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Essential Infos

Arrival Point

You will be met at the Kathmandu International Airport. Our company representative will be waiting for you holding placard of the Nature Lovers. You should let us know if there’s a change in the plan.

Passport & Visa

All foreign nationals, except Indian citizens, need visas to enter Nepal. Getting a visa is very in Nepal. You just have to go to the Nepalese Embassy/consulate in your country or it can also be obtained upon your arrival in Kathmandu International Airport. To get a visa, you need to bring 2 pp size photos, visa fees and valid passport.
Tourist Visa Fees: 3 days transit visa - Free of Cost
Multiple entry 15 days - US$ 25
Multiple entry 30 days - US$ 40
Multiple entry 90 days - US$ 100
For more information, please contact Department of Immigration.
Kalikasthan, Kathmandu
Tel: 00977-1- 4429660 | 4438862 | 4438868 | 4433934
E-mail: mail@immi.gov.np.
Website: http://www.nepalimmigration.gov.np/

Means of Transport

Airplane, bus or car, 4WD and walking. All the cost is already included unless otherwise noted.

Currencies

USD, AUD, EURO, INR are the major acceptable currencies in Nepal while visa and credit cards are also accepted. There are ATM facilities in city areas.

Travel Insurance

Travel insurance is a must when you travel abroad. Therefore before you come to Nepal, please make sure you have your insurance documents with you since our insurance companies cannot insure foreign nationals. Because of the reason that they cover all the expenses if you face some unfortunate happenings and you have to be rescued or medically assisted during the trip or if your belongings are lost or stolen.

Solo Travelers

We have arranged for the single traveler to travel as well though advised with a group. He will get a personal accommodation while he can also join the other groups.

Foods and Accommodations

Everything is arranged throughout so foods and accommodation will be the best suiting your needs. There will also be welcome and farewell dinner for guests in Kathmandu. In Kathmandu and other city areas, you’ll be staying in the best hotels as indicated before basically on twin-sharing basis. On trekking, accommodations are simple yet comfortable on mountain lodges. Toilets and bathrooms need to be shared in most of the teahouses. If on the climbing days, hygienic fresh cooked food will be provided by our own expedition cooks. In addition, dry foods including chocolates, cheese, nuts and muesli items will also add up in your daily diet.

Drinking Water

We can get mineral water and boiled water in city area and in some trekking areas too. In the rest of the places in mountains, we use the water purification tablets.

Room System

Basically we have twin sharing system so two people will share a room. Twin or single or triple bed depends on the choice of the guests. If someone wants a single room, he / she should pay for single supplementary.

Health and Fitness required

Physical fitness is very necessary while doing all kinds of trekking and tours in Nepal. For easy grade, you don’t need no experience whereas for other grades, you definitely need some experiences. In addition to the physical fitness, one also need to be mentally self-motivational and sound.

First Aid Kit/High Altitude Sickness

Nature Lovers strongly suggests that you have your own personal first aid or medical kit. The trip in Nepal usually takes you to some altitude but the slow walks and regular stops between the walks will help you acclimatize on high altitude saving you from the high altitude sickness called AMS (acute mountain sickness). Gaining altitude without proper consideration of AMS is fatal. Hence, time to time rest is really necessary for the acclimatization. Please consult to your guide if you have any problems related to AMS.

Your Guide and Porter

The leader should have a significant knowledge in the climbing and trekking so that he can wonderfully and safely lead you, clearing any obstacles on the way. We, Nature Lovers can proudly say that our guides (climbing, assistant, trekking guide) are highly qualified for the role. They are fully trained, experienced and licensed. They have undergone through a whole lot of trainings to make themselves useful in various situations and to make your journey a smooth and pleasant one.

Our porters are always fully equipped with the gears they need and as per the company policy, they are always insured and completely looked after. They are our backbone. We allow maximum weight of 30 kg to be carried by one porter. We make sure that they are well paid and well treated.

Best Time to Travel

The spring time from March to May and autumn time from September to November is the best time to travel Nepal though it can be travelled all year round. Because of the vast geographical variations in the country even within the short distance, the weather and climate differs with the places. Therefore, Nepal literally can be travelled anytime of the year. 

