Namaste and Tashi Delek
Nepal, also named as a Heaven on Earth, is a wonder in the Himalayas. It is the Shangri-La, roof of the world, living cultural Museum, birth place of the Lord Buddha and is the country of living Goddess. Nepal offers an astonishing diversity of sightseeing attractions and adventure opportunities found nowhere else on earth. It is also known as a melting pot of Hinduism & Buddhism offering non-stop festivals throughout the year. Nowhere else on the world is found the astonishing diversity of sightseeing attractions and adventure opportunities as Nepal offers.
Nepal is situated between China in the north and India in the South. The elevation of the country ranges from 60 meters above sea level to the highest point on earth, Mt. Everest at 8,848m, all within a distance of 150 kilometers resulting in climatic conditions from sub-tropical to arctic.
The country is a potpourri of ethnic groups and sub-groups who speak over 70 languages and dialects. All Around Treks, with its carefully designed tour programs; let people explore the highlights of the country.
Welcome to Nepal
Nowhere in the world is there a more fascinating city than Kathmandu, capital of the unique and magical mountain country of Nepal – ancient shrines, Hindu temples, Buddhist Stupas, sacred sites, remarkable stone sculptures, richly decorated wooden pagodas, exotic festivals, and some of the most colourful and friendly people on earth. Remember that Kathmandu, with the rest of Nepal, was effectively closed to the outside world before 1951, and to this day it is as though time has stood still.
Now that, Nepal is open to the world and has hosted millions of visitors over the years, the richness that it holds is for everyone to explore and be shared. The opportunity to witness the uniqueness, feel the adventure rush, and be so close with nature is a vacation that is surely worthwhile.
All this and more...
There are excellent treks in magnificent surroundings, each carefully and individually arranged by All Around Treks. The company will take care of everything, from organizing the necessary trekking permits to hiring Sherpas, porters and cooks;… and sleeping bags are also provided.
River like this – the celebrated Trisuli – provide adventurous river-rafting. We employ professionally trained guides to ensure a safe and exciting trip on this and other rivers in the more remote areas. Everything you need especially for rafting is provided, from life jackets to safety helmets – not to mention marvelous picnic en route.
Wildlife in Nepal:
We arrange trips to Chitwan National Park as well. By night you stay in comfortable jungle lodges or tented camps; by day there is the chance to discover the richly varied animal and bird-life from the comfort of an elephant howdah or a canoe – you may see tigers, leopards, deer, rhinoceroses, sloth bears, wild boar, and crocodiles, not to mention a profusion of birds.
- You choose the dates which, subject to travel arrangements, suit you best.
- You are met personally at Kathmandu’s International Airport and taken to your hotel.
- In Kathmandu You can be accommodated, according to your choice, in a 3-5 star international hotel within walking distance of the city-center.
The holiday includes, typically, a full sightseeing program with personally guided tours. There will be ample time, though not only to see the beauties of art, architecture and nature, but also for shopping and relaxation.
1. A passport with at least six months validity.
2. To fill up a visa application form.
3. 2 passport size photos.
Application form to be submitted to the respective Nepalese Embassy or to the Nepalese Consulate. One can also obtain visa upon arrival at Kathmandu Airport or at any entry points.
1. Gratis Visa
Gratis visa is available upon arrival, free of cost and is valid for 72 hours ( 3 nights stay).
2. Single entry
US Dollar 30 (valid for 60 days i.e. single entry). Extension of the validity can be done at the central immigration office in Kathmandu.
3. Double / Multiple entry
US Dollar 50, valid for 150 days in that calendar year.
Nepal Standard Time (N.S.T.) is 5 hours, 45 minutes ahead of G.M.T.
Vaccination certificate is not a must. However, it is advised to take precautions against Hepatitis, Typhus, etc. and Malaria for Terai.
Most of the medicines are available in Kathmandu.
Value added Govt. Tax, Service Charge & Tips:
For most of the tourist services like – hotel accommodation, restaurant/bar services, etc. there is 10-15% Govt. Tax plus 13% Value Added Tax and 2 % tourism tax. However in general there is not any service charge included in the price and hence a small amount of tipping is advisable.
Tap water is not at all drinkable, good hotels and restaurants provide boiled and filtered water (same with the ice). Mineral water is also available.
General photographic material like – cameras, films, lenses, batteries, etc are available in Kathmandu. Normal films can also be developed and printed and are up to the international standard.
Warm clothes like pullover + a light jacket for the winter (Nov-Feb) and light clothing for summer (March- October). Monsoon period is June to September and for this period a raincoat or an umbrella is recommended.
A great variety of artifacts like metal statues, wood carving, scroll paintings (Thangka), woolen carpets, garments, Gurkha knives, prayer wheels, silver jewellery, precious stones, etc. are available in Kathmandu.
There are 5 annual times
Spring – middle of February till the middle of May
Summer – middle of May till the middle of June
Monsoon or rainy season – middle of June till the end September
Autumn – October and November
Winter – December till the middle of February
All major international currencies are accepted in Nepal and can be exchanged at the airport or other commercial banks in the country. Most of the hotels are also authorized for exchanging.Nepalese Money are in the denominations of:
Coins (Paisa): .01, .02, .05, .10, .25, .50, 100
Notes (Rupees): 1.00, 2.00, 5.00, 10.00, 20.00, 25.00, 50.00, 100.00, 500.00, 1000.00