FAQs


Why should I choose Sonam Adventures?
  • We offer the best price in north America and will be happy to match any competitive price. See, “Price Match Policy” on terms and conditions
  • Small Group:  Max. 10 travelers per group
  • Best travel features

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When is a good time to travel to Himalayan regions?
Good weather is the essence to a successful trip. Please refer to the chart for “when to travel”. Please contact us for more detail information.

How do you prevent Altitude Illness?
Altitude illness is a major concern when traveling to Himalayas. Acclimatization is one of the most important aspects of Altitude illness prevention. We emphasize on gaining no more than 1,986 ft. a day on slow walk with plenty of rest periods. In extreme high altitude area, we generally descend to reasonable altitude for overnight sleep. We also bring oxy-meter to measure oxygen intake and supplementary oxygen in case we have to use one. We strongly urge to visit Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Altitude Illness) website  for more detail up to date information on Altitude Illness, including use of prescription drugs for treatment.

Related: Everest Base Camp Trek: How to Prevent Altitude Sickness. 

 

How do you rate trip difficulties?
We rated the trip difficulties according to the length of days, terrain, altitudes and weather conditions. More the number mountains, more challenging as it gets. See Trip Grader for more detail informations. 
Why is Travel Medical Insurance Included?
Most travel companies require visitors to purchase mandatory travel medical insurance policy. We don’t want to add any additional complications to your trip.  That’s why all tours with Sonam Adventures include $50,000 in travel medical insurance and emergency medical evacuation insurance with coverage of up to $100,000.
Is there any mandatory vaccination require when traveling to Himalayan regions?
There is no mandatory vaccination required when traveling to Himalayan regions. See Health and Safety for more detail information on preventable vaccination.
What do you mean by multiple language customer representatives?
Our representatives speak many local Himalayan language including, Hindi, Nepali, Tibetan and Bhutanese. All our local guides speak English and local languages of the region they serve.
Can I buy equipment in Nepal/Tibet before starting my trip?
There are plenty of trekking stores in Nepal/Tibet where you can find trekking gears ranging from low to high ends. For longtime use, we recommend buying branded gears.  For list of local outdoor gear stores in USA, please contact us.  We support local independent outdoor stores.
What is the baggage allowance for trekking in Nepal?
We recommend individual to carry 24-35 liter backpack and porter will carry maximum of 50 lbs or 23 kg.  Generally travel company will provide one porter for every two trekkers. When flying into Lukla airport, 11 lbs or 5 kg for carry on and 22 lbs or 10 kg for check in.  Extra fee  (about $1.2 per  1 kg or 2.2 lbs as of 2013)   applies for overweight baggages.