You will stay in the best teahouse or home-stay available in the area. Teahouses and home-stays are basic accommodations, offering a few choices of food, clean beds, cozy rooms and a small dinning area for their guests. Staying there gives you the chance to meet local people and to get to know them better.
# Can I charge my camera or phone during the trek?
Most of the time you can charge your camera or phone during a trek. Some teahouses are using solar power and they usually charge around Rs. 300 for a full phone charge.
We recommend bringing a portable battery pack or extra batteries for your camera.
# Do teahouses/homestays have wifi or internet access?
Only the well-developed trails like Annapurna circuit, Poonhill, Everest base camp, have internet services in their tea houses but other than that, there is no internet access in the other trekking areas that are still remote.
# Do I need to bring a water filter?
No, you don't have to, but we do recommend brining a water bottle with built-in filter. Your guide will carry a water filter and water purification pills where it's necessary. Teahouses and home-stays have water filters or access to safe drinking water. We recommend brining a water bottle with built-in filter by lifestraw.
# Do I need to bring my own sleeping bag and mat?
If your trip includes camping, then you need to bring your own sleeping bag and mat. If the trip does not include camping, then you only need to bring a sleeping bag.
# Can I hire porters to carry my gear?
Yes, you can hire porters to carry your gear. We provide one guide per two trekkers, carrying maximum weight of 20 kilos.
# Do I need mosquito/bug repellent?
It is a good idea to have a repellent with you. At higher altitudes, you are less likely to get bitten by mosquitos, but if you are visiting the southern areas of Nepal than it will come very handy.
# Can I rent gear (sleeping bag/mat, down jacket, trekking poles, mountain bike...)?
We recommend you bring your own gear if you can, but you can also rent gear from us or at adventure gear shops in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
# Can I bring a drone with me?
We recommend not to bring a drone with you. It is against the law in Nepal to fly a drone without governmental permission. Even if you want to get permission to fly one, it takes a couple of days and lots of paper work in order to get it approved.
# What happens if I get injured or have altitude sickness during my trip?
Your safety comes first! Your local adventure guides are well experienced and equipped with a medical kit. They will make sure you get proper care and medical treatment if necessary. We highly recommend you get travel insurance for your time in Nepal. Here is a good insurance provider(World Nomads).
# What type of visa do I need and how do I get it?
You need to get a tourist visa on arrival at the Kathmandu airport. You need to pay all fees in US dollars or Euros. They don't accept credit/debit cards. You need to have passport photos as well. If possible, it's easier and faster to apply online prior to your visit. Use this link: VISAHQ.
# Do I have to carry all my gear on my mountain bike tour?
We will have a support vehicle which will carry all our gear. During rides you will just carry your small back pack with water, snacks, and personal items. We want you to fully enjoy your ride.
# Is the tap water in Nepal safe to drink?
As a general rule, the water in Nepal is not safe to drink. It is particularly dirty in Kathmandu and other large urban areas. Nicer restaurants will give you filtered water to drink with your meal; use your judgement as to weather or not it’s safe to consume. If you’re not sure about your water quality, use a water filter like a LifeStraw or chlorine tablets to purify it.
# Are there ATMs in Nepal?
There are plenty of ATMs in Kathmandu and Pokhara; however, do not count on an ATM being available in smaller cities or towns.