Is it possible to get a Nepal visa on arrival?

Yes. Visas are on arrival at all entry points. To make the process easier visitors can download & complete the application forms by having the correct USD in cash and two passport photographs.

 

Visa Facility

Duration

Fee

Multiple Entry

15 days

US $25 or equivalent Nepali currency

Multiple Entry

30 days

US $40 or equivalent Nepali currency

Multiple Entry

90 days

US $100 or equivalent Nepali currency

Are Airport pickup facilities available?

Yes. All our trek packages include pick up on arrival and drop off on departure to and from Kathmandu International Airport / to and from your accommodation.

Will I be met on arrival by bus?

Yes. One of our team will met you and take you to your accommodation.

What are ‘lodge treks' like?

Lodges (teahouses) provide basic facilities to sleep, eat and relax after a day trekking.. They are simple, clean and have central room wood fires. Wooden or sand stone lockable rooms with two beds, and a shared bathroom. Dinner and breakfast are supplied as part of the trek , with lunch being supplied at another village along the trail.

What’s the average hiking time each day on the travel?

Generally 3-7 hours of trekking at different altitudes that cover 8-10 km. Once above 3500m, the time is generally the same but you'll only cover 7-10 km. All the itinerarys are well planned and have the flexibility to be altered if required due to weather, geographical conditions, or the physical condition of an individual participant.

What are the guides like in Nepal?

Our guides are carefully selected based on their experience, skills & aptitude. The are local  Nepalese, most of them born on these mountains, who speak reasonably good English. We can also provide guides who speak French, Spanish, Japanese, German or Italian, if required.  We only employ local guides from the different groups of Nepal's diverse ethnic community; including Sherpas, Gurung, Magar, Rai and Brahmin who have the knowledge and experience of the culture, ecosystem, flora, fauna, geography, and history of Nepal. Our guides are required to training programmes that includes Intensive Wilderness First Aid, , Eco Trekking Workshops & Rock climbing, Ice Climbing and Mountaineering etc, and are all  government licensed.

How cold is it on the mountains, what can we expect?

Expect The Unexpected and Be Prepared. Himalayan weather can be unpredictable. It is important to make sure you have appropriate clothing to stay warm and dry in any season and conditions when hiking above 3000m.  Night is generally colder / days are warm. 

How many people are required to operate your trips?

Our groups generally range from 1 to 12 maximum trekkers, (12 max we've experienced this to be the optimum size for a successful trip.  (if your group booking is for more than twelve people email us first to discuss).

Do you arrange domestic & international flights, hotel bookings etc?

Domestic flights, hotel bookings and other services we arrange (refer to the Trek Itinerary).  International flights to and from Nepal are your responsibility to arrange.

What type of insurance do I need before coming to Nepal?

Insurance is not available in Nepal for tourists.  All your insurances are your responsibility to purchase. Please refer to our T&C’s, Section 6. 

What altitudes can I be taken up to?

Up to a maximum of 6000m.  Please read the trek itinerary, as each trek has a different level.

What equipment do you provide? What should I bring?

We can provide sleeping bags, down jackets (for the teahouse treks), and tents, mattresses, kitchen equipment (for the camping treks).  Please read each Trek Itinerary’s Equipment List.

What are the most favorable periods to embark on a trek?

This depends on your choice to trek in winter snow or dry tracks. It is always important to remember weather conditions on any mountains are unpredictable, so being prepared is vital in any season.

 The best seasons are autumn (mid September-November) & spring {March to June}, moderately warm with clear blue skies, and beautiful flora & fauna, including the national flower of Nepal – rhododendron in full color.  Winter season (January-February) is also recommended for low altitude treks below 4000m.  Summer season (June- August) in some areas, are the best months as these areas are 'rain shadows' and monsoon is much lighter here.           

Do you have a question not listed here ?

Please email  info@experienceearthtravel.com  and we will be happy to provide answers to any of your questions.