FAQ

  • How do I visit different places of Nepal?
    Nepal is relying on roads and flights. Unfortunately, we really don't have traveling option with metros or railways. In terms of roads, metered taxis, public vans and buses plus vehicle rental is available. All the major cities inside Nepal are connected with flights too. There are few small domestic airlines to fly inside Nepal. All the major places throughout the Nepal is connected with public transports.
  • Do I need trekking Insurance?
    Trekking may includes visit to very remote regions where no access to road or regular flights will be available. Travel insurance is very important while visiting these remote regions. In case of emergency contacting your insurance company may send helicopter for evacuating you. Unfortunately, evacuating by the helicopter is the only way to be rescued in many parts of Nepal. Paying for a helicopter personally can cost a lot. Not having enough money will make you to suffer a lot so it is so good to have a proper travel insurance with you.
  • Where do I exchange money?
    It is illegal to exchange foreign currency with persons and organizations if not authorized. Many travel companies, hotels, money exchangers, big shops are authorized for using foreign currencies. There are many money exchangers for easy access to changing facility. People feel odd to accept Indian notes of Rs. 500 and Rs. 1000. Money exchangers in Kathmandu have better rates than in other cities. On some popular trekking routes, you can find money exchangers but the rates will be very poor comparing to cities. If not urgent then it's advised not to exchange money in the trekking routes.
  • If I am run out of money, how do I get more funds?
    All major ATM cards like Visa, Master Card, Maestro, American Express, JCB, Visa Electron etc are accepted by major ATM's in Nepal. Most of the cities have ATM machines. If you are on the trek then it would be difficult to find an ATM. Jomsom in Annapurna Circuit Trek, Namche Bazaaar in Annapurna trek have ATM facilities though it's not very reliable. If you are heading for a trek to the remote region then you are advised to take enough money with you. Foreign currencies are accepted in major trekking routes though exchange rate is very poor. You can have your money wired within 2/3 working days from most of the countries.
  • What meals are available on the trek?
    Please be sure that trekking generally takes you to remote regions of Himalayas. Lodges are basic and provides few foods items. You will get a simple menu everyday that will offer some western and lots of Nepali meals. The meals are generally freshly prepared once you order. Most of the lodges will have noodles, soups, rice items, curry items, hand made breads, basic pizza, spaghetti, macaroni, egg items etc. In popular routes some lodges also offer chicken items but generally meats are not fresh so it's suggested to avoid it.
  • What equipment should I bring for the trek?
    Basically, low level trekking needs few and easily accessed equipment. But for high altitude and adventurous trekking you need to have better equipment. Please see our equipment section for more information or you can email us too.
  • Will someone from Ambition Himalaya come to Pick me Up?
    This question depends on the itinerary that we will send to you and the services included and excluded. For the initial information please see trip includes and excludes on the program we send you. If you accept the full package trip sent from us then definitely we will come to the airport to welcome you. If you send us modified itinerary where airport service is not included then we will come to welcome you in the hotel.
  • How do I get Nepal Visa?
    Probably Nepal is the easiest country to obtain visa. You can get Nepal visa up on arrival at the Kathmandu Airport or if you are getting in to Nepal from India by overland, you can get visa at the border immigration office. You need to carry valid passport and passport size photographs. The visa fees are 25$ for 15 days and 40$ for 30 days and 100$ for 90 days. If you would like get Nepal visa from your home country, simply visit Nepalese embassy at your home country.