Nepal offers some of the most spectacular and unparalleled travel experiences in the world. Home to eight of world’s 14 highest mountains including the highest Mt. Everest, Nepal with extreme geography is simply an adventurers’ paradise. The adventurous activities that one can enjoy are mountaineering, trekking, wildlife safari, white water rafting, rock climbing, mountain biking, bungee jump, paragliding, ultra-light flight etc. Not only the adventures, Nepal also offers some exceptional leisurely pursuits such as cultural tours, day hikes, mountain flights, helicopter tours, city sightseeing, spiritual tours, yoga tours etc. Both in terms of geography and culture, Nepal possesses an extreme example of diversity. From its southern lowland of Terai which is as low as 60 m above sea level to 8848m the highest point on earth Mt Everest in the north, Nepal boasts the extreme geography having subtropical climate in the south to arctic-like climate in the north just within merely 145 Kms. This small, hospitable country is and has always been as it’s said a common garden where hundreds of flowers have blossomed in harmony. Rightly so, in Nepal there are 126 ethnic groups and 123 spoken languages. Despite possessing their own cultures, traditions, festivals, languages, way of life all very different from one another, there has always been one thing in common. That is Nepaliness, the bonding of brotherhood despite the differences.
Geographically Nepal is divided into three regions each stretching from east to west. The northern belt of land is the Himalaya which covers around 15% of the land and boasts the numerous towering peaks including Mt Everest. This is where most of the trekking trails that lead to the base camps and summits of world’s highest mountains are. The culture and way of life in the mountain region is mostly dominated by that of Sherpa. Sherpa is one of the major ethnic communities of Nepal which is immensely popular for their bravery in mountaineering who have set several records in climbing the world famous mountains. The southern region known as Tarai which covers approx 17% of the area includes the fertile land which serves the breadbasket of Nepal fondly called the storage of foods, as well as the natural heritages like Chitwan National Park and Bardia National Park which are the home of Royal Bengal Tiger, one horned rhinoceros, elephants, gharials, exotic birds and the cultural and religious hub Lumbini where the enlightened one Buddha was born and set out the journey to find out the path to end the suffering of all mankind. And the central section between the Himalaya and the TArai which covers 68% of the land is formed by the Mahabharat chain, a range of mountains that reach the modest altitudes of 2000m to 3000m. This region includes historical and cultural towns and valleys mainly Kathmandu and Pokhara. Kathmandu being the capital of Nepal, is also known as cultural center of Nepal. Home to the 7 world heritage sites, Kathmandu offers some exciting experiences of cultural as well as the historical and architectural riches. The Kathmandu valley still possesses the medieval culture and lifestyle if one visits the medieval towns like Khokana and Bungamati to name a few. When Kathmandu is more about culture, history and architecture, Pokhara is about nature. The popular lake city has some mesmerizing experiences of enjoying natural beauty to offer. The majority of the popular Annapurna trekking trails start from this very city.
Nepal has four seasons. The spring from March to May is one of the best times to visit Nepal and do the adventurous activities. During this period Nepal sees thousands of visitors who come to go trekking across Himalayas and conquer the some of the most challenging and highest mountains of the Himalayas. The summer from June to August is the monsoon season during which Nepal sees a lot of rain. Although the trekking tails of Everest, Annapurna, Langtang and some others get rain during the monsoon but there are other trekking areas namely upper Mustang, Dolpo which are located in rain-shadow area and see almost no rain. So, the summer is still a very good time to visit these regions. And the autumn from September to November is regarded the best time to visit Nepal and do the trekking and tours. During this season, Nepalese celebrate a lot of festivals which makes the environment so colourful and vibrant. The climate is neither hot nor cold. Travelers can enjoy the activities of their choice with pleasant and delightful climate. And the winter from December to February is cold and the higher regions get quite a lot of snow too. However, if you would like to enjoy some leisurely pursuits, you time will be spent untroubled. Beginning of December and late February are still good time to do trekking too. So, Nepal can be said an all-year-round travel destination.
FAQs about Nepal travel
Nepal visa can be obtained from the Nepalese diplomatic missions in your country. Or alternatively you can also easily obtain Nepal visa from the Nepalese immigration office at the entry points of Nepal such as Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu. Click here for more details
Although Nepal can be traveled all year round, but the Spring from March to May and the Autumn from September to November are the best seasons for the great weather. The Summer from June to August is also considered a good time to do trekking in the rain-shadow areas like Upper Mustang, Dolpo etc in Nepal and Mt. Kailash in Tibet.
Yes, we advise you get your travel insurance from your own country or where possible as the insurance of any kind is not made for foreigners here in Nepal. It’s strongly recommended that your travel insurance also covers emergency rescue evacuation by helicopter in case of need.
