Some people think about touring in Nepal is all sweat and hard work with no fun. But, this is for the truth. The itinerary is prepared to make the most of your time and the trip begins with breakfast from your hotel, when your guide explains about your day like where you are going, and so on. Generally, your 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.
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 a Camera, Money, Credit card, Passport, and your smartphone. And your tour guide will inform you earlier if there is anything to carry particularly that you need to bring.
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 is plenty of restaurants to have meals.
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 requirements such as a single room and etc.
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.
In every tour, you will be touring with a Guide and Driver, if the group is running by bus or if the 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, suggestions and etc. We allocate guides who are licensed by the Tourism Board and have a 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.
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 cards (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.
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.
Insurance is not provided on 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.
Nepal does not have any specific health requirements for entering 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.
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.