Frequently Asked Questions – FAQ for Nepal Travels
It is better to know about the country you are travelling. Like we used to carry lonely plane book with us to travel to specific destination and know about this. This was smart. But with guided tours or guided adventure activities – your guide will tell about the stories of places and name & altitude of the mountains. And with this FAQ for Nepal Travels – we are helping you to know something more in beforehand.
This FAQ is supposed to help you answer your questions related to Nepal Travels for Trekking, Tour, Climbing or mixed activities in your holiday in Nepal.
General FAQ for Nepal Travels
Q : – Do I need visa to enter Nepal?
Ans: – All foreign nationals, except Indian citizens, need visa to enter Nepal.
Q : – What essential documents/items do I need to bring with me?
Ans: – 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.
Q : – what currency should I bring to Nepal?
Ans: – We advise you to bring US dollars /British pound s/Euros to pay for your visa, trip cost and other expenses. Most major currencies are usually accepted also. It is always better to travel with US dollars.
Q : – When is the best time to visit Nepal?
Ans: – 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.
Q : – What is the weather like in February? I know it is cold, but I wonder if it means I need special clothing.
Ans: – Generally weather in month except of June and July, good weather as a whole apart from cold. You need to bring some extra warm clothes for winter trekking in Nepal. Visibilities during those month stated is good.
Q : – Can I get Nepal visa on arrival or online?
Ans: – 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 need to be organizing prior to travelling. $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/).
Q : – Do I need insurance for travel and trek in Nepal? Can I get it there?
Ans: – You should buy medical and mountain evacuation insurance for trekking up to 5500m. We suggest you to buy insurance policy in your country as we don´t have mountain rescue insurance over here in Nepal. Check with your home country travel insurance company which covers the rescue helicopter from the mountain up to 5500m.
Q : – Does Nepal have good quality banking facilities?
Ans: – 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 is some ATM in bigger town on treks. When you go remote area idea to carry enough cash. Some trekking area has bank and ATM, they might not be reliable.
Q : – What kinds of banking facilities in Nepal?
Ans: – Nepal has modern banking facilities and some international banks even have offices in Kathmandu. Almost all foreign currencies along with credit cards such as American Express, Visa, and Master card are accepted in Nepal. Nepal has also ATM facilities as well.
Q : – How much should I tip to my guide and porter?
Ans: – Tips do not form any part of the wages of guides, porters and other trekking crews. But they are expected by the porters, guide, Sherpa and cook. It is a nice way of saying thank-you to someone who will play a large part in your trekking experience and who will prove invaluable to you on this trip. Our porters and guides will be paid more than working for other big tour and trek companies. We suggest to tipping 10-20% of total trip cost. This amount must be given in Nepalese rupee. The porters live in small hill villages several days walking from the nearest bank or money changer. I will suggest you to be generous about tipping job they have done for you.
Q : – How early should I book my trip?
Ans: – We recommend you to book your trip in few month advances. Even you arrive and want to organize your trip we 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.
Q : – How much extra spending money should I bring?
Ans: – 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 non-alcoholic drinks, hot shower on the trek, Tipping and shop round on the trek. On the other hand Kathmandu is a shopper’s paradise. Frequently purchased items include hand-woven Tibetan carpets, hand knit woolen goods, hats, outdoor clothing and equipment, cashmere clothing, shawls, pashminas, Buddhist memorabilia, carved masks, puppets, wood carvings and jewelry etc. we suggest you to bring $200-$350 US dollar. 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.
Q : – What is the payment method?
Ans: – You can pay us by cash/travelers check/visa or master card. There will be certain bank charges if you pay by credit card.
Q : – How to book the trip?
Ans: -To book any of our trips, you are requested to fill our online booking form or just send us a simple e-mail with your requirements. We charge 5% of the total trip cost, which is a non-refundable deposit. We will send you a comprehensive trip itinerary after booking.
Q : – Where do I apply to get my visa?
Ans: – The best way to apply for visa is through the Nepalese diplomatic missions in your country (Nepalese Embassy OR other). The other choice is to get it from Immigration Office at the entry points of Nepal. Also you can get a visa on arrival at Tribhuwan Airport.
