How to get Tourist visa in Nepal?
On Arrival' visa procedure is very quick and simple. You can expect some queues during peak Tourist season. If you wish to skip those queues, you can also consider getting Visa from Nepalese Diplomatic Missions stationed abroad prior to your arrival. Choice is yours. Visas obtained on Arrival at the Entry and Exit points are 'Tourist Visas'. They bear multiple Re entry facility. Tourist Visa 'On Arrival' is the only entry visa to Nepal.
Please follow these simple procedures for Tourist Visa on Arrival at the airport (TIA)
- Fill in ' Arrival Card '
- Fill in Online Tourist visa Form http://online.nepalimmigration.gov.np/tourist-visa (you can fill it up prior to your arrival visiting our official website Department of Immigration / fill it up using Kiosk machines upon your arrival at the airport). If you fill it from the website, you will get submission Receipt with barcode, please print it out and bring it along for acquiring visa. It works for fifteen days and becomes invalid then after. If so, you will have to fill it up again.
Make payment at the bank according to your visa requirement (15 or 30 or 90 Days), Get the receipt.
While you can use different modes of payments (at visa fees collection counter), we advise you to carry some cash to be on the safe side.On Arrival Vis Fee
- 15 Days – 30 USD
- 30 Days – 50 USD
- 90 Days – 125 USD
Proceed to the Immigration Desk with your online form, payment receipts and your passport. Hand in your documents to immigration officer for visa processing. He/she issues visa to you upon his/her satisfaction. For more information please visit Immigration website http://nepalimmigration.gov.np
What is climbing or Expedition??Expedition or climbing is typically referred to a long journey or voyage undertaken for a specific purpose, often exploratory, scientific, geographic, in high mountains. It is the activity of using one's hands and feet to ascend a steep object.
How difficult is the climbing or expedition?The difficulty of the climbing and expeditions depends on the climbing mountain. Some mountain is vertical climbing, but not everyone. You will need climbing experience to depend on difficult mountain. Some of trekking peak is easy to climb, but need enough equipped and ones require some mental and physical fitness.
Do I need Climbing/ Expedition Permit?Yes, compulsory you need climbing/expedition permit. We have 27 trekking peaks which permit issued by the Nepal mountaineering Association through trekking agency. The rest of the mountains are need to collect the permit from Nepal Government – Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation; Tourism Department - for more information visit www.tourism.gov.np which issue by trekking agency.
What kind of Accommodation are available during the trekking and Climbing?In major trekking routes, during the trekking it is possible Guest house/Lodge facilities. In the guest house / Lodge have running hot and cold water facilities. Private rooms are available in most guest house/ Lodge. Most bathrooms are shared. Many years’ experience in Trekking field of organizing various treks in Nepal assures you that we have chosen for our treks the cleanest and most hygienically kept Guest Houses /Lodge with friendly atmosphere and best views. Some of remotes trekking area we need camping from trekking starting to ending point. Please you can check the itinerary for those trek. From the base camp and higher camps are must needed to camping. Camping is fully organized and supported, with a team of guides, cooks, Sherpas and porters to accompany you. Our porters carry all the trekking gear, food, fuel and personal belongings. Our cooks prepare hot meals. At night, tents for dining, sleeping and ablutions tents are provided and set up, mattresses and down-filled sleeping bags, tables and seating.
