We are back and missing Nepal desperately! Our trip was wonderful, thanks to your careful planning. We did all that we hoped to, and more. What makes Nepal so special is that is has so many different facets – nature, wildlife, history and culture.
Visit Nepal-Tibet Treks & Expedition (P). Ltd.
Thamel, Kathmandu, Nepal
Tel: + 977-1-4700085, 4700234,
Fax: + 977-1-4700234
Mobile: + 977-98510 25466 (Birendra)
How do I getting into Nepal?
There are several entry points by land route mainly from Nepal / Indian borders; a) Kakarvita, b) Birgunj c) Bhairahawa d) Nepalganj e) Dhangadhi f) Mahendranagar Scheduled public as well as tourist buses run to and from Kathmandu.
Some of the major international airlines operating scheduled services to Nepal directly For more Details click here
What do I need to get my visa? Where do I apply?
Except Indians and Chinese all foreigners require visa to enter Nepal.You need a valid passport, two passport size photos and money. You can apply for visa in the Embassy of Nepal in your country. Or you can get it upon arrival at the airport. For more details Click here
Who will pick me up at the Airport?
Our Airport Representative will come to the airport to pick you up. Outside of Terminal Hall, he/she will be displaying a play card with your name on it. You will be transferred to hotel.
What will be the accommodations like?
We use modern, well-located hotels in Kathmandu, Pokhara and other major cities as per your standard of tour.
How safe is Nepal?
Nepal is the safest place to travel for tourists as they are regarded as god by Nepalese people.
How is the weather?
Since the country extends from low altitude to high, it is often hard to predict the weather. But generally, the temperature ranges from 200C to 50C between 1000-3500m. At higher altitude, it is 200C to minus 100C in winter.
What is the Currency & Foreign Exchange?
The US dollar is the most widely accepted currency.Nepali Rupee notes come in Rs. 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 25, 50, 100, 500, 1000 denominations. Coins come in 5 paisa, 10p, 25p, Rs. 1, 2 and 5 denominations.
Foreign currencies must be exchanged only through banks or authorized money exchangers. Visitors can exchange foreign currency at the foreign exchange counter at the airport upon arrival. Normally Banks open from 9 am to 3 pm. Besides, you can use ATM facilities in Kathmandu & Pokhara.
How fit do I need to be to trek?
Trekking does not require extraordinary fitness. You will be use to after couple of day's treks.
What are the trekking lodges like?
Most of the lodges in trekking routes are basic, neat and clean. Very few of them offer hot shower, modern rooms with attached bath.
How is drinking water while on trek?
In most of the places, you will get bottle of mineral water. You can use spring water on the way using pills. Our guide will help you to get boiled water. You are requested to bring water bottle.
Which is the best season for trekking in Nepal?
The best time to trek in Nepal is Spring and Autumn. Trek in Upper Mustang, Dolpo and Mt. Kailash is best during Monsoon season (June to August).
Do I need travel insurance?
Travel insurance is recommended.
Who will lead my trip?
Our well experienced, dedicated and licensed Nepali guide will lead your trip.
What is altitude sickness?
Headache, loss of appetite and sleeplessness seen due to ascend to high altitudes is altitude sickness. One shouldn't ignore these early symptoms as these symptoms may lead to more serious warnings and cause death sometimes within few hours.Some trekkers take diamox. You may wish to ask you doctor for recommendations. However, the patient must go down to lower altitude even if treatment is given.Your guide will be there to help you. Most people do not have any problems below 9,000 ft elevation, but will feel shortness of breath and mild headache above.
What happens if there is an emergency?
Our guides are trained to face in most of the basic problems that occur during a trek. If the situation is more serious a helicopter evacuation will be provided. It costs of $1200 - $2000 for an hour for a helicopter evacuation, and generally a guarantee for payment is required before the helicopter actually takes off. Registering with your embassy can greatly speed the process.
Is communication possible while on trek?
There are telephones in many villages along the popular trekking routes from where you can make international calls.
What equipment should I bring?
