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Question: - Where will I stay in Kathmandu?
Answer: - According to N. Ks program and itinerary, we will provide you three star standards accommodation in B/B plan in Kathmandu, Pokhara and in other city. However, we will provide accommodation according to your requirement in five stars to economic class as well.

Question: - Can we book a triple or single room?
Answer: - According to N. Ks program and itinerary, we will provide you the double room in shearing basis. However, we will provide you the triple/single rooms in the major city of country on your request. There will be additional cost for the triple room and single supplement. For your kind information, must of the lodges/tent in trekking are for double and the lodges are in remote area are dormitory.

Question: - How will be the accommodation in Trekking?
Answer: - Private rooms are available in most teahouses except for those at very high altitudes. Most toilet and bathrooms are sharing with others. The lodges we are using provide comfortable but with basic accommodation by western standards. However, on our camping treks, we will provide 2man tent for accommodation, toilet tents and provide bathroom facilities for our groups.

Question: - Where do we eat our meals?
Answer: - If you are on a teahouse trek, you will eat Dinner and Breakfast in your teahouse where we stop for overnight. For Lunch, we will stop on the way various trailside restaurants. If you are on a camping trek, we will prepare all meals by our own.

Question: - What type of food will be served?
Answer: - The Local teahouses will serve various foods including western and traditional Nepali meal Dal Bhat (rice, curry and lentils). All teahouses we stay at, have the menu including noodles, rice, potatoes, vegetables, soup, and pizza and French-fries the choice is yours. Soft and hard drinks are available at most of the teahouses.

Question: - How hygienic the food is?
Answer: - It is our prime concern, which is why we do our best to choose teahouses and restaurants with clean and sanitary kitchens. On our camping treks, we provide a cook to prepare safe and tasty meals with our own set of cookery as well as hygienic cleaning facilities.

Question: - Will refrigeration be available for medicines? eg. Insulin
Answer: - Availability of refrigeration cannot be guaranteed. As a general rule, many of our city hotels provide access to small fridges however outside of this, especially when trekking or in home stay environments, you cannot rely on access to refrigeration.

Question: - How many people are on my trip?
Answer: - N. Ks Trekking and Expedition (P.) Ltd is very much concern to provide better service to our clients, more attendance of our guide on your service and you get much more attention and access to our local guides and porters. It means we can safe better accommodation in more remote areas, as we are not such a big group and must importantly, smaller groups are important to preserving the local environment and cultural reliability of the areas where we visit. For these reasons, our standard group size is 10 people maximum.

Question: - I don't want to travel in a group. Do you have set itineraries for individuals?
Answer: - Yes, N. Ks will provide the service according to your requirement. Therefore, you can request your own trip according your time and requirement.

Question: - do you have any age limited to be participation on the trip?
Answer: - N. Ks has no any age limit. So our groups tend to be a complete mixture of age groups. For travelers over 70 years old, we suggested you to contact you doctor regarding your trip, which you like to joint. For all other travelers, we recommend that you check out the Physical and Culture grade that applies to the trip you are considering and make your own judgment according to your fitness levels. The grading for each trip are provided in the Trekking information. For more details, please contact us.

Question: - Who will be my leader?
Answer: - N. Ks trips always lead by the professional and government licensed Nepal Guides. We have the most dependable and experienced guides, who have long experience about the culture and adventure and countryside of Nepal. All of our guides speak good English and have a deep knowledge of the various trekking routes throughout the country.

According to your nationality, we will provide other international language speaking Nepali Guide beside English, likewise, German, Japanese, French, Spanish, Italian, Chinese etc on your request for your comfortable and easy travel.

Question: - Is it possible to make any changes to the itinerary of my group trip?
Answer: - No. It is not possible to make any changes to our group trip itineraries. However, we will provide you, your one privet trip and itinerary on request.

Question: - Can I opt out of certain activities if I want to?
Answer: - Yes. In most situations, the itineraries provided are flexible to enable you to build your own holiday. Our trip leader will be able to help you make any specific alternative arrangements - please notify us at the time of booking. Please note anything organized outside of the group activity will be at your own cost.

Question: - How difficult is the trek on my trip?
Answer: - For all travelers we recommend that you check out the Physical and Culture grade that applies to the trip you are considering and make your own judgment according to your fitness levels. The grading for each trip is provided in the trekking information in the site.

