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Trekking and Tour in Nepal From Singapore

Trekking and Tour in Nepal From Singapore

Trekking and a Tour in Nepal from Singapore can feel like a daunting task however once you reach here you will feel blessed. You will get the chance to experience some of the world’s biggest trekking and tour experiences in your life.

Nepal is a landlocked country located between India and China so it doesn’t have attraction around ocean beaches, but it has plenty of other stunning places that can make your tour or trek amazing.

Nepal is considered to be among the most beautiful countries in the world and is regarded as the one of most beautiful countries in Asia. One of the key attractions of Nepal is Mt. Everest, at 8848.86m above sea level.

There are also several world heritage sites like Pashupatinath, Swaymbhunath, and Lumbini which are the birthplace of the Lord Gautam Buddha. You can also visit some amazing places like Pokhara, Chitwan, Butwal, Ghorahi, etc.

So let’s get into more details on the major trekking and touring attractions in Nepal.

Visa Information for Travel from Singapore to Nepal

Foreigners traveling to Nepal other than Indian citizens must apply for a visa. Anyone from adults to children must need a visa to Enter Nepal. There are no additional categories to apply for your Visa in Nepal so even if you are going for business, you can still apply for the tourist Visa.

Many visa services in Singapore will assist you in applying for the Nepal Visa. However, you must need certain documents to be eligible to get the required visa.However, you need certain documents to be eligible to get the required visa which are as follows:

  • Nepalese Visa Application
  • Original Passport
  • Copy of NRIC / EP /S Pass/Work Permit front and back
  • One passport-size photo

Stay Duration in Nepal and Validity of Visa

If you’re from Singapore and applying for a Nepal visa, it’s important to know that the visa is valid for six months from the date of issue. This means you must enter Nepal within those six months

However, you must choose your desired stay duration, either 15, 30, or 90 days, from the date you enter Nepal. The charges for each duration vary. Keep in mind your permitted stay is only limited to the days you have chosen and exceeding them will land you in legal trouble.

If you don’t use the visa within six months, it will expire, and you’ll need to apply for a new visa if you plan to travel beyond the visa’s expiry date.

Visa Processing Time

For people of Singapore, it takes up to 5 to 6 working days to process your Visa processing time from the time you have applied for the visa. There is no express route to processing your visa and once your visa is processed it will expire after six months even if you don’t visit Nepal.
Travel Routes to Be Taken From Singapore to Nepal

Due to Nepal being a landlocked country, the options for travel routes from Singapore to Nepal are limited. You cannot travel by boat or ship, but you can choose to travel either by road or by flight.

The most common travel route is by flight. It will take approximately 6-8 hours to travel from Singapore to Nepal by air via Malaysian Airlines, Singapore Airlines, etc which will cover over 3500km. In Nepal, there are two international airports they are The Tribhuvan International Airport located in Kathmandu, and Gautam Buddha International Airport in Bhairahawa, but the nearest one is TIA so it is recommended you buy tickets to land there.

Another way to travel to Nepal from Singapore is by driving however it will take up to 2 days and 8 hours to cover over 4300km. It is also a highly expensive drive which can cost from $900 to $1500 in comparison to the flight cost which can cost from $150 to $600,

So based on the above deduction, we will recommend anyone thinking of visiting Nepal from Singapore to choose the flight route.

Trekking in Nepal Himalayas

Nepal is blessed to be a mountainous country and it has been blessed by being the place of the world’s tallest mountain in the world Mount Everest. Nepal is also the home of other seven mountains that are over 8000m tall which means there are unlimited opportunities for hiking and trekking in the Nepalese Himalayas.

Everest Region:

Everest Region trekking in Nepal offers several breathtaking adventures through some of the world’s most beautiful mountain ranges through the peaceful and mesmerizing Khumbu region. Everest Region is the home of many mountains including the world’s tallest mountain Mount Everest which towers above 8848.86m. As you embark on your journey, you will also have the opportunity to learn about the Sherpa people’s way of life, culture, religion, and lifestyle.

everest base camp
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Everest Region is not the only home of Mt. Everest, there are other tall mountains like Mt . Ama-Dablam, Mt Cho-Oyu, Mt, Nuptse-Lhotse etc. You will also experience stunning landscapes through lush forests, high-altitude passes, and rare wildlife, along the way.

