These are the frequent asked questions [FAQ’s] prior to book their holiday packages with us. We are trying to answer them shortly just to avoid the last minute rush. We hope you will enjoy the readings.
- Can I get Nepal visa on arrival?
Yes, you can get visa on arrival for all over the world except people from Nigeria, Ghana, Zimbawe, Swaziland, Cameroon, Somalia, Liberia, Ethiopia, Iraq, Palestine, Afganistan, Syria and other refugees with trael documnet. The visa fees are as follows:
15 Days – 30 USD
30 Days – 50 USD
90 Days – 125 USD
For more details please visit; http://www.nepalimmigration.gov.np/page/tourist-visa
2. Is the country politically safe and stable?
Yes, Nepal is one of the safest country for the travelers among others.
3. How to enter Nepal?
Nepal has only one international airport, TIA (Tribhuwan International Airport) for air passengers. It has easy flight links with Delhi, Mumbai, Varanasi, Kolkata, Bangalore, Doha Hongkong, Bangkok, Kulalampur, Dubai, Istanbul, Abudhabi, Japan, Korea, China, Bangladesh and Bhutan. For those who are traveling overland there are several entry points in Nepal – India boarder and some of them are, Pashupatinagar, Kakarvitta, Birgunj, Sunauli, Nepalgunj, Mahendranagar etc and Kodari and Rasuwagadhi on Nepal – China boarder.
4. What will be the best time to visit Nepal?
Nepal is open for all season. You can travel according to your work leisure. Temperature and weather wise the Spring (March – May) and Autumn (September – November) are the best season for trekking to enjoy the crystal clear mountain and landscapes.
5. Do you have Airport pickup facilities?
Yes, we have airport pickup service upon request you need to inform the flight details.
6. I am going on a tea-house trekking in Nepal. What can I expect?
Tea-houses are the basic lodges where travelers can get the basic facilities of housing and fooding. Trekkers can get double bedded private rooms with sharing toilet facilities indoor and very few private rooms with attached bathrooms. Most of the places have solar heated water for hot-showers on lower elevations and upper elevation has chimney heating system for showers which supplies just the warm water.
7. How long will we walk on an average day’s trekking?
It is basically 5 hrs of walking on medium pace of walking. We start the day after breakfast at about 8 in the morning, we will have a lunch break after 3 hrs of walking and again 2 more hrs after the lunch before reaching the camp site. Normally the day ends before sunset in between 3 to 4 PM.
8. Who will be our guide?
e have que system for the guide, first come first basis. All of our guide are trained, insured and experience. If you have any specials requirements you can inform us by the time of reservation. We will try to keep the same. If not we will inform you the same on our corresponding.
9. Is native linguistic guide are available with you? Is there any extra cost applicable if you have some?
We may use linguistic guide on demand but the native speakers. They are perfect in communication with basic knowledge but not with the vast knowledge with history and geography. We can use French, German, Spanish, Italian, Japanese speaking guides with some extra cost. The price varies on group size and language.
10. What kind of weather (how cold does it get) can we expect during trekking?
Normally, the upper elevations (above 3000 meters to 5500 meters) are freezing cold up to 0 to -10 degree Celsius during the night. We walk on sunlight and days will be hot enough it varies from 10 to 20 degree Celsius.
11. What are the number requirements of your trips?
Our trekking group starts from 2 people in a group and max 20 in one group. In case, some one willing to travel solo we can arrange accordingly.
12. Does your company help to arrange domestic flight, international flight, hotel bookings and other services?
Most of the indicated packages are included of all of these service with all basic needs except the international flights. Mean time if you want us to assist with the tickets we can help them easily. The price of the international air tickets are flexible. Sometimes it is hard to get the seats on cheaper rate.
13. What type of insurance should I need to have before coming to Nepal? Can I get insurance there?
You can travel simply with a travel medical insurance but make sure it covers the medication as well as the evacuation from certain elevation. For trekking it is up to 5000 m and for expedition it is up to 8000 m from sea level. It was possible to buy in Nepal till last year but this is not possible these days. We suggest you to travel with proper policy with reliable agencies only which has global connection.
