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Payment in hotels, travel agencies, and airlines are made in foreign exchange. Credit cards like American Express, Master and Visa are widely accepted at major hotels, shops, and restaurants. The receipts may be needed to change left-over Nepalese Rupees into hard currency before leaving the country. However, only 10 percent of the total amount may be converted by the bank. ATM is widely in use in Kathmandu. 
 
Nepalese Rupees are found in denominations of 1000, 500, 100, 50, 20, 10, 5, 2 and 1. One rupee equals 100 paisa. Current exchange rate US$ 1 = (Nepalese Rupees) NPR 70
Tour as opposed to trekking doesn’t involve walking or hiking in the Himalayas. Tours is about visiting different destinations and places that are within an easy reach and are well connected with roads. Most often that not, on tours, tourists travel on vehicles or four wheel drives, airplanes or helicopters and shuttle between different destinations. 
 
Tours is a pleasurable and relaxing journey, especially targeted for those who want to see places and meet people quickly while travelling in the comfort of vehicles or aircraft. 
 
There are different types of tours depending on what your interests. Pilgrimage tours, World Heritage site tours, jungle safari, city sightseeing are all one or other forms of tours. Tours are often of shorter duration than trekking and often involve larger number of people at one time.  
 
Nepal has variety of tours on offer. You can visit world heritages sites, or Buddhist monastery, Hindu shrines, museums, or indulge in city sightseeing or go for nature tours. Cultural and natural tours are mainstay of Nepal’s tourism industry. Chitwan National Park, Everest National Park, Tharu Culture, Sherpa Culture are some of the famous attractions of Nepal. 
 
Tours can range from a single day visit to weeklong programs. The size of the tour groups range from a single tourist up to 20-25 tourists per group. All of this depends upon your interests and time frame that you have in your hand. 
Trip Duration:
A trekking trip can be of any length you choose. Popular short treks are available around the Kathmandu and Pokhara valleys, which can be complete in one, two or three days while longer treks last from a week to a month. It is even possible to combine a series of popular treks together and peak climbing for months on end.
 
 
Trek Grades:
 
Easy Treks involve up to 6 hours of walking a day on good trails with plenty of time for sightseeing. Altitudes generally do not exceed 3500 meters. Anyone who enjoys regular exercise and is in god physical condition should easily cope with these treks.
 
 
Moderate Treks involve walking for 6 to 8 hours a day in more remote country, reaching altitudes of approximately 4500 meters. A reasonable level of fitness is required as you are required to follow routes that ascend and descend. A hill walking background is advisable.
 
 
Strenuous Treks are harder, suitable for regular hill walkers as they are generally more demanding and may involve 7 or 8-hour days with altitudes up to 5500 meters. You should be physically fit and appropriate preparation is imperative. Some days may involve crossing a pass with up to 10 hours walking. 

Group sizes are kept small, to reduce the impact on the environment and to enable us to provide a more personal service. The maximum group size on most of our treks/tours is 12 and the minimum group size is 2. 

Adequate and valid travel insurance is compulsory for all Nepal Environmental Treks & Expedition (P) Ltd travelers. Your travel insurance must cover accidents, injury, illness and death medical expenses, including any pre-existing medical conditions, emergency repatriation (including helicopter rescue and air ambulance where applicable) and personal liability. 
 
Nepal Environmental Treks & Expedition (P) Ltd also recommends that your insurance shall cover cancellation, curtailment and loss of luggage and personal belongings. You must carry proof of insurance with you and produce it if requested by Nepal Environmental Treks & Expedition’s employees. Nepal Environmental Treks $Expedition (P) Ltd reserves the right to cancel or suspend your participation of a trip or, at any time, including after the commencement of your tour, with no right of refund, if you are unable to provide proof of insurance when requested.
Also called Permit fees, Entrance fees are levied against entry to almost all the world heritage sites, national parks and trekking areas in Nepal. Fee collection centers are opened in major tourist hubs in Nepal which are opened six days a week except Saturdays.  
 
The permit fees vary according to the site or trekking area you are visiting. For instance, if you are trekking in Annapurna Conservation Area, you are required to pay NRs. 2000 per person. Similarly to go to Manaslu and Kanchenjunga Conservation Areas you have to pay Rs. 1000. 
 
There are certain ‘Restricted Areas’ in Nepal where the number of tourists are controlled to preserve the sensitivity of local culture and nature by administering higher permit fees. As for instance, you will have to pay US$700 for 10 days to trek in Upper Mustang and Upper Dolmo area as opposed to Us $90 for seven days for Humla. 
 
Entering cultural heritage sites also comes with a price which are regulated by local bodies. For instance, entrance fee for visiting Kathmandu Durbar Square is Rs. 250 and US $10 for Bhaktapur Durbar Square.
 
When you book a package, generally entrance fees are included in the tariff. So, there is need to worry if you have booked with a government registered travel agent. 
Nepal basically has four seasons: Spring (March-May), Summer (June-August), Autumn (September-November) and Winter (December-February).
 
However, owing to its varied geography, weather conditions of Nepal vary from one place to another. The higher you give up north, it tends to be cooler whereas the deeper the south you go the hotter it is comparatively. 
 