Q : – Can I use credit cards in the places visited?
Ans: – Yes, in most of the urban but under limitation. However once you leave those cities behind, no. In more remote, less developed destinations, you cannot use your credit card at all.
Q : – Can you help with hotel accommodation, if I arrive early?
Ans: – We can arrange additional accommodation if you plan to arrive early.
Q : – What types of hotels do you use in Kathmandu and other cities?
Ans: – In major towns we provide 3 to 5 star deluxe hotel accommodations but different categories of hotel can be arranged accordingly to your need.
Q : – Do you pick me up from Airport? / Do I need to pay for Airport pick up?
Ans: – Yes, our Airport Representative will come to the airport to pick you up. We will be displaying a play card of Nepal Eco Adventure with your name on it. Airport transfer is included.
Q : – Can I use tap water directly in Nepal?
Ans: – Regarding the drinking water, you can buy mineral water, boiled water or filter water during the trekking. So we suggest you to avoid tap waters. But, if you are going to bring iodine tablets, it would be great.
Q : – What’s the common form of greeting in Nepal?
Ans: – It is called Namaste or Namaskar. You can say the greeting in words as well as do it using a gesture. Join your palms together and bring them close to your chest and about 5 to 7 inches below your chin. The word Namaste has many meanings such as Hello, How are you? I am glad to see you, nice to meet you, good morning, etc.
Q : – Can you trek in Nepal without a guide?
Ans: – It is possible to trek in Nepal without guide but there are some restricted trails you cannot trek alone.
Q : – Is Nepal cheap to visit?
Ans: – Yes, Nepal is considered as one of the cheapest country to visit.
Q : – Is Vietnam cheaper than Nepal?
Ans: – No, in comparison to Nepal, Vietnam is expensive.
Q : – How much money do you need in Nepal?
Ans: – The average money you need in your Nepal travel is USD $25-30 per day.
Q : – How much does a guide cost in Nepal?
Ans: – Hiring guide cost in Nepal costs USD $ 35-40 per day.
Q : – Is Nepal good for honeymoon
Ans: – Yes, Nepal is an amazing place to go for a honeymoon as it isn’t just about Mount Everest, and scaling peaks, though some couples might like that too, but a lot of other things as well. Pokhara has many places to chill out and Kathmandu is best for sightseeing UNESCO world heritage sites.
Q : – Is Nepal dangerous for tourists?
Ans: – No, Nepal is not dangerous for tourist. According to analysis, the serious crime rate in Nepal is very low.
Q : – How do I plan a trip to Nepal?
Ans: – You can plan a trip to Nepal on the following basis;
- Wildlife tour – 2 weeks
- Cultural tour – 10 days/2 weeks
- Teahouse Trekking – 2/3 weeks
- Off-beaten Trekking – 3/4 weeks
- Adventure tours – 1/2 weeks
Q : – How many days are enough to visit Nepal?
Answer: – Add diverse cultures, terrain, and ecosystems to the mix and you could easily spend several weeks exploring the picturesque Himalayan nation but still you can visit the Nepal highlights destination about 3 days. If you’re looking for famous trek then you will need about 2 weeks to complete the trek.
Q : – Are the Nepal Trekking Agency’s staffs insured?
Ans: – Nepal Eco Adventure insures all our trekking staff, including guide, cook, Sherpa and porters. We take pride in the fact that every single porter and guide employed by us is not only well paid but also protected by a life insurance policy. They are provided with warm clothing and proper shelter on all high altitude treks. All our treks benefit the village economics by using local services (manpower, produce, lodges and other services). We ensure that all our staff is well paid, insured and properly equipped.
Q : – How much Nepalese Rupees do I need to bring with me during the trek?
Ans: – It’s upto you. But keeping $15 USD per day per person is recommended.
Note – your package includes everything except alcoholic drinks.
Q : – We can leave a bag in KTM hotel right ?
Ans: – Yes you can leave them here at the hotel.
Q : – Someone will be at airport to collect us?
Ans: – Yes, one of our team member will be at the airport.
FAQ for Trekking in Nepal
Q :- How difficult is trekking in Nepal?