14. Is Nepal safe? Is a woman traveling alone safe with your company?
Nepal is the safest country in the world to travel until and unless you follow the rules and regulations. Trekking in mountains of Nepal itself is a challenging task sometime you are walking through the glaciers on high passes. We suggest you to accompany with registered guide and porters to avoid any kind of vital accidents. Man/woman can feel safe while they are traveling with us.
15. How high can you get me?
It depends upon the area of trekking. If you are doing some trekking passes it may goes up to 5500 m from the sea level. We will make sure by the time of reservation the maximum height of your trekking route.
16. What equipment do you provide? What should I bring myself?
We provides sleeping bag and down jackets (if needed). We suggest you to bring a day pack with you for your personal belongings and a 30-40 liter proper ruck-shack with comfort chest, waste belts along with your personal gears which are mentioned on what to bring section on our page.
17. What are the best times to come on a trek/tour/expedition?
The Spring and Autumn are the best season for trekking in Nepal. Spring is more ideal for expedition. Although Nepal is for all the season. You can travel any time round the year at your comfort.
18. Can I trek in the Himalayas even if I haven’t done any trekking before?
Yes, you can trek in Nepal without any previous experiences until and unless you are not climbing the peaks and doing some high trekking passes. We can make sure with it by the time of reservation if there are any restrictions.
19. I’ve heard stories from friends about hygiene standards in Asia. Do I need to bring the economy-pack of Imodium?
Yes, they are right the hygiene standard in Nepal is much less then and others still well cooked foods are safe. We do not suggest you to travel with heavy packs with your own supplies. You can use proper filtration and some water purifier for drinking water. Still you can get mineral waters (a liter bottles) on every trekking route which are safe with international standard.
20. Is your company environmentally responsible?
Yes, we are sincere with our responsibilities. The nature and its beauty are god gifted property in Nepal, we need to preserve them. We know if we destroy the environment it destroys the nature and it directly affects on tourism in Nepal.
21. Can you assure me that your staffs are taken care of?
Our staff are trained with basic skills and they are together with you for entire signed period. Remember, you are in holiday but our staff and we are working for you moreover we will be on duty. We are fully responsible with our motto since this is a hospitality business and so far our above 60% business relies on recommendation.
22. Are the foods & water in the lodges and camps hygienically standard?
Yes, we will make sure with the freshness whether well cooked or not. We do not notice any big issues on this regards so far. We do not suggest you to travel with heavy packs with your own supplies. You can use proper filtration and some water purifier for drinking water. Still you can get mineral waters on every trekking route which are safe with international standard.
23. Are your staffs fully equipped? What about their insurance?
Yes, they do have all basic equipment and they are insured too.
24. Electricity and their plugs using in Nepal?
We have hydro generated power with 20 amp and 220 volt supplies in Nepal. We use mostly two pin or three ping round plugins mostly in every house/hotel/guest-house. If you are using some flat plugs we suggest you to bring a converter for it. Make sure your battery back up is strong enough. Especially on high passes the power supply depends on solar power you may not have enough supplies for some and certain periods.
25. For tourists, what is there to buy in Nepal to take back home?
We have lots of things to offer you as souvenir from Nepal, such as some paper and wooden handicrafts, pashminas, woolen handmade carpets etc. More over Nepal has its own natural things to offer you in your mind and camera rolls.
26 . What to wear in Nepal?
Nepal is more conscious with it tradition and culture. We respect people travel with covered body instead of halves. While you are in cities like Kathmandu and Pokhara you can travel with casual dresses but while you are in mountains day time you can travel with light wears but morning and evening you need to use warm clothing.
27. Are there ATM facilities in Nepal?
Yes, we have ATM facilities in every tourist destination of Nepal but it has some limitation of Rs. 10000 mostly up to 40000 . You can use same again after 24 hrs only. While you are in trekking there are no ATM facility available.
28. Are there any tourist police in Nepal?
Yes, we have tourist police in Nepal at Kathmandu, Pokhara and Chitwan. It is gradually spreading all over the major tourist destinations.
29. Can I bring my medication with me?
If you are under some regular medications you can bring along with you. If not for emergency we have lots of drug centers in every cities of Nepal. But the composition of same drug can be differ in Nepal than your home country.