Nepal is best for trekking and tour activities during Spring (march-April-May) and Autumn (late September-October-November). During this season Nepal's forests come alive with greenery, colorful flowers and wildlife and you can easily get an obstructed views of the Himalayas. In the Himalayan, hilly and Terai regions, the temperature remains cool and balmy. That said Nepal can be travelleled to during all seasons as summer and winter also presents a great opportunity to see Nepal in a different perspective.  
 
Major Tourist Activities in Nepal:
 
Some of the majort tourist activities in Nepal area as follows:
 
Adventure: Mountaineering, Trekking, Rafting, Paragliding, Bungee Jumping, Rock Climbing, Canyoning, Canoeing, Sky Diving, Bicycling, Motor riding, Jungle Safari, Wildlife and nature excursions etc.
 
City Tours: City Sightseeing Tours, Mountain Fight, Meditation and Yoga, Photography Tour, Honeymoon Tour, Bird Watching Tour, Honey Hunting Tour etc
 
Pilrimage Tours: Buddhist Pilgrimage Tour, Hindu Pilgrimage Tour
Traveling in Nepal is both safe and secure. Nepal as a country believes in peaceful co-existence and Nepalese government’s foreign policy is based on Panchasheel or the five pillars, namely peace, co-existence, non-alignment, non-violence and brotherhood. 
 
It also aims to promote brotherhood, harmony and people-to-people contact through the promotion of tourism. There is a separate ministry for tourism that handles the overall promotion of tourism. Likewise Nepal Tourism Board has been set up to coordinate among private and government sector to further the cause of tourism promotion nationally and internationally. It has a strong networking of tourism committees, institutions and private sectors throughout the country and works closely with private tourism associations, tourist police and the related ministries. 
 
Trekking and climbing in the remote regions of Nepal is safe as long as you follow simple precautions. For example, it is always advisable to take along experienced guides who have good knowledge about the routes and trails. Incidences of trekkers getting lost is quite common in the rural ramparts, however this can be easily avoided by getting help of registered trekking companies and guides. 
 
At the same time you should be careful of what and where you are eating. Do not compromise on hygienic food and quality services. Moreover, contact medication centers while in Nepal for appropriate consultation regarding any immediate health concerns. 
 
Rescue efforts are often carried out for tourists who are stranded or are in ill health in the mountains. Tourists are highly recommended to get insurance policies before traveling to Nepal for prompt rescue services. Altitude Mountain Sickness or AMS is one of the most common cases among trekkers while going to high altitude regions. 
  • Be quiet, friendly and respectful in your behavior.
  • Do not take any objects away, only the memories.
  • Do not purchase parts of plants and animals.
  • Do not make open fire; reduce the use of fire woods.
  • Do not litter. Burn or bury papers in a safe place. Carry away all the non-degradable garbage for proper disposal. Resist the graffiti art.
  • Keep the water resource clean after using it. Do not use detergent or other pollutants in steams and springs.
  • Some areas/temples/stupas/shrines may have entry fees. If you like to donate, donate it in odd numbers as it is considered to be auspicious.
  • Do not give or pay attention to begging children.
  • Nepalese people are particular about dress ups. Please put on proper dress, avoid nudity while taking bath in public places/open areas.
  • Refrain from the public display of love/affection such as public kissing which is taken as unpleasant gesture by the locals.
  • Consider all water as untreated and contaminated water and drink after properly iodizing or sterilizing it to avoid any potential illness.
  • Change money with recognized dealers and do not forget to take formal receipts.
  • Do not film in restricted areas or notified areas without permission which is strictly prohibited.
  • Do not damage any plants, rather let them grow up in the natural environment.
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For the confirmation of booking of your trip, we would like to inform you that we invariably procure 30% deposit of the total trip amount in part to organize all the necessary arrangements. We would be highly obliged if you could deposit the 30% of the total trip amount into our bank account mentioned below:
 
 
Bank details:
 
Nepal Environmental Treks & Expedition (P.) Ltd.
A/C No.: 01 – 2185652 – 55
Standard Chartered Bank Nepal Ltd
Kathmandu, Nepal
 
Swift Code: SCBLNPKA
Attn: Nepal Environmental Treks & Expedition (P.) Ltd.
Post Box Number: 25728 
Thamel, Kathmandu, Nepal
Tel: +977 1 4436900+977 1 4436900, +977 1 4436900+977 1 4436900
 
 
You can pay the rest of the amount either in cash or via credit card (Master/Visa/ American Express) upon your arrival in Kathmandu before you start the trip.
 
If it is easy for you to pay the advance or full amount by credit card then you can do so. However, you have to pay 5% bank charge on the withdrawn amount while using your credit card in Nepal. Both Master and Visa as well as American Express credit cards are accepted. 
 
Please print out the credit card form that is attached with this e-mail and kindly follow the instructions provided below while you fill the credit card form:
 
  1. Fill in the form with required details
  2. Put your signature on it
  3. Scan the copy of the filled out form
  4. Send the scan copy of the form along with the scan copy of your credit card (both sides) and the copy of passport by e-mail for further processing.
 
Additionally, we would also like to request you to send us your scan copies of your passport and passport size photographs by e-mail. These documents are required to make the permits and other necessary arrangements.
 
 
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