Travel Guides
Travel Guides

Important guidelines:

Safety and clients satisfaction is our first priority. So, we humbly request you go through our guidelines before travelling to Nepal. The main aims of our safety guidelines is to make you well prepared so that you can travel without any trouble. Nepal a country of natural beauty, cultural diversity and hospitable people is a famous destination Asia for trekking, tour and climbers. Hence, Nepal has been very safe place for any travelers and owing to it, most of the tourist visit Nepal again and again.

Please read these safety guidelines to be fully prepared and safe.

  • Always choose a government registered reliable trekking company to travel Nepal and never go alone for trekking. Take always a guide from the reliable company.

  • Nepal is the only one country where clients are treated as a god. This proves that you will remain safe and treated well in Nepal.

  • Make sure about travel health and insurance.

  • Be confirmed that you have inclusive travel insurance before you depart for travelling from your country, to cover baggage, flight cancellation and emergency medical care.

  • It is important to know about the diverse geographical nature of Nepal, its climate, temperature and environment.

  • Don't leave any valuables out in the open and may not be safe.

  • Always keep your passport, money and other important belongings in a safe place. All the hotel in the city provide safe place to keep your valuables until you return from trekking.

  • Don't carry too much in cash while travelling and use your credit card instead.

  • Don't keep all your money and travel check in one place and confirm that you have noted the numbers of your travel checks. Hence, they can be replaced if they are stolen.

  • If you want to stay in Nepal for long, get yourself registered with your country's consulate or embassy.

  • Drug- abuse, trafficking and sexual relations with children are completely banned in Nepal.

  • Consult with other travelers, locals and tourist information office which area is safe and suitable for you because there are some high passes as well in Nepal in which normal trekkers can't do it easily.

  • Never hesitate to contact to your travel agency, if any emergency occurred during your trek. They are always ready to help you.

 

Type of our services:

In Nepal the trekking can be categorized into three types: Therefore we have the three types of services for trekking on the client's requirement and request. You can choose the service and email us at any time and price will be changed accordingly.

01: Fully Organized Camping Trek:

Camping trekking is that kind of trekking on which all the food are prepared and served to the clients in their own dinning tents and they have to spend their night an open area in the tent during the trek. This type of trekking are organized in those areas where Lodges are unavailable and difficult to accommodate during the trek. All the members have to sleep in the tents and breakfast, lunch and dinner are prepared by the cook and Kitchen staffs. The essential things such as tents, foods, utensils, tables, chairs, stoves and kerosene are taken from Kathmandu. Hence, this type of trekking is a bit expensive instead of tea house trek because we have to take everything from Kathmandu. The price covers all permits, transportation, staffs salary and insurance along with your domestic flight tickets, transportation and accommodation in Kathmandu as well.

02: Full Package Lodge or Teahouse Trek:

Teahouse or Lodge trek is a type of trek on which we will eat and sleep at lodge during the trek. The package covers all the foods (breakfast, lunch and dinner) accommodation, trekking permits, hotel in Kathmandu, arrival and departure, round transportation and domestic flight tickets along with staffs salaries, foods accommodation and their insurance.

03: Guide or porters services with accommodation:

This type of trekking is based on lodge trek. The price includes only guide or porter, his foods, accommodation, insurance and your accommodation and trekking permits during the trek. We are always flexible for the price and itinerary and please never hesitate to ask question if you have any queries. We are here just for to give quality of service.

How to recognize at the airport?

Nepal is a small country which has only one international airport. As you get at the Tribhuvan international airport, our representative will be waiting there to assist and welcome you. After having got off from the plane you have to come in for visa processing. After having finished your visa processing, you have to come the waiting hall for your luggage. Sometimes it takes around 1 hours as well to come your baggage out due to over traffic jam. If you didn't get your luggage or lost it, go to the lost and found counter and fill up the luggage claim form to complain about it. As you are done all things you have to come out at the airport arrival lounge. The international airport is too busy and most of the clients get hassled at the beginning due to the hackers and beggars.
Hence, please don't follow and believe the unknown or strange persons who come to help you. Instead of that, check the placard of the trekking company that you have booked or your name clearly. Don't be too generous at the airport as the porters or beggars come to help you and ask money. Don't believe and let them touch your bag. They are beggar and hackers and make the tourist in great dilemma and trouble. Upon your arrival, you will be welcomed by our airport representative with great hospitality and then transferred to the hotel.

