Why choose Info Nepal Treks & Expedition?

Info Nepal Treks & Expedition is a renowned name in the field of hospitality sector—trek and tour. The organization is in the sector since more than one and half decade. We pride on our service and due to this we are able to retain more than 90 per cent of our guests and receive around 80 per cent guests from recommendation made by existing guests. The organization has been focusing on assigning local guide to guest so that they may get real world information. Being a local of the concerned trekking area they are good at delivering facts. We can provide guide as per your language requirement. Our guides are insured too.

How do I get in Nepal?

It is very easy. The denizens of the US, Australia, New Zealand and European Union get on arrival visa here but you have to produce valid passport along with two passport size photos at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu. They take certain charge depending upon your Nepal stay for issuing visa to Nepal. The same thing is applicable to the citizens of some other country too. For Indians who enter Nepal from different check in points does not have to produce anything but in case of airport entry to Nepal you have to produce valid passport. Moreover, in case of SAARC countries, it is not that hard to get visa for Nepal. You can consult in respective consular office of Nepal in your country. Follow some strict rules and get the visa. After all, we all are neighbors.

What is Nepal popular for?

Nepal is popular for Mount Everest—tallest peak of the world that towers 8,848m. Moreover, it is a center for two prominent religions of the world—Hindu and Buddhist and due to this the country is emerging as prime destination for faith based tourists. Nepal witness more than a million of tourists during Shiva Ratri (Birthday of Lord Shiva) in the temple of Pashupatinath. Similarly, Lumbini—birth place of Lord Buddha— attracts more than hundred thousands of Buddhists across the globe in a year. Furthermore, the country is popular for numerous mountains. There are 14 peaks over 8,000m in the world and out of all eight thousanders are located here. Overall, 1,600 peaks are identified in Nepal so far and Khumbu (Everest) region alone envelops more than 300 such peaks. Everest Region Trekking, Annapurna Region Trekking, Mansalu Region Trekking, Langtang Region Trekking, Upper Dolpo and Upper Mustang Trekking are some of the destinations of Nepal that lure thousands of tourists in this Himalayan nation every year. Moreover, Kathmandu—capital of Nepal—itself is a historical city where you feel as if you are dwelling in the era of gods.

How to book the trip?

It is very easy. Just visit our website: www.infonepaltrekking.com click at contact us section, fill the form and click send and we will come up with all the booking procedures. Or, you can even directly talk to us in the number listed in our contact section. Similarly, through skype we are always in your radar.

Our Skype id is: rajshthlilly

Furthermore, for the confirmation of the trip you have to pay just 30 per cent of the total cost of the trip. It is nonrefundable amount. We will receive the remaining amount in Kathmandu after your arrival.

Name the entry points to Nepal?

They are:

  • Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu. It is the major entry point for foreigners who get in Nepal through air.
  • Kakarvitta (Jhapa)- Eastern part of Nepal bordering India
  • Birgunj (Parsa)- Central part of Nepal bordering India
  • Jamunaha (Nepalgunj)(Banke)-mid-western part bordering India
  • Mohana (Dhangadi)(Kailali)- Far western part bordering India
  • GaddaChauki (Mahendranagar)(Kanchanpur)- Far western part bordering India

How shall we pay for the trip?

It also easy as we accept all major cards but condition is that you have to bear the additional charges. The booking amount or initial amount i.e. 30 per cent shall be deposited in the bank of your country. For this we will provide you all the information. While in this process too you will bear the charges. We request you to pay the remaining 70 per cent in cash in Kathmandu. Paying through check or card means you will be slapped with the charges.

Are there ATMs in Kathmandu?

Yes, there are many ATMs in the streets of Kathmandu.

Do we need to cover travel insurance?

Yes, you should. It is necessary to avoid possible surprises like you might be rescued from the middle of the trekking due to altitude sickness or any other things. So, it is must. Do not forget to get your medical and travel insurance before visiting Nepal for trekking or tour. Such medical and travel insurance should cover proper altitude up to where you hike. This will benefit you at the time of evacuation by the helicopter if you are gripped by any kind of altitude sickness.

Is Tips to guide included in the cost of package? If not, how much budget should I allocate for the tips?

Ah, it depends on to you. It is not compulsory but the guide deserves it. Depending upon the guide’s service you can calculate it and reward the guide. Do not forget that guide is a bread earner of his family and you are his/her source. Depending upon the days of trekking you can allocate around 20-30 per cent of the total budget of the trekking.

How much money do I need?

There is no specific answer of this question. Calculate the cost of the trip and carry around 40-50 per cent more of the total cost. Though it is not required but if you want to purchase something from Nepal as a gift then in such cases it is helpful.