Where do we eat on our meals and what kind of food is available?During a lodge/Hotel trekking you will have breakfast and dinner in the guest house/ Lodge, lunch will be eaten at one of the trailside restaurants. Every Guest house serves the traditional Nepali meal Dal Bhat Tarkari (rice, curry and lentil soup). All Guest Houses of our routs have the variety of different food items, such as rice, vegetables, noodles, potatoes and soup. Many of them have western food on menu. Soft drinks, snacks, wine and beer are available in most of the guest houses and trail side restaurants. During the camping, our cooks prepare hot meals. In a typical camping trek, we start the day around 6/7 AM with a cup of hot tea. You are then provided with a bowl of warm water for washing. Then trekkers enjoy breakfast before leaving camp. The trek begins around 7.30 - 8 a.m. Trekkers can set their pace for pausing and sightseeing, and the walk to the lunch spot will normally take 3 hours. On arrival, you are served hot lunch. In the afternoon, after walking for another 3 to 4 hours, you arrive at the next camp around 4/5PM. Tea & snacks are served while our staff readies the camp. Dinner time is around 6/7 PM in the dining tent, lit with lanterns and comfortably furnished. In the base camp, we will have a base camp cook to prepare the food. On the higher camps, our climbing Sherpa or highland Sherpa prepare the high food. Food safety is always a big concern, and we take it very seriously. That is why we have chosen the cleanest and most hygienically kept Hotel for our routes.
What are the sources of drinking water supply during climbing?All guest houses have boiled water for trekkers and climbing. And on the main trekking routes it is possible to bolter mineral water to drink too. We are not recommending to our clients to use bolter water, it is not environment friendly. You can use Iodine table or others purify drops. It is noticeable that during the camping and climbing we provide the boiled water to our clients.
What sort of experience does Climbing Guides/ high-land Sherpa, porters have?Climbing Guides have many years of climbing experience all over Nepalese mountains. Most of them have been spending years climbing the peaks all over the country and aboard. Our guides are trained in basic, advance mountaineering training, first aid and know how to handle any serious situation. All our leaders or guides have learned their trade from the bottom up, i.e. they worked as porters first. All our guides speak English and happy to share their deep knowledge of rock, ice climbing with you. We need to provide guides who can get people to feel involved in what they are experiencing, explain it thoroughly and keep them entertained. They know very well how to facilitate running smooth and safe trip, appreciating the beauty of the Himalayas. All our high-land Sherpa and staffs have well experienced, equipment with insurance for any mishap. Their first-hand experience, local knowledge, expertise and humor on climbs are invaluable.
What kind of Experience is required for climbing?To join the Peak climbing or expedition you will need to have extensive mountaineering experience.
- Adjustment in the team members and Sherpa Staffs.
- High and extreme Trekking experiences in the Himalayas.
- Responsible for self-control and safety.
- Mentally and physically fitness.
What is Personal Insurance?You will need personal travel insurance before coming to Nepal, so you are responsible to organize travel insurance, which at least covers injury, medical expenses, repatriation, death, cancellation, etc. Any client who has a pre-existing medical condition must inform us the true nature of the condition before making a booking. Such client will need to provide a statement from GP that they are fit to travel.
What kind of climbing equipment I need?Please check out the mountaineering equipment Check list.
What is the weather like and best time for Climbing/Expedition?
Nepal has four seasons such as autumn (Sep. Nov. and Oct.), winter (Dec. Jan. and Feb.), spring (March, April and May) and monsoon (June, July, and Aug.). During autumn, the nights are cold in the mountains, but the bright sun makes for pleasant daytime temperatures. At higher altitudes' temperature range from about 20 °C down to perhaps -10°C at night. Morning is usually clear, and then clouds build up during the afternoon, disappearing at night to reveal spectacular starry skies. Spring season bring warmer weather but more frequent storms and considerable snowfall at higher altitude. Birds and flowers, especially rhododendrons, are seen at the lower altitudes. Toward the end of March, haze-caused by dust from the plains of India and smoke from local fires often obscure distant views. In addition, it becomes much warmer in the region below 3000 ft. During the winter season high passes, especially the Thorong-la pass, Dhaulagiri circuit, Tilicho (musukanta Pass), Sherpeni Col, Chola Pass, Renjola Pass, Khongmola pass, Amalaptse pass, Roywalling pass, in Everest reason, Lauribina pass, Ganjala pass, Gosaikunda pass in Langtang, Larky Pass in Manaslu, are usually closed. Short and easy trek in middle hills is the best on this time. Heavy snowfalls do especially during the January, February and March in mountain areas. Trekking/cimbing in Monsoon (June to Aug.) can be undertaken by the keen or experienced. Rain, mist and fog can be expected almost daily, but clouds part occasionally to give spectacular views of the mountains. The floras are usually at their most colorful. Leeches abound in middle elevation forests. Mountain weather is highly unpredictable. Classic signs of a storm approaching, such as cirrus clouded sky or a fall in barometric pressure, can be misleading.