• Easy carrying bags
• Comfortable walking shoes
• Warm enough clothes
• Sleeping bags
• Flashlight with spare batteries & bulbs
• A couple handkerchiefs
• Pocket knife
• Stuff sacks
• Lighter / matches
• Eye glass
• Hard shell water bottle
• Light sandals and socks
• Watch with alarm
• Shaving equipment
Note: Above mentioned goods can be bought in Kathmandu or hire some of them such as Sleeping bags, Binoculars, Hiking shoes, Down jackets etc.
Air China weekly flight operate KATHMANDU , LHASA & CHENGDU every Saturday Jan ? March then every Saturday & Tuesday March ? June. July - October every day flight depending upon the weather conditions. The 55 minute flight offers spectacular views of the Himalayas and the southern Tibetan plateau.
An approach that has great appeal for hardy and adventurous travelers is to enter or leave Tibet by road. Nominally, organized tours must be arranged before you enter Tibet. Moreover to get into Tibet from outside Tibet from Chengdu or Kathmandu you have to book a so - called 'tour.'
HOW TO GET VISA AND PERMIT?
All foreigners except citizen's of China (including Hong Kong, and Macau), are required to obtain a visa and special permit before traveling to Tibet. In addition to the visa, it is necessary to obtain an aliens' travel permit better known as the "Tibet Travel Permit" for travel in Tibet. Group Size need to be 2person. Tibet Visa issued by Chinese Embassy in Kathmandu.For more details Please click here
Visit Nepal-Tibet Treks arranges Visas and Entry Permits. They will need to have your tour confirmation and your passport details (Name, Sex, Nationality, Date of Birth, Passport Number, Occupation) for submittal to TTB.
WHAT ARE THE VISA DAYS IN CHINESE EMBASSY IN NEPAL?
In Kathmandu the visa processing days are Monday, Wednesday & Friday only. The passport must be submitted with the Tibet Permit on any of these days between 10 to 11 am & will be returned in the evening after 4pm with Tibet Group Visa.
HOW IS THE CURRENCY OF TIBET?
Renminbi (RMB). The basic unit is the Yuan. The exchange rate is about USD 1 = 8.278 CNY (approx.) Banks in Tibet/china are closed on Saturday & Sunday. So, you are kindly requested to carry about Few Hundred USD per person in cash over and above the tour cost to cover your extra expenses for main meals and others enroute until Lhasa. If it is cash dollars, even local people help you to get them exchanged in Chinese Yuan. Traveler?s cheques & credit cards are very difficult to be cashed outside the banks especially outside Lhasa
WHAT IS THE BEST SEASON IN TIBET?
April to October is the high season in Tibet, although, many festivals and tours are organized in the off season. You may find even more comfort and hospitality, as there are fewer tourists.
WHAT ARE THE MAJOR PLACES TO VISIT?
Lhasa, Shigatse, Lhatse, Gyantse, Mt.Kailash & Mansarovar etc. There are lots of places to visit but all those are well known places.
WHAT MEDICINE I SHOULD BRING FOR ALTITUDE?
In addition to the normal medications for traveling recommended by your doctor, you should bring some thing to prevent symptoms of acute mountain sickness. Take time to acclimatize, drink lots of water and bring purification tablets. People suffering from heart, lung and kidney diseases should consult a physician before traveling to Tibet.
WHAT SHOULD I BRING IN TIBET?
Sunglass, Sunhat, necessary cream for skin, Good walking shoes, sleepers, warm enough clothes, Books to read, Nice & easy light pack, sometimes you might need to walk cause of road & weather condition.
DOS & DON'T IN TIBET!
Do not smoke, drink alcohol or make unnecessary noise in monasteries.
Do not touch, walk over or sit on any religious texts, objects or prayer flags in monasteries.
Do not kill or because anything to be killed in monasteries not be intrusive when photographing monasteries especially when people are performing religious ceremonies.
Always ask for permission.
Do not try to harm vultures, and yaks and sheep wearing red, yellow or green cloth.
Do not step on the threshold when entering a Tibetan house.
Do not spit before somebody.
Don't put trash in the fire.
Do not engage in public displays of affection.
Do not wear shorts!