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FAQ's

Why Mila Adventure?
Our emphasis has always been on small groups led by experienced guides to ensure personalized service. Flexibility, reliability and security rate very high on our priority list. Our programs are designed to suit everyone - from the novice, to the adventurous to the veteran traveler. Handpicked professionally trained staffs who love their job and are passionate about their culture, land and their roots. Preservation of our unique environment is of utter importance to us. Camping and kitchen equipment of the highest quality is provided during the treks. All the Mila Adventure treks are tailor made keeping in mind every aspect. We are a versatile company. Trekking and mountaineering are our expertise, however we also operate specially tailored guided city tours and rafting trips all over Nepal. We take care of all the needs of the clients from hotel reservation, flight bookings and reconfirmation.
When is the best time to be in Nepal?
The best period to visit the country for plant lovers is during spring when the flowers are in full bloom. The mountain slopes are covered with beautiful and colorful flowers. Spring season commences from early March and continues until late May. Even though the days are clear, haze disturbs the mountain views. Late May, and the downpour begins. It continues till late August. Come September and the autumn season begins. It continues till late November. With temperate climate, clear blue skies and extraordinary mountain views it is the best season to visit the country. Winter begins in late November and continues till late February.
How do i get to Nepal?
By Air: -
Tribhuwan International Airport is the only international airport in Nepal. Travelers can fly directly to Nepal. Several airlines like Pakistan International, Royal Nepal Airlines, Gulf Air, Thai Airways, Qatar Airways, Korean Air, Air Arabia, Indian Airlines, Druk Air, Jet Airways, Biman Bangladesh, China South West Airlines operate direct flights to KTM.
Apart from Tribhuvan International airport, travelers also can enter Nepal overland. Almost all but one port of entry by land pass through India.

You can enter Nepal from:
1) Kakarbhitta
2 ) Birgunj
3) Belhiya, Bhairahawa
4) Nepalgunj
5) Dhangadi
6) Mahendra Nagar on the Nepal - India border
7) Kodari on the Nepal - China border.

The overland tourists entering the kingdom with their vehicles must possess an international carnet.
Visa and Entry Formalities?
Entry formality:
All foreigners visiting Nepal require a visa, which can be obtained at the Tribhuvan International Airport upon arrival or at the Royal Nepalese Embassy or Consulate in your country. Two-passport size photographs are required for the visa procedure. Children below 10 years are exempt from paying visa fee.

Visa fees is as under:

1) Single Entry visa fees: - US $ 30 for 60 days
2) Multi Entry visa fees: - US $ 50

For visitors who intend to re-enter the country within 150 days after leaving the country during the same visa year will have to pay entry visa fee of US $ 50 valid for 30 days.

A 60 days visa can be extended upon expiry. Visa can be extended upon paying the extension fee equivalent of US $ 50 (in Nepalese currency) at the Department of Immigration. A visa can be extended for a period of 30 days.
What about Customs and Airport taxes?
Customs
Declaration of baggage and custom clearance is mandatory upon arrival and departure. Personal effects are permitted free entry. Dutiable goods, such as tobacco and liquor, within the prescribed quantity free of duty are permitted. However carrying narcotics, arms and ammunition are criminal offences and subject to capital punishment as per the law of the land. Though visitors are allowed to export souvenirs, they will require special certificate of clearance from the Department of Archaeology in case of antique pieces.

Airport Tax
Travelers flying out of Tribhuwan International Airport are required to pay airport tax. Passengers flying to or via India, Pakistan, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Maldives and Bangladesh (SAARC countries) are required to pay Rs. 1365/- per person while it is Rs. 1,695 for departure to other international destinations.
Domestic airport tax for all sectors is Rs. 170.
What should I be aware about the Nepalese Culture and Tradition?
Do's and don'ts
  • It is mandatory to take off your shoes as a sign of respect while visiting temples.
  • Some of the temples are prohibited to Hindus hence it is imperative to respect this feeling.
  • Leather articles are prohibited inside the Temple precinct.
  • Do not touch offerings or people when during prayers or at a shrine.
  • Cow is worshipped hence beef is strictly prohibited among Hindu. Even killing of a female animal is disallowed.
  • Always walk clockwise around a temple or a stupa.
  • Decent clothes are advised while visiting public places. Revealing clothes are advised strictly against.
  • Do not be offended if a Tibetese lady hesitates to shake hands. In Tibet people greet one another by pressing their hands together in a gesture known as "Namaste".
  • Public display of affection between man and women is totally alien to our culture.
  • Avoid giving away things as it encourages mendicancy.
Are Foreign currencies accepted in Nepal?
All convertible currencies like the Dollar- US, Hong Kong, Canadian, Singapore, Australian; Kroner - Danish, Swedish; Sterling Pound, Netherlands Guilder, Japanese Yen, Italian Lira and Euro are accepted.

