Frequently Asked Questions

BOOKING AND PAYMENT

How to book a Trek/Tour with you?

How to book a Trek/Tour with you?

Before booking your potential holidays to Nepal 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.

Dering 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 to the trip. You can reach us in many ways. Just use the easiest way:

Email: Info@namastenepaltrekking.com / Namastenepal.rajan@gmail.com

Phone No: 977-01-4383889

Cell no: +977-9851182601

What’s app/line/We Chat: +977-9843294000.

We are more than happy to know your preference and or the style of traveling. 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 organize all the necessary arrangements for your trip.

You can see our Payment process below.


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 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 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 will be very happy to get all the package price when you send advance payments.

Are there any extra costs that I have to pay on top of the 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 $15 per person per day as your miscellaneous expenses.  The 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 for 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, its 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.

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 your travel needs. We will be more than happy to know your preference and the style of travelling.

Date change:

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, any time you can come to Nepal.

If we are unlikely unable to postpone the trip our cancellation policy will apply.

Name Change:

It’s possible to change the name. We don’t chare any extra for this service. You need to get in touch with one of our representative at least 15 days before the scheduled trip date.

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.

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. 

Does Namaste Nepal Trekking & Research Hub Accept Major Credit Cards?

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
  • JCB
  • Union Pay

CHOOSING THE RIGHT TREK

When is the best time to trek in Nepal

Normally Spring (March, April, May) and Autumn (September, October, November) are the best months for High altitude treks in Nepal. The air, freshly washed by the monsoon rain, is crystal clear, stunning mountains scenery, and the weather is still comfortably warm.

 

Although many trekking trip into the lower altitude can be taken during winter and monsoon too, but the cold can be bitter and dangerous at the high altitude, trekking trails above 4000 meters is usually blocked by the heavy snowfall. And the trails can be slippery due to the monsoon rain, Nepal’s famous Juka (leeches) is an un-pleasant feature of the wet season, but with the care, trekking can still be possible and there are certainly fewer trekkers on the trail. 

There are some forever trekking trails that you can take all around the year. Among them, GhorepaniPoon Hill Trek, Luxury Balthai village Trek, Chisapani Nagarkot trek, Annapurna view trek, Royal trek, Mardi Himal trek, etc are the best ones.

Could you give me some information about the Group Leaders/Trekking Guide?

Trekking in the land of the mystical Himalaya is a big deal for many people around the globe. Choosing the right company and the right guide is also the big challenge you put your complete trust in a Stanger Guide for your biggest adventure. It’s not the decision to be taken lightly.

We have been there and understand how important it is to have a professional and best trekking Leader or Guide for your Adventure in Nepal. We are very careful about that your guide needs to speak good English, Knowledgeable, very experienced in the field, friendly and good discussion maker.

That’s why Mr. Rajan carefully chooses all of our guides himself for your Adventure. Rajan has known all our guides for many years. For us, customer service is everything once you landed in Nepal until you reach your home! It’s really important that your guide provides great service with good care and show his Experience, knowledge, and passion for adventure and be in nature.

 

“I always select the best trekking and tour leader and guides who are just like me!

They all are verified and local guides. Have lots of experience trekking and touring all over in Nepal. I know them personally very well though. I have trekked with all of them before so I know exactly how good they are and operate on the field.  They are also very kind and friendly people.”  Rajan — Founder and Managing director of Namaste Nepal Trekking & Research Hub.

 

All of our group leaders and guides are highly experienced, professional, and have been selected based on their technical proficiency proven safety recodes, good judgment, patience, and awesome personalities. They easily acclimate themselves to the high altitudes with nil difficulty this is why they can provide batter services without becoming a casualty themselves. All of our guides have had many kinds of different training to be a professional Guide. Among them some of them are:

  • Trekking Guide Tanning
  • Tour Guide Training
  • First-Aid Training
  • Mountaineering training
  • High Altitude Risk Management Training
  • Bird Watching Training

What about your company trekking Team for my trek?

Your safety is our first priority. To make your dream adventure success there will be 1 professional trekking leader/guide, 1 assistance trekking guide (1 assistance trekking guide for every 7 trekkers) and support staff / Sherpa porters (1 support staff for every 2 trekkers). These arrangements will make sure that if anybody on the group gets any issue (emergency return, Altitude sickness, physical damage, sickness, etc) on the middle of the trek and can’t continue rest of the group can still go ahead as planned as to the destinations.

Will porter/Support staff carry my bag-pack?

Yes, we will organize the support staff to carry your bag pack. Every single trekking package on our website includes a 1 support staff for every 2 trekkers.

Trekking in The Himalayas is challenging and even very harder if you are carrying your backpack by yourself. It will be much easier and enjoyable if you take support staff to carry your backpack. You can only worry about your day pack with you and enjoy every single moment of your Himalayan day with stunning scenery.

What can I expect to eat during the trek? What are my trekking foods like?

