FAQ

Nepal is a landlocked country located on the Indian Sub-Continent. The country lies in South East Asia and borders India on three sides namely south, west and east while China forms the northern border.

Nepal is known for its majestic Himalayas and houses the Mt. Everest (8,848m)- the highest mountain in the world. Apart from its Himalayas and countless trekking routes covering them, the nation is also known as the birthplace of Gautam Buddha in Lumbini. With ten heritages listed as UNESCO world heritage sites, the nation is also known for its diverse cultural display and ancient monuments dating back centuries. While there are several other factors that make the nation what it is, Nepal is primarily known for its natural beauty and diverse cultural display.

Yes, on arrival visas in Nepal are easily available at the Tribhuvan International Airport or any of the entry/exit points at the Nepal-India or Nepal-Tibet border. Head over to the nearest immigration desk and the officials will guide you through the quick VISA process. The cost of the on-arrival VISAs are:

30 USD for 15 Days

50 USD for 30 Days

125 USD for 90 Days

While card payment is accepted to pay for your VISAs, make sure you have some cash just in case.

Yes, the country is politically safe and stable. The internal strife for power was concluded more than a decade ago and the country has long since moved on to form a stable government. At present, the country is on a steady path to development and there are no concerns regarding the political environment of the nation. So, travelers need not worry about the situation of political stability in the nation for their travel and vacation.

You can choose one of two mediums, namely, airways or road transport to enter Nepal. If you are heading via airways, you will touch down at the Tribhuvan International Airport from where you can process your VISA and get all the required approval for your stay. You can also choose to enter the nation via roadways. The nation borders India and has several entry points including Kakarvitta, Birgunj, Bhairahawa, Nepalgunj, and Gaddachauki at the Nepal-India border. Similarly, Kodari and Kerung are the options located at the Nepal-Tibet border.

Yes, our representatives will greet you at Tribhuvan International Airport from where you will be transported directly to the hotel via a private vehicle. The services will also be provided for any domestic flights within the nation or your final departure back home.

A tea house trek refers to the trek where you will be staying at teahouses throughout your journey. A teahouse is a lodge at fixed destination around the trekking route which offers basic food and accommodation services to trekkers. Here, you will be provided with home-cooked traditional Nepali food (Dal, Bhat, Tarkari, Achar) while the menus can be different based on the altitude level. The higher you go the simple the menu becomes. Likewise, you can also expect quality accommodation services with comfortable rooms and clean beds.

The walking hours are entirely dependent on the trekking routes as well as the kind of terrain we traverse on the day. Crossing over mountain passes can take anywhere between 9 to 10 hours while hilly treks are usually covered within 5 to 6 hours of walking. On average, we will walk for around 6 to 7 hours on a day’s trek.

We here at Himalayan Adventure Treks & Tours, only employ the best and experienced guides for all our trips. You will be appointed different guides depending on the kind of trek you are embarking on. Rest assured, all our guides are well trained and have a detailed knowledge of the trip destination so that your journey becomes enjoyable and adventurous. Likewise, our guides are fluent in English and some of them also have a good command over languages like French, German, Chinese, and Hindi.

The weather during treks are entirely dependent on the destination and the season you are traveling in.

The spring months of March to May are pleasant where the temperature in the hilly areas can be up to 25-30 degrees Celsius and are rarely below 11 degrees. As you ascend to the Himalayas, the temperature drops down to around 10–15 degrees Celsius and continues to decrease the further up you go.

The summer months of June- August include the monsoon and while the temperature remains the same as spring the rains can be a major problem for trekking even more so due to the landslides in the Himalayas.

The months from September to November fall under the autumn season and are ideal for trekking in Nepal. The temperature remains the same as spring and summer with slight dips in late November.

The winter months of December-February are usually not considered ideal for trekking as temperatures drop down beyond -2 degrees Celsius.

We here at Himalayan Adventure Treks & Tours, are committed to providing you the very best services to make sure your adventure is one to remember. As such, we accept a group of around 10-15 individuals to make sure that the quality of trips is never compromised.

We offer quality services to all our customers and have provisions for solo as well as group travels.

Yes, we offer a wide range of services to make sure your journey here is hassle-free. We will guide you through the entire process including inquiry and VISA procedures. Similarly, we also provide various services like arranging domestic flights, international flights, hotel bookings, helicopter bookings, and many others.

Trekking in Nepal is usually safe. However, on the odd event that something unfortunate happens to you or your possessions travel insurance should help you to cover these losses and damages. We recommend you have travel insurance before arriving here. Also, make sure to select the insurance package which covers a wide range of activities including medical insurance cover as well as personal effects coverage.

Nepal is perfectly safe for traveling. The nation has long left the days of political unrest and at present is moving towards newer heights of development. As such, Nepal has prioritized the traveling scene and provides various infrastructures to make their travel hassle-free. Furthermore, women are regarded as goddesses in Nepalese society and are treated similarly as well. As such, there have been no cases of harassment intended for women. Even lone women travelers are offered great hospitality. Likewise, as a travel and tourism operator, we make sure that our clients are always safe.

