Direct Prices

UK prices can be expensive - Nepalese prices for all established popular treks

30 Years of Experience

Hari has over 30 years of experience guiding tourists around the paths of the Himalayas

Reliability & Comfort

Security of knowing you are in good hands - and that every detail of your trip will be taken care of

ABOUT

Namaste and welcome to Nepal Trek Direct. We offer exhilarating journeys of real discovery and adventure. Whether you want to trek at a moderate level or perhaps mountaineering is more your required skill level – at ‘Nepal Trek Direct’ we offer expert guidance. Hari is an experienced guide, with more than 30 years of taking tourist around the mountains of Nepal. Hari is an individual with a passion for excellence; his guiding travellers around Nepal is born out of his love for the environment. His mission in life; is to share this love for the Himalayas and allow others to hear the song of beauty of Nepal. Hari treats his customers, like old friends and by the time you will have conquered and completed your adventure together – I am sure you will be.

Safety is of paramount importance at Nepal Trek Direct. Trekking in the Himalayas is an exhilarating experience, but not without it’s dangers. The security of our clients is of utmost important to us. We do our absolute best to make sure your travel experience is without a doubt – comfortable, safe and secure – throughout. The safety of your property is also crutial to us – in fact we will do everything to ensure all aspects of your trip will run smoothly and without mishap. we leave no detail uncovered nor any circustance to chance in order to guarantee that you are safe and secure on your journey. From pre-booking tickets, licenses and permits to ensuring accomodation and transportation are avalable and up to quality of standard. With an astounding network of support staff available to Hari – he will ensure your treatment is paramount. All porters and extra staff are sourced carefully and will be treated reasonably and ethically. But above all this Hari does not set his prices at UK rates but instead offers you a direct trekking experience at prices set at Nepal rates – which are far more reasonable and affordable. At prices you cannot complain about, Hari will deliver a quality of service that you will want to tell your friends about. Come visit Nepal and explore the natural and cultural wonders of this amazing land of Himalayas!

Kamal 'Hari' Kaphle

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Services

Easy

Cultural & Jungle Tour Classic Ghorepani & Poon Hill

Moderate

Annapurna Basecamp Everest Panorama

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Strenuous

Everest Basecamp Muktinath

Mountaineering

Ama Dambla Everest Island Peak

Trekking Prices

These prices only include: Trekking permit, national parks permit, surface transportation, lunch, dinner, breakfast  with a max 4 cups of tea or coffee, guide, porter, accommodation. This doesn't include any hotel accommodation in Kathmandu, sightseeing or entrance fees. Prices also do not include, Upper Mustang or Mountaineering; where - Upper Mustang is an extra $500 a day for the permit - And Mountaineering Permits - depend on the mountain to be climbed.

1 -2 Persons

$ 100 /Day

3 -4 Persons

$ 90 /Day

Groups 5+

$ 80 /Day

“It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves.” 

– Sir Edmund Hillary.

Hiking packing list:

Plan ahead and pack like a pro! Make sure you slip the following into your backpack before setting off on your summer hiking adventure. If you are going any other time of year, you will need more warm clothes. The lists below are based on the recommendations found on DNT’s (the Norwegian Trekking Association) website.

Other essential
  •  First aid kit
  •  Toiletries
  •  Towel
  •  Toilet paper
  •  Sunscreen
  •  Sunglasses
  •  Insect repellent
  •  Map and compass
  •  Map case (with pencil and paper)
  •  Knife
  •  Headlamp/flashlight
  •  Boot waterproofing
  •  Lunch packet
  •  Water bottle
  •  Thermos
  •  Emergency rations
  •  Money
  •  Keys
  •  DNT membership card
  •  Binoculars
  •  Camera
  •  Transport schedules
  •  Medicines
  •  GPS
  •  Book(s)
  •  Candle
  •  Firestarter paper
  •  Sitting pad

1. About Nepal.
Nepal consists of different castes, ethnic groups, and religions that engulf this tiny nation. Nepal is a Himalayan country which is flanked India and China. Regardless of its size, Nepal has made its identity in the world for being a wonderland for trekking and sightseeing. The sky-piercing mountains are a haven for travel enthusiasts and you will find lost lost in the natural drama of the environment. For pilgrims, religious sites like Pashupatinath and Muktinath give the visitors a deep insight into the culture and traditions of this country.

From the top of the world at the peak of Mount Everest (8848m) to the lush jungles of Chitwan and the Tibetan-Buddhist culture in the Upper Mustang to the indigenous Tharu community, Nepal is a thriving hub of civilisation. Trekking, Hiking, Mountaineering, or other adventure sports, Nepal has it all. Helping you decide which adventure is for you is where we step in!

2. Visa Information.
Tourists entering Nepal can easily get On-Arrival Visas at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. You can also apply for a Nepalese visas at the embassy or diplomatic mission in various countries around the world. If you have obtained a visa from the Nepalese Diplomatic Missions, then you must enter Nepal within six months from the visa issued date. Visa obtained on arrival at the entry points are the tourist visa. If you wish to change your visa category then an application along with the required documentation is submitted to the department of immigration. There is a fee to procure on-arrival Visas.

