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Frequently Asked Questions

How can I enter in Nepal?

Nepal is a popular tourist destination in South Asia. Several Airlines have direct and
non stop flights from London, Paris, Frankfurt, Doha, Osaka, Shanghai, Moscow, Bangkok, Singapore, Hongkong, Karahi, Bombay, Delhi, Calcutta, Paro, Dhaka, Lhasa, Varanasi.

Do I need a visa to travel Nepal?

All foreign nationals, except Indian Citizens need visas to enter Nepal. To apply for a visa you will need a valid passport, two passport size photos and US$ 30.

Where do I apply to get my Visa?

The best way to apply for visa is from the Nepalese diplomatic missions in your country. The other choice is to get it from Immigration office at the entry points of Nepal.

What if I decided to stay more than 60 days in Nepal? Where and what should I do to extend my Tourist visa?
There is no problem in it. The Immigration department of Kathmandu or Pokhara can extend the visa for another 30 days and the charge for this is US$ 50.Indeed the visa can be extended for a total of 120 days, an additional 30 days visa may be granted on reasonable grounds from the Immigration Office. Nevertheless, tourist can not stay in Nepal under tourist visa for more than 150 cumulative days.

What kind of Accommodation I can have during the trip?
In Kathmandu we do provide stars hotel as per you request and during the trekking, we provide you guest house which is called tea house. Tea house are more like hotels with hot showers, western food and private room (twin sharing). In this arrangement overnight halts with dinner and breakfast will be in Tea houses (Lodges) and Lunch in local restaurants en-route.
Furthermore as you will be staying in locally owned lodges you will be benefiting and interacting with the local community. It will give you a true feel for the Nepalese people and their lives.

Can I charge Camera batteries along the trek?
Yes, most of the places, you can charge batteries along the trek( per hour US$ 2-3 for charging) while you are doing Trek in Everest region.

Is it ok to take photographs of people of Villages?
Yes, it is ok and they really get a kick out of seeing themselves in print. So if you take photographs, please take copies and post them back that will make sure they get delivered back to the people on one of your treks. But it is better to take permission from them before t taking photographs. Sometimes they may angry in taking photos without asking them.

Do I have to tip my guide/porter?
Your porter/guide should not 'ask you' for anything, however at the end of your trek if he has done a good job and you feel he warrants a thank you, by all means give him something.

How much weight do I allow for my porter?
You should allow 5 kg for your personal porters own gear such as his torch, clothes and other items he may feel essential for his trek. It is best to bring two backpacks with you. A smaller pack for yourself to carry your water and favorite snack bars, and the bigger pack with a maximum of 20 kg including sleeping bag, will carry by personal porters.

Should I feel embarrassed expecting a porter to carry my pack?
Definitely not. If you can afford a personal porter it is highly recommended.

  • It gives wages to the people who earn a living for trekking.
  • This is the terrain where they grew up. Hence they make walking up and down mountains look easy.

How fit do I have to be for Trekking?
No, you do not have to be a marathon runner or training for the Olympics. But you do have to be fit and healthy. Depending on your walking/trekking speeds, you may have to trek for 5 to 7 hours per day on a trek, and no mountaineering skills needed, to do trek.

Trek Briefing?
Your trekking briefing will be done by Mission Eco Trek before departure of Trek.

When should I book my trek?
Book early! You should contact us as soon as possible. We would be happy to help you choose the Trek that is right for you. We whole Mission Eco Trek families can give you first hand information about any of our treks. Call/write us anytime to design your Nepal trip with no obligation.

How do I book my trek?
Tour/Trek can be booked from anywhere in the world. Booking can easily be made online using our secure booking engine accessed from each tour page on this website. You can contact our office by phone, fax or by email. Please email us for further information if you re unsure how to book with us.

Why should I travel with Mission Eco Trek?
Mission Eco Trek has been the clear "Mission and Vision" on eco tourism and green tourism since decades long. Through green tourism, we have the experience and the commitment to provide you with the trip of lifetime. We can offer you a quality holiday at an affordable price and we will show you places you could not see while traveling alone.

Are there any age restrictions?
No, there are any age restrictions. We can be designed trek for children/teenager/ pensioner. For children and pensioner, we offer short and easy trek around Kathmandu and Pokhara Valley. For adult and teenager, we offer moderate to hard trek, like Everest Base Camp/ Manaslu/ Dolpa/ Mustang/ Annapurna/ Langtang etc.

What if I haven't camped before?
Don't worry.....we make it easy! Most of our first timers actually grow to love sleeping in the great outdoors. You will sleep in good quality, two person tents which you share with only one other trekkers of same sex. We provide all Trekkers with a thermal sleeping mat. For those who want added comfort, you can bring your own mattress. On lodge/Teahouse Trek, normally single trekkers share rooms with only one other of same sex.

Can Mission Eco Trek arrange flight tickets?
Of course, we arrange all domestic and international flight tickets.

Do I need travel insurance?
Yes. Insurance is compulsory on all trek regions for your safety.

Can I make my trek longer?
Yes, it is our pleasure. Just let us know what you would like and we will do our best to help you. We never force our clients to follow our set itineraries. We can make our itineraries flexible accordingly client’s interest.

What do I bring?
We have listed a few essentials that you will have to bring along and when you make your booking we will send you out a full list of essentials.

What's involved in a Typical Day?

  • 07.30 Breakfast
  • 08.30 Start Walking
  • 11.00 Tea/Coffee Break
  • 01.00 Lunch Break
  • 04.00 Reach to Guesthouse.
  • 07.00 Evening Meal.
  • 08..00 Briefing for the Next Day
  • 08.30 Entertainment.

Meals?
As we do Organized/Tent trekking ,our trained cook set menu himself and prepared.
But when we do, teahouse/lodge basis trekking, we choose the same menu for breakfast/lunch/dinner/ for all but changes the menu daily so that we could do a bit contribution for preserving green tourism. We trekked, we will do our best to introduce you with local culture and taste.

Will I be able to deal with the high altitude?
Our itineraries are designed so that our clients ascend at a sensible and safe rate. The effects of altitude are felt by gentle acclimatization allows them to reach their high point without any problems.

what is the best season for trekking in Nepal?
The best time for trekking in Nepal is Oct/ early Dec, and March/April, even though you can trek all round the year. June/August it is better to do trek belong to rain shadow like Upper Mustang, Dolpa in Nepal and Mt. Kailash in Tibet.

Is Communication to home possible on trek?
There are telephones in many villages along the popular trekking routes from which you can make international calls. We inform daily trekking report to your relatives to home.

Will somebody come to pick me up at the Airport on my arrival?
Yes, we come to the airport to pick you up. Outside the Terminal Hall, we will be displaying a play card of Mission Eco Trek with your name on it.