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Festival Calendar







Magh Sankranti


14th Jan




All Nepal

17th Feb



Democratic day

All Nepal

19th Feb.



Shiva Ratri


12th Mar.




All Nepal

28th Mar.



Chaitra Dasain

All Nepal

20 Apr.



Bisket Jatra


13th Apr.



Baisakh Purnima (Birthday of Lord Buddha)

Bauddha, Lumbini

26th May



Rato Machhenrdanath Jatra





Janai Purnima

All Nepal

22nd Aug.



 Gai Jatra


23rd Aug



(Birthday of Lord Krishna)

Patan, all Nepal

30th Aug.




All Nepal

9th Sep



Fathers day


7th  Sep



Indra Jatra


20th  Sep.




All Nepal

12-15 Oct.



Tihar ( Light Festival)

All Nepal

4-6 Nov.



Bala Chaturdasi


10th Nov.



Mani Rimdu

Everest region




Kings birthdays

All Nepal

29th Dec.




National Park and Wild life Reserve

Annapurna Conservation Area Project  Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve  Kanchanjunga Conservation Area 
Khaptad National Park  Koshi Toppu Wildlife reserve  Langtang National park 
Makalu-Barun National Park and Conservation Area  Manasolu Conservation Area  Parsa Wildlife Reserve 
Rara National Park  Royal Bardia national  Park  Royal Chitwan Natioanl Park 
Royal Suklaphanta Wildlife Reserve  Sagarmatha National Park  Shey Phoksundo National Park  
Shivapuri Water shed  and Wildlife Reserve 

There are 16 National parks,  Wildlife Reserves and Conservation areas in Nepla occupying over 16%  of it's total area. Visitors have to pay  a fee RS 500 (RS 200/- for SAARC countries) per person  per day  (Annapurna  RS 2000/- and Shivapuri RS 250/-)

Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP)

7629 Sq. km encompasses forested middle mountain, high Himalayan and Trans-Himalayan desert plateau ecosystems. The area is dominated by Annapurna I (8091m ), the 10th highest  mountain in the  world. Schema and chestnut tree are found in the subtropical forests between 1,000-2,000 m which give way to rhododendron, oak, hemlock and silver fir as you ascend to the temperate zone(1,700-3,000m) Rhesus monkeys, Yellow throated martens and Himalayan Weasels are some of the Wildlife  commonly encountered. Birds  include the Himalayan griffin, lammergeier, forktail, redstart, thrush and kingfisher. Gurung, Magar, Thakaili and Brahmin village don’t  the lower elevations. The Tibetan cultural influence become stronger as you go north.

Activities: Trekking and Mountaineering.
Accommodation: Resort hotels, Lodge and Camping
From  Pokhara which is 202km  by road  or 30 minutes  by air.
Best Season:  Spring and autumn in the southern region and summer in the northern region.
ACAP Headquarters: Hariyo Kharka , Pokhara.


Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve (1,325 Sq. km)

Extend from the middle mountains  to the high Himalayan. Pasturelands covered higher elevations  while fir , pine, birch, rhododendron, hemlock, oak, juniper and spruce are found in the lower elevations. The reserve attracts  sports hunters for the blue sheep and Himalayan tahr. Other animals found here are leopard ,ghoral, serow, Himalayan black bear, barking deer and wild boar. Pheasants and Partridges are common here. The majority  of people in the region  belongs to Magar , Thakaili and Gurung ethnic groups.

Activities :  Trophy hunting game viewing
Accommodation: Camping
Access:  four days wolk from Baglung or Beni which is  72 km  from Pokhara by road.
Best season: Mar-Apr, Oct-Nov, Jul-Sep (Monsoon), Dec-Feb (cold, windy and snow)
Reserve Headquarters: Dhorpatan


Kanchanjunga Conservation Area (2,035 Sq. km)

includes middle mountains and the high Himalayan. It offers  high alpine  vegetation and a verity  of rhododendron , fir , hillock and oak trees. The are is rich in wildlife , notably the snow leopard, clouded leopard, blue sheep, Himalayan tahr , marmot and weasel. Kanchnjunga, the third highest  mountain in the  world at 8586m,straddles the border between Nepal and India. This  region  is the home of the Limbu people.

