nepal.
- Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Ilam
- Insurance covers medical, emergency evacuation, loss, etc.
- Beverages, alcoholic drinks, mineral water, and boiled water during the red panda tour.
- Hot shower during the trekking.
- All food and beverages are other than on the itinerary.
- Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary.
- Personal gear and expenses.
- Tips and gratitude provided to staff.
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An Exhilarating Adventure: Snow Leopard Expedition in Manang
I recently had the privilege of embarking on a Snow Leopard Expedition in the breathtaking region of Manang, with Trekkers Paradise and I must say, it was an experience that left me awestruck and filled with wonder. From the moment we set foot in this Himalayan paradise, we knew we were in for a treat.
Overall, the Snow Leopard Expedition in Manang was an unforgettable journey of a lifetime. The landscape was awe-inspiring, the wildlife was beyond captivating, and the people were welcoming. If you are a nature lover or wildlife enthusiast seeking an adventure of a lifetime, I highly recommend exploring Manang and its elusive snow leopards. This expedition will not only leave you with incredible memories but also a profound appreciation for the beauty and fragility of our planet's most remote and treasured ecosystems.
The best physical condition is required to trek in Nepal’s high altitude. Without some pre-trek training or a good level of basic fitness, it can be hard. We suggest running, walking, hiking on the hill, and climbing stairs rather than elevators to prepare for the trek. Include swimming, rowing, and biking in your daily base training.
Basic further experience and strength required for Trekking
- One should be able to hike for 6-7 hours a day.
- One should be able to carry 5 kg themselves in a backpack for preparation.
- We suggest you run about 2/3 miles in the home for the preparation with some load on your back for 1 to 2 months to make your climbing much easier. Or use the treadmill for everyday running and walking.
- If you have an uphill location/mountain then once a week you should go hiking with a loaded bag pack on your back. If you do not have mountains and high hills then use stairs to go up/down than the elevator.
- Regular swimming, biking, and rowing are also good ways to maintain your physical strength.
- Fuel your body well with small but frequent healthy foods and drink plenty of water.
- Go through a trek grading and know what type of trekking is suitable for you. The treks are graded as easy, moderate, hard, and challenging treks.
- Go after what you want and what your physical capabilities will allow you to. Do not push too hard yourself. Trekking is not a competition. It is relaxing and rewarding.
- Walk at a pace you are most comfortable with. An assistant guide will be always walking at the back of the group so you don’t have to rush to catch up with the faster walkers at the front.
- Using trekking poles reduces the body and backpack’s weight on the legs and makes walking more easier on inclines.
- Invest in the comfortable full trekking boot with ankle support and a sturdy Vibram sole that suit your foot to avoid blisters.
Will someone come after my arrival to pick me up at the airport?
Yes, a Trekkers Paradise representative will be there to greet you outside of Terminal Hall. He will be displaying a Trekkers Paradise name card with your name on it. You will be moved to the pre-select Hotel after that.
Do I need a visa to travel to Nepal?
All foreign nationals, except Indian Citizens, need visas to enter Nepal.
What is the cost of the visa application process and Visa? Should we apply for a visa from our home country or will we get it at Nepalese Airport? Which documents are important that I should bring with me?
After landing, you can obtain a visa at Tribhuwan International Airport, furthermore, it will be easier if you are fill-up the visa form online (http://online.nepalimmigration.gov.np/tourist-visa) before taking the flight to Nepal. Entry Visa fees- at present are $ 30 for 15 days, $ 50 for 30 days, and $ 125 for a three-month visa on entry to Nepal.
You should bring the following essential documents on the trip:
- Valid Passport: must be valid for up to 6 months.
- Travel insurance: you need to provide a copy of the insurance paper to Trekkers Paradise before you start the trek.
- Flight Tickets.
- Emergency contact numbers for T/C’s bank, insurance, and family contacts.
When is the best time to travel to Nepal?
The weather is probably the best guide for deciding when to plan your trip to Nepal. The best time to visit Nepal is between September to November and March to May.
How is the toilet facilities like?
There are generally common toilet facilities in teahouses and lodges, which are typically clean and well-maintained. A limited number of tea houses and lodges now sell attached toilets. We will provide you with the best choice in this regard, as far as possible.
