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Travel Faqs

Travel Faqs

Travel Faqs

Where is Nepal? How can I get to Nepal?
Important question but very easy to answer and find this country! This small land locked South Asian country Nepal is located just between two large countries India and China. There is nothing in your map to confuse you. Though millions of people frequently visit Nepal and they never forget this heavenly nature, we have experienced many times that even university graduates and elderly people in Europe and America seem to be unfamiliar about it. After you visit it once, this precious land of Mount Everest, Lord Buddha and the brave Gurkhas is not so easy to forget.

One of the living witnesses of ancient civilization, Kathmandu is the capital city of this beautiful country. Tribhuvan International Airport located in Kathmandu is the only one international airport of Nepal that connects almost all of the countries in the world either directly or with one extra connection of some world famous transit points like London, Frankfurt, Qatar, Dubai, Hongkong, Singapore, Bangkok, Shanghai, Osaka, Tokyo, Delhi, Mumbai, and so on. The Travel or Air Ticketing agent near you can easily arrange tickets for you to fly to Nepal. If you get troubled, you also can contact us with your complete details so that we can arrange the flights for you to Nepal.

If you prefer to go India at first and enter Nepal later, you can fly from Delhi to Kathmandu, about one hour, at a good air fare, but be careful to book the ticket well in advance. You also can choose to travel overland from India to Nepal and you will find this option very wonderful to feel a large continent while crossing a single country but it may be more stressful than flying regarding safety, weather and other possible harassment.

If you prefer to go China or Tibet at first and enter Nepal later, you can either fly from some Chinese Airports or travel overland via Kodari immigration point. Before choosing overland travel, during Monsoon season, you should consider the chances of impassable conditions as well.

Is Nepal A Fascinating Trekking And Travel Destination? And Why?
Nepal is the country of approximately thirty million people of different races, tribes and ethnic groups living in different geographic regions and having hundreds of different costumes and languages. The total area of this tiny yet beautiful country is 147,181 square kilometer.

In Nepal are the world's highest mountain Mount Everest and other tens of highest mountains. In this sacred land was Lord Buddha born before two and half millennium. And indeed, from this ever sovereign country Nepal are the brave and dignified Gurkhas whom the world knows well. A Himalayan kingdom before but a federal democratic republic now, Nepal is, for sure, the only one country that offers the vastest range of beautiful scenic mountains and hills, other geographic structures along the trail of fabulous streams and rivers, nature, flora and fauna, people, cultures, traditions, customs, religions, languages, pilgrimage sites, and so on. Centuries old ancient and medieval Hindu temples and Buddha monasteries everywhere, living Goddess of Kathmandu, astonishing festivals, welcoming nature and friendly behavior of people all are to surprise you whether this is a real place of twenty first century’s busy and materialistic world.

A few ultimate adventure lovers can reach the summit of World's highest mountains, so others come to climb ice peaks or to trek or hike along the world famous walking trails of Mount Everest Region, Mount Annapurna Region, Langtang Region, Manaslu Region, etc. A large number of travelers also come for Mount Everest Flight (mountain flight), cultural tours, world heritage site tours, rafting, village tour and home stay, academic & research excursion, bungee jump and so on. Those who love floras and faunas and entertain wild life safari can choose national parks tour popularly known as elephant rides, bird watching, wild life jungle safari and many more. Finally, in each step, whether it is around the heritage sites of Kathmandu or Pokhara or Himalayan region or middle hills or the southern Terai region, you will be surprised by everything you see. As an agency, we can assure you that you can make a dauntless decision to choose Nepal as your next Trekking and Travel destination; your holiday will certainly be the best one.

Which Airlines And Airport Connect Nepal With My Country? What Are The Immigration Points Of Nepal?
Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu, is the only one international airport in Nepal. The following airlines have their international flights to Kathmandu right now. We have posted this content only for relevant information which our travelers need. Please note, the airlines companies listed below can change schedules or withdraw their flight services to and from Kathmandu without prior notice to us, and therefore, we are not responsible to guarantee the service.

Air China Biman Bangladesh Airways Cathay Pacific China Southern Airlines
Druk Air Etihad Airways GMG Airlines Gulf Air
Indian Airlines Jet Airways Jet Lite Korean Air
Nepal Airlines Corporation Pakistan Interantional Airways Qatar Airways Silk Air
Thai Airways International ArkeFly Kingfisher Airlines

The following are the immigration points which you can use for your entry to Nepal:

For all who come by international flights:

  • Immigration Office, Tribhuvan International Airport, KathmanduFrom India to Nepal – overland trip:
  • Immigration Office, Kakarvitta, Jhapa (Eastern Nepal)
  • Immigration Office, Birganj, Parsa (Central Nepal South)
  • 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)From Tibet to Nepal overland trip (but not for free individual exit):
  • Immigration Office, Kodari, Sindhupalchowk (Northern Border)For only visa matters, not for first entry:
  • Immigration Office, Pokhara (not the entry point)

Do I Need Passport And Visa To Enter Nepal? Where And How Can I Get It? How Much Does Nepal Visa Cost?
All foreigners except Indian citizens need passport and visa to enter Nepal. You can apply for Nepal visa at the Nepalese diplomatic missions in your country or neighboring country for your confidence. Another option is; Travelers and visitor are issued Nepal visa easily on their arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu and other immigration entry points listed in Q and A 3. You need valid passport, two copies of passport sized photographs and visa fee.