Personal Equipment and Packing Lists

After booking with Nature Lovers, please pack necessary items as listed:

Personal equipment

  • Travel documents: passport, visa (if you have), travel insurance, air tickets, voucher, passport photo (x 4)
  • Bank card or credit cards, travellers cheque, etc.
  • Sleeping bags, expedition quality rated to at least -40°F and another to at least -20° F.
  • Large and small towels.
  • Toiletries and water bottle.
  • Self-inflating pads - 2.
  • Sun /snow glass.
  • First Aid/medical kit.
  • Rucksack / backpack.
  • Duffel Bags (carried by porters or animals).
  • Torch / Flashlights with plenty of spare batteries.
  • Pen knife/ Swiss knife.
  • Scarf / face mask (for dust and wind).
  • Personal hygiene stuffs; trash bags too.
  • Any other extras you feel is necessary like binocular, cameras, books, journals, and more.

Climbing equipment

  • Ice axe with leash, designed for mountain climbing use. Sizes for different person heights: under 5’7” use a 60cm tool; 5’7”- 6’1” use a 65cm tool; over 6’1” use a 70cm tool. (Too short is preferable to too long).
  • Ice specific crampons. With or without anti-balling  plates.
  • Carabiners: 3 locking, 3 regular, 2 twist lock and 1 small screw gate locker; standard ovals recommended.
  • Alpine climbing harness which should fit over all clothing and pretty comfortable.
  • Climbing helmet, sizing adjustable.
  • Ascender; right and left.
  • Prusiks
  • Belay device
  • Adjustable 3 Section Ski or Trekking poles. Highly recommended.

Head wear

  • Ski goggles; 100% UV and high quality.
  • Balaclava: Both heavyweight and lightweight.
  • Warm woolen hat

Hand wear

  • Each pair of lightweight and heavyweight synthetic gloves
  • Expedition shell gloves-1 pair
  • Expedition shell mitts-1 pair
  • Hand and toe warmers: 3 sets of each

Foot wear

  • Trekking shoes
  • Casual shoes for town days
  • Double Plastic Climbing Boots with altitude liners.
  • Fully Insulated Over boots or gaiters or both.
  • Wool or synthetic socks- 4 pairs, Liner socks- 4 pair
  • Trekking socks- 5 pairs

Body wear

  • Lightweight/heavyweight underwear, few pairs
  • Shirt and pants-1-2 pairs
  • Soft shell jacket
  • Insulated synthetic pants
  • Expedition down parka
  • Insulated synthetic jacket
  • Hard shell jacket and hard shell pants; waterproof and breathable.

Precautionary Note

Trekking and climbing has been long established in Nepal,so the itineraries are modified and moderated in such a way that you can take it easy and slow. DO NOT RUSH AND ENJOY. There is plenty of timeyou’re your guide will keep track of you all the time. It might be a bit harder or a bit more colder but you will get used to it.

Additional Money

Every traveler is different and they spend their own way. Some spend on food and drinks while other on souvenirs. Either way, consider your own spending habits and also tipping, emergency fund ($200), etc. before you pack up and leave.

Tips to the field staffs

We care about our staffs in the fields so we expect you to look after them in return for them looking after you throughout your journey. They are your closest friend in the remotest parts and also your protector whenever anything seems to happen to you. So tipping is highly expected and we’ve made it mandatory too. The amount of gratuities can be determined by yourselves.

Trip Specific Safety

Your guide is always there for your safety concerns and looking after your valuables. But you have to be equally careful. Carry some sort of wallet or belt for your important documents and money. The hotels have the safety deposit box where the lock is recommended before passing the luggage.

A Couple of Rules

Possession or using of any illegal drugs is totally intolerable. It’s because of the law that respects the local people and their culture. The group will be expelled in such case.

Responsible Tourism

Nature Lovers strongly believes that we all are equally responsible to act in favour of the local people and the surrounding environment. Our clients too, have an important role to
a. respect the local laws, custom and their beliefs
b. always ask for permission before doing something in the local or consult to the leader
c. keep the area same as you found it as, wherever you go and dispose of rubbish
d. support local skills to encourage positive sides of tourism.

Feedback and Reviews

This is very very important for us. After your travel, we want your feedbacks whether it’s good or bad since that is the way we can thrive further. To motivate you to finish the review or feedback online, we are going to give you 10% discount off your next trip with us.

Additional Information

For all the additional information, go to Contact Us.



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