You probably have a lot of questions for your trip in Nepal. Here we have the most selected frequently asked questions about our trips.
- How can I reach in Nepal?
Nepal can be easy reached by Air and Land. There is daily flight from America & Europe. If there is not direct flight from your city than you can take connecting flight to Nepal via other airports like Middle East, Bangkok, New Delhi etc. Tourist coming from India can enter in Nepal through various check point in southern plains.
- Can I get a VISA on arrival?
You can obtain your entry visa at Kathmandu airport upon arrival or Consulate in your country. You need 2 passport size photos and the visa fee is USD 25 for up to 15 days, US$ 40 up to 30 days and US$ 100 up to 100 days with multi-entry.
- Will somebody come to pick up at airport on arrival?
A representative from Himalayan Yatri will come to pick up you, outside of Terminal Hall displaying a card of Himalayan Yatri with your name on it.
- What is a camping trek?
Camping trek goes to more remote area where there are no houses, lodges facilities. Camping means sleeping in tent and we provide a tent on sharing basis. So, be sure that you have your own warm sleeping bag with you. We will have full of our trekking crew like Guide (Sirdar), Assistant Guide (Sherpas), Cook, Kitchen helper and Porters to take care you on the trek. We provide Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner with verities of local foods, Tea, coffee, dessert and western dishes cooked by our experienced Himalayan cook during your trek.
- What is a Tea-house/lodge trek?
Tea-house/lodge trek means sleeping and eating in local Tea-house or local lodge. We serve the food on the basis of the menu and they offer the varieties of typical local foods like potatoes, rice with lentils, noodles, soup, seasonal vegetables, curry, different style of eggs, bread. Drinks like Beer, Cola, and local alcohol are often available but that will be at your own cost except Tea and coffee. Room are basic just a bed with blanket and pillow. So, you need to take a warm sleeping bag with you.
- Do I require trekking permit during the trek?
Trekking Information Management System (TIMS) card, Conservation or National parks permits are required for regular trekking route like Everest, Annapurna and Langtang region. But there are few restricted trekking areas in Nepal, where trekking permits are required.
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- Do I need a Guide? Can I trek without Guide?
Both ways are possible in many places in Nepal but we suggest you to trek through a company and they manage a Guide, Porter and all other official documents for you. You don’t have to worry about logistics, won’t risk about getting lost in the Himalayas and any other emergency arise, they will be well take care of you.
- Do I have to carry my back pack (Rucksack)?
For safety of your personal property Rucksack is highly recommended. Your back pack (Rucksack) should be 40-45 liters; there you can put your personal belongings like raincoat, jacket, sun glasses, sun block, sun hat, map, water bottle, money belt, camera etc.
- How much weight do I allow for my porter?
One porter can carry two luggage of our client. One client should have maximum of 15 kg of luggage including their sleeping bag and other accessories. So, it means that one porter will carry maximum 30 kilos (kg) during the trek.
- What level of physical fitness do I need for the trek?
You need to do few weeks of training prior arriving in Nepal which leads your journey more comfortable. With the full of preparation before trekking in Himalayas would make your journey more rewarding. Try to spend some hours in your Alps; hike to the upstairs, jogging or running (optional) few miles or (15-16 km) every day will probably best physical activity, which will be the more effective when you are in Nepal for trekking.
- How many kilometers (Km) or hours do I walk per day during the trek?
We are trekking in the mountain so we measures hikes in hours rather than kilometers. Normally in the lowlands we hikes 5 to 7 hours per day and it are like 12 to 18 km per day but while we are above 3500 meters than we hike normally 3 to 5 hours per day. It’s all depending on an altitude & condition of the way that we manage the trip.
- What is the number of Guide (Sirdar) & his assistant during the trek?
There is one Guide (Sirdar) in one Group but the numbers of assistant guide (Sherpas) are according to the size of the group.
- What happen if someone gets ill, altitude sickness in the trek?
Your safety is our top priority during the trek in Nepal with us. All our trek guides are First-Aid-Medical trained, skilled and experienced in the field of trekking. We carry oxygen bag and comprehensive first-aid-kit in each of the high altitude trekking in Himalayas and in the case of emergency we will send Rescue Helicopter (Heli). That’s why we strongly recommended you to have your own travel insurance from your country. So, we do not compromise with adventure rather we care about your adventure journey safety, healthy and successful.
- Do I need to cover travel Insurance?
We highly recommended for your travel insurance that you need to make by yourself from your country. For doing any kind of trekking with Himalayan Yatri travel insurance is mandatory. Your insurance policy must cover helicopter rescue, medical expenses, theft, damage, loss of luggage etc. We suggest you to take out insurance against cancellation, thus avoiding the loss of any payment that you may have made.
- What about the insurance of your staffs (trekking crews)?
All our trekking crews (staffs) have insurance and free access to equipment. Our porter carry maximum of 30 kilos (kg) and if our porter gets sick we will take care of him until he has recovered.
- Do I need to bring my personal medicine?
On the both way we care about your health and safety along the trek. We have also our comprehensive medical-kit-bag during the trek but we suggest you to have your personal medicines with you. We believe that “Prevention is better than Care”. So, be sure that have your personal medicine with you.
- When is the best season to trek in Nepal?
There are four main seasons in Nepal. The best seasons to visit in Nepal are spring & autumn. Trekkers can start from “Mid-February to Early June” & “Mid-September to late November”. The rainy or summer seasons are not suitable for trekking because of the rain. However, Mustang & Dolpo region towards north-west of Dhaulagiri doesn’t receive rain as the cloud flowing from the south is blocked by the range. So, trekking can be organized in these areas even in “summer”.
- Are there ATM or telephone services during the trek?
ATM is available only in the cities like Kathmandu, Pokhara, Chitwan and other main city of Nepal. Telephone services are available in many popular trekking routes; from there you can do international calls as well.
- How do I book the package trek and how much for the trip?
To book the package, you are requested to fill our online booking form or you can just send us E-mail with your requirements. We will send you a comprehensive trip itinerary after booking. If our itinerary doesn’t suits you than we can customize a new itinerary according with your interest, budget, travel date and duration of your holiday.
The costs of the trek are on the basis of trekking area, types of the trek like camping trek or tea-house lodge trek and also the desire of the services as you want.
- What are the payment methods?
You can pay us by Cash, Cheques, Visa or Western Union while booking the package trek with us. There will be 4% of bank charge if you wish to pay by credit card.
- Why to choose Himalayan Yatri?
Himalayan Yatri is established by Trained and Experienced trekking specialist from Nepal. We provide customized trekking services to an individual to bigger groups, according to the interest, budget and duration of holidays.