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FAQs

How do I enter Nepal?

You can enter Nepal by air or overland. There are more than 25 different international airlines operating their flights to Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal. You can check and choose the suitable airlines for you to enter Nepal.
You can also enter Nepal overland via India and Tibet however the Nepal Tibet border immigration is not in operation after the earthquake in 2015. Please check the entry/exit points to and from Nepal on this link here.

Do I need visa to enter Nepal?

Most of the nationalities, except the nationalities listed here, can obtain visa on arrival at immigration desk at the airport in Kathmandu or at the border immigration office if you enter Nepal overland. On arrival visa charges are USD 25/40/100 for 15/30/90 days respectively. Please make sure you have some cash handy to pay for the visa on arrival.
For more information on the visa requirement, please go to the official link of Nepal Immigration Office.

Do I need to have my travel insurance to travel to Nepal?

Yes, it is absolutely recommended. When you are travelling with us, you should have your travel insurance bought as mandatory.

What are the modes of transport in Nepal?

There are plenty of taxis, public buses, private cars, 4wds, and flights. When you arrive at the airport in Kathmandu, you can find plenty of taxis to take you to your accommodation. If you book your trek/tour with us, we take care of your transportation, from your arrival until departure. You can just relax and enjoy Nepal.

What is the availability of accommodation in Nepal?

There are choices of many good hotels in the cities of Nepal. You can find good budget hotels to five star and international chain hotels. Kathmandu, Pokhara, Chitwan and Lumbini have several choices of hotels where most tourist activities are centered.
On most of the trekking regions, there are basic lodge accommodations called tea houses. Some of the areas use local homestay as well.

What are the Nepalese people like?

Nepalese people are one of the friendliest and humblest people in the world. When you arrive to Nepal, you will be greeted with polite and friendly ‘Namaste’ and you will hear this greeting word coming to you every now and then as long as you stay in Nepal. You will feel and experience the simplicity and the awesome hospitality of Nepalese people during your stay here.

What foods are available in Nepal?

You will have multiple choices of food in the restaurants in Nepal. There are several restaurants serving yummy foods to their customers. However, we recommend that you try some Dal Bhat – the authentic Nepali dish and momo – the Nepali dumplings. These food have gained quite popularity in the country.
While you are trekking in the mountains, you will be eating Dal Bhat most for most of the meals however there are certain other foods available too.

What currency is used in Nepal? Can exchange dollar or other currencies?

Nepal uses the Nepali Rupees. USD 1 will be more or less equivalent to Nepali Rupees 100 in round figure. Exchange rates fluctuate every now and then. This link will give you an idea of what currencies can be exchanged in Nepal with their exchange rates. However, when you exchange the currencies in a money changer, you get lower rates than listed rates on the bank’s website.

Can I withdraw money from ATM in Nepal? Can I pay by card?

You will find ATM counters on your easy access when you are in the cities in Nepal where you can withdraw money with a charge of about USD 4 per transaction.
You can use your card to pay in most of the places in cities nowadays however they will have about 4% of surcharge on top of your billed amount. 

Are there any restrictions or limitations that I should be aware of while in Nepal?

As a multicultural country, Nepal respects people of all faiths, creeds and cultures and definitely expects the same from the visitors too. There are no such restrictions or limitations on your activities, except those considered illegal and immoral, while you are in Nepal.
However Public Display of Affection is somewhat unacceptable in Nepal. Holding hands and walking around is okay. If you are a girl and wear long sleeves, you will have fewer stares and you will feel comfortable.

Can I use internet and mobile phones in Nepal?

Cities will have good internet service but while trekking in the mountains you will have limited to no access to internet.
Mobile network coverage has grown wider now so you can use mobile phone in most of the places in Nepal except a few remote and high altitude locations.

Is tipping necessary in Nepal?

Although tipping is not compulsory in Nepal, it is always considered the best way to thank people and show your happiness and satisfaction for their service.

 

Is Everest trekking suitable for me?

Trekking to Everest is obviously for all with fair fitness level. If you love outdoor adventure; do not have problem with trekking long hours for multiple days in high mountains; can survive with basic necessities and sometimes without them; and finally if you love the serenity of mountains and uniqueness of local culture and lifestyle, yes, this trip is definitely for you.

