INTRODUCTION

WELCOME to Nepal. We have especially designed this brochure to provide you with some quick information on the unique travel destinations available in this part of the world and also to provide you with prompt response to your inquiries. Few places on earth can match the variety of Landscape, architecture, religion and culture on offer here. There is something here for every type of traveler, whether you want an active, exciting small group adventure, a tailor made itinerary, or just prefer to get away from it all and relax.

All our tours and treks are well planned giving special emphasis to the safety of all clients and at the same time offering you the glory of nature that we still have in plenty and also visit to the places of interest and meet with people whose way of life is so different. It is in a true sense ” A visit to a different World”. We have fixed tours and tailor made itineraries to suit all pockets and ages and for groups or individuals. Tours can be directly booked with us or through our foreign agents. We assure you of our prompt acknowledgement to all inquiries.

Either select one of the itineraries prepared for you or let us know your decision as to where in this fascinating land you want to go, so that we may assist you to plan your holiday to fit in with you schedule and the budget. If you have not traveled with us, we welcome you, if you have then, ” welcome back once again”. We would like to be your partner in your voyage of discovery. President Travel & Tours and President Treks & Expeditions are both government recognized and well established adventure and leisure holiday tour operator based in Nepal and managed by a team of professional staffs all of whom have over 12 years of experience in the field. Safety first is our motto and all our clients looked after by our professional staff ensuring you a most memorable holiday in Nepal or elsewhere under our supervision.

NEPAL

Nepal is a small landlocked country with a diversity of natural and cultural wealth you will find in few places on earth. The land rises abruptly from the sweltering Terai plains in the south at 60 meters above sea level to the freezing heights of the Himalayan in the north well above 8000 meters culminating in the highest point on earth, Mt. Everest at 8848 meters – with lush sub- tropical forests, green hills and valleys in between – within a distance of a mere 200 km. The tale of the country dates back to the time when the Gods and goddesses communed with the mortals. Religion and festivals are an integral part of every day life here. People still respect centuries old culture and tradition and history still lives on here among the numerous beautiful temples, monuments and palaces of exquisite art and architecture.

This varied landscape offers a fascinating array of cultural experience, sightseeing and adventure opportunities.

BEST SEASON

The most preferred time for traveling in Nepal is from mid-September – right after the monsoon all the way through April.

Temperature Chart of Kathmandu, Pokhara & Chitwan: In Celcius

MONTHS KATHMANDU POKHARA CHITWAN
MAX MIN MAX MIN MAX MIN
JAN 19 2 20 8 24 7
FEB 20 4 21 8 26 8
MAR 25 8 27 11 33 12
APR 30 11 30 16 36 18
MAY 34 16 35 19 36 20
JUNE 30 20 31 20 35 23
JULY 20 21 30 21 33 24
AUG 29 20 30 21 33 24
SEPT 27 19 29 20 32 22
OCT 23 15 27 18 31 18
NOV 23 4 23 11 29 12
DEC 20 2 20 8 24 8

CLIMATE CHART OF KATHMANDU

Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun July Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec
Chance of Dry day 95% 91% 93% 85% 74% 54% 33% 37% 36.2% 88% 98% 99%
Hours of sunshine 5:55 5:39 7:39 9:30 5:43 4:54 2:37 2:23 3:18 5:12 5:12 5:06

CLIMATE CHART OF POKHARA

Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun July Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec
Chance of Dry day 94% 94% 89% 80% 53% 5% 3% 3% 7% 64% 96% 99%
Hours of sunshine 5:9 6:3 7:19 8:59 5:17 4:02 2:04 1:34 1:44 4:30 4:51 5:12

VISA

Single entry Visa for Nepal can be easily obtained at the airport on arrival or from the Embassy/ Consulate of Nepal.

The present visa fees are as follows (Visa fees are subject to change):

60 days valid visa = US$ 30, extension of each additional month is subject to additional payment of US$ 50.

Visitors who require single, double or multiple re-entry visas can get them by paying an additional US$25, US$ 40. & US$ 60 respectively.

