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Nepal

LAND of majestic Mt. Everest (8848 meters) and the high Himalaya, home of Lord Buddha, Shangri-La for soul searchers.. adventure playground for those who like to live on the edge.. paradise for those who want to unwind and loosen into the un-spoilt nature.. relax into the laid back yet festive culture and tradition that is full of legends - Nepal spans over all the possible and imaginable holiday destination !!!

When to go, weather

Climate
Nepal's climate consists of several holidays season. For trekking and Expeditions : The best month are February, March, April, May in spring and September,October, November, December in Autumn. The monsoon months June and September are excellent to go on Trekking on Dolpa, Mustang and Tibet.

For Sightseeing
Kathmandu valley offers excellant sightseeing trips throughout the year.

For Rafting
The best period is right after moonsoon, when the water level from the river is high.

For Terai and Chitwan
Octover through April , when the temperatures are pleasent.

Getting there

GETTING TO NEPAL

By Air

Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu is the only international airport in Nepal. The national flag carrier, Nepal Airlines, and other international airlines directly connect Kathmandu with major cities around the world. Alternatively, you can travel to Nepal via India.

By Land

All visitors coming to Nepal by land can enter through any of these entry points on the India- Nepal Border:

  • Pani Tanki/Kakarbhitta
  • Raxual/Birgunj
  • Sunauli/Belahiya
  • Rupaidiya/ Nepalgunj
  • Mohana/Dhangadi
  • Banbasa/Mahendranagar, Gaddachauki and
  • Khasa,Liping/ Tatopani on the Tibet,China-Nepal border respectively.

Overland tourists entering the country with their vehicles must possess an international carnet or complete customs formalities.

Visa

All visitors to Nepal, except Indian nationalities must hold valid passport and visa. tourist visas can be obtained from any Royal Nepalese Embassy or Consulate overseas. A visa can also be obtained at Tribhuvan International Airpart, Kathmandu, and at the overland entry points. Tourists can extend their visas at Central immigration Office.

Tourist Visa 

Visa Facility       Duration       Fee

Multiple entry           15 days            US$ 25 or equivalent convertible currency

Multiple entry           30 days            US$ 40 or equivalent convertible currency

Multiple entry           90 days            US$ 100 or equivalent convertible currency

Tourist Visa Extension

Visa extension fee for 15 days or less is US $ 30 or equivalent convertible currency and visa extension fee for more than 15 days is US$ 2 per day.

Tourist visa can be extended for a maximum period of 150 days in a single visa year (January – December).

Gratis (Free) Visa

Gratis visa for 30 days available only for tourists of SAARC countries Indian nationals do not require visa to enter into Nepal. 

Transit Visa 

Transit visa for one day can be obtained from Nepal's immigration offices at the entry points upon the production of departure flight ticket via Tribhuvan 

International Airport in Nepal, by paying US $ 5 or equivalent convertible currency.

Currency

USD 1 = NRS 100.0

Travel Insurance

When you travel with us, we REQUIRE travel insurance for our trekking clients, and highly recommend it for all our travelers.  The Travel insurance obtained should cover emergencies like helicoptor evacuation and medical treatment.

Please contact us for a reliable travel insurance company recommendation.

Health Issues

Diarrhea is a common illness that a tourist would be facing. So, it is recommended to drink purified water and eat in clean outlets.Drinking and eating precautions will surely help to take care of many health problems that could arise during the trip.Staying hydrated during the travel, trekking, tours is highly recommended too. If any problem should arise during the trip.

Vaccinations:
There is no need to present inoculation/immunization certificates to enter Nepal for any legal purpose. However, vaccination for diseases such as Malaria (widely found in lowerlands of Nepal – Terai), Small Pox, Typhoid, Tetanus, Meningitis, Hepatitis and Polio are recommended before you commence your travel to Nepal to be on the safe side. We advise you to consult your doctor before beginning your travel and also to carry necessary health certificates (immunization certificates), should they be required in any case.

Culture & History

Nepal held its first elections in 1959, but with the king dissolving parliament and banning political parties soon after, Nepal's monarchy retained power. After decades of pro-democracy movements, Nepal was finally declared a democratic republic in 2008, with Nepal's monarchy being removed from power after ruling for more than 240 years.
 
With more than 30 different ethnic groups and a wide range of religions and language dialects, Nepalese society is rich in diversity. With Indian, Tibetan, Chinese and Mongolian influences, Nepalese food, clothing, customs and music vary, depending on what area you're travelling in and what ethnicity people belong to or identify with. Hinduism is the dominant religion, followed by Buddhism. Standing alongside these religions, there are also small populations of people who follow Islam and Christianity.
 
The culture of Nepal is rich and unique. The cultural heritage of Nepal has evolved over the centuries. This multi-dimensional heritage encompasses the diversities of Nepal's ethnic, tribal, and social groups, and it manifests in music and dance; art and craft; folklore and folktales; languages and literature; philosophy andreligion; festivals and celebration; foods and drinks.

