FAQs

Regulus Nepal is affectionately located at the centre of Thamel in Kathmandu. It is in 20 min driving distance from the Tribhuvan International Airport by the sight of the Pashupatinath temple. 

Experience is not the requirement for short hiking. Sound health and physical condition is enough for it but for long trek Regulus recommends you to get good practice of hiking and work out at your home. 

You do not need to worry about altitude while trekking because Regulus suggests acclimatization so that altitude may not have impact on you. The design of itinerary takes care of you very well. Despite we do not make you trek more than 1200 meter a day.

Yes, you can join group trek. Regulus has group departure almost every week. If it does not adjust with your plan, we can arrange a special trek for you even if you wish to trek alone or in group.

Yes, here they are:

  • Down Jacket
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Sleeping bag
  • Hiking pants
  • Jumper
  • Personal towel
  • Trekking shoes/boots
  • Sunglasses, T - shirts
  • Medical & first aid kit
  • Swiss army knife
  • Flash light
  • Batteries and bulbs
  • Sewing kit
  • Fleece
  • Gloves
  • Woolen hat
  • Long underwear
  • Sun lotion
  • Sun block for lips
  • Mountain trekking boots Polypropylene/wool socks
  • Full sleeved shirt
  • Woolen socks
  • Light cotton socks for under wool socks
  • Rucksack
  • Sun hat
  • Insulated pants
  • Nylon windbreaker
  • Nylon wind pants
  • Camp shoes
  • Water bottle
  • Water purification tablets

It is best idea to hire trekking gear in Nepal. Regulus provides good quality trekking equipment to its clients on a best deal. Hiring trekking gear with Regulus is much cheaper for you in comparison to excess baggage charge from your home to Nepal. You can also purchase or hire these things yourself at Thamel in Kathmandu. There are many shops here that orovide good qua;ity trekking gears and equipment. 

Yes, you need to get trekking route permit and besides, you also require conservation permit or National Park permits. If you are planning for restricted area then trekking permits become foremost necessary.

Teahouse trekking refers to such trekking in which you stay overnight in a teahouse rather than camp or tent.

We ask you to get a liter of water bottle while going for trekking. You will get hot water in teahouse and get fill bottle in evening and day time. We also ask you to carry water purifier pills.

Regulus will take care of you if you get sick while on trek. We will be carrying appropriate medical kit and sufficient insurance to evacuate you safely. A slight case of diarrhea or sprains or muscle strain is no big deal as they happens due to walking in hills.

Although altitude sickness is extremely dangerous but are avoidable if you follow a few simple rules:

  • Trek high and sleep low
  • Drink at least 2 liters of water per day (not including beer or soft drinks!),
  • Be sensible

If you feel shortness of breath, minor headache or dizziness, tell your porter/guide and take rest immediately. Lie down, drink water. If you still feel uneasy you may consider going down a few hundred meters. Do not trek down alone. A descend of a few hundred meters overnight may be enough to make you fully able to start trekking again tomorrow.

Note: Regulus's guide porters are trained and good at first aid treatments. They are also knowledgeable about altitude sickness and its remedy. 

Yes, telephones facilities are common in many villages in popular trekking routes.  For remote area trek, Regulus provides a satellite Telephone to the groups.

We ask you to deposit at least 30% advance of total price of package in order to conform your reservation. You need to conform this 2 months before you arrive in Nepal. The rest of the payment can be made after your arrival.

Yes, we do accept Visa and Master cards for advance payment. If you are paying in person in Nepal, we request that you pay in cash or Travelers cheques as the bank charges for credit cards are quite high.

The normal weight limit is 20 kilograms. But, the helicopter shuttle system operating to Lukla allows 15 kg.

Considering remote mountain trip like Lukla, Jomsom, Simikot, Taplejung and Dolpo you should keep at least two extra days before your departure for home.

Of course, they are. Our company insures all our permanent & local trekking staff as well as medical, rescue and life.

No, our guide/porter will not leave you alone in the trail.

September to early December and March to April is best time for trekking in Nepal. Trekking is not preferred during monsoon, from June to August. But, for the trekking in the Himalayan rain shadow like Upper Mustang, Dolpo and Kailash this time is preferred.

Yes, you can in rain shaded area like Upper Mustang, Dolpo and Kailash. We do not suggest other trekking trail at this time.