How do we get to Everest?

We fly to Lukla from Kathmandu for about half an hour on a small plane. Although the plane is small, the flight brings beautiful sights of mountains. Then we trek for multiple days up and down the trail towards the Everest amidst the marvelous mountains.

How fit do I need to be to trek to Everest?

Fitness is the key requirement to trek to the Everest region as it involves walking up and down the mountains and goes pretty high in altitude. You definitely have to be in good physical fitness along with strong mental toughness.

Do I need to do any special training to trek to Everest?

Although you need a good level of physical fitness to be able to trek to Everest, you do not need to take any special training. However a regular preparation for at least six months before the trek starts is highly advisable. You can go for regular jogging, short hiking trips – up and down the hill if possible, cardio workout and workout on improving overall fitness.
Apart from physical fitness, you also need to prepare yourself to survive with just bare essentials in the mountains. 

How many hours do I need to walk on the trek?

You can expect to walk six hours on average every day during the trek however the trek duration is completely dependent on your pace of walking.

Will there be any rest day along the trail as we trek?

Yes, the trekking will have certain designated days as rest and acclimatization days as we trek up towards the higher elevation. The breaks are designed in accordance with the elevation gain and further days and elevation to go.

What kind of trail do I have to walk?

As trekking in Nepal is all about traversing up and down the mountains, you will have to walk the trail that goes up and down all the way through. Even the treks that are graded as ‘easy trek’ might feel difficult for some trekkers because of the winding trails up and down the mountains. But as the trail passes through wonderfully scenic region and villages along the way, the feeling of difficulty vanishes in the ocean of joy that the mountains and surroundings bring to you.

What do I need to take with me on the trek?

We advise you to get ready with a proper pair of water proof trekking shoes, worn a few times already is even better. For a detailed list of things to bring, please refer to our Equipment List.

What can I expect to see on this trek?

An exhilarating adventure up in the mountains is for sure on this trek. Apart from that, you can enjoy incredible views of Himalayan vistas including the Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku and many other mountains. A wonderful cultural and life style experience of the Sherpa people living in the region is another inspiring attraction that you come along while trekking in the Everest.

What is the chance of me getting the altitude sickness?

As the trek goes to pretty high altitude, anyone, who treks there, is prone to the altitude sickness. However, this risk of altitude sickness can be lessened by drinking enough water; walking on a slow and gradual pace, enjoying the views, taking enough breaks along the walk and practicing some breathing exercises.

What if I get sick up in the mountains?

Getting sick up in the mountains during the trek is certainly not a good thing to happen to anyone. But it happens sometimes and it is good to come prepared to face any situation while doing this adventure trip. If you, unfortunately, get sick up in the mountains, our guide and the team will take the best care of you and take the most appropriate step for your safety. Those steps might include from denying you the further journey up to rescue you by helicopter. But before taking these big and last steps ahead when there are no other alternatives left, your situation will be carefully observed and the best possible will be done to make you able to continue on the journey. 
It is always advisable to come prepared for any situation because high altitude is too unpredictable.

What kind of foods can we get in the mountains?

Although there may not be as many choices of foods in the mountains as in Kathmandu, you will get food menu with some varieties of foods. However the famous Nepali dish, Dal Bhat, fills your plate for most of the time and other times you can have food of your choice from the choices available in the menu.

How safe is drinking water up in the mountain?

When you are trekking in the mountain, there are three different options of drinking water. First, you can buy bottled water that is safe to drink although price gets more expensive as you trek higher. Second option is to ask the lodge you stay to fill your bottle with boiled water, which might cost you some money. And the third option is to buy water purifying tablets or rod and take it along with your on the trek. You can fill tap water along the trail and you can use the water purifying tablet or rod to turn it into safe drinking water that is the cheapest of all.

Is Annapurna trekking suitable for me?

Trekking to Annapurna is obviously for all with fair fitness level. There are various trekking trips in the Annapurna region, some in the lower Himalayan foothills and some go higher into the mountains, as high as 5,614 meters above sea level. If you love outdoor adventure; do not have problem with trekking long hours for multiple days in high mountains; can survive with basic necessities and sometimes without them; and finally if you love the serenity of mountains and uniqueness of local culture and lifestyle, yes, this trip is definitely for you.

