1. What is the best way to contact/book trip with you?

  You can contact us writing an email or fill  the inquiry form on www.fairsteptrekking/contactus.php

   2. Who gone fetch me at Airport?

Our company representative will welcome you at the airport, they will hold a sign with your name on, and they will take you to your hotel and check you in.  Here your guide will formally introduce him/herself and discuss the upcoming trip with you.  You will be asked for 2 passport sized photos and a photocopy of your passport for the necessary permits.

3. What kind of hotels do you use?

In the city areas; we will offer you a choice of hotels, depending on your requirements and your budget; we have a wide range of options and can discuss these with you.  Even there are many choices we recommend 2/3 star standard hotel or 4/5 star standard Hotel in cities. In the trekking areas we use the local lodges/tea houses/home stays if required, we will arrange for all necessary camping equipment.  Most properties in the trekking areas are simple with basic facilities.  We use those we know to be the best offering in terms of comfort, food and facilities.

4. How long have you been in tourism business?

We have been serving in this field for over a decade and are trustable and government registered trekking agency. We are also   a member of TAAN (Trekking Agent Association Nepal) and Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA). You are in safe hands travelling with us.

5. Does your guide speak English?

Our cultural tour guides and city guides are quite proficient in English and concerted language as we mentioned in Program.  Our trek guides/sirdar and assistants speak good English and are able to explain about your surroundings, the culture and any sight that catches your eye.

6. When is the best season to trekking Nepal?

 - Late September to early December is cool dry season in most regions. Clear sky, dry trails, splendid mountain views.

- Late February through mid-May is another dry season. Slightly hazier views, dampish trail, but still very nice.

- May ends -mid-September is monsoon season in Nepal even though  you can treks in the Himalayan rain shadow like Upper Mustang, Dolpo, and Kailash.

7. What kinds of temperature are in Nepal?

Weather in the mountains is notoriously difficult to predict. At night, it is generally cooler the days are warm. Winter (January and February) will be bit colder but the days can be quite beautiful and warm if the sun is out. There will be a bit of snow during the month of January, February and December. It is also important to make sure that you can stay warm and dry in just about any conditions. Expect the unexpected!

Average Temperatures in Nepal (in Degree Celsius)

Height

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Kathmandu

16/28

14/26

7/22

1/20

1/18

4/20

7/25

12/28

16/30

1000 m

20/28

16/25

11/22

6/20

5/19

8/20

11/25

15/29

17/30

2000 m

13/22

10/21

4/17

1/14

0/13

1/14

4/18

8/22

12/23

3000 m

11/19

6/18

1/15

-2/13

-3/12

-1/13

2/16

5/19

8/20

4000 m

1/13

-3/12

-8/8

-10/6

-12/4

-10/5

-6/9

-3/12

-1/13

5000 m

-1/10

-6/8

-11/6

-13/4

-18/3

-14/5

-8/7

-4/11

-2/12

 

9.  Could give us idea of visa?

 Visa Facility    Duration          Fee

Multiple entry 15 days            US$ 25 or equivalent Nepali currency

Multiple entry 30 days            US$ 40 or equivalent Nepali currency

Multiple entry 90 days            US$ 100 or equivalent Nepali currency

 For further information, please, contact Department of Immigration, Kalikasthan, Dill bazaar, and Kathmandu.

http://online.nepalimmigration.gov.np/tourist-visa

 10. how much does  cost  tourist visa extension?

   - Visa extension fee for 15 days or less is US $ 30 or equivalent Nepali currency

-    And visa extension fee for more than 15 days is US$ 2 per day

Tourist visa can be extended for a maximum period of 150 days in a single visa year (January- December). For more info:  www.immi.gov.np

11. What kinds of accommodation expect while trekking?

Teahouses are generally built using local materials and are quite comfortable.  Often family run, the usually provide single and double rooms as well as the occasional dormitory. The dining room is often with fire oven. All food will be cooked to order in the family kitchen. The toilet facilities will be separate, sometimes outside. Most lodges provide a mattress and a quilt or blanket. It’s a good idea to always have a sleeping bag. Most places will provide you with a lock for your room, but you may prefer to use one of your own. Theft is almost unheard from the lodge owners; security is more of a risk around other Westerners.

Along the way, there are a few ‘upmarket’ places to stay, or even just relax for lunch: Everest View Hotel (Syangboche), Gokyo Resort (Gokyo), 8000 Inn (Lobuche) and Jomsom Mountain Resort (Jomson). For an extra charge, we can arrange a night’s stay at any of these before you leave Kathmandu, or you may just like to wait till the urge takes you on the trail - don’t forget those US dollars!

If you choose a camping trek, a tent will be provided if you do not have your own. We provide a kitchen tent, dining tent and toilet tents for all camping treks. You should bring your own sleeping bags, mats and whatever other home comforts you need. We usually camp in or near a village, which allows you to buy luxury items such as chocolate, beer or soft drinks, which we do not carry with us. We also provide a limited amount of toilet paper and facilities for hand and face washing before meals. You will also get a bowl of hot water each morning in your tent for a quick scrub up.

12. What are  arrangements for drinking water made while on trek?

You should bring 2 water bottles (1-liter or 1and ½ liter) with you on the trek. We prefer that you purify water yourself using iodine or any other manner. We can provide a limited amount of boiled water in the package that you can use to fill your water bottle in the evening.

13.   What is your recommendation equipment list?

 You could hire here in Nepal or bring your equipment from your homeland.

For recommended list click here

14.  Why is trip price different?

Following points determine the price:

  • Accommodations in Kathmandu and other cities
  • Model  of Transportation (car/van/bus/flights)
  • Number of crews(Guides & porters, Sherpa, Cook(s)
  • Fair playing  and working conditions of your crew and locals
  • Travelling time(Season)
  • Extra services

15.  What are the term and conditions?

To know about payment terms and condition please click here.

16. What is standard tipping?

 Tipping is not mediatory but expected. It absolutely depends on your services satisfaction. Our recommendation may help you.  Our average recommendation about 2 week’s treks is as below:

 City guides $15-25 /per day  

Trekking guides $7 ­– as your wish /per day  

Trekking cook: $6 – as your wish /per day  

Sherpa $ 5 – as your wish /per person/day  

Porter $4 –  as your wish /per person/day   

17.  How is your staff working conditions?

 We are against the labor exploitation in practical.  Many companies claim that they advocate their workers right but they treats their staff very poorly.  From this circumstances and experience; Nepal Fair Step Trekking is established with “Fair Trade policy” slogan. We are conscious and committed to upholding the rights of trek workers; including guides, Sherpa, porters and cooking staff. We provide all our staff with the fair salary, insurance, proper equipment, excellent medical treatment.

18. What is the maximum weight allowed on domestic flights?

The normal weight limit is 15 k.g. including your handbag

19.  How could I pay?

You may bank transfer to our European account or Nepali Bank account. We accept also cash in USD, Euro, pound and Swiss franc.

 20. How much spending money should I bring?

This will depend on the destination and your spending habits. However, our trip dossiers will give you an idea of how to budget for additional meals, optional excursions, and extra expenses you might assure on any specific trip.