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32. Can I bring my medication with me?

Yes, you can absolutely bring your medications in Nepal. Although you can also find proper medication institutions and hospitals in Nepal, you need not be hesitant about your need for medication. The trekking and trip trails also have great availability of clinics and health posts to cater to your needs of health and related services.

Medications to some minor health issues like a headache and diarrhea can also be brought with you, and it is highly recommended that you carry a portable water purifier with you on the trips. You are also advised to consult with your doctor before heading to Nepal.

31. Is there any tourist police in Nepal?

You can easily find tourist police in Nepal who will communicate in proper English and provide basic information about Nepal. The headquarters of Tourist police is at Bhrikuti Mandap, Kathmandu, near Nepal Tourism Board. They are spread throughout the country and will help any tourists provided necessary information and queries. You can learn more about these forces at https://cid.nepalpolice.gov.np/index.php/cid-wings/tourist-police and https://www.welcomenepal.com/plan-your-trip/tourist-police.html.

30. How to stay in good health when traveling Nepal?

While traveling in Nepal, you can maintain your health with the consumption of organic fruits and vegetables. In city areas, you are advised to put on masks to avoid air pollution. Moreover, you can drink bottled water and hygienic foods. You are also advised to carry portable water purifier with you at all times during your travel. One other factor that massively affects the health of an individual is the pace of travel. A trekker is advised to heed the instructions of the guide and maintain a steady pace, especially in high-altitude traversals so that they do not become victim to Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS).

You can consult with your doctor before heading to Nepal. You are also requested to make any health-related information known to us so that appropriate precautions can be taken.

29. Are there ATM facilities in Nepal?

You can find many ATMs of numerous banks of Nepal in the major cities like Kathmandu, Pokhara Chitwan, Lumbini, Nepalgunj, Jhapa, and numerous other major cities. You can also withdraw money using credit cards and master cards. The trekking trails to have great availability of banks where money can easily be cashed. However, it does not go without saying that hand-cash is the most preferred approach to transactions.

28. What to wear in Nepal?

Nepal is somewhat conservative when it comes to clothing. While the majority of the populace are Hindus and Buddhists, the Nepalese society prohibits nudity and unnecessary body exposure. We advise the tourists visiting the country to be wary of such customs and have the courtesy to respect the existing social values.

Now, onto the clothing necessary for the trips, you can be light cotton clothes during the summer season. Thick jackets, trousers, and comfortable warm boots are a compulsion during the winter season. The clothing also varies as per the trips you undertake. Tours and hikes can be done with casual clothing; however, hiking requires slightly more attention. Treks and expeditions must be done after all the necessary supplies including clothing have been taken into account with great care.

27. For tourists, what is there to buy in Nepal to take back home?

There are a variety of souvenir options that can be bought in Nepal. You can buy handicrafts, Pashmina, and musical instruments such as Madals and Basuri. Also, Dhaka-a clothing material, Khukuri, Thangkha paintings, and the plethora of other materials can be easily bought at the local markets.  Besides these, you can find authentic goods all over the country as a token to remember the country.

26. What does grading (Easy, Moderate, Difficult, Strenuous) mean?

Basically, trips and treks in Nepal are divided into four grades as Easy, Moderate, Difficult, and Strenuous.  Grading measures the difficulty of trip and trekking trails technically and geographically. Easy and moderate trips are suitable for all the travelers while difficult and strenuous trips are suitable for seasoned travelers.

Easy trips

These trips are perfect for the first-timers. Here, you need to walk around four to five hours a day on average up to an altitude of 3000m.

Moderate trips

You need to walk six to seven hours on average daily up to an altitude of 4000m on trips of moderate grade.

Difficult trips

These trips are pretty hard, and one needs to have previous trekking experience and be mentally and physically prepared. Here, you’ll trek up to 5000m.

Strenuous trips

Here, you’ll travel above 5000m. You might also be using climbing gears such as crampons and ice axe. It is best suitable for those travelers who want to experience extreme adventure and enjoy the wilderness. These trips also require massive preparation prior to the beginning of the journey.

