Gokyo Treks & Expedition Pvt Ltd, organizes the vehicle rental (Car, Vans, Buses, Motor Bikes ) service according to your interest. We are the only one in the town with a great selection of vehicles available in the local market. Our car rentals range from economy to luxury car rentals or from cargo vans to pickup truck rentals.
Normally yes ! Nepal visa is easily available up on arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport Kathmandu. Only US$ 40.00 will be charge for 60 days visa. Some times it can be change. In once you will get 60 days visa whether you saty less then 60 days it doesn't matter, the charge will be same.
Definitely ! We do have airport pick up facilities for our customers who booked our any packages. We don't charge any money. As the time you booked your trip, you should inform us, if you just join a trip only. In our full board package trip you should not inform us it is obviously informed and included. If you booked just trip join itinerary from Kathmandu to Kathmandu, should inform us we help you.
Dotted along the main trekking trails of Nepal are small, simple teahouses set up to cater for trekker's needs. If you're on a lodge trek, this is where you'll sleep, eat and relax. They're simple but functional, and always clean. Simple wooden or cement rooms with two beds and shared bathrooms are the norm. Dinner and breakfast will be taken in to the same lodge where you stay overnight, but lunch is usually taken somewhere along the route.
Each day you can expect five to seven hours trekking, covering 10 to 14 km. However, above 3500m, the times will be the same but you'll only cover 8 to 9 km. Importantly, all our itineraries are flexible and can be altered by weather, geography condition and physical condition of the individual participant.
Your guide will be a local Nepali but a fluent English speaker for sure. We can also provide guides who speak French, Spanish, Japanese, German or Italian, if you prefer / on your request. Most of our guides come from the mountainous regions of Nepal, above 3000 m. Our staff are made up of the many different groups of Nepal's diverse ethnic community; including Sherpas, Gurung, Magar, Rai and Brahmin.
Aside from some areas - such as Tibet, Mustang, Dolpo, Manaslu and Kanchenjunga – we run trips for any number of people, even just one. We do, however, prefer to keep our groups to a maximum of ten people, as we've found this to be the optimum size for a successful trip. However if you'd like to make a group booking for more than ten people it can easily be arranged.
Unfortunately, due to China's very strict tourism policy for Tibet, it is not possible for you to get a visa yourself and it is not possible to travel Tibet on your own. As an authorized travel company, we can organize everything; visa, permit and all other paperwork.
The red tape for Tibet trips is a pain, no doubt about that. But, it's a pain that we're very used to dealing with. Just get a photocopy of your passport to us three weeks before your arrival and we can sort out the rest.
Of course! We can take care of all domestic flights, hotel bookings and other services. However, we suggest you arrange international flights from your home country but we can provide assistance with this.
While it's easier to arrange it before you leave your home country, we can arrange it here for you. The main thing is to make sure your insurance covers you for both medical and evacuation costs.
Absolutely. Firstly; Nepal is not a dangerous country (chances are it's safer here than your home-country). Secondly; while you're on one of our trips, we take personal responsibility for your well-being, a responsibility we take very seriously.
A wilderness trek gets off the beaten path, going into areas with no teahouses or lodges. While often more rewarding, such a trek is much more demanding logistically, as camping and food preparation cannot be outsourced. For a wilderness trek you must bring guides, Sherpas, trained cook, kitchen staff and porters.
As well as an extensive list of trekking itineraries, we do expedition climbs right up to the summit of Mt. Everest, from both from the Nepal and Tibet side. If you're new to climbing in the Himalayas, we can offer advice on a peak, or if you have a particular one in mind we can make it happen. For more have a look at our climbing and expedition page.
We provide sleeping bags, down jackets, tents, mattresses, trekking poles and kitchen equipment, all of the highest quality. However, trekking shoes, personal equipment and climbing equipment is up to you. See our equipment list or email us for a specific list.
The best months are September to December, and February to May. January is also recommended for tours, safari and low altitudes trek below 4000m. But for some areas of Nepal, Tibet and India, May to August are the best months because these areas are 'rain shadows' and monsoon is much lighter here.
Absolutely; in fact it's a great place to start. As part of our job, one of the most important things we do is ascertain your experience and ambitions, and find the trek to best match these. However hard or easy you'd like it, however much or little experience you have, we have the perfect trek for you.
We're very used to preparing food for western constitutions and we can assure you all food is prepared to a very high standard of hygiene - probably higher than in your home country. And, when on a lodge trekking, our guides always inspect the tea-house kitchen to ensure everything's up to scratch. On the trail bottled water is available, but an environmentally unfriendly option. Instead we prefer water that has been boiled and then purified by tablet, which is ample precaution.
We are - of course - running a business, but we do not believe we have the right to do that at the expense of the environment. Our environmental record is better than any other trekking company in Nepal.
