Trekking Nepal & Nepal Tours
Experience, explore and discover Nepal’s majestic mountains, rain forests, colourful history and rich culture. Our Nepal trekking tours and day tours offer you easy access to this wonderful Himalayan country.
If you’re reading this, you are probably considering trekking Nepal or visiting on a tour. Here you will discover the basics to know before you go and which of Namaste Nomad’s Nepal tours is just what you need to make it happen.
Nepal is a magnificent country located in the Great Himalaya and home to Everest, the world’s highest mountain. Colourful prayer flags, temples, boats and spice-stalls contrast the snow-capped mountains, while ancient cities and temple towns give way to jungles and wildlife. Nestled below the Himalayan mountain peak lies the capital of Kathmandu, a fascinating city, with its ancient Durbar Square, Buddhist Stupas, Hindu Temples and bustling markets.
The lifestyles of Nepali people from remote villages and cities may vary considerably, yet the people maintain the common trait of being delightfully friendly. The Nepali are understandably proud of their beautiful country and welcome visitors to discover their land, history and ancient culture, developed over thousands of years.
A trekking tour is a marvellous way to discover this wonderful country and trekking Nepal is an unforgettable experience. Apart from Everest, Earth’s highest mountain, and seven more peaks that stand over 8,000 m (26,246 ft) tall. It could take a lifetime to fully explore the Himalayan mountain trails and the atmospheric temple towns across this beautiful country, and many trekkers return again and again.
Mohan Nepal, native guide and founder of Namaste Nomad, has made countless treks and trips around Nepal and still finds trekking Nepal exciting. His vast experience and insider knowledge has been applied in developing unique Nepal tours to show you the best of the country.
Nepal trekking tours
We offer a wide choice of tours for trekking Nepal, with varying duration and locations. Browse through our upcoming tours and contact us for further information or to book a private group tour.
Nepal day tours
Are you looking for a day tour while in Nepal? We have some options for you to discover this amazing Himalayan country.
Good to know
Here is some useful information about your destination! Refer to our FAQ further below for more information related to travel and trekking in Nepal.
Nepal trekking and travel FAQ
Do I need a visa for Nepal?
All foreign nationals, except Indian citizens, need a visa to enter Nepal. To obtain a visa before travel, apply directly at the Nepalese diplomatic missions in your country. Citizens of many countries may obtain a visa on arrival from immigration offices at the entry points to Nepal. A visa can be obtained at TIA Airport with a payment of USD $40 and two passport-sized photos. Visas can be extended, if required, for an additional USD $30.
What kinds of treks do you offer for different budgets?
Currently, we are running three types of treks at different price points. All trips that are run on the classic trekking routes are either via tea house or upgraded lodge treks. All of our off-the-beaten-path treks require us to bring our own camping and kitchen facilities.
Tea House Trek: This is a budget-oriented trip that provides only the essentials necessary for the trek. We provide a guide to show you the way and a porter to carry the gear. You stay and eat in local tea houses along the way.
Upgraded Lodge Trek: We have chosen the nicest lodges available and upgrade the services provided so that you receive the cleanest and most comfortable stay possible. In addition to your experienced guide and porter, we provide a personal cook to prepare all snacks and meals with our own utensils, an extra porter to clean all bathroom facilities to the standards you expect and bed and pillow covers.
Camping Treks: We carry all the gear, pitch every camp and cook all meals. We provide a guide, porters, a cook and in-depth knowledge of these unique areas. All camping spots have the best possible view of your surrounding environment.
For more information, refer to the Himalaya Trekking FAQ.
What will the weather be like?
Weather affects everything in Nepal and trekking is no exception. Sudden rainstorms or snow flurries are always a possibility. The weather during the trekking season is somewhat more stable. Your guide will pay close attention to weather reports.
Is the country politically stable and safe?
Nepal is a relatively new democracy covering a very diverse political and religious population. As such, there are occasional disturbances or protests in some parts of the country, but they generally do not affect the daily lives of the general population.
How can we respect the local culture during our trek?
With its diverse ethnic groups and traditional beliefs, Nepal has some cultural practices which may be unusual to a visitor. To enjoy your stay in this remarkable country while causing the least disturbance, here is a list of things to consider:
- The formal greeting in Nepal is “Namaste” and it is said while placing the palms together in front of the chest.
- Remove your shoes before entering a Nepali home, temple or stupa.
- Never touch anything or anyone with your feet. This is considered an offence.
- Do not use your utensils or hands being used for eating to touch another person’s food, plate, cooking utensil or serving dish. It is considered impure.
- Also do not eat from another person’s plate or drink from another person’s bottle or glass. You may pour water from a bottle into your mouth without touching it.
- Seek permission before entering a Hindu temple. Many Hindu temples do not allow Westerners to enter.
- Leather articles are prohibited inside the temple area.
- Walking around temples or stupas is done clockwise.
- Take photographs of people and sacred places or objects only after receiving permission.
- In general, dress modestly. Women should avoid any revealing clothes.
- Public displays of affection between men and women are frowned upon.
- When a person shakes the head side to side, it denotes agreement.
- Develop a genuine interest to meet and talk to Nepali people and respect their local customs.