Nepal Pyramids ‘Trip Information’ gives you the detail facts of our Expeditions. This detail facts includes accommodation, trial, trekking crews, Visa information, what you need to bring – carry with you (packing info). Furthermore it also includes few essential things to know before you set out for Nepal. Make sure you read the trip details that provides you with abundant information making your trip more convenient and hassle free. ‘What to bring-carry with you” gives you a list of things you are to pack prior to your arrival. Our trip information is assembled in a appropriate way and very brief making it easy and comprehensible. You can either print or share the detailed information. Share it with your friends, relatives or your personal groups through the social sharing buttons available.
The hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara would be a twin bed sharing room in a 3 star hotel on bed and breakfast basis, single supplements would be provided as per the requirement on trivial additional cost. While on trek accommodation in the tea-house will be basic as per the availability and the trekking destination on twin bed sharing room with common toilets. Rooms with attach toilets and single supplement will be provided depending on the availability as not all trekking destination in Nepal offer single supplement due to the limitation of tea-houses over the restrictions and obligations of National park rules and regulations.
Nepal being a Hilly country involves great amount of ups and down walking. Furthermore, trekking in any part of Nepal includes remarkable walking into a series of rocky steps, boulders and rock-slabs. However, any trekking trails to Nepal’s destination aren’t something that would require a technical experience other than being slow and taking pleasure. But despite all these, the beautiful panoramic views of the towering Himalayas and stunning cultured villages with thousands of centuries-old terraces cut in the hill which the locals use it for farming – gradually you will apprehend the magic of Nepal and appreciate why trekking is the ultimate holiday.
Beside the welcome dinner on your arrival breakfast is included in the city accommodation specially Kathmandu and Pokhara. While on trek we provide you with breakfast, lunch and dinner with hot beverages and every day we try our best to vary the menu as much as possible providing nutritious, plentiful and tasty. In our tea-house trip we will eat all the meals in Tea-house and our staff will make sure that your food is prepared with hygiene. We can also cater for specific dietary needs if you advise in advance besides our delicious mixture of Nepalese, Indian, Chinese and continental food. Our trained and experienced cook caters hygienic varieties of meals to enthrall you even on mountain under less than ideal conditions in our camping trip.
While in each of our trip Nepal Pyramids provides you with quality duffel bag to keep all your gears, down jacket, warm sleeping bag with inner liner furnishing you with warmth and good night sleep. We ask you to keep your weight limit minimum not exceeding more than 15 kilos (33 Pounds). However, an all-inclusive gear list in regards to both tea house and camping trek is available in the Pre-departure information provided to you by us. Besides, what you need to carry in your day pack are: – your valuables, sunglasses, sunscreen lotions, cameras, extra warm layer since we never know what the weather would turn to and a rain poncho.
Physical fitness is perhaps the key feature in the trek. We believe trekking to be your ultimate holiday rather than a competition to prove how fit and strong we are. We keep convenient pace so that your holiday is challenging but not very exhausting. You can set up your own pace and time to enjoy the most fascinating surroundings rather-than being bothered about keeping-up. The best physical preparation is to walk and be conditioned with your physical strength carrying your day-pack and wearing the boots you plan to wear on the trek. 3 – 4 weeks of basic physical preparation prior to your arrival to Kathmandu will be much as necessary. Alongside, Jogging, swimming, gym workouts would add further assistance in your health fitness.
- GROUP LEADER: We provide you with accomplished local group leaders fluent in English, responsible, committed to work and have obtained guiding license from Nepal Government. They have undergone and extensive training over first aid, medication and emergency situation. They will be there to cater you right from the day of your arrival till your departure.
- ASSISTANT GUIDES: All our Sherpas’ (assistant guides) are more of a co-leader who have the knowledge of region, basic medical and first aid awareness and are ready to replace the job of a group leader in cases of crisis.
- PORTERS: All our porters are the ones who have been working with us since ages and are very acquainted with the region and the interested candidates are in the progression of learning the necessary procedure for the future up-gradation. Though these people come from below poverty line yet they are very reliable with an always incredible smile on their face.
- CLIMBING: We will provide you a licensed, English speaking, professional climbing guide who recognizes the mountain and has indeed bragged ages of climbing experience. Beside, we will have a proficient cook and a kitchen helper to provide you with enchanting food while camping.
THINGS TAKEN CARE OF
✅ National park entry fees, Special permits, conservation fees, trekking permit, TIMS permit.
✅ Airport pickups and drops facility on both Domestic and International flights.
✅ Three star twin bed sharing hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu or Pokhara on Bed / Breakfast basis.
✅ Half day guided city sightseeing with paid entrance fee.
✅ All Government and Local tax.
✅ Domestic flights as per the itinerary.
✅ Fundamental trekking gears like sleeping bag, down jacket fleece liner etc.
