Can I get my tourist visa upon arrival in Nepal?

Certainly, if you arrive by air, you can obtain your Nepal entry visa upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International airport in Kathmandu.

If you are traveling overland from India or Tibet, on arrival at the Nepalese border you can get a visa without any difficulties at the following entry points:

  • Kakarvitta, Jhapa (Eastern Nepal)
  • Birganj, Parsa (Central Nepal)
  • Kodari, Sindhupalchowk (Northern Border)
  • Belahia, Bhairahawa (Rupandehi, Western Nepal)
  • Jamunaha, Nepalgunj (Banke, Mid Western Nepal)
  • Mohana, Dhangadhi (Kailali, Far Western Nepal)
  • Gaddachauki, Mahendranagar (Kanchanpur, Far Western Nepal)

You must bring with you a valid passport and two passport size photographs.

You can also apply for your visa at the Nepalese Embassy or Consulate in your home country.

What types of trekking can I do in Nepal?

Trekking is the ideal way to enjoy the best views of countryside, discover local peoples´ way of life and experience their culture, traditions, hospitality and history. You can create a tailor made plan with us then go trekking in any of the different regions in the Himalayas. There are many types of trek to from which to choose, from normal/easy trekking routes to challenging routes it really depends on you, how much time you have, your fitness and health.

There are two basic types of accommodation during your trekking; Tea House and Camping, all the treks are led by our professional guides who are well trained and hold licenses issued by the Government of Nepal.

What is camping trekking?

On a camping trek you will sleep in tents. The staff will include a guide, cook, Sherpa and sufficient porters to carry all the trekking gear. Even if you have never camped before, there is no need to worry that you won’t enjoy the experience. The tents we provide are roomy, the sleeping pads / mattresses are comfortable, and international style food is of a high standard and always freshly prepared and served. On all of our treks a bathroom tent is provided as well as a dining tent with tables and camp stools, providing a cozy, comfortable atmosphere for eating and chatting with fellow trekkers during the evening.

On Your Journey

  1. Whom do I contact during emergency?

During emergency situations first of all always contact your trip leader or guide on the spot. And before going for any trip leave your recent travel documents with us. We will do whatever it takes to do anything that is in our hand.

  1. What happens if I fell ill?

First of all, we would like to inform you that our trip guides and leaders are trained to deal with any possible situations. And they will try to make sure you will not fall ill. But if you are unable to continue your trip because of illness then we will take you to nearby medical stations (hospitals, health posts), inform your family back home and assist to safely get you at your home country. Regarding the refund, your travel insurance should cover the losses.

  1. Do you take preventive measures from food allergies?

We do. We are always aware about possible food and other allergies before embarking for any of our trips. We take safety precautions and give advice try to avoid junk food and local water as far as possible.

  1. What is the currency in my destination country?

Now, traveler cheque are not in practice anymore, so it is advised to carry credit card, and bank issued cash card specifically made for travel purposes. Also don’t forget to carry some US dollars and exchange currencies at destination country for convenience. Carry cash and cards safely and securely, don’t give your cards to any nice person you just met.

  1. How much tipping should I give to my guide/porter?

Tipping is not compulsory on our trips but it is expected. There is no hard and fast rule for tipping. If you are happy with your trip, then you can offer tipping to your guide or porter. It will not only make them happy but this kind gesture would help bring two human feeling closer and relationship even stronger.

Can I get my tourist visa upon arrival in Nepal?

Certainly, if you arrive by air, you can obtain your Nepal entry visa upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International airport in Kathmandu.

If you are traveling overland from India or Tibet, on arrival at the Nepalese border you can get a visa without any difficulties at the following entry points:

  • Kakarvitta, Jhapa (Eastern Nepal)
  • Birganj, Parsa (Central Nepal)
  • Kodari, Sindhupalchowk (Northern Border)
  • Belahia, Bhairahawa (Rupandehi, Western Nepal)
  • Jamunaha, Nepalgunj (Banke, Mid Western Nepal)
  • Mohana, Dhangadhi (Kailali, Far Western Nepal)
  • Gaddachauki, Mahendranagar (Kanchanpur, Far Western Nepal)

You must bring with you a valid passport and two passport size photographs.

