Nepal Travel FAQ`s

Do I Need A Visa To Enter to Nepal?

Yes, all the foreigners, Except Indians need Nepalese visa in order to enter Nepal. Most of the national can get On Arrival visa at the TIA airport, however, it is advised to consult with your nearby Embassy or Consulate of Nepal.

What do I need to get my visa?

You need to have a valid passport and some passport sized photographs and visa fees of course.

How much is the visa Fee?

Visa Fee Valid till now (Subject to change)
US$ 25 for 15 Days,
US$ 40 for 30 Days and
US$ 90 for 100 Days

Where and who comes to receive after our arrival in Kathmandu?

You will be received by our guide or HimalayanWindows’s representative at the terminal of Tribhuvan International airport in Kathmandu upon your arrival.

How Can I recognize your representative?

Our representative will stand in-front of the international terminal with Pla-card of HimalayanWindows or client’s name; also he will be holing a identity card of HimalyanWindows who is coming to transfer you to your reserved to the hotel.

What do I do with my languages, do they carry?

Yes, our representative and driver will help you carry your luggage from terminal to the transport. Do not let carry to the unknown person, they easily accept carrying your baggage and later ask for money.

Who Should I contact during my stay in Nepal?

We allocate a guide or officer from our company who will give you complete information about your upcoming plans.  Or you can directly contact to our office number at Contact Us.

Do I need to be fit to trekking, Should I do prior preparation trek?

In fact, you don’t need to be a mountaineer with rippling muscles to enjoy trekking. If you are physically and mentally fit, have spirit of mountain trip, like walking or hiking, you are always qualified for trekking in Nepal. You don’t need any prior experiences but we suggest you have some physical fitness such a running, swimming, hiking and etc.

What is tea house trekking? How is it organized?

Tea house lodges are built almost in all famous trekking trails such as Everest, Annapurna, Langtang and etc. In tea-house trek, you will be staying at mountain lodges and have breakfast, lunch and dinner in their restaurants; those tea-house lodges are built by the local villagers. Now, the tea-house lodges are more like hotels with hot shower, continental and Nepali food and comfortable private room with two beds but no attached bathroom. Also, if you stay at the local guest houses, you will have an opportunity to interact with locals about their culture, lifestyles and traditions.

What is Camping trekking? How is it organized?

In Camping Trek, you will be sleeping in a tent. Our Sherpa crews maintain tents wherever we need to sleep. During Camping trekking, all food are prepared and served by our camping crew and foods are always hygienic and fresh. Nowadays, you hardly see people doing camping in common routes as there are plenty of guest houses.

What Equipment should I bring during trekking?

It is advised to bring your personal gears such as walking boots, Sand shoes, Sandal, water and wind proof jacket, woolen shirts, T-shirts, thick pullover, short pants/skirts, walking stick, trousers/tracks suits and etc. Thermal underwear is important for high altitude and cotton are needed for lower and warmer altitudes. Also, do not forget to bring water bother (min. one liter), sleeping bag, Gloves, Knife and sewing kit. Also Flash light, lighter, extra boot laces, sun glass, sun cream, rain coat, personal medications, duffel bag to put your clothing and equipments.

What kind of Food will be served during trekking?

You will be served freshly cooked food during trekking. Most of the tea-house lodges provide western, continental and Nepalese dishes and meals are provided in Full board basis during your trip.

How long do we trek each day?

You will be trekking for about 5-6 hours each day with several breaks for Lunch, toilets along the trail. It also depends on the altitude which trek you are heading for. In Nepal, maximum altitude of most of the trekking falls between 3000m to 5000m.

What is the best season for Trekking in Nepal?

The best season for Trekking in Nepal is from March to May and September to November.
Apart from this, you can still trek in Nepal but in selected regions.

In January and February, The weather is colder. So that, we suggest not to do trek in high altitude, for Jan and Feb, we suggest you to do Langtang  trekking , Poonhill – Ghorepani trekking, Jomsom Muktinath Trekking.

Likewise, June  to Aug is the rainy season in Nepal, During this time, the heavy rain could occur at any time. Mountain Views are not clear. For this season, we suggest go for Upper Mustang Trek, Dolpo Trek or Tibet tours; these areas are considered as rain shadow area and rain fall very little.  Moreover, June, July, August are also the best times for Tibet tour, Lhasa tour, Mt. Kailash tour.

What happens if I fall sick during trekking?

To few trekkers when they trek over 3000m, they might feel some influence of altitude sickness like dizziness, shortness of breath, diarrhea, sprains and muscle aches and possibly a light headache which are fairly in common. In these cases, our guide who is skilled in first-aid treatment and high altitude sickness will counsel you about the any health requirements and also take care of you. Altitude sickness is dangerous but it can also be avoidable, if you follow some simple rules, it can be avoided and will not suffer from altitude sickness. The Rules are trek slowly and do not exhaust yourself, drink at least three liters of water each day and if you feel some kind of symptoms of altitude sickness, inform you guide and take rest immediately. If it goes worse and cannot be avoid, immediately consult with your guide and try to go down rather than going up. However, our rescue team is up-to-date for any emergency evacuation or Helicopter rescue if required. But, Helicoptor resuce is costly and we recommend all trekkers do travel insurance covering all the Chopper evacuation and medical expenses.

