Nepal » General Information

Cultural Sensivity : Please respect the local cultures of Nepal and all you meet will appreciate dress appropriately at all times, your consideration.

Medical Insurance/Health : It is critical that you consult your doctor and dentist before venturing into the mountains. All trekkers must have adequate medical insurance to cover the possibility of helicopter evacuation.

Visas/Trekking Permits : We are happy to assist you in acquiring any necessary permits as required to enter areas mentioned in this brochure, please consult us prior to booking your trek.

Nepal extends trouble free issuance of visa to all the citizens worldwide. The Royal Nepalese Embassies or consulates abroad offices provide two months visa upon the presentation of a valid passport, two passport size photos and a payment of equivalent of US $ as per given below :

Duration Type of visa Fee

  • 60 days (1st time) Single Entry US $ 30.00
  • 30 days Extension Single Entry US $ 50.00
  • As per Visa Duration Single Re-entry US $ 25.00
  • As per Visa Duration Double Re-entry US $ 40.00
  • As per Visa Duration Multiple Entry US $ 60.00

Porter Protection : We are proud members of IPPG (International Porter Protection Group) and require that all of our staff be trained and equipped for their own, and your safety.

Security : Please be aware that the security of your personal valuables is your own responsibility at all times.

Environment : Take only photos leave only footprints. Please avoid bring disposable plastic and any other non-biodegradable articles to Nepal.

Policy for those who have to cut their trek short :

  • Emergency
  • Sickness (not life threatening)
  • Complication
  • Other

PERSONAL TREKKING EQUIPNENT (UP TO 5,500M/18,000FT.)

You needs are not extensive and are easily (and cheaply) met. You can combine what you have with what you can hire in either Kathmandu or Pokhara. We will make sure you get the advice and assistance that you require. Normal trek hire cost would not exceed $US 2 per day. Items marked with * can be hired in Kathmandu and Pokhara. Items marked with (?) are optional.

  • 1 Pair strong mountain/ hiking boots
    (walking shoes or trainers are sufficient for trrks 3,000m or below in oct/nov & mar/apr- or take boots and shoes)
  • 1 Medium/large rucksack/backpack (carried by porters)
  • 1 Small day pack (10-15 litres)
  • 1 Four season sleeping bag (comfortable to minus 10c)
  • 1 Down jackets/ all weather Anorak
  • 1 Light water &windproof Jackets
  • 2 Water bottles (1 litre)
  • 1 Pair waterproof gaiters/overtrousers
  • 1 Inner sleeping sheet
  • 1 Torch/flashlight & spare batteries
  • 1 Swiss Army type knife
  • 1 Swimming costume/bathing suit
  • 1 Medium sized towel
  • 1 Washing kit to include:
  • Personal toiletries : Medicated talcum powde
  • Moleskin for blisters (?) : Biodegredable soaps/shampoo

Any personal medication

  • 2 Pairs lightweight trousers
  • 1 Pairs shorts
  • Fleece/warm sweaters
  • 1 Sweatshirts/ light sweaters
  • 2 T-shirts
  • 2 Long-sleeve cotton (or Polypropelene) shirts
  • Pairs heavy wool shocks
  • 2 Pairs light shocks
  • Underwear (including thermals)
  • Cotton Headscarf/bandana
  • Sunglass and sunhat
  • Warm hat and gloves (preferably waterproof)
  • Money belt

Note : All ‘communal’ trekking equipment: tents, sleeping mats, first aid kit, toilet paper (at camp), private transportation to start of trek, trek permit etc. are provided by us.