Get all your frequently asked queries and answer regarding the trip to Nepal things like what to see, when to trek, how to travel and where to travel in Nepal.
Is previous trekking experience required?
If you are physically fit, and you have a positive attitude for walking tours, previous trekking experience is not necessary. However, we recommend that you practice jogging, swimming or walking exercises before joining a trek, especially a longer one.
How do I go to hotel from airport? Is Someone going to meet me at the airport from the company?
Himalayan Challenge Treks airport representative will come to pick you up, and he/she will transfer you to the hotel. He/She will be displaying a cardboard with your name on it.
Do I have a pre-departure meeting?
Yes, we will receive you at the airport and transfer you to the hotel, In case you are late due to the flight delay our tour leader will brief you regarding the trip on the way to Hotel. It will cover the itinerary and introduction to your tour leader.
Is there any communication facility during trekking?
There is telephones service in major trekking routes and internet service in Everest, Annapurna, and Langtang areas. You can also make a call from your guide’s mobile phone, and you can pay him or her later in the Nepalese currency. We do provide private satellite phone services on request, with extra charges.
What kind of meals can I get during the trip?
Meals are on full board basis (Bed, Breakfast, Lunch, Evening Meals). Fresh food is available, including western, continental, Chinese and Nepalese food ( Most of our guest love delicious Dal Bhat).
What happens if there is an emergency?
All of our guides are trained in basic first aid and can deal with the underlying ailments that may occur on the trek. In the event of an emergency, we will cover initial expenses of any rescue operation. It is a condition of booking that you are decently insured for such an event as these expenses will need to be recovered from your insurance company. In most of the regions, there are health posts of Nepal Government.
What happens if I need to leave the trip early?
Communication is sometimes difficult in the mountains. However our guides will make the necessary efforts to obtain the necessary transportation and reservations to get you home as quickly as possible if for any reason you need to depart early.
What’s the common form of greeting in Nepal?
It is called Namaskar. You can say the greeting in words as well as do it using a gesture. Join your palms together and bring them close to your chest and about 5 to 7 inches below your chin. The word Namaste has many meanings such as Hello, How are you ?, I am glad to see you, nice to meet you, good morning, etc.
What are some basic Nepali customs that I should know about?
- Take off your shoes before entering a temple or one’s home
- Ask for permission before entering a Hindu temple
- Taking photographs inside the most temples are considered illegal
- Ask for permission before taking photographs of objects, and including Nepali people.
- Nepali people are friendly by nature. Have a genuine interest in them. Talk to them. Be friendly as you travel.
Will my Cell phone (mobile phone) work in Nepal?
Please, Contact your service provider and check if Nepal country is included in their `Global roaming’ package. Please note, not all parts of Nepal are covered by the GSM Network in Nepal.
What are health requirements to visit Nepal?
Nepal does not require any specific immunisation for visitors. It is however best to have vaccine before coming to Nepal. Your doctors can advice you on the type of vaccine to be taken to travel to third world countries like Nepal.