Gokyo Treks & Expedition Pvt Ltd of its workers is the often overlooked darker side of the Nepal tourism industry and unfortunately it's a serious issue. However, we are firmly committed to upholding the rights of trek workers; including guides, Sherpas, porters and cooking staff. We provide all our staff with award-rate salary, insurance, proper equipment, training and excellent medical treatment. We also work in partnership with a porter's advocacy project and the International Porter Protection Group (IPPG).
Very good questions. Yes! Absolutely your foods and water are safe while you are lodge and camp trekking. We provide you only when it is hygienically prepared on the lodge. Our guides are also the cook while you are on the lodge trek, he will checked while it is preparing on the kitchen & make sure everything are Okay. Most of the cooks in the local teahouses are simply train but experienced. If the group required our well trained 5 star class cooks with the crew even on the lodge trek we are more delighted to take with an additional cost. We will provide boiled with purified by tablet and bottled sealed water in case of insufficient even though we are conscious about current environmental issues. On GTEPL’s camp crew we have good combination of Guides, Sherpas, Cooks, Kitchen staffs and Porters. Guides and cooks are technically, practically and theoretically well train where as kitchen staffs and porters are practically well train. While on the camping trek our best cooks cook you the best varieties foods, which is hygienically prepared. You will find out very rare repetition of food items on your entire trek duration. As far as drinking water is treated by boiling and water purification by medicine or with filtered.
Your equipments we suggest as you choose the trip on the month because it different according to the trekking destination and the months you are doing. Please see our equipment lists or e-mail us.
Yes ! Our guides, cooks, sherpas and porters are fully equipped. Actually we are working in a team. We all are boss and we all are workers. we supply good equipments for all obout our teams, that's why we are different then other agencies. Please compare yourself. We know there will no longer GTEPL with out the good staffs. GTEPL protect rights of the all our staffs and fully insured. View the insurance documents
Residential electrical outlets in some countries including the United States use 110-120 volts of electricity, and accept very specific shaped plugs. Many other countries including Nepal use other voltages, 220-240 volts to power their appliances, as well different plugs. If you try to plug an American appliance such as a shaver or hairdryer into an outlet of a different voltage, you may destroy the appliance and cause yourself injury. There are few things you should know about other countries (here Nepal) before you travel.
“Grading” is a term used for rating treks based on difficulty. According to Gokyo Treks & Exp. standards and experience, we divide the trekking into four types, namely Easy, Moderate, Difficult and Strenuous- the challenge in terms of both technicality and geography increases as we move higher in that order. Thus, easy treks could be suitable for all while strenuous and difficult treks are meant only for those who have certain experience and capability. This can help you choose a trek or climb especially in Himalayan region that best suits your fitness level and experience. Please keep in mind that this is a general guide only. A variety of factors, including weather, may add to the challenge.
There is no previous trek experience and any physical preparation required to do this trek. An interest in walking will be enough to take up such treks. Such treks usually vary from 2 days hike to 5 days trekking and can reach up to an altitude of 3000 m. Treks usually on well maintained paths and passes through ridges and involve walking up to 5 hours a day.
Moderate treks will require at least 6-7 hours of walking every day, crossing 4000 m above high altitude passes, and long and exhausting walks through often rough trails, rocks and boulders. Therefore, you will require physical and mental fitness, positive attitude and interests and previous hiking or camping experience is preferred. You should prepare to face high altitude.
Previous trekking experience and technical knowledge is essential in adventure trekking or difficult treks. Besides walking through rough trails for 6-7 hours and crossing high passes as high as 5000 m, you will also be glacier crossings on snow/ice. You will be facing high altitude air with low level of oxygen and continuous walking over huge stretch of Himalayan valleys. Positive attitude and perseverance is required.
Strenuous treks involve long days, long hours of challenging walks, high altitude passes above 5000 m, difficult terrains and glacier and snow walking. No doubt you need to be mentally and physically fit and in excellent health condition. As part of technical requirements, you will required to have rock and ice climbing experience with the knowledge of use of ice axe and crampons. You should consider joining one of the rock climbing and glacier walking classes prior to heading for trekking.
Mobile phone services are available in Nepal and you may also choose the landline to make home calls. There are so many phone booths in Nepal’s major cities. Besides, internet browsing is also available, can fully satisfy your requirements for checking/sending mails. You can also give your hotel contact way to your families for they can better reach you. While you are trekking, whether you can make phone calls to your families depends on the phone services availability in the locations where you are, do not promise to you families that you can contact them while trekking, but do make sure your families understand that just because they don’t hear from you does not mean there is a problem.
You will be able to use your credit card or ATM cash card while in Kathmandu at most places, but bring cash or travelers checks. There are also ATMs available in Kathmandu that give you rupees at the current exchange rate, and cost what your bank may charge for an ATM fee. Generally, US$ is widely used in Nepal.