Activities :   Trekking and mountaineering
Accommodation:  Tea house, Camping
Access :  From Taplejung which can be reached  by air from Kathmandu
Best season:  Spring and  autumn.
Reserve Headquarters: Lelep


Khaptad National Park (225Sq. km)

Consist of middle and high mountains with an average elevation  of 3,000m . The vegetation ranges from subtropical forest at lower altitudes  to grassland  and oak and coniferous forest on the uplands.  The fauna  includes leopards , yellow –throated marten, black bear, musk deer, ghoral and Himalayan tahr. Some of  the birds of the area are pheasant, partridge, red and  yellow billed blue magpie and Himalayan griffon. The ashram of Khaptad Swami is  located inside  the park.

Activities :   Trekking 
Accommodation:  Camping
Access :   Fly to Dipayal from Nepalgunja and then tree days walk
Best season:   Mar-May and Oct-Nov(10-20 degrees Celsius), Jun-Sep (rainy),Dec-Feb(snow)
Reserve Headquarters: Khaptad


Koshi Toppu Wildlife reserve is situated in the terai lowlands. The vegetation  here is mainly wetland grassland ,scrub and deciduous forests. The reserve is unique  of  it's wild arna buffaloes.Other mammals are the hog deer , wild boar, spotted deer and blue bull. Over 350 species of birds including ibises, storks, egrets, herons, swamp,  partridge and Bengal floricans are found here. The endangered gharial  ,marsh crocodile and gangetic  dolphin are also recorded in the Koshi river.

Activities :    Game viewing and bird watching 
Accommodation:   Tented Camp
Access :    90 minutes drive  (40km) from Biratnagar  which is 50 minutes  by air  or 541 km  by road from Kathmandu
Best season:    Oct-Mar, Apr-Jun  (hot) Jul-Sep(rainy)
Reserve Headquarters:  Kusha Tel: 025-21488


Langtang National park (1,710 Sq. km)

Encompasse4s high mountain and high Himalayan terrain, About one fourth of the park is forest oaks, maple , rhododendron, chir pine , fir, blue pine, hemlock and spruce.

 The holy Gosainkunda lake  is situated here. The animals found here  are the  wild dog, Himalayan red panda , pika, muntjack, musk deer, Himalayan black bear, Himalayan tahr, ghoral, serow, rhesus monkey and the common  languor. This region also an important route for migrating birds. The  majority  of the local inhabitants  here are Tamangs and Sherpas.

Activities : Trekking and mountaineering
Accommodation: Lodges, Camping
Access :
From Dhunche or Saybrubensi which is 117 km  by road from kathmandu
Best season: Oct- Nov,Mar –May( Cold at higher elevation)Jun   Jul-Sep(Monsoon),Dec-Feb (snow)
Reserve Headquarters: Dhunche


Makalu-Barun National Park and Conservation Area (MBNPCA)

(1,500 Sq. km National Park + 830 Sq. km Conservation Area = 2330 Sq. km )

extends from  high mountains to the high Himalayan.  The elevation ranges from 500m to over 8,000m. Must of  this protected area is  remote wilderness. It offers more then 3,000 species of flowering plants. Wildlife includes endangered red panda, musk deer, Himalayan black bear, clouded leopard and possibly the snow leopard too.

 Over 400 species of  birds thrive here . the majority of  people  living in the conservation area belong \s to the Rai  community.

Activities : Trekking and mountaineering
Accommodation: Camping
Access :  Fly  to Tumlintar  from Kathmandu  One Hrs flight) and then 6 days walk
Best season: Oct- Nov and Mar –April, Apr-May (hot at lower  elevation), Jun -Sep(Monsoon).
Reserve Headquarters:  Seduwa Tel: 029-60137,60236


Manasolu Conservation Area (1,663Sq. km) is situated in  a remote area to the north of Gorkha , home of original Gorkha soldiers. It encompasses  the seventh  highest  mountain in the world, Mt. Manasolu (8,156mm)  The environment is middle mountain to the high Himalayan and supports 2,000 species of plants with 19 forest types. The snow leopard, lynx, gray wolf, musk deer and the Assamese monkey  have been sighted here. The are 110 species of birds. The region has  strong Tibetan cultural influences.