You can also apply for your visa at the Nepalese Embassy or Consulate in your home country.

What types of trekking can I do in Nepal?

Trekking is the ideal way to enjoy the best views of countryside, discover local peoples´ way of life and experience their culture, traditions, hospitality and history. You can create a tailor made plan with us then go trekking in any of the different regions in the Himalayas. There are many types of trek to from which to choose, from normal/easy trekking routes to challenging routes it really depends on you, how much time you have, your fitness and health.

There are two basic types of accommodation during your trekking; Tea House and Camping, all the treks are led by our professional guides who are well trained and hold licenses issued by the Government of Nepal.

What is camping trekking?

On a camping trek you will sleep in tents. The staff will include a guide, cook, Sherpa and sufficient porters to carry all the trekking gear. Even if you have never camped before, there is no need to worry that you won’t enjoy the experience. The tents we provide are roomy, the sleeping pads / mattresses are comfortable, and international style food is of a high standard and always freshly prepared and served. On all of our treks a bathroom tent is provided as well as a dining tent with tables and camp stools, providing a cozy, comfortable atmosphere for eating and chatting with fellow trekkers during the evening.

01: Why to choose Across Himalaya Tours & Treks?
Across Himalaya provide range of facilities as follows:

  • Provide information on Nepal Tours, Travels and Tourism and guides you to plan your trip as per your choice and interest
  • Offers quality service meeting all your travel needs
  • Offers special rate, if you book the tour directly with us with the same quality service
  • Provide tours and travels services to a smaller and manageable group so that each and every guest gets proper care, attention and high standard services
  • Guides you to customize your trip based on your interest and area of specialization
  • Arrange your Domestic and International Air ticket to and from Nepal on free of commission
  • Offers safer and secure mode of payment

02: How do I book the package tour & treks to Nepal?
If the tour itinerary given in the website suits you, you can book online, e-mail, call or fax us. Also if you want to customize your trip, we can start the dialogue and together we can develop an itinerary that really suits your utmost interests and travel dates. To help you in customizing the trip, decide the duration that you wish to spend in Nepal, destinations and the duration of stay in Nepal will determine your package costs.

03: How can I obtain a visa to travel to Nepal? Is there any country or embassy that issues visas on behalf of Nepal?
The best way to apply for visa is from the Nepalese diplomatic missions in your country. The other choice is to get it from Immigration office at the entry points of Nepal. All foreign nationals, except Indian Citizens need visas to enter Nepal. TIA Airport upon the payment of the fee of US$ 40.Two copies of passport photos are required on the arrival. The visas can be extended, if required, upon the additional payment of US$ 30.

04: When is the best season to travel to Nepal?
The best season to visit Nepal is from March to May and September to November. However, some tourists prefer to visit Nepal in the lean season too because there are abundant choices in terms of accommodation and flight bookings can be done very easily. June/August it is better to do trek belong to rain shadow like Upper Mustang, Dolpa in Nepal and Mt. Kailash in Tibet.

05: Do we need to cover travel insurance?
Yes, we advise you to get your insurance cover from your respective country.

06: What kind of hotels do you use?
In Kathmandu we do provide stars hotel as per you request we provide you other types of hotels and during the trekking, we   provide you guest house which is called tea house. Tea house are more like hotels with hot showers, western food and private room (twin sharing). In this arrangement overnight halts with dinner and breakfast will be in Tea houses (Lodges) and Lunch in local restaurants en-route. Furthermore as you will be staying in locally owned lodges you will be benefiting and interacting with the local community. It will give you a true feel for the Nepalese people and their lives.

