Travel to Nepal


Tribhuvan International Airport - Kathmandu, Nepal. The airport code for booking travel is ‘KTM”

Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu is the main  international airport in Nepal and has its domestic section terminal along the side of international terminal.

Currency in Nepal

Nepal has its own currency called “Nepalese Rupee”.

Nepalese rupees come in denominations of 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 500 and 1000 rupee notes.

You do not need to obtain Nepalese currency prior to your traveling to Nepal. Upon arrival to Kathmandu international airport, you could easily get Nepalese rupees.

Automatic Teller machines can be used through out Nepal to withdraw cash from your international account. The local banks deduct a small administration fee. There are also money exchange services that will take cash or travel cheques.

Foreign Currency use in Nepal is: United States Dollars, Canadian dollars, Australian Dollars, Euro, GBP Ponds, Singapore Dollars, etc and is widely accepted in major cities in Nepal.

Credit cards are accepted in many stores but expect to be charge a fee for 2-3% on your transaction.

Travel Insurance

Travel Insurance is mandatory for all the clients who are going to participate in any of our adventure activities. Your travel insurance must provide cover against personal accident, medical expenses, emergency air ambulance/helicopter rescue services and personal liability.

Before your departure to the trip from Kathmandu we will need to see your insurance policy. Please ensure you have your policy number and emergency telephone number for your insurance company. If this is unavailable please ensure you provide us with the necessary information required by your Insurance Company in case of an emergency.

Having good travel insurance will not only guarantee you peace of mind while you travel with us but also provide you with complete cover for anything things that may go wrong.     


Gear and equipment

We recommend you purchase and wear in good quality hiking boots before coming to Nepal. Also, purchase and trial good quality socks so you are confident you will avoid blisters when trekking.

You’ll need a comfortable day pack for carrying the extra layers need when trekking and other equipment such as a camera. We recommend 20 – 25 litres in size. The pack should have sleaves for water bottles or a water bladder.

You don’t necessarily need a sleeping bag as Tea House provide blankets.

Many visitors come well stocked with hiking year (T-Shirts, fleece or down jackets, hiking pants and shorts). However, please don’t worry if you think you’re missing some gear as we’ll perform a full check before any trek and take you shopping for anything you need.

Nepal is relatively inexpensive compared to other countries when buying hiking clothes. Many visitors purchase gear in Nepal and then donate those clothes at the end of the trip to help people in poorer communities.


Nepal has clean drinking water but we do recommend using water purifying tablets as sometimes just a change in water is enough to cause a stomach upset.

Medical Kit

Our guides are comprehensively trained and will have necessary medical equipment to help in emergency situations.

We recommend you establish a basic personal medical kit for your own use. This would include painkillers (Panadol, Ibuprofen), band aids, antiseptic wipes, tablets for stomach upsets, tablets for hydration etc.

Also, please consult a doctor at home in advance of your trip to obtain necessary vaccinations and additions to your medical kit they may recommend.