The Visa fees are as follows:

  • Multiple entry 15 days US$ 25 or equivalent convertible currency.
  • Multiple entry 30 days US$ 40 or equivalent convertible currency.
  • Multiple entry 90 days US$ 100 or equivalent convertible currency

Tourist Visa Extension
Visa extension fee for 15 days or less is US $ 30 or equivalent convertible currency and visa extension fee for more than 15 days is US$ 2 per day.
Tourist visa can be extended for a maximum period of 150 days in a single visa year (January - December).

Gratis (Free) Visa.
Gratis visa for 30 days available only for tourists of SAARC countries.
Indian nationals do not require visa to enter into Nepal.

Transit Visa
Transit visa for one day can be obtained from Nepal's immigration offices at the entry points upon the production of departure flight ticket via Tribhuvan International Airport in Nepal, by paying US $ 5 or equivalent convertible currency. Children under 10 years do not require a visa.

How Do I Get To The Hotel From Airport? Do You Have Airport Pick Up Service?
Yes, off course! We do pick up our clients who have booked any of our programs and notified the arrival time. One of our receiving staffs will be there on time at exit terminal of Airport. He will be carrying a name plate with your name, your country, our company (Mountain Guide Trek & Expedition) name and logo. Be very alert! You might be caught by wrong person. So, please, don’t forget to ask to show company identity card.

By the way, if you could not inform us about your arrival and if this is your first Nepal visit, the easiest and best option is to take a taxi to downtown Kathmandu. Thamel is the main tourist area of Kathmandu which is about 8 km from Airport. Most of the hotels, trekking and travel agencies and curio shopping areas are around Thamel. Before riding, just ask to fix the taxi fare or request to put on the meter, and it is fare if the taxi charges you about $ 2 to $ 2.5 or Euro 1.5 to 2.0. They are only to transport you from airport to the city but not to discuss about your travel plans, so do not involve in any discussion with them regarding your holiday plans, if you do so, you will have chance to be cheated.

If you are coming from Tibet or India by overland, just pass us your travel schedule, we will still be there at your Bus Park.

What is the weather and climate like in Nepal?
This question calls for some wonderful facts of geography and the weather variation in this small country of only about 130 miles average width and 500 miles average length. Within this tiny land, you can find only 60 meter high elevation to the world’s highest elevation Mount Everest, 8848 meters. Vast variation in Altitude and location has consequently resulted in very much in weather and climate of Nepal. There are four climatic seasons: Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter. Spring runs from March to May and the temperature fluctuates between 20* C to 30* C (68* F to 86* F). Summer is from June to August. These are the monsoon months with occasional evening thunderstorms and hot temperature with frequent rainfalls. Autumn starts from September and ends by November. During this period, the climate is dry and very mild temperature fluctuates between 20* C to 30* C (68* F to 86* F) while sky is very clear. This is the best season for Trekking and Travel and all other adventure activities in Nepal. Very cold mornings and evenings and quite sunny hot afternoons, winter starts in December and ends in February. During winter temperature fluctuates from 15* C to 20* C (59* F to 68* F). This is also comparatively a good time for trekking and travel in Nepal.

When is the best season to come to Nepal for Trekking and Tour?
According to the seasons, weather and climate which prevail here in Nepal, the best months to come for trekking and Travel in Nepal are from September to December, and February to May. After August, monsoon will just end and clear skies with most favorable temperature will spread the most pleasing environment. This welcomes the main Hindu Festivals of Dashain and Tihar throughout October and November. This time is really to enchant all Nepalese people and foreign travelers which you will see everywhere around any of the crowded travel destinations and trekking trails.

Other months, kept aside from those best months but not so adverse, are also good for city and world heritage sightseeing, low altitude hiking, village tour and wildlife safaris, mountain flights, etc. As monsoon prevails through June, July and August, we generally don’t recommend this duration for those prospective travelers interested in varieties of adventure activities at once.

