Nepal

A prestigious travel and tour operator in Nepal, we are inclined to provide extraordinary travel services to our clients. As we aim to provide the finest facilities to the travelers, we also offer a variety of travel options in Nepal, Tibet, Bhutan, India, and Myanmar. Beginning from treks and tours, we are driven to introduce unique trip packages in the countries that we operate in. Our aspirations are matched by the competent team that we have assembled. These experts help the travelers to provide the travel experience that they dream of. As such, some of our illustrious travel services and options are:

  1. Treks

Trekking in Nepal has been the most prominent form of exploring the Himalayas. Along with the companionship of these snowy marvels, the trekkers take on thrilling trails. Moreover, the added benefit of such treks is that one can also explore the culture that define the trails. The unique cultural practices and traditional norms of the ethnic communities on the trail are reflected on the lifestyle of those groups. As such, they add the flair of warm hospitality and charm on the treks. Bio-diversity along the trails is something to awe at as well. The protected areas in Nepal cover most of the trekking trails which make the interactions in between arduous walks easier. In Nepal, there are a variety of trekking options distinguished by various categories. There are short and long treks, off-beat treks, camping treks, and, perhaps the most popular, teahouse treks. All these treks are unique in their own regard and grant surreal Himalayan adventure.

Some of the most popular treks in Nepal are:

  • Everest Base Camp Trek
  • Annapurna Base Camp Trek
  • Annapurna Circuit Trek
  • Ghorepani Poonhill Trek
  • Gokyo Lake Trek
  • Heli Trek

 

  1. Tours

Tours are significant part of the services that we offer. In tours, the travelers and tourists explore the culturally and naturally embellished destinations with ease. While treks might stand out among others, tours also hold their own and take you to places in Nepal that are outstanding. Tours explore the destinations which uphold the cultural and natural brilliance of the entire country. From the artistic alleys of Kathmandu to the lush forests of Chitwan and history of Lumbini to the natural majesty of Pokhara, Nepal offers a plethora of tour options.

In addition to Nepal, we also conduct tours to its neighboring countries like India, Tibet, Bhutan, and Myanmar. These South-East Asian countries are filled with beauties that one can only dream. However, at Himalaya Holiday Service, we make it a reality. Some of the best tours that incorporate these nations are:

  • Multi Country Tour
  • One Day Tour
  • Helicopter Tour

 

  1. Helicopter Tours to Everest Base Camp

Trekking to the Everest Base Camp is not for everyone as it requires a lot of preparation and dedication. We offer the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour to such individuals. This tour is a way to explore the Everest Base Camp and awe at the Himalayan marvels of the Everest region. The tour begins from Kathmandu and takes off on a helicopter to reach Lukla. After making a brief stop at Lukla, we again make way towards Everest Base Camp hovering beside the snowy mountains that the esteemed region boasts of. Flying over the Khumbu Glacier, we arrive at the Everest Base Camp. Here, you can explore the glorious base camp of the tallest mountain on Earth. The views of the Khumbu Glacier, Icefall, and Himalayas like Nuptse (7861m) and Pumo Ri (7165m) adorn the skyline. We even arrange a breakfast session at one of the best viewpoints in the entire Everest region at the Everest View Hotel. Here, enjoy your breakfast while relishing the views of the Mt. Everest (8848m).

Trips in  Nepal


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About Nepal

Travel Information for Nepal

About Nepal:

Nepal is a South-Asian landlocked country that lies between two great mammoths, India and China. It is one of the most extravagant and richest nations on the planet in terms of bio-diversity and culture. The presence of topographical variation is possible due to its extraordinary land position and difference in altitude. The altitude here ranges from 60 meters above ocean level to the highest point of the world, Mt. Everest located at 8,848 meters above the sea level. Although Nepal is comparatively small, it has many intriguing things to see. The country is also majorly famed for its delightful Himalayan ranges in the north and is well known amongst the visitors as the birthplace of Lord Gautam Buddha (founder of Buddhism). Overall, the country offers different travel destinations to its visitors with extreme potential.

 

Visa for Nepal

Country Visa and Entry Procedure:

One can simply get a Nepali Visa on arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport and from different land entry points located at Nepal-India and Nepal-China borders like Kakarvitta, Birgunj, Bhairahawa, Nepalgunj, and Gaddachauki. It can also be issued from the nearest Nepal Embassy office in your country. To get a Nepali Visa, you will require a substantial international ID (passport) and a valid passport sized photo.

