Travel info

General information

Airport

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

Visas

You are able to apply for a Nepali visa upon arrival at TIA. You do not need additional passport photos, only your passport. The cost for each visa is listed below:

Follow the link for detail: Nepal Immigration

Accommodation

Prior to starting your trek, we recommend staying in a hotel in Kathmandu Valley. There are many options in Thamel, the tourist region. We also offer homestays SASANE SISTERHOOD HOMESTAY(SSH) with the Sisters before and after your treks.

Currency

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

Trekking Permits

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

Traffic

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. In the Kathmandu Valley, traffic jams are common. Be careful when crossing the road, especially in city areas.

Taxis

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.

Local customs

Appropriate clothing

For women, appropriate clothing includes loose fitting clothes (t-shirts with long pants or three-quarter length pants or long skirts). As a general rule, it’s 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.

Greetings and useful phrases

Omniglot
Voyagers
Mylanguages
Removing shoes
Please respect the local culture by removing shoes before entering a person’s home
The weather
Spring (March – May)
You can expect mild temperatures in lower altitudes and moderately warm temperatures in higher altitudes
Summer (June – August)
This is our monsoon season. On average it is hot and humid, and it rains almost everyday with occasional thunderstorms in the evening.
Autumn (September – November)
This is peak season for trekkers and travellers. Expect pleasant temperatures and clear skies, which allows for amazing mountain views.
Winter (December – February)
Cool weather with clear skies – with cold mornings and nights and warm days when sunny. There is an occasional snowfall at higher elevations but you can still trekk in lower elevations.