Information on Nepal

  • Kathmandu Sightseeing Guide

    Kathmandu has a wealth of sights to see.

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  • Altitude Sickness

    Altitude sickness, also known as acute mountain sickness (AMS), occurs when your body cannot obtain sufficient amounts of oxygen from the air that you breathe to allow normal bodily functions.

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  • Health and Vaccinations for Nepal

    There are some excellent private clinics, hospitals, and dentists in Kathmandu. In general, however, health care is poor in the other parts of the country.

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  • What to pack for trekking in the Himalayas

    The nights are very cold at high altitude, so please make sure you have adequate warm clothing.

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  • Flights to Kathmandu from London & Delhi

    From the UK we recommend flying from London Heathrow and flying with Jet Airways as this give you the shortest flight time and is well priced. You will fly to New Delhi (no visas required for transit) and then take a connection to Kathmandu.

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  • Local charities

    We actively support local charities and the local community in Nepal by organizing clothing banks and arranging volunteer positions in orphanages and English instructor positions in underserved schools.

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  • Sustainable Tourism

    We support sustainable tourism by showing our staff, the environment, and the locals the respect and gratitude that they deserve.

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  • Visa information for Nepal

    Almost all tourists can obtain a visa on arrival at the International Airport in Kathmandu (there is only one) or at all major international border crossings into Nepal.

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  • Nepal Trekking Seasons

    October to November is the start of the dry season and is the most popular time to visit Nepal as the monsoon has recently finished, leaving a green and lush countryside, fresh and clean air, and clear views of the Himalayan.

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  • Travel Insurance - are you really covered?

    It is important to have insurance that covers you for the level of altitude that you will be going. Many standard polices cover all of our treks but it is very important to check this.

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  • Food on Everest Base Camp, Annapurna Circuit, and other treks

    For breakfast you have the option of porridge, fruit, omelettes, pancakes, toast with fried eggs, or tsampa (Tibetan porridge). For lunch and dinner you have the option of dahl batt..

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  • The Annapurna Conservation Area

    The Annapurna Mountain Region is Nepal's most popular trekking destination. It boasts the magnificent Annapurna Massif (a huge mountain range containing six peaks over 7200m, including the 10th largest mountain in the world) and the incredible Annapurna Sanctuary.

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  • Download our trip notes!

    Download our trek notes and be prepared for your epic adventure. They include lots details and FAQs

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  • Trekking in Nepal Checklist

  • Trekking in the monsoon

    Usually the Nepalese monsoon starts in the second half of June, but it can come earlier or later by up to two weeks. The monsoon ends by the end of September and the majority of the rain falls on the southern Himalayan slopes.

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  • Tips

    There is no obligation to give tips but if you think that the porters and guides deserve them you may wonder what is a suitable value. Here are our recommended tips:

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  • Tea House Accommodation

    When trekking we will be staying in tea houses. Tea houses are basic but clean guesthouses made from stone and wood and typically they have rooms that have two single beds inside and the bathroom is shared.

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  • Getting a taxi from Kathmandu airport to your hotel

    If we are not collecting you from the airport because you are arriving early and organising your own accommodation, you can get a taxi as soon as you leave the airport. The easiest option is to go to the pre-paid taxi desk on the immediate left as you walk out of the airport. The pre-paid taxi desk is very large and hard to miss.

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  • Kathmandu Airport Navigation & First Day

    After getting off the bus from your plane you will enter the immigration hall. Unless you have already done so you will need to obtain and complete a visa application form that will be in the hall.

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  • Taking money to Nepal

    Please take at least £20 per day cash plus £35 for an entry visa to Nepal (or the same value in USD’s, Euro’s, or any major currency) as ATM cards may not work as your bank can block them for security reasons.

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  • Jungle Safari in Chitwan

    Royal Chitwan National Park was declared UNESCO Natural Heritage Site in 1979. This park is situated in southern central Nepal, covering 932 sq.km covered with deciduous forests overlooking the floodplains of Narayani, Rapti and Reu rivers.

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  • Nepal: Last Minute Checks

    You are going on your trip very soon so lets check that you have every thing organised.

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