  • 25 USD for 15 Days Visa
  • 40 USD for 30 Days Visa
  • 100 USD for 90 Days Visa

3. How to reach Nepal. 
There are many ways through which you can reach Nepal. The most popular ones are through land and air. There is no option of water as the country landlocked. There are a total of 7 crossing points throughout Nepal which 6 are at the Nepal-India border and one of them is at the Nepal-Tibet border. The Majority of the land entry points are in the Terai region and are located in the cities like Sunauli and Bhairawa. The popular crossing point is in the eastern part at Kakarbhitta. If you wish to travel to Nepal by air, then you can choose various airlines that conduct regular international flights. The flights take you to the only  international airport in Nepal, Tribhuvan International Airport.

4. Popular Destination to Visit.
There are many culturally and naturally rich sites in Nepal that listing them would not do them justice. Kathmandu and Pokhara are two of the prominent tourist hubs. Both these offer culturally magnificence and natural grandeur. Lose yourself in the aura of Buddhism in the quaint town of Lumbini. If you long for the drama of nature then treks and hikes are the best probably the best option. With 8 of the 10 highest peaks in the world situated in Nepal, the Himalayas offers a great opportunity for exploration. The country is also a destination for all kinds of adventure sports like rafting, bungee jumping, skydiving, and paragliding among others.

Some of the notable destinations in Nepal are:

  • Kathmandu Valley (Kathmandu, Patan and Bhaktapur)
  • Pokhara and Lumbini
  • Chitwan and Bardia (Jungle Safari)
  • Everest Region (Everest Basecamp Trek, Gokyo Valley Trek)
  • Annapurna Region (Annapurna Basecamp Trek, Ghorepani Trek)
  • Upper Mustang Region (Upper Mustang Trek)
  • Manaslu Region (Manaslu Circuit Trek)
  • Langtang Region (Langtang Valley, Tamang Heritage Trek)
  • Dolpo Region (Upper and Lower Dolpo Trek)

5. Things to do in Nepal.
Head towards the Bhote Koshi River, and challenge yourself to do some scary bungee. If you fancy amazing food, then head to the narrow streets of Thamel in the tourist district of Kathmandu to taste the authentic Newari cuisine. In addition to this Kathmandu valley houses centuries of history, which can be seen, heard and even felt by visiting its many UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Soaring in the skies never goes out of fashion, so try the paragliding adventure in Pokhara and feel freedom clutching your soul. Trekking and other mountaineering activities are the main attractions across the country.

6. People/Food/Culture.
The majority of people of Nepal follow Hinduism and Buddhism. Christianity and other religions are also present, but they are small in comparison. Ethnic communities like Brahmin, Chhetri, Newar, Tamang, and Gurung make up the major populace with plenty others indigenous groups as well. Each community has its own set of customs and traditions that they follow. The main Hindu festival of Dashain, which lasts for about 2 weeks, is followed by Tihar. Buddhists celebrate Buddha Jayanti and Lhosar as their main festivals.

The culinary delights of the country are quite addictive. Dal Bhat Tarkari is the staple food accompanied by other various staples which vary with the geography and climate. As you head to the mountains, people dine on Dhedo, whereas the people on the flat plains of Terai prefer roti as their main cuisine.

7. Banking, ATMs, and money in Nepal.
The development of banking and credit facility has steadily grown in the past decade. Not only in the urban areas, but you can find banks and financial institutions in rural areas too. These banks have made the transfer of money much easier, and as a traveler, you won’t have to worry much about money. There are ATMs almost everywhere in the major cities and minor towns. While ATMs are present in fewer numbers in remote areas, you can easily order cash at banks.

The local currency is Nepalese Rupees. The banknotes in Nepal are available in 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 500, and 1000 denominations. Coins of 1 and 2 rupees are also available in the country. You can easily exchange Nepalese currency at banks and similar institutions. However, we advise you to be cautious when performing the transaction and only do so with authorized bodies.

8. Internet and Communication in Nepal.
The Internet is used all over the country and most of the population to use it for various purposes. You can find easy internet facility across the country. The speed of the internet is relatively good and Wi-Fi services also allow easy usage. Even in the high altitude regions like Namche, you can expect to find Internet cafes. Almost everyone in the nation has a personal mobile phone. NTC and Ncell provide Sim cards with phone and cellular data network. With these, you can keep in touch with your family and friends.

9. Traveling alone in Nepal.
In comparison to other countries, Nepal is much safer and easier get around in. The cultural practice of the Nepal people is to view guests as Gods and refrain from harming or disrespecting them in any way. Traveling alone in Nepal requires knowledge about certain minor issues like religious boundaries of paying homage at religious sites – but nothing to worry about.

10. Safety and Security.
While you are traveling in Nepal, we recommend you buy insurance before-hand. Travel and Medical insurances which cover emergency medical treatment and immediate evacuation are a must while trekking in Nepal. The major cities and small towns are fully equipped with emergency facilities. While trekking in the remote regions, be sure to carry emergency medicines. Carry items of personal aid like sunscreen, Vaseline, lip balms, and trekking shoes. Before you arrive in Nepal, be sure to get vaccinated. If you find yourself having any sort of problems, then head to the Tourist police. Information regarding Tourist Police is available at the official website of Nepal Tourism Board: Tourist Police of Nepal (Nepal Website)

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