EBC Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: Where is Nepal?
Ans: Nepal, Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal, is a landlocked sovereign state located in South Asia, lies between 80 degree 12′ east longitude and 26 degree 22′ and 30 degree 27′ north latitude. More
Q: How to Enter in Nepal?
Ans: You can enter Nepal by flight to Nepal International Airport and overland entry from Indian.
Q: Do I need visa to get in Nepal, and where to apply?
Ans: All foreign nationals, except Indian citizens, require visas to enter Nepal. Nepal entry visa, you can obtain easily upon your arrival at Nepal International Airport in Kathmandu and overland entrance immigration office. Please bring 2 copies of passport size photos.
Q: When is the best time to visit in Nepal?
Ans: Best time to visit in Nepal are February to June in spring and September to December in autumn however, rest of the months are okay and trek can be done but not as much as nice comparing those season due to winter and raining respectably.
Q: Are there ATM facilities in Nepal?
Ans: Yes, in Kathmandu, Chitwan, Lumbini and Pokhara. International credit cards (Master Card, Visa Card etc) are also accepted in all leading hotels, shopping centers, bars and restaurants.
Q: Do I need travel insurance?
Ans: Yes. It is necessary to have travel insurance for all clients which covers personal injury, medical expenses, repatriation expenses, helicopter evacuation, loss of luggage etc.
Q: Is it safe for tourist to travel in Nepal?
Ans: Yes it is 99% safe.
Q: What is the national language of Nepal?
Ans: Nepal’s national language is called Nepali. It is also official language of Nepal.
Q: Can I pay in dollars/Euros in the mountains?
Ans: No, you can’t. You need to have local currency for your personal expenses in the mountains. Please note that foreign currencies are not accepted in the mountains.
Q: What happens in case of emergency?
Ans: We prepared for any emergency situation and know how to handle it. Our guides are trained in first aid and can deal with most of the basic ailments that occur during a trek. Every client should have his own insurance before coming to Nepal for case of emergency.
Q: Do you have an airport pick-service?
Ans: Yes we do. If requested prior to your arrival, we can arrange for our airport representative to greet you outside the terminal hall, you will be taken to your hotel.
Q: Do people in Kathmandu understand English?
Ans: Yes, most people involved in tourism can speak and understand English. Nepal is can speak a variety of languages like French, German, Spanish, Italian, Chinese and Japanese. Given notice, we can provide you with a guide who can speak your own language during your tour in Nepal.
Q: Is it safe to travel by road in Nepal?
Ans: Yes. The main tourist centers like Pokhara, Chitwan and Lumbini are connected by good roads and all main routes are well serviced by tourist buses. However, roads to other towns for example Jiri and Dhunche are steep and narrow and only local buses are available. We advise you to hire a private jeep to travel these roads safely.
Q: Will you reconfirm my return flight?
Ans: Yes. We reconfirm return flights free of charge.
Q: Are reliable Internet Cafes available in Kathmandu?
Ans: Yes, There are numerous internet cafes in Thamel and around Kathmandu. Costs vary and typically reflect the service available, budget around US$2 for 1 hours use.
Q: Can we change the itinerary?
Ans: Depending on any given situation, you can modify it to some extent after consulting with your guide. However, the date of your trek completion should always coincide with the original itinerary.
Q: What is altitude sickness?
Ans: Altitude sickness often known as acute mountain sickness (AMS) in general may occur when people ascend too quickly normally in altitudes of over 3000 m. We ensure minimal risk by building in rest days into our trekking itineraries. Most people will feel some affect of altitude, shortness of breath and possibly light headed, this is fairly common.
Acute mountain sickness is very different and normally involves a severe headache, sickness and loss of awareness. In almost every potential case there are enough warning signs to take appropriate action. Descending to a lower altitude will generally be enough to prevent any further problems.
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