Info About Touring in Nepal

The Trip

Some people think about touring in Nepal is all sweat and hard work with no fun. But, this is for from the truth. The itinerary is prepared to make the most of your time and the trip begins with breakfast from you hotel, when your guide explain about your day like where you are going, and so on. Generally, you day tour concludes around late afternoon and evenings are generally free for shopping and exploring on your own. Depending on your tip, the meals will be served either in your hotel or outside at the restaurant.

What to Carry

You can put your baggage that you have packed on the bus or carrier will take it to the destination. For sightseeing, you can carry your day bag keeping your essential items for daily use such as Camera, Money, Credit card, Passport and your smart phone. And your tour guide will inform you earlier if there is anything to carry particularly that you need to bring.

Food

Usually, for the cultural tour programs, Breakfast is included as hotels are booked generally. Therefore, you are free to have either Lunch or Dinner wherever you like and there are plenty of restaurant to have meals.

Accommodation

The hotel accommodation we provide is twin sharing basis unless there is any special requirement from the clients. Generally, hotels provide twin or double sharing rooms and you will need to inform us earlier if you have any special requirement such as single room and etc.

Transportation

We use private vehicles for cultural and historical sightseeing such as Cars, Jeeps, Land Cruisers, Mini Buses, Coaches and etc depending upon group size. Generally, the driving limit in the mountainous region in Nepal is 50mk/hr because of winding mountain roads.

Tour Guides

In every tour, you will be touring with a Guide and Driver, if the group is running by bus or if group size is big, the transport helper will accompany the tour as well. The Guide will be the person who is in-charge of the group and you should consult with any problems, questions, suggestion and etc. We allocate guides who are licensed by Tourism Board and have good level of English and information about cultural and heritage sites. We guarantee that the guides allocated by HimalayanWindows have good knowledge of history, proper background info about historical sites and other touristic places.

Money

It is better to bring some cash in hand in major currencies such and US Dollars, Euros, Pound. You can exchange your money into Nepalese currencies at any money exchange around your location. However, most of the restaurant and shopping centers accept Credit card (Master/Visa) or you can get money withdrawn from ATMs nearby your place. However, it is suggested to bring some cash before you start your day.

Tipping

Tips are not included in the tour cost and every staff involved in the trip is paid by the company. However, Tipping is a voluntary and personal matter and you can tip them if you like their services. Usually, the staffs who will be working for you expect some tips and you can give them some tips directly to him/her at the end of the trip. Tipping does not have any limitation and you can give as much as you can if s/he will make you happy but not mandatory.

Travel Insurance

Insurance is not provided at any trip to the guest and it is important that you take out complete travel insurance before your trip. The insurance policy must cover personal accident, medical expenses, emergency evacuation and etc. And, we also recommend that the insurance policy covers cancellation, curtailment, loss of luggage and personal effects.

Health

Nepal does not have any specific health requirement for entering in Nepal. However, it is suggested to consult with your doctor before you initiate your trip to Nepal. Please keep up-to-date information about vaccinations, medications for any logically predictable illness while traveling in Nepal. Be informed that some drugs, or any anti-malaria that have side effects at altitude.

Packing before your Trip

The Medium Sized Day pack is recommended to bring to carry things you will need during the day tour. Here is the list of other essential things to be packed before you start your trip.

  • Rain Jacket or Poncho bag
  • Water bottle (Min. one litter)
  • Walking or hiking boots – Waterproof and lightweight
  • Socks: Thick wool/blend, think cotton and make sure boots fit such combination
  • Running shoes and sandals or morning and evening wear
  • Wool Sweater – Lightweight
  • Fleece Jacket
  • Shirt – Long sleeved
  • Long trousers /Pants
  • Hats, Gloves, Scarf, Underwear, Thermal Underwear
  • Sun glass, Sun Cream, Bag Liners, Money Belt, Toiletries, Towel, Torch or flashlight, headlamp, Lighter
  • First Aid Kit