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Specialized trekking agency in Eco Treks, Tours and Trekking in Everest, Annapurna, Langtang regions Nepal.Nepal is a land of great diversity, its cultures, religions, geography and wildlife fascinate and challenge the imagination. Nepal?s high mountain range (ranging to 8848mt.), spectacular trekking routes like Annapurna Base Camp(ABC), Everest Base camp Trek, Annapurna Sanctuary Trek, Langtang Classic Trek, Heli Tours,Nepal tours etc. and the most exiting white water rafting has made Nepal undoubtedly a travelers? delight. Trekking in Nepal is often referred to as walking through the paradise on earth.
Visit Nepal 2011 (A reliable trekking agency in Thamel) offers walking in the Annapurna foothills more challenging but safetrekking trip to the likes of Everest Base Camp, Gokyo Lakes and the Annapurna Circuit, Mustang, Dolpo, Rara, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal exploratory treks to the less visited regions of T-sum valley, Nagpa La, Nar, Phu and Rolwaling and mountaineering expeditions to climb mountains such as Mera Peak, Island Peak,Pisang peak and Chulu West.
We look forward to hearing from you.http://www.visitnepal2011.com/http://nepaltourismyear2011.comIntroduction to NepalThe great outdoors' are truly magnificent in Nepal. Rising up between the fertile plains of India in the south and the desert-like plateau of Tibet in the north, Nepal has been described as the biggest natural museum in the world. With its environment ranging from sub-tropical to artic, it's full of surprises. In addition to its infamous mountain range, Nepal has thick tropical jungles teeming with rare and endangered wildlife, thundering rivers inviting you to conquer them, forested hills and some awesome glaciers. That's a striking record for a country only 880km wide (E - W) and between 145km - 241km deep (N - S).
While its population of approximately 23m people speak Nepali, Nepal comprises more than 61 ethnic groups and 70 dialects. These dialects can normally be heard more in rural areas outside Kathmandu, Nepal's capital city. Nepal's key religions, Hinduism and Buddhism will add extra colour to your visit as you'll see shrines to the Gods and experience festivals that take place throughout the year.
Striving to differentiate itself from India, Nepal's standard time is 15 minutes ahead of Indian standard time and 5 hours 45 minutes ahead of GMT. The Nepali Rupee (Rs.) is available in denominations of one, two, five, 10, 20, 25, 50, 100, 500 and 1000 rupees. There are a growing number of ATM's in Kathmandu and other international currencies including the US dollar, Pound sterling and the Indian rupee are readily accepted in most places, although small denominations of the Nepali Rs. are a necessity out of the main cities.
Communication is continually improving in Nepal. Internet and telephone services are widespread and reliable in Kathmandu and Pokhara. These facilities are becoming more readily available in other towns although the cost, speed and quality of connection can differ greatly. The same is true of electricity supply, which is found in major towns and some interesting outposts such as Namche Bazaar, 3343m above sea level!How to reach Nepal
Most international visitors to Nepal arrive by air into Kathmandu's Tribhuvan International Airport. Austrian Airlines, Lauda Airand Martin Air operate direct flights from Europe. Gulf Air and Qatar Airways (middle eastern airlines) are used my many European visitors. Although there are transfers in the Middle East, your stopover will last no longer than a couple of hours. New Delhi is most often the transfer point for travelers using other airlines from Europe and the east coast of North America whereIndian Airlines and Royal Nepal Airlines Corporation (RNAC) operate the onward journey to Kathmandu. Recently, Jet Airwaysand Air Sahara are another carriers added to fly to Kathmandu from main Indian cities. Travelers from west coast of the States or Australia are likely to change in Bangkok where Thai Airways and RNAC have easy connections to Kathmandu. Flights to Kathmandu are also available from Hong Kong, Singapore, Dhaka, Karachi, Paro and Chengdu/Lhasa).
There are seven main entry points into Nepal, one from Tibet and six from India. Accessibility overland is dependant on political conditions as well as the weather. For the latest information about overland access, please visit Nepal Immigration.
Entry Requirements Visa
You'll need a visa to enter Nepal. You can obtain a visa at the Nepal embassy or consulate in your home country or you can get one on arrival at Kathmandu's Tribhuvan International airport or at any road border.Tourist VisaVisa Facility Duration Fee
Multiple entry 15 days US$ 25 or equivalent convertible currency
Multiple entry 30 days US$ 40 or equivalent convertible currency
Multiple entry 90 days US$ 100 or equivalent convertible currencyTourist Visa ExtensionVisa extension fee for 15 days or less is US $ 30 or equivalent convertible currency and visa extension fee for more than 15 days is US$ 2 per day
Tourist visa can be extended for a maximum period of 150 days in a single visa year (January ? December).
Gratis (Free) VisaGratis visa for 30 days available only for tourists of SAARC countries.
Indian nationals do not require visa to enter into Nepal.
Transit visa for one day can be obtained from Nepal's immigration offices at the entry points upon the production of departure flight ticket via Tribhuvan International Airport in Nepal, by paying US $ 5 or equivalent convertible currency. Children under 10 years do not require a visa.
To ensure that you are given the most accurate information and obtain the right visa, we advise you to contact on your own, the embassy or consulate. For more general information about the types of visa available visit Nepal Immigration.
As with visa?s, this website aims to point you in the right direction to find professional and accurate advice to suit your own needs. All travel books explain that your state of health on holiday will depend on your pre-departure preparations, your daily health care while you are away and how you handle any medical condition that may develop. Many of these books also provide an extensive list of optional and essential immunisations! We recommend you to visit Lonely Planet to get some general information. We strongly advise that you see your doctor as they have access to comprehensive medical information for travelers and can provide you with the most reliable advice. Leave sufficient time between your appointment and your departure date; some immunisations need to be administered weeks before you set off on your trip and some malaria (advised for parts of the Terai) tablets should be started before your departure too. Temperature and Weather/When to visitMany of Nepal?s ?extreme? activities will be weather dependent and only available at certain times of the year. Trekking is available almost all year round (although some routes might be inaccessible during the winter) but the weather conditions will influence the type of experience you?re in for!
Nepal basically has two seasons, a dry season that occurs between October to May and a wet season (monsoon) that starts roughly in June and continues until September. Both seasons have advantages and disadvantages; you just have to decide what you're planning to do when you get here.
Kathmandu sizzles at 30?C between May - September particularly just before the monsoon starts. Although the temperature drops to 20?C in the city during the winter, bright sunny days make it a comfortable place to be but it?s much colder at night and it's a very different picture in the mountains. Altitude has a significant impact on temperature. Trekkers on the Annapurna Circuit around Christmas time should be prepared with their down sleeping bags as night-time temperatures can plummet to about -7?C. While that sounds harsh, by braving frosty mornings you are rewarded with incredible mountains views on perfectly crisp days. Worth every moment of the early morning chill!
October to November followed by February to April is tipped as the best times to visit Nepal. The former months present you with Nepal at its most beautiful as the recently finished monsoon leaves the countryside lush and green and the most colourful festivals take place. The latter is especially good for high-altitude trekkers as the weather starts to get warmer and the rhododendrons are in bloom.
The table shows what the weather is like in Nepal:MonthMinimum ?CMaximum ?CRainfall (mm)January2.717.547February2.221.611March6.925.55April8.630.05May15.629.7146June18.929.4135July19.528.1327August19.229.5206September18.628.6199October13.328.642November6.023.70December1.920.71 Trekking and Mountaineering