Nepal FAQ

How do I get to Nepal?

In order to fly directly to Nepal from you home country, Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu is the only international airport in Nepal. Thai airways, Gulf Air, Indian Airlines, Jet Airways, Korean Air, Ethiad Air, Silk Air, Air Arabia, Druk Air, Jet Lite, Dragon Air, Air China carry most of the foreign travelers to Kathmandu. If you buy tickets from any other airlines, you will probably connect with one of these airlines for the final leg of flight.

Alternatively, if you have valid visa, you can travel to Nepal via India and Tibet (China).

Do you have Airport pickup facilities?

Yes, we do have airport pick up facilities for our customers who booked any of our tour packages. We don't charge any money.

What are my options to come to Nepal from India?

Please note that Delhi- Kathmandu –Delhi flight is very busy and without proper reservations in advance it is difficult to get the seats.

Alternatively, you can travel overland to Nepal from India by bus. There are three main entry points: Sunauli-, Raxaul and Kakarvita. The sunauli border crossing is the best option to make entry into Nepal from Varanasi, the Birgunj crossing is the easiest from Calcutta and Kakarbhitta is the best crossing point from Darjeeling and Sikkim. These overland trips from India can be quite long and stressful and we do not recommend for those people who want to have carefree traveling.

What about getting to Nepal from Tibet?

The crossing between Nepal and Tibet via Kodari is only open to organized groups but not to individual travellers heading to Lhasa.

Do I need a visa to enter Nepal?

All foreign nationals, except Indian Citizens, need visas to enter Nepal

What do I need to get my visa?

You need a valid passport, two passport size photos and fee.

Where do I apply to get my visa?

The best way to apply for visa is from the Nepalese diplomatic missions in your home country.
The other option is to get it from Immigration office at the entry points of Nepal.

When is the best time to visit Nepal?

The weather is probably the best guide for deciding when to plan your trip to Nepal. October and November are considered the best times of the year. The main festivals of Dashain and Tihar (Hindu equivalent of Christmas in terms of festivity) fall during these months. Autumn is the busiest tourist season, and the main tourist centers and trekking trails tend to be crowded with travelers. The tourist flow ebbs a little, but not significantly, between the winter months of December and mid-February. It catches up once again between mid-February and up to June. From mid-July to mid- August, it's the monsoon, during this time it rains almost everyday and most of the Himalayas are hidden behind the clouds. In short, plan to visit Nepal between October and May, keeping in mind that October-November and February-March are the best times (but crowded with other travelers).

Will somebody come to pick me up at the Airport on my arrival?

Yes, our airport representative will come to pick you up 'Outside the Terminal Hall'.Please check the displaying play card of our company with your name on it.

Do we need to cover travel insurance? 

Yes, we advise you to get your insurance cover from your respective country.

What kind of hotels do you use? 

In Kathmandu and Pokhara we provide you tourist standard hotels as per your request but during the trek we provide you lodges which are also called tea houses. Tea houses are more like hotels with hot showers, western food and private room (twin sharing). In this arrangement overnight halts with dinner and breakfast will be in Tea houses (Lodges) and Lunch in local restaurants en-route. Furthermore as you will be staying in locally owned lodges you will be benefiting and interacting with the local community. It will give you a true feel for the Nepalese people and their lives.

How much weight do I allow for my porter?

You should allow 15 kg for your personal porters to carry your essential trekking gear such as torch, clothes and other items. It is best to bring two backpacks with you. A smaller pack for yourself to carry your water and favorite snack bars, and the bigger pack with sleeping bag, personal clothes etc.

Will I be able to deal with the high altitude?
Our itineraries are designed so that our clients ascend at a sensible and safe rate. The effects of altitude are felt by gentle acclimatization allows them to reach their high point without any problems.

What happens if I get Mountain Sickness?

Most people report that they have some mild symptoms of Mountain Sickness ranging from headache to sleep apnea to loss of appetite above 12-14,000 feet. While these symptoms are not of great concern, they are monitored closely by your escorting trekking guide and other staff. If symptoms become more serious, you will be carried down to lower elevation or asked to use Gammow bag.

Are the foods & water in the lodges hygienically standard?

Yes! Absolutely your food and water are safe while you are in the tea house trek.  We serve you only hygienically prepared food in the lodges. The same with camping trek. All our cooks are well trained and serve only the hygienic food during the camping trek. You will find out very rare repetition of food items on your entire trek.  As far as drinking water is concerned, it is treated by boiling and water purification tablets.

Is Communication to home possible on trek?

There are telephones in many villages along the popular trekking routes from which you can make international calls. We inform daily trekking report to your relatives to home.

What to wear in Nepal?

Nepal has a wide range of climates therefore both light and warm clothing is essential. In the mountain areas, warm woolen clothing is necessary while at lower altitude cotton clothing is ideal. Bring any stuff and you will always be wearing to your comfort. If you miss to bring any of your clothing from your home country, you can also buy in Kathmandu.

Are there ATM facilities in Nepal?

There are many ATM machines in Kathmandu and Pokhara. Most popular cards accepted in Nepal are VISA, MASTERCARD and American Express. Both Debit and Credit Cards are accepted here. American Travelers 

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