Tourists of all nationality except for Indian will need visa to Nepal. However, Nepal has provision for on-arrival visa or e-visa for at least 30days. Please go to “LINK TO DETAILS TO VISA REQUIREMENT.” In case your nationality qualifies for visa on arrival, you must bring 2 passport size photographs with you. You can fill up online tourist visa application here.
You can travel to Nepal by air or land. If you travel by land you can do so either via Kerung in North and there are several land routes via India from Kakarvitta, Birgunj, Biratnagar, Bhairahawa, Nepalgunj, Mahendranagar etc. Similarly for tourists coming by air, there are many international flights to Nepal. Turkish air, Thai air, Qatar air, Air India, Etihad airways, China Southern air, China Eastern air, Air China, Korian air, Malayasian air, Air Dragon , Silk Air, Emirates air etc. are some of the popular ones.
Trek usually starts in the morning after breakfast until next destination for the day, on average the walk is about 6 to 7 hours a day. However, our experienced and trained guides are highly acquainted with the routes and will distribute the trekking time such that you will have ample of time to stroll around villages, and take your time to enjoy the beautiful landscapes, mountain sceneries, waterfalls etc. and still make to the final destination safe on time.
All our trekking guides are trained under NATHAM (Nepal Academy of Tourism and Hotel Management) along with TAAN. (Trekking Agents Association of Nepal, and have experience working in trekking industries for substantial amount of time, as mandated by Nepal government. Moreover, we work with highly experienced and multi-faceted guides trained in different languages including English, Deutsch etc. and come from different communities of Nepal.
Most of the lodges are fairly basic. They are mostly room of 2 to 3 single beds. Some lodges have private bathrooms. However, as we go further away from city and higher into our trekking trail the likelihood of private bathroom is rare. You will have to share bathroom.
They have solar heater panels for hot showers in most of the lodges, but lodges in trekking trails usually charge little extra money for hot showers.
The trek food is basic but clean and hygienic. Lodges mostly use their organic garden products.
Yes, each of our trekking crew members is mandatory insured.
Trekking doesn’t demand extraordinary fitness; however, we recommend our clients to start doing basic exercise like walking up and down the stairs or hiking to nearest park on weekends etc. on your days leading up to the trekking.
The best way to book is to send us a quick email to firstname.lastname@example.org .
Yes, you can pay for your visa or master card from the link here. Note that it will charge 4% extra of service charge.
Yes, it is mandatory for all our clients to have insurance. Our clients usually purchase their insurance from their home country.
Our guides are trained to provide first-aid and arrange necessary assistance in case of a medical emergency. In severe cases, clients are rescued by helicopters, but if the threat is not that eminent then the crew is bought down a few hundred meters to appropriate destination where health and/or transportation facilities are more readily available.
You will have to carry your backpack; it is usually regular-sized trekking back. You can have a porter carry your luggage; porters are only allowed to carry as much as 15kgs. We usually have one porter mandatorily for each couple of clients.
Yes, you can use your cell/mobile phone during the trek. You will get mobile phone coverage in most of the areas in trekking trails. We recommend you buy local SIMs in Kathmandu because roaming on your home network provider would be very expensive. To issue a SIM card you will need to give 2 copies of passport size photos and xerox copy of passport.
Yes, you can recharge your cell/mobile phone almost everywhere including the trekking trails. You are required to pay no more than Rs. 200/device for full charge (approx. 2 USD.) We also recommend you bring extra batteries and/or power banks.
It is helpful but it’s your prerogative.
Yes, Kathmandu and Pokhara are the usual hubs for trekkers where one can buy trekking equipage for very reasonable prices. Moreover, there are shops for branded trekking equipment like North Face, Mountain Hardware, etc. We can also assist you in the process.
There are four seasons in Nepal and each season offers its own unique attraction
Autumn: September to November: This season offers excellent weather and great mountain views.
Winter: December to February: This season is known for occasional snowfall only up to certain heights. Therefore, winter is ideal for trekking to an altitude only up to 3,200 m.
Spring: March to May: Various types of wildflowers, especially rhododendrons, make the hillsides, up to 5000 meters, a magical paradise during this season. It is mildly warm in the lower regions. At an altitude of 4000m, you get an excellent view of the mountains where the temperature is moderately warm.
Monsoon June to August: This season is the mixture of rainy and summer season. The summer season lasts until mid-September and a trip during this time is wet and warm. This time around is a true blessing for an enthusiastic botanist as the higher valleys and meadows blossom into lush flowers and vegetation. It is advised to bring an insect repellent during the trekking tour in the summer months. Trekking in the rain shadow region behind the high mountains of the Himalayas and a trip to Tibet is a wonderful experience.
Nepal has low crime rate and no threat of terrorism. Moreover, there is always your guide along with you to ensure your safety.
We will provide you a Duffel Bag per 2 people, Slipping Bags (that can sustain the temperature of -5 to -20 degree Celsius depending on the altitude)
Yes you can, refer to number 9.
Yes, we are our guides ensure we carry minimal plastics and reuse as much as possible. They also carry trash bag so that our clients will not have to litter in desperate situations.
Yes you can, refer to number 9.
Yes, you can bring your first aid kit and prescribed medicine along with its prescription note. If you are traveling/Trekking higher altitude above 3500m, we also recommend you bring Aspirin & Diamox tablets. Our guides will also be carrying first aid kits throughout the trip.
Yes, all cities (either big or small) have ATM facilities. However, usually, there aren’t ATMs available in trekking regions in higher altitudes. Nonetheless, you will have access to ATMs in places like Lukla/Namchebazar and Jomsom en route to popular destinations like Everest and Mustang respectively.