A visitor/tourist visa is the most common category of Nepali Visa that can be issued for 15, 30, and 90 days. For this, you are required to make installments at the bank as per your visa category,

DurationFee
15 daysUS$ 30
30 daysUS$ 50
90 daysUS$ 125

 

Another common category is Gratis Visa. It's free and is legitimate for 30 days. This type of Visa is accessible for just South Asian nations, Chinese people, and kids below 10 years. Indian Nationals don't require any kind of visa to enter Nepal nonetheless; they should have a substantial international ID and election commission card. For Visa expansion, you should contact the Department of Immigration located in Kathmandu. In a visa year, travelers are permitted to remain for a limit of 150 days.

Popular Destinations to Visit:

As mentioned, Nepal is comparatively a very small country in terms of size and population. However it is world in itself and offers different destinations full of opportunities to its visitors. Given below are lists of few must visit destinations in the country:

For Trekking/climbing: Ghorepani Poon Hill, Upper Mustang, Upper Dolpo, Everest Region, Annapurna Region, Langtang region, Kanchenjunga Circuit, Manaslu circuit, etc.

For Pilgrimage Tours: Kathmandu (Pashupatinath, Sankata, Swayambhunath, Boudhanath), Bhaktapur (Changunarayan, Sanga, Pilot Baba), Patan (Krishna Mandir, Godavari temple, Bajrabarahi), Manakamana Temple, Muktinath Temple, Gosainkunda, Janakpur, etc.

For Jungle Safari: Chitwan National Park, Bardia National Park, Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve,   Shuklaphanta Wildlife Reserve, Parsa Wildlife Reserve.

For leisure Tours: Kathmandu, Pokhara, Bandipur, Dhulikhel, Nagarkot, Lumbhini, Ilam, Dharan, etc.

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Things to do in Nepal

The country is mostly famous for its breath-taking trek destinations and mountaineering experiences. With a large span of land being covered by the Himalayas, Nepal offers different trek destinations which vary on duration, type of trail, and mode of accommodation. Similarly, Nepal also serves as the prime destination for peak climbing and expeditions suitable for both beginners and professional climbers. On top of that Adventure sports have been another major source of attraction for the visitors in Nepal. For those who seek to challenge themselves, these activities are a perfect fit. White Water Rafting, Canyoning, Zip-lining, Swing, Sky Diving, Ultra Flights, and Mountain biking are few of the most entertaining and adventurous sports available here.  Also, the deep forests of Nepal are home to many exotic species of wild birds and animals which make jungle safari as another interesting possibility in the country.

Other than the above mentioned activities Nepal is blessed with different beautiful locations that allow you to enjoy the true beauty of nature with your friends and families.

Trekking Seasons in Nepal:

Trekking Seasons in Nepal:

Treks can be done consistently throughout the year. Fundamentally there are 4 seasons and each season offers a totally different and extraordinary experience. However, pre-winter/autumn season (September-November) is considered as the best time for treks as the temperature is quite moderate and skies are much clearer giving you the most ideal view. Essentially, another best time to go on a trek in Nepal is amid spring (March-May). With assortments of wild blooms and delightful mid-warm temperature, few visitors are inclined toward this season to appreciate the perspectives from high hill points. Summer (June-August) gives the best choice to botanists. With the warm and wet climate the glades are loaded up with thick vegetation and wonderful blossoms. Trek to the rain-shadow regions like Upper Mustang is viewed as a perfect fit for summer. Trips are conceivable in winter (December - February) as well; withal the substantial snowfall makes the journey tough. Also, the temperature drops significantly during this time of year.

Altitude sickness

Also, known as Acute Mountain Sickness it is a major challenge faced while going on a trek to higher elevation. It usually starts at an altitude of 2400 m from the sea level because of the change in atmospheric pressure, and lack of acclimatization time. This leads to low amount of oxygen.

The most common symptoms include dizziness, nausea, shortening of breath, and headaches. However, chest pain is also seen in rare cases. The instances are usually mild and get treated on its own. But in rare case, the disease may lead to harsh affect in lungs and brain and requires emergency treatment.  The basic treatment includes lung inhaler, dexamethasone, blood pressure medicine and aspirin. Also, trekkers are recommended to return to lower altitude, if possible.

