If you have already left your home country and/or you don’t have time to visit a Royal Nepalese Embassy in your region, you can obtain visa from the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu or from any entry point in Nepal except Tibet and Bhutan. All you need are a few passport sized photos, where you will be staying in Kathmandu, and how long you will be in Nepal. It is a very easy process and if you have any further questions, please ask us!
The best time to visit Nepal is February-April and September-November because the weather is pretty stable, not too hot and not too cold, and there are some clear skies.
The summer months are a nice time, too, but it will be very warm, very rainy, a little more busy. December and January is the winter season in Nepal and visibility is really great. You will just need to bring snow jackets and other warm gear.
Winter: December-January, highs of 20 degrees Celsius (70 degrees Fahrenheit) and lows of 5 degrees Celsius (40 degrees Fahrenheit). Potential for snow, but very clear skies with good views of the mountains.
Spring: February-May, highs of 25 degrees Celsius (80 degrees Fahrenheit) and lows of 10 degrees Celsius (50 degrees Fahrenheit). Clear skies in the beginning of spring, monsoon season will start near May.
Summer: June-August, highs of 30 degrees Celsius (85 degrees Fahrenheit) and lows of 18-21 degrees Celsius (65-70 degrees Fahrenheit). This is the monsoon season where you will experience amazing thunderstorms and warm weather.
Autumn: September-November, highs of 24 degrees Celsius (75 degrees Fahrenheit) and lows of 13 degrees Celsius (55 degrees Fahrenheit). As the monsoon season finishes, the skies will get clearer with more visibility of the mountains.
These temperatures are for Kathmandu, Nepal. Please note in the mountains and at higher elevation, it can be 2-5 degrees colder (Celsius) or 5-10 degrees colder (Fahrenheit).
According to the availability of rooms at the time of your trek, our main priority will be providing you with the best facilities. We will always arrange the best tea houses, however sometimes private rooms and bathrooms are an extra charge. If you are on a budget, likely you will share rooms and bathrooms with the people on your trek.
For trekking trips, extensive mountaineering skills are definitely not required. You must be of average physical fitness with some experience hiking. If you have further questions, please contact us!
Trekking solo can be one of the most rewarding experiences in one’s life. Plus, Mission Summit always provides a guide, and if you require it, a porter to carry some of your gear. You will not feel alone on your trek as we will be trekking through countless villages where we stop for meals along the way. There are always other trekkers eating and resting and hanging out to keep you company. If you have any further questions, feel free to contact us! We have personal accounts from men and women who have trekked in Nepal solo.
You may bring any of your own trekking equipment with you if desired, however it is possible to purchase most items in Kathmandu, at a cheap price. There are countless shops in Kathmandu and Pokhara selling rain gear, all kinds of trekking clothes and jackets, hiking boots, backpacks, water bottles, trekking poles, etc. Some even allow you to rent gear just for the duration of your trip.
Accommodation is definitely based upon your budget, with nicer tea houses available for a higher cost. Most rooms along your trek will be fairly basic, with one, two, or three beds, one dresser/shelf, and maybe a coat stand. Plus, most restrooms/showers are shared with the other trekkers. All accommodation is carefully chosen to your wishes, but please be aware that electricity, plumbing and hot water can sometimes be unpredictable.