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There is no disease outbreak in Nepal recently.
Yes, we do provide both pick-up on arrival and drop-off on departure. More info on this will be provided by email.
We use 3 to 5 star hotels in cities. Some of the boutique hotels that we use are considered to be best in the cities. While on treks, we use nice and comfortable lodges more popularly known as tea house.
Yes, it is possible to get single room when you are in cities, but you are subject to pay extra cost as single supplement. But please note that you need to share room in trekking regions unless it is during low season.
The initial deposit of 25% of the total cost can be made via bank transfer or credit card. If you wish to pay by credit you need to provide us with some documents of yours such as authorization letter (format will be sent on request), copies of your card(both sides) and your passport copy. And you also advisable that 4% surcharge will be levied on card payment. Rest of the payment can be made via similar process or upon your arrival in Kathmandu.
Nepal truly is the adventure seekers’ paradise. The trekking in the world renowned Himalayan trails, climbing world’s highest mountains and beautiful trekking peaks, exploring wildlife, mountain biking as well as the leisurely pursuits such as sightseeing tours, day hikes, cultural tours, helicopter tours and the day adventure like paragliding, ultra-light flight, bungee jump, zip-flyer etc are the major attractions. You could enjoy the similar holidays also in other Himalayan regions of Tibet, Bhutan and India through us.
When you are on recreational holidays involving only lower altitude, there won’t be any problem. However in the case of adventurous holidays involving higher elevations, it might be a matter of concern. But do not worry, our programs are designed to include adequate amount of time to get acclimatized and well scheduled altitude ascent day by day. Besides our highly experienced and qualified staff will always accompany you and take care of the every situation.
Trekking in Himalayas is an adventure activity that generally involves walking from one place to another everyday. It involves enjoying the great scenery and experiencing local culture and tradition at first hand.
Generally there are two types of trekking popularly known. One is tea-house trek and another is camping trek. In tea-house trek the trekkers stay and eat at mountain tea-houses available along the trail. Whereas camping trek requires us to carry camping equipment, kitchen utensils, food and accessories with us.
In tea-house trek, the mountain lodges provide varieties of dishes that one can choose from the menu. But in camping trek, our own cook and staff will prepare and serve delicious food. The cook is experienced in preparing different dishes hence you will not be eating same dish everyday.
In camping trek we provide boiled water to drink. But in tea-house you could drink boiled water or use water purification tablet. Or alternatively you could also buy bottled water but this is not recommended. It’s advisable that you drink at least 3-4 litres of water daily. Please note that the water is not included in the trekking cost.
For leisurely holidays in cities, the casual wears unless in winter are fine. However for mountain adventures you are advised to have proper clothes/gears. The suggested kit list is provided here.
Yes, you can buy or hire all trekking equipment in Kathmandu at relatively cheaper price. We can help you with this.
We do our best to provide the safest and trouble-free trek. Our team is always ready to address any possible situation when it comes to your safety.
Our guides are very experienced and licensed by the government after undertaking a course of guiding. They are qualified to take any action depending on the situation. They themselves come from some of the remotest corners of Nepal. Mainly English speaking but we can also arrange other major language speaking guides on request.
Yes, we normally provide porter unless clients ask not to. In a group one porter is assigned to two trekkers. A porter carries approx 20 kgs consisting your clothing and equipment. You could carry only your most essential/valuable in your day backpack.
Yes, you need to get certain permits depending on the regions you trek. We are qualified to arrange any permit you need.
Although some prior experience would be helpful but you don’t necessarily have to have it to do most of the Himalayan trekking unless you would like to challenge climbing some difficult passes and peaks.
No, although you can use card for payment in cities but it would not be the case while on trek. You are required to make payment mainly in local currency. In some major town of the trails, there might be some ATM machines but you are generally suggested to take adequate amount of cash with you on trek.
It depends on what types of trekking you are doing and how much you spend. For the trek that everything is arranged by your company, you do not need as much as for the trek in which you are responsible to pay for everything on your own. It also depends on the duration of the trek you are undertaking. We can advise you once you have selected the trip you like.
The guide and porter will always try to do their best to make your trip a very successful and pleasant one. If you feel the same and fee that they deserve a thank you, by all means a tip is always appreciated.
Almost all trekking trails have telephone and internet facilities. You could use your mobile phones to call and to use internet too.
Yes, Electricity is available in most of the trekking trails.
Our guides are experienced in handling the situation and will help you take medicine you need and about what to have. You will be taken to lower altitude and if the situation does not get better you will be rescued by emergency helicopter. Hence your insurance should cover the helicopter evacuation in case of emergency.