Travel Information

 

  1. Nepal Visa Entry Procedure

Acquiring a Nepalese visa is quite easy, and the most convenient way to obtain the visa is upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport. In case you are entering the vicinity via the borders of India or Tibet, you can also procure Nepal visa at the entry points of Nepal: Kakarvitta, Birgung, Kodari, Rupandehi, Banke, and Kailali.  In order to acquire Nepal visa, you will have to fill up the visa application form for which you will require a valid passport with the legitimacy of at least six months, two passport size photos, and the visa fee in cash. The Nepal visa for 15 days costs USD 25, for 30 days cost increases to USD 40, and for 90 days it would cost USD 100. You can also extend your visa paying legitimate visa charge per day. Nepal grants free tourist visa for 30 days to foreigners from SAARC nations, likewise, Indian citizens do not need to obtain the visa to explore the vicinity of Nepal. In case of transits in Nepal, by paying USD 5, tourists can procure Nepal visa for a day.

 

  1. Meals and Accommodation

Nepal being a multi-ethnic nation bestows varieties of food delights. Each ethnic community possesses its endemic cultural dishes, and Newar community best describes it solely boasting more than 200 food items. Daal-Bhat-Tarkari (lentils-rice-vegetables) is the basic meal of Nepalese people. The Thakali cuisine is also a popular cultural dish of Nepal offering rice, lentils, veggies, curries, and curd all in one palate making it amazingly delicious. Beside endemic cuisines, Nepal also offers an assortment of international dishes, whether it be continental or Asian, in fine restaurants and hotels. Alongside meals comes accommodation. Nepal boasts an assortment of cozy accommodation facility throughout the nation. Five-star hotels, lodges, guest houses, and motels are the popular choices of accommodation in urban areas whereas tea houses and homestays are the best choices for rustic regions of Nepal. The cost for accommodation differs according to your choice of accommodation type and the travel season. Thus, it is advised to book the rooms in advance during the peak season as there would be a touristic rush throughout the nation.

 

  1. Physical Fitness

Although physical fitness plays a major role in making your trip convenient and memorable, you do not need to be supremely fit to conquer the pristine vicinity of Nepal. However, the fitness level required differs according to your choice of destination for trekking, yet moderate physical fitness would be ample to relish the trekking experience amidst the Himalayas. Trekking in Nepal is all about strolling in the lap of captivating Himalayas and lush green valleys at your own ambulate, relishing the amusing sceneries and cultural complexity that surrounds you. Trekking in the domain of Nepal is relatively safe, despite some mishaps or problems can occur unexpectedly on long trips. Thus, one must be prepared to tackle such situations if traveling solo. Moreover, a first-aid box is mandatorily suggested to be taken during your trek.

 

  1. Trekking Seasons in Nepal

Choice of the season for trek also plays a vital role in making your trip worthwhile. People often mess up their trip by the ghastly choice of the season whereas few get chance to explore the elegance of the mighty Himalayas, lavish landscapes, ancient valleys, rivers, and lush green forests. Nepal has four primary seasons: fall (September-November), spring (May-March), winter (December-February), and summer (June-August). Winters are usually cold with a drop in temperature to 25° Celsius, but the Himalayan region is cold and windy throughout the year. The best season for your excursion might slightly differ according to your choice of destination, however, autumn season (September-November) and spring season (March-May) are considered as the best seasons to travel the domain of Nepal. Autumn and spring offer clear views of stunning Himalayan ranges alongside wide varieties of exotic flora blossoming in lush green forests adding more charm to your trip. Hence, you should pack your clothing on the basis of your travel destination.

 

  1. How to Book

Booking trips online in Nepal is quite easy and reliable. But there are certain things you need to consider prior to booking any trip. Also, you need to make sure that you have thoroughly read the terms and conditions of the trip itinerary on the website of the agency you are booking your trip with. First of all, for booking your trip you will have to fill up an application form to reserve your trip. Then make payment according to the method mentioned by the travel agency. You may have an option for payment either by bank deposit or credit card. The travel agency may charge you a certain percentage of extra charge for card payments. Thus, it is suggested to choose the most convenient method: anything that is appropriate for you. Prior to your arrival in Nepal, it is advised to re-confirm your booking for the better travel experience.

 

  1. Travel Insurance

In Nepal, it is mandatory for a visitor to obtain travel insurance worth USD 100,000 which should cover all your medicinal and emergency health evacuation costs. Any kind of theft, loss and health hazards during your trip are covered by your travel insurance, thus, it would always be an ideal decision to acquire yourself a travel insurance to be prepared for any perils or unforeseen condition that may happen while traveling. While traveling in high altitudes, the risks of health hazards, bruise, and altitude sickness are always a possibility. Thus, you should always be prepared to tackle such situations, and acquiring travel insurance would aid you with relief in such situations. Likewise, contact the most trustworthy travel insurance agency in Nepal to cover exploration over 4,000m and ensure that your insurance agency covers for the height you are trekking to. Without advisable travel insurance covering your travel costs, the bills may get prodigious.

 

  1. Drinking Water

Hydrating yourself during any physical activity is essential, particularly while trekking at high altitude where it is advised to consume no less than 3-4 liters of water each day. While trekking in the Himalayan region, it is urged not to purchase bottled water during a trek in order to minimize plastic pollution in the trekking zones of Nepal. If requested, every tea houses will offer you water free of charge. However, this water ought not to be drunk immediately as they are untreated and poured directly from the tap. Thus, we suggest you carry a reusable plastic bottle with a wide opening and utilize a SteriPEN to purify the water. On the off chance, if you forget to bring the purifying tablets, the teahouses also provide boiled water charging a certain amount.

 

  1. Internal Flight Delays

Nepal is a geographically diverse country, and as a result flight deferral or cancellations are frequently faced by the travelers in Nepal. The diversified topography and differing climatic conditions compel the domestic flights of Nepal to get postponed and sometimes even get canceled. Due to the lack of advance Instrumental Landing System in the only international airport of Nepal, Tribhuvan International Airport, the flights are inclined to get delayed or annulled because of bad climatic conditions like overpowering precipitation, thick murkiness, strong breezes, et cetera. The internal flights in Nepal are often delayed or canceled during the winter in comparison to other seasons. Thus, you should be prepared for such conditions and book your flights prior than the expected day to be traveled. Moreover, road transportations could be an optional method in case of emergencies.