Nepal Travel Information
Nepal Travel Information
Are you planning your precious holiday in Nepal? Searching for real information about Nepal visas, flights to Nepal, tours, treks, or climbing packages in Nepal? There is so much information you may wish to know before you book a trip to Nepal. Nepal is one of the most popular South Asian countries in the world, home to the tallest peak in the world—Mount Everest—and the birthplace of Buddha, Master of Peace. Nepal is also home to eight of the highest mountains in the world, and trekking and climbing mountains have been major tourist activities in Nepal since 1953, once Mount Everest was successfully summited by Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa. Not all people wish to climb mountains, but more than 85% of the people in the world wish to do adventure trekking in the Himalayas, and Nepal is the most famous for trekking, especially hiking to Everest Base Camp and other high mountain base camps.
So, for trekking in the high mountains of Nepal, you need lots of information regarding fitness and preparation, altitude sickness, conditions of lodges or guest houses in the trek, foods, and a lot of other factors associated with proper trekking planning in Nepal. So you need lots of Nepal travel information, especially when you plan a trek in the Himalayas of Nepal. Travel insurance and other information are always important to know before you book.
The 17 most important things to know before trekking with us in Nepal
We highly recommend reading 17 important Nepal travel tips you should know before you plan a perfect trek in Nepal.
Nepal has 4 climatic seasons:
Winter (December to February)
Summer (June to August)
Autumn (September to November)
The best months to go on a trek, tour, climb, or go on an adventure vacation are October, November, December, March, April, and May. June is the beginning of the summer season and September is the ending season of the monsoon. June and September are low tourist seasons. Trekking in rain shadow areas like Mustang and Dolpo is possible in the summer season too. Some of the low-altitude treks, such as the lower Annapurna, Langtang, and Everest areas, are still possible in the winter months (Jan-Feb) too.
Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) is connected with direct flights from Delhi, Mumbai, Doha, Abu Dhabi, Hong Kong, Seoul, Singapore, Malaysia, Dubai, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, China, Japan, Saudi Arabia, Thailand, Bhutan. So, you can easily connect to Kathmandu, Nepal from one of those countries.
You can book any trip with us without any hassle. Once you are interested or ready to book one or multiple of our trips, the booking and payment options are very easy. Our payment options are very easy, secure, and quick.
You can pay online with your visa or master card or any debit or credit card. Payment by bank transfer Western Union or other online payment methods are accepted.With booking payment, we need copies of passports and travel dates.
Once your trip is booked, we highly advise you to start regular preparation exercises like daily 1 hour of running or cycling or just jogging and weekly long hiking etc. If you have booked just cultural tours that don’t need physical walking, you don’t need to worry, but if you have booked some treks in high altitude for a week or two weeks or more, it is advised to keep yourself physically fit and prepared. If you are climbing peaks, it is advised to train a little bit in wall climbing or rock climbing. That would be more helpful.
Before you travel to Nepal, it is advised to meet with a doctor to get suggestions about vaccinations. You also have to consult with your doctor if you have any type of physical normal disease or allergies etc
A Nepal visa will be issued to you upon arrival at Kathmandu's airport or border.To obtain a Nepal visa, you have to make sure of 3 things below:
- A passport-sized photograph
- USD 30 visa fee for 15 days, USD 50 for 30 days and USD 125 for 90 days
- The visa application should be completed on board or at the airport.
Your passport should have 2 blank pages for a visa sticker and should have at least 6 months of validity.
More details of Nepal Visa on arrival, please visit link below
More details of online visa application, follow this link : https://nepaliport.immigration.gov.np/online
If you are travelling Nepal for trekking in mountain or climbing purpose or adventure tours in high altitude, it is mandatory to have travel insurance that covers medical facility as well as emergency medical evacuation such as helicopter evacuation from the mountain area. However, if you are travelling Nepal just for easy cultural tours, it is not mandatory but you have to take responsible of your medical facilities in case of sickness while you are travelling. Here is link to find more details about insurance. for more details of travel insurance, visit this link: https://www.nepaltrekkingtours.com/page/nepal-travel-insurance
Domestic flights from Kathmandu to lukla or Pokhara to jomsom may be delayed for several hours or cancelled due to the remote mountain sector.In the event of a regular flight being cancelled due to bad weather, we can still find shared helicopter options with additional costs. When flights are cancelled due to bad weather, you will get a full refund from the airline. It normally costs USD 400-500 per person to share a helicopter ride from Kathmandu to Lukla or Lukla to Kathmandu in the event of a flight being cancelled due to bad weather. We also have one spare day after the trek for flight delays or contingency day for the trek. So, you should have to be prepared for flight delays or cancellations sometimes.
If you are a solo traveler, we can find an accommodation sharing partner of the same gender. However, if there is no partner to share a room with, then a single supplement charge will be applicable. Depending on the trip package you book, there is a single supplement cost.
