How do I get Nepal Visa and Cost?
To obtain a Nepal visa, you have two options:
Visa on Arrival:
Upon arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu or other entry points, you can fill out a visa application form available at the airport.
You will need to provide a valid passport, a recent passport-sized photograph, and the visa fee in the form of cash (preferably in USD) or using a credit card.
The visa fees are as follows:
- 15 days: USD 30
- 30 days: USD 50
- 90 days: USD 125
Online Visa Application:
You can also apply for a Nepal visa online in advance through the official website of the Department of Immigration of Nepal. Fill out the online application form and make the payment using a credit or debit card.
After the successful submission of your online application, you will receive a visa approval letter via email, which you can print and present upon arrival at the immigration desk to obtain your visa.
Is accommodation and meals included in this package?
Yes, this package includes full board accommodation and meals throughout the trek, as well as a bed and breakfast in Kathmandu. In Kathmandu, we arrange accommodation in tourist standard hotels, while during the trek, accommodation is provided in lodges, guest houses, and teahouses with shared amenities. The rooms are based on twin-sharing, where you will be paired with another member of the same gender in your group. If requested, triple-sharing can be arranged both in Kathmandu and during the trek. Single supplements are available at an additional cost.
The accommodation options during the trek are basic but comfortable, with room amenities becoming more basic as the altitude increases. Toilet and bathroom facilities are typically shared among the guests. Some accommodations offer hot shower facilities, while others provide a limited amount of hot water upon request for an extra charge. Please note that availability of such facilities may decrease with higher elevations.
Meals, including breakfast, lunch, and dinner, will be served based on the menu available at the teahouses along the trekking route. The meals are freshly prepared using local and organic ingredients, ensuring quality and taste. Soft drinks and snacks can be purchased at your own expense, with prices typically increasing as the elevation rises. In Kathmandu, breakfast will be served as per the hotel's breakfast menu, usually buffet style.
Rest assured that we prioritize comfortable accommodations and delicious meals to provide you with a pleasant and satisfying experience throughout your journey.
What is the best season to plan the Everest Three High Passes Trek in Nepal?
The ideal seasons to plan the Everest Three High Passes Trek in Nepal are spring (March to May) and autumn (October to November). These seasons offer the most favorable weather conditions, excellent visibility, and well-maintained trails, ensuring a safe and enjoyable trekking experience.
Do we need trek and travel insurance to do the Everest Three High Passes Trek in Nepal? If yes, what type?
Absolutely! Travel and trekking insurance are essential for the Everest Three High Passes Trek in Nepal. It is a mandatory requirement.
When choosing your insurance policy, ensure that it covers the following key aspects: trip cancellation or interruption, medical evacuation (including treatment costs, hospital charges, doctor's fees, and medication expenses), flight insurance (for cancellations and delays), and baggage insurance (in case of misplaced or lost luggage). You may also consider adding supplemental policies to cover specific issues such as identity theft and security and political evacuations (related to natural disasters, civil unrest, political instability, etc.).
Alternatively, you can opt for a comprehensive insurance policy that covers all the aforementioned aspects, including expenses incurred due to delayed trips, missed flights, or any itinerary changes made by the tour company. It's important to note that the maximum elevation reached during this trek is 5,550 meters. Therefore, ensure that your policy includes helicopter and medical evacuation coverage up to 6,000 meters, as some standard policies only cover up to 4,000 meters.
Prioritize obtaining comprehensive trekking and travel insurance to safeguard yourself against unforeseen circumstances and ensure peace of mind throughout your Everest Three High Passes Trek.
How healthy, fit, and experienced should I be, in order to plan the Everest Three High Passes trek in Nepal?
To plan the Everest Three High Passes trek in Nepal, it is important to have a high level of fitness, good health, and some hiking experience. This trek is graded as challenging, as it involves crossing three high passes and reaching altitudes of up to 5,545 meters at Kala Patthar.
The trail can be demanding, with some days requiring 9-10 hours of walking. Therefore, excellent stamina, physical fitness, and mental determination are necessary to successfully complete this trek.
Before embarking on the trek, it is strongly advised to consult with your local General Practitioner (GP) for advice, medication, and permission, especially if you have any acute or chronic health conditions. Your GP can also guide you on the necessary preparations and fitness training required for the trek. If a GP is not available, seeking advice from travel clinics is recommended.
While no technical skills are needed for this trek, prior hiking or camping experiences are beneficial. Additionally, engaging in regular exercise such as jogging, running, swimming, cycling, and uphill climbing for a few weeks before the trip is highly recommended to build the required stamina.
It is crucial to inform us about your current health condition, any ongoing illnesses, medical situations, and regular medications you are taking. Your honesty regarding these matters will help us prepare for any potential emergencies and ensure your safety throughout the trek.
Is the transportation cost included in the package?
Yes, the Everest Three High Passes Trek package includes the cost of arrival and departure transportation by private vehicle as well as airfare for the Kathmandu to Lukla to Kathmandu round flight tickets.
What happens if I get sick or injured during the Everest Three High Passes trek?
Your safety is our prime concern. We make sure that your trek is led by one of the most professional, experienced, licensed, and First-Aid-trained guides. In case of any sickness or injury, the guides will provide the necessary first-aid treatment, and in serious situations, they will call a rescue helicopter to fly you back to Kathmandu for further medical treatment help.
