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Frequently Asked Question

Where is Nepal?

Nepal is landlocked and borders north China and south, east and west India, while Bangladesh is just 27 km from its southeastern point, and it divides Bhutan from it. It has a complex geography, including lush plains, subalpine wooded valleys, and eight of the world’s top ten mountains, including Mount Everest, Earth’s highest point.

What religions are in Nepal?

According to the source, 81.3% of the Nepalese population is Hindu, 9.0% are Buddhist, 4.4% are Muslim, 3.0% are Kiratist (indigenous ethnic religion), 1.4% is Christian, 0.1% is Sikhs, 0.1% is Jains and 0.7% follows other religions or no religion.

Where is Mount Everest situated?

Mount Everest is situated on the border between Tibet and Nepal in the Himalayas in Asia. Everest is located in the Mahalangur Range on the Tibetan Plateau known as Qing Zang Gaoyuan. The peak is directly between Tibet and Nepal.

Is travel insurance required to do trekking in Nepal?

Yes, it is required. A travel insurance policy covering robbery, injury, and medical complications is best for Nepal travel. A wide range of policies are available, so review the small print carefully. Make sure you’re prepared for adventure and high altitude events. Because you enter more than 4000 meters on a few treks in Nepal, it is best to select a policy that includes medical and emergency resettlement, including helicopter evacuation for trekkers and general medical evacuation. I recognize that most medical care and facilities / hospitals must be charged at the patient’s point of delivery. And it’s smart to have a policy that pays physicians or hospitals directly, rather than trying to pay for it on the spot and demand it later.

How to apply Nepalese visa?

Visas are easily accessible upon arrival at Kathmandu International Airport and at all land border junctions that are open to foreign nationals, as long as you have passport photos to hand and you can pay a visa fee in foreign currency (some crossings insist on payment in US dollars). Your passport must be valid for at least six months and you will need a free visa page. To get information about how to apply Nepalese visa

When is the best time to visit Nepal?

Spring (March, April, May) and autumn (Sept, Oct, Nov) are Nepal’s best time of year. The weather is good with powerful sunshine and water. The sky is clear, so you can really enjoy the beautiful Nepalese landscape with the Himalayan view.

Although there is no problem with trekking during the monsoon (June, July, Aug), the issue may be less visibility and rain. Yet monsoon is a blessing for a keen botanist as the higher valleys, mountains, and meadows blossom with flowers and abundant vegetation. You can also walk in winter (Dec, Jan, and Feb) particularly in the hilly regions, but when you reach higher elevations, snowfall is much colder. If you don’t need to experience crowds, choosing more solitary trekking destinations maybe your choice during the monsoon or winter. Remember that global warming has changed the daily climate worldwide, and Nepal is no exception. Please always be open to erratic conditions. Read more Climate and weather in Nepal

What is altitude sickness in mountain?

Altitude sickness is called mountain sickness. It happens when you immediately take a higher altitude. We advise trekkers to travel slowly.

As you walk very far in higher areas, air pressure declines and oxygen intake also decreases. Altitude sickness usually happens among people who aren’t used to a higher altitude air pressure and can’t adapt to the natural climate.

There are 3 types of altitude sickness in the mountain and they are:

Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS): You’ll have minor symptoms including body pain, nausea, headache, and lightheadedness in this case. It’s normal and avoidable.

High altitude Pulmonary Edema (HAPE): It is worse than the one above since fluid is present in the lungs in this situation.

High altitude cerebral Edema (HACE):  Such altitude sickness is more severe and life-threatening. There’s fluid in the brain in this form. Therefore, it must be cautious.

How to take care if someone has altitude sickness?

If you have moderate altitude sickness, you can overcome it by drinking plenty of water. Also, if you haven’t hiked high place, then we recommend you wait until you’re healed, but if you’ve already hit impressive height, then we recommend you hike down.

But if you suffer HAPE and HACE, we require emergency evacuation. There’s no point sitting there longer. Such conditions are one of the serious types, so getting urgent care should be both the patient’s top priority and the guide.

You should call the travel insurance provider for an emergency helicopter evacuation. Once rescued, we will take you care of you at Kathmandu hospital.

How much tips should I give to the guide and porter?

Although tipping isn’t necessary, it’s a sweet way to show gratitude to the people who helped you enhance your travel experiences. It all relies on how happy and satisfied you are about their services. There’s no fixed amount, but many of our customers offer as tips from minimum USD 50 to maximum USD 100.

In case of bad weather if flight is cancelled what will be the alternatives?

If due to bad weather the flight is cancelled there is no alternative but to stay an extra day. You’ll need to bear the accommodation costs. Sometimes helicopter companies offer charters even when the airlines cancel their flights. You can take a helicopter-flight, if you want. This will incur an extra expense and you have to compensate for it.

How kind of teahouses in the Annapurna Region?

The tea houses in the Annapurna region are of fairly decent quality and most of them offer facilities such as western toilets, hot showers (may cost extra), and a wide range of items on their menu. Generally the rooms are fitted with two different beds with mattresses, pillows, towels, and sheets. Most of the teahouses are businesses operated by families or friends. Tea houses are like an extended home and make them feel warm and cozy.

