1. How does CoreTreks work?
We are a local travel and trekking agency based in Kathmandu, Nepal. Our prime focus is to provide best price touring packages for visitors inside and outside Nepal. With 99.9% customer satisfaction rate we proudly present ourselves as one of the best travel agency in Nepal. CoreTreks offers high-quality accommodation possible with no hidden charges. Everything is handled by the professionals who have well over 15 years of experience in the tourism field, making sure the trip goes as planned.
2. How do your prices compare with what I would pay elsewhere?
As far as the price concern goes, we are highly dedicated to provide the best price value with highest quality of services. Of course cheaper options are available but you would not want to trade a bad travel experience for cheaper prices. Every single penny you spend with CoreTreks will be utilized as we have introduced Lifetime Deposit where your funds will be secured until your next trip even if you cancel your trip.
3. What if I find cheaper prices elsewhere on the web?
It is very rare that you will find a cheaper price for packages that include exactly same services as we do. Our team works with experienced and reputable in-destination specialists to make sure for the suitable prices. However, if you find a cheaper price for exact services please let us know and we will do everything we can to match it.
4. Who will be our guides?
CoreTreks provides a range of highly experienced and trained professionals as guides. All the guides from our team are government issued license holders and are well equipped for trekking and mountaineering. Since, most of them are from the mountain region themselves, they have extreme knowledge of different situations.
5. How do we choose our Guides?
Guides are chosen according after considering a few key aspects of the trip such as difficulty, length, time and number of travelers. Our experts will allocate a suitable guide for your trip so that you can enjoy your journey to the fullest.
6. Are you a Local Travel Agency?
Yes, we are. CoreTreks accepts customers either from inside or outside Nepal. Our focus is to contribute towards tourism industry of Nepal as well as to help the people in Himalayas. For that, we donate 5% of the profit from each packages via Helping Hands for Himalayan People – Nepal (HHHP-Nepal), a non-profit organization that aims to execute development works in the field of health, education, women right, social construction, culture, and modern agriculture system on Himalayan people.
Yes, Nepal is safe to travel. In fact, people consider Nepal as one of the safest places for travelling.
Yes, you can travel alone to Nepal. While you can safely travel in Nepal alone, there are still some things you can consider ensuring your safety, such as Travel Insurance and a certified guide.
Travel insurance in Nepal is one of the first thing’s we recommend you do when you are planning your trip to Nepal. It is not a legal requirement to have a travel insurance while travelling in Nepal but secures your trip in terms of uncertainties.
(complete after associating with an insurance company)
You can either buy your travel insurance before or after arriving at Nepal. However, it is advisable that you buy it before you arrive at Nepal, as it will save you time and you can focus on enjoying your expedition.
Each trek is diverse and could be perceived by people differently. Speak to our travel advisors for Free to understand which trek in Nepal should you opt for, what is the cost of trekking in the Himalayan regions and find out our affordable packages.
Nevertheless, difficulty in trekking is usually based on the levels of altitudes.
Up to 3500m is an easy trek, which only requires one to be at a reasonable level of fitness. From 3,500 to 4,500m is for the moderate trekkers. Here you can expect some rough trials and terrain. Annapurna Circuit Trek is considered to be one of the famous moderate trek routes in Nepal.
From 5,000m onwards you must be aware that you have signed up for a challenging trek route. These are difficult treks but certainly not impossible! Although it is wise to attempt moderate treks before taking the long route. Our experts certified climbers offer proper precautions and a reliable support throughout the trek.
If you are trekking below 3,500m of altitude then you should be fine. While it’s possible for you to get caught in an altitude sickness, the symptoms are likely to be evident after you cross 3,600m.
Altitude sickness is caused by the concentrated air pressure and low level of oxygen at the higher elevation. There are a few key precautions that you could take to avoid altitude sickness:
In case of an emergency evacuation, you can directly contact the travel agency that you signed up from. This is where we come in handy, agencies like ours will act as a milestone between you and your insurance company in order to eliminate any delays in your service.