Activities : Trekking and mountaineering
Accommodation: Camping ,Lodge
Access :  By bus to Dhading (87km)  from Kathmandu or to Besisahar 106km from Pokhara) and then walk     
Best season:     Autumn and Spring
Reserve Headquarters:     Prok


Parsa Wildlife Reserve ( encompasses hills and terai flatlands  and has  a sub-tropical  monsoon  climate . About 90%  of the area is sal forests, with chir pine, khair, sissoo and silk cotton trees and tall grassland  making up the rest. The reserve supports  wild elephant, tiger, leopard, sloth bear, gaur, blue bull, wild dog, sambar, chittal, hog deer, barking deer, langur striped hyena and other animals. Cobras, kraits and pythons are also found here. There are nearly 300 species of birds, including the endangered giant hornbill.

Activities :  Jungle safari on elephant-back, jungle walk, jeep drive
Accommodation:  Jungle resorts and Lodge
Access :    Fly to  Simraha from Katmandu (15minutes) and then  by road to the reserve headquarters (7km)  or overland all the way from Katmandu (150km via Hetauda)        
Best season: Oct-Mar, Apr-Jun (hot, 30-35 degrees Celsius), Jul-Sep(monsoon)
Reserve Headquarters: Adhabar      


Rara National Park (106 Sq. km) has its gem in Rara, Nepal's  biggest lake 

( 10.8 at 2,990m  The park is situated in the high  mountain  region, much  of it at an elevation  of about  3,000m.There are  coniferous forests  of blue  pine , blak  juniper, west  Himalayan spruce, oak, and Himalayan poplar. It is an  ideal habitat for  the  musk  deer, Himalayan black bear, leopard, ghoral, Himalayan tahr and the wild boar .

Activities :  Trekking
Accommodation:   Camping
Access :   fly to Jumla  from Kathmandu via Nepalgunja and then  a tree days walk  or  by bus  from  Nepalgunja to Surkhet (114km) and then walk's walk      
Best season:  Feb-Apr and Oct-Nov.
Reserve Headquarters:  Hutu.     


Royal Bardia national  Park (968 Sq. km)  is the largest and most undisturbed wilderness area in the Terai lowlands. It consists of sal forests and tall grasslands. It si  a regenerated habitat  for endangered  species like  the rhinoceros, wild elephant, tiger, swamp deer , black buck,gharial crocodile and Gangetic dolphin. Cobras, Kraits and pythons are  also found here. Endangered birds include the Bengal  florican , lesser florican, silver eared mesia and sarus crane. The  local people are mainly Thurus.

Activities :   Jungle safari  on elephant-back, Jungle walk, boat ride, jeep drive
Accommodation: Jungle Lodge   
Access :  Tree Hrs by jeep (95km) from Neplagunja which is 1 hrs 10 minutes by air  or  531 km  by road  from Kathmandu        
Best season:   Oct-Mar, Apr-Jun(hot up to 45 degrees Celsius) Jul-Sep (rainy)
Reserve Headquarters:  Kasara Tel:  084-29719      


Royal Chitwan Natioanl Park (932 is located in the  Sub-tropical lowlands and consists of Sal forest, Tall grasslands  hills, ox-bow lakes  and  flood plains. Over 50 species of mammals, 55 species of amphibians and reptiles  and 525 species of birds are found here. Animals include the one horned rhino, Bengal tiger , gaur , wild elephant, antelope , striped hyena pangolin, gharial crocodile and the Gangetic  dolphin.

Cobras, Kraits and pythons are also  found here. There are many Tharu village adjoining the park.

Activities :   Jungle safari  on elephant-back, Jungle walk, boat ride, jeep drive
Accommodation: Jungle Lodge   
Access :   The park headquarters at Kasara is  a 21 km  drive from Bharatpur which is 20 minutes by air  or 146 km by road from Kathmandu
Best season:  Oct-Feb. ( average temperatures  25 degrees Celsius)  Mar- Jul hot up to 43 degrees)  Jul-Sep (rainy)
Reserve Headquarters:  Kasara Tel:  056-21932       


Royal Suklaphanta Wildlife Reserve (305 was until recently a Royal hunting domain. It is dominated  by sal trees associated with asna, semal, karma, khair and sissoo sub-species and phanta  grasslands.  A prime  habitat for the swamp deer , it ids also  home to the wild elephant, tiger, hispid here,  blue bull, leopard, chittal, hog deer  and wild boar, along with over 300 species of birds. Reptiles include the marsh mugger, Indian python, monitor  lizard, cobra, krait and rat snake.