Do I need to carry additional medicine for trekking?

We carry a first-aid box with us while trekking. But if you want you can carry along some essential medicines like ibuprofen, codeine, paracetamol, lozenges, anti-diarrhea tablets and diamox for AMS.

Is there internet available in Everest base camp?

The simplest way to get internet and network services in Nepal is to get a SIM card. There are a number of telecommunications companies in Nepal. The one that works more successfully in the Everest region is the Ncell SIM card.

The company has built eight 3G stations along the Everest trail.

And by having various data packs, consumers can use the Internet service at a fair price at Everest Trek. Complete information about Everest Base Camp Trek in Nepal

When is the best time for Langtang trekking?

Once you start your trek, prepare the correct trekking season. Autumn and spring can be a pleasant choice for Langtang trek. Autumn occurs in September, October, and November, while spring occurs in March, April, and May.

Both autumn and spring give trekkers a very suitable and friendly trekking climate. The weather and temperature vary from 15 to 20 degrees in this season, which is very bearable for trekkers.

But in other seasons in winter (December to February) and monsoon (June to August), the route is muddy or snowy. Weather and temperature transform, clouds cover the peaks. It makes trekking bit harder. Langtang Region Trek Difficulties, Preparation

Where do I buy trekking gears?

It isn’t important to contribute a lot of cash purchasing gear for your Annapurna Base Camp Trek on your country, as most of the trekking gears can be picked up at good costs in Kathmandu as well as some gears can be rented.

Do I require an earlier Trekking Experience?

Some earlier trekking encounters are valuable.

In any case, any beginner or experienced trekker with moderate wellness ought to have the option to finish the trek.

For the individuals who are accustomed to climbing long separations with a weighted rucksack, they may discover the trek simple.

Additionally, the individuals who don’t have any such encounters can have a go at running, dashing, swimming, and practicing half a month prior to the trekking which assists with boosting your continuance level and furthermore acquires your body appropriate shape condition. Climb around close by spots, and spotlight on building your quality. The trek is testing yet compensating inside and out. With a tad of preparing and assurance, you can overcome the trek and tick it off you can list.

When is the Best Season to do Everest Helicopter tour in Nepal

Spring: Under this season, from March to May. It’s dry, sunny, and clear during this year makes the perfect time for helicopter flights.

The weather in the spring is favorable in the mountains.

The amazing view of mountain hills, vivid mountains, etc.

Monsoon: Planning monsoon season (June to August) helicopters flight can result in unpleasant events. 

The sudden weather variations are unstable, disrupting the daily flight.

Your flight could be severely delayed by the weather.

Poor visibility flight during heavy fall might be critical in various areas.

Autumn: In this season, September, October, and November come. The temperature is fairly good. The rainy season has just ended so you can’t miss the views of washed mountains and hills.

The sky is bright and daytime is dry, making the weather ideal for flights. This season is also the best Himalayan trekking time.

Winter: December, January, and February come under this season. Throughout these months, the mountains are full of snow, giving it a view from above.

Not only mountains, but even hills are filled with snow. This time of year is also perfect, but mountain visibility may not be good enough.

What is the packing list for Annapurna Base Camp Trek?

Since you know the weather you’ll experience, let’s look at the list of stuff you’ll need for ABC trekking. Read more https://mountain-hike.com/what-are-the-packing-lists-for-annapurna-base-camp-trek/

Do you allow fresher candidates to go for a trekking or expedition in Nepal?

Yes, we welcome both fresher candidates and experienced ones to be the part of our trekking

Tour, as we perceive Nepal is the best place to start. For this, we analyze your physical conditions and thereby, recommend the best trek to perform without any difficulty.

How to go to Tibet from Nepal?

The travel regulations when going to Tibet from Nepal are different than the regulations when going from China to Tibet. Traveling to Tibet can be done in one of two ways, from Nepal across the land border or by flight to Lhasa Gonggar International Airport.

From Kathmandu scenic drive to the Tibet border is about 130 km north to the border rasuwagadhi. Where you will crossover into Tibet, and be met by the local Tibetan tour guide, who will take you to the town of Gyirong for your first night of this tour. The tour starts with a drive to the second largest city in this region, Shigatse. From there, it is a short hop to Gyanste, and on along the friendship highway, past Karola Glacier, Yamdrok Lake and the spectacular Nyenchen Khangsar Mountain, the highest mountain near Lhasa. The fastest way to get Lhasa from Kathmandu is by flight from Tribhuvan International Airport. There are daily flights from Kathmandu to Lhasa to Kathmandu by China air which is 3 and a half journey. The cost of direct flights to Lhasa from USD 280 to USD 300, plus airport taxes and transfer fee. The Kathmandu Lhasa flight is the only international flight connecting Tibet with other countries and is considered to be one of the most beautiful air routes in the world, flying over the breathtaking mountains. Once you arrive at the Lhasa airport, your required guide, Private Vehicle and driver will meet you. You will beings your travels in Tibet according to the travel itinerary.