Some of the popular treks in the Everest Region are the Everest Base Camp Trek, Everest Three Passes Trek, Everest Base Camp Trek via Jiri, Ama Dablam Base Camp Trek, Everest Panorama Trek, etc.

Annapurna Region:

Annapurna trekking is an unforgettable adventure that will take you on a journey deep into the heart of the Annapurna Conservation Area. During your trek, you will have the opportunity to meet diverse ethnic groups and visit traditional villages, allowing you to immerse yourself in the local culture and way of life. You will be surrounded by towering peaks, including Annapurna I, which is the tenth-highest mountain in the world.

Annapurna Region
Annapurna Region

The trek presents varying landscapes, from lush forests to high-altitude passes, and offers ample opportunities to spot exotic wildlife and admire panoramic views of the Himalayas. The trek is suitable for trekkers of all levels, with varying difficulties and lengths to choose from.

Some of the popular treks in the Annapurna Region are the 15-day Annapurna Base Camp Trek, Annapurna Circuit Trek, Khopra Danda and Khayer Lake Trek, 17-day Upper Mustang Trek, and others.

Langtang Region:

Langtang Region is another exciting trekking destination in Nepal for the people of Singapore. The major attractions here are trekking through stunning mountains, rhododendron forests, and visuals of rare flora and fauna among others.

Langtang Region
Langtang Region

The region is also popular for honey hunting and bird-watching activities. It is shorter than other regions in Nepal but the experience and adventure are second to none. Some of the popular trekking destinations in this region are Langtang Valley Trek – 11 Days, Langtang Gosaikunda Lake Trek, Helambu Circuit Trek, Tamang Heritage Trek, Ganja La Pass Trek – 13 Days, etc.

Mustang Region:

Mustang Region is another stunning location in Nepal where you will get a chance to explore some of the best culturally preserved places in the world. The region is the identity of the Tibetian people living together in harmony since the 8th century. One of the best and mysterious attractions of the Mustang Region is the Upper Mustang which still falls under a restricted area so you need a special permit to trek there.

Mustang Region Trekking and Tour Destination
Mustang Region Trekking and Tour Destination

Some of the popular treks in the Mustang Region are the Mustang Jeep Tour, Upper Mustang Trek, Jomsom to Muktinath Trek, etc.

Helicopter Tours Packages

Apart from trekking, some other attractions that people from Singapore can get in Nepal are the Helicopter Tours. These Helicopter Tours are quite easy to arrange and complete but will leave a lasting memory for you to cherish. Let’s take a look at some of the popular helicopter tours in Nepal.

Muktinath Helicopter Tour:

Muktinath Temple Helicopter Tour is one of the most popular and most enjoyed helicopter tours in Nepal. The pilgrims from both Hindu and Buddhist religions worship in Muktinath temple. In this tour, the helicopter will tour above the Annapurna region especially the conservation area where you can get a glimpse of popular mountains like Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Hiunchuli, and Fishtail. It takes approximately 45 minutes to fly from Pokhara and land on the helipad of Muktinath where you can either trek or visit the temple via Jeep. After your temple visit, we will return to either Pokhara or Kathmandu via helicopter again.

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour

The Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour is probably the easiest way of visiting the base camp without the hassles of spending countless days and enduring physical strain. As much as the experience will not be as detailed there is no question about the adventure and fun that you will experience.

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The helicopter will fly from Kathmandu and land in Lukla for some fuel and breakfast. It will take off again and land in Periche and again at the highest elevation in the base camp region Kala Patthar lying at 5555 Meters, After enjoying a stunning view from this vantage point the helicopter will once again land in Syanboche and the Everest Base Camp where you will witness amazing Khumbu Glacier and the Khumbu icefall. After the tour is complete the helicopter will take you back to Kathmandu via Lukla.

Best Selling Tour Packages in Nepal

Kathmandu UNESCO Tour

The Kathmandu UNESCO tour is the tour of Kathmandu valley going through different places that are placed on the UNESCO world heritage site list. This tour is not just visiting local landmarks but also experiencing why Kathmandu is among the top most visited places according to UNESCO.

Patan Durbar Square
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The tours take you to the five important places in the Kathmandu valley and they are Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa, Patan Durbar Square, Kathmandu Durbar Square, and Monkey Temple. The whole Kathmandu UNESCO Tour can be conducted in one day and can be included in any other treks from Kathmandu Valley extending a day.

