Travel Nepal? Top Frequently Asked Questions (2022)

What is the best time to Travel Nepal?

The best times to go trekking are in the spring (March to May) and fall (September to November), when the weather is clear and the sights are spectacular. Keep in aware that 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 fickle, these months provide a distinct experience and less visitors. Winter is the greatest season to visit Chitwan (Nepal’s southern jungle region), when the temperatures are mild and the foliage is less dense, allowing for greater animal observations. Visit our post on the best seasons to visit Nepal for more information.

In Nepal, how long should I stay?

If you only want to see Nepal’s cultural and environmental features, you may have a fantastic time in 7-10 days by visiting two different areas (likely, Pokhara and Kathmandu). In order to comfortably acclimate and reach higher altitudes on a multi-day trip into the Himalaya, you’ll need at least 10 days. 14-20 days is suitable for one of Nepal’s lengthier, classic treks or for combining numerous locations and activities into one trip. Check out our guide about how long to stay in Nepal.

What’s the difference between a private trip and a group excursion?

Private tours are itineraries created just for you based on your travel dates and particular interests, whereas group trips (which are offered by most tour operators) are pre-planned and depart on set dates. Private vacations are exclusive to you, whilst group tours are open to others.

What is the procedure for obtaining a visa for Nepal?

You can receive a visa on arrival in Kathmandu for most nations. It takes around 45 minutes and is the most efficient method of obtaining a visa. If you’d prefer to have everything planned ahead of time, you may apply for a visa in advance at a local Nepali consulate in your country.

On domestic flights, How much luggage can I bring?

For mountain flights, carry-on luggage is limited to 5 kg and checked luggage is limited to 10 kg. The check-in allowance increases to 20-25 kilograms for non-mountain segment flights. (Further details)

What does ‘teahouse trekking’ entail?

Teahouse trekking entails spending each night of your walk in a tiny native lodge or mountain cabin. The lodges are simple, with 5-10 rooms and a communal space for eating and socializing. The majority of Nepalese treks are teahouse treks, with lodges managed by members of the local community. Check out our page on teahouse trekking to get a sense of what they’re like.

Is it necessary for me to bring my own equipment?

Your everyday necessities (sunscreen, water, hat, light jacket, and camera) will be carried by you, but your porter will transport the bulk of your belongings, such as extra clothes and nighttime necessities. Porters can very handy for longer hikes since you’ll be carrying extra gear. If you’re only going on a short walk (2-3 days), you can just hire a guide if you’re comfortable carrying your own stuff, but hiring a porter is a terrific way to support the local economy and is quite inexpensive.

What hiking equipment should I bring with me from home?

In Kathmandu, you can get almost whatever you need for trekking, from down jackets to water bottles. There are a number of legitimate name-brand stores as well as a huge assortment of quite good-quality knock-offs. If your gear isn’t too heavy, it’s still worth taking it, especially your own hiking boots, to avoid any potential complications while purchasing new shoes. Here’s a complete list of what to bring on your adventure.

Where would I be able to store my belongings during the trek?

Your additional luggage can be left at your hotel in Kathmandu or at your specialist’s office. In any case, when you return from your excursion, your luggage will be safe and waiting for you at your hotel.

Is there anything more I should know about my trip that isn’t included in the price?

Tipping, soft drinks, bar bills, laundry, phone calls, contributions, and extra snacks, among other things, are not included in the trip price. The only items you’ll have to pay for out of pocket if you’re going trekking are wifi and battery charging (when available), extra meals not included in the package, alcohol, and soft drinks.

Is the cost of the trip inclusive of hotel accommodations?

Our experts plan entire trips, which means that everything is taken care of from the time you arrive in Nepal until you go, including all of your lodging. We recommend letting the professional arrange your lodging because it saves you time and they are familiar with the finest locations to stay based on your style, budget, and favorite neighborhood—just let them know what you want. However, you can also organize your own lodgings and inform your specialist of your plans.

Is the cost of the trek inclusive of permits?

Yes. The price of your excursion includes all essential permissions, which will be secured for you ahead to your walk. You’ll need a full day in Kathmandu ahead to your hike in certain restricted areas (like Manaslu), as your specialist will need your passport for permission registration.

What is the difficulty level of the treks?

The complexity of a hike is tough to categorize because it is dependent on your fitness and expertise trekking in the mountains. The difficulty of a trek in the Himalaya is determined by the steepness of the path, the overall altitude, and the length of the walk. The more elevation you gain, the more arduous the climb gets. The majority of treks in the lower foothills (Ghorepani, Ghandruk, and Pikey Peak) are moderate in difficulty, while some days will be more difficult than others. Higher-altitude treks (Everest Base Camp, Gokyo, Annapurna Circuit, and Nar Phu) are more difficult since they include crossing 5,000-meter passes and longer days.

What happens if I become sick on the trek?

If you become ill while on your journey, the best course of action is to figure out what’s wrong. Most cases of altitude sickness may be solved by going to a lower altitude and taking altitude medicine; if it’s severe, your guide will arrange for an emergency helicopter evacuation (be sure that emergency helicopter rescue is covered in your travel insurance). Your guide will have medicine on hand for most common ailments if you get stomach sickness or other food or water-related disorders.

How much time do we spend trekking each day?

The majority of days in the mountains are spent walking for 4-6 hours. When you consider that your day begins at 8 a.m. and finishes around 4-5 p.m., it’s not that strenuous because you’ll be stopping for lunch and taking several breaks along the way. The higher you climb in height (particularly in the Everest region), the shorter your trekking days will become in order to avoid gaining too much altitude (and hence altitude sickness).

What is the maximum weight that porters can carry?

Porters normally carry a maximum of 30 kg (to avoid being overloaded). When it comes to fragile equipment like cameras, it’s still best to carry them yourself. Please carry the excess weight in your day bag if you have more than 15 kg. Some porters carry up to 100 kg in the commercial trade while moving goods and supplies up into the high mountains, and are paid less than a decent salary supplied by a responsible trekking organization.

When will I be able to meet up with my trekking guide?

When you arrive in Kathmandu, you normally meet your trekking guide. At the outset of your journey, you’ll receive a detailed briefing on the trek, during which you’ll meet your guide, ask questions, and get all the information you’ll need. Your guide may also meet you at the airport for your trip to the start of your walk if logistical constraints prevent him from doing so.