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Travel Advisory

Travelling in South Asia for the first time can be a strange experience because of the differences in the way of life of the people of the region. The people are extremely sociable and friendly, as well as being honest to their very core, and they are also the most enduring people with a lot of perseverance.

You may feel a little odd at first when you find that they do not open up at once, but you will feel the difference when you smile at their innocent faces. You are bound to lose your last remaining dollar if you bet they won’t smile back at you then.

Another fact that will catch the eye of the foreigner is the beauty of the place itself: the sweeping rise and fall of the slopes with the mighty Himalayan range in the backdrop, the rushing mountain streams and rivers, the forests, the mist… You name them, and there is not a single thing that will not touch you deeply. Everything here has its own hospitality to offer; how you perceive it lies in your own ability to notice and accept it.

If you are careful, do not enter a war zone or drag yourself into the middle of a conflict, or show disrespect to local culture and tradition, or violate the laws of the land, then rest assured that your holiday will be a memorable one lasting a lifetime. Just observe while you pass by; nobody will touch you. Nonetheless, we have attempted here to present what you should bear in mind before and during your holiday and how best you can remain on the safe side.

PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING SECTIONS CAREFULLY!

NEPAL
Until the end of 2006, Nepal was a conflict zone with violence emanating out of the fighting between the rebel forces and the state. Now, peace has resettled in the land and

Nepal is completely safe for travel. However, nature cannot be predicted: when this page was being written, there was devastation caused by the bursting of a dam by the Koshi River in the southeast, sweeping away villages, crops, infrastructures and property, both in Nepal and in India, thus cutting off an important land-link between the two countries and turning tens of thousands into refugees.

The same goes for other parts of the Himalayas in general: unexpected highway blockages due to landslides and flooding can occur, and so do avalanches (in the mountaineering areas) and bursting of snow-fed lakes high up in the Himalayas. Get the latest news at hand to make sure of the situation.

Acquiring visas and travel documents can be a little bit trying, but if you have patience and know where and who to contact, that will not be a problem for you. The rest will be handled by your travel agent, so that you can focus on other important matters.

INDIA
We recommend you if at all possible to get a multiple-entry tourist visa for India in your home country before you leave. If you can’t do that, it is possible, but more time-consuming and expensive than you could imagine, to get it here in Nepal.

TIBET
Tibet is the most unpredictable place on earth. The rules keep changing in this vast stretch of the Himalayan plateau as does the mindset of the Chinese authorities. One person may easily enter the shadow of the Himalayas, while another person may find it difficult or even impossible to acquire a visa/permit. It is not surprising, then, to hear that even Hindu pilgrims from the south of the Himalayas had problems visiting Kailash and Manasarovar during and after the Beijing Olympics. Currently, the status of acquisition of permits for all Tibet trips from Nepal (Nepal-Tibet-Nepal) are given below.

Type of Trip Manageable Unmanageable

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BHUTAN
Without the help of a travel agent, you will find it impossible to enter this last remaining Himalayan kingdom via Nepal. It has not closed its boundaries, but the rules are Strict, both while entering and once inside. You will find the best ecologically preserved nature of the Himalayas in Bhutan.

  • Your staff on the trek were excellent, helpful & extremely friendly! I will never forget this experience! Thanks to all & see you again.
    Mr. Walter Rayher Denmark Trip - Langtang Valley

  • Excellent leader and service from all staff. Excellent relationships with them all.
    Mrs. Teresa Brass Maidenhead, UK Trip - Annapurna Sanctuary
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