How can I get in Nepal?
As Nepal is a well known tourist destination in south Asia and around the globe, a number of international airlines have direct and non-stop flights from Middle East and Asia to Tribhuban International Airport, Kathmandu, capital of Nepal.
The following cities from different countries have direct flights to Nepal, are London, Paris, Frankfurt, Doha, Osaka, Shanghi, Mascow, Bangkok, Singapore, Hongkong, Karachi, Bombay, Delhi, Calcutta, Paro, Dhaka, Lhasa, and Varanasi.
Am I going to be received at the airport and what about transfer?
Of course, One of the Representatives of our company will come to the airport to receive with private car/ van/ jeep and you will be transferred to the hotel. The transfer is included.
Where and how can I get Visa?
Upon your arrival at the airport, you will get visa on your passport for 30 days at the immigration or you can extend it later if you want. For the process, you need your valid passport and two p.p. size photographs and you have to pay US$ 40. But Indian nationals don’t need visa to enter into Nepal.
What about the currency?
Normally, Nepali rupee is acceptable and you can exchange at the airport and there are many money exchange counters in Kathmandu esp. in Thamel. However, other currencies like USD, EURO are also acceptable in main cities like Kathmandu, Pokhara, chitwan, and Nagarkot but not in the mountain during trekking days.
Will I attend orientation-meeting before departure?
After you are transferred to the hotel, on the same day or the next day there will be an orientation meeting for the introduction of the tour and its team regarding itineraries and team members.
Please be with Passport, 3 copies of Passport size photos and travel Insurance.
Where and what will be the trekking like and the schedules?
Mostly, the trekking will be in the mountain for the wonderful views of the 6mountains. You have to get up normally at 7 am in the morning for the early departure to the destination. There will be tea houses, guest houses and hotels on the way. In the afternoon at around 11- 12 pm you will have lunch and again you will start your trip till 3-4 pm. After you got to the hotel for overnight stay, you will have shower or read book. Then, you will have dinner at around 7-8 pm. Then you sometimes you will have a recreational meeting of you will go to the bed.
How will be the trekking team like?
You will be accompanied by an experienced and professional trekking/tour leader supported by young and hospitable porters. They collectively will take a good care of you during the trekking days in the mountain.
What about the communication while we are on trekking?
Telephones service is easily available in all trekking routes and internet service also is accessible in Everest, Annapurna and Langtang areas.
Can I re-charge camera batteries along the trek?
Yes, you can do it. Most of the places, you can charge batteries along the trek (per hour apporx. USD 2-3 for charging).
What about drinking water - are they safe and easily available at each hotel or teahouse? I know we supposed to bring iodine tablets.
Regarding safe and pure drinking water, you can buy mineral water, boiled water or filter water during the trekking. If you are going to bring iodine tablets, it would be great.
What kind of meals I can have during the trip?
Meals will be provided three times a day, breakfast, lunch and dinner. You will be provided a menu in each of the teahouse and you can enjoy the dishes according to your interest. The different items such as served western, continental and Nepalese, Chinese, Indian and Tibetan meals are available in all places.
What happens if there is an emergency/altitude sickness?
All of our guides are highly trained in basic first aid and can deal with the basic ailments that may occur on trek. In case of an emergency or high altitude sickness, Himalayan Hub Adventure will cover initial expenses of any rescue operation. It is a condition of booking that you are adequately insured for such an everestant as these expenses will need to be recovered from your insurance company. In the more frequented regions there are health posts, which have been established by foreign doctors and many are staffed by overseas personnel. Himalayan Hub Adventure is associated members of The Himalayan Rescue Association.
Are your trekking crews insured?
All the crews of Himalayan Hub Adventure, including guides, cooks, sherpas and porters are insured. We ensure that all our staff is well paid, insured and properly equipped.
Could you give us some information about the team leaders?
All of our team leaders are highly experienced and professionals who have been selected based on their technical proficiency, proven safety records, careful judgment, patient and supportive teaching styles and great personalities. Our team leaders 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 cater better service for their clients. They are well-known with basic first aid treatment.
What kinds of banking facilities or ATMS services are available in Nepal?
Nepal has modern banking facilities and some international banks even have offices in Kathmandu and you can enjoy ATM services here. Almost all foreign currencies along with credit cards such as American Express, Visa, and Master card are accepted in Nepal. Also ATMs service is available in most of the leading hotels, restaurants, shopping mall and leading companies
What happens if I need to leave the trip early?
We assure you that we will make all required efforts if you are to leave or depart earlier from your trip.
Does your company arrange domestic and international flight?
We are not an international company so we suggest you to arrange your international flight yourself from the convenient place and we of course arrange the domestic.
Does your company accept credit cards?
American Express, Visa and Master cards are acceptable to our company. If you are paying in person in Nepal, we recommend you to make a payment in cash or Travelers cheque as the bank charges for credit cards are quite high.
What if I arrive early or depart late? Can you arrange extra night lodging? Is there a single room option?
We always would be grateful to make arrangements such as personalized tours, extra hotels rooms, airport pick up and arrange for private rooms. Please send us prior information that you would like a private room on your application and we will contact you with information on single room supplement costs.
Can I bring some food with me?
If you are thinking of it you are suggested to bring power bars, Gu, Power Gel, cereal bars or similar high energy foods, powder Gatorade is also recommended to fight dehydration.
What about extra expenses should I be with?
The extra expenses depend on you that how much prodigal are you or thrifty? Normally you should allocate US$ 15 to 20 per meal in Kathamndu. On the trek, US$ 12 to 15 a day should be enough to buy water, hot drinks, hot shower, chocolates, Coca Cola and other drinks.
What are some basic Nepali customs that I should know about?
What are health requirements consulted with experts prior to visit Nepal?
Nepal does not require any specific immunization for visitors. It is however best to have vaccine before coming to Nepal and practice some exercises and yoga for the stamina. Your doctors can advice you on the type of vaccine to be taken to travel to third world countries like Nepal.