A simple medical kit can be lifesaving without taking much space in your baggage. You never know what could go wrong. Prevention is better than cure, as always.
Weathers in Nepal varies according to the topography. Ranging from sub-tropical to arctic depending on the altitude. The Terai region is considered to be hot and humid. The mid-land hills are pleasant all year, but winter nights can be chilled. The mountain region above 3,500m have an alpine climate with a considerably lower temperature.
Nepal is full of places to trek and explore, you can choose from a number of places that are famous for trekking in Nepal.
Autumn (Sept to Nov) and Spring (Feb to April) are considered to be the best seasons to visit Nepal for trekking. As autumn brings clarity after monsoon washes away the dust and bugs; spring days are warmer and longer which allows you to explore for longer hours.
The weather condition of Nepal is also based on where you are located within the country and which months you choose to travel. While the low-land Terai can have tropical temperature, weather in The Himalayas can go down to sub-zero temperatures.
Nepal hosts a variety of traditional delicacies such as Dal Bhat (rice and lentils), Nepalese momos (dumplings), Thukpa (Hot noodle soup) and so much more. Yet, if you crave for international cuisines, the capital city Kathmandu has multiple restaurants to opt from.
Your stay in Nepal will most likely be in Thamel, the tourist hub of Kathmandu. The place offers a ton of hotels ranging from budget hotel to luxury resorts. Finding a place to sleep is rarely a problem in Nepal.
You are most likely to trek at a high altitude, so pack your baggage with that in mind. The things that you will need while trekking are as follows:
Currencies like Pounds, Dollars and Euro are accepted everywhere in Nepal. But it would be best to exchange them while in Kathmandu. Money exchange services are often harder to find in the inter-cities and villages.
Yes, you can. Since, it is easier to trek with shorts, it is recommended that you bring a pair even if you are going to be trekking on a high altitude.
Yes, you can bring your own sleeping bag if you would like to. However, we will provide you with a sleeping bag which you can return after you complete your trek.
For most of the trekking areas, you don’t need crampons. But if you are planning to trek on a higher altitude with slippery trails, then you may use a pair of crampons.
Not a problem. Items that are necessary for trekking can be bought in Kathmandu. However, some crucial documents are needed hence, be mindful to always keep a copy.
Yes, you will need a VISA to enter Nepal.
You can apply online for a VISA through Department of Immigration prior to your arrival. However, as a tourist it is easiest to attain a 15, 30 or 90-day VISA on your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport.
Tip: Use multiple-entry visa if you are planning to travel to Tibet, Bhutan or India. You can change your visa from single-entry visa to a multiple entry bias at Central Immigration Office at Kathmandu for as low as US$25.
Note: Credit card, Indian currency and Nepali currency are not accepted as payment of visa fee.
Tourist Visa Details
Previous Visa Fee
Current Visa Fee
15 Days (Multiple Entry)
30 Days (Multiple Entry)
90 Days (Multiple Entry)
Visa Extension (Within Valid Visa Period)
USD 2 per day
USD 3 per day
Visa Extension (With Multiple Entry)
Additional USD 20
Additional USD 25
Visa Extension (After Visa Expiration)
Late fee USD 3 per day
Late fee USD 5 per day
Yes, US citizens need to get a VISA for Nepal.
Overstaying in Nepal after your VISA has expired could have serious consequences besides a penalty fee. Foreigners who overstay their tourist visa for less than 30 days are charged a penalty fine of UD$3/day. Heavier fines are charged in a stay goes beyond 30 days and you may possibly get arrested as well. The best way to overstay is to be conscious of your time in Nepal and plan your journey accordingly.
All tourists can stay in Nepal for a maximum of 150 days of a calendar year. You must hold passports that are valid for at least 6 months from the date of arrival.