What is the weather and climate like in Nepal?
This question calls for some wonderful facts of geography and the weather variation in this small country of only about 130 miles average width and 500 miles average length. Within this tiny land, you can find only 60 meter high elevation to the world’s highest elevation Mount Everest, 8848 meters. Vast variation in Altitude and location has consequently resulted in very much in weather and climate of Nepal. There are four climatic seasons: Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter. Spring runs from March to May and the temperature fluctuates between 20* C to 30* C (68* F to 86* F). Summer is from June to August. These are the monsoon months with occasional evening thunderstorms and hot temperature with frequent rainfalls. Autumn starts from September and ends by November. During this period, the climate is dry and very mild temperature fluctuates between 20* C to 30* C (68* F to 86* F) while sky is very clear. This is the best season for Trekking and Travel and all other adventure activities in Nepal. Very cold mornings and evenings and quite sunny hot afternoons, winter starts in December and ends in February. During winter temperature fluctuates from 15* C to 20* C (59* F to 68* F). This is also comparatively a good time for trekking and travel in Nepal.

Are Nepal and its capital city Kathmandu safe and secure to travel?
You really should not worry about it. Nepal is not a risky country to travel, especially for foreigners. The most hospitable and friendly Nepali people are unbelievably conscious for their help and respect towards tourists. No city and country can be declared 100% safe, so Kathmandu and the whole country Nepal are. But the crime rate is very low and there is almost no incident of attack on tourists. In case of any such incident, Tourist police in Kathmandu and other city areas are alert enough to overcome the trouble. As we are very sensitive towards our clients’ our office is always in effective communication status with our clients, trekking / tour guides and other field staffs. However, we suggest you to apply some precautions from your side. Do not bring valuables; ask us for a guide for any kinds of outings, do not believe individuals. Do not get closed with any newly introduced local or foreigner and limit your night life outings. During trekking and travel outside Kathmandu, don’t leave your guide, try to walk in group if you are in remote walking trail, do not go out of Hotel without information anywhere. Do not carry huge sum of cash, rather, use traveler’s cheque or credit cards, keep your cash, credit cards and travel documents like passport in money belt strongly strapped around your waist. Be careful enough whether your bags and luggage are properly locked and kept safe. If you apply these common precautions, sure, nothing will come to disturb your safety and security.

What is Tea House (Lodge) Trek? How do you organize it?
Along the main Trekking and Walking Trails in Nepal, you can find small, simple and clean Teahouses or lodges. This type of trekking includes Trekking in Everest Region, Trekking in Annapurna Region, Trekking in Langtang Region, Trekking in Manaslu Region, Trekking in Helambu Region, etc. In this type of trekking, you will find comparatively well developed people, tourism infrastructures and facilities. You are well guided by your guide and also accompanied by porters if you need. In these trails you can find typical Nepali food, Rice and Daal (Dalbhat in Nepali), and almost all western cuisines. Taking lunch usually somewhere along the trail, after 5 - 7 hours per day walking, your dinner, overnight accommodation and breakfast is usually in small but very nice guest houses, lodges and hotels. These all are arranged by our company and guides, you are absolutely free to engage yourself in your holiday happiness.

What is Camping Trek? How do you organize it?
Quite different from teahouse trekking, camping trekking doesn’t depend on teahouses, lodges or hotels for your breakfast, lunch, dinner and shelter. Simple, the team stays at camps using own logistics. Completely organized and supported by our field team of guides, sherpas, cooks, and porters in carrying tents and all the trekking gears, foods, fuels and water, personal belongings, cooking very hygienic meals for you, camping trek provides you with the wonderful opportunity to avoid busy city life and interact with the nature directly. You will depend on tents, mattresses and down-filled sleeping bags for your dining and sleeping. You only need to carry your small bag and money belt if you need. A camping trek is simply characterized by early morning wake up, a cup of tea, breakfast before starting trek, trekking for about 3 – 4 hours, lunch at middle spot, again 3- 4 hours trek and ultimately the next camp. You are again served with water and tea while fixing the safe shelter, ultimately dinner and good night sleep.

What is Wilderness / Off the beaten path trekking? Can I do it?
It is a type of camping trek in the regions in which there are no teahouses, lodges or hotels and the difficulty level is very high in terms of walking, arranging and outsourcing logistics like trekking gears, fuels, food and water. Wilderness or off the beaten path treks are for the trekkers who prefer to win over the way through commonly unseen, unspoiled and unexploited off the beaten paths to high mountains and glaciers, hidden valleys and extreme remoteness and unbelievably diverse ecosystems of those areas.

Characterized by the perfection of extreme adventure, demanding much more permission and logistic supports than in a normal camping trek, this kind of trekking is supposed to be the ultimate way to feel the thrilling experience of embracing truly beautiful nature offered by the earth.

What is a tailor made trip?
A tailor made trip? What is it? You may understand it clearly by the terms "Self customized trip" or "A trip designed by yourself".