Ans: – 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 goes 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.
Q :- Most agencies have told me that it’s a difficult trek specially because
I am not fit and it is too ambitious for me – Should I get worried
Answer:- If you have bad knees then it can be hard there, because quite lots of step uphill and downhill, But You shouldn’t be worried, we are confident about (Healthy) you can do this trek without any problem.
Q : – What sort of exercise can I do prior to coming for trek?
Ans: – You should do some walking before you come to Nepal, if you live in the area where you can find hill walking. If not, you can try walking machine in the gym.
Q : – Does all tea house accommodation will have a private toilet and
bathroom? Do we have to share the bedroom with someone or will it be
Ans: – Most of the tea houses won’t have private bathroom. You have to share the bathroom with other traveler. You get private rooms with most twin beds sometime you can find big double bed as well.
You will get private room but shared bathroom with other everywhere on the trek.
Q : – Some of the days require about 6-7 hours to trek. If I get tired, are we allowed to stop or we have to strictly follow the schedule?
Ans: – Some of the long day if you can make it you just make arrangement with your guide and you can stop as you like. If you can’t make it to you destination, not necessarily you need to flow the itinerary. You have freedom to choose.
Q : – I would also like to take photos. At we allowed to stop and take photos? At night during the stay at tea house, am I allowed to go outside to take night photos? For some tips, will the guide accompany me outside for safety?
Ans: – For taking photograph, you can take your time, guide will stay with you. If you want to go out at night guide will give you company. You are allowed to take picture anytime. Guide will be very flexible.
Q : – Can I recharge my laptop and my camera batteries at the tea house?
Ans: – You can charge you camera battery and laptop, Phone in most of the tea houses you stay. But you need to pay to charge those electronic devises. They charge per device from $1 USD to $5 USD per hours charging the battery. Depends on where are you are charging, Higher you go it gets more expensive.
Q : – I think I like the Annapurna trek best, but can we make it 10 nights/11 days or are that too short?
Ans: – You like to trek in to Annapurna area. it possible to make it 10 nights 11 days in that case you can only have one night before the trek and one night after the a Trek in Kathmandu. You won’t be able to see the sight of Kathmandu or one of the days you walk bit longer than most other days. We have given you itinerary on site of one night less in the mountain. But you can skip second night in Kathmandu and have more time in the mountain that will be the option.
Q : – What level of fitness is required? I walk about 6km every day, and do yoga for an hour every morning so am reasonably fit, but not sure if I need to train.
Ans: – You are totally fit for trek, if you are with sound health. You do not need to have extra fitness level. As long as you enjoy walking and you can walk for many hours this is what minimum fitness level you need to have.
Q :-In your opinion what’s more beautiful and practical, doing 8 day ABC
trek or doing GHOREPANI Poonhill trek?
Ans: – Well, both treks are really beautiful but doing ABC trek that means something extra to offer to you. You will get so close to the entire high mountain. You can’t really compere ABC with Ghorepani Poonhill trek. If you have very short holiday, then Ghorepani poonhill trek would be the option for you. When you have bit more days we suggest you to do the ABC trek.
Q : – How fit do need to be for trekking? Will i be able to do it?
Ans: – It depends on you; if you’re reasonably fit and enjoys walking then trekking is certainly for you. Choose the trekking route suites 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.
Q : – How long will be the trekking?
Ans: – 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.
Q : – What is teahouse and camping trekking in Nepal?
Ans: – In Nepal, generally we can do two types of trekking. In the teahouses trekking, we will do the trekking by resting the night at the lodges or the teahouses at different places of the trekking trails. The teahouses 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 teahouses 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.
Q : – What types of food will be served during the trekking?
Ans: – 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.
Q : – Do I really need trekking guide?
Ans: – While visiting to Nepal, trekking guides is almost mandatory to trekking in Nepal for everyone. When you hired one, your trip will lot more informative and memorable. You get lots of knowledge about country. But if the trekkers is well experienced and have visited at different places of Nepal many times then s/he 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.
Q : – Is trekking and travel safe in Nepal?
Ans: – 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 would traveling anywhere in the world.
