Well, that depends on the trek. The longer the trek, the harder it will be to cope with your fitness. We recommend you to choose the trek you are comfortable with. However, we’re not saying you shouldn't go for a long trek. If you’re physically fit and mentally determined, you can definitely nail the longer treks.
Yes, you’ll definitely need a trekking guide if you want to relish the trekking experience in Nepal. In fact, trekking guides are compulsory for trekking in Nepal. You’ll get to acquire a lot of information from the trek if you hire a trekking guide. You’ll get to learn a lot about our country. Also, if you’ve any trouble during your trek, your trekking guide will always be there to assist you.
Department of Immigration (http://www.nepalimmigration.gov.np/) offers visa upon arrival for many countries. However, travelers from some countries are not aided by this system. Travelers from India will not need the visa to enter Nepal. The visa can be also be acquired from the embassies or consulate of Nepal abroad.
Tourist Visa Fees:
• 15 Days - US$ 25
• 30 Days - US$ 40
• 90 Days - US$ 100
• SAARC countries can get a 30-day visa for free on arrival.
• The maximum stay is 150 days per year on a tourist visa.
Malaysian Ringgit, Chinese Yuan, British pounds, Euros, US dollars is recommended to pay your visa, flight tickets, trip cost, and other expenses. We accept other major currencies too. US dollars are generally accepted in every money exchanges in Nepal.
You must pay 25% of package’s cost while you book the trip. Once you land in Nepal, you can pay the remaining cost of the package.
You should take your shoes off before entering a house
You must get permission before entering Hindu temples
You mustn’t take photographs where it’s prohibited
is the land of adventures. Trekking is one of the favorite adventures in Nepal and many tourists come to Nepal for trekking. There are many trekking routes and regions all over Nepal. Each trek has its own level of difficulty and total trekking hours per day depends upon the difficulty of the trek. The level of difficulty ranges from easy to strenuous with the altitude ranging from 3000m above the sea level.
, that depends on the trek. The longer the trek, the harder it will be to cope with your fitness. We recommend you to choose the trek you are comfortable with. However, we’re not saying you shouldn’t go for a long trek. If you’re physically fit and mentally determined, you can definitely nail the longer treks.
This is a common question raised a lot in the travel forum. Nepal is a safe place for the travelers. We strongly recommend you to hire a porter or a trekking guide with you if you’re a single traveler (male or female). You’ll feel a lot safer with a Nepali staff accompanying you in the trek. We promise that we’ll make your trip safe and our staffs will be around you all the time.
If you are traveling around the urban areas of the country, it’s okay to travel on your own. Urban areas are mostly safe comparing to rural trekking regions. However, if you are trekking to the popular trekking routes, we kindly request you to travel with a porter or a trekking guide.
Nepal welcomes most of the trekkers during spring [March - May] and autumn [September - November]. In these seasons, the panorama of the Himalayas is pleasing, the weather is very lovely, and the views typically are transparently clear. Rhododendron flowers blossom in high altitude forests. The scenic view of nature is awe-inspiring which will definitely make you feel cheerful. During winter [December - February], it's very cold in the high altitude. Regardless the panoramic view of the Himalayas, it’s not suitable to trek during winter. However, trekking at lower altitudes is not affected in winter.
Weather is a crucial factor for the trip to Nepal. There are four weather seasons in Nepal. It’d be easier for you to plan your journey to Nepal if you know about the weather pattern in Nepal.
Spring is the best season to travel Nepal. This season is considered as the favorite season for trekking in Nepal. During March to April, the weather is clear and the temperature is moderate. The forests are full of blossom, the views of Himalayas are mostly crystal clear, and the atmosphere is joyful.
Summer: June - August
Summer season, also known as monsoon season, is the most difficult season for trekking. In fact, it’s is not a season for trekking as trekking routes are highly affected by the rain. However, city sightseeing tours are possible. Rafting it's also possible which will be fun and adventurous. But there is no chance for peak climbing and expeditions.
Autumn: September - November
Autumn is a favorite trekking season for trekkers all around the world. Every trekking routes in Nepal are full of trekkers. Cities like Kathmandu, Pokhara, and Chitwan also welcomes hundreds and thousands of travelers all around the world. The weather is enjoyable and pleasing. The panorama of the Himalayas is transparently clear and spectacular. Also, this season is the season of festivals in Nepal. The tourists join Nepalese in celebrating two biggest festivals in Nepal, Dashain, and Tihar.
Winter: December - February
Winter is not the famous season for the trek. The trekking route in high altitudes will be full of snow. However, you can always take a tour of the city. Pack some winter clothes and you will be good to go.
Altitude sickness, also known as acute mountain sickness, is a common but dangerous negative health effect of high altitude, caused by acute exposure to low amounts of oxygen at high altitude. Altitude sickness generally occurs when you climb high altitudes too quickly. You don’t have to panic if you have altitude sickness while trekking as it is common when trekking in the high elevations of Nepal. However, it is risky if you do not respond to it on time. The common syndrome of altitude sickness is a headache, vomiting, loss of appetite, dizziness, severe headache etc.
You can suffer from altitude sickness while trekking at higher altitude. However, you can take various measures like medicines and first aids to counter altitude sickness during your trek. But if the situation goes out of control, you’ll need immediate medical attention. First medicine is decend decend.
It’s not mandatory to tip your trekking guide and porter. However, it’s is a common courtesy to tip the porters, trekking guide, Sherpa, and cook for making our journey easy. It is a decent way of appreciating their hard work who played their vital parts in your trekking experience. We pay our porters and guides more than working for other big tour and trek companies. So, 10-20% of total trip cost tip will make them happy. But you can tip them more if you want.
Of course, we have well-trained guides, porters, helpers, cooks, Sherpas in our company.
The symptoms of acute mountain sickness generally appear within hours of moving to higher altitudes. They vary depending on the severity of your condition.
Mild acute mountain sickness
If you have a mild case, you may experience: