Q 1. Is Nepal Safe to travel? How can I get there?
Nepal is one of the most peaceful places you can visit with easy access and simple visa documentation processes. Travelers of any age, race, or gender can be a part of many places here. Similarly, you can get limited access to some of the restricted areas too with permits and guides.
As a landlocked country, you will have to choose one of the two ways of entering this country, i.e., through air or land. The air medium is recommended for a simple and straightforward way to get in Nepal. However, if you are looking forward to driving to Nepal, there are multiple entry points from India and China to reach here.
Q 2. Can I get a Nepal Visa on Arrival?
Yes, you can get your visa at the Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) after your landing or through any of the land entry points in the border. The process is easy, and we will help you through it as well. However, you can also get your Nepali visa through the Nepalese embassy in your country prior to your actual visit here. You will need to pay the visa charges in USD and must have two extra PP size photos for the visa. The general visa charges depend upon the duration of your stay in Nepal.
The elementary charges are shown below:-
- Multiple Entry for 15 days:- US$ 25 or equivalent Nepali Currency
- Multiple Entry for 30 days:- US$ 40 or equivalent Nepali Currency
- Multiple Entry for 90 days:- US$ 100 or equivalent Nepali Currency
Q 3. Do you provide Airport Pickup facilities? How about other transport systems in Nepal?
Yes, We do provide airport pickup as well as transfer facilities. In cases of long-distance flight or buses, you will have to use more convenient means of traveling which our guides will suggest you throughout your program. We may encounter some of the well-built roads to the point of our trekking commencement, whereas in some cases you might get the opportunity to experience off-road adventure too. You have flying options to most of the destination where the road is not easily accessible. Similarly, Public vehicle (small or big) is also available in most of the road throughout Nepal.
Q 4. Am I fit enough for the trek?
The condition of being fit for any of the trekking programs in Nepal depends completely on the category of the trek. You might select the one with a bit relaxed situation or one with challenging sectors according to your health. You might do some general fitness test and involve into some of the Home exercises prior to the trek to prepare for trekking.
Q 5. Will our guides be reliable and trustworthy throughout the trek? Can I tip him/her?
The guides provided by Himalayan pic Du Midi had done the same trail at least a dozen times before we will hand him/her for your assistance. They are well prepared and trained to tackle almost every possible complications during the trek. Adding to it, he/she has sound knowledge and skills of essential medical treatment and speak the local language fluently. So, you can trust and rely upon our guide for any queries, suggestions, and aid throughout your trekking program. Tipping is not compulsory. However, you can tip the guide at the end of your trek, if it means much to you.
Q 6. What kind of Weather and Trail should we expect and prepare for while trekking in the Himalayas?
Weather in the Himalayas can change in an instant. We will monitor the weather throughout the trek to warn you and the guides for any hazards or an abrupt change of the weather. Your safety is our top priority. Hence we only conduct the treks if the condition is feasible for comfortable trekking to the destination points. With the change in weather, one can expect the difference in the trail conditions; Our guides are well prepared for any rerouting situations so be relived in such circumstances.
Q 7. Tell us some more about the food and drinking water facilities in the trek?
The food options include some good variety of options in the lower regions of Himalayas. However, with the gain in altitude, the selections become slim. The fundamental staple of Dal Bhat and Tarkari will be available in any destination with options of some additional protein. (You can carry some energy bars with you because in some of the treks the distance between two settlements might get big. Similarly, we can find drinking water taps throughout most of the trails, and the higher destinations are prosperous with fresh water sources. For extra precaution, you can carry chlorine tablets or use SODIS methods to purify the water.
Q 8. Are there accessible ATM or any other money withdrawal facilities in required parts of Nepal?
Yes, there are plenty of options for money withdrawal and exchange points throughout the capital and the major cities in Nepal. However, it gets slim as we move higher towards the Himalayas. We suggest you prepare the Cash that you might require in the trek before starting it in Kathmandu as a card is not accepted in the rural areas the transactions must be done entirely in cash which you should keep in the account as well.
Q 9. What are the Accommodation status and facilities while trekking in Nepal?
Throughout the main trekking routes, which is commercial, you can find well-facilitated hotels to stay for the night. In case of some other trails, you will have to stay in village teahouses providing you with basic food and beds. In most of these places prepare for Squat Toilets and cold shower during the trek. Similarly, few of the other treks may require staying in Tents which will be managed by the company itself.
Q 10. What are the best times to trek in Nepal?
You can witness a different shade of Himalayas in every season of trekking in Nepal. We suggest you eradicate the extreme winter seasons while trekking through the high passes. Having said that, you can do most of the treks from mid-September to November (autumn) and from March to May (Spring) for best trekking experiences. Similarly, you can strategically overlap the trek with some local festivals for better results here.
Q 11. Do you also arrange flights to Nepal and What about the insurance facilities?
We do arrange the tickets and routes for your domestic flight needs; however, in case of International flights, we will suggest you some of the best Ticketing service providers worldwide for your safe and timely arrival/departure. The travel insurance is of no concern for the company, and you must have these insurances before the trip for assuring the best of relief in case of cancelation or emergencies in the trek. So, we highly suggest you do have proper insurance covering these unforeseen situations in Nepal.