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We are giving answers to the top 10 frequently asked questions (faq) about Tourist Visa, weather, high altitude sickness, and prevention, rule, and regulation for travel in Nepal here. Please read all of them.

Nepal has only one International Airport in the Kathmandu (capital city) of Nepal. Kathmandu is connected to Delhi, Mumbai, Dhaka, Bangkok, Doha, Dubai, Kualalumpur, Abu Dhabi, Baharain, Seoul, Hangkong, Singapore, Chendu/Lhasa, Guangzhou, Kunming, Karachi, Paro (Bhutan), Sarjaha and Muscat etc.

List of the International flight operating Airlines is as follows:

Nepal Airlines, Himalayan Air, Buddha Air, Thai Airways, Qatar Airways, Jet Airways, Indian Airlines, Air India, Fly Dubai, Bahrain Air, Etihad Airways, Dragon Air, Silk Air, Korean Air, China Southern, Air China, Biman Bangaldesh, Pakistan Airlines, GMG Airlines, Oman Air, Malindo Air, Malaysian Air, China Estern, Air Arabia, Sichuan Airliens and Druk Air etc.

Nepal is landlock country. There is China on the North and India on the South, West and East. The major official entry points of Nepal are:

  • Sunauli (Lumbini Zone), near Bhairawa on the road to Pokhara.
  • Kakar Bhitta (Mechi Zone), with connections to Dhrjeeling and Silguri, India.
  • Jaleshwar (Janakpur Zone).
  • Birganj (Narayani Zone) near Raxaul, India, the most common entry points for overland travelers.
  • Kodari (Bagmatizone) on the China - Tibetan border.
  • Kerung (Rasuwa Gadi) on the China - Tibet border.

You can get Nepal Tourist visa upon arrival in Kathmandu Airport. You have to submit online application at www.online.nepalimmigration.gov.np/tourist-visa and USD25 Tourist visa with multiple entry for 15 days, USD40 Tourist visa with multiple entry for 30 days and USD100 Tourist visa with multiple entry for 90 days. Foreigner who intends to visit Nepal must hold valid passport or any travel document equivalent to passport issued by the Govt. for visiting a foreign country prior to apply for visa.

Note:- People of these countries do not get visa on arrival at the immigration entry points of Nepal: Nigeria, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Comeroon, Somalia, Liberia, Ethopia, Palestine and Afghanistan.

Trekking is multi-day hiking journey on foot for pleasure. Trekking is for everyone who loves hike through villages, jungle and mountains areas. Nepal has easy, moderate and difficult types trekking grade. You can choose trekking grade based on your physical fitness. Trekking is the best bit that you can do in Nepal.
Trekking or hiking or walking is possible any time in Nepal. But, it is depending on which destination are you going on? October to December and March to May is the best time for Trekking in Nepal. If you do not mind for cold, you can hike in winter (January/February) higher up, too. Nepal has some trekking destinations on rain shadows where is possible to trek in July/August/September. So, "Nepal is for all season!".
You are hiking through villages, jungle and mountain areas during the trekking days. There is not speaking English by everyone in the countryside of Nepal. The trekking trails in Nepal vary from wide, road-like avenues to narrow, slippery paths built out over enormous drops. In many places, a fall from the trail would be fatal. Once must pay attention at all times to where you are placing your feet. Sometimes your routes will be become confusing and you may take a wrong path. If you want to learn plenty about the local culture and natural environment, defiantly you will need a guide. Ensure you are hiring a qualified guide from authorized trekking agency like us.

High Camp Trekking is registered on Nepal Government. A detailed list of our registrations and licenses for operation are as follows:

  • Nepal Ministry of Industry, Office of Company Register, Reg. No: 74423/067/068
  • Nepal Ministry of Tourism and Tourism Industry Division License No: 1191(067)
  • Nepal Ministry of Finance, Department of Tax, VAT/PAN No: 30432929
  • Central Bank of Nepal (Nepal Rastra Bank), Department of Foreign Currency Exchange authorization No: 1081

We have authority to operate trekking and climbing in the Himalayas of Nepal under rule and regulation of Nepal Government.

We are a member of Trekking Agencies Association of Nepal (TAAN) and Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA).

Very simple way. There is Book Now or inquiry form on our site. First of all, you send an inquiry for trip booking through Book Now or Inquiry form. Then, we will inform you about booking method.
Everybody says that Himalayas of Nepal is beautiful and do not talk much about High Altitude Headache when go to mountains. There should know types of High Altitude Sickness and it's symptoms before you are heading to mountains. This is as follows:

Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) can be developed at any altitude over 3000 meters.

Causes of Altitude Sickness:

  • Less oxygen than at lower altitude.
  • Low barometric (climatic) pressure.
  • Rapid ascent (too fast).
  • Possible dehydration.
  • Hypothermia (chilled).
Type of altitude sickness:
AMS: Acute Mountain Sickness (Mild symptoms feel like a hangover).
HAPE:High Altitude Pulmonary Edema (Lung problem associated with water in the lung).
HACE:High Altitude Cerebral Edema (Mental or psychological problems associated with the presence of water/fluid in the head).

Altitude Sickness prevention:
  • Do not talk about distance in the Himalaya. Gain high altitude 400m to 600m each day for safe acclimatization. Do not hurry up! Take it easy.
  • Drink 3-4 liters of water per day to avoid dehydration. This helps in the acclimatization process.
  • Training: go high in a day and sleep low.
  • Rest day: sleep two nights at same place/elevation between 3300m to 3600m and 4200m to 4500m if you go higher up 5000m high.
  • Drugs:Nowadays, Acetazolamide (Diamox) is using as prevention of mountain sickness. Talk to your Doctor/Physician about its use and side effects. In addition, other drugs are Nifidipine which is used for HAPE and Dexmethasone which is used for HACE. Remember - do not take medicines indiscriminately and to consult your Doctor/physician.
Altitude sickness treatment:
  • Do not leave alone if someone is sick from high altitude.
  • Do not go higher up until you do not feel better.
  • Descend 1000m and then if you feel better, go higher up on next day.
  • Use properly pressure bags and oxygen gas on time.
  • If you do not feel better, descend, descent, descent..... The best treatment is descent.

  • Note:- Most of the problems of High Altitude are totally preventable. With careful precautions, your experience in the Himalaya should be safe and rewarding.
The weather is quickly change in the Himalaya. I may not wrong if I would say difficult to get exact weather forecast in the Himalaya. The best idea is use your eyeballs and brain to forecast weather. If there is available Internet, you can check weather at www.worldweatheronline.com and www.mountain-forecast.com We do weather forecast update to our guide and clients from our Headquarter in Kathmandu.
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