A wilderness trek is particularly designed for trekkers to explore the remote areas of the nation. These treks explore the trails which are lesser-visited by the trekkers and are still pristine in quality. The treks are designed to offer the trekkers a perfect Himalayan experience right from the get-go. Moreover, these treks explore off-beat trails that require you to spend the nights in camps and tents.

Depending on the destination, you choose the trek altitudes can be vastly different. The short altitude treks stretch to a maximum of 3,000m like those in the Langtang and Annapurna Region. Langtang Valley Trek and Ghorepani Poonhill Trek are a couple of examples of the short treks. Likewise, treks in Kanchenjunga, Everest, and Upper Dolpo region explore higher altitudes. Thus, the maximum altitude depends on the trekking destinations you select as well as the trekking routes.

As per the requirements of travelers, we provide trekking bags, down jackets, and sleeping bags in addition to duffel bags and trekking maps. If you are going for difficult treks, make sure to bring all the necessary equipment including comfortable clothes and trekking shoes.

You can either choose to purchase the equipment or rent them here in Kathmandu at an affordable price.

While each season offers a different experience for a different kind of journey, you can choose a particular season for your adventure.

Treks in Nepal are usually carried out during the spring months of March to May and the autumn months of September to November. The monsoon months of June and July are avoided due to heavy rainfall as they degrade the trekking routes.

Tours in Nepal are carried throughout the year and each season offers a different take on the destination you are traveling to.

As expeditions are long trips, weather plays a major part. Expeditions are ideal during the months of spring and autumn. Since expeditions must be done with extreme caution, winter and monsoon seasons are dangerous for such travels.

There are several trekking routes with varying degree of difficulty and technical requirement across the Himalayas. While some trekking routes require a certain degree of experience several others require none. This depends on the difficulty of the trekking route as well as the altitude of the destination. Treks like Limi Valley Trek and Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek require a certain degree of experience and expertise. On the other hand, Tamang Heritage Trail Trek, Ghorepani Poonhill Trek, and Langtang Valley Trek are short and easy treks which do not require any prior experience.

While hygiene is a major concern for trekkers journeying in Nepal we assure you the country is perfectly safe. We provide bottled waters to all our customers and the foods meet the hygiene requirements. You can certainly choose to bring Imodium which can come handy in some cases, we assure you there are no alarming concerns regarding the level of hygiene. However, we do advise you to bring a portable water purifier to make sure that you consume pure drinking water on your trip.

Following the Zero waste policy, our company is committed to protecting the environment. We responsibly dispose of all our wastes and make sure that we do our part in cleaning the environment. We, along with our clients, clean up after our mess and garbage on our trips.

Yes, we offer great care to all the staff at Himalayan Adventure Treks & Tours. Along with healthy salaries, our staff also receive several perks such as medical aids, insurance facilities, and many others. This is reflected in the hospitality and service of our staff which you will surely observe on the trips.

Throughout the trips, the lodges and camps which we will be staying upon have been handpicked by our professionals. This helps us to make sure the services that they offer meet the hygiene standard. We take hygiene very seriously and always make sure you are offered nothing but the best. We ensure that the quality of food and water on the trips are fresh and organic.

All our staff is provided with the necessary equipment required for their Himalayan journey. The company looks after all the basic and advanced requirements for trips across the country. They are also provided with insurance facilities that cover health and baggage insurance as well. We also provide them with emergency measures to reach us if need be.

At present, all areas of Nepal receive steady electricity around the year. While occasional power cuts, do occur we assure you there are no concerns when it comes to the electricity supply in Nepal. This can, however, change as you venture deeper into remote and rural areas. Since these areas lag in terms of various infrastructure, electricity is rarely available. Even if it is available, travelers might have to pay a certain charge to use electricity.

The grading of a trek means the difficulty level or the technical level associated with the trek. Easy treks are targeted towards first-time trekkers with easy trekking routes while moderate treks cater to the needs off trekkers with prior experience. Difficult treks involve trekking through rugged Himalayan terrain and are quite challenging.

The strenuous treks are targeted towards the most seasoned trekkers and the routes require technical knowledge to traverse.

Throughout history, Nepal has been known for its expertise in handicrafts. Handmade Pashmina shawls, Khukuris (traditional weapons), and Dhaka Topi (traditional hat) are some of the examples of common souvenirs for tourists. Furthermore, you can also purchase destination-specific souvenirs on your trips as a remembrance for your time here in Nepal.

Clothing in Nepal depends on the season you are trekking on. The months of summer and spring are usually hot with temperature ranging between 25 to 30 degrees Celsius meaning a comfortable pair of tees and shorts should do the trick.

As autumn kicks in the temperature drop down a few notches and warmer clothes may be needed for the season. Winter sees the temperature go down around 10 degrees Celsius and you will be expected to carry warmer clothes including jackets.

Make sure you pack according to the destination even more so if you are trekking to the Himalayas as they are always cold. Likewise, you must wear clothing that is not revealing in nature since the Nepalese society is fairly conservative in such matters.

Yes, there are ATM facilities around the nation that accept VISA cards aiding for swift and efficient transactions. The major cities offer ATM facilities 24/7 all year round. However, rural areas do not have similar ATM services and are quite rarely available. Thus, you must have enough cash when traveling to such areas.