Best time to visit Nepal:

Nepal is the famous destination of Asia for trekking, tour and mountaineering. The best time to visit Nepal for trekking and mountaineering is September to December in autumn and March to May in spring season. This time most the places will be dry with clear sky and mountain views.
March to May will be more colorful on the mountain due to Rhodondrone and magnolia flowers. In those two season the weather will be pleasant. In winter the tour is fine but trekking and expedition are a bit complicated due to cold. If you want to do tour around city, winter season is also fine. From June to August is called rainy season in Nepal. During this, the weather is cloudy and the trekking trail will be muddy due to raining. Most of the mountains will be closed due to clouds and travelling will be unsafe due to landslide.

The weather and Temperature:

The best season for this trek is from September to December and March to May. During these period, the weather will be cool, the sky will be cleared to see the panoramic views. The day Temperature will be 15 to 20 degrees Celsius during the day but night will be cold. The temperature at low level will be 10 to 5 degrees at night but at higher place it goes below 0 degree as well.

Lukla flight:

The flight Kathmandu/Lukla/Kathmandu can be delayed sometimes due to bad weather and you have to wait at the airport for hours. In such situation, please be patient and if possible bring a good book to read. In case of longer delays we have to book helicopter charter which will be extra cost. We can book it occasionally on sharing basis as well which will cost a bit cheaper. After the trek, if the weather became bad and cancelled the flight for few days, you will miss your international flight. In such cases, you have to book helicopter so that you can fly on time for your final departure.

Passport and Visa Processing:

You can apply the visa on upon your arrival at the airport as well. All clients must have a valid passport with at least 6 month validity from return date. Nepalese visa can be obtained from the Nepalese consulate in your country or arrival in Kathmandu airport. Children under 10 years need not pay visa fees. Visa fee is free for Indian as well.
Tribhuvan International Airport is the only international airport of Nepal. Immigration office TIA (Tribhuvan International Airport) under Department of Immigration has been providing Tourist Visa on arrival. On arrival, the visa processing is very quick and easy but sometimes there will be long queue during peak tourist season. If you are visiting Nepal for the purpose of tour, sightseeing, travel, mountaineering, trekking, visiting and families, you should take "tourist visa" to get entry into the country. If you are coming to visit Nepal through India or China borders, you can get the entry visa at the border of Nepal as well. You can apply the tourist visa through online also for that please do the following things.
Please visit online website
http://www.nepalimmigration.gov.np
Go to online application
Click tourist visa and fill out the application. Once you are done, you will get authorized Number with unique submission ID. Print it out and bring it along and show at the airport or border for acquiring visa. It works for 15 days only.
Make payment at the bank according to your visa requirement (15/30/90 Days) and get the receipt

On arrival visa fees

Days

Fee

15

$ 25

30

$ 40

90

$ 100

Insurance Policy:

Travel insurance is the most important thing for all clients who want to participate in any of our adventure tour, trekking, peak climbing and expedition. You have to make sure it in your country before your departure to Nepal. Your Travel insurance must cover all personal accident, medical expenses, emergency helicopter rescue, and luggage missing along with personal liability.
Hence, Travel Insurance is highly recommended for everyone who signs up with United Brothers Trek and Expedition. If you don't have travel insurance, you have to clear all the expenditure for evacuation and medical treatment on the spot which bring trouble and make your entire trip problematic. Therefore, you have to clearly confirm about it with your travel insurance before your trip begin. There are many insurance company and you must choose yourself the most reliable and best one.
Please do send us the copy of your insurance policy or bring it with you while you come on the trip.

