We have been operating small group adventure trekking tours and vacations in Nepal since 90's. Our unrivalled trekking & touring itineraries reflect our long experience in Nepal, offering guided treks ranging from introductory to challenging as well as a respected mountaineering program. It is the environmentally friendly and sustainable practices used on all our Nepal itineraries that underpin the success of our Nepal adventures. Since we began in the early 90s we have always strived to keep our environmental footprint as small as possible and to give back to the many villages we pass through on our trekking itineraries. Today we still embrace this responsible travel approach when devising and operating our small group travel holiday experiences in Nepal.We invite you to trek in Nepal with the Himalayan trekking specialists Raj Bala Treks and Expeditions.
What Is a Trek?

A Trek is Not a Climbing Trip

Whether you begin your trek at a road head or fly into a remote mountain airstrip, a large part of it will be in the Middle Hills region at elevations between 500 and 3000 metres. In this region, there are always well-developed trails through villages and across mountain passes. Even at high altitudes there are intermittent settlements used during summer by shepherds, so the trails, though often indistinct, are always there. You can easily travel on any trail without the aid of ropes or mountaineering skills. There are rare occasions when there is snow on the trail, and on some high passes it might be necessary to place a safety line for your companions if there is deep snow. Still, alpine techniques are almost never used on a traditional trek.
Though some treks venture near glaciers, and even cross the foot of them, most treks do not allow the fulfillment of any Himalayan mountaineering ambitions.
A Trek Requires Physical Effort
A trek is physically demanding because of its length and the almost unbelievable changes in elevation. During the 300-km trek from Jiri to Everest base camp and return, for example, the trail gains and loses more than 9000 meters of elevation during many steep ascents and descents. On most treks, the daily gain is less than 800 meters in about 15 km, though ascents of as much as 1200 meters are possible on some days. You can always take plenty of time during the day to cover this distance, so the physical exertion, though quite strenuous at times, is not sustained. You also can stop frequently and take plenty of time for rest.
Probably the only physical problem that may make a trek impossible is a history of knee problems on descents. In Nepal the descents are long, steep and unrelenting. There is hardly a level stretch of trail in the entire country. If you are an experienced walker and often hike 15 km a day with a pack, a trek should prove no difficulty. You will be pleasantly surprised at how easy the hiking can be if you only carry a light backpack and do not have to worry about meal preparation.
Previous experience in hiking and living outdoors is, however, helpful as you make plans for your trek. The first night of a month-long trip is too late to discover that you do not like to sleep in a sleeping bag. Mountaineering experience is not necessary, but you must enjoy walking.

Raj Bala Treks & Expedition arranges customized trekking packages as per the clients' budget, interest and timeframe. We offer the following types of trekking arrangements:

1. Full board camping trek arrangements :
In certain remote areas where lodges are unavailable camping is the only alternative. We provide the following services for the full board camping trek.
*    Trekking permit
*    Entry Permit for Conservation / National Park
*    Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) card
*    Trekking guide
*    Cook
*    Necessary Porters
*    Kitchen helper
*    Sherpa
*    All surface transportation where ever applicable
*    Flight where ever applicable
*    All meals three times a day (breakfast, lunch, dinner, fruits, juice, hot chocolate, tea,         coffee etc.)
*    Necessary Camping equipment such as sleeping tents, kitchen tent, dining tent, toilet tent,         mattresses, down sleeping bag, down jacket, cooking utensils, fuel etc.
*    Camping charges
*    Rescue Assistance
*    First aid kit
*    Insurance and equipments for the Nepali staff
*    Airport pick up and drop off
 
2. Full board lodge (tea house) based trek arrangements :
Such treks are arranged where ever lodges are available. As compared to camping trek lodge based trek is economical as it requires less supporters and equipments. Lodge based treks are possible in the popular trekking regions of Nepal like Everest, Annapurna and Langtang. We arrange the following services for the lodge based trek.
*    Trekking permit
*    Entry Permit for Conservation / National Park
*    Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) card
*    Trekking guide
*    Porter/s
*    All surface transportation where ever applicable
*    Flight where ever applicable
*    All meals 3 times a day ( breakfast, lunch and dinner )
*    Accommodation in teahouses (lodges)
*    Necessary equipment such as sleeping bags, good down jackets, etc.
*    Rescue Assistance
*    Insurance and equipment for the Nepali staff
*    First Aid kit
*    Airport pick up and drop off service
 
3. Home stay full board based trek arrangements :

For those clients who wish to experience the rural life of Nepal we can make arrangements of home stay at villages. Such treks give you an opportunity to share meals and life style of the rural family. We offer the following arrangements for home stay full board based trek:

*    Trekking permit
*    Entry Permit for Conservation / National Park
*    Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) card
*    Trekking guide
*    Porter/s
*    All surface transportation where ever applicable
*    Flight where ever applicable
*    All meals 3 times a day ( breakfast, lunch and dinner )
*    Accommodation in teahouses (lodges)
*    Necessary equipment such as sleeping bags, good down jackets, etc.
*    Rescue Assistance
*    Insurance and equipment for the Nepali staff
*    First Aid kit
*    Airport pick up and drop off service
 
4. Arrangements for guide and porter services :

We can also make arrangements for those clients who only require services of guides and porters since such clients wish to trek in their own expenses and therefore do not require full board trekking arrangements. As per the clients requirements we can make the following arrangements:

*    Guide only
*    Porter only
*    Guide and porter
*    Guide cum porter

5. Partial trekking arrangements:

To those clients who do not require full board trekking arrangements but need only certain arrangements for the trekking excluding boarding and lodging, we can provide the following arrangements:
*    Guide only
*    Porter only
*    Required permits
*    Land transportation
*    Flight
*    Equipments
*    Airport pick up and drop off service