In addition to the Most Popular Trekking and Travel Programs normally offered by us, we always have been successful in adding novelties and extra adventures in our programs. Still we agree that nothing can always be perfect. Likewise, our programs can not be the perfect option for all prospective and repeating clients. If you have traveled once or twice in an area, if you have collected very thorough information about an area and activity, if you have been suggested by your friend or any referee to look for something new, you are most likely to prefer a new program designed by yourself and go for it. That’s why we are looking for you to share with us and make it done.

Schedule of your own, budget estimated by yourself, uniqueness of your own desires, sometimes odd places that are not usually introduced your own reasons behind your customized trips, all are yours; and we are here to evaluate and finalize the possibilities, prepare for trip, guide and help you throughout the total duration of the package. Our expert team designs and works hard for the most suitable package for you.

Now, isn’t it your turn to tell us when and where you want to go, where you want to stay, what you want to do and what you expect with us?

What does the Grading of Trekking means?
Grading of Trekking means the difficulty trekkers usually experience. If you don’t have any prior idea and experience of trekking in Himalayan region and you decide without considering your personal physical and mental status, problems may arise immediately. The more you are healthy, younger and stronger, experienced and mentally determined, the more chances you can choose more difficult treks. If you are not so young and strong, experienced, physically and mentally fit to make decision for difficult treks, we suggest you to go for easy and moderate kinds of treks.

Easy Treks - Easy treks are characterized by short duration; usually up to 5 days, short walking time of 3- 5 hours per day, altitude up to about 3000 meter, no need of prior experience and physical preparation, well maintained trails and frequent rests.

Moderate Treks - Moderate Treks are characterized by quite higher altitude up to about 4000 meter, 6 -7 hours per day walking, quite rough and tiresome walking trails for around one week. Prior experience, physical and mental preparations are certainly preferred and helpful for this kind of treks. You need to be positive and firm in your interests. Though very rare, there is possibility of high altitude.

Difficult Treks - Since trekkers should walk through very rough trails for about 7 hours daily and pass the altitude of about 5000 meter, they should be physically and mentally very fit, knowledgeable about the necessary precautions and they need previous trekking experiences of at least moderate treks. You should be ready to walk on snow covered trails, to face high altitude and difficulty in breathing. Being cautious, feeling positive and passing distances with determination is the best way to make it done.
In addition to this, there are also extremely challenging and difficult treks above 5000 meters, in which, of course, you need all things as in difficult treks and in addition, you also need good experience of rock / ice climbing, technical knowledge of using ice axe and crampons, walking on glaciers. Before going for this trek, join class, share knowledge and ideas with the experienced trekkers and make a cool decision whether you can make it or not.

What kind of guide is provided for me?
During your trekking and tour, your guide is almost like the jack-of-all-trade. He is the most responsible person to lead you and make your dreams come on the ground while you are on the trip. Licensed to guide tourists in trekking and tours by Ministry of Tourism, Government of Nepal, our guides are all Nepali Natives who speak English very fluently. As we also have the most fluent Japanese guides in our market, and guides who speak European languages very good. All guides are from the northern Himalayan region of our country and they are trained and experienced in First Aid, Rock and Ice Climbing, High Altitude Sickness and so on. The most hospitable and friendly team of guides and porters are who have made us so strong until now.

How long do we walk in average per day during trekking?
Usually, it is 5 to 7 hours per day on average. It covers about 8 to 15 kilometers depending upon the nature of trekking trail, your own situation and our program. If your condition does not favor you to walk so long hours and distance, you can share your problem with your guide, he will make everything fine. You are given the maximum possible consideration and flexibility to be fine with your own conditions, weather, geography and the environmental factors encountered.

Does my age and experience affect in my Trekking, Hiking and Tour?
Though age and experience don’t make so drastic difference in easy and moderate trekking and other tour programs, these should be considered well enough before choosing difficult and extremely difficult types of treks. First of all, it is better to know about the difficulties of trekking / hiking and types of tours and then match one or more with your own conditions. Though you are not so experienced, young and strong, you should not worry about your chances to trek, hike or travel in Nepal because we do have a vast range of programs from which you can pick and also we can recommend for you the perfect option.

Beside Trekking, Expeditions and Cultural tours, what other adventure activities may I opt for?
Here is the list of the adventure activities we organize and operate. You can choose any one or more from these options.
Trekking and Hiking in Nepal
City Tour / Sightseeing
Mountain Peak Climbing
Cultural Tours
Bungy Jump
Mountain Expedition
Festival Tours
Ultralight Flight
Mountain Flight
World Heritage Site Tours
Chartered Helicopter Tour
Village Tours / Home Stay
Tailor Made / Customized Trips
Pilgrimage Tours
Trekking & Travel in Tibet
National Park Tours
Trekking & Travel in Bhutan
Wildlife Jungle Safari
Trekking & Travel in India
Academic / Research Excursion
For more information on services and activities which you can choose from, please go to home service and activities.