One of the best parts of your adventure in Nepal is our food too. It’s possible to eat really good food in Nepal. There will be a huge amount to choose from the menu including many local foods and some Chinese and western-style dishes. You can’t expect them to be the same as your homeland but it will be perfect for the mountain. You can expect to find Pizza, Pasta, French Fries, Toast, and many more.

There are so many different Local dishes you really need to try. These are the team NNTR’S Favorite three-course meals for the day.

Breakfast – Tibateen Bread with omelette and hot cup of Nepali Masala Tea

For the breakfast, there can’t be anything batter than this. One of our favourite food in Mountain. It has a different name in different places. In Annapurna reason is known as Gurung bread.  This is a traditional homemade Flatbread fried in oil, available in every guesthouse.  You can enjoy it plain too. If you wish to get something sweet just put honey on the top of it. It’s really filling and delicious, the perfect beginning of your day!

Masala tea

We love Masala tea, also known as milk tea. It’s a black tea cooked with fresh milk and some delicious spices like Cloves, green cardamom, ginger, cinnamon, etc.  We can’t get enough of this tea.

Lunch – Momo

Momo is the most ate Fast food in Nepal. It’s available everywhere in Nepal. It is the same as a dumpling with various fillings inside. It’s your choice what you want to put, they have chicken, Buff, Vegetables, Potatoes, Cheese, etc. will come with spicy dipping sauce. It can be fried or steamed. It’s not very heavy though, when we are trekking we normally eat light at lunchtime because it’s difficult to get started again on a very full stomach.

Dinner – Dhal Bhat – Dhal Power for 24 Hour

The ultimate food in Nepal, Dhal Bhat is also known as Nepali set meal, it is a combination of all type of nutrition sources. And the healthiest food you can eat in the mountain. It consists of Rice, Lentil Soup, Vegetable curry, Fried/ Steamed Greens, Papadum and, pickles. Some places also have a curry of meat too. Most Nepali people eat dhal Bhat twice a day, that doesn’t mean they eat the same food every day. Every single time the taste of the food will be different. It depends on what vegetables and meat are available in the place. So you will be surprised every time!

Another advantage of having Dhal Bhat is traditionally when you order Dhal Bhat, you are offered a second helping of everything if you are not full.  So it is filling, healthy and well-cooked choice when you are starving after the long Himalayan day walk. 

What about the drinking Water During the trek?

Yes the most important thing to worry about, the drinking water during the trekking in Nepal. Because most of the common sickness you might get during the trek is comes mostly from the water. So the drinking water most be safe to drink. We understand that very well.

Most of the trekking trails have mineral water bottles available.  They also have boiled water or filtered water everywhere along the trekking trails. Some villages also have water purification filterer system such as Katadyn, Kent or similar. You can also use normal water after prepared with water purification tablets.

What happens if there any medical emergency and or I get altitude sickness?

Anything can happen anytime during the trek. All of our group leaders, guides and assistance guides are trained for first aid, High altitude risk Management, and are prepared to deal with most common problems or injuries you may get on a trek.  Apart from that in the case of any emergency or Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS), your guide will let us know immediately. Namaste Nepal Trekking & Research Hub will be there for you to assist your Rescue if needed. In some trekking areas, there are health posts which have been serving by foreign doctors and local professionals. We will help you to get there to get treatment and get back to the capital. NNTR trekking crew are ready to ensure your safety anytime during the trek even to carry you down to a safer place.

Are there any banks or ATM’s in Nepal/Mountains?

There are many ATMs in the major cities of Nepal. Kathmandu, Pokhara, Chitwan, Lumbini have even international banks. ATMs are slowly beginning to introduce other small cities like Dharan, Palpa, Gorkha, Bandipur, Namche Bazaar etc. They will accept all types of major cards. But if you are going to trek into the mountains there will not be any bank, ATM or exchange facilities. You need to prepare everything before you start the trek.

How much does it cost to trek in Nepal?

Trekking in Nepal is getting popular everyday but you can still trek in Nepal for a chipper then other famous adventure holidays 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 70 per person per day for full board (Guide, Support staff, Guest house accommodation, Breakfast, Tea break, lunch and Dinner) price during the 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 on your group for trekking, the cheaper price it will be.

Can I Trek in Nepal without a Guide?

Yes, it’s possible to trek in Nepal without a guide on the famous trekking trails and lots of people do. You can carry your backpack and rely totally on your navigation, Language Skills and Prior Research. On the famous trekking area, the trails are usually clear and easy to follow. We’d strongly recommend you to take a good map and enough information with you.

Trekking without the guide is a bit cheaper. After all, you are not paying for the guide. You can pay for other necessary things for your trip like transport, foods, accommodation directly. Sometimes you might end up paying to allot more than normal price as you have no relationship or agreement in the place with business owners.

