Aug 03, 2017
Other Important Questions
Q. Are there a lot of trekkers during October & November?
/ A. Yes, it is high season for trekking in Nepal by tourists from all over the world, so the trails are full of tourists. Many find it difficult to book their ticket during this time so it is strongly suggested to book early. If you wish to travel at a less crowded time, it will be better to travel at times other than October – November, March and April.
Q. Where can I obtain a visa from Nepal?
A. You can obtain your entry visa upon arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, Nepal. You can also obtain your visa at a consulate in your own country. In either case, you will need to submit 2 (two) passport size photographs and the visa fee. The visa fee is as follows: - Multiple entry visa for 15 days or less from the date of entry US$ 25 or equivalent foreign currency. - Multiple entry visa for 30 days US$ 40 or equivalent convertible foreign currency. - Multiple entry visa for 90 days US$ 100 or equivalent convertible foreign currency.
Q. How do I transfer from the airport to my hotel?
A. Our Ace Holiday Treks representative will pick up you with your name clearly marked on a placard. You will then be taken to your hotel in our privately chauffeured vehicle. If you desire to stay at a specific hotel, let us know and we will make arrangements.
Q. Does Ace Holiday Treks accept credit cards?
A. Ace Holiday Treks accepts credit cards (Visa and Mastercard) but an additional 4% will be charged. Also keep in mind that sometimes credit cards may be declined in Nepal, so we kindly request you to pay via a bank transfer, cash or travelers cheques which will always be accepted in Nepal.
Q. What type of insurance should I have? Can I get it in Nepal?
A. It is necessary to have travel insurance for all clients participating on any tour in Nepal. It should provide adequate protection for the full duration of the tour to cover personal injury, medical expenses, repatriation expenses, helicopter evacuation and loss of luggage. We request our clients to arrange their travel insurance from their own country, however, if you wish to arrange insurance from Ace Holiday, we will arrange for you through a reputable firm in Kathmandu.
Q. How many miles per day do we walk whilst trekking?
A. There is no rule on how many miles you need to walk per day. It depends upon the physical fitness level as well as the interest of the guest. Normally we walk 4 – 6 miles per day depending on altitude weather and condition of the trekker. All of our treks are designed on the premise of walking 5 – 7 hours per day.
Q. Where is Nepal?
A. Nepal is a landlocked sovereign state located in South Asia. It borders Tibet on the north, and India to the south and east. Nepal is officially called the Democratic Federal Republic of Nepal. It covers an area of 147,181 square kilometers (56,827 sq mi). It is the world's 93rd largest country by land mass with Kathmandu being the capital city. The time in Nepal is +5 hours and 45 minutes ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT). For example when it is noon in Kathmandu, standard time of London is 6.15am, 4.15am in Sydney, 1.15am in New York and 10.15 pm the previous night in San Francisco. The strange 15-minute difference is said to be a reflection of the exact time at the summit of Mt. Gaurishankar.
Q. What are the meals like?
A. Nepal is rich in cultural diversity. Meals of the Nepali people vary with the ethnicity and the geographical regions. Normally people have meals three times a day. Before noon and dinner they also take milk- or black tea. For breakfast, Nepalis generally have soups including vegetable, also roti and milk tea. Lunch is often comprised of Dhido, Dal bhat, Tarkari, Achar (lentil, rice, curry and pickles) and dinner, which can be heavy, some curries or paneer with naan as well as dal bhat. However, you can get different kinds of western food during your trek but cooking times increase as altitude increases so often the meals may seem undercooked.
Q. How do you determine the cost of a trip?
A. The cost of travel depends on the destination and services you chosen. Ace Holiday Treks offers trips ranging from budget to luxurious trip in any part of Nepal. Trip costs are fixed yet more cost effective than most other trekking companies. Please contact Ace Holiday Treks anytime to receive a preliminary estimate or to have your detail questions answered.
What about The Seasons In Nepal?
A. Nepal experiences mainly four seasons in a year: Winter (December – February), Spring (March – May), Monsoon or summer (June – Aug), and Autumn (Sept – Nov).
Winter: Temperature is cool at lower elevation and goes down as you travel up hills. Often it goes in the negative Celcius range above 3000 metres during mornings and nights, and days are warm. There is occasional snowfall during winter at higher altitudes. Outdoor activities like trekking below 3,000 metres can be ideally conducted.
Spring: The temperature is generally mild. This is the season when nature seems to be smiling; varieties of blooming wild flowers like especially the rhododendrons, make the hillside below 3500 metres a haunting paradise during this season. The sky is blue and weather is clear, which provides for good visibilty for mountain views.
Monsoon: The monsoon season is much warmer with frequent rainfall, flooding and landslides in the hills. The season is best for the keen botanist as the higher valleys and meadows blossom with flowers and lush vegetation.
Autumn: The temperature is milder during this season. It is also called the season of festival in Nepal as the major festivals of almost all religions and ethnicity, begins with the autumn. Autumn is the season of excellent weather and tantalizing mountain views.
Q. How do we get drinking water?
A. While you are staying in cities it recommended to use bottled drinking water. Whereas, in hills and rural areas people use direct tap water and natural spring water for drinking purposes. You may use water purifying tablets or boil to purify water as well.