Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently Asked Questions
Normally peak season for touristic activities in Nepal is divided into two seasons: Autumn (October to December) and spring (march to May). Weather remains fairly stable and pleasant during these seasons. The common features of these seasons are:
Chilling morning and evening, warm during daytime
Windy day time in higher altitude
Absolutely Nepal is safe for traveler. Firstly, Nepal is considered as one of the peaceful countries in the world (chances are it’s safer here than your home-country). Secondly, while you’re on one of our trips, we take personal responsibility for your well-being, every responsibility we commit is to provide you complete liberty prioritizing you safety firdt. Lots of single woman trek in the remotest parts of Nepal and they express with utter satisfaction about the exceptional hospitality provided to her.
We can take care of all domestic flights, hotel bookings and other services. However, we suggest you to arrange international flights from your home country, but we can provide assistance.
Definitely! We do have airport pick up facilities for our guests who have booked for our any packages. We don’t charge any money. As the time you book your trip, you have to inform the date and time of your arrival. Then, our representative and a driver will be there to pick you up.
During your trek in Nepal, the below mentioned trekking equipment are recommended.
There are two types of trekking equipments
Company provided (Logistics)
Personal (Trekkers clothing and gears)
List of Company Equipments
A-shaped Triangular tents: They are heavy but considered the best ones for the treks till the Base Camps because of their enduring strength against strong winds
Dome Tents: They are light and considered the best during the high altitude long treks and expedition.
Small foam mattress 1.5 inch thick
0.5 to 0.75 inch rubber pad
Air bag with insulation and thermal rest beneath
Dining tents, tables and chairs
Kitchen tents and cooking equipments
If the trek is organized as per the tea house or GAP arrangements the company provides the services accordingly.
Personal clothing and trekking gears for a trek
Lightweight walking boots for the new one bought “walk then in” to avoid sores.
2 pairs of thin and 2 pair of thick woolen socks
A pair of camp shoes/ sandals to wear in the camp at night or when the boot is wet
Warm fleece jacket
A rain/wind proof jacket with hood or a poncho, get the one that is guaranteed waterproof.
Woolen shirts and thick sweaters
A pair of lightweight/ heavy weight trousers
Nightwear and thermals
Thermal inner wears
A fleece sweat pant useful for wearing in camp and in the tent
2 pair of loose fitting long shorts/ skirts.
1 lightweight long sleeved –shirt is particularly suitable for avoiding sun burn.
A warm balaclava and neck gaiter
A pair of gloves, Leather with lining and woolen is best
Equipment and Accessories
2 seasons- up to 0 degree centigrade
3 seasons- up to -12 degree centigrade
4 seasons- up to -40 degree centigrade
Duffle bag or kit bag to carry to gear while trekking
Daypack: This is a small rucksack to carry personal requirement for the day e.g. toilet items, camera, film towel, soap, a boot etc.
Snow glasses and sunglasses
2-4 large plastic bags to separate clean clothes from dirty ones
6-10 smaller plastic bags to dispose garbage
Wallet and /or money belt with compartment for coins.
Toiletries with large and small towels Toilet paper can be bought in Kathmandu and some villages in the mountains.
Small headlamp and/ or torch with spare batteries and bulbs candles and lighter to burn toilet paper
Snow gaiters essential during wither and all treks going over at other times.
Gears for Trekking Peak Climbing
All trek gears plus
Climbing back pack
Climbing boots (Plastic made)
Crampons (thorns like metal stuck on the base of climbing boots to firmly hold the ice while climbing)
Ice axe (It has two uses sometimes to dig the barrier ice to make a way ahead and other times it is a life saving tool to hook it on the ice hold it till the help comes)
Gaiters (Pad to roll over the boots and trousers to avoid the ice enter the foot while walking in ice and hence avoid the risk of frost bite.
Climbing down (Pant and jacket)
Mercury coated glacier glasses
Reading materials, camera and film, game items (optional), note book, rubber band, pen and pencil, envelopes, a diary, a calendar, a pocket knife, binoculars (optional), a small pillow or headrest (optional).Thermoses (optional)- an inflatable sleeping mat, trekking map, adequate quantities of passport photograph
Absolutely, in fact it’s a great place to start. As part of our job, one of the most important things we do is ascertain your experience and ambitions, and find the trek that ideally suits you. However hard or easy you’d like it.