"I am Rajan from team NNTR, I am the founder of NNTR and I have been guiding in most of the trekking trails and famous tourist destinations of Nepal, Tibet and Bhutan. I have seen travellers without the guide and had helped them many times with different situation. I recommend all of you to be with safe hand when you are trekking in the Himalayas. 

With all the experience I have here is the Advantage of trekking with a guide and why I highly recommend it to you!"

When you walk out of international arrival, you will be asked by hundreds of people who are waiting for you to offer their services. It can be very stressful. It will be too easy for you to find your guide or the office representative (who will be holding a sign). Once you found your guide you know that you are in the safe hands and everything will be taken care. Then you will be transferred to your hotel. You can just relax and enjoy the stunning sights of Kathmandu valley. You don’t have to worry and or spend lots of time finding the right trek or organising trekking permits because our company has already organised them for you. So you are ready to go!

Your accommodation during the trek in the mountains is guaranteed which is the most important thing in peak season because they have imitated gust houses for the demand of high volume trekkers. When you trek with a guide they will make a reservation in advance to make sure you have the best available accommodation. It’s not possible to book any accommodation ahead without a guide, if you are by yourself you just have to arrive and hope for the best.

Your guide will organise trustworthy support staff to carry your bag pack. It’s very important to get support staff who is very responsible for your goods. Your guide will take your food orders, serve the food and settles the bills. It’s much easier than trying to do by yourself. Instead, you can enjoy the panoramic views of the mountains and relax after the tough walk.

Most importantly when you are trekking in Nepal, you are on holidays! It’s a challenging adventure, anything can happen anytime during the trek. So you to fill looked after by some good hands. You don’t want to think about where you are going, sleeping or what you eat every day. Instead, you can focus on the trekking itself and the mystical land and the stunning sights of the Himalayas.

Trekking is not an easy thing and you are not doing it for 1 day. You are out there for multiple days. Trekking guides and the leaders are skilled to look after every single member of the group, motivate and encourage them in many ways. And they know every single step of the trail. You can always prepare yourself for the next challenge. When you trek with us you trek on your terms with your guide. Even though we have a fixed itinerary before you come to Nepal, you will have a lot of flexibility once you are there. Our guides and teams will do everything possible to make sure your trek feels perfect for you!

Do I need to have a good fitness level to trek in Nepal?


What happens if I need to leave/cancel the trek early?

Anything can happen anytime with you during the trek. If you need to leave your trek on the middle of the trail we will provide maximum effort to make sure your safe return to Kathmandu. And we will assist with your travel arrangements to your home.


PREPARATION FOR ADVENTURE IN NEPAL

What should I wear TO TREK IN NEPAL?

You might think you need several sets of trekking/hiking clothes for your trek. Many trekkers made this mistake when they didn’t really know what to wear for trekking Nepal! The reality is, you’ll likely wear the same clothes for most of your trek, with the exception of your underwear. You don’t need to change outer clothes (apart from in the evenings!). It’s a bit nasty putting them back on each morning, but after five minutes you will be back in the rhythm and your clothes are comfortably rocking the Himalaya with you. So be careful not to over-pack. You need a maximum of two changes of clothes for a longer trek and just one for shorter treks.

The following basic equipment checklists should help you with your packing. Please remember that you should always try to keep the weight of your equipment to a minimum. At the start of the trek, your packed trek bag should weigh no more than 33 pounds or 15 kg.

                                                Note: Items marked with (#) will be provided in your package.

  • Head

Sun hat or scarf

Warm fleece hat

Sunglasses

  • Lower Body

Under Garments

Hiking shorts

 Lightweight cotton long pants

 Fleece or wool pants (seasonal)

 Waterproof pants

  • Feet

Thin, lightweight inner socks

 Thick, warm wool hiking socks

 Hiking boots with spare laces

Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals)

  • Upper Body

T-shirts

 Fleece jacket or pullover

Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)

Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket

Down jacket(#)

  • Hands

Lightweight gloves and or

 Heavyweight gloves

  • Accessories

Sleeping bag(#) 

Headlamp

Trekking Bags

Duffle bag(#)

Basic First Aid Kit(#)

Regular medicine

Daypack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches)

Trekking Poles(#)

Water bottles

Toiletries

1 medium-sized quick-drying towel

Toothbrush/paste

 Multipurpose soap

Deodorants

Nail clippers

Face and body moisturizer

Female hygiene products

Personal Hygiene

Wet wipes (baby wipes)

Tissue /toilet roll

Anti-bacterial hands wash/ hand sanitizers

Extras/Luxuries

Reading book

Trail Map/Guide book

Journal and Pen

iPod

Pencils and small notebooks

Travelling games (Uno, playing cards, dice, etc)

Do they have internet in Trekking trails of Nepal?

In most of the guesthouses of Everest, Annapurna and Langtang reason they have high-speed internet facility. “Everest Link” is the best internet provider in this reason. You can visit their website www.everestlink.com.  As they have cellular service in most of the trekking trails of Nepal, similarly you can use 3G and or 4G with them too. You can buy a various data plan and enjoy your free time sharing your experience with your loved ones.