Predicting weather in mountains is not possible. In the night it is generally cold, and in winter the days can be quite beautiful if the sun is out. There can be snow or rain storms any time of the year. Trekking in spring (March – April) is particularly lovely as the rhododendrons are bloom and the mountains still have plenty of high snow to enhance your photographs. Regarding temperature, nothing can be said.

You have to pay additional charge if you spend additional time in trek. We suggest you to follow the itinerary before unfollowing the schedule.

Yes, Regulus’s airport representative will be there at airport to pick up you. He will be displaying Regulus card with your name on it and receive you and transfer to hotel.

It is not necessary to take Malaria prevention medicine unless you will be visiting a Jungle during summer.

Regulus is a well-established name in the field of tourism. The organization has been operating travel related activity since 2014

Furthermore, the organization values its customers and due to this we have more than 70 per cent repeated customer ratio in past three years.

Regulus not only plans the tour but also focuses on the smooth execution of the tour. Hence, it has a set of well experienced and certified guides for both—trek and tour.

The organization assigns local trekking guide to the group so that clients get actual and factual information about the destination where they are trekking or touring. This helps in getting acquainted with the local culture, customs, traditions and so forth.

To short out communication problem between guide and client Regulus assigns local guide who can also speak trekkers’ (guests) native language so that you enjoy Nepal travel more deeply.

Considering contingency approach the organization has insured its guide especially, trekking guide. 

Regulus is a well-established name in the field of tourism. The organization has been operating travel related activity since 2014

Furthermore, the organization values its customers and due to this we have more than 70 per cent repeated customer ratio in past three years.

Regulus not only plans the tour but also focuses on the smooth execution of the tour. Hence, it has a set of well experienced and certified guides for both—trek and tour.

The organization assigns local trekking guide to the group so that clients get actual and factual information about the destination where they are trekking or touring. This helps in getting acquainted with the local culture, customs, traditions and so forth.

To short out communication problem between guide and client Regulus assigns local guide who can also speak trekkers’ (guests) native language so that you enjoy Nepal travel more deeply.

Considering contingency approach the organization has insured its guide especially, trekking guide. 

Getting in Nepal is very easy. The citizens of the US, European Union and Oceana Region can get on arrival visa. The only thing is you need to produce your valid passport and at least two passport size photographs at the airport (Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu).

Aforementioned fact is also applicable to few other countries. In case of Indian nationalities visiting Nepal is no big deal due to the open border. They can enter Nepal through road. In case of Air travel they (Indian) have to produce at least passport.

Similarly, for the citizens of SAARC, visiting Nepal is no big deal they need to follow small mandatory procedures and get visa for Nepal from the Nepal embassy or consular office operating in your country. 

Getting in Nepal is very easy. The citizens of the US, European Union and Oceana Region can get on arrival visa. The only thing is you need to produce your valid passport and at least two passport size photographs at the airport (Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu).

Aforementioned fact is also applicable to few other countries. In case of Indian nationalities visiting Nepal is no big deal due to the open border. They can enter Nepal through road. In case of Air travel they (Indian) have to produce at least passport.

Similarly, for the citizens of SAARC, visiting Nepal is no big deal they need to follow small mandatory procedures and get visa for Nepal from the Nepal embassy or consular office operating in your country. 

Mount Everest, Pashupatinath and Lumbini are foremost introduction of Nepal. Mount Everest is the highest peak in the world that is located in Khumbu Region at an altitude of 8,848m. Besides, eight highest peaks of above 8000m of the world out of 14 are located in this Himalayan nation. There are more than 1600 peaks identified in Nepal and Khumbu Region alone has more than 300 peaks.

There is no comparison of the beauty of Himalayas here. This is a land where beauty is stretching its shawl everywhere. The Annapurna Region, Khumbu Region, Langtang Region, Upper Dolpo and Upper Mustang are its example. Hence, we do not hesitate to say that if you did not trek in Nepal then you missed the real chance of experiencing the beauty.

Pashupatinath, the greatest Hindu shrine of the world is situated in Kathmandu. It is a Mecca for Hindu. Pashupatinath is the temple of Lord Shiva where more than a million Hindu devotees visit at the time of Shiva-Ratri (Lord Shiva’s birthday) every year. Every Hindu desires to visit here once in their life time.

