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Frequently Asking Questions

Where is Nepal?
Nepal is a small but beautiful country. we can say "Nepal is a gourd between two rocks". It lies between 80 degree 12' east longitude and 26 degree 22' and 30 degree 27' north latitude. The altitude varies from 70 meter to the highest 8848 meter which include Mt. Everest. The population of our country is about 26 millions. Nepal, being a land-locked south Asian country , boarded by Tibet –China to the north and India to the east, west and south.

When is the best time to visit Nepal?
You can visit Nepal throughout the year but the weather in the mountains are pretty difficult to predict. In winter season, generally night is cold and days are sunny and beautiful when the sun comes up. And in summer season days are hot and nights are perfect. The best time to visit Nepal is spring season (March to May), when rhododendron blooms all along the trekking routes and autumn season (September to November), when there are more opportunities to face greeneries and unique floras.

Do I need a Visa to travel in Nepal?
To enter Nepal, Nepalese Visa is required for all foreign nationals except Indian citizens.

What do I need to get Visa?
You need valid passport, 2 passport size photos and visa fee $ 30.

Where can I get my Visa and how can I enter Nepal?
An easy way to get Nepalese Visa is from Immigration office at the entry points of Nepal. The other way to apply for Visa is from the Nepalese diplomatic mission in your home country. The most popular way to enter Nepal is to fly from your home country to Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA), Nepal. The other way is by land via different entry points (Sunauli, Kakarbhitta, Raxaul, Kodari etc.) at between India / China and Nepal. Kodari is between Nepal and Tibet and it is opened only for organized group, not for individual travelers heading north.

How long does the Visa valid and how can I extend my Tourist Visa?
After paying $ 30 at immigration office at any entry points of Nepal, you will get Nepalese Visa for 60 days. If you want to stay longer than 60 days, no doubt you can extend your Visa at the Immigration Department of Kathmandu or Pokhara for another 30 days and you will be charged $ 50 for this. 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, a tourist cannot stay in Nepal under tourist-visa for more than 150 cumulative days.

Who can trek?
Those  person who is  reasonably fit and enjoy walking, can trek. Normally the shorter treks tend to be easier whilst the longer ones often require a better standard of fitness. We  are very  happy to organize  suitable  trekking for our  clients whether  it  is  longer or  shorter.

What is trekking permit and is it required?
Trekking permit is a special pass given to the trekkers by the Nepal Government after proceeding some criteria to some restricted areas like Upper Mustang, Kanchenjungha, Dolpa, Humla region etc. Only some trekking agencies can make these trekking permits but Vista Trek (P) Ltd. had already got authority to deal with it. The government of Nepal no longer requires a trekking permit for Everest, Annapurna, Langtang and some other regions. However conservation area entry permits or national park permits are required.

What kinds of trekking do you offer and what are they?
We proudly offer you these treks:
Camping Trek- Is one of the fundamental real adventurous outdoor activities. We have a real unity and combination of professional guide, cook, sherpas, porters and so on. Where our crew will manage tent, food stuffs and other necessary mountain gears as well. Definitely you will be proud and pleased to see their discipline and constant labor on your service. There are many beautiful places in Nepal where can be reached only by organized trek and enthusiasts regard camping trek as the best way to see nature. In other word we can call organized trek as "Environmental Friendly" trek because we'll be clutching everlasting nature all the time out of crowd and pollution…

Tea House Trek- Tea house trek is going village to village by living in the local lodges. It is good because you can directly interact with the local people and see the reality but now a days these most popular trekking regions like Everest, Annapurna and Langtang are being developed so that you can not see whole Nepal by viewing these areas. But our professional team will, no doubt, let you see the realistic map of Nepal throughout their mind.

What kind of equipment do I need for trekking?
Before arriving Nepal for trekking, you are advised to select your personal items and you should be known about the season, number of days of trekking (camping / teahouse) and about the altitude as well. These are the recommended things to bring with…. Down Sleeping Bag, Down Jacket, Long sleeved shirt, Jumper or fleecy jacket, T – shirts, Trekking shoes or boots, Comfy shoes for around the camp, Mountain trekking boots, Polypropylene/wool socks, Light cotton socks for under wool socks, Rucksack, Sun hat, Woolen hat, Gloves, Sun block for lips, Goggles or sunglasses, Long underwear, Insulated pants Nylon windbreaker, Nylon wind pants, Water bottle, Sewing kit, Medical & first aid kit, Flash light, Batteries and bulbs, Swiss army knife, Towel and toiletries etc…

How can I take my luggage with me during the trek?
Vista Trek (P.) Ltd. is a blend of highly experienced guides and back supported by well trained and congenial team of staff. We have a group of experienced porters, who are used to carry in the altitude for a long time, will carry your luggage with you along the trek.

