Travel info

General information


Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) is located in Kathmandu and is the recommended airport for all of our treks.


You can apply for a Nepali visa when you arrive at TIA. You’ll only need your passport to apply.

The cost of each visa is listed below:

Follow the link for more detail: Nepal Immigration


We recommend staying in a hotel in Kathmandu Valley upon your arrival in Nepal. There are many options in the tourist region of Thamel.

We also offer Homestays in SASANE SISTERHOOD HOMESTAY (SSH) houses. Spend time with the Sisters before and after your treks.


The currency used in Nepal is the Nepali Rupee. US dollars are also widely accepted.

Trekking Permits

Trekking permits are required for any trek outside of Kathmandu. Upon your arrival, we’ll assist you in getting the appropriate permits.

The permit fees aren’t included in your tour package.

Fees range from $10 USD to $100 USD.


Vehicles are driven on the left-hand side of the road in Nepal. Most roads are in poor condition and lack basic traffic safety measures. Public vehicles will often be overloaded. In the Kathmandu Valley, traffic jams are common. Be careful when crossing the road, especially in city areas.


Many taxi drivers refuse to use a meter. Expect to negotiate with them over the price of your ride. The airport offers government-run taxis to shuttle you to your hotel for a reasonable price. These taxis are easier to take than private taxis.

Local customs

Appropriate clothing

Appropriate clothes for women include loose-fitting t-shirts, long pants, three-quarter length pants, or long skirts. As a general rule, it’s best to cover your shoulders and knees. The villages are more modest than Kathmandu, so revealing clothing may be frowned upon in the remote regions of Nepal.

Please dress respectfully.

Removing shoes

Please respect the local culture by removing your shoes before entering a home.

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The Weather

Spring (March-May)
You can expect mild temperatures in Nepal’s lower altitudes and moderate temperatures in the higher altitudes.

Summer (June – August)
This is our monsoon season. On average, it’s hot and humid, and rains almost every day with thunderstorms in the evenings.

Autumn (September – November)
This is the peak season for trekkers and travelers. Expect pleasant temperatures and clear skies, perfect for amazing mountain views.

Winter (December – February)
Winter brings cool weather and clear skies. You’ll experience cold mornings and nights with warm days when the sun shines. Snow is common in higher elevations but trekking is still possible in lower elevations.