Question: - Where will I stay in Kathmandu?
Answer: - According to N. K’s program and itinerary, we will
provide you three star standards accommodation in B/B plan in
Kathmandu, Pokhara and in other city. However, we will provide
accommodation according to your requirement in five stars to
economic class as well.
Question: - Can we book a triple or single room?
Answer: - According to N. K’s program and itinerary, we will
provide you the double room in shearing basis. However, we will
provide you the triple/single rooms in the major city of country
on your request. There will be additional cost for the triple
room and single supplement. For your kind information, must of
the lodges/tent in trekking are for double and the lodges are in
remote area are dormitory.
Question: - How will be the accommodation in Trekking?
Answer: - Private rooms are available in most teahouses except
for those at very high altitudes. Most toilet and bathrooms are
sharing with others. The lodges we are using provide comfortable
but with basic accommodation by western standards. However, on
our camping treks, we will provide 2man tent for accommodation,
toilet tents and provide bathroom facilities for our groups.
Question: - Where do we eat our meals?
Answer: - If you are on a teahouse trek, you will eat Dinner and
Breakfast in your teahouse where we stop for overnight. For
Lunch, we will stop on the way various trailside restaurants. If
you are on a camping trek, we will prepare all meals by our own.
Question: - What type of food will be served?
Answer: - The Local teahouses will serve various foods including
western and traditional Nepali meal Dal Bhat (rice, curry and
lentils). All teahouses we stay at, have the menu including
noodles, rice, potatoes, vegetables, soup, and pizza and
French-fries the choice is yours. Soft and hard drinks are
available at most of the teahouses.
Question: - How hygienic the food is?
Answer: - It is our prime concern, which is why we do our best
to choose teahouses and restaurants with clean and sanitary
kitchens. On our camping treks, we provide a cook to prepare
safe and tasty meals with our own set of cookery as well as
hygienic cleaning facilities.
Question: - Will refrigeration be available for medicines? eg.
Answer: - Availability of refrigeration cannot be guaranteed. As
a general rule, many of our city hotels provide access to small
fridges however outside of this, especially when trekking or in
home stay environments, you cannot rely on access to
Question: - How many people are on my trip?
Answer: - N. K’s Trekking and Expedition (P.) Ltd is very much
concern to provide better service to our clients, more
attendance of our guide on your service and you get much more
attention and access to our local guides and porters. It means
we can safe better accommodation in more remote areas, as we are
not such a big group and must importantly, smaller groups are
important to preserving the local environment and cultural
reliability of the areas where we visit. For these reasons, our
standard group size is 10 people maximum.
Question: - I don't want to travel in a group. Do you have set
itineraries for individuals?
Answer: - Yes, N. K’s will provide the service according to your
requirement. Therefore, you can request your own trip according
your time and requirement.
Question: - do you have any age limited to be participation on
Answer: - N. K’s has no any age limit. So our groups tend to be
a complete mixture of age groups. For travelers over 70 years
old, we suggested you to contact you doctor regarding your trip,
which you like to joint. For all other travelers, we recommend
that you check out the Physical and Culture grade that applies
to the trip you are considering and make your own judgment
according to your fitness levels. The grading for each trip are
provided in the Trekking information. For more details, please
Question: - Who will be my leader?
Answer: - N. K’s trips always lead by the professional and
government licensed Nepal Guides. We have the most dependable
and experienced guides, who have long experience about the
culture and adventure and countryside of Nepal. All of our
guides speak good English and have a deep knowledge of the
various trekking routes throughout the country.
According to your nationality, we will provide other
international language speaking Nepali Guide beside English,
likewise, German, Japanese, French, Spanish, Italian, Chinese
etc on your request for your comfortable and easy travel.
Question: - Is it possible to make any changes to the itinerary
of my group trip?
Answer: - No. It is not possible to make any changes to our
group trip itineraries. However, we will provide you, your one
privet trip and itinerary on request.
Question: - Can I opt out of certain activities if I want to?
Answer: - Yes. In most situations, the itineraries provided are
flexible to enable you to build your own holiday. Our trip
leader will be able to help you make any specific alternative
arrangements - please notify us at the time of booking. Please
note anything organized outside of the group activity will be at
your own cost.
Question: - How difficult is the trek on my trip?
