The most important issues related to the trip
An adventure in the Himalayas is a unique experience. You will go to a beautiful and extraordinary country, with a very diverse culture and unimaginable natural qualities. You are sure to experience a great deal, learn and experience new things and probably – get inspired. Who knows, maybe you will experience the adventure of a lifetime?
We promise that for our part we will do our best to make your adventure beautiful and amazing. We will take care of you, take care of your safety and of course – we will support gathering of great experiences.
However, in order for the adventure to meet all your expectations, you need to prepare for it. You are also responsible for its success.
Below we have prepared a set of useful information to help you prepare for your trip.
Yes. However, remember to keep checking the information, because as in the rest of the world, rules related to restrictions may change.
At the moment, people from most countries in the worldcan enter Nepal without quarantine if they show a current certificate at the airport certifying full vaccination against COVID or a negative PCR test for COVID. The test must be conducted no earlier than 72h before the start of travel (first check in).
An entry visa can be purchased at the airport.
Briefly – you need a visa, a passport valid for at least 6 months and a covid vaccination certificate or a negative PCR test.
You can purchase a visa at the airport in Kathmandu. The cost of a visa up to 15 days is $30 , a visa up to 30 days is $50. To get a visa you fill out a short application at the airport, you must have a passport size photo and pay the cost appropriate to the length you choose. You can also apply for a visa at the embassy before flying to Nepal. You can apply for a visa by sending applications (and receiving a visa) by courier.
Make sure your passport will be valid for at least 6 months at the time of entry to Nepal!
Covid – here the regulations are changing. Currently a valid COVID vaccination certificate or presentation of a negative PCR test done no earlier than 72h before the start of travel to Nepal is required.
No high mountain experience is necessary to go to the Himalayas! Many treks in the Himalayas that we offer are accessible to people without high mountain experience.
Of course, every expedition requires preparation. It is essential.
Regular physical activity is the basis, about 3 months before the trip it is worthwhile to take care of the condition much more by introducing additional preparation.
The more difficult the expedition you plan, the more intensive the preparation should be.
We would also add that some illnesses or bodily indispositions will often not be an obstacle to realizing your Himalayan dreams. Of course, you should always consult your plans with more experienced people and, in the case of the presence of diseases, with your doctor!
It’s natural that you may wonder if you are sufficiently prepared for an adventure in the Himalayas. Doubts are good, you need to verify them with more experienced people and prepare strategies to solve possible challenges.
In our experience, good preparation and common sense, as well as following the Guide’s guidance, usually guarantee the success of the expedition.
When you decide to travel with us, you will receive tips on how best to prepare for your trip. If you take them seriously, you need have no worries.
What kind of preparation is necessary? If you are a fairly physically fit person, by which we mean that physical activity is present in your life on a regular basis, you can enjoy virtually any trek. The more difficult the expedition you choose, the more intensive the preparation should be. It is a good idea to strengthen your preparation by training more intensively about 2-3 months before the expedition. This approach will allow you to enjoy the adventure to the fullest.
If you have any doubts about whether a particular expedition will be suitable for you – contact us, we will help you assess it individually and suggest how to make your dream possible.
Yes, a visa is required to travel in Nepal and cross its borders. You can purchase a visa at immigration offices, the Embassy of Nepal, but most often it is made upon arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. It takes a while to get a visa, you fill out a short form, need 2 passport photos and an adequate amount of money, preferably in USD or an adequate amount in Nepalese rupees. The cost of a 15-day visa is $30, a 30-day visa is $50, a 90-day visa is $125. The visa is multiple entry there is also the possibility of extending it for an additional fee.
This depends, of course, on the purpose of your trip. If the goal is a trekking expedition or tour in Nepal, it is accepted to travel in our autumn-winter or winter-spring season.
It is customary for the trekking season to start from mid-February and last until mid-May, and then from mid-September to mid-December. The months that are most popular are March and April and October and November, when the weather is usually sunniest and air clarity is greatest, increasing the chance of beautiful views. Travelers also choose to trek during the off-peak season, but then one should expect a greater possibility of rain (September) or snow and cold (December-February). We do not recommend mountain travel in the months of June-August, then there is a monsoon in Nepal and travel is risky and sometimes even dangerous. In the case of expeditions – dates are set individually depending on the plans and goals of the traveler.
There are no mandatory immunizations. Among the recommendations is prior vaccination against hepatitis A and B and tetanus. The decision is always an individual one, and it is worth consulting a travel medicine doctor.
A separate thread is vaccination against COVID, which we write about above.
A round-trip flight cost around 1000 USD and depends on the date of booking, country of origin/first flight and the airways. The most popular airlines operating flights between to Kathmandu are FlyDubai, Qatar Airways, Emirates and Turkish Airways. It is also worth considering Ethihad airlines. Some travelers choose to fly via Delhi, making it easier to find a promotional flight if you can accept the longer travel time. In general, we encourage you to keep an eye on airline promotions; after the COVID pandemic, airfares have unfortunately increased and it’s hard to find a deal at a very discounted price.
The main connecting destinations are Dubai and Doha.
Absolutely, no age restrictions! There are a lot of offerings in Meroway Adventure with varying degrees of difficulty which will allow you to find the best offer for you. Rather, the limitations are based on your overall physical fitness, mountain experience or health. Older children can also take part in simpler mountain expeditions as long as they are familiar with physical exertion and are no strangers to several hours of mountain excursions. Older people can also take part in expeditions as long as their condition and health allow them to do so. However, tours in Nepal outside the mountain trails do not have any age restrictions, we also invite people even with small children.
Take a look at the schedule of upcoming trips you can join.
We also encourage you to check out the entire offer. If any of the trips appeals to you and there is no specific date – contact us. We are here to help with your journey!