Best time for climbing in Nepal is spring (March, April and May) bring warmer weather and secondly autumn season (September, October-November) fair whether in Nepal. You need to be prepared for sudden weather changes while trekking and climbing. That's why trekking equipment should be chosen carefully before the trip. Sudden rain storms or snow are always a possibility which needs to be considered. The weather during the trekking/climbing season is somewhat more stable. "Asian Hiking Team" pays big attention to weather forecast.
What happens in case of emergency, communication and Rescue?
"Asian Hiking Team" 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 and directly connection to main office in Kathmandu each day if possible. Every client should have his own insurance before coming to Nepal in case of emergency. Our all staff has insurance in case of emergency. In Extreme emergency rescue if the urgent helicopter evacuation require between 6000m to 7000m, we can arrange Helicopter Rescue, may its cover by your insurance. Weather Forecast for the climbing weather report we advise you to use from Meteo Swiss or from Austria or we can help you to get in contact with them. For the prompt weather Forecast, send to you by SMS or email or on phone to prepare your summit attempt.
We also strongly recommend that you take out trip cancellation, air ambulance /helicopter rescue insurance. You should be aware that some policies do not include, or restrict, cover for this type of travel. You must ensure that the policy you do take provides an adequate level of protection and covers you for the activities involved. You must carry proof of insurance (e.g. your insurance certificate) with you on the holiday; if you cannot provide this at the start of the holiday, you will be required to take out a suitable policy at that time. If this is not done or impossible for practical reasons, then you will not be allowed to continue with our trekking/climbing trips and will not be entitled to any refund for services not provided. Your insurance must include emergency air ambulance/helicopter rescue services.
During the trekking, Land-line and mobile phone services are available in Nepal. The network covers Kathmandu, major cities and towns and most of Nepal, except some rural Himalayan places. Satellite phone carrying by our climbing Guide for communication for expedition and available for members with nominal cost.
What are the documents that we need for Permit?
All bookings are made with Asian Hiking Team Pvt. Ltd. based at Thamel, Kathmandu, Nepal. The trip is referred to as a Company in the booking conditions. We take your reservation to join an Asian Hiking Team trip seriously. Our Booking process will require some extra time and paperwork from you, but this helps us do a better job screening our Clients and ensuring that we get on a program that fits their experience and expectations. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have questions regarding our application procedures.
Supporting Materials for Trekking, Tours and Peak Climbing:
- Submit the Personal Registration Form (https://asianhikingteam.com/assets/files/personal-registration-form.pdf)
- Passport copy:
- Passport size Picture:
For Expedition only - you need to send us following documents too:
- Health Certificate.
- Personal Bio-data.
Note: If you are UNDER THE AGE OF 18 (Note: only for Peak climbing and expedition): you must be accompanied on the climb by a parent or legal guardian and both you and your parent or legal guardian must sign ALL FORMS.
Booking Address and formAll bookings are made with Asian Hiking Team Pvt. Ltd. based at Thamel, Kathmandu, Nepal. Trip is reference to as Company in booking conditions. To book your holiday, you need to send us a completed booking (inquiry) form or directly email us with your details. Our official email [email protected] or [email protected] and Tel no. +97714520858, +9779841306857. Here is booking form https://www.asianhikingteam.com/assets/files/personal-registration-form.pdf