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Himalayas Frequently Asked Questions

How far in advance should I book my tour?

High season in the Himalayas is from September to November when the weather conditions are best for trekking, so if you are wanting to travel during these months or other peak times such as Christmas, Easter, public holidays and school holidays it is best to book early. This should also ensure that you don't pay over the odds for your flights. To book please complete our online booking form or contact our reservations team.

I'm travelling alone. Can I share a room with someone else?

If you’re travelling alone on a group tour and would like to share a room with a fellow traveller of the same sex, On The Go can try to arrange this for you, subject to there being another solo traveller already booked on the tour you are wishing to join. However if we are unable to twin you with another traveller you will need to pay the modest single supplement and you will have the luxury of your own private room throughout the tour.

Can I travel with children?

On our tours of the Himalayas, it is possible to travel with children aged 8 or over but not recommended because of the high altitude and nature of the activities. For active children over 12 who enjoy walking, the Annapurna Panorama tour would be the best option due to its easy paced walking, low altitudes and varied itinerary. The Everest Base Camp and Everest & Gokyo Lakes treks are not suitable for children because of the strenuous nature of the trek and the high altitudes.

I do not want to travel in a group. Can you arrange private itineraries?

Yes, we offer a small selection of private itineraries or we can tailor-make an itinerary bespoke to your requirements. We can help plan your itinerary or if you have any ideas on what you would like to do, just tell us and we can look after all your arrangements. On a private tour we'll provide knowledgeable local guides for all of your scheduled sightseeing.

Do I need specialist travel insurance for trekking?

On our Annapurna Panorama trek, travel insurance needs to cover you for trekking up to 3000m and up to 5600m on our Everest Base Camp and Everest & Gokyo Lakes treks. You do not need specialist insurance, but most policies will only cover trekking up to 2000m as standard and there is often a supplement to increase the level of cover. Please check the policy details carefully because it is essential that you are fully insured. On The Go can recommend a company that provides comprehensive travel insurance with the suitable level of cover, please contact our reservations team for details.

How many people are likely to be on my trip?

The number of passengers joining our Himalayan tours and treks varies from week to week. On average our groups are small, with typically between 2 - 6 travellers.

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