• Take off your shoes before entering a temple or someone’s home
  • Ask for permission before entering a Hindu temple
  • In most cases, it isn’t allowed to take photographs inside most temples
  • Ask for permission before taking photographs of sacred objects, religious idols and Nepalese people
  • Nepali people are friendly and hospitable by nature. Be friendly to them too and pay them respect as they do to you
  • Avoid physical contact in public areas
  • Dress respectfully (cover your legs, shoulders and neckline)
  • “When in Rome, do as the Romans do”

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.

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.

We accept bank transfers, all major credit cards, cash and Stripe.

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 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.

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.

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.

Yes, you can in most places. Some hourly charges may apply depending on the trek or region.

There is phone signal in all trekking routes and Internet service in the Everest, Annapurna and Langtang areas.


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