Do they have any communication system in the trekking trails of Nepal?

Yes, cellular service is available in most of the trekking trails of Nepal.  And most guesthouses are facilitated with the satellite phone.  If there any emergency you don’t have to worry about that. But there are some places without any service coverage at all, so you need to be prepared for that too. This is the fact that you are trekking in the remote and ancient land of the great Himalayas. This is part of the experience of it all!

Are there any health risks in Nepal? What do I need to know about altitude sickness?

Acute/Altitude mountain sickness (AMS) is the major concern in high altitude treks. but for the majority of trekkers the health problems likely to be minor, such as stomach upsets, blisters, diarrhoea, Snow blindness, Frostbite, Hypothermia and traumatic injuries. Common-sense precautions are all that’s required the illness. Many people suffer from the knee and ankle strains too. If you have these problems carry elastic support or bandages.  In the high altitude the burning power of the sun is 2 times stronger than your homeland, so make sure you have a pair of good sunglass, a hat and maximum protection sunscreen. 

Other major Helth Risks in Nepal are listed below:

  1. Altitude mountain sickness
  2. Air pollution in big cities
  3. Rabies
  4. Japanese encephalitis
  5. Typhoid Fever
  6. Malaria
  7. Influenza, etc.

The listed Risks are not a big issue to travel to Nepal. you just have to be careful and try to avoid the risk factors.


Altitude Sickness:

Trekking in the mystical land of the Himalayas often entails a great deal of altitude gain and loss. Any height more than 3000 meters above sea level considered to be the high altitude and anything abnormal happens is considered altitude mountain sickness.  Altitude sickness can affect anyone, doesn’t matter how experienced you are in the high altitude or how good fitness level you have. All of our itineraries are designed with providing enough time for you to acclimatize yourself. There is a safe limit of 500 meters that we can ascend daily after 3000 meters. so some trekking days in high altitude are shorter then beginning days.

 Some of the common symptoms and a very least you need to know about AMS are listed HERE.

  • Headache
  • Vomiting
  • Dizziness
  • Tiredness
  • Difficulty in breathing
  • Disinterest in food and drink
  • Rapid heart rate
  • rapid shallow breathing
  • Slurred speech
  • Ataxia
  • Confusion
  • altered consciousness
  • Difficulty in Walking
  • Sleepiness
  • Anger / Irritation
  • Body aches
  • cough
  • Possibly blue skin colour.


Are there any extra costs that I have to prepare on top of package price?


 Every single package has its own includes and excludesIf you check there, you will find that most of the things are included. However, we suggest you estimate $ 10 to $15 per person per day as your miscellaneous expenses.  The 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 for 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 DrunksEvery 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 backpackNNTR 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, its 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.

Do I need visa to enter Nepal & How do I get it? A complete visa information of Nepal.

A visa for Nepal can be obtained on arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu and at the border entry points in Kakadvitta, Birgunj, Bhairahawa, Nepalgunj, Gaddachowki on the Nepal-India border and Kodari and Rashuwagadi on the Nepal-China border.

Outside of Nepal, A visa can also be obtained at the nearest Nepal Embassy or Diplomatic Mission.

To renew a Visa you can go to the Department of Immigration, Kalikasthan, Kathmandu.

VISA REQUIREMENTS

  • A valid Passport and 1 Passport-size photo.
  • Visa can be obtained only through payment of cash in the following currency: Euro, Swiss Franc, Pound Sterling, US Dollar, Australian Dollar, Canadian Dollar, Hong Kong Dollar, Singapore Dollar and Japanese Yen.
  • Credit card, Indian currency and Nepali currency are not accepted as payment of visa fees

The following visa fees have come into effect from 17 July 2019 (as per the Nepal Government’s decision made on 26 May 2019.

  • 15 Days (Multiple Entries): USD 30
  • 30 Days (Multiple Entries): USD 50
  • 90 Days (Multiple Entries): USD 125
  • Visa Extension (Within Valid Visa Period): USD 3 per day
  • Visa Extension (With Multiple Entries): Additional USD 25
  • Visa Extension (After Visa Expiration): Late fee USD 5 per day

 

Please follow these simple procedures for Tourist Visa on Arrival at the airport (TIA) if you have not acquired Visa prior to boarding the plane.

1st Step

Fill in the ' Arrival Card’

Fill in Online ‘Tourist Visa ‘form (you can fill it up prior to your arrival  visiting our official website  Department of Immigration / fill it up using Kiosk machines upon your arrival at the airport).  If you fill it from the website, you will get submission Receipt with barcode, please print it out and bring it along for acquiring a visa. It works for fifteen days and becomes invalid then after.  If so, you will have to fill it up again.

