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FAQ

The FAQ mentioned below  is designed and intended to provide the answer for many queries of the people who are planning and preparing to visit Nepal. The questions listed here, and their respective answers are just meant only as a general guide to assistance provided by Himalayan Vacation Treks and Expedition for  your plan and organize your trip before you actually hit the road. They are not meant to be a detailed out on the road guide. For further details information and more on day to day travel guidance, get hold of one of many outstanding travel books that have been published over the years to help travelers. Many of them are available in bookstores around the world but if you can’t find one in a store near you, don’t worry, you can get them in Nepal once you arrive here.

Nepal, the famous Himalayan country lies in the continent Asia in between China and India.

You will get minimum  15 days Entry Visa  at the immigration department of Tribhuvan International airport.You need to visit Immigration Department of Nepal in Kathmandu for additional days to stay.

Yes, you need tourist visa to visa to visit Nepal. The visa charges are different according to the duration of stay. The maximum stay for tourist visa is 6 months only.

Visa Fees

The fees payable only in USD dollars for obtaining a visa on arrival at any border are as follows:

A Tourist Visa with Multiple Entry for 15 days: US$ 25 payable only in USD dollars.

A Tourist Visa with Multiple Entry for 30 days: US$ 40 payable only in USD dollars

A Tourist Visa with Multiple Entry for 90 days: US$ 100 payable only in USD dollars

Regardless of the provisions stated in points E1 and E2 above: Tourists with passports from South Asian
Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) countries (Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Pakistan
and Sri Lanka) are not required to pay visa fees for a 30 day visa.

Indian citizens do not require a visa to enter into Nepal.

There are medium to international standard hotels in Kathmandu so you can stay there. Apart from these, we have apartments and family home stays for paying guests. We can manage well for this.

Himalayan Vacation Treks and Expedition gives all information about Hiking , Trekking and Walking before trekking. Moreover , Himalayan Vacation Treks and expedition team leader give  information for precautions for hiking in altitude and walking in roads and narrow trails.

Before two weeks , Himalayan Vacation, Treks and Expedition team leader explains about all the information and precautions to take before starting Hiking , Trekking and Walking.

If you come by air, we , Himalayan vacation treks and Expedition representative receive you at the airport along with our display board written Himalayan Vacation Treks and Expedition. We will give you the exact place  and time to receive  if you come by road transport.

Yes, Nepal is famous for   its home stay for visitors in Nepal.  Nepalese people are recognized  for their  good hospitality  in tourism sector in the world . So you can have home stay in different parts of Nepal along with Capital city Kathmandu.

Everest, Annapurna, Langtang , Manaslu , Mustang  ,Poon Hill and Tsum Valley are the popular  Hiking, Trekking  and walking  in Nepal.

You need not to bring any equipment  for trekking in Nepal. You can buy anything you need for trekking in Nepal.

The trek in which lodging and fooding are available is called teahouse trek.We have to take food according to the menu of  teahouse however  we need to take local food without any menu in some places.Common rooms are available in most of the places however room with attach bathroom are available in few places.Himalayan Vacation Treks and Expedition  don’t  prepare food in teahouse trek..Clean blankets are available in most of the places but in some  places blanket are dirty. It is better to bring own blanket  which is good  for rest.

Some lodges are full in some places so it is difficult to find room.Generally it happens due to appropriate season. However rooms can be found easily in off season. We need to give order of dinner  before 1 to 2 hours and  order of breakfast should be given right after having dinner so that it will be easy for management.

Yes, you can bring legally approved medicines according to doctor’s prescription.

Nepal is a very safe place for travel and trek. Nepalese people are not only friendly but also we treat visitors as god. Furthermore, the political situation is very good in Nepal so no strike and close in Nepal now.

Local Nepali people with knowledge of English language will be your guide. Furthermore, he can speak major languages like   Spanish, Hindi, French, Chinese, Germany and Italian.

 

  1. 8 to 12 member are suitable for a trekking group except Nepali team.

Our organization checks all the  staff equipment before starting trek.