How do I get in touch with my family members, while I am doing the Everest Three High Passes trek?
At places, where internet service is available, you can use it (extra charges applicable) to get in touch with your family and friends. However, at other times, when you do not have access to the internet, or in the case of emergencies, you can use the cellular phone provided by our guide by the company to either call or send a text to the off-site team in Kathmandu, from where the message will further be delivered to the related person. Or, you also have an option to purchase and use prepaid phone cards (submission of 2 passport-sized photos and a passport visa copy is required to purchase a Nepal SIM card), during your stay in Nepal.
Why should I book my Everest Three High Passes Trek with your company?
Although Nepal Spirit Adventure provides services like any other trekking company in Nepal, there still are a few things that make us stand out in the crowd. Highly dedicated to perfection and superior service, we offer years of experience to plan an outstanding adventure trip for you. Our partnership with local people will help you explore those areas, cultures, and traditions in the Khumbu region that have seldom been explored before. We cater to every possible need of yours, during your stay in Nepal, be it food, accommodation, varied destination, or communication needs. If our standard packages do meet your requirements, we offer an option to fully customize the trip to meet the needs and requirements of each individual traveler. Our best packages are available at the most competitive rates in the market.
Moreover, registered under the government of Nepal, Nepal Spirit Adventure is fully licensed and certified to organize adventure trips like trekking, hiking, expedition, tour, and other tourism-related services in Nepal, Bhutan, and Tibet. We believe in and practice responsible tourism. In addition to this, we also are a very active member following organizations:
- Nepal Tourism Board (NTB)
- Trekking Agents Association of Nepal (TAAN)
- Ministry of Finance, Department of Taxation
- Company Registration Office, Pvt. Ltd.
- Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation, Department of Tourism Industry
What should I bring for Everest Three High Passes Trek?
To make it easier for you to pack for your Everest Three Passes Trek in Nepal, we request you follow the list given below. The items may vary according to the season and the duration of the trek. The weight limitation for this trip is 15 kilograms; therefore, we request you not carry the things that are not required during the trek. We also suggest you not bring any valuables and even if you happen to bring any, we request you to leave them in a safety deposit box in your hotel in Kathmandu.
- Valid Passport and passport-sized photos (4 copies)
- Airline tickets
- Photocopies of passport, visa form, and insurance policy
- Cash, in dollars, pounds, or Euros to be used in Nepal
- Debit/Credit Card or traveler’s check
- Bandana or headscarf
- Light balaclava or warm fleece/wool/synthetic hat that covers your ears
- Headlamp with extra bulbs and batteries
- Sunglasses with UV protection
- Neck warmer (Optional)
- Lip balm (SPF 20 at least)
- Sunscreen (SPF 40 at least)
- Light and expedition-weight thermal tops
- Fleece wind-proof jackets or pullovers
- Waterproof shell jacket (breathable fabric)
- Waterproof and breathable Gore-Tex jacket with hood
- Polypropylene shirts (both half and long sleeves)
- 1 pair of lightweight liner gloves (thin wool or synthetic)
- 1 pair of warm gloves ( wool or heavier fleece gloves)
- 1 pair of mittens or shell gloves (Gore-Tex preferred)
- 4 Underwear/briefs (non-cotton)
- 2 pairs of hiking shorts (Nylon preferred)
- 2 pairs of lightweight long underwear
- 1 pair of soft-shell pants
- 2 pairs of trekking pants
- 1 pair of cotton pants
- 1 pair of hardshell pants (waterproof and breathable fabric; Gore-Tex preferred)
- 1 pair of lightweight socks
- 4 pairs of liner socks (synthetic/Capilene)
- 3 pairs of heavy poly or wool socks
- 1 pair of light to medium-weight Trekking boots with spare laces
- 1 pair of sneakers or light trekking shoes
- 1 pair of hiking gaiters (optional)
- 1 pair of trainers or running shoes/sandals
- 4-season sleeping bag
- Fleece sleeping bag liner (optional)
- 1 large duffle bag
- A small daypack/backpack for carrying your valuables
- Small padlock for duffle-kit bags
- 2 large waterproof rucksack covers (optional)
- Down Jacket (optional)
- Trekking poles
- Durable wallet for travel documents, money & passport
- Personal First Aid kit
- Aspirin, first-aid tape, and band-aids
- 1 skin blister repair kit
- Medicines for headache, diarrhea, cough, and cold, Diamox or Acetylzolamide
- Antibiotics: Ciprofloxacin
- Water purification Iodine tablets or the water filter
- Prescription glasses, and contact lenses
- Pocket knife
- Toiletry kit: Toilet paper, hand wipes, liquid hand sanitizer, towel, soap, toothpaste, toothbrush, face wash, sanitary pads, 1 medium-sized quick-drying towel, deodorants, nail clippers, face, and body moisturizer, and a small mirror
- Reading a book, journal, pen, iPod, travel games, plug adapter, and 1 small roll of repair tape
- 1 sewing-repair kit
- A digital camera with extra batteries
- Large Ziplocs and waterproof and disposable rubbish sacks
- Water bottles
- Snacks, chocolates, or energy bars
- Binoculars (optional)
- Stainless steel thermos