Frequently Asked Questions And Answers
When is the best time to travel to Nepal?
Since Nepal is particularly famous for trekking, we could consider the best trekking season the best time to visit Nepal. The spring (March to May) and fall (September to November), but, this is also the busiest time on the trails (although there are ways to avoid the crowds).
Winter (December to February) and summer (June to August) are other excellent times to visit; while the weather can be unpredictable, these seasons provide a distinct experience with fewer visitors.
Likewise, Winter is the greatest time to visit Chitwan like Nepal’s southern jungle region, when the temperatures are mild and the foliage is less dense, allowing for better wildlife observations.
Is monsoon good for traveling to Nepal?
During the monsoon season (June to August), the majority of Nepal is subjected to heavy rain for a few hours each day. Thus, most of the hilly areas could be muddy.
Yet, if you don’t mind the rain, it’s still a terrific time to visit because you’ll have the trails to yourself, and certain treks offer stone-paved routes that drain the rain and make for easy trekking.
Furthermore, several locations, such as Mustang and the upper slopes of Everest, are in the Himalayan rain shadow and receive minimal rain.
Can I travel to Nepal on my own?
You can. Nepal is one of the safer places in the South Asian region, and it has been promoting solo treks and tourism with campaigns like the Solo Women Traveller.
How can I obtain a visa for Nepal?
Most nationalities can obtain a visa on arrival in Kathmandu. It takes about 45 minutes and is the most convenient method of obtaining your visa. You can also apply for a visa in advance through a Nepali consulate in your home country unless you want to have everything in order ahead of time.
How long should I stay in Nepal?
If you are primarily interested in experiencing Nepal’s cultural and natural features, you can have a fantastic experience in 5-7 days by visiting two locations (likely, Pokhara and Kathmandu valley).To enter the Himalayas on a multi-day journey, you’ll need at least 10 days to reach higher altitudes and safely acclimate. 14-20 days is suitable for one of Nepal’s lengthier, classic treks or combining many locations and activities into one visit.
Is there anything else I need to pay for that isn’t included in the price of my trip?
Yes, there is.
Your expenses. It means tips, soft drinks, bar bills, laundry, phone calls, contributions, extra snacks, and so on) are not included in the trip cost. If you’re going trekking, the only extras you’ll have to pay for are your wifi and battery charging (when available). You might also pay for extra meals beyond what’s included, alcohol, and soft drinks.
Can I hire trekking gear in Nepal?
Of course, you can. There are plenty of shops that lend you trekking gear like sleeping bags, tents, down jackets, tools for mountaineering, and so on. Or if you ask your travel agent or agency, they would arrange it for you.
Do I need to pay for trekking permits?
All permits required for your journey are included in the pricing and will be obtained for you ahead of your trek. Certain restricted areas (such as Manaslu) require a full day in Kathmandu before your trip because your specialist will need your passport for permit registration.
When does the trek begin?
Because all of the excursions our specialists offer are customized to your travel dates, your trek will begin on the day that works best for you. For your specialist to organize the essential trekking permits, you should spend at least 1-2 days in Kathmandu before your climb.
Where can I accumulate my luggage during the trek?
You can leave your extra luggage at your hotel in Kathmandu or your specialist’s corporate office. In any case, when you return from your journey, your luggage will be waiting for you at your hotel.
What is the difficulty level of the treks?
How challenging are the treks? The complexity of a hike is tough to categorize because it depends on your fitness and experience hiking in the mountains. The difficulty of a trek in the Himalayas is determined by the steepness of the trail, the overall altitude, and the duration of the walk. In general, the higher you go, the more difficult the journey.
Most treks in the lower foothills (Ghorepani, Ghandruk, and Pikey Peak) are generally easy, however, some days will be more difficult than others. Higher-altitude hikes (Everest Base Camp, Gokyo, Annapurna Circuit, and Nar Phu) are more difficult because you’ll be crossing 5,000m passes and walking for longer periods.
Do I have to carry my equipment?
Your daily necessities (sunscreen, water, cap, light jacket, and camera) will be carried by you, but your porter will carry the majority of your gear, such as extra clothing and overnight necessities. Porters are especially useful on longer hikes where you will be carrying more goods. If you’re comfortable carrying your luggage on shorter treks (2-3 days), you can choose simply a guide, but hiring a porter is a terrific way to support the local economy and is relatively reasonable.