It depends upon the season  so  half pants and light dresses are worn in Autumn and Summer season as the days  in this season are cold in morning and evening and  hot  in mid days. In winter season , woolen and warm clothes are used.

Our  guide  help you to repair your snow glass. If not repaired, we use local available materials to clean and maintain your glass.Sometime, we use our own urine in our eye which  helps to see well.

Mount Everest lies in the  Northern part of Nepal  which is located in Sagarmatha District of Nepal.

Yes, we do hiking, tour ,treks and expedition in new destinations. We are keen to explore new destinations in India, Bhutan , Tibet and Nepal.

Yes, you can have female tour and trekking guides. We have even female guides for expedition.

Nepal is a beautiful country lying lap of Himalayas. It has beautiful series of Himalayas , vertical rivers , world famous falls, springs and lakes. It is beautiful land crafted  by god and goddesses with natural beauties. So you need to visit Nepal to experience all the natural beauties.

Restaurants and cafes are open upto 10 p.m. and  bar  and pub are opened up to  1  am in Nepal.

Yes , every age group of  people can cook food themselves in Nepal.

About  123 languages are spoken in Nepal.

Four case and thirty six subcaste of people in Nepal and they have different language and culture.

You can drive and ride in Kathmandu yourself if you have valid international driving license.

Yes, you can have food in local restaurants and cafes in Nepal. Moreover you can enjoy local Nepali food  in many local restaurants and cafes.

Yes,  you can make your holidays in Nepal and there is no difficulty for tour and travel in Nepal for aged  people.

Yes , you can visit Nepal with all family members and Nepal is a safe destination for travel and tour.

Lumbini lies at the southern part of Nepal which also called the Terai region near the boarder of India and  it lies in Kapilbastu District in Nepal.

We have excellent service to manage domestic and international fight tickets .

Junko Tawei , a Japanese women is the first climb mount everest.

Trekking was started on 1953 A. D. in Nepal.

Sir Edmund Hilary and Tenzing Norkey Sherpa are the first climbers of mount Everest.

Tilicho lake is the highest lake in Nepal which also known as natural lake in Nepal.

The biggest part of Jungle is in Upper Dolpo trek which lies in western part of Nepal which contains the beautiful national parks , Dhorpatan National park and Shey Folksindo National Park.

The maximum capacity of a porter for carrying is 20 kg in lodge trek and 22 kg to  25 kg in tent trek.

Our guide provide you enough information before starting trek. All our staff team search you incase  you lost during   the trek.  Likewise, Himalayan Vacation  Treks and Expedition management team  search you  incase you were not found .

Yes, good internet facilities are available in Kathmandu in hotels , restaurants, cafes and home stays. Furthermore, it is free in almost all the places.

No you can’t get insurance here.  All the probable rescue expenses ( helicopter rescue, air ambulance and  other treatment cost   brone by the insurance company) . Furthermore, we are not insurance company and we neither  sell insurance  company nor buy it.

We, Himalayan Vacation Treks and Expedition strongly recommend  travel insurance regarding sickness, injury and accident while you are  visiting Nepal. Make sure that your insurance policy is  aware with the itinerary of Himalayan Vacation Treks and Expedition. You should be aware with another important fact that you insurance policy should cover all the medical , injury , accident and rescue expenses while your ore in hiking,walking, trekking , bunjee jumping  and travelling with us. We need to have your copy of insurance policy   before starting your hiking, walking , trekking and travel in Nepal.

You may. The popular trekking areas are safe and in most cases navigation is relatively easy. However with a guide you will get more out of the experience. Having a professional Nepali with you who knows the local customs and language insures you interact positively with the people you will meet in remote villages.  It also shows that you respect their culture.

Yes. It depends upon the area of trek. If electricity facility is available there, you can charge the battery . In camping trek battery charging is not available however it is available in lodge trek.

Wake up tea is served  with greetings  early in the morning at wake up time. After 10 minutes of wake up tea , cook managed washing water .  We do packing of baggage and tents before breakfast. After having breakfast ,we start walking according to the plan of  trek leader. We have lunch   according to the suitability of time and place. One to one and half hour rest is available for rest while preparing food. After having food , we again start walking and reach to the camp .  Cook served tea or coffed before having dinner. Himalayan Vacation Treks and Expedition Cook prepares Nepali, Indian and continental cuisine for the dinner.

