Being prepared is the key to a safe, enjoyable trip. Here’s are our tips on the essential travel preparation for your reference.
Choose Your Trip
To choose your trek or climb, consider several issues such as-
- When to go? (see our guide on Best Time to Trek in Nepal)
- Which trek/climb is suitable to your level of fitness, experience, travel dates/duration, and budget?
- Where to trek/climb? Which is the region/route that is most fascinating to you?
Book Your Trip
Once you have decided, you can book your trip with us online (see How to Book a Trip with us). If you are still feeling unsure, write to us for any clarification.
Like any adventure activities, trekking or peak climbing do come with a certain risk, especially at higher altitudes. Besides, domestic flights may sometimes be delayed, disrupted, or even canceled because of adverse weather. Travel insurance is essential.
Also, please be informed that for any trekking and climbing trip which involves an altitude higher than 2,500 meters, it is compulsory to obtain travel insurance and the coverage should include medical and emergency evacuation with a worth of a minimum of USD 100,000. We will require a copy of your travel insurance upon your arrival in Kathmandu before setting out for the trek/climb adventure.
Nepal does not officially require any immunizations for entry into the country, however, it is always good to take precautions. We recommend that you seek medical advice on the vaccinations required and schedule your vaccinations before the departure date.
Pack Your Bags and Equipment
Packing your bags and trekking/climbing equipment is not such a daunting task. While we encourage you to travel light, you need to make sure you bring enough clothing for all seasons especially warm clothing for cold nights in the mountains. Click here for our Recommended Packing List and Equipment.
If you cannot get some listed items in our recommendation or forgotten to pack them in your bag, don’t fret as there are plenty of shops in Kathmandu where these items can be easily purchased. Besides, we can provide you with a duffel bag, sleeping bag, and down jacket (to be returned upon completion of the trek) should you require.
Nepal’s travel visa can be easily obtained. You may apply for the visa from the Nepal Embassy or Diplomatic Mission in your country before departure, apply for a visa online with the Nepal Immigration Department or get a visa on arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport or custom offices. For more information, please refer to our guide on Nepal Tourist Visa.
Get Ready for the Adventure
With the preparation all done, you are now ready for the adventure holiday. Stay healthy, get fit and Heaven Himalaya look forward to welcoming you soon!