Answer: - For all travelers we recommend that you check out the
Physical and Culture grade that applies to the trip you are
considering and make your own judgment according to your fitness
levels. The grading for each trip is provided in the trekking
information in the site.
Question: - Where do we get water during the trip??
Answer: - All teahouses have boiled water for trekkers. Your
trip leader will provide you boiled or iodize water of your
need. However, you can bye the bottle mineral water along the
way. Nevertheless, we discourage the purchase of bottled water
while on the trail. The plastic bottles are difficult to dispose
and have become an environmental problem.
Question: - I am concerned about the political stability of the
country through which my trip will travel.
Answer: - N. K’s runs trips in keeping with a basic travel
safety policy. Should either the applicable consulates and/or
our operations groups on the ground deem an area unsafe; trips
will be cancelled to minimize risks to our groups. So please
contact us for the details information about it.
Question: - What is the currency in Nepal? Can I change
traveller's cheques? Can I use my credit card during my Nepal
Answer: - Nepali Rupees is the local currency in Nepal. The
approximately equivalence Rates for one US $ = 70 Nrs, 1 EUR=80
Nrs. However, you can use your Traveller’s cheques, MasterCard,
Visa Card and can find ATM in major city of the country. Also
foreign money exchange counter are available in the major
tourist places throughout the counter.
Topic: what to pack?
Question: - Can I take a suitcase rather than the recommended
Answer: - We strongly advise that you do not bring a suitcase,
as they are bulky and difficult to carry and can be difficult
for you to secure on trains etc. In trekking all the bags are
carried by porter. So, you are strongly recommended to bring
backpack or soft bag for trekking.
Question: - Can I store excess luggage in hotel at the starting
point of every trip hotel?
Answer: - Yes, you can store your excess luggage in hotel; your
trip leader will help you to manage this on the sport and you
will collect if on your arrive back. Of course this is only an
advantage if your trip is circular, i.e. returning to the
Question: - Do I need to bring a sleeping bag?
Answer: - Generally, trips that involve trekking, Rafting or
overnight stays in Tent do require a sleeping bag or sheet.
However, you can rent in Kathmandu or in Pokhara, depends on
your trip direction; the renting cost will be on your own.
Question: - What clothes and footwear should bring with me?
• Loose Fitting Hiking Paints (For men or women))
• Long Skirts for Women (Below the knees). Long underwear, tight
pants can be worn
under skirts if desired. One cultural note, shorts for women are
not culturally appropriate outside of Kathmandu. In addition,
most Nepali or western men do not wear shorts either but it is
• Long and short sleeve t-shorts/turtlenecks
• Several pairs of thick socks
• Light weight long underwear, top and bottom
• Wide brim hat to protection from on face, ears, & neck..
• Underwear etc.
What kind of footwear should I bring?
• 1-Pair well broken in hiking shoes or boots. Consider spare
inserts if needed.
• 1-Pair new condition lightweight walking/running shoes.
Tell me more about anything else::
• Flashlight with spare batteries and bulbs
• Couple of handkerchiefss
• Stuff sacks
• Hand Towel
• Feminine Hygiene Items.
• Mountains sun glasses (for trekking)
• Spare eye glasses or contact lenses own who need it.
• Hand shell Water Bottles.
• Emergency Contact Information.
• Personal Medical Kit (Consult Expert Medicine Advice): In
trekking in the Himalayas you will be a long way from any
reliable health care center. In any situations, you will have to
deal with your own or others medical problems. Besides having an
appropriate first aid kit, understanding and knowing how to
treat them is essential. You are advised to have your own first
aid kit to deal with minor ailments. It is also essential for
you to have a plentiful supply of any medications you use
regularly. It is also advisable to carry prescriptions or
written record giving names of these medications in case extra
emergency supplies are needed. However, our trip leader will
have first aid kid during the trip.
Question: - Are there any other optional item's to consider
Answer: - Sport sandals/Flip Flops for camp and bath, Camera
Equipments, Photos, Binoculars, Altimeter, Compass, Thermometer,
Books/Notebook, Swim Suit, Shaving Equipment, Playing Things,
Zip Lock Bags, Raincoat etc..
Day Bag Pack (To be carried by you during trek)
Rucksack (To be carried by your porter), Please note that
luggage carried by porter needs to be
limited. Couples may bring a single duffel bag limited to 55 lb.
Please contact us if you have trouble meeting these
Question: - What about shells and insulators?
