Yes! Nepal visa is easily available up on arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport Kathmandu. Only US$30.00 will be charge for 60 days visa. In once you will get 60 days visa whether you saty less then 60 days it doesn't matter, the charge will be same.
Definitely! We do have airport pick up facilities for our customers who booked our any packages. It will be free of charge. As the time you booked your trip, you should inform us, if you just join a trip only. If you booked just trip join itinerary from Kathmandu to Kathmandu, should inform us we help you.
Dotted along the main trekking trails of Nepal are small, simple teahouses set up to cater for trekker's needs. If you're on a tea house trek, this is where you'll sleep, eat and relax. They're simple but functional, and always clean. Simple wooden or cement rooms with two beds and shared bathrooms are the norm. Dinner and breakfast will be taken in the lodge where you stay overnight, but lunch is usually taken somewhere along the route.
Each day you can expect five to seven hours trekking, covering 10 to 15 km. However, above 3500m, the times will be the same but you'll only cover 5 to 10 km. Importantly, all our itineraries are flexible and can be altered by weather, geography condition and physical condition of the individual participant.
Your guide will be a local Nepali, but a fluent English speaker. We can also provide guides who speak French, Spanish, Japanese, German or Italian, depending on guest willingness. Most of our guides come from the mountainous regions of Nepal, above 3000 m. Our staffs are made up of the many different groups of Nepal's diverse ethnic community; including Sherpas, Gurung, Magar, Rai and Brahmin.
Aside from some areas - such as Tibet, Mustang, Dolpo, Manaslu and Kanchenjunga – we run trips for any number of people, even just one. We do, however, prefer to keep our groups to a maximum of ten people, as we've found this to be the optimum size for a successful trip. However if you'd like to make a group booking for more than ten people it can easily be arranged.
Unfortunately, due to China's very strict tourism policy for Tibet, it is not possible for you to get a visa yourself and it is not possible to travel Tibet on your own. You have to be in a group or minimum of two people. As an authorized travel company, we can organize everything; visa, permit and all other paperwork.
The red tape for Tibet trips is a pain, no doubt about that. But, it's a pain that we're very used to dealing with. Just get a photocopy of your passport to us three weeks before your arrival and we can sort out the rest.
Absolutely. Firstly; Nepal is really not a dangerous country (chances are it's safer here than your home-country). Secondly; while you're on one of our trips, we take personal responsibility for your well-being, a responsibility we take very seriously.
A wilderness trek gets off the beaten path, going into areas with no teahouses or lodges. While often more rewarding, such a trek is much more demanding logistically, as camping and food preparation cannot be outsourced. For a wilderness trek you must bring guides, Sherpas, trained cook, kitchen staff and porters. We operate wilderness treks in many beautiful regions; visit our Wilderness page for more information.
As well as an extensive list of trekking itineraries, we do expedition climbs right up to the summit of Mt. Everest, from both from the Nepal and Tibet side. If you're new to climbing in the Himalayas, we can offer advice on a peak, or if you have a particular one in mind we can make it happen. For more have a look at our climbing and expedition page.
We provide sleeping bags, down jackets, tents, mattresses, trekking poles and kitchen equipment, all of the highest quality. However, trekking shoes, personal equipment and climbing equipment is up to you. See our equipment list or email us for a specific list.
The best months are September to December, and February to May. January is also recommended for tours, safari and low altitudes trek below 4000m. But for some areas of Nepal, Tibet and India, May to August are the best months because these areas are 'rain shadows' and monsoon is much lighter here.
Sure, in fact it's a great place to start. As part of our job, one of the most important things we do is ascertain your experience and ambitions, and find the trek to best match these. However hard or easy you'd like it, however much or little experience you have, we have the perfect trek for you.
We're very used to preparing food for western constitutions and we can assure you all food is prepared to a very high standard of hygiene - probably higher than in your home country. And, when on a tea house trek, our guides always inspect the tea-house kitchen to ensure everything's up to scratch. On the trail bottled water is available, but an environmentally unfriendly option. Instead we prefer water that has been boiled and then purified by tablet, which is ample precaution.