Travel Insurance:

Nepal is one of the safest destinations in the world. However, treks and trips in Nepal can be perilous and, if not insured, may cost you your wellbeing and money. There are different coverage and policies available for the trekkers. Trip cancellation is one of them. It covers you up in case of cancellation of the trip due to explicit reasons. Another policy is for different medical issues. It can be useful in case of any kind of illness or serious injuries during the trip. The policy also helps in locating hospitals and health centers. On top of that it offers the facility of emergency evacuation using a helicopter. Similarly, visitors are also recommended to claim baggage coverage policy as it may be helpful in case of loss of any kind of checked luggage

Meals and Accommodation:

Finding a place to sleep is not really a problem in Nepal. There are wide ranges of accommodation services available here. However, there are 3 major choices for the visitors: Hotels, Guest House/Tea houses, and camping. Hotels are commonly available throughout the cities and are bit expensive compared to its counterparts. Such hotels have inbuilt restaurant and dining area that serves wide variety of dishes (Western as well as Nepali Food). Similarly, small tea houses and lodges are mostly common in the rural and untouched part of the country. They are extremely cheap and offer the most reasonable services (shower facilities, good meals, and warm water) in contrary to the charge that they take. The meals served in such places have local taste and are usually of Tibetan and Nepali origin.  Similarly camping is another option for the visitors. Here, the meals are usually prepared by local cook. This is mostly common during trip higher elevations where there aren't any lodges and tea houses.

Banking ATM's and Money:

Most of the banks in Nepal are open throughout the weekdays from 10 am to 4 pm. These banks are a reliable mean for performing any kind of big transactions. They, along with other authorized bodies, also allow foreign exchange. The rates for currency exchange can be referred at the official website of Nepal Rastra Bank at: https://www.nrb.org.np/fxmexchangerate.php.

The national currency of Nepal is Nepali Rupee and it is available in form of 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 500, and 1000 rupee notes and 1, 2, and 5 rupee coins. Visitors are not recommended to rely on their credit cards while travelling to Nepal as it not accepted in most of the places. Nonetheless major cards like American Express, Master Cards and Visa are valid in big malls and high end hotels. Also the ATM's of major banks are available throughout the big cities.  Withal, a certain percentage (3.5%) is taken as a service charge while using a credit card to take out the money. Banks and ATMs are available in lesser in numbers than in the cities. Similarly, all the money-related transactions in Nepal are carried out using cash. So, it is important to carry cash when you travel to rural and remote areas.

Internet and Communication:

Internet services are easily accessible throughout the big cities. Recently Nepalese government has introduced a concept of free Wi-Fi in different tourist areas. This allows you to easily access anything from the internet. Also, different cafes, restaurant, and hotels offer their customers with free Wi-Fi services. You can sit there enjoy the food and use internet as much as you as want. Other common source of communication includes Telephone, Newspaper, Radio, and TV. Telephones are the most reliable source as they are easy available throughout the country. Also, many phone booths in the city provide SSD and ISD services however, international trunk calls are not recommended as it is quite expensive. Visitors are also suggested to get a local sim card as it can be very helpful during a long trek. Similarly, local newspapers are another useful medium to get information about national and international news. They are available in 2 different languages (Nepali and English) and are usually issued in weekly and daily basis.

Internal Flight Delay:

Topographical structure of the country plays a vital role for the delays and cancellations of the flights. Specially, flight to the hills and Himalayan region requires extreme level of cautiousness. On top of that, the weather conditions like heavy rainfall, snow, and thick fogs may also result in flight delays. However, these cases are extremely rare during autumn season as sky is much clearer and weather is quite dry. The season coincidently happens to be one of the best time for going on a trek, making it extremely helpful for the visitors.

Health and Safety Including Travelling alone in country:

Nepal is one of the safest countries in the world to travel solo or in groups. Nepalese people are extremely friendly and helpful. They welcome everyone with warm heart and lots of love. On top of that, the Tourist Police also focus on the comfort and safety of the visitors. Along with that, different information centers are being built throughout the country to help guide the tourists. Thus, solo travelers will have no difficulty while traveling in Nepal.

However, trekking alone in remote destinations can be very dangerous.  The rough terrain possesses extreme risks and it cannot be taken for granted. A certain level of physical fitness is required if you are planning for such trips. Also, being up-to-date with regular vaccines like measles, Hepatitis A/B, chicken pox, diphtheria tetanus pertussis, polio. Malaria, yellow fever, rabbis and Japanese encephalitis is a must.

 

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