Activities :    Wildlife  viewing  on elephant-back
Accommodation: Jungle Lodge   
Access :    By road , 8km  from Mahendranagar which is 695 km from Kathmandu by air  from Kathmandu  to Dhangadhi and then 51 km by road.
Best season:  Feb-Mar ( 22-25 degrees Celsius) Dec-Jan (cold Foggy) Apr-Jun (hot up to 42 degrees)   
Reserve Headquarters:   Majhgaon, Kanchanpur Tel : 099-21309


Sagarmatha National Park (1,148 sq. km) includes the great Himalayan peaks  of Everest , Lhotse , Cho Oyu, Nuptse and other giants. It is the  land  of the Sherpas.

Broken into deep  gorges  and glacier valleys, the park has vegetation  graduating  from pine , hemlock, fir, juniper, birch, rhododendrons and scrubs to alpine  plants and  then  to bare rock and  snow. This is home to the Himalayan tahr, Ghoral,serow and musk deer.

Common birds are empeyan  pheasant, blood pheasant, red billed chough and the yellow-billed chough. Elevation range from 2,845m to 8,848m

Activities :     Trekking and mountaineering
Accommodation:     Resort hotels, Lodge, Camping
Access :   Fly to Lukla which  is 30 minutes  by air  from Kathmandu   .
Best season:   Oct- Nov and Mar- May , Dec-Feb ( snow, day time temperature 5 degrees Celsius ), Jun-Sep (rainy)
Reserve Headquarters:    Mandalphu, Namche Bazzar Tel: 038-40114


Shey Phoksundo National Park  (3,555 Comprises high  mountain and Trans- Himalayan Ecosystems. It covers a part of Dolpo ,  the famed land of Yak caravans and salt traders.  The lifestyle and cultural of  the local people  reminds one of Tibet.The park's centerpiece is lake phoksundo  (also known as Ringmo). Forests of  blue pine  spruce, cypress, poplar, deader, fir and birch are found here . It  is a prime  habitat  for the  snow leopard and blue sheep, so  also  for ghoral, Himalayan Tahr, Leopard wolf,  jackal and black bear. The place  is equally rich in many kinds of birds.

Activities :     Trekking and mountaineering
Accommodation:       Camping
Access :    Fly to  Dolpo's (Juphal)  airport from Nepalgunja or Pokhara and then  walk .
Best season:    Mar-May (high passes  may still be covered  with  winter snow)and Jun- Sep ( clear wither)
Reserve Headquarters: Sumduwa    


Shivapuri Water shed  Nad Wildlife Reserve (144 is situated  on hill of Shivapuri to the north  of Kathmandu. This is an easily accessible destination  for viewing  orchids, rhododendrons, pine s, utisa trees as well as many medicinal  and herbal plants,  rising to  a high of 2,732m Shivapuri is home  to the sloth bear, languor monkey, leopard, barking deer and many  species of birds.

Activities :      Hiking , rock climbing, bird watching
Access :      . 11 km  to the north of Kathmandu, Taxi or bus
Best season: Sep-Jun , Jul-Aug (rainy)     
Reserve Headquarters:  Shivapuri Tel: 371644
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  National Park and Wildlife Reserves of Nepal


Embassy and  Consulate in Kathmandu 

Embassy of Australia
Consulate: Suraj Niwas, Post  Box 879 Bansbari Kathmandu Nepal
Tel : 371678  Fax : 371538
Office Hrs:  Mon.- Thu. 08.30-13.15 ,13.30-17.00 Fri. 08.30-13.15 Hrs.

Embassy of  Republic of China
Post Box  6327 Baluwartar , Kathmandu  Nepal
Tel: 411740 / 411058 Fax: 977-1-414045

Embassy of Denmark
Address; Post Box 6332 Lalita Niwas Road, Baluwatar Kathmandu Nepal

Embassy of France
Lajimpat , Kathmandu Nepal
Tel: 413332 ,413839 ,418034 Telex: 2209 AMBFRA NP
Office Hrs: Mon -Fri. 08.30- 13.00 and 14.30-17.00 Hrs.
Visa Hrs:  09.00-13.00 Hr

Embassy  Of Germany
Gyaneshar, Post Box 226 Kathmandu
Tel: 412786 Fax: 977-1-416899 Telex: 2213 AA KATH NP

Working Hrs:
(1 April- 31st October)  Mon. – Fri 08.00-15.00 Hrs.
Winter : (1st Nov-31st Mar)  Mon.- Tue. 08.00-16.30 Hrs.

