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.
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:
Prior to starting your trek, we recommend staying in a hotel in the Kathmandu Valley. There are many options in Thamel, the tourist region.
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
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.
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
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.
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!
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
Please respect the local culture by removing shoes before entering a person’s home