Does your company help to arrange domestic flight, international flight, hotel bookings, and other services?
We can take care of all domestic flights, hotel bookings, and other services. However, we suggest you to arrange international flights from your home country, but we can provide assistance.
Why would you recommend me to go trekking in Nepal?
Nepal is a peaceful country with diversified nature and people living herein. There are beautiful, highest mountain, lakes world heritage sites, rafting spot, paragliding and many more adventurous activities that can be done, you can have a great time, as a part of your memorable vacation in Nepal.
Do you have Airport pickup facilities?
Definitely! We do have airport pick up facilities for our guests who have booked for our any packages. We don’t charge any money. Like the time you book your trip, you have to inform the date and time of your arrival. Then, our representative and a driver will be there to pick you up.
Trekking in Nepal is difficult, risky or easy?
Trekking below 6,000m. is easy and less risky. However, above them is considered as risky and a bit difficult.
Normally, how many hours do you have to walk per day?
Normally, you have to walk minimum of 4 hours a day and a maximum of 8 hours, with an average of 6 hours a day.
Do i need a guide and porters/helpers, or can i explore myself?
You don’t need guide and porters/ helpers in few treks, however, in some treks it is compulsory to take a guide, porters assistants.
What is the most popular trek in Nepal?
The most popular trekking in Nepal are the Annapurna region, Everest region, Manaslu region, Upper Mustang region and Langtang Gosaikunda and Helambu region.
Is it expensive to do a trek in Nepal?
The price ranges from cheap, medium and high, depending upon the number of person and days of the trek. The price also rises when you camping, trekking and expedition tours.
What kind of equipment is recommended for trekking?
During your trek in Nepal, the below-mentioned trekking equipment are recommended.
There are two types of trekking equipment.
Company provided (Logistics)
Personal (Trekkers clothing and gears)
List of Company Equipment
- Lodging Tents
- A-shaped Triangular tents: They are heavy but considered the best ones for the treks till the Base Camps because of their enduring strength against strong winds.
- Dome Tents: They are light and considered the best during the high altitude long treks and expedition.
- Small foam mattress 1.5 inches thick
- 0.5 to 0.75-inch rubber pad
- Airbag with insulation and thermal rest beneath
- Dining Equipment
- Dining tents, tables, and chairs
- Kitchen tents and cooking equipment
- Toilet tents
If the trek is organized as per the tea house or GAP arrangements the company provides the services accordingly.
Personal clothing and trekking gears for a trek
- Lightweight walking boots for the new one bought “walk then in” to avoid sores.
- Spare Laces
- 2 pairs of thin and 2 pair of thick woolen socks
- A pair of camp shoes/ sandals to wear in the camp at night or when the boot is wet
Warm fleece jacket
- A rain/windproof jacket with hood or a poncho, get the one that is guaranteed waterproof.
- Woolen shirts and thick sweaters
- A pair of lightweight/ heavyweight trousers
- Nightwear and thermals
- Thermal inner wears
- A fleece sweatpant useful for wearing in camp and in the tent
- 2 pair of loose fitting long shorts/ skirts.
- 1 lightweight long sleeved –shirt is particularly suitable for avoiding sunburn.
- A warm balaclava and neck gaiter
- A pair of gloves, Leather with lining and woolen is best
Equipment and Accessories
- Sleeping bag
- 2 seasons- up to 0-degree centigrade
- 3 seasons- up to 12-degree centigrade
- 4 seasons- up to 40-degree centigrade
- Duffle bag or kit bag to carry to gear while trekking
- Daypack: This is a small rucksack to carry the personal requirement for the day e.g. toilet items, camera, film towel, soap, a boot etc.
- Snow glasses and sunglasses
- 2-4 large plastic bags to separate clean clothes from dirty ones
- 6-10 smaller plastic bags to dispose the garbage
- Wallet and /or money belt with a compartment for coins.
- Toiletries with large and small towels Toilet paper can be bought in Kathmandu and some villages in the mountains.
- Small headlamp and/ or torch with spare batteries and bulbs candles and lighter to burn toilet paper
- Snow gaiters essential during wither and all treks going over at other times.
Gears for Trekking Peak Climbing
- All trek gears plus
- Climbing backpack
- Climbing boots (Plastic made)
- Crampons (thorns like metal stuck on the base of climbing boots to firmly hold the ice while climbing)
- Ice axe (It has two uses sometimes to dig the barrier ice to make a way ahead and other times it is a life-saving tool to hook it on the ice hold it till the help comes)
- Gaiters (Pad to roll over the boots and trousers to avoid the ice enter the foot while walking in ice and hence avoid the risk of frostbite.
- Climbing down (Pant and jacket)
- Mercury coated glacier glasses
- Reading materials, camera and film, game items (optional), notebook, rubber band, pen and pencil, envelopes, a diary, a calendar, a pocket knife, binoculars (optional), a small pillow or headrest (optional).Thermoses (optional)- an inflatable sleeping mat, trekking map, adequate quantities of a passport photograph
- Trekking Poles
Can I trek in the Himalayas even if I haven’t done any trekking before?
Absolutely, in fact, it’s a great place to start. As part of our job, one of the most important things we do is ascertain your experience and ambitions, and find the trek that ideally suits you. However hard or easy you’d like it.
Are the food & water in the lodges and camps hygienically standard?
