Where is Nepal?
Nepal is an Asian country located in the lap of Himalayas between two giant countries China and India. Nepal shares its three side’s borders with India and one side with China. Nepal is the land of Mount Everest and birthplace of Gautama Buddha. The picturesque landscapes, the winding rivers and silver shining mountains make Nepal alluring to visit.
What is Nepal best known for?
Nepal is best known for Mount Everest, the highest mountain peak in the world and the birthplace of Gautama Buddha. Similarly, Nepal has eight of 14 highest mountains in the world. Nepal’s diversity in culture and nature fascinate the tourist from the world and they find it one of the most fabulous tourists destinations in the world, a must visit place.
Can I get visa on arrival?
Yes, it is an easy process to get visa on your arrival. You will just follow a few steps like filling up the visa form, paying for it and getting the receipt and you will have Nepal visa on your hand.
Different charges on ‘On arrival Visa for Nepal’ on day’s basis
15 days- 25 USD
30 days- 40 USD
90 days- 100 USD
Is Nepal politically safe and stable?
Yes, Nepal is politically safe and stable now.10 years back, the country was struck in conflict between Maoist and Nepal Government. But now, all sorts of conflicts are settled peacefully and promulgated new constitution for Nepal. People rights now have clear rights and duties and move accordingly. Nepal doesn’t have any political and religious violence right now.
How to enter Nepal?
We can enter Nepal in two ways: airways and roadways. If you are flying to Nepal, you have find out the nearest airport from where you live. Some international airports like Bangkok, Seoul, Singapore, Hong Kong, Doha, Amsterdam, Abu Dubai, Bahrain, Dhaka, Karachi, Paro, Delhi, Guangzhou etc have direct flight to Nepal.
And if you are entering Nepal via Roadways, you can use the road wither from Tibet, China or India. Tatopani via Kodari Highway is the main entry point to enter Nepal from Tibet or China .
Kakarvitta, Birjung, Bhairahawa, Nepalgunj, Dhangadi, Mahendranagar and Belhiya are the major entry points to enter Nepal form India.
Do you have airport pick up facility?
Yes, we offer airport pick up facility which is included in the trip you book. Our representative will be at the arrival of Kathmandu airport with placard with your or company name with a private car or jeep. Upon your arrival, you will be transferred to the hotel you stay. For this you need to pass on your arrival time and flight number to us.
I am going on a teahouse trekking. What can I expect?
We use all food items and accommodation from teahouse in this kind of trekking. Expect to pick up the food item mentioned in the menu by guesthouse or teahouse. Expect to wait for the food for some time. Expect to Share accommodation too sometimes but not all the time. You need to share the bathroom or toilet with other people. Expect to walk 4-8 hours a day and you will be climbing 4-800 meter high in a day in average. Expect to hit the virgin country trail hard. Expect to meet friendly and beautiful people in the mountain. Expect to witness breathtaking mountain peaks.
How long will we walk on an average day’s trekking?
Particular trekking itinerary is designed with special attention on walking pace and hours in a day. Normally, trekkers have to walk 4-8 hours in a day. This walking hours includes our lunch time too. We spend about an hour for lunch in the middle of the trip in the afternoon at around 12-1 pm.
Who will be our guide?
You will have an experience and professional government authorized licensed holder guide or leader will lead you in the mountain. He/she know the local culture, flora and fauna and the mountain peaks very well. He/ she have very professional knowledge about the entire region. He/she will arrange all the accommodation, transportation, team and food for you for your entire trip.
What kind of weather do we expect during the trekking?
Normally, mountain weather will be cold. The temperature in the mountain will ranges between 4-18 degree Celsius. But sometimes, even it gets colder like -3 or -4. The weather in the mountain may have a sudden change. In shorter treks, we do not really get snowfall but in longer trekking, we have sometimes heavy snowfall during winter. So, we need to be ready to adjust in this weather in the mountain. Even, we sometimes, have rainfall too.
What is the number requirement of your trip?
Even the single individual can make our trip program. It does not mean that we cannot handle the big groups. We even offer an opportunity to do any kind of our featured trekking trips to a single individual. Some people really do not want to join with group. We understand it. We will divide our bigger groups into different smaller groups with no more than 8 members in a group so, that our leader or guide can take care of them properly.
Does your company help to book domestic flight, international flight, hotel booking and bus ticketing?
Yes, we have been carrying all these tasks since our establishment. Not only domestic flights, some of the tourists even ask us to book their international flights via us. We will arrange all kinds of vehicle booking like private jeep, van, car, tourist bus ticket and local bus ticket. You just let us know what kind of service you require; we will carry out all sorts of booking for your trip.
What type of insurance do we need to have before coming to Nepal?
You need to have a travel insurance which covers your rescue or evacuation and all medical expenses. It requires in case you are to be evacuated from the mountain due to any sudden injury or sickness during your trip. Sometimes we have to face altitude sickness or some fall due to slippery or steep trail in the mountain. Thus we need to be well prepared for this before coming to Nepal. We must be sure that our travel insurance covers all these sudden incidents. It is for your safety.
Is a woman travelling alone safe with your company?