There are no specifics you need to follow to stay in good health in Nepal and you can do whatever you do to stay healthy back home. Make sure to mind your eating and drinking habits and maintain hygienic habits on the trips. Also, make sure to stay constantly hydrated and drink only bottled water or boiled water. Be sure to carry all the necessary medicines required for your journey. You should also carry portable water purifiers when traveling especially to remote and rural areas.

Yes, there is a separate branch of the police that handles all the concerns of tourists in Nepal. You can reach them through the complaint center located around the nation. The complaint centers are located around the nation and you can check out the official website of Nepal Tourism Board for their locations. Head over to the site at www.welcomenepal.com/plan-your-trip/tourist-police.html for more information.

Yes, you can bring your medication for any diagnosed medical condition. Make sure that you only bring medications less than equivalent to Nrs 10,000 (approx. USD 100) as stated by the Government of Nepal. However, make sure to bring a prescription from a certified diagnostician.

The modes of travel usually depend on the budget you have as well as the kind of experience. While local buses are usually crowded and take much longer to reach the destination, they are cheap and offer a perfect chance to interact with the locals. Renting your car allows you the freedom to choose a flexible time for departure and also you can choose to explore any region which catches your interest. Private cars are usually costly but are great if you find yourself short on time.

Tipping the porters and guides is completely dependent on you and we do not set a fixed minimum bar for tipping them. This depends entirely on the kind of experience you have as well as your level of satisfaction from their services. Usually, travelers offer tips of USD 5 to guides and USD 3-4 to porters per day.

The requirement of porters is dependent on the number of persons in your group. A large group requires a larger number of porters as compared to a small group. We usually allocate one porter for every two travelers.

However, this can change based on the destination as well as trekking routes. While expeditions require a large number of porters, simple and easy treks do not even require porters.

Yes, there are luggage restrictions on the flight to Lukla. You can carry a maximum of 15 kg distributed between 10 kg of Luggage and 5 kg of hand carry. For carrying more than 15kg you will have to pay USD 1 per kg. You can leave the extra baggage in our offices/ Hotel where they will be kept safe until your arrival.

Altitude sickness depends on a host of factors including physical fitness, level of water intake, the pace of the trek, and altitude of the destination among others. For people with prior trekking experience in high altitudes, they have a relative idea about their capability to handle high altitudes.

However, for people with no prior trekking experience in higher altitudes, it is difficult to gauge how well will they adapt to the altitude change. A relative level of fitness, as well as proper hydration throughout the trek, should help you in the due process. You can use Diamox and similar other medications to prevent and decrease the effects of altitude sickness.

The availability of an Internet facility is directly dependent on the altitude of your trekking. Around the major cities and towns, you can easily access the internet. However, the deeper you head into the Himalayas, the Internet facilities are provided by only a couple of service providers for which you will have to pay extra.

As trekking involves journeying into an unknown region we advise you to go via a trekking company for arranging all the essential details for your trek. We make sure all the process beginning with ticket booking to your departure is taken care of. In addition to this, you will also be allocated a well-trained guide and porter who will facilitate you on your journey.

We offer various other facilities including private transport, emergency services, quality accommodation so that you get the best out of your journey and which can be difficult to arrange if you package your journey.

Depending on the length of your stay and the choice of a luxury or a tea house trek you will be expected to pay anything around USD$1,800 for a 14 to 16 days standard Everest Base Camp trip.

The standard Annapurna Base Camp trip which spans for around 14 days will cost you around the same as the Everest Trip i.e. USD$ 1,300.

Langtang treks are relatively cheaper to the rest due to its proximity to the valley. A standard Langtang Circuit which takes you to Kyanjin Gompa will cost around USD$ 1,200.

Please note that the prices are subject to changes depending on the length of your journey, services incurred, and trekking season.

While there is no definitive answer for a clear distinction between a cheap or comfort package, we can layout the perks for each one of them. The major selling point for the cheap package is its cost. If you are looking for a budget trip then economy packages are the way to go. While you can expect quality even in economy packages the accommodation is often twin sharing and can be not to your liking.

Comfort packages focus more on making sure you get the very best of services the region has to offer. From single sharing to attached bathrooms when the package leaves no areas for complaint. While this does cost just a bit more it makes for a leisurely journey.

Usually, the spring months of March to May and the autumn months of September to November are considered ideal for trekking. The autumn months are favored for their pleasant weather and also as the Nepalese festivals of Dashain and Tihar fall at the same time of the year. During spring the hills are colored with vibrant flowers making your entire trek a pleasant one.

During the summer and winter, month’s tours around the nation are ideal and offer a different experience.

Once you have selected your departure time and date make sure to book with the travel agency at least 2 weeks earlier. The time frame allows us to manage all the necessary details for your arrival and also arrange the treks. Making sure nothing is rushed is the very best way to make sure you get the most out of your journey.

The Terms and Conditions of the company also state the rules regarding the booking of the trips.

Once you fill-up the online inquiry form you will be assigned a representative from our office who will answer all your queries. If you are satisfied, you will be asked to fill up a booking form with us at least 2 weeks before the journey. You will be then asked to deposit a certain sum of money for booking confirmation after which we begin the process of arranging your treks. Once you have landed in Nepal, we make sure all your needs are catered to until you head back home.

