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LOCAL AIRPORT
Tribhauvean Airport is located in Kathmandu and is the recommended airport for all of our treks. After arriving, we recommend using your hotel’s shuttle service, or let us know ahead of time and we can provide this service.

VISAS
You apply for and receive a Nepali visa upon arrival at the airport. You only need your passport, you no longer need additional passport photos. The cost for each visa is listed below:

  • 15 day US $25
  • 30 day US $40
  • 90 day US $100


HOTELS
Prior to starting your trek, we recommend staying in a hotel in the Kathmandu Valley. There are many options in Thamel, the tourist region.

CURRENCY
The currency in Nepal is the Nepali Rupee. The approximate exchange rates are as following:
USA $1 = 100 Nepali Rupees
AUS $1 = 80 Nepali Rupees
CHN CNY 1 = 16 Nepali Rupees

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TREKKING PERMITS
Trekking permits are required for any trek outside of Kathmandu. Upon your arrival, SASANE Sisterhood will assist you in getting the appropriate permits, however the fee for these are not included in each package. Fees range from US$10 to US$100, depending on the location.

TRAVEL INSURANCE
For any tour outside of Kathmandu, travelers must be able to show proof that they have travel insurance that covers trekking. SASANE Sisterhood Trekking and Travel is not responsible for any injuries that occur during the trek.

USEFUL TIPS FOR TRAVELLING IN NEPAL

Clothing/Appropriate Attire:

In addition to the recommended packing list, general attire for women in Nepal include loose fitting clothes like short sleeve or t-shirts with long pants or three-quarter length pants or long skirts. Leggings may be worn under a skirt or long top. As a general rule, it is best to cover your shoulders and knees. The villages are still much more modest than Kathmandu, so revealing clothing may be frowned upon in remote regions of Nepal.

We recommend bringing a mask to use for the dust while in the city of Kathmandu.

Greetings/Useful Phrases:

Omniglot

Voyagers

Mylanguages

Cultural Awareness

Traffic in Nepal:

In Nepal, vehicles are driven on the left-hand side of the road. Roads in Nepal are in poor condition and lack basic safety features, and public vehicles will often be overloaded. Many taxi drivers will refuse to use the meter. In general, expect to negotiate with taxi drivers over prices of rides. If coming from the airport, there are government-run taxis that offer reasonable prices, and may be easier to take than the private taxis. In the Kathmandu Valley, traffic jams are common. Be careful when crossing the road, especially in city areas, and always look both ways!

Weather in Nepal (Season specific)

Spring (March-May): mildly warm temperatures in lower altitudes; moderately warm in higher altitudes

Summer (June-August): monsoon season; hot and wet at times; rain almost everyday with occasional thunderstorms in the evening

Autumn (September-November):best tourist season in Nepal; pleasant weather and mountain views; peak trekking season as well as season of festivities

Winter (December-February): cool weather with clear skies; occasional snowfalls at higher elevations; good for trekking in lower elevations; cold mornings and nights; warms days when sunny

Removing Shoes:

Please respect the local culture by removing shoes before entering a person’s home

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