How can I believe your Guides and Porters?
We have all reliable staffs as we know them for a long time and together with many of them we had worked as a guide. All of our guides are licensed by Nepal Government. All of our staffs are insured by our company and we have all the details of them, copy of license / citizenship card of all guides and porters. We give you guaranty for everything.

What is altitude sickness and what happens if I get sick?
Altitude sickness, also known as acute mountain sickness (AMS), is a pathological condition that is caused by acute exposure to low air pressure (usually outdoors at high altitudes). It commonly occurs above 2,400 metres (approximately 8,000 feet). Acute mountain sickness can progress to high altitude pulmonary edema (HAPE) or high altitude cerebral edema (HACE). Symptoms of Altitude sickness.

• Lack of appetite, nausea, or vomiting
• Fatigue or weakness
• Dizziness or light-headedness
• Insomnia
• Pins and needles
• Shortness of breath upon exertion
• Persistent rapid pulse
• Drowsiness
• General malaise
• Peripheral edema (swelling of hands, feet, and face).
• If  you  get  altitude sickness our  staff will  assist you  with  basic first  aid treatment because  they  are always  equipped  with  necessary medical supplies. They are  natives of  Nepal, so that  they  easily  acclimatize  and therefore can  care  of  their  clients.

What is the religion of Nepal and what are the basic customs should I know?
Nepal is a Hindu country. Hinduism is the biggest religion, about 80 percent of the total population are Hindu and rest are Buddhist, Muslim, Christianity, Sikh, Jains etc. respectively. These are the basic customs to have known.

* Take off your shoes before entering a temple or someone's house
* Ask for permission before entering a Hindu temple (some temples are forbidden to enter except Hindus)
* 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.

What is the currency of Nepal?
Nepalese currency is spelled as Nepalese Rupees or Rupee (In Nepal called as Rupaiya) or Nepali Rupee, and in short it is written NRS or RS. 100 Paisa equals 1 Rs. Currently Notes of the following denominations are used: 1000, 500, 100, 50, 25, 10, 5, 2, and 1 rupees. Coin hasn't been popular in Nepal and hence is almost always ignored in business. The coins of the following denominations can be found: 1 paisa, 5 paisa, 10 paisa, 50 paisa and 1 Rs, 2 Rs, and 5 Rs. It is recommended that you travel with smaller notes in less populated areas, while large notes are easily accepted else where.

What are the exchange facilities I Nepal?
Nepal has modern banking facilities and some international banks even have offices in Kathmandu. Almost all foreign currencies along with credit cards such as American Express, Visa, and Master card are accepted in Nepal. Nepal has also ATM facilities as well. If you would like to exchange cash / T.C, there are so many banks in

If I book trip through your agency, How can I meet you?
If you book trip with Vista Trek (P) Ltd., Our Airport Representative will come to the airport to pick you up. Outside the TIA Terminal Hall, s/he will be displaying a play card with your name on it. And then you will be transferred to hotel or our office.

What are health requirements to visit Nepal and to do trekking?
Nepal does not require any specific immunization 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.

What is Vista Trek (P) Ltd. and what does it do?

Vista Trek (Pvt.) Ltd. is a specialization trekking company to operate trekking, climbing, expedition, tour, ticketing etc. And other adventurous activities in the Nepal Himalayas, Tibet, Bhutan, India also our pleasure to offer you. This is a blend of highly experienced guides (fluent in English, Japanese, Spanish, Hindi & French) who have been leading the Nepal Himalayas for over a decade by starting their career from the foundation level and back supported by well trained and congenial team of staff. If you have a dream to explore rich Nepalese cultural heritage, or wish to face some new adventurous life such as trekking, rafting, jungle safari, bungy jumping, paragliding etc, It is our great pleasure to provide you the required information and assistance. Our professional team is capable of bringing your dream in reality whether you are a professional climber or beginner seeking for new challenges. We will, no doubt, provide you all necessary equipments for trekking, professional guides, sherpas, cooks, porters and so on.

If you join with us, we will take to the interesting and exciting places of natural wonders, giving you a chance to experience the real adventures and indigenous cultures set against the magnificent backdrop of the Himalayan range. i.e. a setting where tranquility and joy cause one’s heart spell- bound with eternal peace and happiness which is a deemed necessity of our life. Our main aim is to give all who travel with us a realistic external fun and knowledge of natural and cultural heritage as well as eternal spiritual joy.

You will get a big advantage with us by ‘killing two birds with a single shot’ because we will provide you a chance not only to get Himalayas but also a close contact with Nepali culture, history and religion. The great gulps of the clean, fresh Himalayan air will make your whole life fresh. We heartly invite you to put our claim into practice for our hard work, diligence and attentiveness to our clients' desires whom to fell as a member of the same family. We can design your holiday with your special interests and needs either in trekking, mountain climbing, wild-life safari, river rafting, bird watching or visiting historical places of Nepal and Tibet.