Q : – Are there any telephone/internet facilities, when we are on the mountain?
Ans: – In the way in most villages along the popular trekking routes you can find telephone for international call. There are good coverage of cell phones in popular trekking area like Annapurna, Everest and Langtang and there internet café some lodges have Wi-Fi service.
Q : – What do I need to carry on trek?
Ans: – 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 trek.
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.
Q : – Is Altitude sickness going to be a problem?
Ans: – Attitude sickness is generally above 4000 meters, at least in case of Nepal Himalayas.
Kathmandu itself is in the height of 1500 meters above the sea level. By landing at the valley of Kathmandu you will start acclimatizing.
Altitude sickness is not an issue for tours and short trekking’s.
For trekking’s which goes above 4500 meters from the sea level might have altitude sickness issues. But still these can easily be mitigated with medication and remedies like slow trekking pace.
For Climbing altitude sickness might be a major challenge apart from the cold temperature of mountains. And for climbing above 7000 meters – supplementary oxygen is recommended.
Q : – What in case of altitude sickness?
Ans: – Altitude sickness is one of the major problems while you will trek high altitudes trekking destination of Nepal. But there are certain measures that can be applied while trekking at the high altitudes which help the trekkers to avoid the altitude sickness. Besides, if it will affects to any trekkers 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 immediately transfer to the nearby hospitals.
Q : – What sort of accommodation can I expect in trekking?
Ans: – Teahouses are generally built of timber, mud and stones as construction materials and are comfortable. Single and double rooms as well as the occasional dormitory with clean toilet facilities are common in those tea houses. The warm dining room with available interior design catches your eye. All food will be cooked according to order. Most of the lodges provide a mattress and a quilt or blanket but it is good idea to carry a sleeping bag.
If you choose a camping trek, tent will be provided if you do not have your own. We provide a kitchen tent, dining tent and toilet tents for all camping treks with sleeping bags, mats and whatever other home comforts you need. We usually camp near a village, which allows you to go for shopping, which we do not carry with us. We also provide a limited amount of toilet paper and facilities for hand wash and face washing before meals. You will also get a bowl of hot water each morning in your tent for a quick scrub up, additional requirements on negotiation.
Q : – What sort of food can I expect in trekking?
Ans: – Pasta, tuna bakes, noodles, potatoes, eggs, dhal-bhat, bread, soups, fresh vegetables (variety depends on the season) and even some desserts like apple pies, pancakes, and some interesting attempts at custard. You will find a lot of garlic on the menu because it assists with acclimatization – eat some every day. In many larger villages you may find some meat on the menu. You can always get hot chocolate, tea, and hot lemon drinks, as well as soft drinks, and treats like chocolate and crisps. If you are on a camping trek the cook can prepare specially requested food if you advise before leaving Kathmandu. In any case, you will have similar fare to teahouses, except that along the way we may buy some fresh local products such as fish, chicken or cheese to supplement the supplies. And the cost of all the food we prepare is included in the price of the camping treks – you can eat as much as you like.
If you have any special dietary requirements please advise us in advance so that we can make the necessary arrangements.
Q : – I’m a vegetarian is that a problem?
Ans: – No, problem there are lots of vegetables available on the trek but you should let us know, so that we can make necessary arrangements.
Q : – Is the water OK to drink? Do I need to bring purifying tablets/filter?
Ans: – We don’t use plastic bottled water during the trip. We will provide boiled filtered water. On camping treks we will provide the purified with chemicals or boiled water. During the trekking on high altitude you should pay for boiled water but the price is negligible.
Yes, it is highlighted that you should purify the water before drink, so bring purifying tablets with you.
Q : – Can I charge camera batteries along the trek?
Ans: – Yes, Most of the places, you can charge batteries along the trek (per hour USD 2-3 for charging or less somewhere).
Q : – Could you give us some information about the guide?
Ans: – All guides from Nepal Eco Adventure are highly skilled professionals who have been selected based on their technical proficiency, proven safety records, careful judgment, patient and supportive teaching styles and great personalities. Our guides are trained by the Nepal Mountaineering Association, the Ministry of Tourism and at the High Altitude Medical Training Center. Our guides are very experienced in dealing with the effects of higher altitudes and since they are natives of Nepal, they easily acclimatize and therefore can better care for their clients. They are equipped with necessary medical supplies and can assist you with basic first aid treatment.