I like Nepali language very much. I want to learn Nepali language. What is the best idea to learn Nepali language?
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Thank you very much for your appreciation. Thank you especially for your interest in learning Nepali language. Though it is not possible for all and also it is not necessary for our clients to learn Nepali as we have very good Trekking and Tour Guides who speak English, Japanese, French, Spanish and other European languages very fluent. It is an excellent idea to learn some frequently used greeting words, asking welfares, phrases and sentences before you go for travel or trekking in Nepal and speak Nepali there. Isn’t it very lively and interactive if you could visit rural and indigenous people, greet them in Nepali language, ask about their welfare and lives, talk about their language, culture, and also share about yourself?

During these many years, majority of our clients for whom we organized and operated trekking and tours showed very deep interest in learning Nepali language. Some wanted only to learn to speak a few words and sentences and other showed interest to have good knowledge of Nepali language.

So, we have now included this section in our website. Now Click Here to learn Nepali language daily online through our website. Or you also can consult with us about your difficulties, progress and request further help.
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What clothes, equipments and tools do I need to bring for Trekking or Travel in Nepal?
While choosing clothes, equipments and tools before traveling and trekking in Nepal, you should give the first priority to keep you warm, dry, comfortable and safe. Also you should keep in mind that your packing is better not to make overweight. Traveling with light luggage and bag is very comfortable. The number of items and their kinds you need depend on your plan, season, destination, etc,; it means when, where and what kind of trekking or tour you are going help you decide what to bring. The following are some important clothes, equipments and tools that you may need. Just ask us once before departure for Nepal to confirm the necessary items you should bring with you.
• For short and low altitude trekking or hiking, fleece jackets and pants with other normal garments work sufficient.
• For high altitude treks, you need down jackets, long sleeved shirts and T-shirts, fleece jackets and jumpers, trekking trousers, thermal under clothing, thicker pants, etc.
• Waterproof and wind-proof jackets and pants to be protected from strong and cold wind.
• Trekking shoes or Mountain Trekking boots and light sandals as you requirement.
• Good quality socks both woolen and cotton, woolen hats, sun hats, gloves, Light scarf or neckerchief
• Light weight Down sleeping bag
• Sun glasses & goggles
• Drinking water bottle, usually two, and water purifying tablets
• Flash light, headlamps with spare batteries and bulbs
• Walking poles, if you think you need
• Well maintained back pack and day pack with water proof cover
• Medical and first aid kit, Sun block for lips, Sun lotion
• Padlock or combination lock
• Cameras, Binoculars, Walkman
• Guide Books, Route Maps, Diaries, Phone book, Reading books, and pens
• Towels & Toiletries
Though you may opt possible equipments to bring from your place, and also we recommend doing so regarding the lighter things, most mandatory items are also available in Kathmandu or Pokhara to buy or hire. We will help you to buy or hire necessary items of good quality at good price.

What are Trekking Permit and TIMS? Do I need these cards?
TIMS stands for Trekkers’ Information Management System. To maintain a fully systematic, computerized database of trekkers and trekking routes, use this database for trekkers’ safety and security, carry out search and rescue operations in case of natural calamities and other accidents by means of Authentic Information Service, Government of Nepal has made the provision that trekkers need TIMS card to go trekking. The database maintained has been very useful for concerned government, organization, diplomatic mission and research purpose.

Free Individual Tourist (FIT) can get TIMS card from Nepal Tourism Board (Kathmandu and Pokhara office) or Trekking Agency’s Association of Nepal Office (Kathmandu or Pokhara) at US$ 20 on regular hours of working days. Organized group tourists (company organized) can get TIMs card from their host Trekking Company at the required payment and the company enters and keep the date safe in central database. For TIMs, trekkers need a copy of Passport and two copies of Passport sized photographs.

The revenue collected by distributing TIMS card is used basically for the administrative expenses incurred during its preparation and distribution, betterment of Nepali Tourism, welfare of trekking workers, corporate social responsibility and develop infrastructures, trekking trails and work for sustainable tourism development.

Trekking Permits
Trekking permit, is an entry permit card provided for all the trekkers to go trekking in Nepal’s interior parts (except some) known as trekking trails. Now, Everest Trekking Region, Annapurna Trekking Region and Langtang Trekking Region are "Permit Free Trekking Areas" but trekkers in these areas require paying and getting entrance cards for entry into National Parks or Conservation Areas. As trekking permit or entrance cards are mandatory, for our clients, our staffs are here to process and provide the cards for your comfort.