Embassy of India
Lainchaur, Kathmandu
Tel: 410900 , 414990 ,411699 Telex: 0891-2449-INDEM NP
Fax: 00977-1-413132 E-mail:
Office Hrs:  Monday . to Friday  08.00 –13.00Hrs 13.30-17.30 Hrs.

Embassy of  Israel
Bisramalaya House , Lajimpat, kathmandu
Tel: 411811,413419 Fax:977-1-413920 E-mail:
Office Hrs:  Monday to  Thursday 08.00-15.00 hrs 15.00-15.45 hrs.

Embassy of Japan
P.O.Box 264 Pani Pokhari, Kathmandu Nepal.
Tel:  426680  Telex: 2208 TAISI NP, Fax: 977-1-414101
Office Hrs: Monday to Friday 09.00-13.00 Hrs  14.30- 17.00 Hrs

Consulate of Austria
G.P.O.Box 146 Hattisar, Kathmandu, Nepal
Telex: 2322 BLUSTR NP
Tel/Fax: 977-1-434891
Office Hrs:  Monday to Friday : 09.00 – 11.00 Hrs

The Embassy of United Kingdom of Great  Britain
Post Box: 106 Lainchaur , Kathmandu Nepal
Tel: 410583 .411281 ,411590 ,414588 Fax: 977-1-411789
Office Hrs: Monday to Friday: 08.30-12.30 hrs , 13.30-16.30 hrs.

Consulate  of Italy
IJ Plaza, Teendhara Pathshala, Durbar Marga, Post Box 275 Kathmandu
Tel: 252801-4 Fax: 977-1-255218
Office Hrs:  Mon. – Fri. 10.00-12.00 hrs.

P.O.Box: 224  Kosi Kompaund
Dill Bazzar (Near Batule Ghar) Kathmandu Nepal
Tel:  412436 Fax: 414750
Office Hrs: Sun- Fri: 08.30-16.00 hrs.

Post Box: 363   Golcha House  Ganabahal, Kathmandu
Tel:250001 Fax: 977-1-2492723
Office Hrs: Son- Fri: 10.00-17.00 hrs.

3/487 Jawalakhel, Lalitpur, Kathmandu
Post Box: 3664 Tel: 521730 ,524741 Fax: 977-1-535142
Office Hrs: Mon-Fri: 14.00- 17.00 hrs.

Swiss Consular Agency , Jawalkhel ,  Laitpur
P. O. Box 4486  Kathmandu Nepal
Tel; 538488  Fax: 977-1-538246
Office Hrs:  Monday to Friday  10.00 –12.00 hrs.


First Aid  and Addition equipment

We suggest you to bring  along  the following supplementary Items Pain relief pills .

Headache Anti- diarrhea  tablets Blister pads
Sterile plain  crepe bandages  Tube of  antiseptic cream Decongestants/Antihistamines
Throat lozenges Paracetamol / Aspirin Personal medicines as prescribed by your physician

Addition equipment


Always carry Nepalese Rupees in small bills on your trek  and amount  to be carried depends  on the  area and duration of  the trek. A guideline to  this  will be maintained  during  our trek briefing . Money will be  required only for purchase of soft / hard bottled drinks and souvenirs along  the way.  The balance money should be kept in a safe deposit box in your hotel / Office in  Kathmandu

Disposal  Items

We recommended that each trekkers keep as small bag during the course of the trip. each  morning  small  fire will be made for  burnable  rubbish  .  Any non-burnable rubbish  or non-biodegradable  should be  brought  back to Kathmandu.

Travel Insurance

The trip cost does not  included  travel insurance  and visitors  are advised to take  the insurance  coverage in your country before trip departure to Nepal.


Our service  

Upon your arrival in Kathmandu:
One our  tour  leader /  Officer will  meet you  at Tribhuvan International Air port (TIA) and accompany you  on the bus/Car  to  your hotel where  you  pre-trekking  briefing will be given. After  the briefing he /she will be  available   at the breakfast time  for any query or general information.

