Yes, one of our representatives will be at the airport to pick you up at any hour of arrival. Once you get out of the Terminal Hall, you can find us displaying a board of Himalayan Sherpa Adventure with your name on it. From there, our agent will help you get to the designated hotel.
Frequently Asked Questions
Common questions about Himalayan Sherpa Adventure
If you have queries that you were not mentioned in this FAQ section, please feel free to contact Himalayan Sherpa Adventure at firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will answer all inquiries within 24 hours. We are always happy to help and guide you from the start to the finish of your trip!
Will somebody pick me up at the airport upon my arrival?
Can we bring regular luggage (with frame and roller) and have it stored somewhere in Kathmandu? Do we need a duffel bag?
Yes you can bring your regular luggage and you can store it in the hotel before you start your trek. All the trekkers do this way. Yes duffel bags are a requirement. If you don’t have a duffel bag than you can always buy or rent while in Kathmandu which will be very helpful in carrying your things.
How can i obtain a visa to travel to Nepal? Can i apply for visa before leaving my country? Do you have a visa on arrival option? Do i qualify for Gratis Visa?
While traveling to Nepal, there are two ways you can issue your travel visa. A convenient way to avoid the queue during the peak tourist season is by issuing your visa from the Nepalese Diplomatic Missions stationed abroad before arriving in Nepal. However, if you would like, you can simply issue your visa on arrival over the Immigration desk at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. The visa cost of staying in Nepal for up to 15 days is 30 USD, up to 30 days is 50 USD, and up to 90 days is 125 USD. It is required that you must have two passport size photographs of yourself and a passport that is valid for up to six months with at least one blank page left on your passport. However, since the passport regulations may differ for each country, you can send us an email and we can confirm it for you. Please note that some applicants are eligible for the Gratis Visa (Visa for Free) such as:
- Children below 10 years old
- Citizens from Bhutan, India, the Maldives, Bangladesh, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka get a visa-free of cost for up to 30 days in a given visa year. This refers to all SAARC Citizens (except Afghanistan).
- Non Residential Nepalese (NRN) card holder (issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs or Nepalese diplomatic missions abroad)
- Chinese Nationals
- Officials from Brazil, Russia, Thailand, and China do not require Entry Visa based on reciprocal visa waiver agreement.
What is the luggage weight limit for domestic flights? Do we need to use duffle bags instead of regular luggage during treks?
Weight limit applies on all of the domestic flights that your trek may have. Weight limit is 15 kgs for hand luggage and 5 kgs for hand carry. Before you start your tour, any unwanted luggages can be left in the hotel. They will happily store it for you until your tour ends.
Yes Duffle bag is recommended while in trek as it stores more plus helps our porter to manage his load. 1 duffel bag can pack 2 trekkers luggage.
What kind of meals should I expect in Nepal?
Nepali food is one of the famous and healthiest food all over the world.The regular main food of Nepal is "Dal Bhat" which contains boiled rice with side dishes such as curry, lentil soup, spinach, meat, and spices. You will find this dish all over Nepal and during your trek too. In larger cities like Kathmandu, you will find wide variety of international cuisines and regional specialties from all around Nepal. However, food choice during your trek might be more limited. You can always expect to find staples such as Dal Bhat, Noodles/ Chowmein, French Fries, Sandwiches and Soups. You can usually find vegetarian options as well. Another common popular Nepali dish is Momo (dumpling) which is most popular among the locals and all over Nepal. Make sure to try when you can.
Is communication to home possible during the tour?
Yes, all the hotels that we will be using throughout the tour have access to the internet so you will be able to connect with your friends and family. If you would like to purchase a sim card and recharge card during your stay, we can help you manage one. With this option, you can stay connected even when you're out of the hotel and on the trip somewhere in the outskirts of the town.
What is the national language spoken in Nepal? Do they speak English and do I need a translator?
The official language spoken in Nepal is 'Nepali'. Although Nepali is a national language spoken by all Nepalese, Nepal is known for its diversity– which includes the 123 dialects and cultural languages used by the diverse communities of Nepal. But almost all Nepali people can speak or have a decent understanding of English. Although fluenct speaking of several languages might not be as good as u think but our guides can understand it better. But all of our trekking guides are fluent in several languages like English, German and Japanese so you will never have a problem of language barrier.
Is hiring a trekking guide and porter necessary?
Yes, having a trekking guide and porter is necessary part of your journey. We have our team of guides and porters who work with us every season. Guides and Porters are an integral part of what we do so they are a vital team member. All of our guides are trained every year on leadership skills and basic first aid skills. Our porters are treated fair by limiting the weight they carry and paying well for the job they do. Trekking in high altitude requires good support team and it is very important to have trekking guide and porter along with you. An important thing to consider while hiring a porter is that each porter is limited to carry a 35 kg load (77 lbs) set by the Nepalese Government. We treat our porters fairly with 24 kgs of maximum load, and limit per trekker a maximum of 12 kgs (26 lbs) to be carried. 1 porter can carry the load of 2 clients.
Should I have to tip my guide/porter?
Tipping culture is not mandatory but in a way expected. Please keep in mind that our guides/porters will not ask you for anything– including tips or personal items. However, if you think that they have performed well while doing their job, and earn your appreciation or a "thank you", you may by all means tip them any amount you find reasonable.They will help you in a various ways if possible then u can tip certain amount as a good gesture which also uplifts them to do their job in best way possible.Most clients often leave tips in the last night of their trek.
Do we need to cover a travel insurance?
Yes, travel insurance is mandatory while traveling to Nepal. Please ensure that your insurance covers air evacuation. While traveling to the Himalayas, there is a risk of dealing with an altitude sickness. In case of such emergencies, your air evacuation insurance will help you cover the cost or else the trekker will have to solely bear the costs. Our treks are organized in a very thoughtful manner so you will not have to face such adversities, but we always want our guests to travel freely and safely.
How do I book the package tour to Nepal?
Booking with us is easy. When you find a tour that you're interested in, you may select the 'inquire now' tab (hyperlink it) or click this link (booking form). You can also reach us directly at our official social media such as Whatsapp, WeChat, Viber, or Instagram.
To make a reservation of a tour, you can send us an email so we can be clear of what your exact preferences are. Email is the most convenient and fast way of communication as we will respond to any queries within 24 hours, from Monday to Sunday. Once we decide on the tour you are interested in, we will require you to send us a scanned document of your passport for accounting purposes of creating your invoice, purchasing flight tickets to destinations that require traveling by air, and tours that require entrance fees for foreigners.
Another great way to speed up the process would be calling us at +977-980-847-3853. This option is great if you would feel comfortable speaking with our agent in Nepal. We speak fluent English and will be able to explain all the details of the tours feasibly.
Do I need to make an advanced payment to secure booking?
Yes. This is to ensure that we can go ahead and book the necessary hotels, flights, and guide payments. During high season, it will be very difficult to get bookings done in a days’ notice, so we request clients to book months ahead. We require you to pay 20% of advanced payment to secure your booking because it will be easier for us to preapare the things needed for u.
What are the mediums I can pay through?
We accept wire transfers and bank transfers. Besides this we accept credit card payments once you arrive here but do know that there will be an extra bank charge in this case. However, if you do not have access to electronic payments, you can pay it in cash.
Will I be dropped off at the airport?
Yes. After the completion of your tour, we will drive you off to the airport 3 hours before your departure time.