Find the Real Nepal
Experience powerful cultural connections and mountainous landscapes by traveling the trails of Nepal. Connections Nepal offers opportunities to travelers who are interested in learning more about the deep traditions and diverse ethnic groups found within this beautiful landscape. Through intimate home-stays and treks that take you off the tourist trails, our guests experience the real Nepal.
Nepal Travel Informations
Nepal Visa Information
If you are travelling to Nepal you have to have a valid passport and visa. You can get a on-arrival visa to Nepal at the Tribhuvan International Airport or at entry point of border.
On Arrival Visa Requirements:
- Valid passport should have a validity at least 6 month of expiry
- Applicable visa Fee(US Dollar or Nepalese Rupee)
- Two Passport size photos
- Completed visa form
Entry Points of Nepal
- Tribhuvan International Airport Kathmandu(Capital City)
- Kakarvitta, Jhapa (Eastern Nepal)
- Birjung Parsa(Central Nepal)
- Kodari, Sindhupalchowk (Northern Border)
- Rupandehi (Belhiya, Bhairahawa)(Western Nepal)
- Jamunaha, Nepalgunj ,Banke (Mid- Western Nepal)
- Mohana, Dhangadhi ,Kailali(Far -Western Nepal)
- Gadda Chauki, Mahendranagar ,Kanchanpur(Far -Western Nepal)
- 15 Days- USD $30 for a 15 Day single entry
- 30 Days-USD $50 for a 30 Day single entry
- 90 Days-USD $125 for a 90 Day single/Multiple entry
Visas can be extended for a 150 Days in a visa year(Jan-Dec).
- Visa Extensions fees for 15 Days or less=USD $30
- Visa Extensions fees for more than 15 Days=USD $2 per day
- Visa Extensions fees for more than 30 Days=USD $60 for 30 Days
Nepal have only one International Airport and to get to Nepal peoples’ find flight to the only international airport Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. There have been ongoing construction of further International Airports in Pokhara and Gautam Buddha Airport in Bhairahawa. The international airport of kathmandu have 12 flights routes.
Flights to Nepal
Europe to Nepal:
The one European flight to Nepal is Turkish airlines service.
USA AND CANADA TO NEPAL
There is no any direct flight to Nepal From USA and Canada, peoples’ find easier to fly to Nepal from Bangkok, Malaysia, Qatar, Singapore, Either way takes 24 to 36 hour to get Nepal
Asia to Nepal
There are many more options in this region to get Nepal. The airlines are Biman Bangladesh from Bangladesh, Gulf Air Abu Dhabi from United Arab Emirates, Bangkok and Thai International from Thailand, Indian Airlines from India.
Overland into Nepal
- South Nepal: Sunauli Border
- South Nepal: Raxaul/Birgunj Border
- East Nepal: Panitanki Border
- West Nepal: Mahendranagar Border
Visitors must have the valid passport and visa which are taken from borders.
- Nepal has four main seasons .The mildest climate can be found in Kathmandu Valley. Some places around the kathmandu valley are snowing but mostly places doesn’t get snow but the tempuratures can get very cold. In monsoon, summer the valley doesn’t get flood but some of the under construction roads do.
- In the mountains north region weather changes fast very quickly. In winter it is too hazy and snow block the many roads and walking trails due to heavy snow fall and in monsoon some places get landslides.
- To south in the jungle side many forest/jungles always get hot and humid, some places get big forest fire every year.
Four Seasons of Nepal
The most popular trekking seasons is Autumn middle of September to Last week of November. This is the very perfect time to visit Nepal if you are going for trekking and other adventurous activities. This is just after monsoon so the air are dry and clear where you can see very beautiful scenic view of white and green mountains. In many places starting blooming different kind of flowers which makes areas so beautiful.
Winter season start in Nepal from December to middle of February throughout Nepal. Big snowfall took places in the northern part of Nepal, the temperature goes very cold and life there will be difficult. Mountains are all covered with snow, and looks beautiful. Trekking and other adventurous are very difficult in winter season. snow block the many roads and walking trails due to heavy snow fall.
Summer Season Starts from May to June. It gets hot and humid with several monsoon rain on the hottest day. The days are more hazy/cloudy and very hard to see views, stunning scenic mountains.
Spring seasons starts from late February to May, it is the Nepal’s second biggest tourist season. Flowers starts blooming and there will be some rainfall in the west part. There will be some clouds so mountains view will be not seen from distance but when the weather is clear you can see very beautiful mountains, and landscapes.
When to go?
The best times to go trekking are from Mid-February to May and the end of September to Mid-December. During this periods the temperature is agreable, in the temperature of 26c,falling to 5c at night. Of course of high altitude temperature can be colder, During monsoon months from MID-JUNE to MID-SEPTEMBER Trekking may be dangerous due to the slippery trails, many landslides and mudslides in mountains. Jumla, Dolpo and Mustang, which are in the Tibetan Plateau are little affected by monsoon and it is possible to treks in those areas during the monsoon season. From December to Mid-February high elevations are snowbound and mountain passes are often closed.
