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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
When Nepalese Buddhist people are celebrating Festival?
This is coming February 5th 2019 we Tamang people have a great festival which is called lhochhar. We are going to celebrate this festival very nicely. And I write you small information about this festival.
About the festival lhochhar
It is one of the main festivals of Mongolian.It is like our New Year name as “lho” means year and char means new in Buddhist culture. There are 12 lho those lho are named after animals. This year is 2855 Dog lho. It means it is the year of rat. Jya means rat in Mongolian culture. Now, jya lho will come again after 12 years. The other animals that come in lho are cow, tiger, cat eagle, snake, horse, sheep, monkey, bird, dog and deer that they come in order form.
According to the Buddhist mythology one day those 12 animals went to Buddha and asked that they also want to celebrate the festival because they didn’t have any festivals. So, Buddha told them that year. But it will be festival for one animal on one year, since the loshar started. Now this year it is the time of Tamang /Sherpa/Tibetan Year, the Year of the Pig!
Happy sonam lhochhar 2855 on 5th February 2019 we celebrate this Sonam lhochhar festival.
several indigenous communities in hilly and mountain areas celebrate Lhosar as the New Year festival. Festive activities like singing, dancing and feasting are observed across the country. lhochhar is celebrated for 15 days, with the main celebrations on the first three days. On the first day of Losar, a beverage called changkol is made from chhaang (a Tibetan cousin of beer). The second day of lhochhar is known as King’s lhochhar (gyalpo lhosar ) 5th February 2019 Lhosar is traditionally preceded by the five day practice of Vajrakilaya. Although it often falls on the same day as the Chinese New Year (sometimes with one day or occasionally with one lunar month difference), it is generally not thought to be culturally directly connected to that holiday. It is culturally more related to Tsagaan Sar in Mongolia than to the Chinese New Year festivity. lhochhar is also celebrated in Bhutan, although different regions in the country have their own respective new years. The Sonam lhochhar, is celebrated by the tamang it mostly falls in the month of February. Tamangs, Sherpas .gurung and Tibetan.
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.
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 .
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 )
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.
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.
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.