Useful information before joining this trip
Nepal has abundance of offers to establish it as a round the year travel destination. Based on this fact, many international tourists are indeed incorporating Nepal in their wishful travel itinerary. Nepal is known for its beautiful and dramatic scenery. Avid walkers and non-walkers alike are drawn to its mountains and foothills to view the Himalaya and the world's highest peaks. Many also discover the beauty of the forests and the enjoyment of time spent as a self-contained expedition, far from the rush of the modern world and in the delightful company of the trek crew as they tend to our needs and ensure that we are comfortable and able to enjoy the trek to the fullest. They are physically strong, sharp-witted and have an incredibly positive attitude towards a life that we would consider extremely tough. There is something about a trek in the Himalaya that draws you back time and time again. For keen walkers it is a paradise and even avowed non-walkers find that one foot just seems to follow the other, drawn by the appeal of what lies beyond. Nepal's population of around 20 million people is a blend of Hindu, Buddhism and animist religion. Nepal is a mosaic of cultures, ethnic groups and languages. It is remarkable that in a country of this size there are over 100 different ethnic groups, with at least as many languages. More than three million people live in the Kathmandu Valley, but at least ninety percent of the population lives in the rural areas of the lower and middle hills of the Himalayan Range. Nepal is predominantly a simple rural society and a trek in the foothills of the Himalaya is a strong cultural experience as we spend time with our crew and meet local village people.
Nepal has been proclaimed a "Federal Republic State" to be known as the "Democratic Republic of Nepal" On the 28th May 2008. This historic development followed the first elections held since 1999 after a ceasefire agreement between the government and the Maoists was signed in November 2006, putting an end to 10 years of instability in the Kingdom. The announcement of the abolishment of the Monarchy also brought an end to 240 years of Royal rule in the country. Today the general feeling amongst Nepalese is a positive one, and many believe that Nepal is now finally moving forward with a new identity as a democratic nation and a fresh outlook. Tour Group
In our tour group the minimum number will be 2 persons and the maximum number will be 10 persons. For single also we organize the trip with single supplement (except some region most require minimum 2 persons), also you may join with our group in Kathmandu but make sure before you book the trip and concern more than 11 persons it doesn't mean we are not operating, we do on request. To keep the limit group size which means we can provide a best services and personal take care to our valuable clients.
All foreigners require a visa for entry into Nepal (except Indian nationals). It is your responsibility to obtain the entry visa. You can get from a Nepalese embassy overseas or on arrival in Nepal. Most people will obtain their visa on arrival to Kathmandu airport. You will need one passport photo and the following fees dependent upon the duration of the multiple entry visa:
In Nepal you will require a visa which can be obtained in advance from the Nepalese Embassy from your country or you can get on arrival at the airport in Kathmandu.
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.
You will require visa fee in cash (this is payable in any major currency but NOT travelers cheques) and 2 passport photos to purchase a Nepal visa on arrival at Kathmandu airport or at the Nepal entry point. If you plan to obtain your visa in your country, you can download the application form from the website at: www.nepalimmigration.gov.np Please note regulations and costs do change frequently so it is advisable to check the current rules with your nearest Nepalese embassy or consulate. Peoples and Culture
Nepal has a population of more than 26 million people, made up of over 40 different races and tribes. The country offers such diversity that the visitor may experience any lifestyle from the Stone Age, in far west and high hills, to the jet age of Kathmandu.
The two major groups in Nepalese society are Tibeto-Burman or Mongoloids from the north and Indo-Aryans from the south. Many customs are inherited from both sides and have been developed by the influences of the land, climate and available resources. Religion
Nepal biggest religion is Hinduism but equal respect is given to other religions as well. Buddhism is the second largest religion followed in Nepal; others are Tantrism, Jain, Islam and Christianity.
Climate and Weather
The climate of Nepal is as varied as its geography. The low-lying Terai has a sub-tropical monsoonal climate. The Himalayan foothills, where most of our treks take place, are best in the cool dry season from September to May. The traditional tour/trekking season in Nepal is late September to May, March to May & Sep to Nov generally recognized as having the best weather. These are the typical months with great weather. The visibility is perfect, days are pleasantly warm, although nights can be cold, and snow is possible above 3,000 meters.
Accommodations on Tours
During our tours in Nepal, we use deluxe accommodation to ensure a comfortable stay and relaxed environment during your tour with us. We select the hotel in Kathmandu, Pokhara, Chitwan & Lumbani based on standard of hygiene, standard of service, location, food standards and cost. All the accommodation we providing you on the trip is very much deluxe, best available in town so without any doubt, you would have relax and comfortable overnight during the tours.