In addition to a passport and a tourist VISA, make sure you carry 5 to 7 passport-sized photos. These come in handy while applying for a trekking permit. Make sure you also have a valid copy of citizenship just in case. In case you are carrying medicine make sure to accompany it with a valid prescription issued by a certified diagnostician.

There are various permits that need to do for trekking in Nepal such as Trekking permits, National park permits, conservation area permits required for trekkers, and tourists.

TIMS (Trekkers’ Information Management Systems)

TIMS‘Trekkers’ Information Management Systems’. TIMS is a permit card issued by Trekking Agencies’ Association of Nepal (TAAN) and Nepal Tourism Board. TIMS card is mandatory for entering the normal trekking areas in Nepal.

In the TIMS Card, you will have to fill all the information about the dates of your trip, the itinerary, and a contact number. These data will be inserted in the visitors’ database, where they can be accessed for park management purposes or for rescue missions in case of accidents and/or natural calamities.

Trekkers and tourists can avail the card at specific counters designated by TAAN and NTB (Nepal Tourism Board) including their own head offices in Kathmandu.

There are two types of TIM Cards:

Individual (Green colored) TIMS
Free Individual Trekker (FIT) or Single trekkers who are planning to trek without the help of assistants (guides or porters) are required to obtain Green TIMS card. Green TIMS cards can be obtained by paying Nepali currency equivalent to US$20 per person. The form can be filled out by the trekkers themselves by visiting the nearest TIMS Center. Such FIT trekkers will have to take full responsibility for the possible risks while trekking.

Group (Blue colored) TIMS
Blue TIMS card is for those trekkers who are traveling in groups accompanied by assistants (guides and/or porters). Such groups of trekkers will be taking the service of government-authorized trekking agencies. The trekking agencies will help the groups to obtain Blue TIMS cards by paying the Nepali currency equivalent of US$10 per person.

Please note: Citizens of SAARC countries will have to pay NRs. 300. Nepali currency equivalent of US$ 3 per person

Restricted or Controlled Area Trekking permits:
Nepal is the land of remote and cultural and naturally sensitive areas in Nepal which are not fully opened for tourism. The government of Nepal has designated certain areas as ‘Restricted or Controlled Area’ to preserve the unique culture and nature of the area from the negative impact of mass tourism.

Manaslu, Gauri Shankar, Humla, Rasuwa, and Sankhuwasabha Dolpa, Taplejung, Upper Mustang, are the restricted areas in Nepal for Trekking & Tours.

‘Restricted or Controlled Area’ in trekking parlance means those areas where a limited number of trekkers are allowed every year. Anyone who wishes to trek in Restricted or Controlled Area will have to travel in groups of at least two people and only after paying certain royalties to the government.

Only the government registered trekking companies usually organized such type of trip. As said before, the group size should comprise a minimum of two members. In addition, while trekking in such areas will require trekkers to be accompanied by guides and porters.

Getting a Visa to travel to Nepal is simple and easy. You can apply for a Nepali visa at your nearest Nepalese embassies and consulates in your own country.

There is only one International airport which is the Tribhuvan International Airport in Nepal. Immigration Office, TIA (Tribhuvan International Airport) under the Department of Immigration has been facilitating tourists flying to Nepal by providing Visa on Arrival.

‘On Arrival’ visa procedure is very quick and simple. October, November, March, April can expect some queues during peak Tourist season and October is basically the Nepalese got the Main festival Dashain. You can also get Visa from Nepalese Diplomatic Missions stationed abroad prior to your arrival. The choice is yours.

Visa obtains from Nepalese Diplomatic Missions, and then you must enter Nepal within six months from the visa issued date. Your total stay is counted starting from the day you enter into Nepal.

Visas obtained on Arrival at the Entry and Exit points are ‘Tourist Visas’. They bear multiple Re entry facility. Tourist Visa ‘On Arrival’ is the only entry visa to Nepal. If you are visiting Nepal for the purposes other than Tourism (sightseeing, tour, travel, mountaineering, trekking, visiting friends and families), you should still get ‘ Tourist Visa’ to get into the country. However, you must change the category of visa as per your purpose and length of stay in Nepal from the Department of Immigration by producing required documents.

If you are traveling to Nepal overland via Tibet or India, you are able to get visas at the following border points in Nepal.

Kakarvitta, Jhapa (Eastern Nepal)
Immigration Office, Birganj, Parsa (Central Nepal)
Immigration Office, Kodari, Sindhupalchowk (Northern Border)
Immigration Office, Belahia, Bhairahawa (Rupandehi, Western Nepal)
Immigration Office, Jamunaha, Nepalgunj (Banke, Mid Western Nepal)
Immigration Office, Mohana, Dhangadhi (Kailali, Far Western Nepal)
Immigration Office, Gaddachauki, Mahendranagar (Kanchanpur, Far Western Nepal)
Immigration Office, Rashuwagadi, Rashuwa (Northern Border)
Immigration Office, Pokhara (not the entry point)

Please click below for the online Visa form.

www.online.nepalimmigration.gov.np/tourist-visa

The following visa rules apply for tourists:

For 15 days Multiple Entry Visa, the visa fee is the US $30 or equivalent foreign currency.

