Is Nepal safe?
Nepal is doubtlessly the safest destination to travel. Tourist or facility related to tourism has never been targeted or hindered even in times of emergency or strikes. After the 2006 peace treaty between the government and Maoist that ended the Nepalese civil war has shaped Nepal to be the safest place where now tourist can walk off to any destinations without any interference.
Any effects of 2015 Earthquake on trekking destinations?
- Out of 75 districts only 10 districts are affected by earthquake so 65 districts are safe to visit and stay.
- As Nepal has 10 National Park only one (Langtang National Park) is affected other 9 National Park are safe to visit and stay.
- As there are 8 UNESCO world heritage sites listed from Nepal 3 sites of them are 40% affected and other 5 sites are safe to visit and stay.
- As for the connection of transportation there is 0% damage in Highways and sub-ways so you can travel around and get transportation connection.No communication facility was injured. Hospitals and clinics are safe and in operations.
- Out of 35 trekking routes only 2 trekking routes are affected (Manaslu –Gorkha and Langtang-Rasuwa) whereas 33 trekking routes are in healthy shape. 90% hotels are safe and are under operation. Our international airport and domestic airports are without any injuries and are functional.
Trekkers have and are still travelling to paradise like Nepal even after the 2015 earthquake. There are rumors about the Nepal Tourism coming to an end after the earthquake but it’s all fictitious. Risk assessment has been done and it’s fully functional.
Can I obtain Nepal visa on arrival or online?
Yes, you can obtain Nepal tourist visa on your arrival at Kathmandu International Airport. In fact for some countries Nepal visa is to be prearranged from their country itself prior to their entry to Nepal. For more details please check ‘Visa Information’ in our website.
Any immunization required?
Any sort of vaccination is not mandatory while visiting our country. But we strongly suggest for a personal medical consent before you sign up for ‘Visit Nepal’ packages if you have any pre medical history.
Is pick-up and drop facility included in the package?
Yes, your group leader will be there catering you from the day of your arrival till departure. They are there to welcome you, cater you all through the trip and seeing you off in the airport.
Is trekking tough?
There is a beautiful saying that, if you want to come up with any new ideas, go walking. Trekking in the wilderness of Nepal has so much variation and also depends on the choice of your destination. Terrain varies from effortless to strenuous plus yet with a very well organized itinerary and enough time for adaptation makes a difference in the genre of trekking.
What physical preparation is needed for Nepal trek?
As for the level of fitness and trek preparation we suggest that trekking in Nepal mountains is not appropriate for someone with very weak ankles, knee, heart or lungs problems and for all these your doctors advice is obligatory. But even the kids of early age to the adults of over 70 have walked to varied landscapes of Nepal. However Nepal Pyramids itinerary are so designed that the walks are short and attainable. Nevertheless trekking is not a walk in the park, it includes tremendous amount of ups and downs so to prepare for any trips in Nepal you need to train yourself with the everyday undulating walking with the amount of weight you are thinking of carrying while on your trek.
What are our leaders like?
Since Nepal Pyramids employ professional, qualified and competent employees- all our group leaders are very well with English and medical knowledge who would be catering you from the day of your arrival until your departure. They hold a Guiding License certified by the Government of Nepal and Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) which makes them legitimately professional. They being typically local have advance knowledge about the culture and history of the region and are always ready to go an extra mile to give you the necessary information. Besides facilitating you with the incomparable service they are there to ensure that all our local staffs (porters and assistant guides) are very well looked after.
What if I am very slow in the group?
We are of the notion keep up your own pace with absolutely no pressure on your holiday. Other than your group leader you will have assistant guides in your group. Your leader will sort out assigning each of his assistants in the group systematically while he takes responsibility for the slow walking people being at the tail of the group making it utterly non strenuous. With Nepal Pyramids everyone has the right to relish their adventure with no stress of catching up the group. Nevertheless, your leader would be counseling everyone in the group to stay together and walk collectively as a team.
What am I to dowith my valuables and left luggage?
