There are many different adventure companies, climbing outfitters and guiding services offering different holidays and tours, and it can be difficult to decide which one to choose. However, if you are really planning to make your holiday in Nepal, Adventure Solu team can assist you to travel in an intimate setting with an appropriate group size that is neither too big nor too small. You will get to interact with, and get to know the staff personally. Here at Adventure Solu, our adventure team have many years of trekking experience. Our team is experienced in leading groups and guiding treks in the mountains, as well as being very social. At Adventure Solu, we pride ourselves in being a socially responsible trekking company, and this is an important aspect of our work. Adventure Solu is a Nepalese trekking guide management team. We manage and operate from Kathmandu, in Nepal. We are a very competent and professional team of experts. Our trekking staff are medically trained, and are confident communicating in a number of languages. We are here to give you an unforgettable travel experience during your holiday to Nepal, and will provide a good service at an affordable price. We can organize adventure holiday tours, trekking, peak climbing trips and charity trek to rural villages and communities. We combine the highest of international standards with a deep knowledge of local professional working in adventure travel, trekking and peak climbing activities. With Adventure Solu, our local experts will provide advice, and tailor and lead your trip of lifetime in the Himalayas. The Adventure Solu team have done many excellent trips with international companies and have been actively involved in supporting local rural communities. Our specialized services surpass those offered by many international tour companies as we have more than a decade of trip leading knowledge and experience, dedicated local experts, a strong work ethic and an excellent well-earned reputation for absolute reliability, caring and safety. These standards are our top priority to ensure that all our clients have a wonderful, unforgettable adventure experience of peak climbing, trekking and supporting the communities of people in rural Nepal. Our vision at Adventure Solu is to promote local culture, local benefit and local support by doing village charity and community tours. Safety is always at the top of our agenda when organizing trekking & peak climbing trips in Nepal. All our team and trek guides are fully trained and update their skills regularly on the Wilderness First Aid Medical Training Course. We carry comprehensive medical kits and are experts in coping with any problem that may arise on any trip, to ensure all of our customers have a safe and memorable trekking experience. You can have complete confidence in our expertise and knowledge. Our medically trained trek guides are competent in swiftly diagnosing any illness and prescribing the appropriate medical treatment. All our team have experience with treating altitude sickness. Adventure Soul is not a big company but the team has extensive experience as International tour leaders and trekking guides. Our main goal is to support local people and promote local tourism. We organize our trips to focus on villages where you will interact directly with the local people and their culture. Our treks are not only about beautiful mountains, but about giving trekkers the opportunity to really get to know local people and their culture. We organize trips in rural villages with their strong culture and many interesting traditions like Lama dance and shaman dance with drums. Our team will always be positive and happy to help organize any adventure in Nepal. Introduction Of Nepal Nepal is a country of adventures and exceptional encounters. The Himalayan mountain range is also world famous for its tectonic activity. With eight of the 14 highest peaks in the world, Mount Everest remains the highest peak on the earth (8,848 m). In contrast, the Tarai plains composing of atypical forests, rivers and animal wildlife, occupies about 17% of the total area of the country, the rest like steep mountains are sometimes difficult to access. Perfect for mountain hikes, whatever the level, this treasure of nature is, for hikers and travellers, a magical and impressive place of beauty. Some animals like elephants or rare animals such as the Royal Bengal tiger or horned rhino still live freely in the south, bordering the Indo-Nepal border. No adjective is strong enough to describe “the true of Nepal”: magical, mythical and invigorating. Snow-capped peaks, high mountains, flora, villages full of colors, terraced fields, sprawling plains; the country has everything to satisfy the traveller. For the visitor in search of peace and serenity, this is the best place for all nature lovers. Moreover, the country has more than a thousand fast rivers like the TrishuliBhotekoshi, Kali Gandaki, the Sun or the koshi that are best for sports such asrafting. Our philosophy is to promote Nepal through many rural areas, Solukhumbu, where you will meet with the local Nepalese people, who are very poor and consists of different ethnic groups, which will enrich your understanding of Nepal and it’s rich heritage. CULTURAL SITES Seven of the ten World Heritage sites in Nepal are classified by UNESCO. Thus, stupas, monasteries, temples and architecture are all representatives of the rich cultural heritage of Nepal. Here are the cultural heritage