Questions & Answers

We have put together the most common questions in the list below. Answering everything from what to pack, VISA process, washing opportunties and wifi availability - the nature and people connection is great!  


If you still can't find the answer to your questions, you are welcome to  get in touch  with us directly.





FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS


Q.      Gear & Clothing.


We have all the technical equipment you need for the activities. If you wish to bring any personal gear you are welcome to do so.

You always need to pack personal belongings such as cloths, shoes, hat, sunglasses, toiletries, personal medicines, towel and a sleeping bag. Please see our checklist based on your type of program here: Pack list.

When visiting villages and temples, we recommend wearing cloths that cover shoulders and knees. This shows respect and will help you to get a more personal connection with people.


Washing cloths.

Washing is mainly done by hand. There are opportunities to leave your cloths for washing at hotels for a fee.


Q.      Accommodation.


All our program are based from the eco-adventure camp and training center The Royal Beach Camp.

At the base: Tented accommodation on shared basis. Outdoor shower and WC facilities.

During expeditions: Self service. Shared tent and outdoor hygiene.

During trekking: Room in local teahouse on shared basis. Shared WC facilities, limited access to shower.

In the cities or Chitwan National Park: Hotel room on shared basis.


Q.      Food.


In most of our programs full board (breakfast, lunch & dinner, water) is included. Food is made from local produce, often organic and homemade. You will have plenty of opportunity to taste the Nepali national dish Dal Bhat [rice and lentilsoup with curry].

Tap water is not safe to drink in Nepal, therefore participants are only to drink filtered water. To avoid plastic waste we supply a filter for water purification on all trips. Please bring two refillable water bottles.

Soft drinks, snacks and dinner in restaurants are not covered in the programs.


Allergies / Food prefrerences.

If you have any allergies or food preferences let us know in advance. We will do our best to meet your needs but remember to be openminded, you are in remote areas with limited resources.


Q.      Transportation.


Aiport pick up and transportation in Nepal is covered during the program, if not otherwise specified. We make sure to use safe and reliable transportation options.


Flights.

Arrival airport is Kathmandu Tribuvan Airport. International flights and private travel in Nepal is not covered in the program, if not otherwise specified.


Q.      Insurance, Vaccination & VISA.


Participants must hold a viable travel insurance that cover adventure activities for the entire duration of the program.

Before coming to Nepal check your vaccinations with your doctor.

VISA is required to enter the country. We recommend getting the VISA prior to arrival, online or through the Nepali embassy in your country of recidence.


Q.      Pocket money & Currency.


You need pocket money for drinks, SIM card, mobile phone recharge and restaurant visits. If you go on a private trip during your free time or do shopping, this is at your own expense.

Currency is Nepali Rupees. You can exchange from USD or Euro when in Nepal, exchange is not possible prior to arrival. ATMs are availbale in the largest cities only.


Q.      Miscellaneous.


Internet access & Mobile phone.

Most of our locations are off the beaten track whithout any wifi connection.

Our base is wifi-fee and we want our participants to Connect with Nature. However, you can connect to internet through your mobile phone. This requires a local SIM card and an unlocked phone. Bring a copy of your passport, a passport sized picture and cash so we can help you get connected.


Electricity.

Due to the country wide practice of load-sharing you may not always have access to electricity. We recommed to charge your equipment when you can and bringing a power bank for back-up.


Healthcare.

From our base nearest healthcare facilities are 10 km away. Hospitals recognised by international insurance companies can be found in Kathmandu.

In case of emergency we are well connected with rescue services and can arrange helicopter pick-up from

any location.


Q.      Rules & Regulation.


Participants will be required to sign a liability release and a study contract. Here are some key points:

- The use of drugs and alcohol is strictly forbidden at any time during the duration of the program.

- Program leader must be informed if you fall ill, about travels away from the base or other safety concerns.

- There must be min. 2 people present (of which one being an experienced leader) during activities.

- Time management, flexibility and respect are requisites for a successful program.

Violations of rules will lead to termination of the program, without refund.


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