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Berg Reisen Nepal would like to share the important information about your trip during travel in Nepal. So here are the some important Travel information for the travelers, who visit Nepal at any time.

Trekking Permit Fee

Annapurna Region

ACAP permit cost: NPR. 3,000/ person for foreign national.
NPR. 1000/ person for SAARC national

TIMS card: NPR. 1,000 / person for foreign national
TIMS card: SAARC national is NPR. 300/person

Tims card for tourist in Nepal

Note: If the travelers want to travel him/her self it is individual travel. The permit fee cost for the individual travelers are as Follow:

ACAP permit cost: NPR.3, 000/ person for foreign national.
NPR. 1000/ person for SAARC

TIMS: NPR. 2000/ person for foreigner national and NPR. 400 for Indian national.
Require documents: Passport Details, itinerary and 4 passport size of Pictures

Everest Region

Everest National Park: NPR. 3,390/person for foreign national.
NPR. 1695/ person for Indian national

TIMS card: NPR. 1,000/ person for foreign national
TIMS card:  SAARC national  NPR. 300 / person

For individual travelers:

Everest National Park: NPR.3,390 per person for foreign national.
NPR. 1695/ person for Indian national

TIMS card: NPR. 1,000/person for foreign national
TIMS card for SAARC national is NPR. 300/person

Langtang National Park & other National park has also the similar rules and cost for Trekking permit and TIMS card.

TRAVEL VISA                               

You will procure a tourist Visa upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, Immigration office in the Department of Immigration. They bear multiple Re-entry facilities at entry and exit points. If you are visiting Nepal for other criteria than tourism such as sightseeing, tour, travel, mountaineering, trekking and visiting family and friends we suggest you still get a “Tourist visa”. However, you should change the category of VISA according to the purpose of your visit and length of stay. This process should be attested by the Department of Immigration. For nationals of Nigeria, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Switzerland, Cameroon, Somalia, Liberia, Ethiopia, Iraq, Palestine, Afghanistan, Syria and Refugees carrying travel documents should apply and process VISA prior at their Embassies/Consulates of 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.

  • 1st  Step
    • Fill in ‘ Arrival Card ‘
    • Fill in Online ‘Tourist Visa ‘form ( you can fill it up  prior to your arrival  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 submission Receipt with barcode, please print it out and bring it along for acquiring visa. It works for fifteen days and becomes invalid then after.  If so, you will have to fill it up again.
  • 2nd  Step
    • 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 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

  • 3rd Step
    • Proceed to the Immigration Desk with your online form,  payment receipts and your passport
    • Hand in your documents to immigration officer for visa processing. He/she issues visa to you upon his/her satisfaction.

Visa Extension Fee 

  • Tourist visa extension is done for minimum 15 days with USD 45 and USD 3 per day for additional days.
  • In the case of delay less than 150 days additional USD 5 per day as late fine.

Gratis Visa (Visa for Free)

Gratis Visa is issued free of cost in case of following categories of Visa applicants:

  • Children below 10 years except US citizens
  • Up to 30 days for SAARC Citizen (except Afghanistan) visiting Nepal for the first time in a given visa Year.  Afghan citizen are eligible for Gratis Visa on Arrival only upon the recommendation of Department of Immigration. If you are an Afghan citizen, you can request concerned institution inviting you to Nepal for necessary paperwork with Department of Immigration to get you Gratis Visa ‘On Arrival’.
  • Non Residential Nepalese(NRN) card holder ( issued by MoFA /Nepalese diplomatic missions abroad)
  • Chinese Nationals

Officials from China, Brazil, Russia and Thailand do not need Entry Visa based on reciprocal visa waiver Agreement

Visas of all kinds including ‘Gratis’ issued at the Airport are Tourist Visas. Contact Department of Immigration for extending your visa or changing the category of your visa. Tourist Visa extension can be done from Immigration Office, Pokhara too. Non tourist visa extension can be done only at Department of Immigration (if eligible) for a period of maximum one year (except business visa).                

SAFETY AND SECURITY IN NEPAL

For the Company, your safety and security while here in Nepal is a top priority. Sometimes due to political insurgencies, virus pandemic, lock outs can breach the security of foreign visitors as seen in some cases. But we are always ready to help you with law and order. Nepalese police have a separate tourist police to help the tourists when any sign of conflicts, violence or pandemic circulates within the country. As a responsible Country we always keep you informed about the current situation of Nepal and how safe it is to travel also while booking in advance. Our telephone lines, internet and toll free numbers are available full time where you can find out how safe Nepal is during your visiting period. We are there to fully cooperate and help you to have a safe and secured visit and stay in Nepal.