For 30 days Multiple Entry Visa, the visa fee is the US $ 40 or equivalent foreign currency.

For 100 days Multiple Entry Visa, the visa fee is the US $ 100 or equivalent foreign currency.

According to the immigration regulations, a tourist is allowed to stay in Nepal only for 150 days in a year. You can extend the visa up to another 90 days.

US$ 2 or equivalent Nepalese currency per day for extension.

Additional US$ 25 or equivalent Nepalese currency on visa fee, if Multiple Entry facility is required for the extended period

Recently, Nepal has also started offering Transit Visa for 3 days free of charge. Moreover, the VAT amount is refunded to tourists at the time of their departure provided the latter to submit the shopping receipts.

A Transit visa for all tourists who visit Nepal for 3 days or fewer visas is not required.

SAARC Tourists
Tourists with a passport from the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) nations aren’t required to pay the visa fee for 30 days.

Chinese Tourists
New government regulation ensures an on-arrival visa for all Chinese Citizens in Nepal.
Gratis Visa is issued free of cost in case of following categories of Visa applicants:

Children below 10 years
Up to 30 days for SAARC Citizen (except Afghanistan) visiting Nepal for the first time in a given visa Year.

Afghan citizen is eligible for Gratis Visa on Arrival only upon the recommendation of the Department of Immigration. If you are an Afghan citizen, you can request a concerned institution inviting you to Nepal for necessary paperwork with the Department of Immigration to get you Gratis Visa ‘On Arrival’.

Non Residential Nepalese(NRN) card holder ( issued by MOFA /Nepalese diplomatic missions abroad)

Chinese Nationals
Officials from China, Brazil, Russia, and Thailand do not need Entry Visa based on reciprocal visa waiver Agreement
Visas of all kinds including ‘Gratis’ issued at the Airport are Tourist Visas. Contact Department of Immigration for extending your visa or changing the category of your visa.

Tourist Visa can be an extension on the Immigration Office, Pokhara too. non-tourist visa extension only at the Department of Immigration (if eligible) for a period of maximum one year (except business visa).

At least 2 pages required in Passport for Visa stamp and arrival, departure stamp.

The Payment system in hotels, trekking/travel agencies, and airlines are made in foreign exchange. But you can pay Nepalese rupees also on the convertible rate.

American Express, Master, Maestro, and Visa are widely accepted at major Trekking offices, hotels, shops, and restaurants. The receipts may be required to change left-over Nepalese Rupees into hard currency before leaving the country.

ATM and Debit cards are widely in use in major cities such as Kathmandu, Pokhara, Chitwan, etc.

During the withdraw money from ATM most of the bank charges Rs 500 per transaction and the maximum limit per transaction is Rs 35000. (depend on the Bank) Nabil Bank, Himalayan bank is the major Banks in Nepal.

During paying by the card 3.5% to 4% deduct the bank as a service charge.

Nepalese Rupees are found in denominations of 1000, 500, 100, 50, 20, 10, 5, 2 and 1. One rupee equals 100 paise.

Current exchange rate US$ 1 = (Nepalese Rupees) NPR 118. The rate regularly fluctuates and is fixed and published by Nepal Rasta Bank every day.

Please click below for updated the Foreign Exchange rate.

https://wwww.archive.nrb.org.np/

Trekking to an altitude of 5,500 meters and leading directly to the Base Camp of the highest mountain in the world (8848m), the Everest Base Camp Trek is the ultimate achievement for dedicated Trekkers.

However, you don’t need to be a mountaineering expert to tackle this trail. Thanks to our gentle acclimatization schedule and the excellent leadership of our trekking guides & Porters, anyone who is in reasonably good physical and mental condition can successfully complete this trekking.

Our experience & helpful guides will hike alongside you, ensuring that you’re drinking plenty of fluids as you ascend higher into the mountains and taking regular breaks. Our guide trained in first aid and your safety is our main concern at all times.

We’ll take care of your every need to make sure you’re satisfied and comfortable with this adventurous trekking.

The most popular seasons for the Everest Base Camp Trek are autumn and spring. In Nepal, springtime starts in February and until May. This time of year is characterized by comfortable temperatures, plenty of daylight, and the colorful blooms of wildflowers like rhododendrons and many more.

Trekkers who want to see the Himalayas at their finest view should also consider hiking in the fall, which occurs between September till November. This is a peak trekking season in Nepal with low rainfall, clear blue sky, and unobstructed views all the way to the horizon. You can also trek at other times throughout the year.

Nepal’s summer is defined by its seasonal monsoon, which brings heavy rain, fast-flowing rivers, and lush greenery. This is a great time of year if you don’t want to share crowded trails with lots of other trekkers.

Winter season December to February is also a good option; although the temperatures can be very cold and snowing, you’ll enjoy incredible views of the mountains and hills blanketed in snow. No matter which time of year you choose, we will arrange for an unforgettable adventure on the Everest Base Camp Trek.

The Everest Base Camp Trek is rightfully regarded as one of Nepal’s best trekking routes but there are other few trekking trails in the Khumbu. Which can be your second option.

