Frequently Ask Questions

 

1. What makes Unique Sherpa Trek & Expedition different?

Unique Sherpa Trek & Expedition offers personalized and authentic trekking experiences led by experienced Sherpa guides who have an intimate knowledge of the Himalayan region. We focus on small group sizes and sustainable tourism practices to ensure a memorable and responsible adventure.

2. What kind of treks do you offer?

We offer a wide range of treks, including classic routes like Everest Base Camp and Annapurna Circuit, as well as off-the-beaten-path adventures to remote villages and lesser-known peaks. Whether you're a novice hiker or an experienced mountaineer, we have a trek suitable for you.

3. Are your guides experienced and certified?

Yes, all our guides are certified by the relevant local authorities and have extensive experience leading treks in the Himalayas. Many of them are native Sherpas who grew up in the region and have a deep understanding of its culture, history, and terrain.

4. What is the group size for your treks?

We believe in small group sizes to ensure a more personalized experience and minimize our impact on the environment. Typically, our group sizes range from 2 to 12 participants, depending on the trek.

5. How do you ensure safety during treks?

Safety is our top priority. We provide high-quality equipment, conduct thorough risk assessments, and adhere to strict safety protocols throughout the trek. Our guides are trained in wilderness first aid and are equipped to handle any emergencies that may arise.

6. What is included in the trek package?

Our trek packages include accommodation, meals, permits, transportation, and the services of experienced guides and porters. We aim to provide comprehensive support throughout the trek, so you can focus on enjoying the journey.

7. Do you offer customized trekking itineraries?

Yes, we understand that every traveler is unique, and we're happy to tailor our itineraries to suit your preferences, interests, and fitness level. Whether you want to add extra rest days, explore a specific area, or combine multiple treks, we can create a custom itinerary just for you.

8. What is your approach to sustainable tourism?

We are committed to responsible and sustainable tourism practices that minimize our environmental impact and support local communities. We work closely with local partners and employ local staff to ensure that the benefits of tourism are shared equitably.

9. How do I book a trek with Unique Sherpa Trek & Expedition?

Booking a trek with us is easy. Simply contact us through our website or email, and one of our travel specialists will assist you in choosing the right trek and customizing your itinerary. Once you're ready to book, we'll guide you through the reservation process and provide all the information you need to prepare for your adventure.

10. What documents will I need?

It would be best if you carried a photocopy of your passport and two copies of the recently taken pp size photo under the provision you will need.

a) Visa to Nepal recommended letter from the Department of Nepal Tourism Board.
b) Hotel booking confirmation.
c) Proof of insurance that covers emergency search and rescue, and treatment for the duration of their travel.
d) Barcode generated from the online application of the online international travel form.

11. Can I extend the visa?

Yes, of course, you can extend your visa for a minimum of 15 days for $45 and $3 extra daily.

12. Do I need travel insurance? What should my insurance cover?

Travel insurance is mandatory for travelers willing to go on adventures. It should cover your medical expenses, travel protection, emergency medical repatriation, baggage loss coverage, and in case of death.
You must submit a copy of your insurance policy to the office or Unique Sherpa Trek & Expedition before the trip.

13. Are the treks in Nepal suitable for all fitness Levels?

Nepal offers treks of varying difficulty levels, ranging from easy to strenuous. There are treks suitable for beginners and those with limited trekking experience, as well as challenging treks for experienced hikers. It's important to choose a trek that aligns with your fitness level and abilities.

14. Can I take medicine during the trek or expedition?

Travel insurance is mandatory for travelers willing to go on adventures. It should cover your medical expenses, travel protection, emergency medical repatriation, baggage loss coverage, and in case of death.
You must submit a copy of your insurance policy to the office or Unique Sherpa Trek & Expedition before the trip.

15. What is the best season to travel to Nepal?

Nepal is a beautiful, and diverse landscape country. While numerous destinations can be traveled to throughout the year. Nepal is the 12-monthly best season for trekking, touring, and travel, but for mountaineering, the best season is spring.

16. Can I Camp during the trek in Nepal?

Yes, camping is an option during treks in Nepal, especially in remote or less-developed regions where teahouses may be limited. Camping requires carrying your camping gear or hiring a camping service. It provides a more immersive experience in nature, but logistics and permits should be considered.

17. Are there any medical clinics and doctors available in remote areas?

Yes, most village has medical clinics and health posts available in server cases, in other ways, we will have medical personnel available for your services.

18. How reliable are internet and telecommunication facilities in remote areas in Nepal?

Internet facilities have wide coverage in Nepal including remote areas too as well. You can also 3G/4G service by purchasing a SIM card available at convenience stores in cities and remote areas. but nowadays all places have free Wi-Fi available in the hotel and restaurants during the trek.

19. What problem can be raised on altitude?

At high altitudes, your cardio-pulmonary system is affected by low oxygen density. You can suffer from general breathing difficulties to Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) and your skin is susceptible to sunburn if not protected by clothes or sunblock. The AMS is preventable through appropriate trekking pace and undertaking acclimatization.

20. Can I experience the local Nepali lifestyle and culture during the trek in Nepal?

Yes, trekking in Nepal offers opportunities to immerse yourself in the local lifestyle and culture. You can interact with local communities, visit monasteries, participate in traditional ceremonies or festivals if the timing aligns, and try authentic Nepali food. It's a chance to gain.

21. Is it necessary to guide while trekking or expedition in Nepal?

We highly recommend having a guide with you. You will travel in wilderness areas and at high elevations so from a safety aspect you should not be alone. Traveling through villages there are many trails and if you took the wrong path accidentally it might be challenging to communicate with locals to get back on the right way or to secure food or accommodation. They will be unlikely to speak English.

22. How safe is travel alone woman with your company?

We ensure travel safety for all our guests’ women or men traveling with our company. Nepal is generally very safe and welcoming to foreign tourists. We have excellent relationships with the lodges we use and our guides are aware of the whereabouts of every guest on the trek. Our groups are small and we ensure continuous visual contact.

23. Should I tip staff and members?

Well, compulsory 15% tips are provided as a reward for hard work. Our porters, guide, assistant sherpa, and climbers guide invest their time. Experience and effort to make your travel a memorable one. so, the tip is a bonus and makes motivates them.