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Experience, explore and discover Nepal’s high peaks of Himalayas with Namaste Nomad team, rain forests, colourful history and rich culture. Our Nepal trekking tours and day tours offer you easy access to this wonderful Himalayan country.
If you’re reading this, you are probably considering trekking to Nepal or visiting Nepal. Here you will discover the basics to know before you go and which of Namaste Nomad’s Nepal tours is just what you need to make it happen.
Nepal is renowned for its Himalayas high peaks and honest people of mountain kingdom. Eight of the world’s fourteen 8000 m peaks lie within its borders. This pristine mountain scenery has made it one of the world’s famous trekking destinations. Both the Annapurna circuit and the Everest base camp trek have become legendary treks famed for all Adventure lovers from all over the world. But Nepal is more than just mountains, a rich history has left Nepal with an array of temples and old palaces, In the south of Nepal Chitwan National Park is home to a variety of animals including the rare Asian rhinoceros and tigers We can arrange trips for you or your group’s specific interest, whether it be trekking in the Everest, touring Nepal’s cultural sites, or spotting rhinos from the back of an elephant in Chitwan National Park. To book your adventure or find out more contact us today.
Our tours in Nepal
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All foreign nationals, except Indian citizens, need a visa to enter Nepal. To obtain a visa before travel, apply directly at the Nepalese diplomatic missions in your country. Citizens of many countries may obtain a visa on arrival from immigration offices at the entry points to Nepal. A visa can be obtained at TIA Airport with a payment of USD $40 and two passport-sized photos. Visas can be extended, if required, for an additional USD $30.
Currently, we are running three types of treks at different price points. All trips that are run on the classic trekking routes are either via tea house or upgraded lodge treks. All of our off-the-beaten-path treks require us to bring our own camping and kitchen facilities.
Tea House Trek: This is a budget-oriented trip that provides only the essentials necessary for the trek. We provide a guide to show you the way and a porter to carry the gear. You stay and eat in local tea houses along the way.
Upgraded Lodge Trek: We have chosen the nicest lodges available and upgrade the services provided so that you receive the cleanest and most comfortable stay possible. In addition to your experienced guide and porter, we provide a personal cook to prepare all snacks and meals with our own utensils, an extra porter to clean all bathroom facilities to the standards you expect and bed and pillow covers.
Camping Treks: We carry all the gear, pitch every camp and cook all meals. We provide a guide, porters, a cook and in-depth knowledge of these unique areas. All camping spots have the best possible view of your surrounding environment.
Weather affects everything in Nepal and trekking is no exception. Sudden rainstorms or snow flurries are always a possibility. The weather during the trekking season is somewhat more stable. Your guide will pay close attention to weather reports.
Nepal is a relatively new democracy covering a very diverse political and religious population. As such, there are occasional disturbances or protests in some parts of the country, but they generally do not affect the daily lives of the general population.
With its diverse ethnic groups and traditional beliefs, Nepal has some cultural practices which may be unusual to a visitor. To enjoy your stay in this remarkable country while causing the least disturbance, here is a list of things to consider:
- The formal greeting in Nepal is “Namaste” and it is said while placing the palms together in front of the chest.
- Remove your shoes before entering a Nepali home, temple or stupa.
- Never touch anything or anyone with your feet. This is considered an offence.
- Do not use your utensils or hands being used for eating to touch another person’s food, plate, cooking utensil or serving dish. It is considered impure.
- Also do not eat from another person’s plate or drink from another person’s bottle or glass. You may pour water from a bottle into your mouth without touching it.
- Seek permission before entering a Hindu temple. Many Hindu temples do not allow Westerners to enter.
- Leather articles are prohibited inside the temple area.
- Walking around temples or stupas is done clockwise.
- Take photographs of people and sacred places or objects only after receiving permission.
- In general, dress modestly. Women should avoid any revealing clothes.
- Public displays of affection between men and women are frowned upon.
- When a person shakes the head side to side, it denotes agreement.
- Develop a genuine interest to meet and talk to Nepali people and respect their local customs.