FAQ or Frequently Asked Questions!
This page has the collection of questions and answers, hopefully will be useful to any traveler who is planning a holiday visit in Nepal, or has booked and still looking for some more information of the booked trip from our website or simply looking for any travel related information.
Know the country Nepal
Nepal is a small Himalayan country blessed with the highest mountain on this planet earth-Everest (8848m) also called Sagarmatha in Nepali, with Tibet in the north and India in the south. And its not just the highest mountain in the world but has diverse ethos of ethnicity creating the country as one of the most unique nation with the spectacular and highest Himalayas, history, Culture and tradition encompassing the diverse natural biodiversity with some 9% of the birds of the world, squeezed within its tiny area in compared to most of the countries in the world.
What can you do in Nepal!
You name it! From all soft to extreme adventures – city/hill/mountain walks to Mountaineering and rock/ice climbing, world class White water rafting, Kayaking, Canyoning, Honey hunting tours, wildlife treks and tours, Birdwatching, Butterfly and Botanical tours, cultural treks and tours, eco-tours and treks, bungee, paragliding, zipliner and many more…..
Do I need the visa to enter the country!
Yes, you need a valid visa to enter the country!
Where can I get the visa!
Visa can be obtained in your country or any entry points, you are using upon arrival also.
What do I need and what is the cost of visit visa!
Please carry few pp size photos with you for visa with the visa fees. The fees are $25/$40/$100 for 15/30 and 90 Days respectively.
For more information, please check this link http://www.nepalimmigration.gov.np/article/52/tourist-visa.html
How safe is to travel solo, specially for women!
Nepal, probably one of the most safest country in the world to travel or visit even for solo women traveler in general. It is always advisable to know the area or destination you are travelling well and try to travel with your buddy or friend. At the same time try to respect and follow the norms and customs of the country and the area, travel with the valid visa and permits and keep away from any area that may be doubtful. The last bust not least, please make sure to pass the information of your where about to your family and friends and to the local authority too if possible.
What happens after arrival in Kathmandu airport!
Upon arrival proceed to the visa desk, collect your luggage, as usual you do when you do. Coming out of the airport an be very chaotic. If you have your hotel and tours booked, wait till you get found. For our clients we normally are at the airport with you names in our placard. Please wait and try to look at us and proceed. And if not try to book the prepaid taxi for the hotel you wish to go.
What do I expect when I come out of the airport!
If you are booked with us or any other expected pick up, wait and look into the placard on the other side and you can find the person. If not you can get the pre-booked taxi from the counter in the exit or simply come out and try to find the taxi to your desired place, making sure you get to the right place.
How far is the airport from the main city of Kathmandu!
It depends where you are going! Thamel and most of the tourist hotel are located near the downtown that can take 15-30 minute depending on the traffic. if you are staying out of main down town area, it can be near or far and can take accordingly.
Does Kathmandu has good hotel/s!
Kathmandu has all kinds of hotel from family run, budget to tourist standard and 4/5 star accommodation. The choice again depends on your choice and standard you are looking for. If you are booked, we usually use the medium range 2-3 star or Boutique, that are well known for their reliability and service for some time, so not to worry for that!
What is the main local diets in Nepal!
Kathmandu is the capital city, with many other main cities like Pokhara, Bharatpur, Butwal, Gorkha, Dharan, Birgunj, Biratnagar, Jhapa, Nepalgunj, Dhangadi etc.
Is safe is food in the any restaurant!
Normal tourist outlets and popular one in the streets like Thamel, Durbar Marg, Lazimpat, Patan, Bhaktapur and restaurants of the main hotel are all safe, though it depends on the choice of the hotel you are going to use. Stay with the one that is in the main area and well known.
How safe is drinking water!
Do use the bottled water only as other available water may contain germs, that could easily make you ill. Bottled water is available in most of tourist and big town of places, though this also a problem of environment pollution and hence use it wisely. Whenever it’s possible please use the boiled and treated water. Do carry water purification tablets or liquids to treat before you use it.