Namaste and Welcome to Nepal!
Here is some important information for your upcoming tour. Please look it over carefully.
Visa and arrival:
For those who are only travelling to Nepal, if you haven't got the visa you can get it upon arrival at the airport. Kindly carry at least USD 50 (or other major currency) for visa and any emergency purposes . You can also get your visa online through the Nepali embassy.
For those travelling more than one country can get multiple entry visa. Please have 2 passport size photos for your visa. Also 2 passport size photos. Kindly carry 2 extra photos for the trekking permit.
Please expect a queue at the visa desk upon arrival and after getting visa collect your luggage and come outside the terminal. Kindly look for Earthbound Expeditions board upon arrival. Follow the person holding the board, there might be few others following you towards the car / bus for helping with your bag and asking money, either avoid them saying NO or if you want to take their help you can make 2-3 dollar handy and give it to them. If you want to tip someone at the airport please don't give more than 2-3 dollars as some of them might bother you for more money. This is a small hassle you will face at arrival here.
Kindly give us your exact arrival and departure details flight date, number and airlines name so we can pick you up at the airport. Also note down our phone numbers so that in case of delays, missed flights or if we miss each other you can call us. Please keep this info with you after leaving your country.
Cash and phone service in Nepal
ATM's and reliable exchange places are easily available in Kathmandu and Pokhara. If you want to get a local sim phone card in the cities that is possible. You'll need to have extra photos and PP copy for that.
If you want to know about weather before travelling you can find from http://www.wunderground.com/weather-forecast/NP/Kathmandu.html
We also strongly recommend you all to read Lonely planet and other related guide books to know about this part of the world so you don't have any cultural or other shock upon arrival. This is South East Asia, remote part of the world and so do not expect much as this is developing country. Even 4 star hotels are like standard hotels in Europe and America may be. It is once in a life time experience so come prepare to accept things as it comes. Please come with open mind and sense of humor and adventure…!!
We look forward to being your hosts in beautiful Nepal and look forward to sharing a wonderful experience in the Himalayas!