Trekkers should be obtained The Trekking permit for the following trekking areas. The areas and required fees are as follows:

Trekking Permit Fee
Lower Dolpo, Kanchenjunga, Gaurishankar and Lamabagar
Equivalent to US $ 10 per person per week

US$ 50 (Dec-Aug) per person per week and US$ 7 for each extra day US$
70 (Sep-Nov) per person per week. and US$ 10 for each extra day

Humla - Simikot - Yari
US$ 50 per person per week. For 7 days and US$ 7 per person per extra day

Upper Mustang and Upper Dolpo
US$ 500 per person for the first ten days and US$ 50 per person per day

Chekampar and Chunchet of Gorkha district
US$ 35 (Sep-Nov) per person for 8 days
US$ 25 (Dec-Aug) ) per person for 8 days
Trekking through the National Parks and Conservation areas are as follows:

Trekking Permit Fee

Annapurna Conservation Area US$ 32.00 per person
Makalu Barun Conservation Area US$ 32.00 per person
Manaslu Conservation Area  US$ 32.00 per person
Langtang National Park US$ 32.00 per person
Sagarmatha( Everest National Park ) US$ 32.00per person
Shivapuri Conservation Area US$ 4.00 per person
Rara National Park US$ 15.00 per person
Shey Phoksundo National Park US$ 15.00 per person
Chitwan National Park US$ 15.00 per person
Bardia National Park

US$ 15.00 per person

What is High Altitude Sickness? Do your trekking guides and staffs have good knowledge in First Aid and High Altitude Sickness?
Altitude sickness is also known as acute mountain sickness (AMS) or altitude illness. It is the effect of high altitude on human caused by the exposure to low pressure of oxygen at high elevation. In Nepal’s Himalayan region, the trekkers who rapidly ascend to higher elevations above about 3000 meters can be affected by it. At first it shows some nonspecific symptoms resembling flu or hangover. Though we can not make any specific prediction who are vulnerable to this illness, precautions and necessary acclimatization can be helpful to avoid it. Oxygen and medicine can help the patient recover but going down to lower altitude slowly adds to the effect of medicine. Some primary symptoms of Altitude Sickness are lack of appetite, nausea or vomiting, dfatigue or weakness, izziness lightheadedness, insomnia, pins and needles, shortness of breath upon exertion, nosebleed, persistent rapid pulse, drowsiness, general malaise and swelling of hands, feet or face, diarrhea, etc.

Yes, our trekking guides and staffs are well trained and knowledgeable about first aid and to find out the danger and deal properly with the problems related to Altitude sickness, other sicknesses, accidents and injuries as well to an extent possible. Additionally, rare cases may need helicopter evacuation, this depends on the extent of sickness; our field staffs and our Kathmandu office are attentive enough to overcome this situation well.

What if I get sick or injured severely?
You can find shortly trained medical practitioners to qualified doctors and small public hospitals in district headquarters and small mountainous towns outside of Kathmandu and other cities. But usually, they are not good enough for your severe sickness or injury. You even can’t get good treatment in public hospitals of Kathmandu because of outdated technologies and crowd of patients from all over the country. So, if you get sick or injured severely out of Kathmandu, it is better to try to take medicines or first aids if possible and try to get to Kathmandu as soon as possible. In Kathmandu you better choose one of the best private hospitals or nursing homes which do have good doctors and are fairly equipped to deal with any kind of emergency medical services. Additionally, rare cases may need helicopter evacuation, this depends on the extent of sickness; our field staffs and our Kathmandu office are attentive enough to overcome this situation well.

Do I need travel insurance before travel? What does it help for? What about the insurance of your travel staffs?
Yes, when you are going to a foreign country for adventure and some risky activities as well, it is obviously worth paying for insurance. You recommended you that you insure with a policy that covers all the risks involved in activities that you are going to participate in, emergency helicopter rescue, medical expenses, theft or loss of your valuables. Note that you should keep the receipts and insurance policy safe so that insurance can be claimed on time when you need it. In case of high altitude sickness, any other sicknesses or other injuries, you need to get medical prescriptions and bills to make claims. In case of theft, to make a claim, you need to make a report from Interpol section of Nepal police here in Kathmandu.

While we strongly suggest our clients to be insured, it is our obvious duty to insure our guides and other trekking and travel staffs to prevent them from facing damages that can't be recovered. We are serious enough about the rights of our workers and so our team is strong enough and cooperative to run this company effectively and efficiently.

How can I pay Mountain Guide for "Trip Bookings and the total travel costs"?
After you decide to book the trip and make a partial or total payment for it, you can go to the specific program and click book the trip button and fill and submit the form. Or you can send us an email or write in enquiry form about your desire to book our trip.

You can make payments
· Online payment by credit cards or
· You can send us the filled form of "Credit card payment format"
· You can make wire transfer (TT) (Transfer the payment to our Bank account number) of the amount with your details and inform us with a copy of your payment receipt. Our Bank details are:
Account Holder's Name: Mountain Guide Trek & Expedition Pvt. Ltd.
House No. 30, Bhagawati Marg, Thamel, Kathmandu, Nepal
Bank Name and Address: Himalayan Bank Limited, Treidevi Marg, Thamel Kathmandu, Nepal
Account Number:
Swift Code:

What about the cancellation of booked trips and flights?
We expect all our valued clients to go through our website and read in detail about the program, its costs and other related things very well. After that you can book the package or if you still have confusion, you can send email or submit an enquiry to know much more and be clear. This gives you the most excellent chance to avoid all the confusions and prefer the program with required knowledge.