sites of Nepal. Kathmandu Durbar Square • Patan Durbar Square • Bhaktapur Durbar Square • Changunarayan Temple • SwayambhunathStupa • Pashupatinath Temple • Lumbini • StupaBouddhanath There are other places of pilgrimage in Nepal that hold great cultural importance. A visit to these places will familiarize you with the rich Nepalese culture. BarahChhetra, HalesiMahadev, Janakpur, Pathibhara, Tengboche in eastern Nepal, Manakaman, Gorkha, Lumbini, Muktinath, Gosainkunda, Tansen, the Kathmandu Valley in central Nepal, Swargadwari, Khaptad Ashram in western Nepal Famous places of pilgrimage in Nepal. RELIGION: Hindouism is the official religion. Happiness is in the identification of the Brahman (the universal soul) with the Atman (the individual soul). The soul is immortal and reincarnated according to the merits of previous lives. The human being can be reborn in a higher or lower caste according to his conduct. The three main gods: Vishnu: symbolizes knowledge, the conservative and protective force of life. Shiva: also called Pashupati both regenerative and destructive. Brahman: venerated as the creator of all things. Buddhism, the search for wisdom through meditation and the rejection of suffering. The founder of Buddhism is Siddharta Gautama born in Nepal in Lumbini around 550 BC. j-c. He resolved to help its similar to overcome suffering and after various methods he reached enlightenment and was called Buddha or the enlightened.USEFUL INFORMATION and NECESSARY INFORMATION ON VISAS A visa is required to enter Nepal and can be obtained from any Royal Nepalese embassy or consulate or points of entry in Nepal. (You can easily get the Nepalese visa upon arrival at the Tribhuwan-Airport International Airport). You will need 2 passport photos. Types of tourist visas can be obtained Type of Visa Validity price Multiple Entries 15 days US $ 30 / – Multiple Entries 30 days US $ 50 / – Multiple Entries 90 days US $ 125 / – • Once the visa has been issued, it can not be changed or refunded. • Personal checks and credit cards are not accepted for visa fees. • Children under 10 years of age do not pay visa fees. • A one-year visa covers a period from 1 January to 31 December each year. INPUT VALIDITY: Six months after the date of issue. The validity of the visa date is counted from the date of arrival in Nepal. EXTENSION OF THE VISA: A tourist visa can be extended by the Immigration Department of Kathmandu and Pokhara Immigration Bureau for a total of 120 days. An additional 30-day visa may be reasonable on Grants Grounds of the apartment. During a visa in the year, a tourist can not stay in Nepal more than 150 days accumulated. You must pay $ 2 per day for the visa extension. PASSPORT: A passport valid for at least 6 months is essential. The airport tax to Kathmandu for return is 1695 rupees ($ 15). Make a photocopy of your passport and keep it on you, so you can leave your passport in a safe place in Kathmandu. MONEY: The currency of Nepal is the Nepalese rupee: 115 to 120Rs for about 1 € (as of 01/07/2017). Upon arrival you can exchange your currency at the airport near the visa counter, or in Kathmanduwhere there are many exchange offices. Allow for the necessary currencies in small denominations before going trekkingas it will be easier to make the change. CLIMATE: All climates are present in Nepal and change with altitude. Tropical in the jungle, temperate in the valley, polar in the mountains. The best season to travel in Nepal is from October to March during the dry and sunny period. Clear skies make it easy to see the mountains. The warm season from April to May, the nature is very beautiful below 2500m it is very hot. From June to September the summits are invisible due to the torrential rains of the monsoon, which make the trek paths difficult and impracticable. VACCINES: No vaccinations are required to enter Nepal. However you must be up to date in your vaccines against: • Poliomyelitis, diphtheria and tetanus • Hepatitis A • Typhoid • Rabies can also be vaccinated. HEALTH: It is advisable to visit your doctor for a medical examination and to visit the dentist. It is recommended to train in order to improve one’s physical condition and endurance level. Practice a little jogging, swimming, biking regularly two months before your departure In Kathmandu never drink tap water unless it has been boiled. Avoid ice cubes as amoebae are resistant to cold. During the trekking you can disinfect the spring water with micropur pellets. Do not eat unpeeled raw vegetables or fruits. Avoid insect bites through rimary prevention (prophylaxis) by using mosquito nets, insecticides for domestic use, and repellents in lotion, aerosols or creams. Alsoit is recommended that you weartrousers and long sleeves, at nightfall, when visiting The Tarai outside the monsoon months. ALTITUDE: The altitude sickness can affect anyone regardless of their age and whatever their physical condition. It occurs beyond 3000m. Early symptoms may include headaches, unusual fatigue from exercise, dry cough, loss of appetite, or insomnia. At a later stage, some people have urinary retention, shortness of breath at the slightest effort, or even at rest. In the event of symptoms, immediately stop the ascent if the symptoms persist or worsen, hydrate sufficient 2-3 liters per day of soft drinks. JET LAG: The difference with France is 4h45mn in advance in winter, and 3h45mn in summer. In Nepal we get up very early at 6am and we stop all activity at sunset.