How do we get to Annapurna?

If we are trekking to Annapurna Circuit, we drive to Besi Sahar and then start the trek around the Annapurna massif. If we are trekking to Annapurna base camp and other routes in the region, we drive to Pokhara and then to Nayapul to start the trek. We can fly to Pokhara too from Kathmandu instead of driving. Then we trek for multiple days up and down the trail towards the Everest amidst the marvelous mountains.

How fit do I need to be to trek to Annapurna?

Fitness is the key requirement to trek to the Annapurna region as it involves walking up and down the mountains and goes pretty high in altitude. You definitely have to be in good physical fitness along with strong mental toughness.

Do I need to do any special training to trek to Annapurna?

Although you need a good level of physical fitness to be able to trek to Annapurna, you do not need to take any special training. However a regular preparation for at least six months before the trek starts is highly advisable. You can go for regular jogging, short hiking trips – up and down the hill if possible, cardio workout and workout on improving overall fitness.
Apart from physical fitness, you also need to prepare yourself to survive with just bare essentials in the mountains. 

How many hours do I need to walk on the trek?

You can expect to walk six hours on average every day during the trek however the trek duration is completely dependent on your pace of walking.

Will there be any rest day along the trail as we trek?

Yes, the trekking will have certain designated days as rest and acclimatization days as we trek up towards the higher elevation. The breaks are designed in accordance with the elevation gain and further days and elevation to go.

What kind of trail do I have to walk?

As trekking in Nepal is all about traversing up and down the mountains, you will have to walk the trail that goes up and down all the way through. Even the treks that are graded as ‘easy trek’ might feel difficult for some trekkers because of the winding trails up and down the mountains. But as the trail passes through wonderfully scenic region and villages along the way, the feeling of difficulty vanishes in the ocean of joy that the mountains and surroundings bring to you.

What do I need to take with me on the trek?

We advise you to get ready with a proper pair of water proof trekking shoes, worn a few times already is even better. For a detailed list of things to bring, please refer to our Equipment List.

What can I expect to see on this trek?

An exhilarating adventure up in the mountains is for sure on this trek. Apart from that, you can enjoy incredible views of Himalayan vistas including the Annapurna I, Dhulagiri, Annapurna Sourth, Fishtail, Hiunchuli and many other mountains. A wonderful cultural and life style experience of the ethnic people living in the region is another inspiring attraction that you come along while trekking in the Annapurna region.

What is the chance of me getting the altitude sickness?

As the trek goes to higher into the altitude, anyone, who treks there, is prone to the altitude sickness. However, this risk of altitude sickness can be lessened by drinking enough water; walking on a slow and gradual pace, enjoying the views, taking enough breaks along the walk and practicing some breathing exercises.

What if I get sick up in the mountains?

Getting sick up in the mountains during the trek is certainly not a good thing to happen to anyone. But it happens sometimes and it is good to come prepared to face any situation while doing this adventure trip. If you, unfortunately, get sick up in the mountains, our guide and the team will take the best care of you and take the most appropriate step for your safety. Those steps might include from denying you the further journey up to rescue you by helicopter. But before taking these big and last steps ahead when there are no other alternatives left, your situation will be carefully observed and the best possible will be done to make you able to continue on the journey. 
It is always advisable to come prepared for any situation because high altitude is too unpredictable.

What kind of foods can we get in the mountains?

Although there may not be as many choices of foods in the mountains as in Kathmandu, you will get food menu with some varieties of foods. However the famous Nepali dish, Dal Bhat, fills your plate for most of the time and other times you can have food of your choice from the choices available in the menu.

How safe is drinking water up in the mountain?

When you are trekking in the mountain, there are three different options of drinking water. First, you can buy bottled water that is safe to drink although price gets more expensive as you trek higher. Second option is to ask the lodge you stay to fill your bottle with boiled water, which might cost you some money. And the third option is to buy water purifying tablets or rod and take it along with your on the trek. You can fill tap water along the trail and you can use the water purifying tablet or rod to turn it into safe drinking water that is the cheapest of all.

 

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