Question: - Where do we get water during the trip??
Answer: - All teahouses have boiled water for trekkers. Your trip leader will provide you boiled or iodize water of your need. However, you can bye the bottle mineral water along the way. Nevertheless, we discourage the purchase of bottled water while on the trail. The plastic bottles are difficult to dispose and have become an environmental problem.

Question: - I am concerned about the political stability of the country through which my trip will travel.
Answer: - N. Ks runs trips in keeping with a basic travel safety policy. Should either the applicable consulates and/or our operations groups on the ground deem an area unsafe; trips will be cancelled to minimize risks to our groups. So please contact us for the details information about it.

Question: - What is the currency in Nepal? Can I change traveller's cheques? Can I use my credit card during my Nepal trip?
Answer: - Nepali Rupees is the local currency in Nepal. The approximately equivalence Rates for one US $ = 70 Nrs, 1 EUR=80 Nrs. However, you can use your Travellers cheques, MasterCard, Visa Card and can find ATM in major city of the country. Also foreign money exchange counter are available in the major tourist places throughout the counter.

Topic: what to pack?
Question: - Can I take a suitcase rather than the recommended back pack?
Answer: - We strongly advise that you do not bring a suitcase, as they are bulky and difficult to carry and can be difficult for you to secure on trains etc. In trekking all the bags are carried by porter. So, you are strongly recommended to bring backpack or soft bag for trekking.

Question: - Can I store excess luggage in hotel at the starting point of every trip hotel?
Answer: - Yes, you can store your excess luggage in hotel; your trip leader will help you to manage this on the sport and you will collect if on your arrive back. Of course this is only an advantage if your trip is circular, i.e. returning to the starting point.

Question: - Do I need to bring a sleeping bag?
Answer: - Generally, trips that involve trekking, Rafting or overnight stays in Tent do require a sleeping bag or sheet. However, you can rent in Kathmandu or in Pokhara, depends on your trip direction; the renting cost will be on your own.

Question: - What clothes and footwear should bring with me?
Answer: -
Loose Fitting Hiking Paints (For men or women))
Long Skirts for Women (Below the knees). Long underwear, tight pants can be worn
under skirts if desired. One cultural note, shorts for women are not culturally appropriate outside of Kathmandu. In addition, most Nepali or western men do not wear shorts either but it is acceptable.
Long and short sleeve t-shorts/turtlenecks
Several pairs of thick socks
Light weight long underwear, top and bottom
Wide brim hat to protection from on face, ears, & neck..
Underwear etc.

What kind of footwear should I bring?
1-Pair well broken in hiking shoes or boots. Consider spare inserts if needed.
1-Pair new condition lightweight walking/running shoes.

Tell me more about anything else::
Flashlight with spare batteries and bulbs
Couple of handkerchiefss
Pocketknife
Stuff sacks
Toiletriess
Soaps/Shampoo
Hand Towel
Feminine Hygiene Items.
Lighters/Matches
Mountains sun glasses (for trekking)
Spare eye glasses or contact lenses own who need it.
Hand shell Water Bottles.
Emergency Contact Information.
Personal Medical Kit (Consult Expert Medicine Advice): In trekking in the Himalayas you will be a long way from any reliable health care center. In any situations, you will have to deal with your own or others medical problems. Besides having an appropriate first aid kit, understanding and knowing how to treat them is essential. You are advised to have your own first aid kit to deal with minor ailments. It is also essential for you to have a plentiful supply of any medications you use regularly. It is also advisable to carry prescriptions or written record giving names of these medications in case extra emergency supplies are needed. However, our trip leader will have first aid kid during the trip.

Question: - Are there any other optional item's to consider bringing?
Answer: - Sport sandals/Flip Flops for camp and bath, Camera Equipments, Photos, Binoculars, Altimeter, Compass, Thermometer, Books/Notebook, Swim Suit, Shaving Equipment, Playing Things, Zip Lock Bags, Raincoat etc..

Day Bag Pack (To be carried by you during trek)
Rucksack (To be carried by your porter), Please note that luggage carried by porter needs to be limited. Couples may bring a single duffel bag limited to 55 lb. Please contact us if you have trouble meeting these requirements.