2nd Step

Make payment at the bank according to your visa requirement (15/30/90 Days)

Get the receipt

While you can use different modes of payments (at the visa fees collection counter), we advise you to carry some cash to be on the safe side.

On Arrival Visa Fee at Entry Points

15 Days – 30 USD

30 Days – 50 USD

90 Days – 125 USD

3rd Step

Proceed to the Immigration Desk with your online form, payment receipts and your passport

Hand in your documents to immigration officer for visa processing. He/she issues visa to you upon his/her satisfaction.

 

Do I need to get Trekking Permits to trek in Nepal?

Yes, it’s our job – Leave it to us!

Yes you need to get trekking permits to trek in Nepal. Different reasons ask for different permits. If you are trekking in the national park you need to get national park permit, trekking in conservation area required conservation area permit, the restricted area needs restricted area permits. And on top of all of that, you need to get TIMS to permit too. But don’t worry we will organize your trekking permits for you. Once you confirm your trip with us we will obtain your permit before you arrive. With a confirmation email, we will ask you what documents we need to process your trekking permit.

All the required trekking permits are included in our package price. So you don’t have to pay extra for the permit.  Most of the trekking packages have all the information about the required permits. And for the trekking permits price you can read our latest blog about the trekking permits price to trek in Nepal.

What about the Currency in Nepal?

Nepali Rupee (NPR) is the only acceptable currency everywhere in Nepal. You can exchange other currency in to nepali currency in money exchange counter of airport, your service provider and many other exchange counters. Other currencies are acceptable in major cities like Kathmandu, Pokhara Chitwan, Nagarkot ect. All the major cities have international bank and Atm’s you can also withdraw cash from them too. 

If you are trekking, there will not be any exchange counter or ATM’s. You need to prepare all the cash you may need for trekking before you head to mountains.

Am I going to be picked up at the Airport? How do I meet your Representative in Nepal?

Yes, you are going to be picked up by one of our representatives or possibly by your trekking/tour guide at the airport with warm gratings and some flowers followed by our culture to welcome our guests. He or she will be displaying an NNTR sideboard with your name outside the airport terminal. Just say hello to him. he will Transfer you to the selected hotel and give information about your upcoming programs.

What extra expenses should I prepare for?

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.  The 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 for 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 any of your backpacks weigh 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.

How expensive the domestic flight or major transportation in Nepal?

Nepal is a small country. Our domestic airports are not too far from one to another. However, the prices of domestic flights are not too expensive.  Flying out from Kathmandu to other major big cities like Pokhara, Chitwan, Lumbini, Nepalgung are about 100 us dollars one way. And flying to mountain airport like Lukla, Jomsom, Simira are about 150 us dollars one way.

Other major transportation is via road. You can reach all the major cities with a deluxe tourist bus by spending 10 to 20 us dollars one way. If you want to hire a private vehicle its about 50 to 100 us dollars one way.


HEALTH AND SAFETY

What are the major health risks during the trek in Nepal?

Acute/Altitude mountain sickness (AMS) is the major concern in high altitude treks we will discuss about this later. but for the majority of trekkers the health problems likely to be minor, such as stomach upsets, blisters, diarrhea, Snow blindness, Frostbite, Hypothermia, and traumatic injuries. Common-sense precautions are all that’s required the illness. Many people suffer from knee and ankle strains and blisters too. If you have these problems carry elastic support or bandages.  In the high altitude the burning power of the sun is 2 times stronger than your homeland, so make sure you have a pair of good sunglasses, a hat, and maximum protection sunscreen. 

What do I need to know about Altitude mountain sickness, HACE & HAPE?

Trekking in the mystical land of the Himalayas often entails a great deal of altitude gain and loss. Any height more than 3000 meters above sea level considered to be the high altitude and anything abnormal happens is considered altitude mountain sickness.  Altitude sickness can affect anyone, doesn’t matter how experienced you are in the high altitude or how good fitness level you have. All of our itineraries are designed with providing enough time for you to acclimatize yourself. There is a safe limit of 500 meters that we can ascend daily after 3000 meters. so some trekking days in high altitude are shorter then beginning days.

 Some of the common symptoms and a very least you need to know about AMS are listed HERE.

  • Headache
  • Vomiting
  • Dizziness
  • Tiredness
  • Difficulty in breathing
  • Disinterest in food and drink
  • Rapid heart rate
  • rapid shallow breathing
  • Slurred speech
  • Ataxia
  •  Confusion
  • altered consciousness
  • Difficulty in Walking
  • Sleepiness
  • Anger / Irritation
  • Body aches
  • cough
  • possibly blue skin color

HACE & HAPE:

HACE (High Altitude Cerebral Edema),  A fancy term of the abnormal amount of water in your brain. And just in case the ‘water in your brain ‘part was not scary enough, yes HACE can kill!

