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About Nepal, Weather, Get in Nepal

Nepal is landlocked country located in southern Asia sandwiched between two Asian giants India and China. The capital city of the country is Kathmandu, commonly known as city of temples where we can explore traditional artistic beauty. Draped along the greatest heights of the Himalaya, Nepal is where the ice-cold of the mountains meets the steamy heat of the Indian plains. Moreover, it's a land of yaks and yetis, stupas and Sherpa’s and some of the best trekking on earth. The Himalaya's most sophisticated urban cultures took shape here, in the three great mini kingdoms of the Kathmandu valley- Kathmandu, Patan and Bhaktapur - home to a world-class artistic and architectural heritage.

Nepal is known for Mt. Everest, highest peak in the world. Nepal is culturally and linguistically diverse. who was There are fourteen known peaks all over the world, amongst them eight lies in Nepal and known as 8 eight thousanders. It is a domain of peak climbing expeditions out of which more than one thousand peaks above 6,000 meters are found here .Splendid mountain views, world heritage sites, diverse flora and faunas, and various Buddhist monasteries are some of the famed highlights of Nepal. Overall, Nepal is known for its warm hospitality and inclusive tolerance for all walks of life.

Yes. visa is required for entering Nepal for all foreign nationals except Indian Passport holders Indian national require to carry passport or voting card if they are travelling Nepal through air flight; while if they intend to travel through land surface then they can travel with any kind of specific identity issue by Government of India or concerned authorized Government organization like student id card, aadhar card, pan card etc.

Foreign national can obtain Nepal visa with an easy process from local consulates or embassy of Nepal located in your country or you can also granted on arrival visa directly at International airport immigration in Kathmandu or in any border immigration that touches with India & China. You need to carry couple of recent passport size color photo for visa process. You will get multiple entry visas valid for 15 days, 30 days & 40 days with the visa fee of USD 25, USD 40 & USD 100 respectively.

It generally depends upon the time and season of your travel. Nepal is a conservative country it advisable not to wear revealing clothes that looks offensive; it should not be too short or tight. Medium-weight and easy to wash cottons are recommended year-round. If you arrive during the winter months, than woolen sweaters, jackets or similar warm outfits is required. Carry comfortable walking shoes, including sandals and athletic shoes. A head cover may be required for women and men at sacred sites and places of worship. For trekking and adventure expeditions, you will either be provided in house or suggested advice prior your expeditions gets underway.

It really depends on your destination, activities and season of travel. Our destination specialists will recommend certain travel times after learning more about your preferences. The favorable months are usually September – November and February – April. The monsoon season is June – August.

Nepal has varied and diverse kinds of altitudes as a result the climate in Nepal have quite a great deal of noticeable variations. Climate of Nepal in low lands (below 1,200m) are subtropical, mid-lands are warm (1,200-2100m) and cool (2,100-3,300m) temperate, and high mountains are alpine (3,300-5,000) and tundra (above 5,000m). The best way to keep a track of weather while trekking in Nepal is to be with an experienced and a responsible guide. These insights allow you to make the ideal choice and help you decide when to be in Nepal for trekking as per the season’s moods and your preferences. 

Autumn season (September – November)

If beauty is what you are looking for while trekking in then this season is the best one for you. This is the season preferred by most as the weather is stable, dry and clear giving you the best views of the mountains. Besides that the trail is neither too wet nor too slippery. The lush valleys, hills, forests, river and waterfalls, you can see an ideal mix of the natural beauty in its most beautiful adornment.

Winter season (December – February)

December to February is the coldest time of the year in Nepal. If the cool weather doesn’t bother you then this season is also a good season for trekking. Trekking to high altitude is not recommended as everything is covered with snow and the temperature is very low. This season can be a boon for trekkers who thrive on trekking and exploring the lower altitude regions of Nepal.

Spring season (March – May)

This is probably the season of bloom when the nature is at it’s the very best. Imagine yourself walking through a dense rhododendron forest surrounded by colorful rhododendron flowers. At this time of year, the temperature rises but to a tolerable limits. The environment is lush, beautiful and colorful which makes the atmosphere vibrant and soothing the eyes and mind.

Summer season (June – August)

This is the least preferred seasons for trekking in Nepal. As the monsoon sets in the skies become cloudy, roads muddy and slippery. There are Leeches all along the trails with unclear mountain views. Thick gloomy cloud cover makes this season a bit unpleasant for trekking.

