Trip Guide

Nepal Over view

Nepal is the landlocked  south Asian's  yougest  republic nation bordered  between people's republic of china and republic of India with the highly diverse and rich in geography,culture,customs, religion( mix of Buddhism and Hinduism),ancient temples, shrines,Monasteries. Nepal’s cultural landscape is every bit as diverse as its physical one.This is the home of Mount Everest and  Birth Place of Gautama Buddha .Nepal is the only one   country of the world in which above  8000 Mtr highest mountains of the world  are existed including Mount Everest.and it is also known as adventurers paradise in the world where Many adventurer activities  such as Mountaineering , Trekking, Rafting, Kayaking,Canyoning ,Bunjee Jumping ,Paragliding ,Skydiving and all adventure related activities are at your choice in this Naturally  diverse country.

Area  of Nepal

147181 sq.Km (56,827 sq mi)

Capital City

Kathmandu

Population

26494504

Location

North: People's republic of china

South,East,West: Republic of India

Monetary unit

1NRs = 100 paisa

Altitude

Varies from 70 meters to 8848 Mtr

Language

Nepali is the national language of Nepal. Literate people understand and speak English as well

More than 70 native Languages are spoken

Season and Climate

Spring Season:March-May ( Warm and rain)

Summer Season:June-August(Hot,warm and Heavy Rain)

Autumn Season:September-November(Cool,Warm and Clear Sky)

Winter Season:December-February(Cold, snow falls in Mountain)

Currency/ Foreign currency exchange

The currency of Nepal is Nepali Rupees. The Nepali rupee comes in the denominations of NRs.1, NRs. 2, NRs.5, NRs.10, NRs.20, NRs.50, NRs.100, NRs.500 and NRs.1000. For NRs.1 and NRs. 2, coins come in use frequently than notes.

Time

5:45 hrs ahead of GMT

Nepal Visa

Can I  obtain my Visa after arrival in Nepal?

Yes , You can obtain your entry visa in Nepal after arrival  at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu.All foreign nationals (except Indians) require a visa to enter Nepal. Visas are obtainable from embassies abroad or  on arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport and at some land borders (including borders with India and Tibet).Getting a visa at the airport can sometimes takes time due to long queues. There have been instances when passengers were asked to show return flight tickets.  If you are thinking of taking visa at the airport or immigration entry point, following are your requirements:

  • A valid passport (The passport should have validity of at least six months)
  • You should fill the application form for visa available at airport or immigration entry points with two passport size photos

Visa fees which should be paid in cash.

- Multi entry visa valid for 15 days - US$25
- Multi entry visa valid for 30 days - US$40
- Multi entry visa valid for 90 days - US$100

If you want to extend visa for 15 days or less, visa extension charge is USD 30 or equivalent convertible currency.Visa is not required for Indian nationals. However, if they enter Nepal via air, they will have to show a valid identification certificate (passport/ citizenship certificate). The children under the age of 10 do not need to show identification certificate.Please note if you are staying in Nepal for less than 24 hours while in transit, a transit visa can be issued on presentation of your international flight ticket, there is a nominal charge of US$5 and one photo is required.

Best Season to travel

What is the best time of the year to trekking in Nepal?

In Nepal we have four seasons in a year. Basically,  Autumn season(September-November) and Spring seasons(March-May)are known as best travelling season in Nepal.But best season of your travel might be differ  as per your purpose and  your suitable time for travelling  in Nepal.

Spring Season(March-May): This is the best season for trekking and mountaineering in Nepal because of the pleasant weather with warm temperature, clear sky , dry weather , efficient sunlight  and Blossoms of flowers and colourful Rhododendron  on the way  that makes atmosphere exquisite.

Summer Season(June-August):Generally  Monsoon season  is  also  consider good  to trekking  in  Nepal himalaya but only the major issues  might be   unstable weather,  so   region where need to be gone by flight will be badly  affect . Mostly  time chances of  cloudy and rainy so chances  to see the view is very minor.Although  weather isn't  that good,those who are keen to  botanist , could be good choice to exploration  of  many vegetation .