What about Travel Insurance?

It is compulsory that all the trekkers/travelers obtain Travel insurance with traveling and it is suggested that the travel insurance should cover all the expenses such as Rescue and Evacuation arrangements, Medical expenses, Loss of Baggage and etc. Please check our Travel insurance and rescue arrangement section to have more details.

Is your company’s trekking crew insured?

We have insured all our trekking guides and staffs during their trekking in the Himalayas.

What alcoholic beverages are available in Nepal?

Nepal produces all kind of alcoholic beverages and you can find all the international brand of alcohol as well. Nepal all different types of bottled beers such as Tuborg, Calberg and Nepal has some local beers as well such as Everest Beer, Gorkha Beer, Nepal Ice and etc, those are quite famous to foreigners. During the trekking, some lodges have good supply of local whisky as well as foreign whisky such as Gin, Vodka, Rum and other soft drinks.

How hot/cold does it get in a day?

In generally, it is hot enough during the mid day and it is suggested to wear open-neck shirt with shorts and you will not be cold. During the evening, its gets so cold, so long trousers and warm woolen jackets are essential.

What kind of footwear will I wear?

You will need a light-weight pair of boots that have rubber soles with thick tread and good ankle support. Hi-Tech and Nike produces good walking comfortable shoes.

Is Trekking Permit Required?

Conservation Permit or National Park Permit are required to be obtained for the trekking regions. There are few restricted regions in Upper Mustang, Dolpo where trekking special permit is required. But, for trekking in common area, Trekkers Information Managemetn System (TIMS) and national park permit are required to be obtained. Please consult with your trekking company about the permit and TIMS arrangements.

Should I bring my own medicine?

Please consult with your local doctor before you start your trip. Explain him/her about your plans of trekking and how high you will be going. You doctor advice is the most essential before you start your trip and get some medicine with prescription if required.

Is it possible to hire equipment in Kathmandu or Pokhara?

Yes, it is possible to hike or buy equipment either in Kathmandu or Pokhara, the things mostly you can find here in Kathmandu are Sleeping bags, Down jackets, Walking sticks, rucksacks, duffel bags and more equipments at reasonable cost.

If I am using domestic flights in mountainous region, do I need to have some extra days?

Good questions, it is always suggested to keep two extra days if you are flying to Lukla, Simikot, Jomsom, Tapjejung, Rumjatar, Dolpo and etc. And we suggest you fly to these place right after a day you arrive in Kathamndu. There are high chance of flights getting cancelled due to unfavorable weather conditions.

Is communication to home possible while on trek?

Trekking areas such as Langtang, Everest, and Annapurna, all of the lodges have telephone facilities. Nowadays, you can use your cell phone as most of the places have network facilities.

Will my tickets be reconfirmed while I am on trek?

Now most of international airlines tickets do not need reconfirmation. If your tickets require reconfirmation, please inform our representative before you go trekking or tour. He collects it for reconfirmation and return to you after you come back from trekking or tours.

Is this trip safe? Are there any dangers in the trip?

Nepal is absolutely safe country to travel. Our staffs do take every precaution to ensure the comfort and safety of the trekkers. Before 2006 when Maoist movement was going on, there was a kind of fear in few trekking destinations. But today they have also come to peaceful political stream. So there is no more any fear and need to give donation for any party.

How will be our trekking guide and porter, up to how much one porter carry?

We offer you an experienced trekking guide. He is in charge of your overall trekking. This is the person you should go to with all problems, concerns and questions. He is well trained in all aspects of trekking, high altitude medicine, first aid and emergency procedure. He is selected in terms of his professionalism. Remember that trekking guides are local citizens and their English may be basic and limited to trek related topics. About porters, they carry your luggage. They are also local citizens. Normally one porter carries 20 to 25 kg of stuff. Normally we provide one porter for every two trekkers.

Accommodation in Kathmandu

We have chosen accommodation options based on the following criteria: standard of hygiene, standard of service, location, food standards and cost. Normally for trekkers we give three star level hotels in Kathmandu as well as in Pokhara (For Annapurna Trekking). All accommodation is based on twin sharing with breakfast.

How many hours prior to the departure flight are we picked -up from the hotel?

You are picked from your hotel 2-3 hours before the time of your departure flight.

How are we assisted in our transfer?

During the day of departure at the appointment time our representative meets you in the lobby of the hotel where you are staying. He will help you to transfer to the airport.

For additional information, please check out HimalayanWindows’s Terms and Condition Page or contact our support team at info@himalayan-windows.com or info@himalayantrektour.com or himwindows@gmail.com