How are the shower facilities on the tour?
Normally there are hot water shower services in various teahouses and lodges. In the absence of such a facility, the teahouse/lodges will provide you hot water bucket. The payment for the shower has to be made by yourself and the cost varies with the place.
Will we have Wi-Fi?
Wi-Fi and network might not be always available. However, most of the hotels provide Wi-Fi free or with a certain charge these days.
May I charge my camera and mobile batteries on my Trip?
These facilities will be available in most of the places in your Hotel reception by paying some service charges. Don’t forget to bring your adapters!!
What are the facilities available in case of emergencies during the trek?
In case you suffer from altitude sickness or any other problems, we will offer you the doctor’s prescribed medicines according to the type of problem facing you. We will descend you and incise of extreme cases, you will get rescued by helicopter.
Can I add extra days to my trip?
Yes, it is absolutely possible to add some more days to the trip. Along your trek, we can add days at your request with additional costs to cover guides, porters, accommodation, and food.
Are Trekkers Paradise’s staff insured?
Yes, all the staff of Trekkers Paradise including guides and porters are insured to recover any kind of casualties.
What are some basic Nepali customs that I should know about?
- Take off your shoes before entering a temple or one’s home
- Ask for permission before entering a Hindu temple
- Taking photographs inside most temples is considered illegal
- Ask for permission before taking photographs of objects, including Nepali people.
- Nepali people are friendly by nature. Have a genuine interest in them. Talk to them. Be friendly as you travel.
Where can I find a red panda n Nepal?
According to statistics, the red panda pandas are found in Langtang, Sagarmatha, Makalu Barun National Parks, and the Kanchenjunga Conservation Area but the best chance of seeing a red panda is in the Ilam district of the Kanchenjunga Conservation Area between the months of February and March.
How many red pandas are found in Nepal?
In Nepal, there are estimated 1000 red pandas in the bamboo and rhododendron forests of 24 mountain districts, mostly in eastern Nepal. They are found mainly in the Ilam District o Nepal.
How many red pandas are left in the world?
According to the World Wildlife Fund, there are less than 10,000 red pandas left in the world. However, obtaining an accurate estimation is difficult.
Which country if famous for red panda?
Within the Eastern Himalayan Broadleaf Forests Ecoregion of Nepal, it resides in six protected area complexes.
What is the red panda's Nepali name?
Red pandas are referred to as Habre in Nepal, and Guff-Gaff is a slang exchange amongst people. Hence, the name Habre Guff-Gaff.
Why red pandas are endangered?
One of the elusive animals, the Red Panda is listed as Endangered in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species due to human interference, poaching, illegal trade, livestock grazing, habitat loss, and degradation.
What are the interesting facts of Red Panda?
- Red Pandas are the first original panda described before other giant panda species.
- They are not related to giant pandas.
- They live in high altitudes and are confined to the Eastern Himalayas.
- Red Panda Conservationists Have High Hopes for Nepal.
- They are endangered species.
- They are one of the Earth’s Living Fossils.
- Red Pandas are classified into two species: Himalayan Red Panda and Chinese Panda.
- They are carnivores. They mainly eat bamboo. 90% of their diet is bamboo, and the remaining 10% consists mostly of berries, eggs, mushrooms, flowers, birds, and leaves from maple and mulberry trees.
- They have got many names like Firefox, red bear-cat, red cat-bear, and the lesser Panda.
- They are like kinda like cats and bears.
- They spend most of the day sleeping on their tail.
- They quack like a duck and glow in the dark.
Safety Precautions During the Trek
Aside from geographical protection, Trekkers Paradise has taken safety in following things to make travel as safe as possible making the most out of it without any worry!
- Our guides have received extensive wilderness first-aid training.
- Trek leaders and guides have years of trekking experience and can help you if there is any kind of uneasiness and assure happiness & satisfaction are guaranteed.
- We’ll have High-quality masks & Gloves with sanitizers for everyday use throughout the journey for the Trekkers Paradise team assisting you.
- Encouragement and inspiration can be a regular occurrence.
- Food and accommodation in the mountains would be rechecked for additional hygiene.