Lumbini, the birth palce of Lord Buddha is a most visited pilgrimage sites for the faith based people especially, Buddhist. It is an origin of Buddhism and occupies great space among Buddhist.

Furthermore, since centuries Nepal has been a mystic land as many travellers in the time of yore reported that this country is the confluence of two main religions—Hindu and Buddhist. Travellers from China then reported that the social harmony of this country is exemplary to the word. People following both the religion Buddhism and Hindu are living in mutual coordination sharing and respecting each other’s customs and beliefs. 

See query How do I get to Nepal ?

 And, if it does not satisfy your query then you need to visit Nepal Embassy in your country or consular office to get visa. It is very easy process and you will get the visa easily. But, do not forget to carry at least two passport size photographs with you and valid passport.You also get Nepal Visa upon arrival at Kathmandu airport.

  • Multiple entry    15 days    US$ 25 or equivalent Nepali currency
  • Multiple entry    30 days    US$ 40 or equivalent Nepali currency
  • Multiple entry    90 days    US$ 100 or equivalent Nepali currency

 

 

To book any of our trips, you are requested to fill our online booking form or just send us an e-mail with your queries or requirements to be addressed. For the confirmation of the trip you need to pay 30 per cent of the total trip cost. This deposit is non-refundable. Remaining 70 per cent amount will be received in Kathmandu at our office. 

They are inked below:

Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu

Kakarvitta (Jhapa)- Eastern part of Nepal bordering India

Birgunj (Parsa)- Central part of Nepal bordering India

Jamunaha (Nepalgunj)( Banke)-mid-western part bordering India

Mohana (Dhangadi)(Kailali)- Far western part bordering India

Gadda Chauki (Mahendranagar)(Kanchanpur)- Far western part bordering India

Well, we accept card payment but you have to bear the additional charges. The booking amount (30 per cent) should be deposited in the bank at your country. For this we will be giving the essential requirements. And, while depositing the amount if nay charges are incurred then it shall be beard by you.

While paying remaining amount in Nepal it is better if you pay in cash. This paying thorugh other mode may incur additional charges which you have to bear.  

Yes, there are lots of ATMs in Kathmandu. You will see them in almost every nook and corner. 

Yes, you have to get travel insurance. It will be beneficial if anything unexpected happens. Besides, we also suggest you to get medical insurance for trekking. This is essential because when you trek at high altitudes you may be caught by Altitude Sickness. In these circumstances you may need immediate evacuation for the mountain through helicopter. To cover the cost of this rescue and other medical cost aforementioned insurance is very ESSENTIAL.

Well, Tips is monetary reward to the guide by the guest. We (organization) have nothing to do with it. If you think the guide is worthy to give tip then you can otherwise it depends upon your conscience.

In general, if the trip goes as per plan then we suggest you to carry 30/40 per cent more than the budget of the trip. 

It is tough to explain. But we suggest you to carry additional 30/40 per cent of the budget of the trip. 

No, you can't. You need to have local currency for your personal expenses in the mountains. Please note that foreign currencies are not accepted in the mountains.

 

It is easy to exchange foreign currency into Nepalese rupee in Kathmandu. There are lots of exchange centers in Thamel and the good thing is they do not charge commission for the exchange. Outside Kathmandu it is hard to find exchange centers except Pokhara. 

Well, Nepal has pleasant weather condition. During winter (starts from October and ends in February) the temperature in Kathmandu goes around 1 degree Celsius or even minus sometime. In Pokhara the temperature goes up to  4 degree Celsius. In Terai, low lands of Nepal, temperature goes around 12 degree Celsius at maximum.

Similarly, monsoon begins from early or late May and ends in August last. This is not favourable time for trekking and tour but you can trek in Upper Dolpo and Mustang as these area are come under rain shaded part where rains are restricted by the mountains.

During summer temperature goes up to 35 degree Celsius in Kathmandu whereas in Terai it reaches up to 40 degree Celsius.

Weather in between September, October, November, January, February, March and April are favourable and pleasant for trekking and tour. 

Trekking is an adventure on foot where you travel to several places halting in tea house or lodge or set camp. It is an adventure where you at least spend a night in some place.On the basis of night stay trekking is of two categories in Nepal and they are:

  1. Camping Trek: In this type of trek you set tent for night stay. A large number of crew moves with you carrying everything from tent to food. Also a kitchen staff and tent erecting experts are there in the crew. They set up things before you arrive at the place of rest. It is more expensive than any other trekking.

