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Trekking FAQs


How to get visa of Nepal?

It is very simple to get visa of Nepal, when you reach at Kathmandu TIA airport you can get visa there in the airport just takes 20 minute and you need to prepared with some cash.

15 days visa charge: 25 USD (Per person)

30 Days visa charge: 35 USD (Per person)

90 Days visa charge: 100 USD (Per person)

How far to go to Thamel from the airport?

It is only 25 minute drive by private transport. Just to tell you if you have already confirm trip with your agent of Nepal they will give you pickups service from airport to your hotel which is easy for you.

Is Thamel safe to walk at night?

Thamel is a touristic area of Kathmandu city where hundreds of visitors walk around and also there is tourist police each junction just in case if you need help you can ask straight to them or call on 100 for police emergency help. However, Thamel is safe to walk around even at night.(note: if you are along and if somebody want to sell you hash or any related case don’t trust them).

How much to they charge for budget hotel in kathmandu?

Thamel, Lazimpat,Paknajol are the popular area for travelers who can have many choices of hotels. Budget hotel cost about 10 to 15 USD a night for twin  bed room, how shower, clean and comfortable mattress.

How much for bus ticket from kathmandu to pokhara?

Tourist bus is the best way to go to pokhara which is comfortable limit passengers, stop two times for food and bathroom. It cost 10 USD per person. You can go to Pokhara by local bus or micro van they are faster but not as safe as tourist bus and not comfortable too. It is 7 hours drive to Pokhara.

Which are is the best to spend few days in Pokhara?

Pokhara is quite big city and has many areas to stay but the best areas to stay is Lakeside, Damside, and Halanchok these are center of Pokhara and easily you can get restaurants, bar, beautiful Lake,ATM all service.

How to hire trekking guide and porter and their salary?

There are many people who are guiding in the Himalaya but you should choose a guide who have government trained license and speak good English. You can search in Google freelance guide in Nepal than you can see piles of WebPages than see who have good review than choose him and pay 30 USD a day and 20 USD a day for porter. they will manage their food, accommodation and salary with this money a day.

Can rent trekking gear in Nepal?

Kathmandu and Pokhara are the main gateway of all trekking in Nepal where you can rent sleeping bags, pant, shoes, pools, down jackets generally. You have to leave some money there when you hire those gears just to be save they will ask with you some deposit.

How to get taxi in Nepal?

It is very simple to get taxi in Nepal, you just show your hand than they will stop easily and deal with them where to go and how much.

Can I trek in Nepal?

Yes as Nepal has many types of trekking route you can trek for sure. you just need to talk to your friend who have visited Nepal already or ask with Nepali agent or guide they will let you know. If you are simply fit you can go to Everest base camp, Annapurna base camp, Annapurna sunrise trek, Poon hill trek easily but is better to go with local guide who knows everything and can pretends the events such as natural disaster, danger area, forest area etc.

Can I get accommodation in the lodge/tea house in the mountain area?

It depends where are you going to trek and which season if you are going to Nepal between sep and dec or march to May it will be more people and little bit difficult to get accommodation but if you have guide or porter with you they will call and reserve before you reach to the tea house. Otherwise in general you can get easily accommodation an cost 5 USD a night in a tea house base accommodation.

What will be the Walking path in the trek?

The trails will be stone made stone made steps most of the time and narrow going to the valley and ridge as well as forest. Some of oath will be curios old but safe to walk. The trail in the mountain goes through the forest, suspension bridges, Villages River side, field are so no, which is just wonderful.

What kind of food can we get to the mountain area?

There are many restaurants, and tea house up to the mountain now and they serve you Indian, Nepali, western all kind of foods in season time(Sep- Nov and March to May) but if you trek there in offseason time than you have to ask with the owner what they have but you can eat fresh food and clean.

Can I have tap water during the trek?

If you are trekking in lower loop below 3000 meters than you better to get bottle of water which you can get from every tea house along the way but if you are trekking over 3000 meters than you can have tap water but just to be safe you can bring purification tablets.

What kind of trekking gear should I bring?

Trekking gears should be quality one if you are going to climb peak or high area trek such as EBC trek ABC trek or Annapurna circuit trek but if you are trekking below 4000 meters than normal trekking equipments will be enough such as sleeping bags, down jackets, pair of sucks, pair of pant, warm hat, gloves, sun glass, water bottle, medicine, walking pools, water proof bags and jackets, rain coat, etc.

If you are hiring a porter you better to bring or buy here when you are in Kathmandu a duffel bag and 10 liter day bag for you to carry your important things.

How to get emergency evacuation?

When you have really a problem you can consult with your guide if you have if not talk to the hotel owner who can cont chopper easily and as per their schedule they will pick up you and leave in hospital. So you should make your insurance before you trek because your insurance will pay your all expenses of emergency flight.

Trekking Further useful information:

  • Please respect local traditions, customs, values and sentiments to help protect local culture and maintain local pride.
  • Respect privacy when taking photographs
  • Respect holy places.
  • Refrain from giving money to children as it encourages begging.
  • Respect for the local etiquette earns you respect.
  • Let the Himalayas change you - Do not change them.
  • Protect the natural environment.
  • Leave the campsite cleaner than you found it.
  • Limit deforestation - make no open fires.
  • Burn dry paper and packets in a safe place.
  • Keep local water clean and avoid using pollutants.
  • Plants should be left to flourish in their natural environment