In extreme cases, severe AMS can give way to HACE (High Altitude Cerebral Edema) which is characterized by ataxia, confusion, and altered consciousness. It is now time to say goodbye to the mountains and go into the rescue mood. Descend as soon as possible at least 1000 meters. Supplemental oxygen and Gamow bags must be used if available.

HAPE (High Altitude Pulmonary Edema) which is an abnormal amount of water in your lungs.  It can be much more dangerous than AMS and HACE. It is characterized by difficulty of breathing at rest, cough, Rapid heart rate, rapid shallow breathing, and possibly blue skin color. When you have these symptoms immediate evacuation is necessary and patients need to descend at least 1000 meters as soon as possible. Supplemental oxygen and Gamow bags must be used if available.

Is there any medicine to avoid the AMS?

Yes they have medicine for altitude sickness. It called Acetazolamide. It’s well known by its trade name Diamox. It’s used for prevention and the treatment of altitude sickness. As it is a prescription medicine, we are unable to provide this herein Nepal. Please talk with your doctor before you leave home.

During the trek, there are some local medicine as well be available to prevent yourself for a altitude sickness. Ginger Lemon Honey Tea, Garlic Soup, and Hot water are the one we believe the local medicine which can help you to avoid altitude sickness.

The best medicine is to acclimatize your body and climb slow. If there any symptoms stop climbing and descend immediately.


some tips are listed below for acclimatization and prevention for trekking in Nepal.

  • Ascend gradually, if possible. Avoid going directly from low elevation to (2,750m/9,000 ft) sleeping elevation in 1 day. Once above 9,000 ft (2,750 m), move sleeping elevation no higher than(500m/ 1,600 ft) per day, and plan an extra day for acclimatization every (1,000m/3,300 ft).
  • Consider using acetazolamide to speed acclimatization if the quick ascent is unavoidable.
  • Avoid alcohol, smoking, and sex after (3000m/10,000 ft)
  • Participate in just mild exercise for the primary 48 hours.
  • Having a high-elevation exposure (greater than 2,750 m/9,000 ft) for 2 nights or more, within 30 days before the trip, is useful, but closer to the trip departure is better
  • Know the first symptoms of altitude illness and be willing to acknowledge once they are present.
  • Never ascend to sleep at a higher elevation when experiencing symptoms of altitude illness, no matter how minor they seem.
  • Descend if the symptoms become worse while resting at the same elevation.

Do I need to get travel and rescue insurance?

yes, you need to get a good travel and rescue insurance.

Your safety is our major concern, we strongly recommend you to buy comprehensive travel insurance for trekking in Nepal. Your policy should cover your trek, tour, and the extra time you are going to spend in Nepal including helicopter evacuation. Trekking in Nepal can be really dangerous, especially in high altitudes. If you get any emergency we will be able to act fast when you have a good insurance policy. It’s easy to request fast for emergency assistance.

Can I Trust my Trekking Group Leader/Guide?


Is it safe to trek in Nepal in winter?

The sky is usually clear during the day and views are crystal clearer!

The landscapes and lower hills will totally change and you get the views that you never get to see other times of the year!

Enjoy the quietness, there are certainly fewer trekkers on the trail!

Doesn’t require a huge effort in terms of logistics (Accommodation, Flights, and bus tickets)


what do you need more than this?

The winter in Nepal begins in December and peters out at the end of February. the month of January is the coldest. the temperature above 3000 meters will drop to zero or less.normally the sunny day is cool making it perfect for trekking but early morning and nights can be a bit bitter.

the trails are dry with cool weather in lower elevations, in the higher elevations the trails can be blocked with heavy snowfall, Flights might cancel or delay.

but with good care trekking in winter can still be possible. trekking trails which include altitudes above 4000m/13000ft, High Passes, Camping, and, the trails with avalanches are not recommended. trekking trails like Everest Panorama View Trek,  Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek, Langtang Valley Trekking, Tamang Heritage Trail, Chisapani Nagarkot trek, Luxury Balthali village Trek from Nagarkot, Nagarkot Dhulikhel Hiking 1N/2D can be easily done during the winter in Nepal without any risk. check out our latest blog about the best trekking trails during the winter in Nepal.

Is it safe to trek in Nepal in monsoon?

the monsoon in Nepal begins in mid-June and peters out in mid-September. during July and August, you can expect to see heavy rainfall every day and during June and September, the rain is much lighter. and a good fact about the monsoon rain is that we can predicate the raining time and it lasts for a couple of hours only. so it's not too dangerous to enjoy a great trip to Nepal during the monsoon. keep in mind, when the rain stops it will still be warm and sunny, so you can still get to see mountains and beautiful landscapes of Nepal.

The trails can be slippery due to the monsoon rain, Nepal’s famous Juka (leeches) are an un-pleasant feature of the wet season, a landslide can happen, flights might cancel or delay, the road can be blocked due to the heavy rainfall.

 but with the care, trekking can still be possible and there are certainly fewer trekkers on the trail. check out our latest blog about the best trekking trails in monsoon in Nepal.