Woman or man, it doesn’t matter while travelling with us. They both are the guests or our valued clients. Generally, people think that woman traveling alone is unsafe but what our female sole travelers have experienced with us is that they feel safer to travel with us and they really enjoyed their trip. We know sexual harassment upon woman who travels alone with guide or porter. We have trained our guide to respect woman and not to harass them during the trip. So, we are happy to serve solo female traveler to make their trip safe and memorable.
What is wilderness trek?
Trekking into the core wild nature where there is no human settlement is known as wilderness trek. Wilderness trekkers can have the most natural flavor of nature. The complete bliss getting into the core nature and celebrate freedom is absolutely perfect experience. Nepal offers different kinds of wilderness trekking such as Manaslu Trekking, Makalu Trekking, Kanchenjungha Trekking and Makalu Trekking.
How high can you get me?
Normal trekking takes you up to 5700m high which is Kalapatthar in Everest Base Camp Trekking. If you choose climbing and expedition, we even take you to the top of the world, the summit of Mt. Everest, 8848m. It depends on you how high you want to choose to go. It also depends on the type of trekking package or trip you want. You just let us know how high do you want to go, we will take you there safely with our professional and experienced team.
What equipment do you provide?
We provide trekking poles, a sleeping bag, duffle bag and Down jacket. You need to bring rest of the things on your own. All these provided equipments are to be returned after the completion of the trip. You need to handle all the provided equipments very carefully.
What should I bring myself?
You should bring all your personal clothing like small backpack bag, jacket, fleece, t-shirt, thermo coat, hat, gloves, socks, good hiking or trekking boots, sun glasses, sun cream etc. If should also bring charger or power bank with you in case there is no power in the mountain. It occasionally happens. If you want some pastimes, you can bring some books.
What are the best time to come to Nepal for trekking and adventure?
Nepal has basically four climatic seasons: Winter (Dec- Feb), autumn (Sept-Nov), summer (June-Aug) and spring (March-May). Winter and summer are not supposed to be good times to travel in Nepal. In winter, we have heavy snowfall in the mountain and we have heavy rainfall during summer. Autumn is the best time travel in Nepal because the weather is pleasant and mountain views are breathtaking. People also love to travel in Nepal during spring because they love to see beautiful flowering rhododendron amidst alluring mountain peaks. So, Spring and autumn are the best times to Trekkingl in Nepal.
Can I trek in the Himalayas if I haven’t done any trekking before?
Yes, we can trek in the Himalayas even if you haven’t done any trekking before. First, you should try the trekking below 3000m. You won’t get any health hazards below 3000 m. If you have good level of stamina of hiking 4-8 hours in higher elevation in the mountain, you can other challenging trekking too. But before heading to the trailhead, we recommend you to do jogging, short day hiking and normal exercises which enhance you stamina to hiking in mountain. Further, if you have any kind of serious sickness, consult doctor before heading to the trekking trail.
Is your company environmentally responsible?
We entire team of Team Himalaya is very much conscious about the environmental hazards invited by tourism in Nepal. We discourage our clients to use plastic bags during their trip. If in case they use it, we tell them not to leave it in the mountain. We always request our clients not to disturb any kind of flora and faunas during their trek. Rather, we encourage them to promote them. We want our environment always fresh and unspoiled.
Can you assure me that your staffs are taken care of?
Team Himalaya Pvt. Ltd. never exploits its staff so that they are glad to work for it. We pay them good and take a good care. All staffs are insured and you just take care of yourself, we will take care of our staff. Even our staff will take care of you. Our staffs including our guides and porters are paid well for their food and accommodation during the trip. You just pay your own, they will pay themselves. We would like to assure that our entire team is well taken care of.
Are the foods and water in the lodges and camps hygienically standard?
Yes, the foods and the water you are going to have are hygienically standard. All foods items are locally produced or grown. They are fresh, hygienic and organic too. You will certainly have a quite different flavor. And the water is safe to drink. The water either is boiled or you are provided bottled water which his well purified. But do not try water from the creek or river. Your tummy sometimes, may not adjust with the water and food in the mountain. In this case, you should be very watchful. Sol, be with some general medicine which helps you tummy to adjust with the food in the mountain.
Are your staffs fully equipped?
Yes, the staffs of Team Himalaya (P).Ltd are fully equipped. We provide them all required equipment during the trip in the mountain. They will have proper hiking or trekking boots, their own sleeping bag, down jacket and all other necessary equipments. You just bring the equipment you need; we will provide all equipment for our staff.
What about their insurance?
Our staffs are insured. If in case they face with any kind of sudden accident or illness, we will evacuate them immediately and all expenses will be paid by Team Himalaya Pvt. Ltd. You do no need to worry about them. It’s our responsibility.
Are there ATM facilities in Nepal?
There are plenty of ATMs in major cities in Nepal like Kathmandu, Pokhara, Chitwan, Nagarkot, Besisahar etc. Nepal’s ATMs normally accepts VISA or SECT. In major cities like Kathmandu and Pokhara, people also accept credit card. We also have ATMs in Namche Bazar in Everest region trekking.
How to stay in good health when travelling in Nepal?
Bring the right clothing according to the climate. Escape from dust and smoke of Kathmanudu valley which is really terrible. Have balanced diet. Do regular exercises. Drink plenty of water. Do not eat food from the local restaurants. Do not use unsafe drinking water.