Is trekking and travel safe in Nepal?
Yes, Nepal is safe to Travel. Safety during the trekking or travel in Nepal is one of the prime concerns that every trekker or traveler want to know. In the past, Nepal has experienced political unrest, however since November of 2006, the signed Nepal Peace Agreement, between the Government of Nepal and the Nepal Communist Party (Maoists) has brought this unrest to a close. but now there is the situation of peace and tranquility in the field of trekking as well as in whole Nepal.
Besides, the trekking stakeholders in Nepal are also forwarding several steps for the safety of the trekkers. Now after election democratic parties will lead the government and rule the nation that’s why the huge possibility has seen in safety. Yes. There are pick pockets here, as you find in other countries so keep your belongings safe at all times. You need to take usual precautions as you are traveling anywhere in the world.
Can I get Nepal visa on arrival or online?
Yes, you can get on arrival tourist visa at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. Most of people can obtain visa on entry to Nepal. There are some countries visa will needed to be organize prior to traveling. $25 for 15 days of visa from the date of issue, $40 for 30days and 100US$ for 90 days tourist visa. You need two photos.
You can apply online visa from 1st of March http://www.online.nepalimmigration.gov.np
Does your company pick up from airport on arrival? is that included pick up and drop?
Yes, our agency airport representative will pick you up from airport. We will be displaying a name card with your name on it. and when you finished your trip we will drop you to airport. Also you can choose not to be picked up and dropped if you already have an arrangement with Hotels where you will be staying.
When is the best time to visit Nepal?
Trekking at Nepal will be best during the seasons of spring and autumn. But according to the will of the trekkers, the trekking and visiting in Nepal can be managed. The trekking at the high altitude should be done during the summer time or September to November and March to May but the trekking at the low lands can be done at throughout the year.
How difficult is trekking in Nepal?
The trekking in Nepal is one of the most interesting things that the visitors in Nepal want to do. The trekking will take the visitors of Nepal to different parts of Nepal. Generally, trekking in Nepal will go for about 5 to 7 hours per day in every trekking but the toughness of the trekking will differ from its grade. There are different types of trekking grading from the easy, medium, challenging and demanding. Normally in Trekking covers 3000 meters to 8848 meters which has categories in various stage of grade. Expedition is challenging but trekking is normal and easy.
How fit do I need to be for trekking? Will I be able to do it?
It depends on you. if you’re reasonably fit and enjoy walking then trekking is certainly for you. Choose the trekking route that best suits your fitness level. Obviously shorter treks are easier then longer ones, longer and bigger treks require a better standard of fitness. If you are in good physical condition, then you do not require any hiking experience for short trekking. But if you are planning for the longer ones then you should try some longer day hikes.
How long will be the trekking?
The trekking at the different parts of Nepal will be different according to the distance of the trekking destinations. Generally, there are different places where one can go for trekking and the duration of the trekking will generally goes for about 1 to 4 weeks. But the trekking at the different places like in city tours will be short but the trekking towards the base camp of the high hills will be generally long.
What is tea house and camping trekking in Nepal?
In Nepal, generally we can do two types of trekking. In the tea houses trekking, we will do the trekking by resting the night at the lodges or the tea houses at different places of the trekking trails. The tea houses trekking at Nepal will be comfortable than the camping trekking because the trekkers should not have to take any tensions regarding the accommodation and foods. But besides the tea houses trekking, camping trekking in Nepal is also equally popular. The camping trekking will be based on the trekking where the night will be resting at the camps, where we will set up our camps at the different parts of the trekking trails for our convenience. We will have our meals at the camps and will rest the night at camps. As compared to the lodging trekking, camping trekking is a bit difficult.
What types of food will be served during the trekking?
While trekking in Nepal, meals are prepared in tea houses, good standards of hygiene, fruit and vegetable soaked in iodine water before cooked. The food along the trail will be simple and a mix of local and international cuisine. If the trekking is camping trekking, then the trekkers will mainly be served with the local foods of Nepal and as well as continental and western foods. Due to the lack of electricity and refrigerators along our trekking route you will eat a largely vegetarian diet. In Kathmandu you will find meals in good quality tourist restaurants. Most of lodges serve boiled and filter water which is safe. It is also possible to buy the bottle of mineral water in the trek.
Does Nepal Tour Guide Team Trek & Expedition Pvt. Ltd. organize domestic flights, hotel booking and other services?
domestic flight ticket, Kathmandu city tour, and your accommodation will be included in our package. You can also choose what services would you like to be included and what not to be included. Prices will be accordingly. If you like to organize individually river rafting, sightseeing tour, mountain flight, jungle safari can be organized according to your interest.
Do I really need trekking guide?
