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Frequently Asked Questions

01Why To Choose Across Himalaya Tours & Treks?

Across Himalaya Tours & Treks is a reputable and experienced tour operator that offers a wide range of travel services in Nepal, Tibet, and Bhutan. We have a team of professional and knowledgeable guides who are dedicated to providing our clients with the best possible travel experience. Our tours are carefully planned and tailored to meet the needs and interests of our clients, ensuring that they get the most out of their vacation. We prioritize the safety and satisfaction of our clients and strive to provide the highest level of customer service. Additionally, we offer competitive prices and flexible itineraries, allowing you to customize your travel plans to suit your budget and preferences. Choose Across Himalaya Tours & Treks for a hassle-free and memorable vacation in the beautiful Himalayan region.

02How do I book the package tour & treks to Nepal, Tibet & Bhutan?

You can book a tour with us online, by email, phone, or fax. If the itinerary on our website does not suit your needs, we can work with you to customize a trip that meets your specific interests and travel dates. To get started, let us know how long you would like to spend in Nepal, and which destinations you are interested in visiting. Based on these details, we can help you develop an itinerary and provide you with a package cost estimate.

03How can I obtain a visa to travel to Nepal?

To apply for a visa to enter Nepal, you can either visit a Nepalese diplomatic mission in your home country or apply at the Immigration office at one of the entry points to Nepal. Indian citizens do not need visas to enter Nepal. All other foreign nationals must obtain a visa, which costs $30 for a 15-day visa or $50 for a one-month visa. You can find more information about the visa application process on the website of the Nepalese Ministry of Home Affairs (Department of Immigration) or by contacting a Nepalese diplomatic mission in your country.

04When is the best season to travel to Nepal?

The best time to visit Nepal is typically considered to be from March to May and September to November, as the weather is generally clear and pleasant during these months. However, many tourists also choose to visit Nepal during the lean season, which runs from June to August and December to February, as there are often more choices when it comes to accommodation and flight bookings may be easier to secure. If you plan to visit Nepal during the rainy season, it may be a good idea to consider trekking in the rain shadow areas such as Upper Mustang, Dolpa, or Mt. Kailash in Tibet, as these areas tend to receive less rainfall and offer more stable weather conditions. Ultimately, the best time to visit Nepal will depend on your personal preferences and travel goals.

05Do we need to cover travel insurance?

It is recommended that you obtain travel insurance from your home country before embarking on your trip to Nepal. This will help to protect you against potential medical expenses, trip cancellations, and other unexpected events that may arise during your travels. Be sure to carefully review the terms and conditions of your insurance policy to ensure that it covers any activities you may be planning during your visit to Nepal, such as trekking or mountaineering. It is also a good idea to bring a copy of your insurance policy with you while traveling, as well as the contact information for your insurance provider, in case you need to file a claim or seek assistance during your trip.

06What kind of hotels do you use?

In Kathmandu we do provide stars hotel as per you request we provide you other types of hotels and during the trekking, we provide you guest house which is called tea house. Tea house are more like hotels with hot showers, western food and private room (twin sharing). In this arrangement overnight halts with dinner and breakfast will be in Tea houses (Lodges) and Lunch in local restaurants en-route. Furthermore as you will be staying in locally owned lodges you will be benefiting and interacting with the local community. It will give you a true feel for the Nepalese people and their lives.

07What kind of tour & trekking guide do you use for the trip?

We use knowledgeable, experienced and English speaking guides. French, Spanish, German and Japanese speaking guides can also be arranged for a group of three or more persons upon the additional fees.

08Is it ok to take photographs of people of Villages?

Yes, it is ok and they really get a kick out of seeing themselves in print. So if you take photographs, please take copies and post them back that will make sure they get delivered back to the people on one of your treks. But it is better to take permission from them before t taking photographs. Sometimes they may angry in taking photos without asking them.

09Do I have to tip my guide/porter?

Your porter/guide should not 'ask you' for anything, however at the end of your trek if he has done a good job and you feel he warrants a thank you, by all means give him something.

10How much weight do I allow for my porter?

You should allow 5 kg for your personal porters own gear such as his torch, clothes and other items he may feel essential for his trek. It is best to bring two backpacks with you. A smaller pack for yourself to carry your water and favorite snack bars, and the bigger pack with a maximum of 20 kg including sleeping bag, will carry by personal porters.

11Should I feel embarrassed expecting a porter to carry my pack?

Definitely not. If you can afford a personal porter it is highly recommended. It gives wages to the people who earn a living for trekking. This is the terrain where they grew up. Hence they make walking up and down mountains look easy.

12How fit do I have to be for Trekking?

No, you do not have to be a marathon runner or training for the Olympics. But you do have to be fit and healthy. Depending on your walking/trekking speeds, you may have to trek for 5 to 7 hours per day on a trek, and no mountaineering skills needed, to do trek.

13Trek Briefing?

Your trekking briefing will be done by Across Himalaya before departure of Trek.

14Are there any age restrictions?

No, there are any age restrictions. We can be designed trek for children/teenager/ pensioner. For children and pensioner, we offer short and easy trek around Kathmandu and Pokhara Valley. For adult and teenager, we offer moderate to hard trek, like Everest Base Camp/ Manaslu / Dolpa / Mustang / Annapurna / Langtang etc.

15What if I haven't camped before?

Don't worry.....we make it easy! Most of our first timers actually grow to love sleeping in the great outdoors. You will sleep in good quality, two person tents which you share with only one other trekkers of same sex. We provide all Trekkers with a thermal sleeping mat. For those who want added comfort, you can bring your own mattress. On lodge/Teahouse Trek, normally single trekkers share rooms with only one other of same sex.

16Can I make my trek longer?

Yes, it is our pleasure. Just let us know what you would like and we will do our best to help you. We never force our clients to follow our set itineraries. We can make our itineraries flexible accordingly client’s interest.

17What do I bring?

We have listed a few essentials that you will have to bring along and when you make your booking we will send you out a full list of essentials.

18What's involved in a Typical Day?

07.30 Breakfast 08.30 Start Walking 11.00 Tea/Coffee Break 01.00 Lunch Break 04.00 Reach to Guesthouse. 07.00 Evening Meal. 08..00 Briefing for the Next Day 08.30 Entertainment.


As we do Organized/Tent trekking, our trained cook set menu himself and prepared. But when we do, teahouse/lodge basis trekking, we choose the same menu for breakfast/lunch/dinner/ for all but changes the menu daily so that we could do a bit contribution for preserving green tourism. We trekked, we will do our best to introduce you with local culture and taste.

20Will I be able to deal with the high altitude?

Our itineraries are designed so that our clients ascend at a sensible and safe rate. The effects of altitude are felt by gentle acclimatization allows them to reach their high point without any problems.

21Is Communication to home possible on trek?

There are telephones in many villages along the popular trekking routes from which you can make international calls. We inform daily trekking report to your relatives to home.

22Will somebody come to pick me up at the Airport on my arrival?

Yes, we will meet you at the airport upon your arrival in Nepal and provide transportation to your hotel or other accommodations. Look for a display board with the Across Himalaya logo and your name on it outside the terminal building. If you have any questions about your trip itinerary or any other aspect of your travel arrangements, please don't hesitate to contact us at We will do our best to respond to your inquiries within 24 hours. Our website contains a wealth of information about the services we offer, but if you have any additional questions, please don't hesitate to reach out to us.