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Trekking Crew (World Vision Trekking and Expedition)Warm Welcome to Country of Himalayas, Nepal !!!

Welcome to Nepal " Nepal, officially the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal, is a landlocked sovereign state located in the South Asia. With an area of 147,181 square kilometres (56,827 sq mi) and a population of approximately 27 million (and nearly 2 million absentee workers living abroad), Nepal is the world's 93rd largest country by land mass and the 41st most populous country. It is located in the Himalayas and bordered to the north by the People's Republic of China, and to the south, east, and west by the Republic of India. Specifically, the Indian states of Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, West Bengal, and Sikkim border Nepal, while across the Himalayas lies the Tibetan Autonomous Region. Kathmandu is the nation's capital and largest metropolis. Nepal has a rich geography with diversity in flora and fauna. The mountainous north has eight of the world's ten tallest mountains, including the highest point on Earth, Mount Everest, called Sagarmatha in Nepali. It contains more than 240 peaks over 20,000 ft (6,096 m) above sea level. The fertile and humid south is heavily urbanised. Location: • Latitude: 26 degree 22' N to 30 degree 24' N • Longitude: 80 degree 4' E to 88 degree 12' E Border: • India in the South, East and West. China in the North Size: • Area: 147,181 Sq. Km. • Length: 885 Km. (East to West) • Width: Non-uniform, mean width of 192 Km. North to South • GENERAL INFORMATION • ITINERARIES • USEFUL INFO TOUR AND TREKKING PROGRAMS All the tour / trek programs included in this tariff are tentative. Some alteration may be required during exact period of operation due to several unforeseen circumstances such as weather condition, availability of the desired service and any other force majeure. Everest Express reserves the right to such alteration. TREKKING SEASON Nepal can be visited throughout the year. However, Mountain views are at their best during the period of October through April. VACCINATION You may need to obtain certain injections before visiting this area. Such may include Cholera, Typhoid, Gamma Globulin, Tetanus,Malaria and Meningitis. Exact details will be availed on request. INSURANCE None of our tour and trekking covers your travel insurance. You are strongly recommended to subscribe an appropriate insurance policy that covers medication, hospitalization, emergency evacuation expenses during your trip in these areas. LANGUAGE The official language of Nepal is Nepali and written in Devanagari script. English is understood and spoken by majority of people in Kathmandu valley and other major cities. CLIMATE The climate of Nepal varies from area depending upon the altitude of the place. A visit to Nepal is possible all the year round. But activities like mountain flight, jungle safari excursions, rafting and trekking are best from October till April. CLOTHING Warm clothing is required from November to February and tropical wear from March till October. WATER In Nepal tap water is not potable. All the major hotels and restaurants in Kathmandu, Pokhara & Chitwan avail customers with boiled and filtered water. Mineral water is available in most of the places. Elsewhere, it is advisable to use water sterilization tablets or stick to tea and bottled soft drinks. CUSTOMS Passengers arriving at Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) without any dutiable goods can proceed through the Green Channel for quick clearance. If you are carrying dutiable articles, you have to pass through the Red Channel. The goods that can be brought in without any duty are cigarettes (200 sticks) or cigars (50 sticks), distilled liquor (1.15 liter bottle), and film (15 rolls) apart from used personal effects. Export of object over 100 years old is illegal. The export of metal statues, sacred paintings and similar objects has to be certified by The Department of Archaeology. PASSPORT/VISA A valid passport is required for all the nationals except Indian. Visa is required for all nationals except Indians. It can be obtained from Royal Nepalese Embassies or at entry point upon paying USD 25.00 for 15 days multiple entry. TIME/CURRENCY The NST is 5 Hours 45 Minutes ahead of GMT. Government offices, Embassies and International Organizations are open from 9 AM to 5 PM; Banks are open from 10 AM to 3 PM Monday through Friday while most of the business houses are open from 9 AM to 5 PM Sunday through Friday. The museums throughout the valley remain closed on Tuesday and public holidays. Nepalese currency unit is Rupees (locally pronounced Rupiah) and denoted by currency symbol Rs. One Rupees is subdivided into 100 paisa. Import of Indian currency by any national except Indian is strictly prohibited. Any other currency either in traveler's cheques or cash can be brought in any quantity provided it is declared upon arrival. The money can be exchanged from a bank or an authorized currency dealer. Upon exchange of convertible currency, a receipt is issued by the exchanging authority in which the monetary transaction should be recorded. ELECTRICITY 220 Volts AC at 50 hertz throughout the country.