Meals during the trek
All the meals including breakfasts, lunch, and dinner are served during your stay in Kathmandu and the trekking journey. Usually, breakfast and dinner are served at the same hotel where we stay overnight and lunch is served en route to our destination during the trek.
The services are basic, with some of the popular western, Asian, or Nepalese menus being the most popular and consumed. The most popular and common menu items include the Dal-Bhat set, which consists of rice, lentils, and vegetables, as well as meat, rice, and noodle items, spaghetti, pasta, momo(dumplings), Tibetan bread, chapatti, local tsampa porridge, potatoes, sandwiches, macaroni dishes, pizza, Sherpa stew, steaks, vegetable curry and so forth. The Dessert Items (Rice Pudding, Apple pie), Hard Drinks Steaks, etc.) are available on the menu as well during the trek.
However, you cannot compare them with the choices available in large cities. Usually, local agricultural products are used to prepare meals. Other ingredients are purchased from the market if they cannot grow at a particular elevation.
Breakfast and dinner orders are taken in advance to save time; breakfast orders are taken the night before and dinner orders are taken as soon as you arrive at the teahouse. Depending on your schedule for the day, your typical day will begin. Breakfast is served in your lodge each morning, after which you leave for the next stop. A guide will notify the next tea house or lodge of your arrival each day. Around noon, you’ll stop for lunch at any nearby lodge on the way. You will arrive at your destination shortly after lunch. You can unwind or explore the nearby attractions when you arrive. You will dine around 7 to 8 pm.
At high altitudes, we strongly advise drinking hot liquid drinks in addition to fresh vegetable foods and fruit drinks. Drink plenty of water, not all a once but regularly at time intervals.
It is best to avoid smoking cigarettes, consuming alcohol, non-vegetarian foods like meat, caffeine-containing foods, hot chocolate, and dairy and cheese products on high-altitude treks. These things increase the chances of getting altitude sickness and diarrhea.
Accommodation during the trek
You can find some teahouses and lodges with good services on the trekking routes during your tracking days. But as you ascend higher they become more basic. Rooms are basic, almost every room consisting twin-bedded with two beds with a mattress, a pillow, and blankets. You can share a room with a fellow trekker with whom you feel at ease.
Although, each lodge has its own set of standards, please do not anticipate luxurious accommodations, particularly in the mountains. Most teahouses offer hot showers, boiled drinking water, extra blankets, charging stations, and WIFI for an additional fee. The price of teahouses is determined by the location and the facilities/services they offered.
Safe Drinking Water
The availability of drinking water is not an issue. Bottled mineral water is available in most places for purchase, but there is no provision to dispose of plastic bottles. We encourage guests to do what they can to protect the environment. We do not recommend purchasing single-use plastic bottles. You can buy or bring your own Nalgene bottles on the trek which makes the trail free from bottles and rubbish.
Filling your water bottles in tea houses is another option for getting drinking water. Several guesthouses have the Euro-guard filters water. Boiled filter water is also available in tea houses that are completely safe to drink but may be inexpensive for the duration of the trek.
River water is generally full of glaciers and sand and may be contaminated with animal urine and toilet run-off, so do not drink it. The tap water in the lodges is piped from high up, away from rivers and clean glaciers, so it is better, but it still must be treated.
Use iodine drops (3 per liter) locally known as Lugols solution, available at Thamel supermarkets in Kathmandu. The chlorine-based tablets are another choice, but they do transmit a taste to the water. Alternatively, you could purchase a Steripen, which uses UV to kill the bacteria but is a bit fragile to carry during the trek.
The best option is the water purification tablet Aquaprove, which uses cutting-edge technology. Most importantly, it works against all pathogens in impure water. It’s light, simple to use, has no taste, and is all-natural.
Waste Management during the trek
Leave No Traces, Only the Footprints! Pack out your own waste. We practice responsible eco-tourism and organize eco-friendly trips to support sustainable tourism.
The trekking trail in Nepal has suffered significant damage as a result of not having a strong policy on waste management. Act and travel responsibly. We prefer that all of our clients bring their trash and keep them in a container or bag, and dispose of it properly at a specific spot or dustbin.
How to avoid acute mountain sickness?
Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) is the most deadly risk of trekking. Anyone can get a victim of this sickness when their body is exposed to a higher elevation in a short period of time and the body is unable to adapt to the changing atmospheric pressures. As you ascend higher, the oxygen and air pressure decrease. Our bodies are capable of handling the change, but they require time to gradually adapt. If it is not treated in time, it can be severe and result in death. You can take a few preventative measures to avoid it.
- Not to climb too high too fast.
- Climb slowly and attain the height gradually.
- Take it easy and climb at your own comfortable pace.
- Reduce your walking hours as you reach 2000 meters and walk slowly.
- Drink plenty of water.
- Get plenty of rest. If you feel like your body needs more rest, get it.
- Avoid drinking alcohol and smoking.
- Meditation and warm-up exercise each day before starting the trek.
- Allow an acclimatization day for every 1000m of elevation gain.
There are two more serious but less common severe forms of altitude sickness. Both have the potential to be fatal. You must descend immediately to receive medical care.
High-altitude Pulmonary Edema (HAPE) causes the lungs to swell with excess fluid, which makes breathing difficult even when at rest. You experience extreme exhaustion, weakness, and perhaps a sense of suffocation. A dry cough, nose breathing, shortness of breath, fever, chest tightness, rapid heart rates, congestion, swelling, and fainting are the symptoms of HAPE. If HAPE is not promptly treated by lowering the altitude or using oxygen, it can be fatal.
High-altitude Cerebral Edema (HACE) is characterized by an accumulation of fluid on the brain that results in swelling. Confusion, poor coordination, and possibly violent behavior could occur. Hallucinations, loss of consciousness, fever and fatigue, photophobia, hypertension, coma, shortness of breath, and inability to walk are some more symptoms of HACE. HACE can result in death if it is not treated immediately.
The early signs of altitude sickness can be relieved by immediately descending. However, if you are experiencing severe acute mountain sickness symptoms, you should see a doctor.
The drug acetazolamide can ease heavy breathing and lessen the effects of altitude sickness. You may also be given the steroid Dexamethasone. But you are never recommended to take such drugs as far as possible until the situation is harsh.
Trekkers Paradise Crews
During the Red PAnda Trail Tracking Tour, you will be accompanied by our local best-trained and well-experienced guides to make your journey even more comfortable and memorable. All guides are well-trained and licensed with prior experience they have spent years trekking/climbing a peak all over the world. Porters will also be assigned to carry your luggage. Two members will be assigned one porter, combined luggage should not exceed more than 20 kg. We provide basic accommodation for our guides and porters or tents with sleeping gear and we also provided them with food and warm drinks.
- Intensive Wilderness First Aid
- Authorized certificate of Trekking Guide Training
- Fluent English-speaking guide and other major languages
- Rock climbing
- Conservation and biodiversity
Passport and Visa
All foreigners except Indian nationals must have a valid visa to enter Nepal. Visa is available on arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport upon entry in Kathmandu, Nepal, and at Nepal borders of India and Tibet. Visa can be easily extended to the central immigration office. www.immigration.gov.np Visa application requires a passport with at least 6 months until expiration and one passport-size photo.
The current cost of a visa for 15 Days – 30 USD, 30 Days – 50 USD, and 90 Days – 125 (to be paid in cash) Other currencies are also accepted although rates may differ. Other nationalities should check entry requirements. Visitors are requested to specify return flight tickets, and the time intended to stay in Nepal.
Visa Extension Fee: Tourist visa extension is done for a minimum of 15 days with USD 45 and USD 3 per day for additional days. In the case of a delay of less than 150 days additional USD 5 per day as of late fine.
Booking and Payment System
Trekkers Paradise is a government authorized, registered, licensed, and bonded trekking and touring operator in Nepal. The company registered number is 221608/076/0677. We are members of the Trekking Agency Association of Nepal (TAAN), the Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA). Therefore, book the Trekkers Paradise trip with confidence as we are reliable.10 percent of payment in advance and other necessary documentation like passport copy, passport size photos, travel insurance policy, arrival, and departure flight details can be made later but must not exceed within two weeks’ period from the booking date. Payment is to be made by bank transfer, western union. The remaining trip cost can be paid whether in cash or by bank transfer when you arrive in Nepal. Furthermore, we put forward the necessary modes of payment details at your convenience by mail.
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