25. Are there electricity issues in Nepal?

There are no issues regarding electricity and power in Nepal. The major city areas provide an exceptional supply of electricity and even the lodges and tea houses in the trekking trails are properly equipped with ample electricity supply. The micro-hydroelectricity projects and solar-generated energy are prevalent sources of electricity in the remote areas. However, power cuts in the rare case can be observed. So, it is wise to keep a backup power supply with you in times of need.

24. Are your staffs fully equipped? What about their insurance?

Yes, we are careful to equip our staffs with the best possible equipment for any trip. The available equipment is of quality standard so that the safety and security of the clients are never at risk. They are aptly trained and have developed great decision-making abilities over the years.

 

We also take adequate care of our staffs who have taken Corporate Adventure Treks to the heights it is today. While traveling along with trekkers, their insurance will be covered by the company.

23. Are the foods & water in the lodges and camps hygienically standard?

Due to the increasing number foreigner every year, foods and waters in the lodges and camps are very hygienic. While trekking and expedition at high altitude, you can expect hygienic traditional food and pure water to drink. The teahouses, lodges, and hotels provide the best food and waters for the trip and also encourage the use of organic food products. However, it is best to take utmost precautions and carry medicines of minor health issues like nausea, diarrhea, and headaches. Also, it is highly recommended to not buy food and water at the local vendors in the country.

22. Can you assure me that your staffs are taken care of?

We, here at Corporate Adventure Treks, can happily assure you that our services are directed solely to provide you with the best experience when traveling in Nepal. We have a number of divisions allocated for different purposes so that any requests of the clients can be immediately addressed by our team of experienced and qualified staffs. With warm hospitality and friendly behavior, you will find it really easy and comforting to interact with our staffs.

21. Is your company environmentally responsible?

Being a trekking and tour company, our effort is to provide a proper safely, comfort and satisfaction to our valued clients. We are also cautious of the pollution that is generated during the trips and keep the wastages to a minimum. We also encourage the use of reusable products and discourage uses of firewood and any other approaches that might affect the environment.  So, our company is environmentally responsible as it provides no harm upon the ecosystem or daily life cycle of nature.

20. I’ve heard stories from friends about hygiene standards in Asia. Do I need to bring the economy-pack of Imodium?

Nepalese population is pretty hygienic about their day to day activities. Even being a developing country, Nepalese participate in healthy practices and offer similar services to the tourists. There are health institutions of great caliber and pharmaceuticals that offer a great array of medications to address your need. However, it is advised for the travelers to carry portable water purifiers as the water might not always be safe. Be wary of some minor health issues as it is better to be safe than sorry. IT is also wise to consult with a doctor prior to your visit to Nepal.

18. What are the best times to come on a trek/tour/expedition?

The best seasons for traveling in Nepal are autumn and spring when the weather has slight hints of cold. During autumn, the months of September to November and March to May during spring are considered the best for travel. Autumn presents clear skies and tranquil climate that allows the travelers to relish the exquisite views without fearing for the weather. The festive season of Dashain and Tihar also fall during these months helps the travelers to explore the Nepali culture. Similarly, spring is when nature comes to life with vibrant flowers and faunas decorating the trails. The weather is also considered great and you can enjoy the ravishing Nepali treks during this period. You can even visit Nepal for treks, tours, and expeditions during winter and summer as well. Rainshadow areas in Upper Mustang, Rara, and Dolpa along with tours in Kathmandu, Pokhara, Chitwan, and Lumbini are considered the best options during these seasons. There are varieties of trip options in Nepal that cater to your preferences.

17. What equipment do you provide? What should I bring myself?

All the trips include varying equipment to undertake the trip. Corporate Adventure Treks provides the basis of requirements for the trips; about which you will be informed prior to the beginning of the trek. You can make requests for other equipment that you might require on a trip.

All the trip equipment can be bought in the authentic stores at Thamel in Kathmandu with the recommendation of Corporate Adventure Treks. These equipment have to be bought at authentic stores so as to avoid fraud and buying of substandard equipment.