✅ All Ground transportation to and from preferred destination as per the itinerary.
✅ Tea-house accommodation or tented camp as per the trek.
✅ Meals (Lunch, dinner, breakfast with hot beverages) during trek.
✅ An accomplished trekking Group Leader and assistant guides.
✅ Oxygen cylinders and an all-inclusive medical kit on all trips.
✅ Take away Nepal Pyramids duffel bag, T-shirt and trekking Map.
✅ Porter service.
✅ Porters’ Clothing.
VISA INFORMATION NEPAL
A visa for Nepal can be obtained on arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu and at border entry points in Kakadvitta, Birgunj, Bhairahawa, Nepalgunj, Gaddachowki on the Nepal-India border and Kodari on the Nepal-China border.
Outside of Nepal, A visa can also be obtained at the nearest Nepal Embassy or Diplomatic Mission.
To renew a Visa you can go to the Department of Immigration, Kalikasthan, Kathmandu.
A valid passport and one passport -size photo with a light background.
Visa can be obtained only through payment of cash in the following currency: Euro, Swiss Franc, Pound Sterling, US Dollar, Australian Dollar, Canadian Dollar, Hong Kong Dollar, Singapore Dollar and Japanese Yen.
Credit card, Indian currency and Nepali currency are not accepted as payment of visa fee
1. Tourist Visa Nepal
Visa Facility Duration Fee
• Multiple entry 15 days US$ 25 or equivalent convertible currency
• Multiple entry 30 days US$ 40 or equivalent convertible currency
• Multiple entry 90 days US$ 100 or equivalent convertible currency
2. Gratis (Free) Visa
For first visit in one visa year (January to December) , gratis visa for 30 days is available only for nationals of South Asian countries like Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. However, visa can be extended from the Immigration Department on payment of visa fee as specified above.Indian nationals do not require visa to enter into Nepal.
3. Nepal Visa For Indian Nationals
Indian nationals do not require a visa to enter Nepal. As per the Nepalese Immigration, Indian Nationals Traveling to Nepal must posses any One of the following documents.
• Driving License with photo
• Photo Identity card issued by a Government Agency
• Ration Card with Photo
• Election Commission Card with Photo
• Identity Card issued by Embassy of India in Kathmandu
• Identity Card with Photo issued by Sub- Divisional Magistrate or any other officials above his rank
Also, please check with your nearest travel agents for documents required by the Indian Immigration for Indians traveling to Nepal
4. Nepal Visa For Chinese Nationals
As per official circular of the Embassy of Nepal in Beijing, China, Chinese nationals applying for tourist visa to Nepal are being provided “gratis tourist visa” from Jan. 5, 2016, from following Nepali missions in the People’s Republic of China:
• Embassy of Nepal, Beijing
• Consulate General of Nepal, Lhasa
• Consulate General of Nepal, Hong Kong
• Honorary Consulate of Nepal, Shanghai
5. Other Visa Information
Nationals from Nigeria, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Cameroon, Somalia, Liberia, Ethiopia, Iraq, Palestine and Afghanistan will need to obtain visa from Nepal Embassies or Diplomatic Missions in their respective countries, as they do not get visa on arrival at the immigration entry points of Nepal.
6. Visa Extension for Nepal
Tourists can stay for a maximum of 150 days in a visa year (Jan 1 to Dec 31).Learn more about applying for Nepal visa online by clicking here Online Visa Application for Nepal.
For further visa information for Nepal, please contact: Department of Immigration Kalikasthan, Kathmandu
Tel: 00977-1- 4429660 / 4438862 / 4438868/ 4433934
WHAT TO BRING, CARRY WITH YOU: (GEARS)
Nepal Pyramids delivers you with complimentary duffel bag, warm sleeping bag, down jacket, and fleece liners for all trips. However, we recommend the following items for a typical multi-days trekking in Nepal.Since you have the luxury of Porters the size of your day-pack can be reasonable that can take your personal valuables along with camera, rain gear, minute snacks and one warm light weight jacket/pullover. Meanwhile, the weight limitation in our domestic flights is only 15 kg / 33 pounds it is very wise to pack sensibly. However, you can buy the missed out gears once you arrive in Kathmandu.
⭐ Backpack (reasonable size convenient to you that can take your personal supplies including valuables, rain jacket, camera etc.)
⭐ Hiking boots (Gore – Tex, ankle support and break them in prior to your adventure)
⭐ Trainers (at the end of the day everybody wants to get off their heavy boots)
⭐ Woolen socks (bring a few pairs of varying thickness)
⭐ Lightweight trekking pants (for day time walking)
⭐ Trekking shorts (depending on the time of year you are trekking in Nepal)
⭐ T-Shirts (lightweight wool/ half and full sleeves is great)
⭐ Long underwear/Wool thermals
⭐ Fleece jackets or pullover
⭐ Waterproof jacket and pants or Rain Poncho.