Can I pay in dollars/Euros in the mountains?

No, strictly not. Nobody will accept your dollar or euro there. You have to pay in Nepali currency there. And, do not think that you will get ATMs there. Everything related to money should be managed here in Kathmandu.

Where and how do I exchange my money into Nepalese rupee?

It is very easy. There are many foreign currency exchanging points here in Kathmandu and as per the exchange rate of that very day they will exchange the money in Nepali currency.

What kind of weather do I expect in Nepal?

You can expect pleasant weather condition in Nepal, mostly in trekking areas where you will to go. Winter begins from October and lasts till the end of February. Temperature goes down up to 1 degree Celsius at this time around in Kathmandu. In Terai region temperature goes up to 12 degree Celsius at maximum. Monsoon in Nepal begins from late May and lasts till the third week of August. We do not suggest trekking at this time around. But you can go for Upper Dolpo or Upper Mustang Trekking at this time because they are regarded as rain shaded area and monsoon will have least impact here. In summer temperature goes up to 40 degree Celsius in Terai and in Kathmandu it hovers somewhere in between 30 to 34 degree Celsius. Other months like September, October, November, February, March and Aril are regarded as favorable time for trekking and tour.

What is Trekking?

Trekking and Hiking are interchangeably used in Nepal. It means traveling in foot in remote areas where you will spend night either camping or in teahouse.

Difference between camping and teahouse trekking:

Camping Trek: You set tent for night stay and this is called Camping Trek. A large number of supporting staff move with you like porter, chef, kitchen helper, tent erecting personnel and a guide. They carry everything for you making your trip easy. This type of trekking is very costly in comparison to teahouse trekking.

Teahouse Trek: Teahouse trek is popular trek in Nepal. It is more popular than camping trek because it is cost effective. A guide and porter will assist you in this trek. You spend night in local lodge and it is called teahouse. It provides many facilities, if not all. It is one of the ways to witness Nepal through the eyes of the local people.

Do I need to go through a trekking company for trekking?

It is must my dear. This will make your trekking easy and if anything goes wrong with you then the agency will be at the back of you for your help. Without them your trekking will be a mess. Trust me! Moreover, they will assist you with guide, porter, equipment, flight tickets, bus tickets, gears and many more. Why not go with agency! After all, you are here for enjoyment not to regret. And, do not forget that agency will help you if you are clutched by altitude sickness. They will evacuate you from the mountain by sending helicopter.

Why Trekking in Nepal?

Better you ask why not trekking in Nepal? There are more than 1,600 peaks here including Mount Everest—tallest peak of the world towering at an altitude of 8,848m. Similarly, out of 14 peaks of over 8,000m eight are in Nepal. You find hundreds of trekking trail in this land of Himalayas. Moreover, there are more than 100 ethnic groups here who speak around 120 different languages and each ethnic group has its own unique language and culture. The temples, gompas, natural beauty, flora and fauna, culture and traditions and many more things attract you here for trekking.

Does trekking require physical effort?

Of course, it does. Depending upon the type of trekking you chose you apply your effort. For instance, if you chose peak climbing then it definitely requires endurance where as easy trek like Poon-Hill needs less stamina.

What happens if I get sick in mountain?

No worries as you have booked trekking with agency like mine. The guide with you is not just a person who shows you track and tell you about the local culture and tradition. He is somebody who will help you with medical assistance as he is good at first aid service and this what they learn as a trekking guide. If you are really in bad condition then also you do not need to worry because he will be in constant touch with us (agency). If you require evacuation then also you will be evacuated on time by helicopter.

How long will we walk on an average every day while trekking?

Normally, you will walk for around five to six hours every day.

How many types of trekking can you arrange?

We can arrange both types of trekking—camping and teahouse. Please check query number 13 to know about camping and teahouse trek.

What are Trekking grades? How many trekking grades do they have in Nepal?

Trekking grades are the measuring rod of the trekking trail which will let you know how hard or easy is the trail. There are normally five types of trekking trails namely easy, moderate, moderate and strenuous, strenuous and very strenuous.

Easy: Simple trekking is categorized under easy trekking. Everyone can do it. Even family with kids can try this trekking. Kathmandu Rim Trek, NagarkotChisapani Trek, Ghorepani-PoonHill are listed under this grade.

Moderate: This type of trek demands bit stamina. Fit people can easily try this type of trekking. Annapurna Circuit Trek, Limi Valley Trek, Rara Trek are its some of its examples.

