Where is Nepal ?
Located in beautiful South Asia and sandwiched between China and India, Nepal is one of the most incredible and fascinating places to visit on our planet. With an area of 147181 square Kilometers and a population of approximately 27 million it is located in Himalayas and bordered by north of china to the south east and west by India.This breathtaking country offers unique diverse landscape with Himalayan Mountains and hills in the North and flat expensive plains to the south. So if you are looking for some place for hiking or for some adventures Nepal is an ideal place for you.
Why, Nepal so popular in the world ?
1. The High peaks :
Seven of the world’s highest peaks are located in Nepal. All of the peaks reach over 20,000 Feet. This is the highest mountain range in the world.
2. The Annapurna Region :
Now this is another great feature of Nepal. Nepal is home to the Annapurna Region which is known for having some of the world’s best trekking routes. There’s also the Lake City of Pokhara and shorter treks for people who walk for short distances. The Annapurna Region compiles the wettest, driest, and windiest places in Nepal. What makes this trek so special is that you can look up to something new in scenery every day. So this place will surely make your days and will be a source of great joy while living in Nepal.
3. The ultimate Peak of Adventures :
When you are on hiking you would surely be not happy without some adventures all around the way. Nepal is the perfect destination for people who are seeking adventures. They would be able to enjoy mountaineering, trekking, rafting, wildlife safaris, hot air balloons, paragliding, bungee jumping, ultralights, and more. So these extreme sports can be enjoyed in open grounds enjoy all these and continue your hiking. So you will never be bored and surely it would be cherish able experience for you.
4. World Heritage Sites :
When you are on a visit and there is modernity all around without visiting historical sites it will be surely a taste which you would miss. Nepal is home to several UNESCO World Heritage Sites which further adds to the cultural charm. Make sure to check out the various temples, castles, historical inns, and more to experience Old World culture. And you would be surely amazed on seeing all historical places. It will be such a fascinating experience to be with all the idols and roaming in temples and palaces that were once ground to kings and queens. This is one of the most inevitable experience that you would surely not miss.
5. Affordability :
In the world money is losing its value. Any trip can cost you much above your pocket. So it is difficult for you to organize a trip. But it is not the case in Nepal. Nepal is surprisingly affordable for people of all walks of life. And this is particularly evident if you compare Nepal’s hiking trails to others such as Kilimanjaro or the Inca Trail. With the food pricing, you could live off of about $15 a day. And you can find a decent, clean hotel room for about $30. So even if you are not rich you can surely enjoy in Nepal. Now this is one of other main thing you should and surely you would want to go for a trip and hiking on Nepal and Himalaya.
6. Hospitality :
There are variety of people in the world. Different countries treat guests differently. There are few countries which have the respect around the world for their hospitality. When the world talks about Nepali people they are known as extremely friendly, warm and welcoming people. They consider guests and foreigners as blessing of God.We can understand their hospitality by a common phrase which the Nepalese use while greeting visitors “Guests are God”.They believe it is their religious and moral duty to provide them relief and comfort and hospitality which the guests rightly deserve. They can even share rooms with you and can share food with you. So by observing he people and their welcoming nature surely you would be forced to come to Nepal again. So while hiking in Nepal you find people of absolutely friendly nature making your visit even pleasant and unforgettable.
7. Peaceful Country :
Nepal has found second spot in South Asia after Bhutan to be the most peaceful country. Here you do not have any danger of bomb blasts or terrorist activities. So in fact you are in a danger free area to go anywhere free without any fear. This is surely the first thing you would like to know about any country. Because safety is your first priority.
8. Special Services for Tourists :
These are special services which are given to tourists and you will find them greatly important for your visit. This is specialty of people of Nepal that they give you full protocol.
• All ground transfer, transportation from Airport to/from hotel or anywhere.
• Three times of meals (Bed tea, Breakfast, Lunch and dinner) accommodation for entire the trekking team.
• Necessary equipment’s like sleeping bag, down jacket, trouser and raincoat, mattresses you need during you entire trekking.
• Necessary porters and their all expense for the trek.
• Trekking permit, National park fee.
• Fruits from Kathmandu after your meal as dissert and special sweet dishes.
9. Landscapes and scenic Beauty :
The most amazing and glamorous feature of Nepal and Himalaya are it’s scenic beauty and landscapes. Nature has provided it with all the blessings the country can have. From great peaks and mountains to lakes. From green landscapes to extremely distinct birds. From historical places to absolutely modern hotels there is everything which a person can ever desire during hiking. Surely this is a place which should be on your bucket list.
Do I need a visa to travel to Nepal ?
All foreign nationals, except Indian Citizens, need visas to enter Nepal.
What do I get my visa ?
You need a valid passport, two passport size photos and US$ in cash.
Where do I apply to get my visa ?
The best way to apply for visa is from the Nepalese diplomatic missions in your home country. The other choice is to get it from Immigration office at the entry points of Nepal.
What is the currency of Nepal ?
Nepalese currency is spelled as Nepalese Rupee, and in short it is written NRS or RS. Currently Notes of the following denominations are used: 1000, 500, 100, 50, 25, 10, 5, 2, and 1 rupees. Are there ATM facilities in Nepal ?
Yes, in Kathmandu and Pokhara. International credit cards (Master Card, Visa Card etc) are also accepted in all leading hotels, shopping centers, bars and restaurants in Nepal.
When is the best time to travel in Nepal ?
The weather is probably the best guide for deciding when to plan your trip to Nepal. The best time to visit Nepal is between September to November and February to May.
What is the national language of Nepal ?
Nepal’s national language is called Nepali. It is written in Devnagri Script. This script is the same as the one used in Hindi language – the national language of India. There are more than 72 different spoken languages in Nepal. It is also official language of Nepal.
How difficult are the treks ?
Difficulty of the treks depends on the region of the trek and duration of it. Shorter treks tend to be easier while longer ones require some physical fitness.
What is the Tea House Trek ?
Tea House Trek – is a trek during which at the end of each trekking day you stay for overnight in Tea Houses. “The Nepal Trekking Company” also organizes Camping Treks during which you stay for overnight in tents which our guides will set up for you and food during such treks will be cooked by our experienced cook.
What can I expect from Tea House ?
Tea House is the combination of guest house, restaurant, and social hang out. Many years experience of “The Nepal Trekking company” in field of organizing various treks in Nepal assures you that we have chosen for our treks the cleanest and most hygienically kept Tea Houses with friendly atmosphere and best views. Most of the Tea Houses have running water facility. Many of them have hot water available for bathing. But we discourage our groups from using water heated by wood as lack of firewood in most villages is a big environmental concern in Nepal.
What facilities we will have in Tea House ?
Private rooms are available in most tea houses except for high altitudes ones. Most bathrooms are shared. Most of the Tea Houses have running water facility.
Where do we eat our meals and what kind of food is available ?
During a Tea House trek you will have breakfast and dinner in the Tea House, lunch will be eaten at one of the trail side restaurants. During a Camping Trek all food will be cooked by our experienced cook. Every Tea House serves the traditional Nepali meal Dal Bhat (rice and lentil soup). All Tea Houses of our routs have variety of different food items, such as rice, vegetables, noodles, potatoes and soup. Many of them have western food on menu. Soft drinks, snacks and beer are available in most of the Tea Houses and trail side restaurants.
What happens in case of emergency ?
“The Nepal Trekking Company” is prepared for any emergency situation and knows how to handle it. Our guides are trained in first aid and can deal with most of the basic ailments that occur during a trek. Every client should have his/her own insurance before coming to Nepal for case of emergency.