Tipping for guides and porters is expected. Though we don’t have any fixed rate of tipping, it is advised to tip USD 10-15 per day for a porter and USD 15-20 per day for a guide. You can divide this tip amount among your group. For example, if you are two people, we provide one guide and one porter, so you have to collect 25–35 USD per day from two of you to tip the guide and porter.
Except for lunch and dinner in Kathmandu, all 3 regular meals on the trek are covered. For cultural tours, most tour packages include only breakfast. Check your itinerary for meal details.
Drinking water is excluded in trek or even in Kathmandu, it cost normally US$ 1- 2 per 1 liter bottle or boiled water and we suggest to drink at least 4 liter of water a day to keep yourself dehydrated.
in order to support environmental issues globally, we strongly recommend to purify your drinking water yourself while you are trekking in Nepal. You can simply use water drops or your water purifier to make your water drinkable. We advise to fill up your water bottle by boiled water instead.
This is an extra cost which is not included in our trek or climbing package. You should plan the extra budget as the following expenditure topics:
- Nepal visa-USD 30 for 30 day visa
- Travel insurance costs as little as USD 150.
- Lunch & Dinner in Major Cities: Kathmandu & Pokhara: USD 10-20 per lunch or dinner, including a hot or cold drink in local tourist restaurants.
- Extra cost for helicopter sharing if a Kathmandu/Lukla or Lukla/Kathmandu flight is delayed or cancelled: USD 400-500 (only if a domestic flight is delayed or cancelled due to bad weather, which is unlikely).
- Water on the trek costs USD 1-1.50 per liter (mineral water or boiled water), and it is recommended that you drink at least 3-4 liters per day.
- Camera/mobile battery charges in some areas on the trek: USD 2-3 per hour or full battery charge.
- WIFI or internet access:Its cost is determined by availability and feasibility, but you should budget USD 20-30 for a 12-day trek to Everest base camp.
- In most Everest region treks, or Annapurna or Langtang region treks, alcoholic drinks cost USD 5-8 per 500ml local beer or USD 7-12 per glass of wine or other hard drinks.
- Allow about USD 150-250 in your budget for tips to share with your guide and porter.
Our trip package includes deluxe 3-star or 5-star hotels with daily breakfast in major cities such as Kathmandu and Pokhara. On the trek, we accommodate you at the best available facilities based on their high quality of cleanliness, safety, and facilities. Wherever available, we have included deluxe lodge accommodation with your own private bathroom and hot showers. At higher altitudes, where there are no attached bathrooms, we still provide facilities for hot showers. Generally, it costs USD 4–5 for hot showers, which is included in our cost.
In order to prevent high altitude sickness and for the safety of all our guests on trek, we have a well designed itinerary with enough acclimatization days for high altitude adjustment every 3000–3500m and another acclimatization day at 4000–4500m. Moreover, we have designed all the itineraries for trekking from 400 to below 600 m considering altitude problems. So, there is a very low chance of altitude sickness on all the treks we operate in Nepal. When you are at an altitude above 5000, you may feel a bit of a headache or tired. It is normal. We suggest drinking plenty of water on the trek to keep yourself hydrated. In case of a very worse situation of altitude sickness like vomiting, uncontrollable headache or diarrhea, or any common altitude sickness, we arrange emergency helicopter evacuation, coordinating your travel insurance for medical facilities in a trustworthy hospital in Kathmandu.
The major clothing and equipment for all treks and climbing in Nepal are generally quality hiking boots, a warm down jacket, 2-3 pairs of hiking pants or trousers, 3-4 pairs of hiking socks, 2-3 pieces of trekking shorts, a hiking backpack, and 1-2 trekking shorts for lower altitude. Follow this link to find a list of trekking and climbing clothing and gear for any high-altitude trek or climb.
for more details gear list, please visit this link: https://www.nepaltrekkingtours.com/page/nepal-trekking-climbing-equipment-list
Once you are arriving in Nepal, you can exchange your major international currencies such as dollar, Euro, Pound or any other currencies into Nepali rupees (RS). We suggest to give cash USD or other currency as tips to your guide and porters so that you don’t need to carry large amount of Nepali rupees on trek. We suggest to exchange 200-250 USD in Nepali rupees for extra spending on trek as well as in Kathmandu to buy your lunch/dinner. On trek, you may need cash to pay battery charges, water, drinks or buying souvenirs. You also can use your credit/debits cards for most of shops/restaurants in city as well as in big town, mountains like Namche, Lukla, Pokhara, jomsom or many lower parts of trekking. There are ATMs in every corner in Kathmandu, Pokhara, and Major trekking area such as Lukla, Namche in Everest treks, and Besisahar & Jomsom for Annapurna and mustang treks. So there is no need to carry any cash USD or other international currency while you are travelling or trekking in Nepal.