How can we make payment?
1. Down Payment
To secure place, minimum 20% down payment is required in advance for the confirmation as per the company policy.
2. How to pay your deposit?
You can choose two different ways making payment:
a. Online payment by credit card and the link to settle payment: http://hsj.com.np/payment.html
b. Bank Transfer:
Account Holder's Name: Himalayan Social Journey Travel (P).Ltd
Account No.: 01-2643197-51
Bank's Name: Standard Chartered Bank
Bank's Address: Lazimpat Kathmandu, Nepal.
SWIFT CODE: SCBLNPKA
Note: Please do not transfer your amount to any other bank account then the above-mentioned details. Even in case if you receive any emails that request you to transfer to any other bank account. Please immediately contact us!!
Payment of the Rest Balance
RRest amount can be paid before a month of your arrival. If you choose to settle your holiday balance by credit card, a handling charge of 4% on the outstanding balance is made.
When and where should you arrive?
Please book your international flight to arrive and depart from Kathmandu international airport. The tour starts with an orientation meeting at about 5 pm on the first night of the tour and ends on after scheduled trip after the breakfast.
You will be received outside the Kathmandu international airport terminal by representatives holding a Himalayan Social Journey placard and he will escort you to the Hotel.
If you plan to arrive early or depart late please make sure you make extra hotel arrangements by contacting email@example.com
After you purchase your international air ticket please contact us to give your flight details.
Booking your International flight
If you don't have a regular travel agent then you can check for international flight options at one of these sites.
makemytrip.com www.kayak.com www.vayama.com
They usually have good offers. After you check on a good offer we would recommend purchasing the same flight from a local travel agent.
How many people in each room?
There will be two people accommodated in each room for the duration of the tour. If you prefer private accommodation, you'll find the option for "single supplement".
Who will be leading the tours/treks?
Our local Nepali team is one of the most experienced and respected trekking outfits in Nepal.
If you have purchased a voucher for the tour please inform us which tour date suits you as soon as you are certain. We need time to purchase your domestic air ticket and make other arrangements so please confirm your spot on a tour at least 2 months prior to the commencement of the tour. Your booking on a particular tour date is subject to availability of spots. Also please send your redemption code and voucher number.
Which currencies are accepted in Nepal?
Some major currencies (USD, AUD, and EURO) are accepted for both visa and in general. There are plenty of ATM's in both Kathmandu and Pokhara and credit cards are accepted in limited shops and many restaurants. Please note that only Nepali rupees are accepted on the trek.
Drinking Water on trek?
There are two good options for having proper drinking water during the trek. You can bring water purification tablets or fill your bottle for a nominal fee from the recognized and regulated "pure water" stations along the trek. As a last alternative, you can also purchase bottled water at the lodges.
Is there Laundry facility on the trek?
There will be laundry facility in Kathmandu and Pokhara but not while on the trek.
What Clothes shall I bring?
Depending on when you plan to travel it's important to have the proper clothes and be prepared for unexpected weather. Fairly well-worn hiking boots/shoes are a must! For tours between November and the first two weeks of March bring a jacket suitable for zero degrees Celsius. For tours at other times please bring a jacket suitable for 4 to 6 degrees Celsius, Otherwise, the daytime weather will tend to be warm or pleasant.
You can get a visa in Kathmandu airport upon arrival for $25 USD (or equivalent in other major currencies) for a 15-day visa or $40 USD for a 30-day visa. Please bring 2 photos for the visa. Expect to have some waiting time in the queue for obtaining your visa. You can also get your visa prior to coming on the tour by contacting your closest Nepali embassy.
Is there an Orientation program?
Yes, the orientation will be at the Kathmandu hotel after your arrival and before starting trekking with welcome dinner. The orientation meeting is scheduled for the evening on the first day of the tour. Generally, the orientation meeting will be at 5 or 6 pm and this will be informed by our representatives after your arrival.
How large is each tour group?
For each tour date, there will be several separate groups. Each group will have a maximum of 14 people with its own experienced English speaking guide. During the trek, there will be a suitable number of porters to carry your luggage.
Where will I stay during the tour?
In Kathmandu, we will be staying at the Hotel Holy Himalaya or similar for the first night and at Gokarna Forest Resort last 2 night.These places come highly recommended. In rafting, we stay at Mankamana Valley Resort, in Pokhara, Hotel Mount Kailash Resort or similar category and in Chitwan Hotel Sevenstar or similar category. On the trek, we'll be staying at simple lodges run by Nepali families.
What do we eat?
The lunches and dinners are not included in Kathmandu, Pokhara, and in Trekking days which cost from $4 to $6 depending on meal items and restaurant category.
Will we see Everest?
If you want to see a close view of Mt. Everest and Himalayan peaks, we can arrange mountain flight. You can contact firstname.lastname@example.org to book. To know more about it, please Click here.
How much money for my personal expenses?
It’s difficult to give an exact amount of money that you should bring. Costs will vary according to how much you want to spend for shopping and where and what meals (lunch & dinner) you want to eat. Only Nepali rupees are accepted on the trek.
A general rule of thumb for tipping is USD25 for the guide per traveler and USD 25 for porter between two travelers if you are fully satisfied with their service. So we suggest you to allocate minimum US$ 50 for Tipping. This is just a guideline and you may tip whatever / how much you think is appropriate for the services rendered which made your trek a memorable one.