16. How high can you get me?

The altitude of the trek varies according to trekking destination and expedition. Some of the high altitude treks and expeditions like Everest Expedition, Manaslu Expedition, and Annapurna I Expedition where you can expect an altitude above 8000m. There is numerous other expedition that exceeds the 8000m mark. This also requires extreme precautions and preparations that must follow these journeys.

The altitude in treks can vary as per the destination like 5545m at Kalapatthar in EBC, 4130m at Annapurna Base Camp in ABC, and 3120m at Poonhill viewpoint in Ghorepani Poonhill Trek. Some treks also involve trekking in high altitude regions above 4000 meters for multiple days. Tours and hikes generally traverse lower altitude regions. They are normally designed for first-timers and ones who are in a time crunch.

15. What is wilderness trek?

Wilderness trek is a perfect match for those who wish to explore around the wild regions of Nepal. Such wilderness takes you to ancient villages, high hills, rugged valley, beautiful mountains, lush vegetation, high passes, and diverse culture and traditions of Nepal. The wilderness treks in Nepal also take you along off-the-beaten trails and Arun Valley Trek, Khumbu Icefall Trek, Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek, Gaurishankar Trek, and Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek are examples of such treks.

14. Is Nepal safe? Is a woman traveling alone safe with your company?

Nepalese are famed to be caring and welcoming people and as such the local customs and cultures regard women highly. Also, Nepalese have the spirit of tourism and the practice of Atithi Debo Bhawa (Guests are Gods.) sunk into their hearts. This makes Nepal one of the safest countries to visit whether in a group or as a solo traveler. Being a developing country, Nepal’s economy highly depends on tourism. This also aids to the practice of treating tourists with the warmest of receptions.  We mainly focus on safety, comfort, and satisfaction of our valued clients.

13. What type of insurance should I need to have before coming to Nepal? Can I get insurance there?

While you are traveling to Nepal, personal travel insurance is a must. You must have an insurance that covers the risks involved during your trip to the country. Most of the insurances cover the accidents that can occur during travel which are only viable for short treks, tours, and hikes. Longer and strenuous treks, peak climbing, and expeditions require an insurance that covers medical services, immediate evacuation, and Heli-rescues as well. You will be asked to present the insurance document mandatorily before the trip begins and failure to do so can result in cancellation of the trip.  Your travel insurance must also cover for the stolen, lost, or delayed baggage.

 

Yes, you can easily get insurance from the various insurance company in Nepal. However, it is recommended that you get insurance from a renowned company in your country itself. You are also required to take a certificate of such insurance on your trip.

12. Does your company help to arrange domestic flight, international flight, hotel bookings, and other services?

Yes, Corporate Adventure Treks will certainly help to arrange domestic flights, international flights, and hotel bookings along with other services such as assigning a professional guide, airport picks up and drops off and many more. Our services also include making the transportation facilities available to the tourists. These services can vary upon the requests made by a client and can be customized as per their preferences. Furthermore, if your trip involves traveling to regions that require special permission, we will help you obtain such permits as well.

11. What is the number of requirements for your trips?

The number required for any trip varies according to the trip package. From a single individual to a group of 2 to 5 and even 12 to 15 are possible for the trips in Nepal. A traveler must clarify the group size he/she intends to travel with and the company takes further steps as per the information made available by the traveler. The number of guides and porter to vary according to the trip destination and number of participants.

10. What kind of weather (how cold does it get) can we expect during trekking?

The seasons of autumn (September to November) and spring (March to May) are considered to be the ideal seasons for the travel-related acts in Nepal. These seasons allow the travelers to enjoy the favorable climatic conditions in the country that add to the trekking experience. The weather is stable during these periods but you need to be prepared for any situation. Trekking to high altitude regions such as Everest, Annapurna, Langtang and other regions give you cold feet. The capital, Kathmandu boasts a temperate climate throughout the year. The lower belt of Nepal, Terai, is warm all around the year whereas during travels to higher altitudes, the temperature decreases at the rate of 0.5 degree Celsius per 100 meters of ascent. The Himalayan trails are obviously colder and can even see the temperature drop below the freezing temperature during the nights.

