Our Frequently Asked Questions
How do I get to Nepal?
In order to fly directly to Nepal from you home country, Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu is the only international airport in Nepal. Thai airways, Qatar Air, Gulf Air, Indian Airlines, Jet Airways, Korean Air, Ethiad Air, Silk Air, Air Arabia, Druk Air, Jet Lite, Dragon Air, and Air China carry most of the foreign travelers to Kathmandu. If you buy tickets from any other airlines, you will probably connect with one of these airlines for the final leg of flight.
Alternatively, if you have valid visa, you can travel to Nepal via India and Tibet (China).
When is the best time to visit Nepal?
October and November are considered the best time of the year. The main festivals of Dashain and Tihar (greatest Hindu festivals) fall during these months. The sky remains clear having pleasant temperature. February – May is also good time for traveling, as you will see rhododendron blooming in the mountains while you are on trek. December and mid- February will be snowy and cold in the mountains.
What is altitude sickness?
Altitude sickness often known as acute mountain sickness (A.M.S.) 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.
What happens if there is an emergency?
All of our guides are trained in basic first aid and can deal with the basic ailments that may occur on trek. In the event of an emergency “Visit Himalaya Treks Pvt.Ltd” will cover initial expenses of any rescue operation. It is a condition of booking that you are adequately insured for such an event as these expenses will need to be recovered from your insurance company. In the more frequented regions there are health posts, which have been established by foreign doctors and many are staffed by overseas personnel. We are associated members of The Himalayan Rescue Association.