If you have less time to spend on the trail, consider our five days Everest View Trek, seven days Everest View Short Trek, ten days Luxury Everest Base Camp Trek or ten days Everest Panorama View Trek and if you’d like to get a unique aerial perspective on this part of the Himalayas, our Everest Base Camp Heli Tour may just be what you’re looking for. But the Everest Base Camp Trek is a classic in its own right, and Himalayan Adventure Treks & Tours has carefully crafted an itinerary that will make sure the experiences live up to your expectations.

If you’re having trouble deciding then returning by Helicopter from Everest base camp or Kalapatthar is the best option. We’re standing by to answer your questions and begin arranging the trip of a lifetime for you. Whichever trek you choose, you’ll be in good hands with Himalayan Adventure Treks & Tours.

Langtang Valley Trekking is a moderate trek in the northern part of Kathmandu valley and suitable for any level of trekkers’ enthusiasts. It doesn’t require a prior trekking experience to complete this trek. The trekking trails are mostly flat and either ascending upwards or descending. Yet, we recommend you to build stamina up exercises to prepare for the trek.

If you consider this trek too extreme for you, then you can do by Helicopter which is an easy trekking journey to enjoy the aerial beauty of the heavenly Langtang Valley.

Langtang Valley Trek is the most beautiful alpine valleys in the world, Langtang Valley is one of the best options for short trek and combination of natural sightseeing after a few hours drive from Kathmandu. Langtang Trek began from Syabrubesi which is 6-7 hours drive from Kathmandu.

Panoramic views of Mountains:
Langtang valley is full of the scenic view of the great Himalayas panoramic view of mountains like Naya Kanga peak (5846m), Langsisa Ri (6427m), Langtang Lirung (7227m), Dorje Lakpa (6966m), Langtang Ri (7205m), Dragmarpo Ri (6578m), Yala Peak (5520m) and many more. Tamang Culture and their living lifestyle is also another attraction of this region.

Climbing Kyanjin Ri or Tsergo Ri:
Kyanjin Ri or Tsergo Ri is the best viewpoint to enjoy the amazing view in Langtang valley offering the nearest views of Changbu (6251m), Langtang Lirung (7227m) and other many peaks and extraordinary view of Langtang Lirung Glacier after the few hours hiking experience from the Kyanjin Gumba.

Good Accommodation facilities:
Langtang valley is one of the most popular trekking destinations in the world. The Tea houses/ lodges are providing the best service and always welcoming all the guests with a smiling face. Most of the guesthouses/ Lodges with twin sharing beds, enough blankets, gadget charging facilities, western-style toilets with a hot and cold shower, clean and commodious, and provide the service of basic needed.

Visiting Rhododendron forest:
Rhododendron is Nepal’s national flower. Basically in the Spring season i.e between the month of April and May. You can enjoy the beautiful view of blooming colorful rhododendron all over the Jungle which makes the jungle looks like a bride. View of colorful rhododendrons in the background of white snow Mountains would be really worth view which makes memory unforgettable and a lifetime experience.

Local Food:
Mountain food is always organic and healthy. Organic Food above 2500 m made so unique and delicious. Vegetables from the local fields can enjoy the taste of mouthwatering and the warm hospitality, great service feel you 100% satisfied with the help of Himalayan Adventure Treks & Tours.

Annapurna Base Camp trek is particularly not a very strenuous trek. Beginners can do this trek as well. No prior experience of trekking is necessary. But we suggest our trekkers be in good physical and mental condition. Anyone with an average level of physicality can do this trek easily.

It is very important to indulge in stamina and strength-building exercises a few months prior to the trek. This will prepare your body for the constant ascend and descend during the trekking. So, we always recommend our clients to do workouts and preparations beforehand.

In the Annapurna region, there are several other trekking packages we offer to our trekkers. You can go through our 4 days  Annapurna View Short Trek, 2 days Australian Camp Dhampus Trek, 7 Days Sunrise Poonhill Trek, 8 Days Jhinu Hot spring Trek Or, if you want to visit the Base Camp but have limited period of time, go through our 11 Days Rapid Annapurna Base Camp Trek. Annapurna Base Camp Heli Tour. Himalayan Adventure Treks & Tours always prioritizes the safety, comfort, and health of the trekkers. Our packages are professionally created to ensure a safe trek focusing on acclimatization and stability.

There is only one International airport which is the Tribhuvan International Airport in Nepal. Immigration Office, TIA (Tribhuvan International Airport) under the Department of Immigration has been facilitating tourists flying to Nepal by providing Visa on Arrival.

‘On Arrival’ visa procedure is very quick and simple. October, November, March, April can expect some queues during peak Tourist season and October is basically the Nepalese got the Main festival Dashain. You can also get Visa from Nepalese Diplomatic Missions stationed abroad prior to your arrival. The choice is yours.

Visa obtains from Nepalese Diplomatic Missions, and then you must enter Nepal within six months from the visa issued date. Your total stay is counted starting from the day you enter into Nepal.

