How do I get Nepal Visa & Cost?
All foreign nationals, except Indian citizens, need visas to enter Nepal. Nepalese visas can be obtained from the Nepalese Embassy or consulate in your home country or they can also be obtained at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu upon your arrival. Most of our guests take Nepal Visa after they arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, Nepal.
Tribhuvan International Airport is the only international airport in Nepal. Immigration Office, TIA (Tribhuvan International Airport) under the Department of Immigration has been facilitating tourists flying to Nepal by providing visas on Arrival. The 'On Arrival' visa procedure is very quick and simple. You can expect some queues during peak Tourist season. If you wish to skip those queues, you can also consider getting Visa from Nepalese Diplomatic Missions stationed abroad prior to your arrival. The choice is yours.
If you have obtained a visa from Nepalese Diplomatic Missions, then you must enter Nepal within six months from the visa issued date. Your total stay is counted starting from the day you enter Nepal.
Visas obtained on Arrival at the Entry and Exit points are 'Tourist Visas'. They bear multiple Re entry facilities. Tourist Visa 'On Arrival' is the only entry visa to Nepal. If you are visiting Nepal for purposes other than Tourism (sightseeing, tour, travel, mountaineering, trekking, visiting friends and families), you should still get a ' Tourist Visa' to get into the country. However, you must change the category of visa as per your purpose and length of stay in Nepal from the Department of Immigration by producing the required documents. Nationals of designated countries are requested to acquire visas prior to their arrival from their nearby Diplomatic missions (Embassies/consulates) of the Nepal Government.
Please follow these simple procedures for Tourist Visa on Arrival at the airport (TIA) if you have not acquired Visa prior to boarding the plane.
Fill in ' Arrival Card '
Fill in the Online ‘Tourist Visa ‘form ( you can fill it out prior to your arrival by visiting our official website Department of Immigration / fill it up using Kiosk machines upon your arrival at the airport). If you fill it from the website, you will get a submission Receipt with a barcode, please print it out and bring it along for acquiring a visa. It works for fifteen days and becomes invalid then after. If so, you will have to fill it up again.
Make payment at the bank according to your visa requirement ( 15/30/90 Days) Get the receipt.
While you can use different modes of payments (at the visa fees collection counter), we advise you to carry some cash to be on the safe side.
On Arrival Visa Fee at Entry Points
- 15 Days – 30 USD
- 30 Days – 50 USD
- 90 Days – 125 USD
Proceed to the Immigration Desk with your online form, payment receipts, and your passport. Hand in your documents to the immigration officer for visa processing. He/she issues a visa to you upon his/her satisfaction.
What is Nepal Visa Extension Fee?
Tourist visa extension is done for a minimum of 15 days with USD 45 and USD 3 per day for additional days. In the case of a delay of fewer than 150 days additional USD 5 per day as of late fine.
Does this package include accommodation and meals?
Yes, this package is inclusive full board (meal and accommodation), during the trek and bed and breakfast in Kathmandu. The accommodation in Kathmandu is arranged in a 3-star tourist standard hotel and lodges/guest houses/teahouses (with shared amenities), during the trek. The rooms are booked on a twin-share basis, where you will be paired up with another member (same-sex) of your group. Triple share can be arranged on request, both in Kathmandu and during the trek. Single supplements are also available but at extra cost. The accommodation options used during the trek are very basic. The room amenities are also basic, which decreases with the increase in altitude. However, the rooms are comfortable and are the best available in the area. Toilets and bathrooms are usually common. Some of these accommodations provide a hot shower facility, while the others provide a few buckets of hot water on request (extra charge applicable). This facility also decreases with an increase in elevation.
Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner), during the trek, will be served as per the tea house menu. All meals will be freshly made, using organic and local ingredients, and will be plentiful. Soft drinks and other snacks can be purchased at your own expense (the prices significantly increase, with the increase in elevation). Breakfast in Kathmandu will be served as per the hotel breakfast menu (usually buffet).
What is the best season to plan the Everest Three High Passes Trek in Nepal?
Spring (March to May) and Autumn(October to November) are the two best seasons to plan the Everest Three High Passes Trek in Nepal. These two seasons are very supportive in terms of weather, climate, visibility, and trail condition. Heavy snowfall in winter and heavy rainfall during the monsoon time, both seasons will not be the best time to do this trek, however, if you are ready for these conditions we can organize the trek any time a year.
Do we need trek and travel insurance to do the Everest Three High Passes Trek in Nepal? If yes, what type?
Naturally! Yes, We need travel and trekking insurance to do this Everest High Passes Trek in Nepal. It is very compulsory, Trekking/travel insurance can cut back on the major financial risk of traveling such as like missed flight, canceled the trip, lost baggage, theft, emergency evacuation, accidents and illness, and well as dead body repatriation. Therefore, be careful while choosing your insurance policy. Make sure that the policy covers five major courses: trip cancellation or interruption, medical evacuation (treatment cost, hospital charges, doctor’s fee, and cost of the medicine), flight insurance (cancellations and delays), and baggage insurance (misplaced or lost luggage). You can also add supplemental policies to cover particular issues, like identity theft, and security and political evacuation (natural disasters, civil uprisings, military coups, political unrest, etc.). Or, get a ‘Comprehensive Insurance’ that covers all of the above-given courses plus expenses caused by delayed trips, missed flights, or any alterations in the itinerary by the tour company. Moreover, the maximum elevation gained during this trek is 5,550 meters; therefore, it’s important to ensure that the policy covers helicopter and medical evacuation up to 6000 meters (some standard policies only cover up to 4000 meters).
How healthy, fit, and experienced should I be, in order to plan the Everest Three High Passes trek in Nepal?
The Everest Three High Passes Trekking in Nepal is a challenging grade. During this adventure trip, trekkers need to cross the three high passes: Renjo La (5,360m), Cho La (5,368m), and Kongma La (5,535m) and also hike to Kala Patthar (5,545m). Some days require 9-10 hours of walking. The trial is demanding. Therefore, a high level of fitness, a healthy body, excellent stamina, and tough determination is required to successfully complete this trek.
Therefore, it is highly suggested that you seek advice, medication, and permission from your local General Practitioner, before planning your trek. Especially those with acute or chronic health conditions are highly recommended to consult your doctor prior to trek booking. It is also recommended that you consult regarding the necessary guide walks required to prepare your body for this trek. In the absence of a GP, we suggest you seek advice from travel clinics.
No technical skill is required to plan this trek in Nepal. But, prior hiking or camping experiences are a plus point. Also, a few weeks of regular exercise like jogging, running, swimming, cycling, uphill climbing is highly recommended to build the required stamina, before the trip.
Note: We kindly request you to inform us regarding your present health condition, medical situation, ongoing illness, and the regular medicines that you are taking. We expect you to be honest regarding these issues, so that we can get prepared for emergencies.)
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 of 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 and 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, other times, when you do not have access to the internet, or in the case of emergencies, you can use the cellular phone provided to 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 passport visa copy is required to purchase 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 to 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 softshell 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, 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, small mirror.
- Reading a book, journal and pen, iPod, travel games, plug adapter,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.