07: What kind of tour & trekking guide do you use for the trip?
We use knowledgeable, experienced and English speaking guides. French, Spanish, German and Japanese speaking guides can also be arranged for a group of three or more persons upon the additional fees.

08: Is it OK to take photographs of people of Villages?
Yes, it is OK and they really get a kick out of seeing themselves in print. So if you take photographs, please take copies and post them back that will make sure they get delivered back to the people on one of your treks. But it is better to take permission from them before t taking photographs. Sometimes they may angry in taking photos without asking them.

09: Do I have to tip my guide/porter?
Your porter/guide should not ‘ask you’ for anything, however at the end of your trek if he has done a good job and you feel he warrants a thank you, by all means give him something.

10: How much weight do I allow for my porter?
You should allow 5 kg for your personal porters own gear such as his torch, clothes and other items he may feel essential for his trek. It is best to bring two backpacks with you. A smaller pack for yourself to carry your water and favorite snack bars, and the bigger pack with a maximum of 20 kg including sleeping bag, will carry by personal porters.

11: Should I feel embarrassed expecting a porter to carry my pack?
Definitely not. If you can afford a personal porter it is highly recommended.

  • It gives wages to the people who earn a living for trekking.
  • This is the terrain where they grew up. Hence they make walking up and down mountains look easy.

12: How fit do I have to be for Trekking?
No, you do not have to be a marathon runner or training for the Olympics. But you do have to be fit and healthy. Depending on your walking/trekking speeds, you may have to trek for 5 to 7 hours per day on a trek, and no mountaineering skills needed, to do trek.

13: Trek Briefing?
Your trekking briefing will be done by Across Himalaya before departure of Trek.

14: Are there any age restrictions?
No, there are any age restrictions. We can be designed trek for children/teenager/ pensioner. For children and pensioner, we offer short and easy trek around Kathmandu and Pokhara Valley. For adult and teenager, we offer moderate to hard trek, like Everest Base Camp/ Manaslu/ Dolpa/ Mustang/ Annapurna/ Langtang etc.

15: What if I haven’t camped before?
Don’t worry…..we make it easy! Most of our first timers actually grow to love sleeping in the great outdoors. You will sleep in good quality, two person tents which you share with only one other trekkers of same sex. We provide all Trekkers with a thermal sleeping mat. For those who want added comfort, you can bring your own mattress. On lodge/Teahouse Trek, normally single trekkers share rooms with only one other of same sex.

16: Can I make my trek longer?
Yes, it is our pleasure. Just let us know what you would like and we will do our best to help you. We never force our clients to follow our set itineraries. We can make our itineraries flexible accordingly client’s interest.

17: What do I bring?
We have listed a few essentials that you will have to bring along and when you make your booking we will send you out a full list of essentials.

18: What’s involved in a Typical Day?

  • 07.30 Breakfast
  • 08.30 Start Walking
  • 11.00 Tea/Coffee Break
  • 01.00 Lunch Break
  • 04.00 Reach to Guesthouse.
  • 07.00 Evening Meal.
  • 08..00 Briefing for the Next Day
  • 08.30 Entertainment.

19: Meals?
As we do Organized/Tent trekking, our trained cook set menu himself and prepared. But when we do, teahouse/lodge basis trekking, we choose the same menu for breakfast/lunch/dinner/ for all but changes the menu daily so that we could do a bit contribution for preserving green tourism. We trekked, we will do our best to introduce you with local culture and taste.

20; Will I be able to deal with the high altitude?
Our itineraries are designed so that our clients ascend at a sensible and safe rate. The effects of altitude are felt by gentle acclimatization allows them to reach their high point without any problems.

21: Is Communication to home possible on trek?
There are telephones in many villages along the popular trekking routes from which you can make international calls. We inform daily trekking report to your relatives to home.

22: Will somebody come to pick me up at the Airport on my arrival?
Yes, we come to the airport to pick you up. Outside the Terminal Hall, we will be displaying a play card of Across Himalaya with your name on it.