We understand there is very less chance that you cancel the booked flights and trips in normal conditions. Still, any unavoidable reason behind can result in a situation that you should cancel the bookings. In this case, first, we suggest you to read our company terms and conditions of booking, payment and cancellation and then you can contact us with your problem and condition. We are very flexible in understanding your situation and problems, so in case of cancellation, we will refund your deposits strictly according to the terms and conditions published and agreed.

Can I get telephone and internet in Himalayan region?
Yes, there are telephones in most of the rest points in all trekking routes except a few places at the highest elevations. Internet facility is available in all cities, district headquarters, small district towns and some populated rest points in trekking regions. If you had come to Nepal before some years and gone for trekking, now, you can see vast improvements in information and communication. So, don’t worry, your beloveds will not be disconnected from your welfare messages while you are in Nepal.

What about eating, sleeping and drinking water, their quality and hygiene during Trekking?
It is the most important among few good questions. Your health and success of adventure activity are directly affected by our eating and sleeping. Keeping this important thing in mind, we always manage your accommodation in at least 3* star hotels (or better if you demand) in Kathmandu and the best lodges, guest houses along trekking trails which do not have less quality than star hotels of Kathmandu. Whether in Kathmandu, Pokhara or during Trekking (or Tour, you will be served very good and hygienic foods of your preferences in rotation which are prepared by well trained and experienced cooks of lodge or hotel in Teahouse Trek and by our experienced cooks in camping treks. We frequently monitor the quality of foods which the hotels provide our clients and also train our camping trek kitchen staffs on quality and hygiene. Regarding drinking water, usually boiled and/or tablet purified or bottled water is served. In fact, there is never any negligence and contamination in foods and drinks, and so, all our clients leave for us or send excellent feedbacks.

Is your company environmentally conscious and socially responsible?
From our side
Yes, our company is environmentally conscious and socially responsible. We are very active in persuading the whole tourism industry and society by spreading the message to save environment, nature and culture through exemplary commitments and practices of eco friendly responsible tourism.

We understand the bitter truth that Environmental Hazards and Global Warming have making our mother earth worse day by day. Possibility of the most hazardous effects in Nepal Himalaya Region, we have acknowledged that it is our duty to leave this beautiful earth environmentally not exploited and develop it much refreshing for our coming generations. So, should we stop tourism? No, rather, keeping this serious issue in our priority concern, we always strive to protect the Himalayan natural spirit by various field actions. We inspire and encourage all our field staffs and visitors not to take anything natural away other than the photographic adventurous memories, only leave bio-degradable and burnable disposals and bury them safely and use bags to collect all non biodegradable utilities like plastic bags, bottles and metals to dispose later. We encourage all service providers in trekking trails not to use wood for cooking foods, heating water, warming up rooms or any similar purpose. The more greenery we save, the richer and healthier we are.

Furthermore, we have been associated with many non government and nonprofit organizations and contributed for sustainable development of the environmental and natural richness of Himalayan region, remote villages and the deprived peoples, environment, culture and tourism.

Can you do something as our client and responsible traveler?
Yes, you can do a lot. Most foreign visitors have high rate of daily consumptions and they visit environmentally the most vulnerable mountain areas, rivers, lakes, national parks, forests and so on. So, if you, as an individual, tried to make a simple step to save nature and its beauty, it would worth great value. While living and traveling around cities or entertaining trekking to mountain areas, we suggest just not to forget what you can do and what you should not do to keep environment more refreshing until your next visit and forever.

In addition, do not use water unnecessarily. It will help city people in their water supply. During your trekking and travel, please give support and appreciations to all who do not use firewood for energy and fuels they need and encourage to use kerosene, electricity, solar energy and wind energy. Again you save greenery more, greenery saves you more. Please don’t leave any non biodegradable litter made of plastics and metals in Himalayan region and don’t pollute water sources, rivers and lakes. Isn’t it really easy to help save nature?

Socially and culturally, you are always expected to respect the local cultures, costumes, traditions, religions and social values and not to abuse them regardless of your socio-cultural and religious background and values.

What dangers annoyances can I expect in city and trekking or travel duration?
Because of lack of true information and superficial reporting, sometimes, we become victim of bad news regarding the possibility of much dangers and annoyances. But Nepal is remarkably safe to travel. Still, no place in the earth can guarantee hundred percent safety and security, so everyone should expect to encounter some annoying factors, but if you are careful, you can avoid it easily and without any help.

