Frequently Asked Questions
Nepal is known for
1. The Highest Point on Earth -8848m- Mt. Everest
2. The Highest Lake in Earth -4919m- Tilicho Lake
3. The Deepest Canyons on the Planet. 2520m – Kali Gandaki Gorge
4. The Birth place of Lord Buddha – Lumbini
5. Unique Country on the planet – 125 Ethnic Groups & 123 Spoken language.
6. World’s 3rd Happiest Country
Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu is the only international airport in Nepal. Many international airlines are directly connected to Kathmandu with major cities around the world. Alternatively, you can travel to Nepal via India by road.
Yes. It is already included in your ticket.
All foreign nationals, except Indians, need visas to enter Nepal. Multiple entry visas for 15 days (US$ 25 or equivalent convertible currency), 30 days (US$ 40) or 90 days (US$ 100) can be obtained from any Nepalese embassy or consulate. You can also get a visa on arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu or at the Immigration Office at the entry points of Nepal.
Yes, we are licensed adventure agency. We have been organizing tours, treks and many different types of adventure activities. Our government company registered number is 159206/073/074.Our PAN registration number is 604358796, our license number from department of tourism is 2206 and our industry registered number is 14956/486.
Yes. Our leader/guides/porters speak English. Our tour guides are professional English speakers. While about trekking guides they are also professional trekking guides they are also professional and the level of their English is good. They can explain about the places, culture and any sight catches your eyes.
Our groups are generally formed by 2 pax to 15 pax. We need minimum 2 participants to run our fixed departure date. While for the private trip no minimum and maximum apply.
We do organize private trips. The private trips are the one for those who wants to explore Nepal slowly and easily.
Treks are divided into 4 grades.
Grade A: Easy/soft- up to 2000m, approximately 16 km per day.
Grade B: Moderate/Medium – up to 3600m, approximately 12km per day.
Grade C: Difficult/Strenuous –Above 3000m, approximately 8 km per day.
Grade D: Technical/challenging- high posses, using equipments etc, above 5000 m. condition apply*
We will take care of all our staff during the trek our guides will be accommodating in the same hotels while the porters are also provided good accommodation nearby or sometime in the same hotel. Depending upon the seasons.
Tea house trek are very famous and very convenient. Tea house trek house are much more affordable than camping trek. There are tea house trek in many trekking areas while in some places we will help you organize by camping if you choose tea house/ lodges trek. Tea house is the word used by nepali people for lodges.
Camping trek is much more enjoyable trek. As the team is helping each other’s and there will be another familiar environment.
Home stay trek are also another familiar trek in Nepal while home-stay trek is the way to feel the homely experience. We often call it as “home away from home” experience.
Safety and security is the most important thing for us. Our leader/Guides/porter are well trained to us. Give very excellent service maintain safety and security. Our leaders and guides will be informing you all about the safety and security precaution that you have to take during your trip. Do not leave any baggage unattained and keep your room locked when you are going out.
There are many safe drinking water points in most of the trekking region Also, you can buy mineral water, and while you are in tour you can buy mineral water because the normal might not be good for all of you.
Generally, Tips is not mandatory but the teams/guides/porter is always expecting your reward and appreciation for the efficient work that they have done. Generally they give 10% of total trek/tour cost as tips
Light, loose garments are recommended in spring (March, April and May) and summer (June, July and August), while woolens and jackets or similar warm clothing’s are needed from November to February.
You can exchange money at the airport and also at the hotel or from any liscended Money Exchange. Don’t forget to take the proper receipt of exchange as if you are left with Nepalese currency on your way back you can re-change it.
You can draw extra money from your American Express, Master Card, Visa Card and from major ATMs, Credit Card and Debit Cards; please inform your bank that you are travelling to Nepal.
Yes. Easily acceptable.
Because of its elevation, Nepal can be divided into three zones – the high mountains, the mid-hills and the flat plains called the Terai. The Everest, Langtang and Annapurna trekking destinations in the mountains are cool throughout the year. The mid-hills, including Kathmandu and Pokhara, are cool except in the summer months from May to July. Temperatures in these cities during the summer remain much cooler than in many cities of the region. Lumbini, Chitwan and Janakpur in the Terai plains are hot in summer (March –July) but cold in winter (December-February).
So if you are going trekking, the best months for walking are between September and November and between February and May when the weather is fair during the day and the temperatures do not drop rapidly during the night.
Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) is caused by thin air at high altitudes starting from 3, 000 meters upwards and may even lead to death. The main precaution that needs to be taken while trekking is not to go up too high too fast. So the body should be given enough time to acclimatize.
If you suffer from initial symptoms like headaches, shortness of breath, fatigue, nausea, inability to sleep, swelling of the face, hands and feet and loss of appetite, descend to a lower elevation immediately, and seek medical help. Again, The best Medicine is Descend ! Descend! Descend!
The Himalayan Rescue Association (HRA), a non-profit organization that works to prevent casualties from AMS, operates a permanent aid post in Manang which is managed by volunteer doctors from HRA. It also operates a small aid post in the Khumbu village of Pheriche at 4,280 m during the trekking season by volunteer doctors. HRA also operates a camp at Everest Base Camp during the mountaineering season.