Autumn Season(September-November): This season is also best  season for trekking in Nepal as Spring season. In this season  mostly  time  weather will be stable with clear  blue sky ,dry so the chances of delaying flights  will be rare.You will always be fortunate  with the  spectacular mountains  views.But the temperature will be  starts to drop down.

Winter Season(December-February):Weather  will be remaining always dry and clear but these three months  are coldest  time in Nepal.Traveling especially in low elevation is pleasurable even in winter  but  trekking in high elevation is not hightly recomanded because  amazing freezing cold  temperature with snow will be remaining .

However ,We the Khumbu Alpine Travel team  do operate trekking in Nepal  throughout the year. If you would like  to avoid crowds,colds,rains and seeking for quite and peace  trekking in  Summer and Winter  are also could be good choices.

I am first time  for adventure,I have never trekked before,  is there an age limit for trekking?

No, there is no age limitation in any kind of adventure, you only need to be physically feat,mentally prepared and positive attitude and we suggest you to see  medical consultant for neccesary permission and advice as well for travelling in altitude. Most of our itineraries are prepared to give you a maximum time to acclimatize and pace setting on the treks would be done according to your convenience.

Trekking equipment

What shall I have to bring while trekking in Nepal?

As we described already in our equipment list in every concerned trip in our website, besides that we suggest you to  carry simple medicines such as Paracetamol, strepsils, anti diarohea tablets and diamox or suggested medicines by medical person. We have mentioned  neccesary equipment list in following list but incase if you are unable to bring all belows item from your home and couldnot get time to settle up all these items we can buy or rent in Kathmandu in trekking shop  with reasonable price.We recommand all our clients to make weight as light as possible. Except following list Khumbu Alpine Travel provide  complementory Sleeping Bag which  need to be return after the completion of trip. Our detailed Equipment list are as follows:-

Personal Equipment List for Trekking

Head

  • Warm Hat
  • Cap
  • Face Mask / Muffler

Upper Body:

  • Wind stopper/Waterproof Jacket
  • Down Jacket
  • Fleece Jacket/ trousers
  • Thermol
  • T-shirts
  • Woolen gloves/Water/wind proof gloves

Lower Body

  • Trekking Trousers(light weight long Paint)
  • Underwear
  • wind stopper/waterproof Paint
  • Fleece or woolen pants
  • Thin Lightwear/heavy poly or wool Socks
  • Sandals
  • Trekking Boot
  • Gaiters
  • Spare Shoes

    Accessories 
  • Medium Rucksack (50-70 Ltr)
  • Small Day Pack
  • Personal Medical Kit
  • Chapstick/Sunscreen
  • Water bottle
  • Large Duffel bag
  • Trekking Pole
  • Spare batteries for Camera and Flash Light
  • Hand Towel
  • Head lamp with extra Batteries
  • Sun Glasses with UV protection
  • Suitcase (For stored in Kathmandu hotel for not needed   items for trek)

 

Travel Insurance

What kind of insurances do I need?

Proper travel insurance is necessary before confirming a trek. At times of emergency cases like evacuation, it will cover your expenses. Make sure to consult with your insurance company about the coverage of the insurance that you have bought.


Airlines Access

What are the Air  Accesses to Nepal?