Daily trek routine  and time tables  of your trip:
You will be woken  up with a  nice  cop of  hot Darjeeling tea / Coffee brought to  your tent at around  06.00  to 06.30  A.M. Followed by  a small bowl of warm water for  you to wash. Before  breakfast  you should pack up  your gears , bearing in your mind  that  your  sleeping  bag will  also have  to fit into the duffel bag   and insure  your tent is free of personal belongings. Your  duffel bag will be taken by  your Sherpa and tied  up   into  with other load  which  heads  off  early with  the porters  and will be available  to you at  the end of  the day  at next  camp. We usually  hit  the trail  by 07.30-08.45 A.M and stop for lunch  around 12.00 O'clock Lunch time  usually for about  1-130 hrs  to allow sufficient time  to serve  meals  to the group members and staff. The afternoon  walk  is slightly  shorter  and we camp  by 16.00-17.00 hrs. Please keep in mind  that these timing are general-condition and water availability  of  suitable  campsite and water supply  may effect  them greatly  at any time. The evening meals is served around 18.00-18.30 hrs  inside the dinning tent well furnished  with Table  and candle light on it. After dinner  the group leader /Sirdar  will brief  trekkers  on the next  day's  trek  details and  you can then retire  to your comfortable  sleeping tent

Every camp is provided   simple but  hygienic toilet tent. The food on trek is plentiful , health and  wholesome  and varied. Enough staple  product s  are carried for  the enter and  outing. Fresh  supplies of vegetables are purchased  locals wherever.


Royal Nepalese Embassy Abroad

Level 7,344 Queen Street  Brisbone, Queensland  4000 Australia
Tel: 61 (07) 3220-2007 Fax: 61 (07) 3211-9885

Schickgasse 25, A-1220, Vienna, Austria
Tel. 00431/28800100, Fax 00431/288-00111

Lamorinierstraat 149, B-2018 ANTWERPEN
Tel. 0032(03) 230  8800

Norbulinka Road 13, Lasha,
Tibet Autonomous Region of the P.R. of China
Tel. 6822881 Fax 00-8691-6836890

Royal Bank Plaza, PO Box 33, Toronto, Ontario M5j 2j9, Canada
Tel. (416) 865 0200, Fax (416) 865 0904,

3 A Alderslrogade, DK2100, Copenhagen, Denmark
Tel. 3927 3175; Fax (0045) 392 01245,

45 bis rue,des Acasias 75017, Paris, France
Tel: 46224867 Fax: 00331 /42270865

Guericke Str. 27 (2nd Floor)10587 Berlin –Charlottenberg
Tel: 30-34359920-22 Fax: 0049-30-34359906

Unit 1206, Greenfield Tower, Concordia plaza,
1 Science Museum Road, Tsim Sha Tulsi, E. Kowloon, Hongkong
Tel. (852) 23697813, Fax (852) 282 42970

India (Dehli)
Barkhaba road New Dehli –1100001, India
Tel: 339218 ,3327361 Fax: 91-11-3326857

India( Calcutta)
National Library Avenue, Alipore, Calcutta –700027
Tel: 4791224 ,4791117 Fax: 0091-33-4791410

14-9,Todoroki  7-Chome, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo 158-0082, Japan
Tel: (03) 3705-5558-5559 Fax: 008131 (03) 3705-8264

Bleicherweg 33 PO Bpx 8027; Zurich, Switzerland
Tel.  0041-1-2014515; Fax  0041-1-2014435

Uinted State  of America
820 Second Avenue, 17th floor, New York 10017
Tel. (212) 370 3988, Fax (212) 953 2038



Nepal :  It has been opened  to  the western  since 1950 and despite the influence  of Westernization. It is very traditional and religious  society. As a visitors, we must respect  this and respond sensitively. Whilst  the people  of Nepal  will never rebuke  you  for unknowingly offending them , it is always desirable to try to respect  as many as of their customs and beliefs as you can.

During your visit  in Nepal We recommend  you to observe the following aspects:

1. Hot pants and  mini skirts  are  not acceptable Long and baggy shorts are acceptable.

2. When  you entering  a Nepalese house or temple/Monastery always remove  shoes at the door steps many Hindus temple may not be opened  to non-Hindus, so always seek permission.

3. Bagging  is  a harsh reality in most  of third world countries and Nepal is not exception .Try to avoid  giving money to street beggars and do 't  pass you balloons  and candy to  village children as it encourages them to beg.

Photography: Whenever taking photographs of the locals, please seek the their permission first and respect their wishes . Old people often do not wish to be photographed but generally the  Nepalese are very good natured about it we suggest  that you purchase your film before leaving home. High quality print film processing is available in Kathamndu and is slightly cheaper then overseas.