Chitwan Safari Tour

The Chitwan Safari Tour will undoubtedly provide with the thrill and adventure you are looking for. Generally, this tour can be completed in a day or can be extended up to 4 days and 3 nights where you can also stay overnight in the Chitwan Safari Resort or Lodges. Upon arriving in Chitwan, you will be taken to your hotel where you will check in and have lunch.

Chitwan National Park
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After lunch, you will embark on an exciting adventure in the Chitwan National Park. The park is known for its diverse flora and fauna, and you will get a chance to explore it on foot during a jungle walk.

During the walk, you will be accompanied by an experienced guide who will help you spot the one-horned rhinoceros, Bengal tiger, and Asian elephant, which are the key attractions of the park. In addition to these animals, you might also see other wildlife such as deer, monkeys, and birds. You can also experience either elephant or jeep safari during your tour which will provide you with other amazing memories.

Overall, the adventure in the Chitwan National Park is a must-do activity for nature lovers and wildlife enthusiasts who want to experience the beauty and diversity of Nepal’s natural world.

Pilgrimage Tour in Nepal

Nepal is a place of cultural diversity where many people following different cultures and traditions live together in harmony.Their cultures and traditions are vital to their survival.

In Nepal, you can experience different types of pilgrimage tour packages like Kathmandu, Muktinath, Pokhara, Chitwan, and Lumbini where you will be able to witness the birthplace of different gods and goddesses according to the several religions living together and also several temples, monasteries, Stupas worshipped by different people following different culture.

In these types of Pilgrimage tours, you can either book a helicopter for the Muktinath Tour or a Jeep Tour for Upper Mustang along with other options either via road or air.

Some Trekking Packages

Annapurna Base Camp Trek

The Annapurna Base Camp trek is a popular trekking experience in Nepal. It takes around 15 days to complete and allows you to explore the beautiful Annapurna Region. You’ll be able to see some of the highest mountains in the world, including Hiiunchuli, Dhaulagiri, Fishtail, and Annapurna.

trek annapurna base camp nepal
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Furthermore, you can also explore ancient but ever-presenting Magar and Gurung cultures and also visit several old temples and monasteries which are been preserved for generations.

Manaslu Circuit Trek

Just like the Annapurna Base Camp Trek, the Manaslu Circuit Trek is an equally challenging but fun trekking experience in Nepal. This trekking route features stunning natural landscapes, including towering mountains and lush forests, and offers a chance to experience a rich cultural heritage. It’s a must-see for anyone looking for an exciting and unforgettable natural adventure.

Manaslu circuit trek
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There is no doubt this 17-day experience will test your physical fitness to the brim but will reward you with stunning panoramic views of mountains including the seventh tallest mountain in the world Manaslu.

Trekking Rule in Nepal

Trekking in Nepal is experiencing and capturing some of the best experiences in your life. There are many places to trek in Nepal however there are also certain rules you have to follow to be eligible for trekking. Some of the basic rules you have to follow during trekking in Nepal are listed below:

You have to carry a TIMS card for trekking in Nepal which cost has been increased to $30 from $20.
Trekking in Nepal without an authorized guide is strictly prohibited.

You must have at least two people along with a guide to trek in a restricted area in Nepal.
You must issue permits to trek in specific regions such as Khumbu Municipality permit, Sagarmatha National Park Permit, Annapurna Conservation Area Permit, etc.

Hence all in all these are the basic rules you have to accept to trek in Nepal. Keep in mind these rules are mostly for the safety of foreign tourists and also for the betterment of local areas used as trekking destinations.

Conclusion

Hence Nepal is a paradise for anyone who is looking for different types of adventure. Whether you are looking for trekking or touring you will get different experiences in each destination in Nepal. Nepal provides some of the best mountain trekking and helicopter tour experiences in the world. Anyone from 8 years old to 75 years old can experience every type of adventure and go to different places in Nepal.

You will also come across very interesting people following different cultures, and religions where some are not even touched by western culture to this date. They live all together harmoniously making Nepal a one big cultural diversified family country to the world.

About the author

Dipendra Dhakal a pioneer of Nepal Tourism, started his career as a trekking Guide. His extensive knowledge and meticulous approach to tour management and itinerary planning ensure that adventure seekers are always satisfied. He always shares his experience and knowledge to keep travelers updated and their future tours are well-planned.

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