Before we depart all your left over luggage is to be deposited in the safety store which is made available by the hotels itself, make sure you get a baggage tag from the hotel. The hotel has safe deposit box for your valuables or you can give it away to Nepal Pyramids office and can claim it effortlessly on your departure,though our group leaders will be there to assist you.
What is the weight limitation on domestic flights?
The maximum weight limitation is 15 kilograms.
What is the drinking water facility like?
Nepal being the developing county water is out of hygiene in the cities. It is always safe to buy mineral water bottles while in the cities. Since there are too many brands it is always safe to get it from the departmental store as they are only sanctioned to procure water from the genuine mineral water suppliers. Besides boiled drinking water provided in your hotel rooms is out of harm’s way. However, it is safe drinking water in the trekking areas, yet we recommend not to make an effort with new water diets.
While on trek Nepal Pyramids strongly oppose the use of plastic mineral water bottles for environmental concern so your local crew will supply you with properly boiled water throughout your trip and discourage drinking plastic bottled water. We suggest you to bring at least 2 metal or plastic Nalgene bottles so that you can have enough to last the duration of the day. Besides you can use the hot bottles in the night as hot pack in your sleeping bag and can still drink it during the day when it’s still warm.
What is the food and accommodation like while on trek?
While on every trek Nepal Pyramids uses the best family oriented lodges with twin bed sharing rooms with clean common toilets and occasional rooms with attach toilet bathrooms. Lodges are at its best offering you the comfort experience and its typical local environment. You have variety of choices for the food and most lodges prepare food better than most restaurants in Kathmandu. So far there has not been any complaints whatsoever in regards to food and accommodation provided by us.
What am I to bring / carry with me?
Depending on the weight restriction on most international airlines and limitation of 15kg in our domestic airlines it’s always wise to minimize your weight limitation. However, you will receive a trip dossier with specific detail list on what you need to bring. While on trek you will be carrying your day pack containing your valuables and essential gear for the day, whereas your entire gear goes into the company provided duffel bag to which you will have access only once you get to your destination.
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What are common mountain ailments?
Each year thousand of trekkers come to Nepal and do Tea-House Trekking and at the end of the day they come up with horror stories regarding bad treks, food poisoning, stomach problems and altitude sickness – and honestly most of which are true. In regards to precaution to all these ailments your group leader will update you with preventive measures of choosing the right food, maintaining the precise pace while walking etc.
What is the domestic flights situation?
As Nepal air aviation is quite strict about small planes flying high into the remote mountain airstrips there are flight delays and sometimes cancellation. Whenever there is a slightest weather chaos or high winds these remote mountain airports would be momentarily closed down until they get a green signal. However, this isn’t the case forever and a day and we highly recommend anyone flying high to have spare days to keep up with your missed out days.
Do I need to have travel insurance for emergency?
We strongly suggest you to have an all-inclusive travel insurance policy covering all the aspects of your adventure though we ensure you that there would be hardly any evacuations or any health catastrophe as your leader is always well equipped with wide range medical knowledge and has oxygen cylinders or oxygen chamber bag to deal with life threatening situation. But it’s always wise to have insurance as your back up for just in any case.
What is the tipping guideline for leaders and porter?
Tipping is entirely a personal matter. It is not a custom but a good way of saying thank you and appreciating someone’s work who have had a crucial part over making your trip. Despite our staff being very well paid, tipping adds up more to their effort. However, the culture of tipping has indeed lured thousands of underprivileged people into the field of tourism either as a porter or Sherpa’s. We recommend 10% of your total trip cost which is to be distributed among the staff and your leader.
How do I book a trip with Nepal Pyramids?
You can simply select the desired trip and contact us in the given e-mail address to exchange any queries. We are very pleased to entertain you with any of your requirements and inquiries. Finally all you have to do is finish our booking form and pay non-refundable US$200 per person as a confirmation deposit which will be deducted while paying the remaining trip cost in Kathmandu.
Since the bank charges 4% extras over any bank cards payments which are quite high, we request you to pay your remaining payment in cash or Travellers Cheques.