Yes! Absolutely your foods and water are safe while you are in the lodge and camp trek. We served only when it is hygienically prepared on the lodge. Moreover, our guides are the cooks while you are on the lodge trek, they will check the food before preparing in the kitchen & make sure everything is Okay. Most of the cooks in the local teahouses are simply trained but experience has made them perfect. If the group requires our well trained 5-star class cooks with the crew even on the lodge trek we are more delighted to take with an additional cost. We will provide boiled with purified by tablet and bottled sealed water in case of insufficient even though we are conscious of current environmental issues. On Discover Himalaya’s camp crew, we have the good combination of Guides, Sherpas, Cooks, Kitchen staffs and Porters. Guides and cooks are technically, practically and theoretically well trained whereas kitchen staffs and porters are the practically well train. While on the camping trek our best cooks prepare you with the varieties of foods, which is hygienically prepared. You will find out a very rare repetition of food items on your entire trek duration. As far as drinking water is offered to you once boiled, filtered or treated with water purifying medicine.
What is the Electricity System in Nepal or Will my Laptop work in Nepal?
Nepal’s Electricity is 220 Volt and 50 MHZ (50 Cycles per Second). Electric Plug is two or three round prongs, but not flat prongs as found in use in the United States or in other countries. If your electronic uses 110 Volt 60 MHZ electricity, you will need a voltage converter.
We have heard that people visiting Nepal have had their hair driers blown up, laptops fried and electric razor went crazy! Voltage converters and plug adapters are available in stores near you or in shopping centers in Airport Terminals. Your hotel manager can also help you with this issue.
Nepal’s electricity is not smooth. Voltage fluctuation is very common and it is advised that you use a robust power surge protector for your electronics.
Nepal does not produce enough electricity so there are seasons when power may be disrupted for hours – they call it load-shedding. Keep in touch with local newspapers or your hotel reception about the hours’ power may be off. Also, Nepal’s electricity goes on and off randomly all the time. If you are working on the computers found in the hotels, make sure they have UPS (Uninterruptible Power Supply) otherwise save your work every time.
Is the country politically safe and stable?
Nepal is one of the new republic countries in the world with many active political parties, ideas, ideologies, and leaders. As such there might be some disturbances in some parts of the country. But it does not and will not affect the daily life of the residents in the other parts. Life moves on as usual, unperturbed. Moreover, considering the importance of Tourism Business several organizations including the public societies have strengthened the mechanism for smooth operation in tourist involved activities.
How to enter Nepal?
Nepal can be entered by two ways,
By air: Some of the major international airlines operating scheduled services to Nepal are Royal Nepal Airlines, British Airways, Biman Bangladesh, China South West Airlines, Druk Air, Gulf Air, India Air, Thai Airways, Qatar, Pakistan Air, Jet Air, and Singapore Airlines. By air, you will arrive at the Tribhuvan International Airport (only one international airport) located in the heart of Kathmandu City.
By Road: There are several entry points by land route mainly from Nepal / Indian borders;
- Kodari [Nepal/Tibet Border]
What is Nepal known for?
Nepal is known for Mt. Everest, the highest peak in the world and Lord Buddha, who was the pioneer of Buddhist religion. Besides, among the 14 eight thousand meters plus mountains in the world, Nepal houses eight of them. Nepal has been the focus of outstanding achievements in the world of peak climbing expeditions with the identification of more than one thousand peaks above 6,000 meters. Well known for abundant water resources Nepal is the home of more than 6000 rivers and rivulets and myriads of springs and falls. Wildlife with extremely diverse floras and faunas, Nepal holds more than 14 wildlife parks and conservation areas which have been the home for several endangered animal species and more than 800 species of birds. Overall, Nepal is known for its hospitality and the local people believe the mantra ‘Atithi Deba Bhaba’ (Guest are god).
Where is Nepal?
Nepal is a landlocked country between the two Asian giants India and China. Nepal is geographically, culturally and linguistically diverse. The capital city of the country is Kathmandu, commonly known as ‘city of temples’ where we can explore traditional artistic beauty. Draped along the greatest heights of the Himalaya, Nepal is where the ice-cold of the mountains meets the steamy heat of the Indian plains. The country with the world’s crown Everest and Birth Place of Buddha, Lumbini are also the glorious synonyms of Nepal.
Do I need a visa to enter Nepal?
Yes. All visitors require a VISA to enter Nepal. Tourist Visa is available on arrivals. At your entry point, you can fill up the visa form with photo attached, pay the visa fee and obtain your visa. You can also obtain the visa to Nepal from the Nepalese Embassy or Consulate’s Office in your city or country.
Can I get Nepal visa on arrival?
Yes! Nepal visa is easily available upon arrival in the entry places. Make the process easier by downloading & completing the application form, having the correct USD cash and two passport photographs.
|US$ 25 or equivalent Nepali Currency
|USS$ 40 or equivalent Nepali Currency
|US$ 100 or equivalent Nepali Currency
Is Nepal safe? Is a woman traveling alone safe with your company?
Absolutely Nepal is safe for the traveler. Firstly, Nepal is considered as one of the peaceful countries in the world (chances are it’s safer here than your home country). Secondly, while you’re on one of our trips, we take personal responsibility for your well-being, every responsibility we commit is to provide you complete liberty prioritizing your safety first. Lots of single woman trek in the remotest parts of Nepal and they express with utter satisfaction about the exceptional hospitality provided to her.
What are the best times to come on a trek/tour/peak climbing?
Normally peak season for touristic activities in Nepal is divided into two seasons: Autumn (October to December) and spring (March to May). Weather remains fairly stable and pleasant during these seasons. The common features of these seasons are:
- Bright sunshine
- Blue sky
- Chilling morning and evening, warm during daytime
- Windy day time in higher altitude