Moderate and strenuous: It is physical type of trekking that requires stamina and physical endurance. Age sometime appears to be mighty factor in this type of trek. Everest Base Camp Trek is the best example of this type of trek.

Strenuous: Few peaks climbing along with Dhaulagiri Trek is categorized under this category.

Very Strenuous: All expedition like climbing Mount Everest, AmaDablam and others are listed under this grade. You have to be acutely physical fit for this type of trekking.

What else do you offer besides trekking?

We extend all the activities related with tour/trek like yoga tour, meditation tour, jungle safari, white water rafting, volunteer tourism, medical tour, cultural tour, festival tour, event based tour, bird watching tour and many more. When is the best time to travel Nepal? March to second week of May and September to November is the best time to schedule Nepal.

Can I go trekking in the months of June and July?

Well, we recommend you Upper Dolpo and Upper Mustang Trek at this time around. Monsoon is peak at this time and these are rain shaded areas where you can visit despite rainy season.

How fit do I have to be for Trekking?

Fitness is always good my dear! Besides easy trek, we suggest you to get physically for other grades of trekking.

Is Communication to home possible on trek?

Yes, it is.

Can we amend or change the itinerary?

Yes, you can but at least before 15 days of your scheduled trek. But for minor changes we can adjust it.

What type of food is served during trek?

You will get normal food like rice, pulse, vegetables, chicken and pickle in a platter. You will also get good breakfast. Foods are healthy, organic and hygienic.

Do we get safe drinking water on trek?

Yes, you do. But it is suggested to carry water purifier.

What type of information is required in order to confirm the booking?

The required information are:

  • Valid Passport with photographs
  • Your arrival Date/Airline number and time 
  • Your departure date and time etc.

What are the list of Equipment do I need to bring?

Here are the lists of the equipment and gears. You can hire almost all of them in Nepal and this is cheap for you.

  • Four season sleeping bag
  • Duffle bag
  • Down Jacket
  • Full sleeve T-shirt 2 pieces
  • Light weight expedition thermal tops
  • Fleece or pullover jacket
  • Wind stopper
  • Water proof shell jacket
  • A pair of synthetic sports bra for women (not cotton)
  • Beanie like woolen hat covering ear
  • Woolen neck warmer
  • Sun glass—100 per cent UV protecting
  • Sunscream of 40 spf
  • Lip balm of 20 spf
  • A pair of liner gloves (synthetic or woolen). It can be used as a layer inside other glove
  • A pair of warm gloves (heavier)
  • A pair of shell gloves
  • A pair of hiking shorts—nylon (quick drying type)
  • Four pieces of underwear—synthetic
  • Two pairs of long underwear—synthetic
  • A pair of smooth shell pants preferably full zips from top to bottom
  • Four trekking pants with zip on knees
  • A pair of hard shell pant (water proof and should zip from top to bottom)
  • A pair of jeans or cotton pants
  • Synthetic made liner socks—4 pairs
  • Heavy weight socks—3 pairs
  • Light weight socks—a pair
  • A pair of medium or light weight trekking boots
  • A pair of light trekking sneakers
  • To keep dust and pebbles out of shoes we also suggest a pair of trekking gaiters
  • A pair of sandals
  • A pair of steel made crampons
  • A piece of mountaineering axe matching the height of your body
  • Two pieces of D-shaped locking carabiners
  • Two non-locking carabiners
  • A pair of expedition gaiters
  • A neck gaiter
  • Head lamp of good quality
  • Extra batteries (Lithium batteries for long lasting functioning)
  • A pair of poles with cord (good quality)
  • Swiss knife
  • Binoculars
  • Camera with lens
  • Books
  • Mobile charger
  • Chocolates etc

How expensive is it to travel in Nepal?

It is very cheap destination of the world.

What about some hassles at the airport?

Outside the arrivals hall there will be a large group of people, individuals and agents from many companies. Do not be hassled by these people. Stop and look carefully for your name. Our airport representative will holding your name and escorted you to the car and takes you to your hotel in Kathmandu.

Tourists are routinely hassled by unnecessary people very meticulously at the Kathmandu International airport. Ignore the mass of men running up to you to help you for carrying your luggage; actually they are forcing you to give TIPS for their help at the end. So, don’t care to these people and walk out the doors with our airport representative. Just keep walking to the car with our representative. Take care all of your baggage and don’t let them touch your belongings.

In case you don not find our representative, you can make a call to +977-9841396817, +977-014701264 installing local sim cards either NTC or NCELL or ask help to the customer service desk. If it doesn’t work yet, then take a prepaid taxi directly telling them the name and the location of the company or hotel you use.