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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Are you ready to explore Nepal’s magnificent sights, sounds, and culture? Our guide will answer all your frequently asked questions about planning a holiday in Nepal, including where to stay, what to do, when the best time to visit is, and how much it will cost.

FAQs

When was NepalHiking established, and who is the company’s founder?

The company was officially registered on March 11, 2003, as per the bylaws of the Government of Nepal, and Mr Tilak Thapa Magar is the agency’s founder.

What activities are NepalHiking offering?

We offer many activities to make your holiday fun and unforgettable! For adventure seekers, there’s trekking, bungee jumping, paragliding, rock climbing, or mountain peak climbing. Wildlife enthusiasts can participate in one-horned rhino-watching safaris or head to Chitwan National Park for a great safari experience. Cultural lovers will relish the array of Palaces, temples, stupas, and monuments that dot Nepal’s landscape. Alternatively, you can spend some peaceful time admiring natural landscapes since Nepal has remarkable scenic beauty.

Your company seems more specialized in hiking/trekking! What is the duration of the hikes?

Our hikes typically range from 2 to 16 days, depending on the destination and difficulty level. Some of our most popular trekking routes include the Annapurna Circuit, Everest Base Camp, Tilicho Lake, and Langtang Valley Trek. We are also happy to customize a trip to meet your needs or preferences.

How can I pay for my tour?

While booking a tour online, we have integrated the PayPal payment system. You can pay by logging into your PayPal account or using your credit card. For bank transfers, there is an option to book now via email.

How long does NepalHiking take to respond to my queries?

Generally, we respond to any queries within 2-4 hours. If you don’t find our email in your inbox, please check the mail in the spam/junk folders. Alternatively, please leave a message at our WhatsApp/Viber number – +9779851068290.

Do you have a pickup service on my arrival?

Yes, most tour packages include airport pickup and drop-off services. Please check on your service voucher or travel itinerary.

Which hotel do you use for our stay in Kathmandu?

We usually accommodate our guests at Kathmandu Suite Home, our property. 

What’s the difference between a teahouse and a guesthouse?

Both tea houses and guesthouses are types of accommodation options commonly used during trekking in Nepal.

A tea house trek involves staying in tea houses, which are small, simple lodges that are usually located along trekking routes. They typically provide basic accommodation, including a bed and shared bathroom facilities. Many tea houses also have communal dining areas where trekkers can enjoy meals and socialize with other travellers. Tea houses are often family-run, and guests are welcomed with warmth and hospitality.

On the other hand, guesthouses are larger and more established lodging options, typically found in towns or cities. They offer more amenities than tea houses, such as private bathrooms, hot showers, and sometimes Wi-Fi. Guesthouses are often run as a business, and the level of service can vary widely depending on the establishment.

In summary, tea houses are simpler and more rustic than guesthouses but offer a more authentic and immersive trekking experience.

Guesthouses, on the other hand, offer more comfort and amenities but may be less culturally immersive. However, both options are popular for trekking in Nepal, and the choice between them will depend on personal preferences and the specific needs of the trekker.

What is the most suitable time of year to travel to Nepal?

The most suitable time to visit Nepal depends on what type of climate and weather you prefer. Generally, the peak tourist season in Nepal is between October and November and February and April. During this time, the skies are usually clear and offer beautiful views of the Himalayas. In addition, trekking trails are at their best during this period as the snow has melted, but it is still cool for long hikes.

What kind of visa do I need?

For tourists travelling to Nepal, depending on the country of origin and the length of stay, visitors may need to obtain a visa from the Nepalese Department of Immigration. The most common type of visa for entry into Nepal is a tourist visa, which can be obtained for 30 or 90 days and is extendable up to 150 days in a single visa year. To apply for a visa, you’ll need to present proof of identity in the form of a valid passport, two passport-sized Photographs and payment in U.S. Dollars or its equivalent in another currency.

Are there any cultural taboos or customs I should know before going?

Researching cultural norms before planning a trip to Nepal is always wise. With its rich and diverse culture, visitors should know that certain customs and taboos exist in the country. For example, no matter where you go, it is important to remember to dress modestly. Respect elders and religious places, show restraint when taking photos of locals, avoid public displays of affection, and do not take photographs of certain areas or monuments without asking for permission first. Furthermore, it would be best to refer to people by their titles followed by their names.

How are the tour guides chosen?

We are dedicated to offering quality and excellent services. Therefore, we have stringent processes and standards for selecting experienced, knowledgeable tour guides. As part of the selection process, potential tour guides must have valid certifications from governing bodies and demonstrate an extensive understanding of safety protocols and Nepal’s natural and cultural wonders.

Is there a refund policy if I cancel my trip?

Yes, we have a refund policy for trips that are cancelled. However, refunds may not be available for cancellations within 1-14 days of the scheduled departure time, and a cancellation fee may apply depending on the tour package. You can also find our refund policy by visiting the booking terms and conditions.

I have other pre-booking questions. Can you help me?

Yes! You can ask us any questions through our Contact Us page.

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