WHAT TO EXPECT?

What types of accommodation I can expect in Nepal?

There are many different types of accommodation in Nepal, especially in the city area. From 5-Star Luxury Hotels to Normal sharing hostel. But in the mountains, most of the guesthouses Accommodation is the same. There is a big difference between the Guesthouses accommodation, compared with standard accommodation in cities like Kathmandu and Pokhara.

Accommodation in Kathmandu, Pokhara and other major Big cities of Nepal:

The Major Cities of Nepal offer many different options from Budget to Luxury accommodation. NNTR Always Book the medium range (minimum 3 Star) hotels with an en-suite bathroom, hot shower, flushing Toilet, Internet asses and television. We understand these stay in cities are the best Accommodation for you because in the mountain you can’t expect any luxury! These are the things not to take for granted once you start trekking!

We will also select a hotel based on your travel preference. you can choose what kind of accommodation you would like to stay when you are in Nepal. Just let us know. We will be more than happy to know your preference and or the style of travelling. Just let us know how we can help you to customize and make your trip to Nepal wonderful.

Accommodation in Guesthouses (During your trek)

One of the most common types of accommodation in Nepal is guesthouse accommodation. We will choose the best available accommodation for you during the trek based on our field operation and Experience. All of our guides and group leaders are more than 10 years experienced. they know exactly which hotel has a good view, good food, good room, or good people. We always reserve the best one in the area. Nowadays in the lower elevation of Everest, AnnapurnaLangtang reason are providing the room with attached bathrooms. we will try our best! However, Guesthouses in some places only have shared toilet and washing facilities. There is nothing like falling asleep after a long day on the trails to a panoramic display of mountains outside your bedroom window. On the inside, the accommodation is simple, yet clean, cosy and functional. The rooms usually include single sized beds with comfortable sheets, pillows and blankets. All the Accommodation for your trek and tour is twin sharing basis. If you wish to get single supplement it will be available in Kathmandu, Pokhara and lower elevation of the trekking area but it might be difficult to get them in higher elevations in peak seasons.

What can I expect to eat during the trek? What are my foods like?

One of the best parts of your adventure in Nepal is our food too. It’s possible to eat really good food in Nepal. There will be a huge amount to choose from the menu including many local foods and some Chinese and western-style dishes. You can’t expect them to be the same as your homeland but it will be perfect for the mountain. You can expect to find Pizza, Pasta, French Fries, Toast, and many more.

There are so many different Local dishes you need to try. Following are the team NNTR’S Best-Loved three-course meals for the day.

Breakfast – Tibateen Bread with omelet and hot cup of Nepali Masala Tea

For the breakfast, there can’t be anything batter than this. One of our Best-Loved food in Mountain. It has a different name in different places. In Annapurna reason is known as Gurung bread.  This is a traditional homemade Flatbread fried in oil, available in every guesthouse.  You can enjoy it plain too. If you wish to get something sweet just put honey on the top of it. It’s filling and delicious, the perfect beginning of your day!

Masala Tea/Nepali Tea

We love Masala tea, also known as milk or Nepali tea. It’s a black tea cooked with fresh milk and some delicious spices like Cloves, green cardamom, ginger, cinnamon, etc.  We can’t get enough of this tea.

Lunch – Momo

Momo is the most ate Fast food in Nepal. It’s available everywhere in Nepal. It is the same as a dumpling with various fillings inside. It’s your choice what you want to put, they have chicken, Buff, Vegetables, Potatoes, Cheese, etc. will come with spicy dipping sauce. It can be fried or steamed. It’s not very heavy though, when we are trekking we normally eat light at lunchtime because it’s difficult to get started again on a very full stomach.

Dinner – Dhal Bhat – Dhal Power for 24 Hour

The ultimate food in Nepal, Dhal Bhat is also known as the Nepali set meal, it is a combination of all types of nutrition sources. And the healthiest food you can eat the mountain. It consists of Rice, Lentil Soup, Vegetable curry, Fried/ Steamed Greens, Papadum, and pickles. Some places also have a curry of meat too. Most Nepali people eat Dhal Bhat twice a day, that doesn’t mean they eat the same food every day. Every single time the taste of the food will be different. It depends on what vegetables and meat are available in the place. So you will be surprised every time!

Another advantage of having Dhal Bhat is traditionally when you order Dhal Bhat, you are offered a second helping of everything if you are not full.  So it is filling, healthy and well-cooked choice when you are starving after the long Himalayan day walk.

Will porter/Support staff carry my bag-pack?

Yes, we will organize the support staff to carry your

bag pack. Every single trekking package on our website includes a 1 support

staff for every 2 trekkers.

Trekking in The Himalayas is challenging and even very

harder if you are carrying your backpack by yourself. It will be much easier

and enjoyable if you take support staff to carry your backpack. You can only

worry about your day pack with you and enjoy every single moment of your The Himalayan day with stunning scenery.