Nepal offers unparalleled opportunity for  photography –whether it is unsystematic  or SLR ensure that you are familiar  with Camera. For people with  SLR s , we recommend zoom  lens to enable you to photograph anything from face to mountains. AUV and polarizing filter are also highly recommended. 


Fact about Nepal

Nepal is a Kingdom of high Himalayan Mountains, artistic monuments exotic wild life and diverse culture. It is the land where Lord Buddha was born over 2,500 years ago. Roughly rectangular in shape the kingdom of Nepal is situated between China to the north and India to the south. The land extends approximately 885 km. East to west, and 193 km north to south. Nepal is primarily an agricultural country. Tourism, Carpets and Garments are the major industry

The Land:

The terrain rises from the terai, the southern plains covered with tropical jungles and fertile farmland at almost sea level, to the high Himalayan mountains in the north with the valleys and lush green hills in between within a distance of less then 200 km. Eight of the 10 highest peaks in the world lie in Nepal.

The People:

Nepal’s many ethnic groups are as varied as its land with their own languages and cultures. In the Kathmandu valley are Newars, whose artistry have earned them an international reputation. The Sherpas of the Himalayas are known as tough mountain climbers. Brahmins and Chhettris are scattered over the hills and valleys, and Tamang are found in the districts around Kathmandu valley. The Rais, Limbus, Magars and Gurungs of the mid hills have earned as Gurkhas soldiers. Lowland ethnic group s such as the Maithali, Bhojpuri and Tharu enhance the colorful mosaic, the population of Nepal is about 23 million. 

The Climate:

Nepal contains a variety of climatic conditions ranging from the tropical heat of the Terai plains to the freezing cold of the high Himalayas. The mid hills, particularly the Kathmandu valley, are pleasant with warm summer and cool winter. Temperature range between a maximum of 37 and a minimum of 8 degree Celsius in the plains, 28 and 2 degree Celsius in Kathmandu valley, and between, 6 and 16 degree Celsius in the mountains. The rainy season lasts from June to August. 

What to wear:

Medium weight and easy to wash cottons can be a good choice year around in the Kathmandu valley.  From October to February, woolen sweaters, Jackets or similar other outfits are necessary. Short or long sleeved shirts are good from March through May. From June to September, light and loose garments are advisable. 

Wild Life:

Nepal provides shelter to over 30 species of large wild animals and approximately 180 species of mammals. The rhinoceros, tigers, crocodiles, snow leopard red panda, Himalayan black dear, and many others beasts are found Nepal's jungles.

 Nepal is also a haven for birds and over 800 species, representing approximately 10% of the world's population are found here. There are more then 650 species of butterflies and over 6,000 species of months.


Nepali, written in the Devanagari script, is national language as well as the lingau Franca for Nepal ’diverse communities. Many languages and dialects are the spoken in the Kingdom, however, only 8 (Nepali, Maithali, Bhojpuri, Tharu, Tamang, Gurung, Rais, Limbus, Newari, Sherpas and Nepalbhasa) are spoken by more then half million people. English and Hindi are widely understood in the urban centers and places frequented by tourists.


Nepalese Currency is the rupee (Aubrey. RS wish is divided into 100 paisa, bank notes come in denominations of 1000, and 500,50,20,10,5,2 and 1 rupees. Approximate exchange rate at the time of going to press US$ 1= RS 76.00 and Euro 1 = RS 67.00 


Food and water

Our cooks  staff have been trained to take maximum care with hygiene  water is properly boiled  before preparing   a cup of nice tea/coffee You are advised  to drink mineral water or  supplied by   one of our camp staff who will  refill your water  Altitude for trek going  above 3500 m  acclimatization is necessary . Our   trek schedule  have been carefully designed  to minimize the  effect of altitude .We ascend slowly  and ensure an  adequate number of rest day to enable  safe acclimatization  en-route. It is  still possible  for mountain  sickness  to occur so a close  watch  is kept  throughout  the trip  by your tour leader /Sirdar .The symptoms include . 

Bad headache Nausea Lethargy and some time breathlessness. If you  or any  of  these  of the group members display any  of these  symptoms ,Please make sure  you inform your tour leader / Sirdar immediately. It is essential a at high that  you keep  your fluid intake high at least 3 letters of  liquid per day. Your tour leader can advise you  more thoroughly regarding the altitude  and most of the problems on trail. If  you wish to know  more about  the Acute Mountain  Sickness (AMS) A free pamphlet is provided by  Himalayan Rescue Association (HRA) in Kathmandu.