 

  1. Teahouse Trek: Teahouse trek is gaining more popularity these days because this trekking is less costly. While in this trek a guide will assist you and if necessary a porter will be in the group. You halt at teahouse and you get food and shelter here. It is new form of trekking that is in increasing trend in Nepal. 

Yes, trekking through Trekking agency will reduce your stress as all the arrangements will be done by the company itself. They will assist you in getting TIMS (Trekking Information Management System), assign Guide, provide you trekking equipments in hire or purchase, and much important thing is they will surely rescue you if you are caught by altitude sickness. 

The 8 highest peaks of over 8000m out of 14 in the world are situated in Nepal, more than 100 trekking trails, more than 100 ethnic groups and more than 1600 peaks are located in Nepal. Is this not enough to trek in Nepal?

Furthermore, the beauty of trekking trails, winding rivers, waterfalls, snow-capped peaks, flora and fauna make Nepal trekking memorable forever. You get chance to witness different cultures and traditions and the local lifestyle fascinates every trekker here.

The sociological, biological and religious diversity make Nepal a prime trekking destination for trekkers of all over the world.

Moreover, the trekking trail here is classified into several classes like easy, moderate, challenging and so forth. Depending upon your physical ability and strength you can choose the trekking sites.

Yes, it does. We suggest you to enhance your stamina before experiencing trekking in Nepal. Besides, the type of trekking trail also demands physical effort. For example, if you choose peak climbing then it requires more physical effort then Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking. 

Well, you do not need to worry if you get sick in mountain. A guide will be there with you who will take care of you every moment. He is a certified trekking guide who is versed in First Aid too. If your situation is critical then he will coordinate with the trekking company for the rescue.

Minor sickness is no big deal as the guide will be carrying necessary medicines and medical kit with him while on trekking. The only thing is you have to communicate with your guide immediately if you feel uneasy our anything unusual happens to you.

This is one of the reasons to have guide and go through Trekking Agency for trekking.

 

On average we will be walking for 5-6 hours a day

We can arrange two types of trekking: Teahouse Trekking and Camping Trekking. 

Trekking grades means explanation and description of the trekking route where the trekkers travel. Mainly there are five trekking grades in Nepal. They are as follows: Easy, Moderate, Moderate to Strenuous, Strenuous, Very Strenuous.

Easy  

Very simple trekking trail which is easy even for kids is categorized as easy trekking trail. Kathamandu Rim Trek, Nagarkot-Chisapani Trek and Ghorepani Poon Hill among others are the example of easy trekking grade. It does not demand physical effort.

Moderate

This type of trekking is a bit physical demanding. But if you are fit then that is more than enough to go for this type of trekking. Annapurna Round Trek, Everest Base Camp Trek, Limi Valley Trek, Rara Trek are some of the examples of Moderate Trek.

Moderate to Strenous:

Normally, this type of trekking is physical and it tests your stamina. Age factor should be calculated for this type of trekking. Everest Base Camp Trek is moderate as well as strenuous, depending upon your age. Few peak climbing are also categorized within this group.

Very Strenuous:

All kind of expedition is categorized under this. Climbing Mount Everest Peak and Ama Dablam among others are the best examples of this type of trek. 

Well, we are specialized in touring sector. We also offer tour, meditation tour, bird watching and jungle safari tour.

In tour section we offer wonderful opportunity to explore Nepal as it a land of cultures and religion. The history of this country is equally fascinating for the people. It is the only country in the world that was not colonized by any country. The people of this country are regarded as brave among the braves.

The palaces, temples and the architecture of this country are very popular in the world. Due to this reason there are 10 World Heritage Sites in this country and out this six are in Kathmandu Valley namely Kathmandu Durbar Square, Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, Pashupatinath, Bouddhanath and Swoyambhunath.

Moreover, you can watch 10 per cent of the species of the birds out of 9000 species found in the world. The geographical location from lowland to high altitude makes this place special for birds.

Chitwan National Park, Bardia National Park, Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve and Shuklaphanta Wildlife Reserve are some of the popular destination to watch rare species of birds. Chitwan National Park alone inhabits more than 500 species of birds including some migratory birds form Siberria, Russia.