Question: - What about shells and insulators?
Answer: - Windproof & Water Proof Outwear, Jacket and Pants, Fleece Jacket/Sweater (wool), Cold Weather Hat (wool), Water Resistant Gloves or Fleece Gloves with Waterproof Shellss

Topic: Arrive/Departure Information
Question: - Are airport transfers included in the trip price?
Answer: - Yes, generally all the airport transfers in Nepal are included in the price. However if your arrive/departure time and data is different from the group, you are required to pay extra cost for this.

Question: - What is the check in time and Departure tax?
Answer: - Generally check-in time is 2 to 3 hours before take of time. The required airport tax to South Asian country is s Nrs. 1100 (US $ 16) and rest of the country is Nrs. 1700 (US $ 24).

Topic: traveling with children
Question: - Can I take my young children on trips?
Answer: - We do not recommend you to bring the children less than 12 years of age on the group trips. However, we will organize a special suitable trip for your family with younger children on your requirement. .

Topic: financial security
Question: - What financial protection does N. Ks provide?
Answer: - N. Ks River Experience and N. Ks Trekking and Expeditions is the Registered company with Ministry of Tourism of Nepal government and an active member of the Trekking Agents Association of Nepal and Nepal Mountaineering Association and Nepal Association of Rafting Agents, which we believe provides the best financial cover for your payment. We have the Bank Guaranty to the Ministry. When N. Ks receives money from either you or from your travel agent, the funds are deposited into the Guaranteed Bank.

Topic: communication service in Nepal
Question: - Can I call and call collect?
Answer: - There are many privet communication services in the major city throughout the country to call to all over in world. Moreover, those will provide you a "call-back" option: you call your home, give them the phone number of the "communication shop", and ask your persons to call you back. The minimum cost will be applicable for this service.

Question: - How about Internet access?
Answer: - Now days cyber cafes are available all over in major city. In the main tourist centers of Kathmandu and Pokhara, you will find cyber cafes in every corner. These cafes provide full Internet services including ftp services, Internet phones, etc. Moreover, these days there are some cyber cafes that help you to call in United States and European country through Internet in a very reasonable cost.

Question: - Is there any daily media for national and international news?
Answer: - In Kathmandu and Pokhara, major international newspapers and newsmagazines (International Herald Tribune, USA Today, Newsweek, Economist, and Time etc) are available in the bookshops. Cable television is also available throughout the country. Must of the hotel are providing access to cable TV where you can probably get BBC World, CNN, DW and other international news media for twenty-four.

Topic: - Local and Culture, dose and don'ts:s:
Question: - Is there anything that I need to be aware of about local customs and culture?
Answer: - Culture and customs in Nepal run very deeply. Some of them you will find interesting, some strange and others beyond logic. However, as long as you show respect and sensitivity to local traditions, willingness to learn and adapt to Nepalese ways and values, you will be fine. For a people so deeply rooted in traditions and culture, Nepalese are remarkably open-minded and easy-going. If at any time, you have doubts, ask or simply do what other Nepalese do.

The list here is just a simple, brief introduction and in no way exhaustive:
✏ "Namaste" is a common act done by putting the palms together in a prayer like gesture to greet anyone in Nepal. Do not take it seriously if any Nepalese hesitates to shake hands because it really has not been very long since western traditions crept into the Nepalese way of life. In Nepal, people especially women; do not normally shake hand when they greet one another.

♣ Use your right hand to eat and deal with food. Nepalese use their left-hand to wash themselves after defecating. Also remember that most Nepalese use their fingers to eat and using spoons and forks is not common, especially when you are having "Daal Bhat", but this does not mean, however that the guest are not to use fork, knives and spoons.

♣ Visit to a Hindu temple, Buddhist Stupa, rooms and some ones houses are expected to be without shoes as a mark of respect and clean.

♣ Beef is prohibited among both the Hindus and Buddhists and no female animal is killed for food.

♣ Major Hindu temples are usually off-limits to foreigners. Do not enter them or take pictures unless given permission to. Do not take leather articles inside the temple precinct as they are prohibited.

♣ Men should not walk/trek around bare-chested. Shorts are acceptable, but long pants are better. Women are recommended to wear long skirts. Exposure of women's legs can bring unnecessary, so avoid wearing shorts and short skirts. We would like to suggest you that dont use only sun and beach wear which can display publicly.

