Where is located Nepal?

Nepal is located in the southern part of Asia, sandwiched between India and China.

What is the best season to visit Nepal?

It is crucial to understand this geographical variation of the country and consider where the journey will take you before choosing the season to travel in Nepal. Spring (March to early May) and autumn (late September to November) is the best time to do any trek or tour in Nepal.

How safe is Nepal for travel?

Nepal is a safe country with hospitable people and high religious tolerance. Our responsibility is for your safety and security during all our trips. So yes, Nepal is safe for travel.

Can I get a Nepal visa on arrival?

Yes, in addition to obtaining a visa from one of our embassies and consulates abroad, entry visas for Nepal are available at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA). Please Note:  In order to obtain your visa, you will need two photos (passport size) and hard currency.
The three types of visas available on arrival and fees are

  • $ 30 USD (or equivalent foreign currency) for 15 days
  • $ 50 for 30 days
  • $ 125 for 90 days.

The link below provides the appropriate details. Nepal Visa Information

How do I obtain the necessary trekking permits?

After the confirmation of the trek with us, we'll arrange the necessary trekking permits for you.

How long will we be walking each day on average?

You will be walking on average 5-7 hrs each day. The higher you reach, you will walk for 5-6 hrs, but less distance is travelled as you climb slowly.

Do I need to be physically fit to trek in Nepal?

There are no set standards to join a trek, but having an adequate fitness level and the ability to hike several hours at a time will benefit you greatly. Previous experience with hiking is not necessary; however, it is advised that you take the time to practice walking in your neighbourhood, as well as exploring local parks.

Is ATM in the trail? Should I take local currency or foreign currency?

Yes, there is an  ATM in some places, but not at all. The shops and local restaurants in the Himalayan area normally use local currency. So we recommend carrying local currency as far as possible. Don't worry, our guide help you for any occurring circumstances.

Can I hire trekking equipment?

Yes, you can find all sorts of trekking gear in Nepal, typically around the Thamel area of Kathmandu, where buying or renting everything you might need is possible. 

 Are tourists allowed to buy local Sim cards in Nepal?

Yes, tourists are allowed to buy local Sim cards in Nepal. You can buy it in the mobile shops in Thamel.

What are the accommodation arrangements?

There are no star hotels in the mountainous area. Besides Kathmandu, Pokhara, Chitwan, and a few other city areas, you need to stay in teahouses. The teahouse provides the basic facility during the trekking season. The bed has a mattress and a blanket. Very few teahouses offer a room with a heater. So, it would be better to carry a warm sleeping bag and warm clothes.

Can I pay by credit card in Nepal?

Yes, you can pay by credit card. The typical surcharge is 3.5% of the total amount.

How do I take a shower in Mountain regions?

Normally, Iconic Holiday Nepal manage accommodation with proper shower facilities. Finding a running shower and hot water in the mountain region is difficult. Normally tea houses in high-altitude regions will charge extra cost for hot water.

What type of insurance should I have? Where can I obtain a policy?

Travel insurance is necessary in case of an emergency. In extreme scenarios, helicopter rescue is the only solution for rescue. In this case, the cost is very expensive without insurance. You should confirm with your insurance companies the details of its coverage.

What do I need to know about sun protection?

In high-altitude areas, the mix of cold levels and sunrays can hurt your skin and eyes. It is highly suggested to use sunblock cream (sunscreen) for your skin and UV ray protection sunglasses.