Despite all the weather and seasonal odds, Trekking Planner Team is omnipresent and ever ready. Be it sunny or rainy cold or windy we undertake a reasonable calculated risk and take you to your preferred places with safety and ease.

No, Immunizations of any kind is not are required for trekking or traveling to Nepal. Depending upon the season and region of your trekking tour or travel, certain vaccinations are recommended as a preventative measure. We do encourage all travelers to be aware and stay immunized as per the need and situation. Also, we recommend the Tetanus and Hepatitis A vaccine.  For detailed information, please contact your physician or visit the CDC website: http://wwwn.cdc.gov/travel/

It entirely depends on what do you prefer and want to experience while trekking in Nepal. Our fleet of travel experts will provide you with a detailed insight helping you to decide the best. Primarily large numbers of visitors incorporate Kathmandu, Pokhara, and Chitwan National Park. Besides that going for distinct kind of activities such as rafting, canyoing, zip flying, bungy jumping, cycling or motorbike tour is also doable.

Nepal is safe to a great extent as it has a low crime rate and is generally a safe country.  However it is better to be on safeguard and avoid demonstrations, rallies, and public gatherings. Our ever helpful and supportive guides or representatives are always there to inform about the safe/ unsafe areas of town and take evasive action while traveling alone. In the market areas, be vigilant of pick-pockets and distraction scams. Though unfortunate there is a very likely chance of an armed Maoist presence on many of the major trekking routes.  They do demand a 'tax' before allowing trekkers to pass. Trekkers are advised to stay on established routes and walk in a group or with professional guides at all times.

English is not a native language of Nepal. However the best part is English is understood by majority of people in the metropolitan cities. In the villages, different ethnic groups speak their own languages. Only handful of people are well versed in English in trekking areas up in the mountains.

Absolutely Nepal is safe for solo women traveler. Besides being safe we take personal responsibility for your well-being, a responsibility we commit very seriously uncompromisingly.

Yes, and make sure to bring prescriptions and the medications in its original containers to avoid custom inspection hassle.

Of course there is tourist police located near the Nepal Tourism Development Board's Office. Also, there are complaint counters at the airport and Basantapur Durbar Square. Tourist police are specially trained in English and have detailed local knowledge to assist tourists. For security and travel related assistance, you can reach any of the officers from telephone during 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

About Company, Terms and Condition

The older the company, the more time it has had to perfect its operations and develop ideal vacations. Experience gives a company great credibility. Invariably experience qualifies a company to anticipate needs and address those details that make a trip safe, absorbing, and memorable. Besides that also find out if they have won any awards or accolades? Be sure to check out their reviews to see what their reputation is.

Trekking Planner has a chequered legacy that dates back to 1997. Trekking Planner has been involved with day-to-day operations since 1997. What set us apart are not just our 20-plus years of experience, but the relationships, the trust, and the perks that come along with it. Our long-term, mutually respectful relationships make all the difference in the world when it comes to offering you an unrivalled, travel experience.

Location is extremely vital that enhances and strengthens day to day operations. So it’s always better to find out whether the company have a positive local presence? Are they positioned to access and know the areas they are proposing to lead you into? Does their location promote appreciation for the types of trips they lead?

We are a small medium sized tour operator, owned and operated by Mr. Dipak Lamichhane in the heart of the capital city Thamel. We know and value the ethos of the West keeping in mind the vital importance of our itineraries for the guests, and employs local guides who keep tabs on all the details for each of our Nepal based adventures.

You should always vouch for and ask; Are the guides locals? What kind of training do the guides have? How long have they been with the company? Some companies may import, sub-contract, or outsource their guides. Make sure the company trusts them. They’re going to be the ones who explain everything and keep the tour operating smoothly. If you have good guides, you’ll want to get to know them throughout your adventure.

As for Trekking Planner, many of our guides have been with us for 10-12 years – they’re a part of our family and we’re a part of theirs. Selected for their dynamic personalities and expertise in everything from history, topography to environmental, no two Trekking Planner guides are alike. However, they share one thing in common: camaraderie with the great outdoors. They strive to make every trip meaningful and understand what each guest expects on their own personal adventure and then making it happen. For us safety is our prime concern, all of our guides are certified in CPR and emergency response. We also require that our guides double check every detail. We have a close knit bond with our partners to find great local guide in the best way possible.