To watch endangered species of the world especially, Royal Bengal Tiger, Chitwan National Park, Bardia National Park and Shuklaphanta Wildlife Reserve are prime locations. The number of wild cats here are in increasing trend. So far 200 tigers dwell in the jungles of Nepal.

Similarly, Koshi Tappu is popular for wild water buffaloes and Bird watching destination. Thousands of tourists visit here just to watch rare and endangered species of birds every year. It is one of the best bird watching sanctuaries of Asia.

From Scholars and researchers point of view, Nepal is an ancient land that can give clue about the origin of human civilization. The forbidden land also known as Mustang is its example. It is a mysterious place that needs to be explored to find out the study of human civilization.

Moreover, there are hundreds of species of herbals that will cure severe diseases like cancer and other. Yarsagumba is one of its examples. It is a medicated plant/insect that will help to enhance sex power and large quantity of Yarsagumba is exported to China from Nepal every year in high price. 

January to early May and September to November is the ideal time to travel Nepal. But if you are planning Upper Mustang and Doplo then even Monsoon is favourable time because these are come under rain shaded part. 

Monsoon is at peak during June and July so we do not suggest this time for trekking but if you are planning Upper Mustang and Dolpo then this is equally right time.  

It always good to be fit! In case of trekking particularly, for moderate or strenuous trekking you have to be in good shape. You can start jogging or workout a month before trekking. This will be beneficial.

Yes, it is. In most of the places there is network connection for mobile phones. In some places you will also get internet facilities. In few places satellite phones will meet your requirement. In short, most of the time you are in touch with your friend and families. 

Yes, we do. In fact, we also design tailor made itinerary for such private group so that it may address all of your requirements and satisfy you from all possible dimensions. In case of private treks we expect at a group of five.

Normal food like rice, pulse, vegetables, chicken or say a platter is available during trek. You will also get hygienic and healthy breakfast during the trek. Food in trek are very hygienic, healthy and fresh

Yes, you do. And, in some cases if not then we provide you with water purifier. So, safe water is not issue while on trek. 

In Kathmandu we do provide tourist class standard deluxe hotel. This also depends upon your choice. If you wish star categories then we will arrange accordingly but it is a bit costly. While on trek we provide you teahouse. It is comfortable. Tea houses are more like hotels with hot showers, western food and private room (twin sharing).

You get overnight halt, dinner and breakfast in Tea houses. You lunch in a local restaurant en-route.  Furthermore as you will be staying in locally owned lodges you will be benefiting and interacting with the local community. It will give you a true feel for the Nepalese people and their lives.

In order to confirm the booking you have to provide the following information:

  • Passport no
  • Date of passport issue 
  • Validity of Passport 
  • Date of Birth 
  • Your complete name as in the passport 
  • Complete Address 
  • Your Nationality 
  • Your arrival Date, Airline number and time 
  • Your departure date, Airline number, and time etc.

Here are the lists of the equipment and gears that you need to bring for trekking. Most of these items are also available here in Nepal. You also get them in rent. To minimize the weight of your bag-pack we suggest you to rent the things here. It makes your trip more easy and stress free.


Equipment List 
 

  • A good sleeping bag
  • A walking stick optional
  • A frontal lamp or an electric torch
  • A foam mattress is provided, but if you have a self-inflating mattress, we advise you to bring it
  • Hiking shoes
  • A sweater
  • A fleece jacket
  • A waterproof jacket preferably Gore-Tex
  • Good trousers
  • Gloves and cap
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun cream
  • A water bottle
  • A small backpack.
  • It will contain all what you need during a trekking day and a kit-bag with padlock or a big backpack. It will contain the 12 kg personal belongings, carried by you. About 25 kg. backpack which will be carried by porters. We advise you to protect the inside of the kit-bag with a plastic bag.

Nepal is one of the cheapest travelling destinations of the world. Food, accommodations among others are very cheap here. 

The flight between Kathmandu to Lukla is regular. The chances of flight cancellation are only due to bad weather. If weather is bad then the flight delays or cancels. Due to this reason we also schedule extra days in our trekking. 

Once you book the trip with us you become our responsibility. Surely, we will arrive at airport to pick up you. We will also drop you at the airport at the time of departure. 

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