What can I expect my normal day in mountain to be like?

A normal day in the mountain is very simple; you will wake up with the first light of the sun. you can just wake up and enjoy the crystal clear mountains towering over you. After some refreshment, it’s time for Himalayan Breakfast. After breakfast, you will go for packing and get ready to leave to the destination. Once you are ready to go all of our team will leave. After a few hours of trek, you will stop in a good place for tea break then again after a few hours trek you will stop for a lunch break. After having a good lunch a final push of few hours of trek will take you to the destination of the day. You will check in to the guesthouse, take some rest, and take a shower. In the evening you will have enough time to hang out with your guide and support staff. Talk about the different things, play some game or have some beer. You will try to make this time the best! By this time your dinner will be ready. After dinner, we will take some time to review the day and talk about the next day. Now is the time to say goodbye to the wonderful Himalayan day. 


OTHERS

Some Don's and doesn't in Nepal

  1. The form of greeting in Nepal is ‘Namaste’ and is performed by joining the palms together.

  2. Don’t drink from other people’s bottles or glass and do not eat from other people’s plates. It is considered ‘Jutho’ or impure by Nepali culture unless you have permission from them.

  3. Before getting inside the Nepalese Home, Temples, Stupas, Monasteries, and any other holy places you must remember to remove your shoes or slippers.

  4. Batter to ask for permission first before entering the Hindus Temple. Many Hindu temples don’t allow westerners/foreigners to enter.

  5. Take photographs only after receiving permission for the object or a person being photographed.

  6. Avoid Kissing and Hugging in public and public places. It is taken as a social offense in most of the areas of the country.

  7. Avoid touching offerings or persons when they are on the way to religious shrines.

  8. While traveling dress perfectly. Women should especially avoid dressing skimpy outfits. You can get sunburn easily!!!

  9. Always try to discourage beggars and hawkers

  10. We want to provide an eco-friendly journey to the land of the Himalayas. So please try to be eco-Friendly and also encourage your guides and support staff to be eco-friendly and help to save the environment

COVID-19

How are you getting information on Coronavirus and travel updates and how can I find trusted information for myself?

Our considerations and wishes are with all those people who are affected by the Noble Corona Virus, Covid-19, while the Health, safety and security of our clients and team members are principal. If you’d like to stay well-informed The most accurate and up to date information on the status of Nepal, its borders and Travelling, we recommend following the below sources:

Center for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC). They have a page dedicated to COVID-19 and travel. They also have an excellent FAQ page related to travel.

Nepal Corona Virus Status

Department of Immigration

WHO Advice for the Public

United States Travel Advisories

United Kingdom Travel Advisories

Australia Travel Advisories

Are you still operating your Tour and Treks?

As of this update, yes we started. We’ve been lucky enough to run our first domestic trip for Nepali people to Ghorepani Poon Hill after almost 8 months of LockDown, with our second trip heading out on November. yes if you want we can organise any trips on the Himalayas, you are just 1 click away.

What if I already have flights booked?

If your flights are still confirmed and you want to see a recent update and find our whether you can travel or not, if you can't Travell you may want to cancel today, the fare rules of your ticket would apply, which state that your airfare is non-refundable (unless you’ve purchased flexible flights), but it can be changed. Due to several reasons, airlines are making frequent changes to their flights and routes resulting in many flights being cancelled. If your flights are cancelled, you will have different and more options available and therefore we recommend waiting.

All Airlines are different so it’s best for clients to check with their airline or Travel agent

Do you recommend purchasing trip insurance?

We strongly recommend you to buy comprehensive travel insurance for trekking in Nepal. Your policy should cover your trek, tour, and the extra time you are going to spend in Nepal including helicopter evacuation, flight cancellations or delays, trip interruption, theft or loss of luggage and personal effects. So if any of these things happen you aren’t out of pocket. Trekking in Nepal can be really dangerous, especially in high altitudes. If you get any emergency we will be able to act fast when you have a good insurance policy. It’s easy to request fast for emergency assistance.

With regard to coronavirus, Most of the insurance companies are regularly updating their policies and offerings around the current situation of COVID-19; the most up-to-date information is available on their websites so please always head there for more detail.

When should I book my trip?

As this virus has developed, our team has worked hard to introduce favourable changes that lower your risk in terms of committing to your trip of a lifetime. We understand these are uncertain times, and there's a lot of news out there from questionable sources. Your best option is to book your trip as far out as possible, guaranteeing you the best trips and dates available. We’re pleased many regions and trips are still quite popular. Of course, if you're unsure, we're just a 1 click away.

Have you had to cancel any trips yet?

Unfortunately Yes. We had to cancel all the trips we had booked for this and upcoming season because Nepal’s border and regular international flights are for tourist are still closed. We requested all the travellers to postpone their trip and move it to anytime in the future date. We’re working with all guests on a case-by-case basis plans for future trip credit or refund.