FAQ frequently asked questions. We have listed this to make it easier for our viewers to make it easy if they have anything in their mind. If you still don’t find anything then please write to us and we will get back with suggestion.
How can I get to Nepal?
You get to Nepal by air or by land. If you are flying then you will be entering from Tribhuwan International airport which is the only international airport in Nepal, if you are entering by land then from north it will be from Kathmandu-Lhasa border and if you entering by land then you will be entering from,
Do I need a visa to enter Nepal?
All foreign nationals, except Indians, need visas to enter Nepal. Multiple entry visas for 15 days (US$ 25 or equivalent convertible currency), 30 days (US$ 40) or 90 days (US$ 100) can be obtained from any Nepalese embassy or consulate.
You can also get a visa on arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu or at the Immigration Office at the entry points of Nepal.
Tourist visas can be extended for a period of 120 days at the Immigration Department in Kathmandu or Pokhara.
Do I get visa on arrival?
Yes you can, please bring 5 passport size photos and 40 $ for 30 Days Visa.
Are there power supplies in main cities of Kathmandu?
Yes there electricity supplies in Kathmandu but there are also frequent power cuts in a day. Good hotels do have generators as backup power.
Which are the entry points of Nepal?
Siliguri/Kakarbhitta-KTM 620 KMS
Jogbani/Biratnagar-KTM 550 KMS
Raxaul/Birgunj-KTM 280 KMS
Sunauli/Bhairahawa-KTM 280 KMS
Rupaidiya/Jamuna (Nepalgunj)-KTM 520 KMS
Gauriphanta/Mohana (Dhangadi)-KTM 630 KMS
Banbasa/Gaddachauki (Mahendranagar)-KTM 715 KMS
Sunauli/Bhairahawa-Palpa-Pokhara 185 KMS
Sunauli/Bhairahawa- Chitwan 145 KMS
Are there good hotels in Nepal and up to what standard?
Yes there are hotels with good standard ranging from budget to 5* and heritage hotels to resorts.
Are there good land transportation in Nepal?
Though the road transportation is still under construction but there are standard quality bus and car and jeep services to Pokhara, Chitwan, Lumbini and to other main cities of Nepal.
What are the paper documents I need for trekking?
Passport Photo Copy, Passport size Photo and Insurance Photocopy, insurance copy.
Do Indians need passport for domestic flights in Nepal?
No Indians don’t need Passport for domestic flights in Nepal but they do need voter ID card.
Do I need vaccination before arriving Nepal?
Yes, it is better to have vaccination for Rabies, Malaria, or seek help from http://ciwec -clinic.com/health-information/immunizations-recommended-for-travel-in-nepal/
Are there hiking places near Kathmandu?
Yes, there are hiking places from day trips to one week trek around Kathmandu.
Which are the best seasons to travel Nepal?
The best seasons to travel Nepal are spring (March to Mid June) and autumn (October to December). Other seasons are Monsoon (July to mid September) and winter (January and February). During monsoon season Nepal’s upper Mustang and Dolpo and Tibet is another option.
What do I need to do before arriving Nepal?
Which is the best season for peak climbing?
Spring season is the best season for Peak Climbing.
What clothing do I need for trekking?
Sleeping bag (please bring your own if you have -5 to -10 c).
Down jacket -5-10 c.
Water purification solution.
Full fingers gloves.
Fleece few of them.
Long Thermal inner wares.
Trekking Trousers and trekking shorts.
Wind proof jacket.
Do I need insurance while travelling to Nepal?
Travel Insurance: Make sure that you are insured against cancellations, accidents, health, emergency evacuation and loss, theft of, or damage to, baggage and personal effects.
In case of emergency situations and if required for evacuation, we will arrange for a helicopter rescue, medical treatment and after care for you. All these costs shall be borne by your travel insurance company.
What do you mean by TIMS card?
Permit issued by TAAN for trekkers to know where people are travelling. TIMS (Trekking Information Management System).
Are there good hotels in trekking areas?
There are hotels also called as lodge/ tea houses, which are basic but clean with regular basic facilities, not to compare with hotel in main cities.
Are there good hotels to book in Kathmandu and in Pokhara?
Kathmandu Hotels: to Name some of them in budget class are Holy Himalaya, Fuji Hotel, Kantipur Temple house (Banquet Hotel/ Heritage hotel).
3 Star Hotels are Marshandhi, Bajra Hotel and Samsara Resort.
4 and 5 star hotels in Kathmandu are, Radission, Yak and Yeti, Soltee Crown Plaza and Hayat regency.
Heritage hotel Dwarika.
Are there good restaurants in Kathmandu?
There are few but good restaurants located in different parts of Kathmandu and they are:
Bhojan Griha with cultural dance Nepali food,
Restaurants in Thamel:
Ying Yang for Thai Thai food, Himalayan Java restaurant, Gaya coffee shop, Jatra Resturant.
Restaurants outside Thamel
What does tea house trek mean?
Tea house trek means, trek with basic lodging facility where accommodation and meals are available on the trekking trail.
Which are the places to visit in 1 week holiday trip in Nepal?
Kathmandu for cultural, Pokhara for natural and Chitwan for Jungle safari and activities, rafting can be done either from Kathmandu or Pokhara, Paragliding can be done in Pokhara.
What are the other interesting optional activities except trekking?
There are lots of holiday trips that can be done except trekking, climbing, rafting, sightseeing, jungle safari, bird watching trips, tours, paragliding, cycling and mountain flight.
How do I pay in Nepal, are credit cards accepted for payment?
You could pay in foreign cash or Nepalese Rs which are available in money exchange counter and yes the credit card is excepted but with the bank charge of 4 percent.
Are there ATM services in Nepal?
Yes, there are ATM services available in major cities of Nepal.
Does the American Express work in Nepal?
Yes, they are accepted in major banks of Nepal.