For all stay in Nepal, it is advisable to keep minimum flexibility in case unexpected: it is best to have one or two days as security at the end of stay.
We indicate you a few important facts that let your travel make convenient. Each group and trip are different, it is difficult to know as accurately as possible. Especially in Nepal, sometimes you have to expect the unexpected…So, we are at your disposal if you want more details. If you don’t know the whole country, don’t hesitate to ask us your question, even if you seem naive.
A suitcase is not recommended to travel to Nepal. To carry your luggage more easily (Especially for porters), we advise you to bring a backpack or duffel bag.
If you prefer to go on a trek and would like to take service of porter: remember to put your business in a big backpack preference. It is easier to carry one large bag several assembled to each other….
Backpack (for trekking)
35 liters hiking backpack is highly recommended and will be useful for carrying for personal belongings during the day (Camera, film, raincoat, personal medicines, water bottle etc…).
It is preferable to provide plastic bags to pack up your stuff and seal.
- 1 hat or cap
- T-shirts (1 for 2 or 3 days walking): avoid cotton, very long time to dry.
- 1 sub-sweater or long sleeve shirt.
- 1 pair of hiking sticks.
- 1-2 trekking pants, light
- 1 raincoat
- 1 jacket (thermal and windproof)
- 1 Goretex jacket style, simple and light.
- 1 formal jacket (keeping warm Nov. – Mar)
- Hiking socks (1 pair for 2- days of walking) avoid very long to dry-type socks “tennis” (cotton) and high risk of blisters.
- 1 pair of gloves (Nov. – Mar.)
- 1 pair of hiking shoes with good quality.
- 1 pair of sandal.
- 1 pair of sunglasses excellent.
- 1 or 2 Telescope ( base on habit)
- 1 water bottle (Min. 1 liter)
- 1 headlight and its batteries.
- 1 sleeping bag (-20°c for winter (Dec. – Feb.) and 0°c for comfort temperature in other months. Everest: -20°c.
- 1 pocket knife (Swiss knife preferable).
- Toiletries: Bio-degradable products.
- Toilet paper + lighter.
- Your regular medicines.
- Antimalarial( loperamide deviation)
- Intestinal dressing (Smetca deviation)
- Anti-inflammatory ointment.
- Painkillers (Paracetamol preferably)
- Water purification pills: Although the taste is not good, but better than buying a plastic bottle of mineral water, which remain in the mountain?
- Adhesive tape (Elastoplasts type 6 cm wide) effective prevention.
- Set of plasters + compresses disinfectant
- Treatment for colds and sore throat
- Sun block cream (skin + lips)
Conversion: For simply 1 € = Rs. 110 (Rs. 114 in 1st June. 2017).
It is common practice in Nepal for tipping to Guide, porters, and drivers. This is best to take into account your travel budget. This is at your discretion and quality of services received. Generally, we practice the following range of tipping per day per head.
- Driver (Private car only): 3 Euro
- Hotels for your consideration where Tips box is installed for this purpose.
- Porters: 3 Euro per day per head.
- Guide: 5 Euro per day per head.
These figures may help to maintain your budget while traveling in Nepal with the standard living of the country.
Major cities of Nepal, there are many private money changer offices along the streets. The exchange rate could be less than in Bank. (Friday afternoon and Saturday are not in operation).
If you have an international credit card, it is also possible to withdraw money in many ATMs in Kathmandu and Pokhara. (Note that as per your bank limitation)
In actual: Distributes limit of bank withdrawals to Rs. 15,000 or 10 per transaction. However, you can withdraw cash up to 5 times in a single day. But bank applied commission in every transaction.
It is, therefore, preferable to provide in Euros or Dollars that you can easily exchange at bank or money changers.
Entry fees of heritage site of Kathmandu valley: Per person, you should be provided for Rs 1000 KTM Durbar Square, Boudhanath – Rs 350, Swayambhunath – Rs. 200, Pashupatinath – Rs. 1000, Patan – Rs. 500, Panauti – Rs. 300, Changu Narayan – Rs. 200 and entry fees of Bhaktapur bit expensive – Rs. 1500.
There is a different climate by region. For example; it is warmer in the Terai (south) to Pokhara or Kathmandu.
From Early October to mid- December are most favorable months for trekking. The mountains scenery is cleared. Temperatures are pleasant, feeling hot during the day. The nights are colder. Many tourists are on trek.
January – February. The weather always cleared but cold temperatures. Most of the passes are covered by snow. It is an appropriate period for the Kathmandu valley trek.
The temperatures are very pleasant also increase gradually. The hills are blooming with rhododendron forests. It is a very good period for trekking early March to mid-May.
June to mid- September is monsoon season with frequent rainfall. This is the best season for Trans Himalayas treks like Dolpo and Mustang.
Some aviation sector: (JOMSOM-LUKLA-DOLPO-HUMLA-TAPLEJUNG) are subject to weather condition. It may cause delay or cancellation of flights and ( Additional cost should exist like accommodation, food, guide and porter wages). Sometimes several days line up.
Tourist entry visa can be obtained for the following duration from Nepal Embassy/ Consulate or Mission offices abroad, or at the following immigration offices in Nepal:
- Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu
- Kakarvitta, Jhapa (Eastern Nepal)
- Birganj, Parsa (Central Nepal)
- Kodari, Sindhupalchowk (Northern Border)
- Belhiya, Bhairahawa (Rupandehi, Western Nepal)
- Jamuna, Nepalgunj (Banke, Mid Western Nepal)
- Mohana, Dhangadhi (Kailali, Far Western Nepal)
- Gaddachauki, Mahendranagar (Kanchanpur, Far Western Nepal)
Tourist Visa: Visa Facility Duration Fee
- Multiple entry 15 days US$ 30 or equivalent convertible currency.
- Multiple entry 30 days US$ 50 or equivalent convertible currency.
- Multiple entry 90 days US$ 125 or equivalent convertible currency.
Tourist Visa Extension
- Visa extension fee for 15 days or less is the US $ 30 or equivalent convertible currency and visa extension fee for more than 15 days is US$ 3 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 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 the US $ 5 or equivalent convertible currency.
To keep you regularly informed, please visit the official site of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs “travel tips” respective Embassies/Consulates and more specifically the sections “country risk” and “health.”
We ask you to take out an insurance policy for your personal responsibility, the accidents, and diseases during the service.
Following the kind of travel, you may be asked to produce a certificate of taking out insurance for assistance, sanitary transport, and search. This service is private and not free in Nepal the helicopter doesn’t take off before being sure to be paid by the insurance.
- The time to check-in/out hotel is 12:00 hours (Nepal Standard Time).
- The room category mentioned in our estimate will be provided to the client.
- Travel and medical insurance are not included in the tour price. However, we ask all our customers to read the instructions to the health risks, vaccinations, and medical precautions before traveling to Nepal.
- All rates mentioned above are only indicative prices and are subject to change at any time.
- The above costs are due to circumstances which are beyond our control. Situations such as the blockade of roads due to strike or agitation, earthquake, natural disaster, evacuation disease, delay or cancellation of flight, etc. are beyond our control.