Trekking Planner believes that smaller groups are ideal for active adventure travel, and it allows the guides to add their special touches, providing a much more personal experience. Small groups also tend to be more mindful of the environment and the impacts their presence may cause. We’ve always kept our trips at 12 guests (18 on family trips). Our small groups and personalized service allow you to enjoy the raw beauty, culture, flavour, and excitement of a new land from the perspective of an insider. We’ve found that smaller groups give everyone their own individual experience. It also makes it easy to pamper and spoil. And isn’t that the point of treating yourself to a vacation?

Yes, it is always make sure the company follows all proper safety procedures. How is the equipment stored, maintained, and inspected? Do the company’s partners follow the same safety requirements? 

Your safety is of paramount at Trekking Planner. The guides that are with us are well trained not only to keep you safe out in the field but to be ready for the unexpected unseen natural disasters or otherwise. Our safety policy is guaranteed to uphold our strict standards. Whenever you consider travelling, it’s important to inquire about safety records. For us we’re happy to say, that it is flawless.

Yes you can reach Trekking planner by calling +977-98510 71767 (WhatsApp,WeChat and Viber) or by emailing [email protected]. And just to demonstrate how much we value your vacation, you can ask to speak directly to the owner if you want. In fact, if you give us a call or shoot us an email, chances are high that you’ll hear back from Dipak Lamichhane, founder and Managing Director We always priorities and practice providing effective instant feedbacks. Above all those who work for Trekking Planner have a passion for travel and always more than eager to willingly share that excitement with our guests. Each member of our team plays a vital role in ensuring that you receive the best experience possible on your adventure.

Yes you can book a trip in advance.  As for the advance we usually allow the 1 years time frame. Also booking early has significant benefits. To be precise, if you know you want to do a trip go ahead and register as soon as you know.

Before you set out to travel always consider extra costs that may not be included in the pricing, and make sure to know exactly what is included and not included. 

We have a culture at Trekking Planner to adjust our rates, terms, conditions, and inclusions to secure ourselves as the leader of the pack. Book with us and rest assured, there will be no extra transfer fees or equipment rental fees, no last-minute expenses. Apart from the freedom of one meal on your own, we design our trips to be all-inclusive. For more details you can just go through our included and excluded section. 

To enter Nepal you must have a 6 month valid passport and obtain a Nepalese visa. Most visitors can obtain a visa at the immigration counter in the Kathmandu airport. You will need to submit it an online visa form and keep a copy of the print.  You will also need your travel insurance, which may need to cover medical evacuation including helicopter service. You should always print a copy of the flight ticket and have to handy with you. For Indian residents can travel in Nepal with just an election card or government approved Id card except a license.

It is always a very challenging and a dicey situation when someone gets injured or becomes sick right before a trip. We never entertain any kind of refunds or last minute cancellations of any kind. Hence we always recommend you to purchase travel insurance to protect your travel investment. To be on a safer side check out if your travel insurance policy covers this aspect, because some policies do not include “cancel for any reason” coverage.

No, we do not provide travel insurance, but we do work with an excellent broker who can help you find the policy to fit your needs. 

Such extreme situations cannot be anticipated and is beyond our control. We offer 100% trip credits so you can reschedule your trip at a future date. These situations can include government shutdowns, forest fires, floods, earthquakes, public health emergencies and more.king and travel.

No, prior experience backpacking or hiking is not required or expected to join any of our trips. The only thing required is your physical fitness and your mental strength. 

Yes why not if your kid is 05 years or older can join scheduled trips with mixed groups. Kids that are 05 and younger are allowed to join private trips.

No, But if you have any pre-existing medical conditions, let your trip planner know about this.

After arrival at Kathmandu (Tribhuvan International Airport – TIA), money changing services are available right there at the airport. It is advisable to change only a small amount as you can get better money rates are found in the city. Kathmandu also has an extensive selection of ATM machines; however, they often limit the transaction and daily amount for withdrawal. 

Yes, you can pay by credit card. The typical surcharge is 4% of the total amount.

Generally to look at it Nepal has two trekking seasons in Nepal, the spring season (March to May) and the autumn season (September to November). These are possibly the best time of the year for trekking. However trekking during the two off-seasons, winter and the monsoon period, is still possible. Depending upon your mood and availability you can choose for being Nepal for trek

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