Q : – Can I use telephone and internet during my trekking?
Ans: – Yes, there are telephones service in all trekking routes and internet service in Everest, Annapurna and Langtang areas.
Q : – How far do we walk each day?
Ans: – This is best measured in time – about 4 to 6 hours for each full day (or 12-15 km) in hilly terrain. In the morning we walk from 8-11 am and in the afternoon from 1-3 or 4 pm. A 1/2-day or full day for rest is planned for each trek over 8 days in length.
Q : – Where to stay on trek?
Ans: – In the more popular trails (Annapurna Everest and Langtang) there are well-established Mountain lodges providing sleeping accommodation and meals. Gone are the days when trekkers had to share dormitories, almost all lodges nowadays provide private rooms and many also have solar showers and clean toilet facilities.
Q : – What about the tents and sleeping bags if I camp?
Ans: – Tents & pads are provided. Tents are designed for double occupancy. Please bring your own sleeping bag if trekking in Nov- Dec makes sure your sleeping bag is rated to -10 degree centigrade.
Q : – What will the trail be like in the trek?
Ans: – Most of the trails that we follow are centuries old. Because of the rugged nature of the Himalayas, there is more exposure to heights as the grade is steeper. Where the trek follows rivers there will be bridges, as the trail will often reverse sides. The bridges are constructed with cables, wire, and plank and are strong enough for heavily laden pack animals. And there is no doubt that the trial will be scenic.
Q : – How much does trekking cost in Nepal?
Ans: – some of the Popular Treks in Nepal along with duration and cost are;
|Everest Base Camp Trek||15D/14N||₹ 41,500|
|Annapurna Base Camp Trek||9D/8N||₹ 27,400|
|Manaslu Circuit Trek||20D/19N||₹ 84,983|
|Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking||7D/6N||₹ 21,369|
Q : – What are the best treks in Nepal?
Ans: -The best treks in Nepal are;
- Everest Basecamp Trek
- Annapurna circuit Trek
- Annapurna Base Camp Trek
- Langtang valley Trek
- Langtang Circuit Trek
- Gosaikunda Trek
- Manaslu Circuit Trek
- Dhaulagiri Base camp Trek
- Kanchenjunga Trek
- Rara Trek
- Poon Hill Ghandruk Village Trek
- Mardi Himal Trek
Q : – How hard is the trek to Everest Base Camp?
Ans: – Everest Base camp is not hard as people think because you can do the trek in slow pace and you will get proper time to acclimatize.
Q : – How long is the Everest base camp trek?
Ans: – Everest base camp trek can be complete in 12 days. You need to hike 8 days and 4 days flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and vice-versa.
Q : – Is Everest base camp trek worth it?
Ans: – The answer is yes without any doubt. Exploring the wildlife, vegetation, local community of Himalayan region and the world tallest mountain “Mount Everest” and the surrounding mountains over and below 8000 meters will force the trekkers to feel heaven.
Q : – What treks in Nepal are good for avoiding crowds?
Ans: – There are many trekking area in Nepal that are less-crowed. Some of them are;
- Rara lake Trek
- Upper Mustang Trek
- Tsum Valley Trek
- Kanchenjunga Trek
- Makalu Base Camp Trek
- Langtang circuit Trek
- Manaslu Trek
- Gokyo Ri Trek
FAQ for Tour in Nepal
Q : – Do you offer any other trip besides trekking?
Ans: – We offer other adventure, gentle and relaxing trip beside trekking such as mountain flight, peak climbing, wild life safari, river rafting, bird watching, hot air ballooning, bungee jumping, mountain & motor biking, cycling, hotel reservation, historical places of Tibet & Nepal.
Q : – What are the best tours in Nepal?
