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Vertex Holiday
Visit Nepal 2020

Frequently Asked Questions

01: Why choose Vertex Holiday?

·         We provide range of services as follows:

  • ·         All information regarding travel and tourism in Nepal
  • ·         Guided trekking, tours and climbing packages with experienced government authorized leaders.
  • ·         Quality service as per your travel needs.
  • ·         Reasonable cost with quality service.
  • ·         Custom tailor made trips and packages as per client’s needs.
  • ·         Arrange your Domestic and International Air ticket to and from Nepal
  • ·         Safer and secure mode of payment.

How do I book trekking and tour packages to Nepal?

Booking can be done online if the provided itinerary suits your interest , however if you want to customize your holiday packages then we can communicate via email , WhatsApp  or by phone.

When is the best season to travel to Nepal?

The best season to visit Nepal is from March to May and September to November. However, if you are willing to visit Nepal during low tourist season then you are welcome during any time of the year as there are abundant choices in terms of accommodation and flight. But you must be a type of person who is comfortable with extreme weather including rain and wind. During June/August it is better to do trekking in rain shadow regions like Upper Mustang, Dolpa in Nepal and Mt. Kailash in Tibet.

How can I obtain a visa to travel to Nepal? How much does it Cost?

All nationals except Indian citizens require visa to enter into Nepal. For most nationalities there is Visa on Arrival service available.  Since the world is going into the digital age, the best way to obtain tourist visa is via the official portal of Immigration click Here

The cost of tourist visa is as follows

•          15 days: US$25

•          30 days: US$40

•          90 days: US$100

Note: This is multiple entry visa which means, you don’t need to reapply if you are visiting Tibet or Bhutan, and come here for your flight back home. You’ll need to bring two PP sized photos and USD cash for Visa on Arrival service. 

What kind of hotels do you use?

In cities like Kathmandu and Pokhara we do provide stars hotel as per your request. During trekking we provide accommodation in Lodges or Tea houses. Tea house are local lodges with hot showers, western food menu and private room (twin sharing). In this arrangement overnight halts with dinner and breakfast will be in Tea houses (Lodges) and Lunch in local restaurants on the route. As you will be staying in locally owned lodges you will be benefiting and interacting with the local community with the opportunity of knowing  the culture.

What kind of tour & trekking guide do you use for the trip?

We use government authorized, experienced and English speaking guides. Apart from that Chinese and German speaking guides are available with additional fees.

Is it ok to take photographs of people of Villages?

Yes, it is ok to take photographs but with their consent. Sometimes they may be uncomfortable being photographed without asking. And it is always better to provide copies of the photographs to us so that we can provide the printed photos to the people on our next trip.

Do I have to tip my guide/porter?

It is not mandatory to tip guide or porter however; if you are satisfied with their service then it is your choice. Everyone is always grateful for a little extra income.

How much weight do I allow for my porter?

It is recommended for you to bring two bagpacks where the smaller one is for your valuables, water and things you might need frequently. The bigger bagpack with a maximum of 20 kg including sleeping bag so that your personal porter can have room for his personal stuff.

Should I feel embarrassed expecting a porter to carry my pack?

No, you should not. The reason being , firstly they are getting employment so that they can support their livelihood and secondly they grew up on these terrain and are experienced in what they do.

How fit do I have to be for Trekking?

Physically you don’t have to be a heavy lifter nor do you have to be a marathon runner, however mentally you must be able to follow instructions provided by your guide. 

What is Trek Briefing?

It is a small counselling program provided by our guide, in order to prepare you mentally before the trek begins. In the briefing you will be notified about all the important information about the trekking.

Are there any age restrictions?

No, there aren’t any. However, there are several trekking destinations which are not so suitable for children and pensioner. In that case we will provide trekking packages with slightly lighter itineraries. 

What if I haven't camped before?

Well that is not a thing to worry about, as we will arrange all the necessary items including thermal sleeping mat. We are pretty much sure that you will grow to love sleeping in tented camps during the trek. PS you can bring extra mattress for extra comfort. 

Can I make my trek longer?

Definitely, yes you can. However you must let us know about your idea about shortening and extending the itinerary and then we can customize the trek duration as per your interest. Furthermore, there is always a possibility of the cost of the trek to be added.

What do I bring for trekking?

Well, it depends on various things like the trekking route, your interest  and weather. However some of the items are listed below.

  • ·         Sleeping bag
  • ·         Windproof  clothing
  • ·         Hiking boots
  • ·         Couple pairs of socks
  • ·         Sunglasses
  • ·         Cap
  • ·         Warm jacket 

What's involved in a Typical Day?

07.30 Breakfast

08.30 Start trekking

11.00 Tea/Coffee Break

13.00 Lunch Break

17.00 Reach to Guesthouse.

19.00 Dinner.

20.00 Briefing for the Next Day

20.30 Entertainment.

21.00 Time to bed

What are meals like ?

In major cities breakfast is included in the package.

During trekking where there is availability of lodges, the meals are served as per the menu.

During camping treks and climbing , our trekking staffs will be responsible for all the meals.

Will I be able to deal with the high altitude?

Yes , as our itineraries are tailored in such a way that they are suitable for people living on the sea level. But you have to follow the instructions provided by your guide.

Will I Get Sick From The Food And Water In Nepal?

 Well, answering this question is little tricky. There is always chance for a person getting sick while travelling, but the reason might not be the food or water but due to different climatic and weather they were living in. A sudden change in these factors may cause alterations in their metabolism.  The food and water you choose is also a major factor, so we recommend to use water purification methods during trek. As for the meals, we suggest you to choose vegetarian diet during the trekking so that the food will not be of any burden to you. We are concerned about the health hazards therefore we will provide organic and hygienic food.

Is Communication to home possible on trek?

Mostly yes. In the main cities, there are various network providers who have 3G and 4G reception.  In the remote areas the availability of network is minimal , however most of the lodges and teahouses have WiFi services available for which you’ll have to pay an extra charge.

Will somebody come to pick me up at the Airport on my arrival?

Yes, our airport representative will be there waiting for you with Vertex Holiday’s sign and will assist you to the designated hotel.

How are expenses and costs for a tourist in Nepal?

The unit of currency of Nepal is Nepalese Rupees (Nrs). In April of 2021 the exchange rate is as follows.

1 US$ = 116 Nrs ,1€ =136 Nrs and 1UK£=160 Nrs

There are abundant numbers of ATMs who will accept International Visa Cards in the cities. American Express and Mastercards are less commonly available. During trekking in remote areas make sure to carry hard cash in Nepalese rupees. One can exchange them in Banks and Exchange counters in the cities.

Costs and expenses are lower in comparison to other countries. A descent, clean and quiet hotel room will cost you as low as $30 per night in the major cities. A fancy boutique hotel might cost at least three times of that. The cost of meals is also of good value as you will have to spend just a couple of dollars for a nice meal.

During trekking or in the mountains you will have to spend $20 per day which includes 3 meals including a bed for the night. Double that budget and you can afford a porter to carry your bagpack. Camping treks will cost a little more than $100 per day.