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Wondering what to pack, how good the wifi connection is or why you can't exchange Nepali rupees at home?


Don't worry, we have put together the most commonly questions in the list below.

And if you still can't find the answer to your question,

just send us a message and we'll be in touch.

  • Gear & Clothing
    We have the technical and group equipment you need for the training on both the mountains and rivers. We use high quality equipment from recognised international brands, such as Black Dimond, NRS and Peak UK. If you wish to bring any personal gear you are welcome to do so, it will be check by the team. You need to pack personal belongings such as cloths, shoes, hat, sunglasses, toiletries, towel, personal medicines and a sleeping bag. Once you have been accepted to our programs you will receive a detailed pack list. When visiting remote villages and temples, we recommend wearing cloths that cover shoulders and knees. Showing respect to local customs like this allows you to get a more personal connection with the people we meet. WASHING Washing is mainly done by hand. There are opportunities to leave your cloths for washing at hotels for a fee.
  • Insurance, Vaccination & VISA
    Participants must hold a viable travel insurance for the entire duration of the program. Note that you may have to check with your insurance company for high altitude coverage and / or extreme sports. Before visiting Nepal check your vaccinations with your doctor. Recommendations may vary due to your previous coverage, season and locations in Nepal. VISA is required to enter the country. We recommend to get VISA prior to arrival through the online portal or the Nepalese Embassy in your home country. Covid-19 UPDATE: For the latest entry requirements in regards to the Covid-19 pandemic, please see the link.
  • Fees & Costs
    The program fees cover technical - and group equipment, instructors, support team, as well as, transportation, accommodation and food in Nepal, if not otherwise specified. Depending on the program, permits and national park fees, study visits, guest lecturers, international awards, certifications and university credit are also covered, please see each program for more details. Additional cost are international travel, VISA, personal travel insurance, mobile phone recharge and pocket money are at your own expense. In some programs you cover lunch and dinners in the city. Please Contact Us to know the fee for your specific program. Payment is done in instalments. Firstly a 10% deposit to confirm your enrolment. Secondly another 20% 6 months before the start of your program and lastly the remaining 70% 3 months before the start. If you are joining our programs through one of our partner universities or school, this might differ.
  • Accommodation
    All our programs are field or expeditions based, which means you will have some of the world's best views right outside your tent! Our training base is the eco-adventure center The Royal Beach Camp, located in central Nepal on the banks of the Trishuli river. Here you will stay in tents with access to camping bathrooms. During the expeditions on the rivers and mountains you become part of the team, setting up camp, cooking and more as we move up the mountain or along the rivers. While trekking we stay in local communities and Tea Houses, an old Nepalese tradition, with shared room and simple, cooked meals. When we visit the cities or Chitwan National Park you will stay in hotel rooms on shared basis.
  • Transportation
    Transportation in Nepal incl. airport pick up & drop is covered in all programs, if not otherwise specified. We use safe and reliable private transportation options in all our programs. The standards of roads in Nepal is improving, but be aware that due to the dramatic terrain short stretches can take a long time. FLIGHTS Arrival airport is Kathmandu; Tribuvan International Airport. International flights and private travel in Nepal is not covered in the program. CAN YOU TRAVEL TO NEPAL OVERLAND? Yes, there are two train routes; South bound through Middle East and India & North bound through Russia and China. As of today, the south route has not been operational for decades due to conflict and war in Middle East. The northern route is possible but challenges remain with the war in Ukraine and the scepticism by Chinese authorities of land travel from Tibet to Nepal.
  • Food
    Food is mostly made from local, organic produce and reflects the area you are in. You will have plenty of opportunity to taste the Nepali national dish Dal Bhat (rice and lentil soup with curry). Tap water is not safe to drink in Nepal, therefore participants must drink filtered water. To avoid plastic waste we use a filter for water purification on all expeditions and programs, please bring two refillable water bottles. Full board (B/L/D & water) is included in our programs, if not otherwise specified. Soft drinks, snacks and dinner at restaurants on your spare time are not covered. ALLERGIES / FOOD PREFERENCES 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.
  • Currency & Pocket Money
    Currency is Nepali Rupees. It's not possible to exchange currency outside of Nepal so we recommend brining USD, GBP or Euro. ATMs are available in the largest cities only. You need pocket money for drinks, SIM card, mobile phone recharge etc. Restaurant visits and any private trips during your free time is also at your own expense.
  • Miscellaneous
    INTERNET ACCESS & MOBILE PHONE Most of our locations are off the beaten track without wifi connection - a great opportunity to connect with nature and each other. You can sporadically connect to internet through your mobile phone. This requires a local SIM card and an unlocked phone, we'll help you to get connected. ELECTRICTY Due to the country wide practice of load-sharing you may not always have access to electricity. We recommend bringing a power bank for back-up. HEALTHCARE Please keep in mind that our programs are field and expedition based in remote locations. In case of emergency we are well connected with rescue services and can arrange helicopter pick-up from any location. Hospitals recognised by international insurance companies can be found in Kathmandu. Remember to check your insurance for coverage.
  • Rules & Regulations
    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 forbidden during the duration of the program. You must follow all safety instructions given to you and a minimum of 2 people must be present during any activity. Collaboration, flexibility and time management is crucial for success. Violations of rules may lead to termination of the program.
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