Yes! Absolutely your foods and water are safe while you are in the lodge and camp trek. We served only when it is hygienically prepared on the lodge. Moreover, our guides are the cooks while you are on the lodge trek, they will check the food before preparing in the kitchen & make sure everything is Okay. Most of the cooks in the local teahouses are simply trained but experience has made them perfect. If the group requires our well trained 5 star class cooks with the crew even on the lodge trek we are more delighted to take with an additional cost. We will provide boiled with purified by tablet and bottled sealed water in case of insufficient even though we are conscious about current environmental issues. On Discover Himalaya’s camp crew we have good combination of Guides, Sherpas, Cooks, Kitchen staffs and Porters. Guides and cooks are technically, practically and theoretically well trained where as kitchen staffs and porters are practically well train. While on the camping trek our best cooks prepare you with the varieties of foods, which is hygienically prepared. You will find out very rare repetition of food items on your entire trek duration. As far as drinking water is offered to you once boiled, filtered or treated with water purifying medicine.
Nepal’s Electricity is 220 Volt and 50 MHZ (50 Cycles per Second). Electric Plug is two or three round prongs, but not flat prongs as found in use in the United States or in other countries. If your electronic uses 110 Volt 60 MHZ electricity, you will need a voltage convert.
We have heard that people visiting Nepal have had their hair driers blown up, lap tops fried and electric razor gone crazy! Voltage converters and plug adapters are available in stores near you or in shopping centers in Airport Terminals. Your hotel manager can also help you with this issue.
Nepal’s electricity is not smooth. Voltage fluctuation is very common and it is advised that you use a robust power surge protector for your electronics.
Nepal does not produce enough electricity so there are seasons when power may be disrupted for hours – they call it load shedding. Keep in touch with local newspapers or your hotel reception about the hours power may be off. Also Nepal’s electricity goes on and off randomly all the time. If you are working on the computers found in the hotels, make sure they have UPS (Uninterruptible Power Supply) otherwise save your work every time.
Nepal can be entered by two ways,
By air: Some of the major international airlines operating schedule services to Nepal are Royal Nepal Airlines, British Airways, Biman Bangladesh, China South West Airlines, Druk Air, Gulf Air, India Air, Thai Airways, Qatar, Pakistan Air, Jet Air and Singapore Airlines. By air, you will arrive at the Tribhuvan International Airport (only one international airport) located in the heart of Kathmandu City.
By Road: There are several entry points by land route mainly from Nepal / Indian borders;
– Kodari [Nepal/Tibet Border]
Nepal is one of the new republic countries in the world with many active political parties, ideas, ideologies and leaders. As such there might be some disturbances in some parts of the country. But it does not and will not affect the daily life of the residents in the other parts. Life moves on as usual, unperturbed. Moreover, considering the importance of Tourism Business several organizations including the public societies have strengthen the mechanism for smooth operation in tourist involved activities.
Yes! Nepal visa is easily available up on arrival in the entry places. Make the process easier by downloading & completing the application form, having the correct USD cash and two passport photographs.
|Multiple Entry||15 Days||US$ 25 or equivalent Nepali Currency|
|Multiple Entry||30 Days||USS$ 40 or equivalent Nepali Currency|
|Multiple Entry||90 Days||US$ 100 or equivalent Nepali Currency|
Yes. All visitors require VISA to enter Nepal. Tourist Visa is available on arrivals. At your entry point you can fill up the visa form with photo attached, pay the visa fee and obtain your visa. You can also obtain the visa to Nepal from the Nepalese Embassy of Consulate’s Office in your city or country.
Nepal is known for Mt. Everest, highest peak in the world and Lord Buddha, who was the pioneer of Buddhist religion. Besides, among the 14 eight thousand meters plus mountains in the world, Nepal houses eight of them. Nepal has been the focus of outstanding achievements in the world of peak climbing expeditions with the identification of more than one thousand peaks above 6,000 meters. Well known for abundant water resources Nepal is the home of more than 6000 rivers and rivulets and myriads of springs and falls. Wildlife with extremely diverse floras and faunas, Nepal holds more than 14 wildlife parks and conservation areas which have been the home for several endangered animal species and more than 800 species of birds. Overall, Nepal is known for its hospitality and the local people believe the mantra ‘Atithi Deba Bhaba’ (Guest are god).