Visas obtained on Arrival at the Entry and Exit points are ‘Tourist Visas’. They bear multiple Re entry facility. Tourist Visa ‘On Arrival’ is the only entry visa to Nepal. If you are visiting Nepal for the purposes other than Tourism (sightseeing, tour, travel, mountaineering, trekking, visiting friends and families), you should still get ‘Tourist Visa’ to get into the country. However, you must change the category of visa as per your purpose and length of stay in Nepal from the Department of Immigration by producing required documents.

Please click below for the online Visa form.

http://online.nepalimmigration.gov.np/tourist-visa

The following visa rules apply for tourists:

For 15 days Multiple Entry Visa, the visa fee is the US $30 or equivalent foreign currency.

For 30 days Multiple Entry Visa, the visa fee is the US $ 40 or equivalent foreign currency.

For 100 days Multiple Entry Visa, the visa fee is the US $ 100 or equivalent foreign currency.

According to the immigration regulations, a tourist is allowed to stay in Nepal only for 150 days in a year. You can extend the visa up to another 90 days.

US$ 2 or equivalent Nepalese currency per day for extension.

Additional US$ 25 or equivalent Nepalese currency on visa fee, if Multiple Entry facility is required for the extended period

Water is essential for life, and clean water is imperative while on holiday. When visiting the less developed countries like Nepal it is a concern that all travelers should consider. There are few options when trekking or traveling in Nepal that will mitigate any chances of drinking contaminated water.

The first consideration to take into account is that tap water should not be ingested. That even means when brushing your teeth in an urban area. Most will choose to buy bottled water and if doing so make sure the cap has sealed properly. Plastic bottle reuse is a big problem, and with that being said there are other options on the market to assist in making water drinkable.

Mountain spring water is drinkable but if you use the purified tablet. The conservation area project also sells this tablet most of the trekking area. A guide will assist you to find out it also.

Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) Kathmandu Nepal, our company representatives are stationed to welcome you to the country. We request you to carefully look for your and company name placard being held by our representatives following the events upon landing. Our representatives will be responsible to escort you up to your hotel in Kathmandu.

There are many brokers, Taxi drivers, and trouble maker people offering you to carry your luggage and take you to your destination as you exit from the gate. We request you to pay no attention to these people and follow the company representatives and follow their instructions.

Before booking any tour or trekking please read all the terms and conditions thoroughly and call or email the company representative with any questions prior to making any payments.

Begin by filling out a booking form and pay the non-refundable deposit. Fill out the form completely and if any confusion contacts the company person so as not to disrupt the expediency of the process. The form may be submitted online or by downloading the form and mailing or Whatsapp the form to your company representative.

It is very important to understand all aspects of the chosen trip, from what’s included and excluded, to the level of service, or even what trip may be right for your level of experience and fitness. Take the time to get all the questions answered so that when booking the trip, it is without trepidation.

Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) is usually seen in un-acclimatized people shortly after ascent to high altitudes. The condition occurs due to the thinning of air as the altitude increases. The condition, if not taken seriously and treated immediately, can be life-threatening and its symptoms can be seen generally above 3200 meters.

The symptoms of Acute Mountain Sickness are nausea, vomiting, tiredness, shortness of breath, and cerebral pain. The itineraries are designed to properly acclimatize you to the change in high altitude climate and sufficient precautionary measures too are taken to take utmost caution for our valuable guests.

Our staff also equipped with cell phones and satellite phones (Option) in the occurrence of any emergency cases. We are greatly driven to keep the safety and security of our clients as our foremost concern.

Most expeditions, Adventurous trekking, and tours require that travel insurance and it is purchased prior to arriving in Nepal, but other normal treks and tours may not require. However, travel insurance is definitely an important consideration.

There are a number of reasons to consider insurance. Firstly, it may be required, so check to see what is being asked for by the company. Second, Nepal is a landlocked country, and there are only a few direct flights. Travel in and out from country can encounter some disruptions if purchasing insurance, make sure flight delays and cancellations also included. Always choose insurance that, though every safeguard is in place during your Holiday, there are always extenuating circumstances that may result in an accident during trekking & tours.

Read carefully printout of insurance policies to ensure that the trekking or any other activity you are engaging in is covered or not, as some policies have stopped covering trekking in certain places. If you are going above 5000 m or high always mention the policies so it’s cover the chopper service in the last condition. It is very important that if you have the comfort of good insurance, so do the research and choose carefully which makes your trip relaxing and joyful.

Nepal is an incredible and beautiful country of mixed of the White Mountains, deep valleys, Landscape, rivers, and green rolling hills. With this incredible diversity of landscapes, road travel can be extremely time consuming and flights within Nepal to reach popular trekking destinations is the easiest way. Not all the trekking destination has flight service so road transportation is the only option.

Mountainous terrain also comes with the possibility of in-climate weather. It mentions the incredibly high number of visitors during peak seasons makes internal flight delays a very real possibility. To manage this situation it may be helpful to have a few extras days on either end of your tour.

If any cancellations or flight delays do occur (high chances of flight delays from around Kathmandu to Lukla, Everest region, Pokhara to Jomsom, Annapurna region), we also provide services to arrange chopper on the last stage to help you to be on your schedule on the premises of Civil Aviation Rules in Nepal which state that helicopters can fly if the visibility is 1500m. The cost ranges from USD400 to USD650 according to the number of passengers.