BY AIR: Nepal Airlines is the national flag carrier of Nepal with flights to/from Delhi, Kuala Lumpur, Dubai, Bangkok, Doha and Hong Kong. Other international airlines operating from/ to Kathmandu are Thai Airways (Bangkok) and United Airways (Dhaka) . Korean Air (Seoul), Oman Air (Muscat), Air Arabia (Sharjah), Air China (Lhasa, Chengdu), ArkeFly (Amsterdam), Bahrain Air (Bahrain), Biman Bangladesh (Dhaka), Jet Airways (Delhi, Mumbai), Jet Lite (Delhi), Buddha Air (Paro, Lucknow), China Eastern Airlines (Kunming), China Southern Airlines (Guanzhou), Dragon Air (Hong Kong), Druk Air (Delhi, Paro), Etihad Airways (Abu Dhabi), Flydubai (Dubai), GMG Airlines (Dhaka), Gulf Air (Bahrain), Indian Airlines (Delhi, Kolkotta, Varanasi), Indigo Airlines (Delhi), Kingfisher Airlines ( Delhi), Pakistan International Airlines (Karachi, Islamabad) , Qatar Airways (Doha), Silk Air (Singapore), Spicejet (Delhi)

Communication

How are communication facilities in Nepal?

Mobile Coverage in very wide in Nepal, Even in rural areas of Nepal internet wifi facilities are available in lodges and restaurants. and During the your stay in Nepal , Nepalese sim cards can be find easily in Kathmandu.

Electricity

Is there any electricity facility during the trek?

In most of the trekking areas  where we do  trek, there is electricity facility. n Nepal 220-240 volts/50 HZ power is in use. Sockets usually take plugs with three round pins.

How to Book

After you checked  throughtly your particular trip  and itenerary in our website, You are also requested to follow our company's trip Terms and Condition as well. Then you can send us message , we will reply you as soon as your Email received Or you can directly book from our Book this trip option.

Simple FAQ

Do I need to bring any other extra documents?

Yes, You should bring a copy of your passport, Passport size photos and copy of your travel insurance.

How long distance do we need to walk in day?

We have our fixed detailed itenerary for particular trip but there is no fixed rule to walk particular hour, it depends upon the phisical fitness and interest of the guest. Normally we trek about 5 to 6 hours per day.

How possibilities of getting personal room during the trip?

During the trek, normally we do twin sharing base.if required we can arrange it  with additional charges and should be prebooked.

Where  do we go to toilet along the trail while on trek?

In some place there is  a public toilet and some places are open toilet restricted area also.On the trail,in most case we use the toilet available in lodge and tea house,incase of emergency, we just do along the trail wherever we find privacy.

Can I pay with credit cards?

Yes Visa and Master cards are mostly accepted in Nepal , and in some places along the trekking route. There are ATMS in Kathmandu, Pokhara and other big cities in Nepal that accept American Express.

What are the meals on the trek?

During  tea house trekking ,You will always be served meals in teahouses. You will be free to choose in your own interest whatever available in menu.Typical meals like Rice, Noodles, Potatoes, Pasta,Pizzas, Muesli, Porridge,Toast and Eggs.We will provide seasonal fruits as dessert and hot water bag .  In camping trek we will have our own kitchen crews , so best food will be availbale prepared by ourselves.

How is the drinking water facility?

MIneral water and boiled water are easily find in  all lodges and teahouses. When we gain the altitude, all the cost will be higher. We can use normal water with using purification tablets or iodine.

How often do I get the shower during the trip?

Shower can be taken everyday, mostly places provide hot water bucket or Gas gyser shower. But in cold temperature and high elevation, showers are not highly recommended.

 When do I do the final payment?

The final payment must be done before the start of the trek. A full payment can be done on the time of booking or as late as after arriving in Kathmandu.

How much additional cash do I need to carry per day?

Normally in Kathmandu, 10 to 20 USD is enough for one day for lunch and dinner. During the trek, 15 to 22 USD per day is enough for buying chocolates, toilet papers, showers and bottle of water.

Is the Guieds and porters are insured?

Khumbu Alpine Travel do insurance of all our trekking and mountaineering staffs before they leave for any particular trip.

Will Somebody come to pick me up at the  Airport  upon my arrival?

Yes our  company representative will come to meet you as  soon as you landed in Kathmandu airport.We will be there  with display board  and have vehicle available to take  you to your hotel.




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