We  have a cook to prepare food in Camping Trek. Cook prepares food according to his recipe with available food stuffs like cereals rice vegetable , flour , potatoes , pals available locally. So it is complete organic and  healthy too. However, foreign cuisines are also prepared that are bought from city area.

Camping trek is the classic style of trekking in Nepal and can be conducted almost anywhere in Nepal.Camping trek is done  in those trekking routes in which lodge houses and man made shelters are  not available. These treks are away from the more frequented trails and provide a wilderness experience in both natural and cultural aspect. Himalayan Vacation Treks and Expedition arranges Food   equipments ( tents, dining tent, kitchen tent , toilet tent , porters’ tent , porters  carry ,gamow bag for altitude  )  and medicine are carried along with the trekkers in this type of trek.

Camping trek is the classic style of trekking in Nepal and can be conducted almost anywhere in Nepal.Camping trek is done  in those trekking routes in which lodge houses and man made shelters are  not available. These treks are away from the more frequented trails and provide a wilderness experience in both natural and cultural aspect. Himalayan Vacation Treks and Expedition arranges Food   equipment’s  ( tents, dining tent, kitchen tent , toilet tent , porters’ tent , porters  carry ,Gamow bag for altitude  )  and medicine are carried along with the trekkers in this type of trek.

This depends on which tour/trek you are taking. Most walking holiday/lodge tours featured in this site are easy and most people with a normal level of fitness will enjoy the tour. For trekking/camping treks in remote areas, you must be able to comfortably trek uphill and down for about 4-5 hours a day. For all our tours/treks listed on this site, we have given grades of difficulty.  Please look at the information listed on the first page of each trek to see its level of difficulty.

At High Camp ,generally climbers wake up at  1 a m  .Nepali climbing guide prepare for equipments .Tourch and snow glass should be arranged by the climbers themselves for climbing .  Climbing guide provides basic knowledge of climbing before starting your climb. We take breakfast prepared by cook (Nepali staff) and    Lunch Pack (can be taken on the way). We start climbing around 2 am. You should follow climbing guide according to his advice.

You will be served wake up tea and hot water for your face wash prepared by cook (Nepali staff) Likewise he prepares breakfast for morning and Lunch pack  on  the way.We  wake up at 3 a. m and start our walking at 4 a.m.Walking is easy and pleasant at morning time. We are lucky  if our walking is in full moon days as we can see nice view of Himalaya  But , it is risky to walk after  noon because the strong wind blows after 12 noon. We arrange  and check all the necessary equipments  before one day of starting walk for pass.Spectacle and tourch light are important for walking on this day.

You need original passport and it’s photocopy, 6 copies of photograph of standard size and  travel insurance paper to visit Uppor Dolpo, Mustang, Tsum Valley ,Manaslu , Rara Lake Narphu Valley  Shey Phoksindo

You need permit and TIMS card ( Tourist Information Management System),photocopy of passport,photocopy of travel insurance paper  and 4 photographs of standard size  to visit government reserved areas like  Annapurna Conservation Area,Sagarmatha National  Park, Langtang Wildlife reservation  , Rara  National Park, Manaslu  Conservation Area ,Kanchanjungha , Makalu Barun Valley Area, Shivapuri National Park.

Field Team Leader will review the whole trip  according to the collected information from the guest and  add the improvements according to them for the next trip.

Himalayan  Vacation , Treks and Expedition is in frequent contact with its’ trekking team  . First of all, Himalayan Vacation, Treks and Expedition search the place of accident by using available resources .Furthermore, we contact the family members of team members for further steps necessary for rescue and treatment.Likewise, we  support insurance companies to recover losses as far as possible.

September, November, March and May are the best time to visit Bhutan because the weather is clean during this time and most of the festivals falls in this month in Bhutan.

