A Nepal tourist visa can be obtained on arrival at the Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. The visa can also be obtained six months prior to your arrival in Nepal at the Nepali consulate in your home country.
Trekking in Nepal – Stephen Bezruchka. This is an excellent book that explains what trekking in Nepal is all about and has a good description of popular trek destinations such as Annapurna, Everest and Langtang and some description of remote trek destinations such as Kanchenjunga, Makalu and Dolpo.
While travel agents are helpful, most economical fares seem to be available online. If you are booking a trek/trip with us, though we do not issue international tickets, we would be happy to advise you with booking your flight tickets.
Keep in mind that Nepal has diverse terrain with elevations ranging from near sea level (40 meters above sea-level) in the sub-tropical jungles of the South to the highest point on earth (8,848 meters) in the North. Hence there is quite a huge variation in temperature.
A teahouse is a lodge or a hut (made out of rock or wood) which has a kitchen, dining hall, bathroom areas and several bedrooms. Teahouses vary in quality and service in Nepal depending on which region you go to.
Altitude sickness is defined as the negative health effect of high altitude (>2700m) that occurs when there is a rapid exposure to low amounts of oxygen at a high elevation. Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) is the mildest form of altitude sickness.
Being physically fit is crucial for how well you do on your trek. The better physical condition you are in, the smoother your trek will be. Whether you opt for an easy trek or a strenuous one, it is advised that you have a good basic level of fitness.
For those of you new to trekking, you have a wonderful experience in store. Trekking is walking, generally on good trails, usually up and down (sometimes 3,000 feet/900 meters a day), carrying only a day pack, through magnificent scenery.
Your comfort and safety on the trek depends on the adequacy and quality of your equipment. So choosing the right equipment goes a long way and is very important.
Tipping is a way for trekkers to show appreciation for the effort put forth by the staff. In Nepal, it is expected and is given more often than not. But, tipping is NOT mandatory – especially if you are not satisfied with the services. Trekking wages, especially wages paid to the junior staff, are quite meagre and tips are a good way for the staff to augment their income.
A camping trek or a tent trek is a trek where you will be sleeping in tents and eating meals prepared by our trek staff. Your trek crew will comprise of a guide, assistant guide, cook crew and porters. The porters will carry your gear and the camp gear. You will only be required to carry a small back pack.
Trekking is walking, generally on good trails, usually up and down (sometimes 3,000 feet a day), carrying only a day pack, through magnificent scenery. The day starts early, and often the bulk of the day’s mileage is covered in the morning hours.