9. Who will be our guide?

While trekking, you’ll have a professional guide who is assigned by the Corporate Adventure Treks for your preferred trip. All the guides associated with the company are certified by the authorized bodies like Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA), Nepal National Mountain Guide Association (NNMGA), and International Federation of Mountain Guide Association (IFMGA) to name a few. Your guide will be a Nepali citizen who has long experience and vast knowledge about Nepal’s history and culture. Moreover, the guide will be well-versed in English allowing for a smooth conversation and information exchange.

8. How long will we walk on an average day’s trekking?

On average, walking seven to eight hours a day is required on every trekking journey. You might have to walk more hours a day if you are up for an expedition, peak climbing, or longer treks. The average walking hours per day also depends on the destination and nature of the trail. Ascending trails take considerably more time as the trek has to maintain a slow and steady pace to prevent any health issues like Altitude Mountain Sickness (AMS). The descent can be easy and takes lesser time but, that too depends upon the destination as the descents usually cover more distance than an average ascent. Tours and hikes can be considerably lower in duration as they explore easily accessible places. During tours, you visit and explore the city areas whereas hikes are done for the shorter duration of about three hours.

7. I am going on a teahouse trekking in Nepal. What can I expect?

Tea house trekking is the most famous and preferred option in Nepal. In popular trekking regions like Everest and Annapurna, you can expect quality tea houses which offer home-cooked meals along with flush toilets and hot shower. You can also enjoy a variety of beverage from traditional tea to beer with a large food menu. But tea houses at the high altitude have an average facility that offers you a local food and a place to sleep. Additional amounts are charged by some tea houses in high altitudes when a traveler needs to use facilities like electricity and hot water. Anywhere else, the facilities of lodging and food are decent all over the country.

6. Do you have Airport pickup facilities?

Yes, we have airport pickup facilities and have a staff member of Corporate Adventure Treks pick you up at the airport. This service is strictly punctual and a company vehicle will be made available while doing so. The company staff will also assist you in the transfer of your baggage and luggage from the airport to the hotel you are to stay in

5. How to enter Nepal?

While entering Nepal, you can take a direct flight to Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu. Also, you can enter Nepal through India and China (Tibet) border on land through various routes including Birgunj, Bhairahawa, Nepalgunj, Gaddachauki, Kakarvitta, Kodari, and Sindhupalchowk. These sites act as the check-points and necessary procedures must be completed in the above-mentioned places in order to enter Nepal.

4. Is the country politically safe and stable?

Although having issues concerning political stability, nothing can be farther from the truth when stating those issues can impact when traveling in Nepal. The travel and tourism sector in Nepal remains free from any hassles involving the political condition of the country. Also, crimes involving tourists are non-existent in the country making it one of the safest destinations for travel.

3. Can I get Nepal visa on arrival?

You can get a Tourist visa in Nepal upon arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu. You have to provide your passport and two passport-size photos to fill up the visa form, and certain fees will be charged accordingly. Outside Nepal, you can obtain a Nepalese visa at the nearest Nepal Embassy. However, the visa conditions vary to citizens of different countries. You can refer to the information regarding the Tourist visa at the official website of the Department of Immigration at http://www.nepalimmigration.gov.np/page/tourist-visa. All the tourists must enter Nepal as per the procedures mentioned at the website.

2. What is Nepal known for?

Being a geographically diverse country, Nepal is famous for its natural beauty, Himalayas, diverse traditions, and culture. Mount Everest (8848m), which is the highest peak in the world, lies in Nepal. Nepal is also the birthplace of Lord Buddha, the founder of Buddhism, and the vicinity where Hindu mythology originated. From historical places like Kathmandu, Pokhara, and Muktinath along with temples and monasteries to the amusement of wildlife, foothills, snowcapped mountains, and lush vegetation, Nepal is famous for its simplicity and originality.

1. Where is Nepal?

Nepal is a federal democratic republic country situated between India and China in South Asia. A landlocked country, it shares an open border with India to the south, east and west, and China to the north.