While visiting to Nepal, trekking guides is almost mandatory to trekking in Nepal for everyone. When you hired one your trip will be lot more informative and memorable. You get lots of knowledge about country. But if you are well experienced and have visited at different places of Nepal many times then you may not need the trekking guides. But trekking guide can play big role to make your trekking They will provide information about the trekking destination along with its surroundings. Similarly, if any problems will arise during the trekking, then the guides will solve it easily and it will be rather difficult for the trekkers themselves to solve them.
Do I need insurance for travel and trek in Nepal? Can I get it there?
You should buy medical and mountain evacuation insurance for trekking up 5500m. General travel and medical insurance for traveling in to Nepal. we suggest you buy insurance policy in your country. we don´t have mountain rescue insurance over here in Nepal. Check with your home country travel insurance company which cover the rescue helicopter from the mountain up 5500m.
Is there any telephone/internet facilities, when we are on the mountain?
On the way in most villages along the popular trekking routes you can find telephone for international call. Popular trekking area like Annapurna, Everest and Langtang area have good coverage of cell phones. There are internet cafes and some lodges have wifi service too.
What do I need to carry on trek?
A porter will carry your luggage and that belonging to your room-mate. Your clothing and sleeping bag must be placed in plastic bags inside your rucksack which must not weigh more than 25 pounds (12 kg) in total. You will be able to leave clothes and other baggage at our hotel in Kathmandu while away on treks.
Each trekker will carry a small day-sack, fleece jacket, water proofs, warm hat, sunhat, sun-cream, water bottle (or camel back system), first aid kit and water purification kit.
What if I got altitude sickness?
Altitude sickness is one of the major problems while trekking in high altitude’s trekking destination of Nepal. But there are certain measures that can be applied while trekking at high altitudes which help the trekkers to avoid altitude sickness. Besides, if it affects any trekker then there are several provisions for the first aid and other medicines to recover. If the condition of the trekkers gets worst, then he will be immediately transfer to the nearby hospital.
What happens if there is an emergency?
Our guides are trained with first aid and have basic knowledge about the physical problems that may arise during trekking. If an emergency occurs, then we will cover initial expenses of rescue operation as these expenses will need to be recovered from your insurance company. For minor cases there are health posts established by foreign doctors and many are staffed by overseas personnel.
You can bring power bars, cereal bars and similar high energy foods, powder Gatorade is also recommended to fight dehydration.
Do I need to bring First Aid Kit?
Our Guides carry a comprehensive medical kit. But you should bring your own personal kit and carry it with you when on the trek. It should contain antiseptic cream, throat lozenges, headache pills, diarrhea treatment, re-hydration salts eg Dioralite, Lemsip, plasters and Compede for blisters.
How safe are women traveling alone with Nepal Tour Guide team Company?
We are aware about safety of female travelers. we completely guarantee the safety of the women travelling or trekking with us. We will give you a personal room on lodge and personal tent for camping while trekking. we provide female friendly guide and porter. We are female friendly Company.
Does Nepal has good quality banking facilities?
Nepal has reasonable banking facilities having branches of some international local commercial banks Almost all foreign currency along with credit card such as Visa and Master card are broadly accepted. ATM is widely available in Kathmandu and Pokhara. There are some ATM in bigger town on treks. when you go remote area try to carry enough cash. some trekking area has bank and ATM, they might not be reliable.
How early should I book my trip?
We recommend you to book your trip in few month advance. We could also accommodate last minute bookings. However, for Trekking like Everest region we need to reserve the flight so we highly recommend earliest is best for us.
What essential documents/items do I need to bring with me?
You must bring a valid passport (must be valid for up to 6 months, keep an extra photocopy just in case), a copy of your travel insurance, cash, flight tickets, emergency contact numbers of insurance and family members and any medications.
How much extra spending money should I bring?
This depends on the destination you will travel or trek. There is something you spend your money on throughout the trek other than the alcoholic and nonalcoholic drinks, Hot shower on the trek, Tipping and shop around on the trek. On the other hand Kathmandu is a shopper’s paradise. Frequently purchased items include hand-woven Tibetan carpets, hand knit woollen goods, hats, outdoor clothing and equipment, cashmere clothing, shawls, pashminas, Buddhist memorabilia, carved masks, puppets, wood carvings and jewellery etc. You can only buy Nepalese Rupees in Nepal. There are ATM’s in Kathmandu where you can withdraw Nepalese Rupees. Credit cards can be used to purchase expensive items but there will be an additional charge for this service.
Are Nepal Tour Guide guides and porter insured?
Yes, our company trekking staff including guides, porters, cooks, Sherpas all of them are insured. we have bought insurance for all our staff.