⭐ Gore-Tex pants for high elevations chill factor.
⭐ Light weight Jacket
⭐ Winter and Summer hat
⭐ Winter gloves
⭐ Water bottles (minimum of 3 liters total capacity)
⭐ Baseball cap (to ward off the strong sun)
⭐ Hiking poles (gives extra backing to your joints)
⭐ Sunglasses (necessary for both sun and snow)
⭐ Head lamp with extra batteries
⭐ Reading materials (Kindle may be best to minimize the weight limitation)
⭐ Journal and pens
⭐ Camera with extra batteries
⭐ Gators (though not mandatory)
⭐ Sun screen 30+
⭐ Toiletries (toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, floss, sanitizer, etc.)
⭐ Face/body wipes
⭐ Throat lozenges, lip balm
⭐ Prescribed medication
⭐ Extra passport photos and photocopies of your passport
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:
LEVEL OF FITNESS:
Level of fitness is required for trekking which is exclusively physical. Here we are not asking for something hardcore as we don’t consider trekking to be a contest to demonstrate your level of fitness. It’s a holiday being with nature, local environment and in wilderness, yet few weeks of physical homework is required to support you while enjoying your freedom. Nevertheless, to make your holiday not so much of a sweat draining, we have well designed itineraries and we always keep up with our convenient walking pace giving you an ample time to take pleasure in each of your step. Our mantra with three ‘S’ is Slowly, Steadily, but Surely.
The most significant factor while trekking which is overlooked quite often is ‘motivation. Mental preparation is inseparable from physical, it’s your mind and not your body that determines what you are capable of doing providing you with goal-oriented behavior. If you want to succeed and make your freedom of trekking the most pleasant of all then inspiration to know your potential and significantly believing in yourself is important. While trekking, simply providing you with our professionals isn’t enough to guarantee you a safe passage to what you are doing, in fact it’s you and your positive outlook that make the whole thing go exactly the way you want.
Nepal offers you with ample opportunity for photography which has so much to present you with its stunning and spectacular scenery and its respectful people. Nepal has never failed to lure the professionals and has actually served as a platform for emerging photographers. Taking away the pictures of innocent faces of Nepali people is an excellent opportunity but some are with religious belief against being photographed so it is always polite to ask for permission first. Nonetheless, batteries die very soon in the cold temperature environment so it is always sensible to carry extras though you have charging facility in almost every trekking destination in Nepal.
In the midst of great social transformation, Nepal still thrives as very spiritual and conventional country. Though foreigners are treated with great respect and as a special guests yet, in return they are requested and expected to respond to our fragile social norms, customs and tradition in a very sensible approach.
Finally, at the end after we are done with our trek there is a trekking practice we call it “Tipping”. Well, as you know that the local staff both porters and Sherpa’s who works incredibly hard look forward to something at the end of the day. In fact tipping is more of a trend that was set here by the foreigners like you to which these people (porters) are fond of working with the tourist and the trekking companies. But again, tipping isn’t something that we make mandatory, it’s absolutely personal matter and entirely optional. Basically its 10% of the trip cost, per trekker but you can always tip considering the service that you have received from our company/staff.
As for your group leaders you can always do it once you arrive in Kathmandu.
A.M.S. (ACUTE MOUNTAIN SICKNESS):
Interpreting about the Mountain Sickness – in the early 1980s when trekking was just becoming popular in Nepal it was quite dreadful to witness someone die with what it seemed like the flu or chest-infection or pneumonia because it wasn’t diagnosed then as Altitude Sickness. Even after all the extensive medication that we have these days it is still tragic to see mountain sickness among trekkers which is simply because many people are ignorant of the real fact and hazards of going to high altitude.
AMS occurs due to failure to acclimatize to high altitude. When you fail to acclimatize, the body emits a kind of a fluid that collects in between your body-cells and eventually accumulates either to your Brain or to your Lungs. This sickness is reported at any altitude above 2800 m.
Your group leader will brief you on altitude sickness prevention and above all he will be there to assist you with prompt measures of medication and oxygen related equipment’s before any serious health catastrophe. Above all, to minimize the effect of altitude Nepal Pyramids has designed all our itineraries to such an extent that the ascent is slow and not very fatiguing. However, there is a wise saying that “it’s not altitude that kills people; it’s the fear of altitude”.
What you can do to get away with Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS)
- Walk very slow, give time for acclimatization.
- Do not make regular or too fast Ascent.
- No Alcohol and Sleeping pills.
- Maintain your body with adequate fluids, at least 3 to 4 liters a day.
- Do not tend to miss any of your acclimatization excursions.
- Follow the advice of your group leader.
- Descend if you suspect any severe symptoms.
- Stay away from getting cold.