NOTE: It is advisable to carry exact change in US$ cash and four passport sized photos to speed up your immigration formalities at the point of entry.

There are no mandatory vaccination requirements for travelling to Nepal.

TREKKING PERMITS

The fee of a trekking permit is as follows:

Kanchenjunga and Lower Dolpo – US$ 10 per week for first four weeks and US$ 20 per week thereafter; Upper Mustang and Upper Dolpo – US$ 700 for first 10 days and US$ 70 per day thereafter; Manslu – US$ 90 per week (September to November) and US$ 75 per week (December through August); Humla – US$ 90 for first seven days and US$ 15 per day thereafter

VACCINATIONS

There are no mandatory vaccination requirements for travelling to Nepal.

ACCOMMODATIONS

We can provide luxury or budget accommodation as per requirement. Special discounts are provided for all Hotel bookings made through us. All Hotels used in the package are carefully selected with special attention given to comfort, hygiene and safety.

TIME & OFFICE HOURS & WEEKENDS

The Nepal Standard Time is 5 Hours 45 Minutes ahead of GMT. Government offices, Embassies and International Organizations are open from 9 AM to 5 PM; Banks are open from 10 AM to 3 PM Monday through Friday while most of the business houses are open from 9 AM to 5 PM Sunday through Friday.

The museums throughout the valley remain closed on Tuesday and other government holidays.

CURRENCY REGULATION

Import of Indian currency by any national except Indian is strictly prohibited. Any other currency either in traveler’s cheques or cash can be brought in any quantity provided it is declared upon arrival. The money can be exchanged from a bank or an authorized currency dealer.

LOCAL CURRENCY

Nepalese currency unit is Rupees (locally pronounced Rupiah) and denoted by currency symbol Rs. One Rupees is subdivided into 100 paisa. The denomination of the currency notes in use are Rs. 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 25, 50, 100, 250, 500, 1000 and the coins are found in the denomination of 5, 10, 25, 50 paisa and Rs. 1, 2, 5, 10.

ELECTRICITY

220 Volts AC at 50 hertz throughout the country.

ARRIVING KATHMANDU

Nepal has just one international airport in Kathmandu. All those coming to Nepal have to fly in to Kathmandu first.

The list of airlines with direct flights to Kthmandu is listed below:

Note: Flight schedules are subject to change at short notice, so kindly consult your travel agent for new schedules.

Direct International flights to and from Nepal:

  • SQ-Singapore Airlines Kathmandu(KTM) Singapore and v.v.2,7
  • TG-Thai Airways KTM/Bangkok/Singapore and v.v Daily
  • QR-Quatar Airways KTM/Doha/London and v.v Daily
  • BG-Bangaladesh Biman KTM/Dhaka and v.v. 7,1,3,5
  • OS-Austrian Airlines KTM/Vienna and v.v.4,6
  • HB-Transavia KTM/Amsterdam and v.v.6
  • GF-Gulf Air KTM/Abudhabi and v.v.1,6
  • RA-Royal Nepal Airlines KTM/Delhi (India)and v.v.Daily
  • RA- KTM/Mumbai (India) and v.v.1,3,5
  • RA- KTM/ Calcutta (India) and v.v.2,6
  • RA- KTM/Dubai/Frankfurt/London and v.v.5,7
  • RA-KTM/Dubai/Frankfurt/Paris and v.v.3
  • RA-KTM/Bangkok and v.v.2,5
  • RA-KTM/Bangkok/Singapore and v.v.3,7
  • RA-KTM/Hongkong and v.v.2,4,6
  • RA-KTM/Shanghai/Osaka and v.v.3,7
  • IC-Indian Airlines KTM/Vanaras and v.v.1,3,5,7
  • IC-KTM/Delhi and v.v.Daily
  • IC-KTM/Calcutta and v.v.1,2,3,5,6
  • Druk Airlines KTM/Paro (Bhutan) and v.v.1,4
  • CSWA China South West AirlinesKTM/Lhasa and v.v.6,2