Our entire tours are based on bed with breakfast so we would only provide breakfast from the hotel you would overnight at every place. So Lunch & Dinner is your extra expenses. Every place we visit/ overnight has typical Nepalese and modern tourist restaurant for the best and hygienic food. You can have a wide range of food available (Nepali food, Chinese, continental, Indian, Italian, Mexican, American etc) so you can easily pick up your own taste food during the tour.
To be adequately protected in terms of insurance, you will need specialist travel insurance for participation in the hazardous activities. A travel insurance policy that covers cancellation, injury, death, lost baggage, theft, liability, medical treatment and expenses is strongly recommended. Make sure the insurance covers all the activities that you will be undertaking during your stay in Nepal such as trekking and climbing. If a client becomes ill, all hospital expenses, doctors' fees and repatriation costs are the client's responsibility.
Vaccination for Nepal
Vaccination is most important while travelling as to prevent you from the possible diseases. For traveling to Nepal; we recommend you to take a vaccination of Polio, Tetanus, Typhoid, Hepatitis A etc. However it is not really a must to have but it is recommended. You should check up with your doctor prior to the departure to your trip. Your doctor will have access to the most up to date information on the required vaccinations for the country you will be visiting.
Clothing and Equipment
Correct Clothing & Equipments are essential for a safe for traveling to Nepal. You can bring climate based seasonal clothing and equipment for our Nepal tour. Experienced trekkers will often take only a selection of these items based on what has worked in the past. Please find the equipment list below for your personal use during your travel with us.
Foot wear: Walking boots, Wool and liner socks, sandals Clothing: Waterproof jacket and trousers, Trekking trousers, Long sleeve shirts, Warm fleece jacket, Sleeveless or body warmer type fleece Hand wear: Fleece gloves( Optional) Head wear: Wool or fleece hat (optional), Sun hat, Scarf, Head torch and extra batteries, Sunglasses. Personal Equipment: Sleeping bag (optional), day pack large enough to carry water bottles, camera, lunch and extra clothing, Sunscreen and lip salve with a high SPF, Insect repellent, Books, iPod and cards etc, Camera with spare batteries and memory cards Personal first aid kit: Any personal medications Our Tour Leaders and Staffs
Nepal Vision is a well stabilized trekking company and we employed professional tour leader (who are based on English speaking and few are multi-lingual's) who are working with us since 1992 and some are trainers. Most of our field staffs are from the local area covering from eastern to western Himalayan ranges, which support the local people directly. They have good health fitness as well as well experience with good knowledge of team leading in this area. We also provide the training to our staff increasing their work efficiency and some of have already trained. Please find the training list below, which we provide to our fellow tour staffs
¢ Intensive Wilderness First Aid - KEEP (Kathmandu Environmental Educational Project)
¢ Tour Guide Training - Nepal Government's Ministry of Tourism & Civil Aviation department of Hotel Management & Tourism Training Centre of Nepal.
¢ Eco Trekking Workshop & Adventure Meet - TAAN (Trekking Agents Association of Nepal)
¢ English Language - KEEP
¢ Conservation & Biodiversity - KEEP
¢ Rock & Ice Climbing & Mountaineering (optional) - Nepal Mountaineering Association
We are highly sensible to protect our natural environment and participating with many environmental clean up campaigns. Our responsible tourism carries good message to the locals and we insists and train them do's and don't, how to keep good environment etc. Besides this tourism industry has an obligation to protect and preserve the natural environment for future generations as well.
To find out more about the clean-up campaigns and environmental awareness events, we've run with KEEP, please click here for more information. Our Experience
Nepal vision trek has been stabilized in 1992 with Govt. registered company based in Kathmandu, Nepal and we are working in adventure travel in the Himalaya of Nepal, Tibet, Bhutan and India carries long experience and built up own history in tourism. Our long experience in adventure travel, we are even more dedicated to fulfil our clients' requirement and always sincere with clients gratification. We are also delighted to say that many of our clients return again and again to travel with us and many of our new clients are through recommendations and word of mouth from happy and satisfied clients who have previously traveled with us.
How to Book
While you have chosen your trip, contact our head office by mail or phone to check the availability dates, groups or any remaining question you may have. We are happy to help and reply responsively as soon as possible. We'll hold your booking with us before your final decision.
Please read properly our trip booking terms & conditions before your booking and fill up the booking form (download from our website) along with the appropriate deposit of 20 % per person in advance and payment made through the bank transfer or submit your credit card (visa/master card) details with booking form. When you choose the method of advance payment in an appropriate way, a signed and completed booking form will still be required for confirmation of booking. Bookings will only be confirmed once we receive a completed and signed booking form along with appropriate payment.The final balance for your booking will be on arrival in Kathmandu. We will invoicing you after your arrival for the final balance along with other final pre departure details as appropriate. Your final invoice will show the price based on the previous quote at the time of invoicing.
We wish you a wonderful Himalayan adventure with us!