We are - of course - running a business, but we do not believe we have the right to do that at the expense of the environment. Our environmental record is better than any other trekking company in Nepal. In partnership with the Kathmandu Educational Environment Project (KEEP) and the Dhaulagiri Association France we have spear-headed a number of successful clean-up campaigns and awareness raisers. While it's sad fact that tourism is taking a toll on these stunning areas, we believe the two can co-exist and are committed to being a part of the solution.
Exploitation of its workers is the often overlooked darker side of the Nepal tourism industry and unfortunately it's a serious issue. However, we are firmly committed to upholding the rights of trek workers; including guides, Sherpas, porters and cooking staff. We provide all our staff with award-rate salary, insurance, proper equipment, training and excellent medical treatment. We also work in partnership with Himalayan Explores Connections (a porter's advocacy project) and the International Porter Protection Group (IPPG).
Yes! Absolutely your foods and water are safe while you are lodge and camp trek. We provide you only when it is hygienically prepared on the lodge. Our guides are also the cook while you are on the lodge trek, he will checked while it is preparing on the kitchen & make sure everything are Okay. Most of the cooks in the local teahouses are simply train but experienced. If the group required our well trained 5 star class cooks with the crew even on the lodge trek we are more delighted to take with an additional costs. We will provide boiled with purified by tablet and bottled sealed water in case of insufficient even though we are conscious about current environmental issues. On HGT's camp crew we have good combination of Guides, Sherpas, Cooks, Kitchen staffs and Porters. Guides and cooks are technically, practically and theoretically well train where as kitchen staffs and porters are practically well train. While on the camping trek our best cooks cook you the best varieties foods, which is hygienically prepared. You will find out very rare repetition of food items on your entire trek duration. As far as drinking water is treated by boiling and water purification by medicine or with filtered.
Yes! Our guides, cooks, Sherpas and porters are fully equipped. Actually we are working in a team. We all are boss and we all are workers. We are the partner of Himalayan Explores Connections (Porters assistance project) we supply enough good clothes from this project, that's why we are different then other companies. Please compare yourself. We know there will no longer HGT with out the good staffs. HGT protect rights of the all our staffs and fully insured.
Electricity in Nepal
Residential electrical outlets in some countries including the United States use 110-120 volts of electricity, and accept very specific shaped plugs. Many other countries including Nepal use other voltages, 220-240 volts to power their appliances, as well different plugs. If you try to plug an American appliance such as a shaver or hairdryer into an outlet of a different voltage, you may destroy the appliance and cause yourself injury. There are few things you should know about other countries (here Nepal) before you travel.
“Grading” is a term used for rating treks based on difficulty. According to Himalayan Glacier Trekking standards and experience, we divide the trekking into four types, namely Easy, Moderate, Difficult and Strenuous- the challenge in terms of both technicality and geography increases as we move higher in that order. Thus, Easy Treks could be suitable for all while Strenuous and Difficult Treks are meant only for those who have certain experience and capability.
This can help you choose a trek or climb especially in Himalayan Region that best suits your fitness level and experience. Please keep in mind that this is a general guide only. A variety of factors, including weather, may add to the challenge.
Easy Treks There is no previous trek experience and any physical preparation required to do this trek. An interest in walking will be enough to take up such treks. Such treks usually vary from 2 days hike to 5 days trekking and can reach up to an altitude of 3000 m. Treks usually on well maintained paths and passes through ridges and involve walking up to 5 hours a day.
Moderate Treks will require at least 6-7 hours of walking every day, crossing 4000 m above high altitude passes, and long and exhausting walks through often rough trails, rocks and boulders. Therefore, you will require physical and mental fitness, positive attitude and interests and previous hiking or camping experience is preferred. You should prepare to face high altitude.
Previous trekking experience and technical knowledge is essential in Difficult Treks. Besides walking through rough trails for 6-7 hours and crossing high passes as high as 5000 m, you will also be glacier crossings on snow/ice. You will be facing high altitude air with low level of oxygen and continuous walking over huge stretch of Himalayan valleys. Positive attitude and perseverance is required.
Strenuous Treks involve long days, long hours of challenging walks, high altitude passes above 5000 m, difficult terrains and glacier and snow walking. No doubt you need to be mentally and physically fit and in excellent health condition. As part of technical requirements, you will required to have rock and ice climbing experience with the knowledge of use of ice axe and crampons. You should consider joining one of the rock climbing and glacier walking classes prior to heading for Trek.