ALTITUDE SICKNESS AND COPING UP 

Altitude sickness starts from the area above 2000m to 3000m where the air(oxygen) is thinner than the plain lands. As you move higher and higher you experience dizziness, sickness and heavy breathing. In Mountaineering the syndrome of Acute Mountain sickness occurs from the thin air which makes the respiration difficult. It is always recommended to carry oxygen cylinders, breathing bags and use them to the person facing it. Now, note that if it is no longer possible to climb higher; the only best way is to descend.

The precaution that you can take before pre climb is always consult the medical Practitioners for health checkup. Preferably full medical checkup, about six months earlier, before taking the challenging journey to the high land area in Nepal. For pregnant women it is absolutely not to participate the trek. Common symptoms of altitude sickness in people are shortness of breath, inability to walk, confusion, fluid buildup in lungs and brain. Doctors may examine the symptoms with chest X-RAY to see if any fluid is in the chest. Order brain MRI or CT scan to check fluid in the brain. During the trek the problem could be minimized by additional oxygen, medicines, lung inhaler, respirator. However there is a full stop just don’t climb further and come down to lower elevations.

ACCOMODATIONS:

Bergreisen Nepal welcomes you to Nepal heartily. We ensure your safety and comfort all the time during the tour. We have twin sharing comfortable 3 star deluxe hotel rooms in Kathmandu, Chitwan and Pokhara. Throughout the trek you can stay at cozy lodges, guesthouses and all weather viable tented camp. The toilet and sanitation facilities are there to keep you clean and these amenities will make your tour comfortable and keep you moving ahead day to day.

Food:                                              

Food prepared during the journey is to make sure that you are well fed and don’t travel hungrily or thirsty. We provide you with the fresh hygienic food prepared from the cooks and mineral water to keep you healthy and hydrated. For everyday food your budget allocation of at least USD 25 will help you get cheap and hygienic foods from fresh produce throughout the journey at different locations. You can also make a small arrangement from your side by carrying snack bars, granola bars, and bakeries but make sure that you dispose of them sensibly and not gather them near toilets. Litters and garbage makes the destinations polluted and we don’t want that to happen.   

EQUIPMENT                             

We always believe that the more equipped you are, the smoother is the trek in Nepal. We suggest you to have trekking clothes such as jackets, woolen shirts and thick sweaters, track suit, track shoes, trousers, thermal wear, gloves, sandals, woolen hats, long sleeve shirt, undergarments, towel and handkerchief with you. Trekking gears and trekking equipment are must haves. You will need snow glasses and sunglasses, trekking sticks, duffel bags, backpack, water bottles and water purifying tablets, toiletries, umbrella, head lamp, torch, camera, trekking map, compass, pen notebook, lip guard, footwear, windstopper, walking sticks and tissues with you. 

CLOTHES

If you have made up your mind to come for trekking and mountaineering in the Himalayas of Nepal, make sure that you carry your own personal clothing that helps you during various climatic conditions and are comfortable while travelling. We recommend you to have a pair of light hiking boots because your feet will constantly be in motion so instead of tight leather boots make sure that your shoes are of the right size and very comfortable to make the trek endurable at different altitudes of Nepal.

You can also carry light running shoes and sandals while sightseeing at Kathmandu. You also have to carry a few pairs of socks that fit in your zip lock bags and are portable to carry from one place to another. In the outerwear have jackets of fleece with enough pockets and are light and easy to wash and wear. You can carry waterproof pants, t-shirts’, fleece vests also with you. Your packing is incomplete if you don’t have comfortable cotton underwear, one that is not made from silk that is not sweat resistant, also not providing insulation in cold weather. Your travel backpack should be light and portable. Don’t cramp with too much stuff but choose the right clothing you use when going for hiking or trekking.

Training & Experiences: 

In Nepal, one needs to have a proper training regime to take the challenging trekking and mountaineering experiences. Your physical fitness, endurance and stamina is what that takes the most while others are the arrangements to make you relive. The magical moments while you take these challenging adventures.  Most parts of the trek are strenuous and require four to five hours walk. We suggest you to take training for trekking at various altitudes before you actually begin. Some tips are practice warm up and stretches, consume a balanced diet and stay hydrated. Check with your doctor and follow his advice and medications strongly.

Note about the trekking destination and duration at various points. Make sure that you have the mental preparation before you choose to be a part of the trekking journey. You must be hydrated and insulated because the climate of places in Nepal varies at different elevations. You can start by brisk walking daily, jogging, skipping, squats, stretches, climbing up and down the staircases in a considerable way that helps you get going. For Mountain climbing the factors you need to note down are timing for pre training and involved with outside activities, do cardio workouts, diet, and assessing your goals of training.

Engage in mountain biking, climbing and skiing, swimming road running, trail running activities. You can work out at the pull up bar at the gym, curls, lunges and grip machines. You can work with rope pull and leverage exercises to make you both flexible and sturdy while using the climbing ropes and crampons to climb the peak.

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