There are several govt. authorized money exchange counters in Kathmandu and Pokhara where money can be exchanged. Apart from the money exchange counters foreign currency can also be changed at the banks. It is advisable to retain the foreign encashment receipt after changing money. For the assistance of visitors there is a foreign exchange counter at the airport where money can be changed upon arrival. Credit cards like American Express, Visa cards and Master cards are widely accepted at the various hotels, restaurants and shops in Kathmandu and other major towns.

All the banks remain open for transactions from 09:30 a.m. to 02:30 p.m. daily on weekdays. The working hours for all govt. offices are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in summer and till 4 p.m. in the winter.
What is AMS and how can i prevent it?
AMS stands for "Acute Mountain Sickness" caused by the lack of oxygen in the body. As we go higher the air gets thinner with less oxygen and our body is deprived of the normal quantity of oxygen it is used to. The early symptoms are nausea, headache, loss of appetite and fatigue.

Our body can adjust to the higher altitude if given enough time, which can be done by acclimatizing. Therefore the best way to prevent AMS is to acclimatize as much as possible along the route. Don't do sudden climbs too quickly. Climb slowly and if you catch symptoms of AMS then rule number one is to descend to a lower elevation as quickly as possible. Your body demands a lot of liquid so Liquid is very essential. Drink as much liquid as possible such as tea, water, soup etc. If you still fell the same then a tablet of Daimox with a cup of warm water and try finding the nearest possible medical help.

Although our staff will be there to help you in any way possible, they may not be able to cure you sickness. Only a qualified doctor or a medical attendant can be of help.
How are treks graded and do i need to be physically fit or have prior trekking experi
The treks are graded on basis of walking hours and altitude gained. We have graded the treks in four different grades as easy, moderate and strenuous and challenging.

Easy
To do an easy trek you do not have to be in great physical shape. A reasonably active person can undertake this trek. These treks require easy walking of 3 - 4 hours and do not require ascending more than 300 meters per day.

Moderate
It is not necessary to have previous trekking experience. Even a novice can do it however these trips require you to be in reasonably good physical shape. The average walking hours per day for these treks are 5 -6 hours and the elevation could increase up to 500 meters per day.

Strenuous
These courses offer some psychical challenge and require some previous trekking experience with the ability to walk for a few hours. The changing elevation, long walking hours (6-7 hours) and varying mountain terrain necessities good health.

Challenging
It is imperative that you have some sort of previous trekking experience to undertake these treks. They are physically demanding and technical climbing of some sort is desirable. Since these trek require walking in rugged and sometimes extreme conditions it is advisable to start the trek on a positive note and adventurous frame of mind. Walking hours may vary from 7 - 8 hours and you may be required to walk at an elevation of 4000 - 5000 meters.
What about the tips?
Here is the list which we recommend and which ofcourse will make the support team very happy. However this is on the minumum side, extra or more is always welcome. Your generosity is highly appreciated. Thank you in advance.

Trek:
Guide: US$ 10 per day
Cook: US$ 8 per day
Sherpas: US$ 7 per day
Porters: US$ 5 per day
Mule Man: US$ 5 per day

Tour:
City Guide: US$ 10 per day
Driver: US$ 6 per day
Helper: US$ 4 per day
Bell Boy: US$ 1 each time he helps with the luggages

Meals:

10%-15% of the total bill
Local Ground Handling agent US$ 25 or above
Do I need to have travel insurance or vaccinations of any kind?
It is mandatory that all clients have personal travel insurance covering theft, medical treatment and rescue evacuation. Due to the highly difficult terrain, lack of proper medical facilities in the mountains, unpredictable weather conditions and lack of roads, the chances of helicopter rescue cannot be ruled out.