♣ Public display of affection between man and woman are uncivilized in our society and is frowned upon. Kissing, cuddling, hugging in public areas is absolutely discouraged.

♣ Please be patient. Anger and impatience will rarely make things better. Nepalese have a way of taking everything very cool.

♣ Cheap charity breeds beggars but does not solve their basic problem. Therefore, please do not encourage beggary by being benevolent.

♣ Beware of touts who claim to be representatives of companies and offer to take you bargain

♣ Use hotel safety boxes for your valuables. Do not leave cash and other valuable things lying around in the room.

♣ Finally, be aware that the tradition of tips to your guide and porters. They have been making hope to receive after your trip completion.

Question: - What is the most important thing to know about travel to Nepal?
Answer: - To choose and use authorizes and right service provider. Any trip in Nepal is an exercise in exciting uncertainty. Choosing a reputable, stable tour operator limits surprises to things you can enjoy dealing with. Consider N. Ks Trekking and Expedition is the one of the best option for any trip to Nepal.

Question: - How far in advance do I need to book?
Answer: - The farther in advance you book, the greater availability of dates you will find. For popular destinations, such as Everest and Annapurna, we recommend reserving at least three months in advance. However, we will try to provide you the last minute travel service as well.

Question: - Do I need travel insurance?
Answer: - Sure, the travel insurance is highly recommended. Most travel insurance covers emergency flights, medical expenses, and theft or loss of belongings. If you are planning to go rafting or trekking or such as a adventure tour, make sure your insurance covers these adventures activities. Remember to keep your receipts to make claims. In order to make claims on lost or stolen items, you will need a police report issued in Nepal by the Interpol Section of the Nepal Police. Your trip leader will fully help you to all of those things.

Question: - If I need to see a doctor for Emergency, where can I do so?
Answer: - Almost all good doctors and all well outfitted hospitals and clinics are in city like, Kathmandu, Pokhara etc. Visiting a doctor in a clinic is probably better than going directly to a public hospital. However, some international Clinics treat for the travelers in the major tourist city in the country. For that, your trip leader will help you.

Question: - How safe is Nepal?
Answer: - Nepal is one of the safest places in the world. Violent crimes are very rare, and the only real concern to a traveler is petty theft. However, if you take basic common sense precaution, there is nothing to fear. Do not bring valuable things with you unless necessary for your trip. Keep your money and other valuables in a money belt or pouch strapped around your waist. Lock your bags and luggage. Moreover, if you join with us to organize your trip, you do not have to be worried for all of above things. We will help and take care concerning all about your safety and security. .

Question: - I heard about political violence mid-west regions of Nepal. Can you tell me something about these activities?
Answer: - The problems has been solved

Question: - Is there any law (s) I should particularly be aware of?
Answer: - Yes, you shouldn't have to go for trekking in the controlled trekking areas without having trekking permit or mountaineering permit and National park entrance permit and guide for every where as well.

Question: - How about street beggars and touts?
Answer: - As in any poor country with enough "rich" foreigners, Nepal has its share of street beggars and intermediaries touts are trying to sell you everything from information to drugs. There is no need to be intimidated by them. If you are not interested, mind your own business or tell them no thanks and to leave you alone.

Question: - Is there anything to shop in Nepal?
Answer: - Kathmandu known as shopper paradise for real work of art, handicrafts and cheap souvenirs. Some of the popular things that foreigners usually shop in Nepal are embroidered clothes, Tibetan carpets, pottery, masks and puppets, metal work, jewelries, wood carving, statues, , Khukuri (Traditional Nepalese Ghorkha Knife), Thanka Paintings and hand made paper and productions. Other than souvenir goods, imported goods, from cosmetics to electrical articles are also available in Kathmandu. The imported stuffs are of nice quality and they are all in very reasonable prices.

Nevertheless, it is very important that you remember to take help from your trip leader while you go for the shopping in Nepal. They can make good deal with shopkeepers.

Question: - Is tipping commonplace in Nepal?
Answer: - Yes, tipping is commonplace in Nepal. However, you can take the advice with your leader, how much and where and when tipping is appropriate.e.

 
 

 

 

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