How to get visa of Nepal?
It is very simple to get visa of Nepal. After reaching at Kathmandu TIA airport you can get visa which will just takes 20 minute to proceeds. You also need some cash to be prepared.
15 days visa charge: 25 USD (per person)
30 days visa charge: 35 USD (Per person)
90 days visa charge: 100 USD (Per person)
How far to go to Thamel from the airport?
It is only 25 minutes drive by private vehicle. Just to tell you if you have already confirm trip with your agent of Nepal they will probably give you pickups services from airports and transfer you to your hotel which may be easy for you.
Is Thamel safe to walk at night?
Thamel is a touristic area of Kathmandu city where hundreds of visitors walk around. In each junction tourist police are available for any emergency help. However Thamel is safe to walk around even at night.
How much do they charge for budget hotel in Kathmandu?
Thamel area is the popular area for tourist traveler who can have choices of hotels. Budget hotel cost about 10 to 15 USD $ a night for twin bed room, hot shower, clean and comfortable mattress.
How much does the bus ticket cost from Kathmandu to Pokhara?
Tourist bus is the best way to go to Pokhara which is much comfortable for limit passengers, which stop twice for food and bathroom. It cost 19 USD per person. You can also go to Pokhara by local bus or micro bus also. It is just 7 hours drive from Kathmandu.
Which is the best area to spend few days in Pokhara?
Pokhara is a quite big city and has many places to stay but the best area to stay in Pokhara is Lakeside, Damside and Halanchowk. These places are center of Pokhara and easily you can get restaurants, bar, beautiful lake side view, ATM service and many other many necessary things or services are available here.
How to hire trekking Guide and Porter and what should be their salary scale?
There are many people who are guiding in the Himalayan area but you should choose a guide who have government certified license and speaks good English language. You can search in Google freelance guide in Nepal than you can see piles of Web pages than see who have good review than choose him and pay 30 USD a day and 20 USD a day for porter. They will deal with their food, accommodation and salary with this money a day.
Can rent trekking gear in Nepal?
Kathmandu and Pokhara are the main gateway of all trekking in Nepal where you can rent sleeping bags, pant, shoes, down jackets normally. You have to leave some money there when you hire those gears just to be save they will ask with you some deposit.
How to get taxi in Nepal?
It is very simple to get taxi in Nepal, you just show your hand than they will stop easily and then you can deal with them regarding where to go and how much does it takes.
Can I trek in Nepal?
Yes as Nepal has many types of trekking route you can trek for sure. You just need to talk to your friend who have visited Nepal recently or ask with Nepali agent or guide they will let you know. Everest Base Camp, Annapurna Base Camp, Annapurna Sunrise trek, Poon hill trek etc are easiest trekking trails but it is better to go with local guide who knows everything and can pretends the events such as natural disaster, danger area, forest area etc.
Can I get accommodation in the lodge/tea house in the mountain area?
It depends on where are you trekking and which season will you be choosing to trek to determine the accommodation difficulty. Nepal between September and December or March to May it is difficult to get accommodation but if you have guide or porter with you they will call and reserve before you reach to the tea house. Otherwise in general you can get easily accommodation on cost 5 USD a night in a tea house based accommodation.
What will be the Walking path in the trek?
The trekking trails will be stone made steps most of the time and narrow going to the valleys and ridges as well as forest. Some of oath will be curious old but safe to walk. The trail in the mountain goes through the forests, bridges, villages, river side, field and so on.
What kind of food can we get to the mountain area?
There are many restaurants, and tea house up to the mountain now and they serve you Indian. Nepali, western all kind of foods in season time but if you trek there in off season time than you have to ask with the owner what they have but you can eat fresh food and clean.
Can I have tap water during the trek?
If you are trekking in lower loop below 3000 meters than you better to get bottle of water which you can get from every tea house along the way but if you are trekking over 3000 meters than you can have tap water but just to be safe you can bring purification tablets.
What kind of trekking gear should I bring?
Trekking gears should be quality one if you are going to climb peak, but if you are trekking below 4000 meters than normal trekking equipments will be enough such as slepping bags, down jackets, pair of sucks, pair of pant, warm hat, gloves, sun glass, water bottle, medicine, walking pools, water proof bags and jackets, rain coat etc.
If you are hiring a porter you better to bring or buy here when you are in Kathmandu a duffel bag and 10 liter day bag for you to carry your important things.
How to get emergency evacuation?
When you have really a problem you can consult with your guide if you have if not talk to the hotel owner who can contact chopper easily and as per their schedule they will pick up you and leave in hospital. So you should make your insurance before you trek because your insurance will pay your all expenses of emergency flight.
Trekking Further useful Information
- Please respect local traditions, customs, values and sentiments to help protect local culture and maintain local pride
- Respect privacy when taking photographs.
- Respect holy places.
- Respect for the local etiquette.
- Refrain from giving money to children as it encourages begging.
- Let the Himalayas change you – Do not change them.
- Protect the natural environment.
- Leave the campsite cleaner than
- Limit deforestation.
- Burn dry paper and packets in a safe place.
- Keep local water clean and avoid using pollutants.
- Plants should be left to flourish in their natural environment.