1. How to get to Nepal?
You can get to Nepal through either flight or land transportation. Some of the major airline services available in Nepal are Nepal Airlines, British Airways, China South West Airlines, Biman Bangladesh, Qater Airlines, Thai Airways, Jet Air, Druk Air, Gulf Air, Singapore Airlines and India Airlines. There is only one international airport which is located in Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal. Another way is the roadways either through Indian border or China/Tibet border. Some of the entry points to enter Nepal are Birgunj, Bhairahawa, Dhangadhi, Kodari, Kakarvita, Mahendranagar and Nepalgunj. It is recommended to travel by a tourist bus for a comfortable travel of 10-12 hours of ride.
2. Can I get Nepal visa on arrival?
Yes, you can get visa on arrival in the Tribhuwan international airport in Kathmandu, Nepal. You can download an application form before hand and submit with required USD cash and 2 passport sized photographs.
3. Is the country politically stable? Can I travel alone? What about solo woman travelling to Nepal?
The democratic country of Nepal consists of many political parties. With many ideologies and party leaders there arises constant conflict. It has showed a lot of disturbances in the past which has calmed to this date up to some extent. There might be occasional strikes and curfews but it won’t hamper the daily living of residents.
4. What time of the year should I visit Nepal?
You can visit Nepal any time of the year for a cultural tour and sightseeing in the countryside. However, for long travels like trekking and expeditions we suggest travelling in spring and autumn seasons. Also, please check our page trekking seasons in Nepal for more details
5. Can you travel solo in Nepal?
Yes, Nepal is deemed much safer country than its neighboring country in the south. There is even very less margin of crime in the tourism sector. Nepal is a peace loving country with friendly citizens. Solo travelling women are not rare and equally respected in Nepal. Moreover, our team will be with you on the trip to ensure your safety. Also, please check Nepal travel guide and do’s and don’ts in Nepal for more information on travelling in Nepal.
6. Do you have airport pickup/drop facilities?
Yes, we have both airport pickup as well as drop facility if you have booked any of our trips. It is included in the package. We pick you up and drop at your hotel in Kathmandu
7. Does your company arrange domestic flight, international flight, hotel bookings and other services?
Yes, we arrange flights hotel and other required services as per the itinerary prepared.
8. What to expect on a trekking trip in Nepal?
Trekking in Nepal is an adventure of a lifetime. You will require physical strength and endurance along with determination to trek minimum 2-4 hours and maximum 8 hours a day. Most of the trekking routes in our trips are to the secluded countryside villages and peaceful forests with amazing views of the Himalayas from the edge of high mountains. The routes have cleared over time and the villagers have established small teahouses that offer snacks and provide resting area for the travelers. This has made trekking easier compared to the requirement of camping at places few decades back. The only region where teahouses are not available is the Upper Dolpo region, which requires camping in the wild.
9. Who will guide during the trek?
Your guide will be a Nepali citizen who can speak English and few other languages too. The guides are certified trekkers with ample experience in the mountain regions and keen leadership quality. The guides are mostly from diverse ethnic group of people from the mountains like Gurungs, Sherpas, Magars, Rai and Brahmins who also have ample knowledge on the ecosystem of the different places of Nepal. The guides are qualified in providing first aid, mountaineering, eco-trekking and being involved in the extensive wilderness adventures. Our guides are the ace of all successful travels.
10. What are the number requirements of your trips?
We accept a maximum of 12 people in a group. A very large group makes the trip out of its control and overcrowded. However, a larger group can also be managed with more arrangements if it is required. We also accept solo travelers except to some secluded areas like Mustang, Dolpo, Manaslu and Kanchenjunga. These places require a minimum of 2 people in a group.
11. What type of insurance do in need before I visit Nepal?
Can I get insurance there? You cannot get your insurance here, and we also don’t arrange insurance. Travel insurance is highly recommended to protect against the expenses incurred due to any possible injuries, accidents or sickness. You should also notify the insurance company about the itinerary of your trip and make an agreement to cover all the expenses of unseen accidents. Please visit the Travel insurance page for more details.
12. How high can you get me?
You tell us how high you want to get. We will arrange to get you there. We also manage helicopter tours to get high without trekking and still get magnificent views.
13. What equipments do I need? Do I need to bring it myself ?
You will need trekking shoes, comfortable loose fitting clothes and personal equipments. We can lend you sleeping bags and down jackets during the trek. We also provide tents, mattresses and all necessary kitchen equipments in case of camping treks. Please check our clothes and equipments page to know more about the gears required during the treks.
14. Can I trek in the Himalayas if I don’t have prior trekking experience?
Yes, you can. We ascertain your trekking experience and provide you with options that best match with your ambitions. We have range of packages, out of which one will surely fit your strength and liking.
15. Are the food and water hygienically standard in the lodges and camps?
Absolutely! Our guides and cook themselves check and test the food standard and water quality in the lodges and camps. Our guides and cook are very talented with such accurate judgments. They are well aware of food hygiene during travel and negative impact on the whole team due to bad food consumption. Drinking water is either boiled or filtered and purified with medicine. Even the food ingredient is organic and freshly plucked from the local gardens under the watchful eyes of our cook and guides.
16. Are your staffs fully equipped? What about their insurance?
Yes, our staffs are fully equipped to perform their job without any hassle. They are the back bone of the entire trek, so we know they need to be properly equipped too. We provide them quality clothes and all necessary tools for the trek. Our guide and cooks are part of our team and we care about their safety too. We provide them right to safety too, so rest assured they are fully insured.
17. What souvenir can I take from Nepal?
Nepali original products include wide range of handicrafts, Nepalese traditional art and crafts out of wood and metal, pashmina shawls, and many tourist also love to purchase a piece of Nepalese musical instrument like bashuri, madal, sarangi, murchunga, etc. as a souvenir.
18. Are there ATM facilities in Nepal?
Yes there are many ATM facilities in the major cities and towns of Nepal. Most of the ATMs accept VISA, MasterCard and American Express, both debit and credit cards. It is suggested to carry some cash if you are going to more rural areas of the country.
19. How to stay healthy while travelling in Nepal?
Always eat thoroughly cooked food and boiled water or branded mineral water. Drinking contaminated water from taps and streams may lead to cholera. Avoid too oily and fast food that make you gassy and stay hydrated. The city is extremely polluted, so put on a mask to prevent dust allergies and nose congestion. It is also suggested to take vaccine for common diseases like the Japanese Encephalitis, elephantiasis and malaria if you are travelling through dense forests.
20. How can I ensure my safety in Nepal? Are there police particularly for tourists?
You can ensure your safety in Nepal as anywhere else by being aware of your surroundings and following a good conduct. If you encounter any problem, theft or crime, you can contact the tourist police of Nepal located in various places of Nepal. You can reach the office through their telephone 4-247041 or 4-4268969 between 11 am to 5 pm.
21. Can I bring my medication with me?
We recommend you to bring your prescribed medicines as it may not be available in the country. To avoid hassle during inspections, it is also recommended to bring the prescription along with the original container of the medicine.