Is there anything additional that I need to know
Yes, there are many things but in general there are few and the ones important are: Nepalese way of greeting, which is done by joining their palms and bowing down their head. Nepalese eat two course of proper meal consisting of rice, lentils and vegetables. There are cultural holidays throughout the year and Nepalese people rejoice all festival with their family. Nepalese have six working days and have Saturday’s as days off.
Can I bring any medications with me?
Yes, you can bring medications with you but make sure you bottle them as it was bought from a drugstore to avoid any custom hassle just in case. Please carry prescription if there is one and in case of prescribed medicine.
How to stay healthy in Nepal?
Although you may practice eating salads in your country it is suggested to eat thoroughly cooked food while in Nepal. The other prime factor to be careful about while in Nepal is water, either drink a good branded bottled water i.e. Himalayas on top, Baily or Bisleri, or drink water which is boiled and cooled off. Make sure you bring or buy a proper mask.
What to wear in Nepal?
There are different array of climate in Nepal and make sure to look at the weather update before packing your bags. There are no such things as “not wearable clothes”, be sure you are culturally sensitive when you are in the rurals. You can wear the clothes of your choice in Kathmandu and other major cities where as you have to be culturally sensitive when you are in remote. If you forget to pack some essential stuff there is no need to panic you can buy almost everything you require in Nepal.
Can I trek without any previous trekking or hiking experience?
Absolutely you can trek without any prior experience but a passion to explore and love for adventure. No matter how tough or easy, if you have such passion for trek we may have a perfect match for you.
What is the best time to be in Nepal?
There is no exact time if you want to be in Nepal, you can come here at any time of the year and get the best of it. When it comes to trekking and adventure there are two prime seasons, the first one is at the beginning of the year (March-May) and the other towards the end of the year (mid September-November). If you are into flowers and blossoms and want to see patches of green along with the snow clad mountain you will surely indulge in spring whereas if you are into fall color you will rejoice the season at the end of the year.
Is Nepal a safe destination for single woman or women to travel?
There is no question about Nepal being a very safe place or one of the safest countries to travel for women. Second, when you are on a trip with us, we make sure we take the entire responsibility of our guest, when it comes to safety and security and make sure your travel is the most safest and fun in Nepal.
Is Nepal safe to travel?
Federal democratic republic of Nepal homes to people of different political ideologies and at times there are clashes between these ideologies and have some disturbance. These disturbances are very infrequently happens the mountains and even if it does it never affects any foreign travelers.
How can I apply for visa and how long can I stay in the country?
Visa for many Nationals are upon arrival at international airport. An application form has to be filled out and the visa is stamped in the passport. The minimum number of days stamped is 30 and maximum number days is 90, in a visa year; visa year refers from month of January to December. Any visitors willing to stay for longer period of time can do it by shortly exiting the country and returning back.
How to get to Nepal?
The easiest and most practical gateway to Nepal is through its only international airport, Tribhuvan international airport (TIA). The other way to enter the country would be via overland from the Borders of India. The major Nepal-India borders include:
- Mahendranagar (Far west)
- Dhangadhi (Far west)
- Bhairahawa (west)
- Birgunj (mid)
- Kakarbhitta (east)
Where is Nepal?
Nepal is an independent country in Asia, which lies in between China and India. Tibet borders Nepal on the northern ridge and India borders Nepal from the east, west and south. Federal republic democrat of Nepal was never under control or any other country and was always an independent nation. With only 52,827 sq miles and approximately 27 million of population, Nepal is considered as a small country and holds 93rd position in the world in terms of area. The shape of the country is somewhat trapezoidal with a length of 800 km and height of 200 km.
Do your tours include international airfare?
Travelers arrive from all over the world to begin our tours and it is not possible to include international airfare in our prices. We would be happy to help you arrange flights. Just ask for an air quote when making your booking.
What vaccinations are recommended for this adventure?
It’s important that you receive the most accurate and up-to-date travel health information for the region you will be visiting. The only one qualified to provide you with this advice is your family physician or a specialist from a Travel Health clinic.
Can you help arrange my travel visas?
Requirements for travel visas vary widely depending on your nationality and your destination. Although we are unable to arrange visas on your behalf. If you do require a visa you can arrange them yourself or use the services of a travel agent or visa processing company.
What clothing should I pack for one of your adventures?
We always recommend packing as light as possible however the specific requirements for your tour will vary widely depending on where and when you are traveling. Our ‘Trip Details’ document includes a suggested packing list and these can be downloaded from each individual trip summary page. The checklist is tour specific and based upon the experience of our ground staff.
What is the most appropriate type of luggage to bring?
We strongly recommend bringing a backpack or duffel bag, as suitcases can be cumbersome and difficult to store in buses, under seats, etc.. Keep in mind that you will normally have to carry your own luggage on and off buses and trains and up and down hotel staircases. Suitcases with wheels may not work well on dirt or cobblestone roads.
What type of ground transportation is used on your tours?
Trip specific information on transportation can be found on the trip summary page however in most cases we use public transportation. We’ve found that how you get there significantly influences the tone of your journey and public transportation allows face-to-face interaction with the local people. Some of our adventures, including our “Superior”, “Comfort Class” and most adventures in Africa, use private transportation.
Can I book extra nights of hotel accommodation before or after my tour?
Yes, in most cases we can arrange additional accommodation at our starting or ending hotels, excluding European tours. If we are unable to provide you with the extra nights we will give you the name of a hotel you can contact directly. Please also note that extra accommodations must be booked outside of 30 days of departure.