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Yes, Travel Insurance is regarded as one of the most important necessary thing before travelling, Helicopter services are available should you fall sick or meet with an accident while trekking. However, such rescue services are expensive, so comprehensive travel insurance is advised to cover emergencies like helicopter rescue and medical treatment.
It is safe to take a walk around the city from morning to late evening until the shops are closed. But you are advised not to trek alone. Trekking with a guide from a registered agency is the best security. Do not display your cash or expensive items. Always lock your room and baggage.
The Tourist Police at Bhrikuti Mandap is there to help you with security and travel-related problems. If any valuable item is lost, you can contact the Tourist Police to prepare documents for theft to claim insurance.
The country code for Nepal is 977 and the area code for Kathmandu is 01, for Pokhara 061, Chitwan 056 and Lumbini 071.
Nepali time is GMT plus 5 hours 45 minutes.
Electricity in Nepal is 230 volts, alternating at 50 cycles per second. A voltage converter is needed for a device that does not accept 230 volts at 50 MHz’s Sockets in Nepal accept only round three or two pins. So if your electrical device uses flat pins, please bring a universal electric plug adaptor.
Popular among visitors are handmade apparels like woolen sweaters, jackets, trousers and caps. And the Pashmina shawl is a highly coveted item. Then there are ethnic and contemporary carpets, gems and jewelry, metal and wooden products, Khukuri (the curved metal knife, music CDs, Nepali paper products, pottery, spices, tea and Thangka paintings to take home.
There are exclusive showrooms at Durbar Marg, Asan, Thamel, Patan and Bhaktapur Durbar Square area which specialize in these items.
There is accommodation ranging from 5-star chain hotels and resorts to comfortable lodges in Kathmandu and major tourist destinations. The hotels offer specialty restaurants, conference facilities, exclusive health clubs and business centers. You also have the option of home-stay where you can stay in local houses with the local people and enjoy their traditional food.
Yes absolutely, in fact it’s a great place to start. As part of our job, one of the most important things we do is ascertain your experience and ambitions, and find the trek to best match these. However hard or easy you’d like it, however much or little experience you have, we have the perfect trek for you.
All baggage must be declared and cleared through the customs on arrival at the entry. Personal effects are permitted free entry. A tourist may bring dutiable goods, such as tobacco and liquors, within the prescribed quantity free of duty. Carrying narcotics, arms and ammunition are strictly prohibited (Tel: 01-4470382). Visitors can export souvenirs to their respective countries. The export of antiques, however, requires special permission from the Department of Archaeology, National Archive Building, Ram Shah Path, Kathmandu (Tel.: 01-4259686/ 01-4250687/ 01-4250688).
Foreign Exchange must be exchanged only through the banks or authorized foreign exchange dealers. The receipts from such transaction are to be obtained and retained. Visitors can exchange money at the foreign exchange counter at the airport upon arrival also.
Nepal is well connected with major cities around the world. Nepal Airlines is the national flag carrier of Nepal with flights to/from Delhi, Dubai, Bangkok, Doha, Hong Kong and kuala Lumpur. Other international airlines operating from/to Kathmandu are Air Arabia (sharjah), Air Asia (kuala Lumpur), Air china (Lhasa, Chengdu), Arke Fly (Amsterdam), Biman Bangladesh (Dhaka), Buddha Air (Paro, Varanasi), China Eastern Airlines (Kunming), China southern Airlines (Guanzhou), Dragon Air (Hong Kong), Druk Air (Delhi, Paro), Etihad Airways (Abu Dhabi), Fly Dubai (Dubai), Indian Airlines (Delhi, Kolkotta, Varanasi), Indigo Airlines (delhi), Jet airways (Delhi, Mumbai), Korean Air (Seoul), Malaysia Airline (Kuala Lumpur), Oman Air (Muscat), RAK Air (Ras al-Khaimah), Silk Air (Singapore), SpiceJet (Delhi), Thai Airways (Bangkok), Turkish Airlines (Istanbul) and United Airways (Dhaka) and many more. Thus transporting delegates and goods to and from the venue country is easy.
Tourist Visa Fee
|Multiple entry||15 days||US$ 25 or equivalent convertible currency|
|Multiple Entry||30 days||US$ 40 or equivalent convertible currency|
|Multiple Entry||90 days||US$ 100 or equivalent convertible currency|
A valid passport and one passport size photo with a light background. Visa can be obtained through payment only in the following currency; U.S. Dollar, European Euro, UK pound sterling, Swiss Franc, Australian Dollar, Canadian Dollar, Singapore Dollar, Japanese Yen, Chinese Yuan, Saudi Arabian Riyal, Qatari Riyal, Thai Bhat, UAE Dirham, Malaysian Ringgit, South Korean Won, Swedish Kroner, Danish kroner, Hong Kong Dollar, Kuwaity Dinar and Bahrain dinar.
International Credit Card are also accepted for payment of Visa Fee.