Answer: - Windproof & Water Proof Outwear, Jacket and Pants,
Fleece Jacket/Sweater (wool), Cold Weather Hat (wool), Water
Resistant Gloves or Fleece Gloves with Waterproof Shellss
Topic: Arrive/Departure Information
Question: - Are airport transfers included in the trip price?
Answer: - Yes, generally all the airport transfers in Nepal are
included in the price. However if your arrive/departure time and
data is different from the group, you are required to pay extra
cost for this.
Question: - What is the check in time and Departure tax?
Answer: - Generally check-in time is 2 ½ to 3 hours before take
of time. The required airport tax to South Asian country is s Nrs.
1100 (US $ 16) and rest of the country is Nrs. 1700 (US $ 24).
Topic: traveling with children
Question: - Can I take my young children on trips?
Answer: - We do not recommend you to bring the children less
than 12 years of age on the group trips. However, we will
organize a special suitable trip for your family with younger
children on your requirement. .
Topic: financial security
Question: - What financial protection does N. K’s provide?
Answer: - N. K’s River Experience and N. K’s Trekking and
Expeditions is the Registered company with Ministry of Tourism
of Nepal government and an active member of the Trekking Agents
Association of Nepal and Nepal Mountaineering Association and
Nepal Association of Rafting Agents, which we believe provides
the best financial cover for your payment. We have the Bank
Guaranty to the Ministry. When N. K’s receives money from either
you or from your travel agent, the funds are deposited into the
Topic: communication service in Nepal
Question: - Can I call and call collect?
Answer: - There are many privet communication services in the
major city throughout the country to call to all over in world.
Moreover, those will provide you a "call-back" option: you call
your home, give them the phone number of the "communication
shop", and ask your persons to call you back. The minimum cost
will be applicable for this service.
Question: - How about Internet access?
Answer: - Now day’s cyber cafes are available all over in major
city. In the main tourist centers of Kathmandu and Pokhara, you
will find cyber cafes in every corner. These cafes provide full
Internet services including ftp services, Internet phones, etc.
Moreover, these days there are some cyber cafes that help you to
call in United States and European country through Internet in a
very reasonable cost.
Question: - Is there any daily media for national and
Answer: - In Kathmandu and Pokhara, major international
newspapers and newsmagazines (International Herald Tribune, USA
Today, Newsweek, Economist, and Time etc) are available in the
bookshops. Cable television is also available throughout the
country. Must of the hotel are providing access to cable TV
where you can probably get BBC World, CNN, DW and other
international news media for twenty-four.
Topic: - Local and Culture, dose and don'ts:s:
Question: - Is there anything that I need to be aware of about
local customs and culture?
Answer: - Culture and customs in Nepal run very deeply. Some of
them you will find interesting, some strange and others beyond
logic. However, as long as you show respect and sensitivity to
local traditions, willingness to learn and adapt to Nepalese
ways and values, you will be fine. For a people so deeply rooted
in traditions and culture, Nepalese are remarkably open-minded
and easy-going. If at any time, you have doubts, ask or simply
do what other Nepalese do.
The list here is just a simple, brief introduction and in no way
✏ "Namaste" is a common act done by putting the palms together
in a prayer like gesture to greet anyone in Nepal. Do not take
it seriously if any Nepalese hesitates to shake hands because it
really has not been very long since western traditions crept
into the Nepalese way of life. In Nepal, people especially
women; do not normally shake hand when they greet one another.
♣ Use your right hand to eat and deal with food. Nepalese use
their left-hand to wash themselves after defecating. Also
remember that most Nepalese use their fingers to eat and using
spoons and forks is not common, especially when you are having "Daal
Bhat", but this does not mean, however that the guest are not to
use fork, knives and spoons.
♣ Visit to a Hindu temple, Buddhist Stupa, rooms and some one’s
houses are expected to be without shoes as a mark of respect and
♣ Beef is prohibited among both the Hindus and Buddhists and no
female animal is killed for food.
♣ Major Hindu temples are usually off-limits to foreigners. Do
not enter them or take pictures unless given permission to. Do
not take leather articles inside the temple precinct as they are
♣ Men should not walk/trek around bare-chested. Shorts are
acceptable, but long pants are better. Women are recommended to
wear long skirts. Exposure of women's legs can bring
unnecessary, so avoid wearing shorts and short skirts. We would
like to suggest you that don’t use only sun and beach wear which
can display publicly.
