When you confirm your trip, we will email you the details of how to proceed. We will need an electronic copy of your passport.
For more details please visit our Terms and conditions at www.himalayan-treks.com.
Some available Insurance companies you may chose at your own risk:
Available to non-UK residents:
Available to non-UK residents, ‘Adventurer Plus Pak’ upgrade covers mountaineering
Medical assistance and evacuation only. For anything else, you need a separate insurance.
These are only a few. There are more insurance companies available.
All foreign nationals, except Indian citizens, need to obtain a visa to enter Nepal. You need a valid passport, two passport-size photos and US$ 40 for 30 days. The visa fees may vary over time so please check with the embassy or consulate prior to your departure to be on the safe side.
The best way to apply for a visa is from the Embassy of Nepal in your home country or from the Immigration office at the entry points of Nepal.
A visa application form for Nepal can be downloaded from here:
You do not officially require any immunisations to enter Nepal, unless you come from an area where yellow fever is present, in which case you must show a proof of immunisation. However, it is always recommended to seek medical advice at least six weeks prior to your trip.
Yes, an airport representative will come to the airport to pick you up. We will be displaying a play card of Himalayan Treks with your name on it. The airport transfer is included in your trip.
Please contact your service provider and check if Nepal is included in their 'Global roaming' package. Please note that not all parts of Nepal are covered by the GSM Network in Nepal.
The Nepalese currency is the Nepalese Rupee or Nepali Rupee, and in short it is written NRS or RS.
Current notes of the following denominations are used: 1000, 500, 100, 50, 25, 10, 5 rupees. The coin system hasn't been too popular in Nepal and hence not much used. The coins of the following denominations can be found: 1 paisa, 5 paisa, 10 paisa, 50 paisa and 1 Rs, 2 Rs, and 5 Rs.
It is recommended that you travel with smaller notes in the less populated areas, while large notes are easily accepted elsewhere.
Yes, in Kathmandu and Pokhara. Also in larger villages in the mountain region, like for example in Namche Bazaar (Everest region).
International credit cards (Master Card, Visa Card etc.) are also accepted in all leading hotels, shopping centres, bars and restaurants in Nepal.
The Nepal time is GMT/UTC plus 5 Hours 45 minutes.
For dialling to Nepal, the country code is: 00 977
The Kathmandu city code is 1 (e.g. 977 1 478111 – the first three digits are the country code; the second is the area code; the last digits are the actual phone number).
There is phone signal in all trekking routes and Internet service in the Everest, Annapurna and Langtang areas.
Yes, you can in most places. Some hourly charges may apply depending on the trek or region.
Regarding about the water, you can buy mineral water, boiled water or filter water during the trekking. If you are going to bring iodine tablets, it would be great.
We usually provide 2-3 star hotels in Kathmandu and Pokhara on standard trips. However, we can arrange other sorts of accommodation to meet your needs.
As per the tea houses (or mountain lodge) during the trek, these are more like basic twin-sharing rooms, sometimes with hot shower up to around 3000m depending on the region; Nepalese, Chinese, Indian, Tibetan and western meals are largely available in most places. In this arrangement, dinner and breakfast is usually had at the overnight lodge, while lunch is had in en-route local restaurants.
You will be staying in locally-owned lodges and you will get a true feel for the Nepalese people and their culture.
We are happy to make arrangements such as extra hotels rooms, personalised tours, etc. to meet your needs.
Rooms for single occupancy are also available at a supplemental cost. Contact us if you need more information on this.
It depends on your spending habits. You should allocate USD 15 to USD 20 per meal in Kathmandu.
During the trek, USD 18 to USD 35 a day to cover for food, snacks (chocolate bars, biscuits, etc.), shower, water, hot and soft drinks depending on your spending habits.
We accept bank transfers, all major credit cards, cash and Stripe (link).
Our guides, porters and cooks are all insured.
We take pride in the fact that every single porter and guide employed by us are provided with warm clothing and proper shelter on all high altitude treks.
The common form of greeting is Namaste or Namaskar (polite form). You can also join your palms together and bring them close to your chest and about 5 to 7 inches below your chin and say Namaste simultaneously.
The word Namaste means: Hello, good morning, I am glad to see you, nice to meet you, etc.