When traveling abroad, climatic factors always remain an important issue. Your best time for Nepal is October to November or February to April. Visit Nepal during October to November, as this is the time when you can expect better visibility, the air is fresh, and the weather is perfect and that the Nepalese most important festivals (Dashain & Tihar) are marked during that season . May to June is also a good time to travel although the weather is hot and dusty- you can live with that; wear a mask and a Nepali Topi (Cap) and learn how Nepalese get along with this period. December to January is the winter season in Nepal, which is also a good time to travel; the climate and visibility is good. Snow jackets and sweaters are recommended. Mansoon starts from Mid June to September; traveling during this period is not advisable unless you are the one who loves best in everything or finds best from anything. Just bring your raincoat during that season, and have a blast !
While staying in Kathmandu (or any major city hotel during our trips), you’ll have access to a normal American style sit-down toilet. But once out of town, the norm will be Asian squat-style toilets. During camping trips, we carry a toilet tent with special toilet chair and seat. We also supply all the toilet paper you’ll need, but most people like to bring a roll of the softest toilet paper they can find, just in case of unexpected emergencies happen.
Most of our guides speaks English as a second language and are always willing to learn more, but we require our guides to have a very clear and advanced use of the English language. However, some of our guides speaks Deutsch, Italian and Franch. All the guides are licensed and certificated ones.
We strongly recommend that you apply visa for Nepal 3 weeks before your depature date. Normally the processing time needs 7 business days.
Nepalese currency is spelled as Nepalese Rupees or Rupees (Rs) or Nepali Rupee, and in short it is written NRS or RS. 100 Paisa equals 1 Rs. Currently Notes of the following denominations are used: 1000, 500, 100, 50, 25, 10, 5, 2, and 1 rupees. Coin hasn't been popular in Nepal and hence is almost always ignored in business. The coins of the following denominations can be found: 1 paisa, 5 paisa, 10 paisa, 50 paisa and 1 Rs, 2 Rs, and 5 Rs. It is recommended that you travel with smaller notes in less populated areas, while large notes are easily accepted else where. Normally, US$ 1 equals to Rs 75 /-.
Climatic factors always remain an important issue when you are tending to visit some foreign countries. Your best time for Nepal is October to November or February to April. Visit Nepal during October to November, as this is the time when you can expect better visibility, the air is fresh, and the weather is perfect and that the Nepalese most important festivals (Dashain & Tihar) are marked during that season. May to June is also a good time to travel although the weather is hot and dusty - you can live with that; wear a mask and a Nepali Cap and learn how Nepalese get along with this period. December to January is the winter season in Nepal, which is also a good time to travel; the climate and visibility is good. Snow jackets and sweaters are recommended. Monsoon starts from Mid June to September; traveling during this period is not advisable unless you are the one who loves best in everything or finds best from anything. Just bring your raincoat during that season, and have a blast!
Always do remember: DO NOT drink the tap water no matter in your hotel or outside, avoid any water in your mouth while in the shower and brush your teeth with bottled water. You can purchase bottled water in the hotel restaurant. Always check that the seal at the top of the bottle is intact while purchasing.
"Namaste" or "Namaskar", the same meaning with "Hello" or "Good to see you", Namaskar is used in a formal conversation while Namaste is often used in informal communications. But for foreign tourists, both of them are okay.
Some of the major international airlines operating scheduled services to Nepal, for detailed fight in and out of Nepal, please kindly see the timetable for Nepal international flight information.
From Nepal / Indian borders; a) Kakarvita, b) Birgunj c) Bhairahawa d) Nepalganj e) Dhangadhi f) Mahendranagar Scheduled public as well as tourist buses run to and from Kathmandu. Traveling by bus is recommended if you can cope with 10 to 12 hours of long drive in return for a fascinating mountainous views and snail tail roads that meet above the clouds.
There are many airlines operating domestic flights for major cities in Nepal, even to some trekking starting points. Pan-Tibet Travel can provide any Nepal domestic flight for you with the best prices among others.
Nepali food is called Dal Bhat Tarkari, which is Lentil sauce, Rice, and Curry in English. Normally, Nepali food is really the rice which is eaten twice a day as a lunch and a dinner. Most people have just tea for breakfast. In cities, use of bread, scrambled and boiled eggs are common form of breakfast. Nepali Tea is made by boiling loose tea in a pot with water, milk and sugar.
Trekking permit is only required to trek in the restricted areas such as Dolpa, Kanchanjunga. Permit can be obtained easily from the Tourism Department, located at Thamel, Kathmandu. Application can be submitted after your arrive in Nepal. The permit is not required to trek in areas such as Everest, and Annapurna. Following restricted areas require trekking permit, and they are open for trekking in a group not individually. So permit for individual trekking in these areas will be denied, also you are only allowed to trek in the areas you are permitted. Obtain multiple trekking permits as per your wish to trek in multiple places. Please note: To visit national parks located in the trekking areas, you will be required to pay a separate fee which is not more than Rs.2,000 (payable in Nepalese Rupees), at the national park.
Annapurna, Everest, and Langtang : No Permit Required
Mustang and Dolpo: US$ 500 for the first 10 days and $ 50 per day thereafter
Manaslu: US$ 70 per week and $ 10 per day thereafter
Humla: US$ 90 per week. $15 per day thereafte
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