Will representative from Himalayan Scenery Treks will pick me up from Airport?
Some itinerary includes the drop-off and drops in at International Airport and some do not. If your itinerary includes the drop-off and drop-in then our representative will definitely be there to greet you after getting the info about your flight at the international airport and will drop you at your hotel. They will be displaying Himalayan Scenery Treks Signboard outside the airport terminal waiting for you.
Can I Obtain the visa for Nepal upon on arrival at the airport?
Yes, if you are arriving in Nepal by the international flight, then you can easily obtain your visa at Tribhuvan International Airport. Tourist Visa with Multiple Entry for 30 days can be obtained by paying US $ 40 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, Tourist Visa with Multiple Entry for 90 days can be obtained by paying US $ 100.
What do you need to obtain Nepal visa?
To obtain your visa after arriving at Nepal. You require these following documents:
- Two passport size photos
- Visa fees which should be paid(cash). [Note: You cannot pay by ATM there are ATM machine around the airports]
- You should fill the application form for visa available at airport or immigration entry points.
- A valid passport [Note: The passport should have validity of at least six months]
Is visa necessary for you to enter and travel in Nepal?
Yes, you would want a visa for visiting in Nepal you do not want any risk arising while traveling in Nepal. You will require a visa for entering and visiting Nepal. You can get Nepalese Visa from the Nepalese Embassy or consulate in your home country. Indian passport holders do not need a visa to enter Nepal.
Can I get a VISA on arrival at Kathmandu airport?
Yes, you can get your visa once you land at Tribhuvan International Airport. At Kathmandu's Tribhuvan Airport the fee is payable in any major currency, but at land borders, officials require payment in cash US dollars; bring small bills. SAARC countries can get a 30-day visa for free on arrival.
Requirement and documents to get your visa?
- You will need the following documents for getting the visa. Requirements may be slightly different depending on the embassy of your country. You can visit the embassy site for more info.
- Original travel document with at least 6 months’ validity.
- One recent passport-size photograph
- Duly filled in and signed the visa application form
- Self-signed sponsorship letter by a Nepalese national
- A copy of the citizenship certificate of the sponsor
- A copy of UK resident permit card
- Details of Hotel reservation
- Valid Air Ticket
- Latest Bank Statement
- Visa application form
- Additional application letter
How much should I pay for visa?
A single-entry visa valid for 15/30/90 days costs US$25/40/100. At Kathmandu’s Tribhuvan Airport the fee is payable in any major currency, but at land borders, officials require payment in cash US dollars; bring small bills.
Multiple-entry visas are useful if you are planning a side trip to Tibet, Bhutan or India and cost US$20 extra. You can change your single-entry visa to a multiple-entry visa at Kathmandu’s Central Immigration Office for the same US$20 fee.
Don’t overstay your visa. You can pay a fine of US$3 per day at the airport if you have overstayed less than 30 days (plus a US$2 per day visa extension fee), but it’s far better to get it all sorted out in advance at Kathmandu’s Central Immigration Office, as a delay could cause you to miss your flight.
How fit should I be for trip, is the trip suitable for me?
This trek is suitable for average people who are moderately fit, thus no previous experience is required. Some physical fitness programs such as running, swimming, hiking is recommended before you embark on your journey. Whilst on the trek, it is common to experience some discomfort before being fully acclimatized.
To prepare for a strenuous trek like this you should begin training at least two to three months before your departure. As a guideline, an hour of aerobic exercise three to four times per week would be considered a minimum requirement. The best preparation is bushwalking involving relatively steep ascents and descents. If you can manage a couple of valley floor to ridgeline ascents per comfortable and able to enjoy the trek to the fullest. They are physically strong, sharp-witted and have an incredibly positive attitude towards a life that we would consider extremely tough. There is something about a trek in the Himalaya that draws you back time and time again. For keen walkers, it is a paradise and even avowed non-walkers find that one foot just seems to follow the other, drawn by the appeal of what lies beyond.
Depending on the destination you choose, determines how to fit you should be for the trip. Every package on our website provides info about the difficulty grade. If the package has been rated easy then, whatever your condition you can do the trek and more about it is explained on the detailed itinerary. The easy rated package basically includes of short hiking and low elevation trekking. And if the package is rated medium then you should be at proper health and should at least be able to hike for about 5 - 6 hours a day. These packages do not involve trekking at very high altitude but still, you need to gain some altitude while trekking.
Will I be driven from airport to hotel after booking a package with your company?
In fact, you don’t need to be a mountaineer with rippling muscles to enjoy trekking. If you are reasonably fit, have a spirit of mountain journey and like walking, you are always qualified for any trekking in Nepal. You do not need any previous experience. However, we suggest you some physical fitness programs such as running, swimming, hiking before you embark on the journey.
Are toilets on Tea house/lodges hygienic?
Most of the toilets are hygienic. But you will not be able to use waters at a higher altitude as the water is frozen and you need to carry your own toilet paper. But the toilets are clean and hygienic.
Can I get a single room at local lodges/tea house while trekking solo?
In most of the cases, you must share your room with your partner or the fellow people you are traveling with. But you can get a single room if you pay extra but during trekking season you will not be able to get a single room even if you are to pay extra.
What equipment’s should I bring for my trek?
Most of the trekking gears and equipment’s are provided by the company. But you need to buy yourself some jackets as the Himalayas are extremely cold. You can get more info about the equipment’s on the Equipment’s list.
What kind of food will be served while on trek?
You will be served freshly cooked food during trekking. In all tea houses/ lodges along trekking trail Western, Continental and Nepali dishes are available. Three meals a day will be provided you in full board (Gold) package.
How long will we trek and how much altitude will we cover per day?
Normally, trek time is determined by what type of trekking and where you are trekking. But in most of the trek, you will be hiking for 5-6 hours normally and the time may be little less for high altitude. And you will normally climb about 500m to 1000m of altitude per day.
I have asthma/diabetes/other medical condition. Can I still do the trek?
You must disclose at the time of booking any medical condition that could affect your ability to do the Himalaya trekking. The Himalayan Scenery Treks advise not to do trek who has bad heart conditions, knee problems, severe asthma or pregnant. The Himalayan Scenery Treks will not be responsible for in Himalaya trekking due to the lack of medical facilities any problems due to your special dietary requirements or medical condition.
Do I have to carry my luggage by myself or will company representative will help?
You should get your luggage outside to arrival lounge using trolleys through the custom lobby as the airport does not allow any outsider to enter the airport. But once you are at the exit point representative will help you handle your luggage.