Want to go trekking and tour in Nepal, Tibet or Bhutan, the mystical land of the Himalayas? High peaks, endless routes and hundred of trekking options are awaiting you. This 5 series of the blog post will provide you with plenty of information, most asked questions and their relevant answers and guidelines for your trekking and walking holiday in Nepal. Booking and Payment options, Choosing the Right Trekking for you, Preparation for adventure in Nepal, Health and safety, What to Expect, Trekking routes, costs, insurance, maps, your trekking permit, choosing the right trekking company, Covid-19 and many more subjects will be explained.
Depending on how much you’ve travelled before, Nepal can be a bit of a culture shock and many of you even don't know about this. Although we think you’ll quickly see the beauty in everything! most people have many questions, curiosity before they even decide to trek or tour in Nepal. If you’re one of them, you’ll find this page super handy and helpful for you! in this 1st part we will cover how to book trekking and tour, Our booking and payment policy in Nepal, Tibet and Bhutan and most of the trekking companies in Nepal.
Frequently Asked Questions about Booking And Payment to Trek/Tour in Nepal.
1.How to book a Trek/Tour with you?
Before booking your potential holidays to Nepal, Tibet or Bhutan please make sure you have already read all the relevant trip details including Itinerary, facts, terms and conditions, includes, Excludes and Complementary services. It is very important that you choose the right trip for you, which is suitable to your capability.
During this time if you have any concerns about the trip, we are here to support 24*7 please fill free to ask about anything related the trip. You can reach in many ways. Just use the easiest way:
Email: Info@namastenepaltrekking.com / Namastenepal.email@example.com
Cell no: +977-9843710551
What’s app/line/We Chat: +977-9843294000 (Rajan).
We are more than happy to know your preference and or the style of travelling. Just lets us know how we can help you to make your trip to Nepal wonderful. We are always happy to answer your questions and queries about any trip to Nepal, Tibet and Bhutan.
After you fixed everything about the booking you can simply fill-up the Application form of the related trip package. For the confirmation of your booking, we need a copy of your passport and 30% of the total amount as advance payment to organise all the necessary arrangements for your trip.
You can see our Payment process below.
2.What is your payment process?
Our payment process is easy and simple. All the prices on our website are in US Dollars. You can convert it into any other currency suits you.
1st step: Advance to confirm your booking.
You need to pay 30% of the package price as Advance payment to confirm your booking. We accept online payment as well or you can send via international bank transfer. Please note that you are responsible for all bank transfer charges.
When you are ready to go ahead with your booking we will send you our company bank details and the payment information. Once we received the advance payment, we will send you a booking confirmation with complete package details and other useful information about your tour/trek.
2nd step: Paying the Balance.
Rest of the package price you can pay once you arrive in Kathmandu while we will be having the pre-trip meeting, we recommend you to pay in local currency (you can withdraw cash from an ATM’s for $5 per transaction) or you can pay with a major currency like EURO, AUD, POUND, IC, YAN, CAD, Ect.
We also accept major cards like Visa, Master Card, American express, SCT, However you will be charged 4% extra fee to cover local bank commission. We also are very happy to get all the package price when you send advance payments.
3.Are there any extra costs that I have to pay on top of package price?
Every single package has its own includes and excludes. If you check there, you will find that most of the things are included. However, we suggest you estimate $ 10 to $20 per person per day as your miscellaneous expenses. Following are the major expenses they are extra on top of the package price.
- Nepal Entry visa: minimum available visa for 15 days to Nepal will cost you $30.
- Lunches and Dinners in Kathmandu and or before start the trek: Except the welcome and farewell dinners in Kathmandu, your lunch and dinners are not included, from the day you start the trek everything will be included, check your quote to see which meals are included.
- Drinking-Water: Drinking water for your entire trip is not included in our package. We are Eco-friendly Trekking Company, we encourage you to keep mountains safe from garbage and use the reusable bottles and water purification tablets.
- Other Drunks: Every meal included in the itinerary comes with a cup of tea or coffee, Apart from that any of your hot/cold drinks will be your own.
- Overweight backpack: NNTR provides 1 support staff for every 2 trekkers, if one of your backpacks weighs more than 15 kg, you will need to pay a bit extra to compensate your porter or get another porter.
- Tips for your guide and support staff
- Optional extra expenses on your guesthouses: Nowadays most of the famous trekking trails of Nepal have got the internet and electricity asses, it's normal for guesthouses to charge extra for wifi and battery charging, most of the guesthouse offers hot showers (or hot buckets), you will have to pay extra for the shower too.
4.How can I change my booking Details?
To change your booking details, you can simply write us an email or message with a potential change in your booking. We will try our best to assist with your travel needs. We will be more than happy to know your preference and the style of travelling.
It will be possible to change the date of your trek/ tour. You need to let us know at least 20 days before your scheduled trip. We will deposit your advance money to the new Trek/Tour, any time you can come to Nepal.
If we are unlikely unable to postpone the trip our cancellation policy will apply.
It’s possible to change the name. We don’t charge any extra for this service. You need to get in touch with one of our representatives at least 20days before the scheduled trip date.
5.How much does it cost to normal trek/tour in Nepal?
Trekking in Nepal is getting popular every day but you can still trek in Nepal for a chipper then other famous adventure holiday destinations.
We have more than 600 different trekking trails in Nepal. It’s very hard to tell how much it cost. However, with our experience, USD 60 to 80 per person per day for full board (Guide, Support staff, Guesthouse accommodation, Breakfast, Tea break, lunch, and Dinner) price during your trek should be enough. And the cost for the trekking and tour in Nepal also will be depending on how big is your group is. Naturally, more people in your group for trekking, the cheaper price it will be.
6.How to cancel the trip? What is your cancellation policy?
We know unexpected things happen at unexpected times. If some unfortunate happens and you need to change your plans you can simply write us an email or message us. If you give us enough time we will try our best to assist your unfortunate.
We can normally postpone your trip and apply your advance payment for any time in the future. The fund transfer process from Nepal to another country takes a long time because we need to prepare all the documents and take permission from the Central Bank of Nepal. That’s the main reason we encourage all of you to Postpone the trip and use the credit in the future.
If you need to cancel your trip completely, we, unfortunately, are unable to give you a full refund. You will be charged by 30% of the package price as a cancellation charge.
Yes, we are aware that different people prefer different payment options. As it suits them we accept some of the major international credit cards. Here are the payment options that we accept from our clients.
- Master card
- Visa card
- Phone pay
- American express
- Union Pay
In Part 2 we will discuss Frequently Asked Questions about how to choose the Right Trek/Tour for you. Stay tuned and don't forget to subscribe.
Team Namaste Nepal Trekking & Research Hub.