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Frequently Asked Questions

Local mountain lodges on himalayan trekking routes are known as teahouses in Nepal. These teahouses are basic accommodation facilities found along all trekking routes in Nepal, particularly popular in the Everest, Annapurna, Manaslu, Langtang valley, and other regions. These teahouses serve as a convenient and comfortable lodging option for trekkers, offering a place to rest, eat, and socialize during their trekking adventure.

Typically, Nepali teahouses are family-run establishments that provide simple yet cozy accommodations. Rooms mostly range from dormitory-style lodgings to twin-bedded private rooms with basic amenities such as beds, blankets, and sometimes attached bathrooms. While the amenities are basic, they offer a comfortable respite for trekkers after a day of hiking.

In addition to accommodation, teahouses also serve meals to trekkers. The menu at these teahouses often includes a variety of local and international dishes, with options ranging from traditional simple Nepali ‘dal bhat’ (rice and lentils) meals to pasta, fried rice, soups etc.. Meals are usually hearty and freshly prepared, providing trekkers with the energy they need for their onward journey.

One of the defining features of Nepali teahouses in the Himalayas is the sense of hospitality and camaraderie they foster among trekkers. Every evening, travelers from around the world gather at the cozy heated dining rooms to share stories, swap tips, and bond over their shared trekking experiences. This communal atmosphere adds to the charm of trekking in Nepal and creates lasting memories for trekkers.

The most common and convenient ways to travel from India to Nepal are by air or by road. Many major Indian cities like Delhi, Kolkata, and Mumbai have direct flights to Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal. Alternatively, there are several land border crossings between India and Nepal for those who prefer traveling by road.

No, Indian citizens do not require a visa to enter Nepal.

Major entry points from India to Nepal by road include Sunauli, Birgunj, Kakarbhitta, and Raxaul, which are well-connected by bus services from various cities in India. The Raxaul border, accessible from Patna, leads to Birganj in Central Nepal, making it convenient for travelers from West Bengal or Bihar. Additionally, the Panitanki and Banbasa crossings are popular, leading to Kakarbhitta and Bhimdatta in Nepal, respectively. Panitanki is preferred for travelers from North East India like Gangtok or Sikkim, while Banbasa is ideal for those coming from Delhi and Uttarakhand.

The currency of Nepal is the Nepalese Rupee (NPR). Indian currency (INR) of only 100 Rs. denomination is widely accepted in Nepal, especially in border areas and tourist destinations. However, it is recommended to either carry local Nepalese currency or US Dollars for convenience.

Nepal is renowned for its stunning natural beauty and cultural heritage. Popular tourist destinations include Kathmandu (the capital city), Pokhara (known for its lakes and mountain views), Chitwan National Park (famous for wildlife safaris), Lumbini (the birthplace of Lord Buddha), and trekking regions like the Annapurna and Everest Base Camp region.

Travel within Ladakh is primarily facilitated by public buses in the main towns, shared taxis on some routes, and rented motorcycles. Private taxis and tour operators offer services for exploring various destinations. Keep in mind that the terrain can be challenging, and road conditions may vary, so plan your transportation accordingly.

Indian nationals do not require a visa to enter Nepal. However an original  photo ID document issued by the Indian government is required. Preferred ID is your Indian Passport but for those who do not posses one, you can bring your Voter ID card issued by India’s Election Commission.

As per last update, Aadhaar Card is not accepted as a valid ID document for entry into Nepal.

Indian Rupees (INR) of 100 Rs. denomination are accepted locally in Nepal as hard currency. You can always exchange INR into Nepalese Rupees (NPR) or US Dollars at all border checkposts or at the Kathmandu Airport. Please note, there are many money-changers in Kathmandu but they may not accept INR 200 or 500 for exchange.

curated experiences : india to nepal

Nepal is an extraordinary country of contrasts. Spectacular natural riches blend seamlessly here with a vibrant culture, religious traditions and a sense of history. Beautiful Nepal is set amidst the expansive Indian plains, the vast Tibetan region and the staggering Himalayas. The country is indeed a mountain lover’s dreamland and many tourists from India to Nepal travel every year. 

The country boasts of an astonishingly vast assortment of verdant landscapes and thriving wildlife. Blessed with a diverse topography, tourist places in Nepal are visually charming and picturesque. Here, local deities mingle with mortals and majestic temples, ancient monasteries and historical monuments can be found at almost every turn. 

The landlocked nation is home to 8 out of 14 mountains in the world which are above 8,000 metres, including the tallest mountain in the world, Mt Everest. The country is recognized worldwide as the abode of the iconic mountain. Sagarmatha as Everest is locally called, is also a great contributor to the country’s economy. It attracts hundreds of mountaineers every year and thousands more trekking up to its Base Camp, including India to Nepal trips and treks. 

Adventure tourism is one of its biggest drawcards. Nepal is the ideal destination for active travellers, offering activities for nature lovers and adrenaline seekers. The ‘Land of Sherpas’ offers a magnificent setting for trekking and mountaineering as well as many opportunities for leisure tourism. 

While trekking, mountaineering and wildlife safaris have long been popular, visitors can now also enjoy other adventure experiences in Nepal such as rafting, mountain biking and bungee jumping. The country offers some of the world’s best whitewater rafting sites along its beautiful rivers. 

Nepal is dotted with several Buddhist monasteries and is also renowned for dozens of sacred pilgrimage sites for Hindus. It has several World Heritage Sites and a myriad of monuments, artistic temples and magnificent artworks. For Indian travellers, we at Eka offer guided journeys in some of the most unique and underrated places of the country. 

Travellers and Trekkers from India to Nepal can now enjoy being part of some of our handcrafted personalized holidays. From trekking the Everest Base Camp in the Khumbu region to strolling the flourishing Terai plains of Jhapa; from soaking in the stunning views of Pokhara and Annapurna Conservation area to wildlife spotting and jungle adventures in Chitwan National Park; from exploring the ancient cities of Kathmandu, Patan and Bhaktapur to discovering the otherworldly landscapes of Upper Mustang and Langtang Valley – the tiny Himalayan nation of Nepal has some incredible destinations and experiences to offer for all kinds of travellers.