You will be not able to enter Tibet by and or by flying from Nepal without an organized tour from a travel agency, which needs to be arranged well in advance.

How to get the Tibet Permit from Nepal?

If you are planning to visit Tibet from Nepal, then you can contact us to will help you with all the arrangements for your tour. Foreign visitors to Tibet are not permitted to travel independently in this region and are required to have a local guide and organized vehicle for all their travels.

From wherever you enter China from Kathmandu or mainland china, you need the Tibet travel Permit in order to get into this region, like this, a requirement for every visitor to Tibet and this is arranged by your tour Operator with Tourism Bureau in Lhasa. Tourists are requested to mail the scanned copy of passport and then we will get the Tibet travel permit and visa invitation letter issued by the Tibet Tourism Bureau. To make it go smoothly, it is recommended to constant us to apply for Tibet travel permit 20 days in advance to visit Tibet.

However going from Nepal to Tibet, you must have a Group Chinese Visa, it should be applied though the Chinese Embassy in Kathmandu with the help of travel agency. If you arrive in Nepal with a Chinese Tourist visa already in your passport then this will be cancelled and replaced with the Group Tourist Visa and you will be not refunded of Chinese visa and will useless.

We will assist you in getting the Group Chinese visa, to obtain it we will state all of the details listed in your passport along with your travel route in Tibet and the dates you will be in Tibet and submit to the Chinese embassy in Kathmandu. It will take 3 working days to obtain Chinese Group Visa. Visa applications are accepted only in weekdays (Monday to Friday). For example if a guest provide his/her passport to us before 11am then s/he will get visa in the afternoon of 3rd day and can fly to Tibet next day. For your information, Chinese Embassy in Kathmandu doesn’t process visa application on weekends, during Chinese Holidays or during Nepalese Holiday.  TIBET INFORMATION

3 steps to get your Tibet permit and visa in Nepal

When depart from Nepal to Tibet, you will need to apply for your Tibet travel permit and Chinese Group Visa through a travel agency.

The scanned copy of your passport will be used for Tibet permit only while applying for the Chinese Group Visa; your Original Passport will be required.

Step one: Confirm your travel date, Itinerary and mail your passport copy to Mountain Hike Nepal

Before leaving to Tibet from Nepal, you should confirm your tour date and itinerary with us then we will help you to apply for Tibet Tour Permit on your behalf.

Step two: Arrive in Kathmandu and provide us your Original Passport and photo.

You should arrive in Nepal 4 working days in advance and contact us in Kathmandu, give your original passport to apply for Chinese group visa.

You also need to bring recent passport size photos with white background.

Step three: Get the issued Chinese Group Visa

Mountain Hike Nepal will deliver the visa to you as soon as it is issued. When you leave for Tibet, remember to bring three documents with you: Chinese Visa, Photocopies of Tibet travel permit and the application form.

What are Bhutan Visa information and Formalities?

All tourists visiting Bhutan, excluding Indian, Bangladeshi and Maldivian Passport holders countries require a visa and though at their though a government licensed holder travel company. No foreign missions or embassies abroad sanction tourists` visas. As per the Government regulations, travel to Bhutan require full tour payment of minimum tariff set the government of Bhutan that includes visa fees, accommodation, meals, Guide, Transportation, tourist taxes through the tour operator. It will take 2-3 working days to clear your visas with the Government of Bhutan. Once cleared, visa clearance letter will be to you in advance and your actual visa is then stamped on your passport upon arrival at the Paro airport. You will have to carry this copy along with you always otherwise you will not allow to board flight. You need to provide your passport copy to your tour operator. Your passport must be valid 6 months beyond the travel dates.

What You Need to Know About Bhutan?

If you look forward to fulfilling the long-awaited vision of your plans for Bhutan Travel in the land of monks, monasteries and enchantment, a range of travel tips will help you prepare before you depart. Your convenient companion is a detailed Bhutan Travel Guide that offers knowledge regarding history, men, festivals, tourist attractions, and the environment. What You Need to Know About Bhutan, this are the following few Bhutanese details, including tips on the must-try foods, the best time to visit, visa criteria, banking options, and useful Bhutanese terms and phrases, can help you schedule your trip to the Thunder Dragon land without any hassles or misunderstanding. BHUTAN INFORMATION

Is it possible to travel to Bhutan and then select an independent guide?

No, this is not possible. The government of Bhutan has made it mandatory for tourists (except Indian nationals) to book a tour with a registered travel agency. In order to get a tourist visa in Bhutan, you need to book a tour with an agency. Your guide is selected by the agency with whom you book your tour.

What about flights to Bhutan and Tibet? Will you be handling it?

 If you don’t want to waste your time in booking your flight tickets you can send us a request and we will book the tickets for you. You need to send us the full amount for the flight tickets and we will get a confirmed ticket. Please do note, during peak season (autumn and spring) it’s very difficult to get tickets. It would be prudent on your part to get your tickets in advance before the start of your trip. For this trip, we recommend early booking.