Currency Exchange in Nepal
The best way to exchange the foreign currency is from money exchanger, you can find the money exchanger inside the airport or Thamel street in Kathmandu city. There is many foreign exchanger around Thamel and lakeside in Pokhara. The foreign exchanger office will show the latest rate outside of their office.
Currency of Nepal
Nepal currency is Rupees. There are 2 types of money in Nepal, Paper Money and coin Money. The most uses Nepali paper money are Rs, 5,10,20,50,100,500 and 1,000. The coins money are 1,2, and 5.
The most towns and cities of Nepal have a Public bus park. Buses are with 16 to 25 seaters with no air conditions. Other public transportations available are Micro bus, Taxi etc.
Mostly visitors who visit to Nepal took a Tourist bus that serve Kathmandu-Pokhara-Chitwan-Lumbini. Mostly of them have a good seats with air conditions. Also you can booked cars, Jeep and vans for your tour you should book it earlier. Mostly the tourist vechiles have air condition and clean.
The domestic air transportation is very popular in Nepal. You can get a domestic flights from kathmandu to other big cities like Pokhara, Lukla, Bharatpur(Chitwan), Dhangadi, Biratnagar, etc.The are more than 10 airlines that took a flight everyday around Nepal with scenic views of white and green Mountain. The airlines like Nepal Airlines, Buddha Air , Yeti Airlines, Shree Air, Simrik Air, Guna Air, etc took flight to Pokhara,Chitwan,Dhangadi,Biratnagar which have 70-80 seater and the airlines like Summit Air, Sita Air, Tara Air and Nepal Airlines took a mountain region flight to Lukla,Jomsoom,Dolpo with 15-20 seaters.
Altitude sickness is the response to the lack of oxygen in the body. High altitude can affect any one it start from the elevation of (2,500)meter high. The general symptoms of High altitude sickness nausea, loss of appetite, not getting sleep, shortness of breath etc. Altitude sickness can be prevented by rest which is adaption of body with the thin air. If we start walking slowly and a same step everyday the body will adjust the height automatically. A person who has already climbed more than 6000 meter may have difficulties at lower altitude if he/her walk rapidly. Alcoholic drinks should not be taken by the de-hydrated peoples. It may risk of high altitude problems. A peoples’ must have a good acclimatization and drinks more fluid, it helps to makes yours body hydrated. 4 liters of water or more is usually necessary to drinks.
Symptoms of Altitude Sickness
- Loss of Appetite
- Irregular breathing, more in sleeping time
- Not getting sleep
- Swelling of Hands and Face
Some of our most Popular Trekking Tours
We have recommended Ram as a guide to many, many people and everyone has come back from a trip with him deeply touched. He’s a remarkable man and one who has worked hard through out his life to give us in the West the most amazing insight into his home. I hope you get that chance to walk with him.
We have trekked with Ram and most recently with Pradeep on several trips to different parts of Nepal and enthusiastically recommend Connections Nepal. Our trips were carefully planned and customized for us, and changes required during the trips were quickly and skillfully managed. We learned so much from Ram and Pradeep about the areas we were trekking through and the people living there. Ram and Pradeep treated us like family, not just clients, and we can’t wait to return to trek with them again.
My daughter and I were very fortunate to have such a hands-on and culturally rich experience in exploring the mountains and people of Nepal. Ram Karki simply made it happen, opening his world to us.”
Pradeep Jung Karki and his company, https://connectionsnepal.com/, were key to my journey. He has a wonderful way of relating his country and its awe inspiring places and people to his clients. His experience stems from the family business and he has grown up with a father who is also a trekking guide for his career. Pradeep had planned the trip with care to be sure I had good accommodations and food every day, as well as being ready to steady me or carry one more thing of mine if he thought I had too much in my pack. Both he and Ram Kumar were the best! My trek was a bit different, as I have a prosthetic right leg, and as they wanted me to have a journey that was at my own pace, they chose to take just myself, as I was not planning to travel with family or friends. They did not want me to feel I was holding anyone back or being too slow…rather, they wanted the journey to be on my own terms and abilities. How thoughtful that was, because although we always love to travel with others, I met so many folks along the way during the breaks and lodges that it seemed we were hiking with others anyway! So finally, at age 63, I finally traveled to Nepal, to Kathmandu, to Pokhara, to a trekking loop in the Annapurna area. All wonderful places I found myself, and among such fine, heart-full people everywhere I went. I had a marvelous and demanding trek, which was absolutely perfect and more than I could have ever imagined, with huge thank yous to https://connectionsnepal.com/ !!
“What a wonderful world” is the word that I give to Nepal and Connections Nepal team. There was a big support and services when I walked with you in 1st time and your team in 2nd time. And I wish to walk with you again and again in the near future for several routes.
Trekking with Connections Nepal is an extraordinary experience. Their attention to hospitality, safety, and creating an experience customized to the needs and desires of every individual in our group far exceeded expectations. With Pradeep and Ram, you are part of the family. We can’t wait to come back again!
As a first time traveler to Nepal, or anywhere in Asia, having Ram and Pradeep as my guide provided peace of mind on my journey through their extensive planning and graceful handling of unexpected events. They are both wonderful people, and amazing guides, providing commentary on the history and culture of Nepal that really made the trip even more fantastic. I would recommend them to anyone planning on trekking in Nepal.