♣ Public display of affection between man and woman are
uncivilized in our society and is frowned upon. Kissing,
cuddling, hugging in public areas is absolutely discouraged.
♣ Please be patient. Anger and impatience will rarely make
things better. Nepalese have a way of taking everything very
♣ Cheap charity breeds beggars but does not solve their basic
problem. Therefore, please do not encourage beggary by being
♣ Beware of touts who claim to be representatives of companies
and offer to take you bargain
♣ Use hotel safety boxes for your valuables. Do not leave cash
and other valuable things lying around in the room.
♣ Finally, be aware that the tradition of tips to your guide and
porters. They have been making hope to receive after your trip
Question: - What is the most important thing to know about
travel to Nepal?
Answer: - To choose and use authorizes and right service
provider. Any trip in Nepal is an exercise in exciting
uncertainty. Choosing a reputable, stable tour operator limits
surprises to things you can enjoy dealing with. Consider N. K’s
Trekking and Expedition is the one of the best option for any
trip to Nepal.
Question: - How far in advance do I need to book?
Answer: - The farther in advance you book, the greater
availability of dates you will find. For popular destinations,
such as Everest and Annapurna, we recommend reserving at least
three months in advance. However, we will try to provide you the
last minute travel service as well.
Question: - Do I need travel insurance?
Answer: - Sure, the travel insurance is highly recommended. Most
travel insurance covers emergency flights, medical expenses, and
theft or loss of belongings. If you are planning to go rafting
or trekking or such as a adventure tour, make sure your
insurance covers these adventures activities. Remember to keep
your receipts to make claims. In order to make claims on lost or
stolen items, you will need a police report issued in Nepal by
the Interpol Section of the Nepal Police. Your trip leader will
fully help you to all of those things.
Question: - If I need to see a doctor for Emergency, where can I
Answer: - Almost all good doctors and all well outfitted
hospitals and clinics are in city like, Kathmandu, Pokhara etc.
Visiting a doctor in a clinic is probably better than going
directly to a public hospital. However, some international
Clinics treat for the travelers in the major tourist city in the
country. For that, your trip leader will help you.
Question: - How safe is Nepal?
Answer: - Nepal is one of the safest places in the world.
Violent crimes are very rare, and the only real concern to a
traveler is petty theft. However, if you take basic common sense
precaution, there is nothing to fear. Do not bring valuable
things with you unless necessary for your trip. Keep your money
and other valuables in a money belt or pouch strapped around
your waist. Lock your bags and luggage. Moreover, if you join
with us to organize your trip, you do not have to be worried for
all of above things. We will help and take care concerning all
about your safety and security. .
Question: - I heard about political violence mid-west regions of
Nepal. Can you tell me something about these activities?
Answer: - The problems has been solved
Question: - Is there any law (s) I should particularly be aware
Answer: - Yes, you shouldn't have to go for trekking in the
controlled trekking areas without having trekking permit or
mountaineering permit and National park entrance permit and
guide for every where as well.
Question: - How about street beggars and touts?
Answer: - As in any poor country with enough "rich" foreigners,
Nepal has its share of street beggars and intermediaries’ touts
are trying to sell you everything from information to drugs.
There is no need to be intimidated by them. If you are not
interested, mind your own business or tell them no thanks and to
leave you alone.
Question: - Is there anything to shop in Nepal?
Answer: - Kathmandu known as shopper paradise for real work of
art, handicrafts and cheap souvenirs. Some of the popular things
that foreigners usually shop in Nepal are embroidered clothes,
Tibetan carpets, pottery, masks and puppets, metal work,
jewelries, wood carving, statues, , Khukuri (Traditional Nepalese
Ghorkha Knife), Thanka Paintings and hand made paper and
productions. Other than souvenir goods, imported goods, from
cosmetics to electrical articles are also available in
Kathmandu. The imported stuffs are of nice quality and they are
all in very reasonable prices.
Nevertheless, it is very important that you remember to take
help from your trip leader while you go for the shopping in
Nepal. They can make good deal with shopkeepers.
Question: - Is tipping commonplace in Nepal?
Answer: - Yes, tipping is commonplace in Nepal. However, you can
take the advice with your leader, how much and where and when
tipping is appropriate.e.