High Altitude Sickness:

High Altitude Sickness (HAS) or Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) is one the main problems during the trekking and any one (Mountain climbers, hikers, skiers or travelers) can be victims of AMS apart from their Physical Strength. It is the most dangerous things which has no any specific medicine and one needs to be cautious from the initial period. It starts normally above 2400m and the main causes are walking faster, less drinking water, lack of acclimatization, addiction of alcohol and cigarettes and lower level of oxygen and air pressure. The prime symptoms of AMS are dizziness, headache, vomiting, nausea, insomnia and anorexia. The best way to prevent it is to drink plenty of water, and enough acclimatization at above 2400 m. Our tour leader and staffs will have sufficient first aid medicine and kit but in case of creasing situation of AMS one might need to cancel the trip and descend down. If the situation of the patient is getting worse, clients will be airlifted immediately for further treatment in hospital at Kathmandu.

Essential equipment that needs to bring for the trek:

Please read the brief guideline for packing list which assist you to be well prepared. We have listed most of the important equipment list here but it may differ a little bit according to the season, area of trip and the duration of trek. The sleeping bag and down jacket are provided through United Brothers Trek and Expedition but if you want to bring your own that will be better and fit for you. The porter will carry your luggage but you are required to carry a day-pack (with your valuables or anything important) on your own. Hence we want to request you to pack the necessary thing that you need during the day. You can buy the following things here in Kathmandu as well but the quality will be different.

Valuable documents and items:

  • Passport with valid date and flight tickets

  • Photocopies of valid passport, Passport sized Photos, visa form (easily obtained at Kathmandu airport), proof of insurance

  • Some cash (Dollar, Pound or Euro) for purchasing Nepalese visa at Kathmandu airport, for paying for restaurants and hotels, snacks, and to purchase your own drinks and gifts

  • Credit cards, Bank/ATM/Cash machine cards for withdrawing funds from cash machines (bring a photocopy of your cards), traveler's checks, etc.

Wearing Clothes and equipment:

  • Sleeping bag (good one -20 degree  celcius)

  • Down jacket

  • Gore-Tex jacket with hood, waterproof and breathable

  • Few pairs of T-shirts

  • One pairs of hiking shorts,

  • Fleece or woolen trousers

  • One pairs of hiking trousers

  • Polypropylene shirts (1 half sleeve and 2 long sleeves)

  • Light and expedition weight thermal tops

  • Warm hat (that covers your ears)

  • Few pairs of underwear

  • Warm gloves

  • Few pairs of shocks

  • Cap or Hat (that can be used during the day at lower place to protect from Sun)

  • Bandana or head scarf, also useful for dusty conditions

  • Trekking boots

  • Trekking shoes (light)

  • 2 pairs of Sunglasses

  • Headlamp with extra bulbs and batteries

  • Camera or movie camera

  • 1 medium-sized quick drying towel

  • Gaiters and Crampon (For winter, high passes or peak climbing only), optional

  • Voltage converter (from 220 to 110)

  • Plug adapter (2 round pegs to 2 flat pegs)

Rucksack and Travel Bags:

  • 1 medium rucksack (50-70 liters)

  • 1 large duffel bag

  • A small daypack/backpack for carrying your valuables things

Medical:

  • Small, personal first-aid kit. (Normal and light)

  • Aspirin, first-aid tape, and plasters

  • 1 skin-blister repair kit

  • Anti-diarrhea pills

  • Anti-headache pills

  • Cough and/or cold medicine

  • Anti-altitude sickness pills: Diamox

  • Stomach antibiotic: Ciprofloxacin, etc.

  • Water purification tablets or water filter

Toiletries:

  • Toothbrush/paste

  • 1 small folding knife

  • Multi-purpose soap

  • Sun Cream

  • Deodorants

  • Nail clippers

  • Face and body moisturizer

  • Female hygiene products

  • Small mirror

  • Personal Hygiene

  • Tissue /toilet roll

  • Anti-bacterial hand wash

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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