The best time to visit  India is June ,July  and  August. Leh Laddakh , the famous  tourist place of  India is choosen  for  Hiking ,walking and trekking.

Except July and August, trekking is possible  in all months of year in Nepal  . Due to rainy season in July and August trekking is almost impossible in Nepal.

Yes, we are standby to provide service to our valued guests at anytime they need.

Nepal is  famous for its clean ,neat  and healthy environment. However, Kathmandu city is  somehow  dusty  as  the work of infrastructure construction and renovation is going on. Now , Nepal government is trying to reduce it with taking many remadies.

About 84% of people in Nepal are Hindus , 9% Buddhist  ,4%  Chiristian and 3% other  religion.

In most of the popular lodge trekking, you can get this facility  but also in limited areas.

Most of the people in Nepal live in Villages and suburban areas.  The population of Nepal is  2.75  million The population of Kathmandu  Metropolitan City is 985000.

Most of the Mongolians like Sherpa , Tamang  ,Gurung  and Rai  live in the Himalayan mountain  region of Nepal.

Weather in the mountains is notoriously difficult to predict. At night it is generally cooler  however the days are warm. Winter (January and February) will be bit colder but the days can be quite beautiful and warm if the sun is out. There will be bit of snow during the month of January, February and December. It is also important to make sure that you can stay warm and dry in just about any conditions. Expect the unexpected!

Average Temperatures in Nepal ( in Degree Celsius )

Height Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May
Kathmandu 16/28 14/26 7/22 1/20 1/18 4/20 7/25 12/28 16/30
1000 m 20/28 16/25 11/22 6/20 5/19 8/20 11/25 15/29 17/30
2000 m 13/22 10/21 4/17 1/14 0/13 1/14 4/18 8/22 12/23
3000 m 11/19 6/18 1/15 -2/13 -3/12 -1/13 2/16 5/19 8/20
4000 m 1/13 -3/12 -8/8 -10/6 -12/4 -10/5 -6/9 -3/12 -1/13
5000 m -1/10 -6/8 -11/6 -13/4 -18/3 -14/5 -8/7 -4/11 -2/12

 

Yes, you can stay as social worker/ volunteer in Nepal but you must have valid visa for it.

Of course, you have religious visit in Nepal. Nepal is full of cultural diversity and famous for it’s cultural heritages. Furthermore, Kathmandu the capital city of Nepal is known as the city of temple in the world.

Your booking amount will be recovered by the insurance company from the travel insurance.

If your illness appears to be of the non-critical sort, a staff will remain with you until you can continue the trek.  If the illness is serious, you will be evacuated by vehicle or helicopter and you will be taken to a hospital in Kathmandu for evaluation and treatment. Our crew is versed in medical and emergency care and they carry a comprehensive first aid kit.

If it is serious (this has never happened),you will again be taken care of by our staff. If evacuation is required, a vehicle or helicopter will be arranged. It is recommended you purchase before your arrival travel insurance that includes medical and evacuation.  A copy of your travel insurance should be furnished to HV Treks and Expeditions.

The team leader of Himalayan Vacation Treks and Expedition explains all about the trekking activities of coming day with appropriate schedule.

You have to send information about your health to Himalayan Vacation Treks and Expedition takes further necessary steps.

After consulting with all the members of the team, trekking leader of Himalayan Vacation Treks and Expedition takes necessary step for the trek.

Himalayan Vacation Treks and Expedition Pvt. Ltd rescue the guest and field team from accident and manage properly by utilizing available resources in the country. For example, rented helicopter, appropriate  means of road transport and equipments are used to rescue incase of accident.This is done according to the report of team leader.

You should bring a one-liter water bottle with you on the trek. We prefer that you purify water yourself using your own light-weight trekking water-filter, or that you bring and use your preference of chemical treatments such iodine.  Boiling personal drinking water is inefficient and uses scarce fuel. Along popular walking holiday and trekking routes (Annapurna, Everest, Mustang, and Langtang) bottled mineral water is available for purchase.

If you are physically fit and take regular exercise, if you feel enthusiastic to be trekking, experience is not required.