Ans: – According to Viator travellers, the best tours in Nepal are;
- Nagarkot Sunrise View and Day Hiking from Kathmandu
- Bhaktapur Day Tour and tour to Panauti from Kathmandu
- Day Tour of Kathmandu Valley (sightseeing of seven UNESCO world heritage sites)
- Hiking Tour to Changunarayan an Nagarkot from Kathmandu
- Half day cooking class in Thamel, Kathmandu
FAQ for Climbing or expedition in Nepal
Q : – Why is Annapurna so deadly?
Ans: – Annapurna is so deadly because of its climate. Annapurna is covered with snow and remains cold throughout the year. No one can predict the weather of Annapurna. It is unpredictable.
Q : – How much does it cost to trek Mount Everest?
Ans: – Operated from foreign agency can cost USD $45,000 and above. While operated from Nepal costs USD $30,000 to $40,000.
Q : – How many peaks are open for climbing in Nepal?
Ans: – Nepal is considered as the home of mountains. In Nepal, you can find many mountains more than you think. Talking about the climbing peaks, you can find more than 300 peaks open for climbing.
Other FAQ for Nepal Travels
Q : – Is there a risk of avalanche or road closures during that time, as it
will affect my trip?
Answer: – There might be very little risk of avalanche but that’s very rare though. I suggest being careful. Guide will know situation. You always flow the advice of your guide.
It not gone close the trail it might be bit harder if there avalanche on the trail.
Q : – Will I be able to buy altitude sickness pills like Diamox and also water purification tablets ?
Ans: – Y,es can buy them here. There are plenty to pharmacies where you can easily buy them in Nepal
Q : – What sort of vegetarian food (no egg, no meat) will we get in the
mountains for B, L and D?
Ans: – You will get lots of vegetarian meals on the trek; meat is not common on trek. Most meals are based on rice, noodle, and potatoes. You can find the eggs everywhere. Most meals are vegetarian. You will find carrot, cauliflower, cabbage, Spinach, beans and mushroom. You get plenty of vegetarian meals on the trek you will be fine.
Q : – Can we change the itinerary if we get there and the weather is bad in one place?
Ans: – You can change the itinerary if the weather or any other circumstances. Guide will be flexible with changing the route and itinerary.
Q : – Does your company pick up from airport on arrival? Is that included pick up and drop?
Ans: – Yes, our agency airport representative will pick you up from airport. We will be displaying our name card of Nepal Eco Adventure with your name on it. And when you finished you trip we will drop you to airport. Pick up and drop is complimentary from our company.
Q : – What happens if there is an emergency?
Ans: – Our guides are trained with first aid and have basic knowledge about the physical problems that may arise during trekking. If an emergency occur 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.
Q : – Does your company organize domestic flights, HOTEL BOOKING and other services?
Ans: – Yes. Since we are Nepal based company we refer to arrange your international flights from your home. But domestic flight ticket, Kathmandu city tour, and you accommodation will be included in our package. If you like to organize individually river rafting, sightseeing tour, mountain flight, jungle safari can be organized according to your interest.
Q : – Do I need to bring First Aid Kit?
Ans: – 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.
Q : – How safe Women traveling alone with your company?
Ans: – 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.
Q : – Is Nepalgram Adventure guides/porters insured?
Ans: – Yes our company trekking staff including guides, porters, cooks, Sherpa’s all of them are insured. We have bought insurance for all our staff from Neco Insurance, their insurance cover up to $5000 USD.
Q : – What are your payment terms?
Ans: – You need to pay 30% of total price as advance deposit to confirm reservation before arriving to Nepal and remaining balance of the payment shall be paid when you arrive to Kathmandu.
Q : – What happens if I get sick?
Ans: – The major thing is DON’T PANIC. You should always ensure that you have a well-stocked and appropriate medical kit as well as sufficient insurance in case you should have to be evacuated. A slight case of diarrhoea is to be expected, as well as sprains and muscle aches – all a part of walking in the hills. Altitude sickness is extremely dangerous but mostly avoidable if you follow a few simple rules.
Q : – How safe traveling alone women with your company?
Ans: – We ensure all safety and security for individual woman traveler while with us, we are more confidence for this issues, believe us. We have train our guides, the way our clients want. We give your personal room on lodge trek and personal tent for camping (tented camp) trek.