Faqs

 Q 1. What is Trekking?

Trekking is not the climbing trip it is a form of walking. Trekking often refers to  multi-day hiking trips through rural, often rugged territory.

Q 2. What is Tea House/Lodge trek?

Some of the popular trekking routes are served by lodges making it possible for you to stay at local Tea house (mountain hut) during your trek. Tea house treks are less expensive then Camping trek and are largely suitable for small group. Usually during busy seasons if private rooms in smaller villages are fully occupied you might have to sleep in dormitory.

Q 3. What is Camping trek?

Camping Trek your eating and sleeping arrangements will be fully organized by the support crew. On camping trek you will be sleeping in tents, our crewconsists of one sirdar, one cook and kitchen crew, Sherpa assistants and porters depending on the size of the group. Under the leadership of the sirdar (the local trek leader), the crew consists of several Sherpa assistants who will ensure you don't take the wrong path, a cook and kitchen crew to keep you well fed with delicious and nutritious meals and the porters to transport all the gear from camp to camp.

Q 4. Is there any age limit for trekking?

There is no particular age limit for trekking. Anyone with outdoor attitude and passion for walking are fit for trekking. But, you are expected to have good physical fitness, positive attitude and endurance. Having said that additional requirements depend on the type and nature of treks you choose

Q 5. What is the best time for trekking ?

The best time to trek is from October to May. The first two months of the dry season – October and November, when it is still comfortably warm – are ideal fortrekking inNepal. December, January and February are still good months for trekking, but it can be bitterly cold at high altitudes.

Q 6. What is the weather & temperature like in trekking ?

It is difficult to predict the weather in the mountain. At night it is generally cold and the days are generally warm. There will be snow during the month of December and February. It is important to make sure that you can stay warm and dry in just about any conditions. Some time it can be unexpected! The temperature could be as high as 20 deg C to -10 deg C low

Q 7. How to get safe drinking water on the trek?

On camping trek, our staff will boil and cook meals treated by potassium permanganate or iodine. On Tea House/Lodge trek, you will be able to buy safe hot drinks in the tea house. We recommend you to bring water purification pills. 

Q 8. What kind of food can I expect  in the Mountain ?

In Tea House/Lodge trek you will be served with a variety of local foods including such items as Tibetan fried bread, soups, momo’s (steamed dumplings), daal- bhat (lentils and rice), tarkari (steamed, fried, or curried vegetables), potatoes (prepared in dozens of ways), pastas and even a version of pizza. Meats are rarely eaten although you may have canned tuna or sardines and the occasional yak stew. Breakfasts typically consist of eggs (prepared in many ways), hot porridge, muesli, toast, peanut butter and honey.

Q 9. How many hours we walk every day during the trek?

It depends up on the physical fitness and interest of the guest. Normally we trek about 5 to 7 days per day, it depend on an altitude and condition of the way. All of our Treks are designed on the principle of working 5 to 7 hours per day.

Q 10. What kind of clothes/equipments is needed for trekking?

While you traveling Himalayan country it is important to know what are the essential clothing and equipments during the travel. For evening/night/morning use clothes, Sun Hat, casual warm cloth for day use, some pairs of good quality shocks. Apart from above please bring- slippers, suntan-lotions and trekkers personal medication. Regarding personal equipment you need to bring with you a pair of well broken trek Boot, sleeping bag, down-Jacket, pullovers, neck scarves, etc.

Q 11. Is it possible to hire equipments in Kathmandu ?

There are numerous shops in Kathmandu selling trekking gears where you can hire these gears at a reasonable price.

Q 12. What problems can arise on altitude?

Our itinerary specially tailored considering with a high degree of minimization of AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness). Normally, altitude sickness starts from 3,500 meters/11800 feet and there is no problem below this standard. During your trip this is a best solution go slowly with body acclimatization. Consider in the higher altitude there is less oxygen in the air. Suppose, crossing high passes more than 5,000 meters/ 16,400 feet, there is 50% less oxygen than at sea level. Your body needs many days to acclimatization during the travel in high Himalaya.

Q 13. What happens in case of emergency?

In the case of a serious sickness or a casualty, you shall be rescued by a helicopter to Kathmandu. Since you are entirely liable for all the expenses incurred in evacuation please make sure that it is covered by your insurance before assigning for it or be prepared to pay on your own after getting back in Kathmandu. 

Q 14. What type of insurance should I have before come to Nepal? Can I get there?

Check your insurance to see if you have both medical and evacuation insurance. If you need insurance just for the trip then tell us we can assist you if you want to obtain it in Nepal. However we advise you to take out suitable insurance in your own country before arrival in Nepal.

Q 15. How much is the weight limits that porters carry?

Weight limits for our porters to carry a load is 20 kilo. 

Q 16. Is the View Asia Adventure staff insured?

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). 

Q 17. Is tipping included and if not, how much should I budget?

Tips are appreciated by your support team after the trip. The amount depends on your budget and appreciation of their work.





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