Where is Nepal?

Nepal is a landlocked sovereign state located in South Asia, bordering Indian hills and plain in East,West and South and high Himalayan fence of Tibet Autonomous region of People’s Republic of China in the North. Nepal is officially called the Democratic Federal Republic of Nepal. It covers an area of 147,181 square kilometers (56,827 sq mi) which is only 0.03% of total land of earth and 0.3% of Asia. However, it is the world's 93rd largest country by land mass. Kathmandu is the capital city of the nation.

What about Nepal Visa information?

It cost US$25 /40/100 for 15/30/90 days of single entry visa that you can get on arrival at Tribhuvan international airport in Kathmandu and other entry points of Nepal-India border. The visa fee is payable in any major currency but a land borders officials may require payment in cash US dollar.

What about time of Nepal?

Nepal is +5 hours 45 minutes ahead to Greenwich Mean Time. For example when it is noon in Kathmandu, standard time of London is 6.15am, 4.15am in Sydney, 1.15am in New York and 10.15 pm the previous night in San Francisco. The strange 15-minute difference is said to be a reflection of the exact time at the summit of Mt. Gaurishankar.

What are the Meals like?

Nepal is rich in cultural diversity. Meal habits of the Nepali people vary with the ethnicity and the geographical differences. Normally, people have meals thrice a day, in the morning they drink milk/black tea, before noon take lunch, after mid-day take Khaja and in the evening take dinner. The lunch and dinner comprises Dhido, Dal, Bhat, Tarkari, Achar (Lentil, Rice, Curry and Pickles). However, you can get different kinds of western food during the trekking but it may not be well cooked.

How do you determine the Trip cost?

The cost of travel depends on the destination and services chosen. Some destinations services you require. Himalayan Hub International offers trips ranging from budget to luxurious trip in any part of the nation.

What about the seasons in Nepal?

Nepal experiences mainly four seasons in a year: Winter (December-February), Spring (March-May), Monsoon or summer (June-Aug), and Autumn (Sept-Nov).

Winter: Temperature is cool at lower elevation and goes down as you travel up hills. Often it goes minus above 3000mtr during morning and nights and days are warm.  There is occasional snowfall during winter at higher altitude. Outdoor activities like trekking at the altitude below 3,000mntrs can be ideally conducted.

Spring: The temperature is mild. This is the seasons when nature seems smiling; varieties of blooming wild flowers like specially the rhododendrons make the hillside below 3500 meters a haunting paradise during this season. The sky is blue and weather is clean, due to good visibility mountain views are excellent.

Monsoon: The season is hot with frequent rainfall and flooding and landslides in the hills. The season is lessed for the keen botanist as the higher valleys and meadows blossom with flowers and lush vegetation.

Autumn: The temperature mild during this season. It is also called the season of festival in Nepal as the main festivals of almost all religions and ethnicity, begins with the autumn. Autumn is the  season of excellent weather and tantalizing mountain views.

How do we get drinking water?

While you are staying in cities it is safe to use bottled drinking water. whereas, in hills and rural areas people use tap water and natural spring water for drinking purpose.  You may use water purifying tablets or boil to purify the available it.