In Kathmandu, Travelers should be careful with scams of gem dealers, footpath beggars, young kids on road asking some money, food, water or milk and the holy men trying to bless you with “Tika” and demanding payment later. Other minor hassles include unnecessarily insisting and irritating sellers of flute, chess-set, musical instruments and hashish suppliers, etc. In addition, travel agency touts and freelance street trekking guides and sometimes taxis and rickshaws also try to offer you some good accommodation and travel packages. Pollution, noise of very old vehicles and very busy but unsystematic traffic are also something unpleasant but it is only in some parts of Kathmandu. Note it carefully, in Nepal, traffic is left hand side.

A few annoyances prevail in all places of the world, these all mentioned above may make you quite annoyed but we never expect anyone to interpret these things as dangers. There is usually no danger involved in traveling in Nepal. If there are really not so dangerous things at all, then some annoyances may add joy and spices to your holiday experiences.

Some precautions helpful for your better safety, security and overcoming troubles:
- Registering with your embassy in Kathmandu about your arrival, trekking or tour and departure; in case you could not do it, we will help you do so.
- Try to completely avoid the disturbances, if there is any, on the road; do not involve in any discussions with any kind of scammer.
- Never store valuables or money in your hotel room. In case of theft or any remarkable harassment, try the tourist police, or if there aren’t any, the local police station near.
- Try not to travel, trek or hike alone at any cost. Discuss what kind of guide and other staffs are provided; in our case you are introduced with our very honest, intelligent and professional guide and staffs for your confidence about security during your trip.
- Be familiar with symptoms and primary treatment of altitude sickness when trekking, try and observe necessary acclimatization before ascending high.
- Avoid travelling by night buses, and, flights are much more comfortable and secure than buses.
- It is better to keep photocopies of your passport, travel document, visa page, flight tickets and traveler’s cheques separate from the original ones.
We hope this may help you to the optimum. Mountain Guide Trek & Expedition is always very careful and attentive; so our staffs always monitor about the whereabouts, safety and security of our valued guests.

What about curio shopping and Thangka Paintings?
Kathmandu attracts many visitors as a splendid museum of ancient and medieval architectures and a shopping paradise for real artworks. Embroidered clothes, Tibetan carpets, pottery, masks and puppets, metal works, jewelleries, wood carving, statues, Khukuri (traditional Nepali brand of knife) and Thangka Paintings are what tourists can find worth buying to fulfill their desire of curio shopping. For your reference, be assured, you also can purchase many international brands of personal utilities like garments, shoes, sunglasses, portable electronics and so on.

Thangka painting is the traditional Tibetan Painting portraying ceremonial and religious subjects such as wheel of life, known as Mandala. Normal traditional thangkas can be cheaper, but the cost depends on its various aspects which only experienced painters, painting entrepreneurs or painting enthusiasts know in detail.

What about Tibet Visa & Tour?
Kathmandu, being the center of ancient trading route between Tibet and India, it is also the best natural gateway to Tibet. Very few companies have special knowledge and experience in organizing Trekking and Tours in Tibet through Nepal. Both flying and overland tour from Kathmandu to Lhasa and Lhasa to Kathmandu are possible. But it is unfortunate that you cannot get visa for Tibet yourself as a free individual tourist without booking tour package. But when you buy a trekking or tour package for Tibet with us, we will then take care of all the tour programs, visa matters and other formalities. For more information please go through the pages on Tibet or send us enquiry describing all your interests.

What about India Visa & Tour?
Most probably there are very few couples of countries in the world that share so many socio-cultural characters as Nepal and India do. Still, as both Nepal and India possess tremendous variations in each and every aspects of the country themselves and the people. So it is worth visiting one after another of these two South Asian countries. Because of hundreds of year long socio-cultural relationships, free border for the natives of these two countries, similarities of immigration and administrative systems, travelers can usually expect hassle free visa process and travel on the way and around as well; common sense precautions are always necessary though. You can fly or travel overland from Kathmandu to many Indian cities and vice versa. Traveling overland is always of more adventurous type than flying; flying saves your time and is more comfortable.

What about other South Asian Country tour including Bhutan tour?
South Asia is a unique part of the world that has to offer much more distinct and varieties of experiences than that of the rest of the world. If the world has still something living since the ancient and the medieval civilization, culture and traditions, one of that is South Asian socio-cultural character. Regarding our programs, we also organize and operate tours in Bhutan. Besides, Maldives, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Pakistan are other good destinations that you can choose to visit.

I still could not find the answer of my question, what should I do? 
Our comprehensive website and this page of Travel Frequently Asked Questions are to help you get crystal clear idea about frequently raised questions. And we hope you have got almost all necessary information you need for the programs we organize and your match.
Still, if you did not find Question/Answer that you feel necessary to know, you are always welcome with an enquiry through our contact details or inquiry form or email to info@mountainguidetrek.com. You will get very quick, detailed, clear and perfect reply from our international corresponding team.
Good luck!