The payment can be made either to the helicopter company or to us directly and can be made either by cash or using a credit card. It will be very helpful to purchase and review your insurance as some of the alternative measures for travel may be covered by the insurance companies. Flight insurance may cover changing your international flight if it is necessary.

During the trekking period, the accommodation is commonly referred to as teahouses. These are family-run basic lodges that fill the role of the restaurant, Dining hall, and boarding house for tourists.

Now a day’s electricity can be found in the rooms, which mean one light bulb, and one or two outlets for charging electronics. The common areas are also lit by electricity. Alternatively, teahouses may also use solar, hydroelectric, or have electrical lines running into the village, so the commonality and availability of electricity may vary. Still, a few of the trekking route electricity service is not available. Use the local traditional kerosene light.

Most of the teahouses have private rooms, though if the trek is in a more remote or high altitude place there are limited teahouses so season time dormitories are the norm. Most of the room has 2 single beds with basic bedding, and the bathroom is shared. Some of the places we can get the private bathroom also with a mix of western and squat style toilets in the bathrooms.

Breakfast and dinner are taken at the same teahouses and these lodges have large family style dining rooms centered on a stove or coal to provide heat basically in mountain areas. Most of the areas menu will have Nepali style western foods such as Pancake, pizza, Burger, fries, etc. Also on the menu is the traditional Nepali food Dal Bhat meal. This is a lentil soup with rice, vegetable, Pickle, or meat curry. Most menus will also offer a smattering of local cuisine.

A typical trekking day begins with the early morning breakfast around 7 am in the hotel. (Depend on the trekking region). It would advise you to pack your trekking gears in a duffle bag and essential supplies in your day pack after having breakfast; we begin the trek and head along the trail at around 8 am. The morning walk is more energetics to be longer as we begin with refreshed bodies and enthusiasm.

A good morning’s walk, we make a stop for lunch at around 11-12 pm. The lunch involves group meals enjoying the vicinity around the stop & enjoys the organic & local food in the mountain. After resting for about an hour or two, we resume our trek to reach teahouse or camp by 2-3 pm. The afternoon walk is relatively shorter and can involve games and side trips as organized by the trekking experienced guides.

You also can enjoy breaks during the trek to relax, read, and stroll around the area or doing yoga. You can explore with the local people and observe their lifestyle & culture. Dinner is served around 7-8 in the evening to round off the day.

There are main two seasons in which Nepal where the most amount of visitors visit. (September, October & November) being the most popular season which is also called the peak season in Nepal, and spring (March, April & May) coming in close behind which is also called the mini-season in Nepal.

The summer months of June, July, and August are the monsoon season and most of the time raining as such the trails are mostly washed out sometimes, and roads can sometimes be impassible due to landslide activates. Nevertheless, you can trek to rain-shadow regions like Upper Dolpo and Upper Mustang during the monsoon seasons. Nepal is a suitable destination for all seasons.

Winter is very dry & extremely cold and all the high passes become inaccessible due to ice and snow conditions. The temperature doesn’t usually fluctuate during the day time temperature is around 20-25 degrees. However, you gain the altitude the temperature decreases. The temperature can drop to around 0 to -25 degrees at night when staying at tented camps in Himalayan regions.

Winter trek in higher altitudes is not advised due to the danger of avalanches and also altitude sickness. Although some may enjoy the sight of the snow-covered mountains as you reach your destination.  However, the temperature does not change as much in lower mountain regions the nights are slightly colder than days’ time.

Autumn &Spring is the best timing for trekking in Nepal because the weather is generally warm and dry, and flowers are in bloom in the lower elevations of the country on the same time you can see the many festivals during that period.

Many people have questions as to what level of physical fitness is required for trekking in Nepal and that is extremely reliant on what activity the visitor is engaging in Nepal  With that said, for a standard easy trek to Extreme hard level of trekking.

The daily activity (trek) would be 5-6 hours,(depend on the trekking trail) and elevation will generally not exceed 5,600 meters like Everest Base Camp, Throng la passes, Chola passes treks and other passes or Base Camp but some of them are less than 4000m. The trekking day is involving both long steep climbs, and descents with a variety of terrain underfoot from well-trodden paths, to rocks covered with ice or snow, depending on the season.

Mostly a day would include a number of climbs or descents of 600 meters more or less, starting after the early morning breakfast, resting at a lunch place in the afternoon, then continuous trekking until arriving at the teahouse.

In preparation for the trekking in Nepal, it is important, to begin with, the basic training requirement at least 2 months before departing for trekking in Nepal. Two to three hours of aerobic exercise like running, walking, swimming, cycling & some gym work per week is the minimum and most will find it beneficial to add some basic strength training to their physical fitness routine required for the hard trekking and for normal and easy trek just have some physical fitness is enough. One of the best ways to prepare is to take practice hikes with a daypack roughly the same weight as what you will be taking during the trek. Your calf should be enough fit and prepare for trekking.

Mostly during the trekking calf paining or tired is the main issue. Do this only after a baseline of fitness has been reached. Moving fast is not our goal, will provide a more enjoyable and safe adventure trekking in Nepal for all easy and hard level.

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