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Nepal Travel Guide

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For some 40 years, Nepal has been a true traveller’s destination and today offers a chance to step away from the modern world in a way that few destinations can.

Peregrine Travel Centre has been sending clients to Nepal for 30 years. Owner, Geoff Simpson, has visited 6 times and trekked to Everest Base Camp twice.

Other staff members Monica, Louise, Bronny and Sherrie have also travelled this amazing country.

If you are considering Nepal, be sure to speak to us before you book. Co-located in the Scout Outdoor Centre, we can book you an amazing trip and provide advice, with a discount, for your equipment.

If you are travelling to Nepal, we recommend Peregrine Tours. Peregrine have been taking travellers to Nepal since 1978. They use local leaders that grew up in the mountains and over the years have taken thousands of travellers up and down Nepal’s many peaks.

Exclusive Tours

If you are interested in trekking to Nepal on an escorted trip from Adelaide, contact us today. We have regular group departures from Adelaide.

Why join one of these trips?
Great for solo travellers
Pre departure training walks
Expert advice from your escorts. Geoff has taken 7 trips to Nepal, including EBC, and is an experienced walker/trekker. Neil works in the Annapurna Outdoor Store, is an experienced walker/trekker who escorted a group to EBC in 2013 and is available to provide expert advice on your training and gear.
Pre departure kit advice including a 15% discount in the Scout Outdoor and Annapurna Stores

Tips for Nepal Travel

Nepal TrekkingPeregrine Travel Centre Adelaide has been sending clients to Nepal for more than 20 years. There are some common questions we always gets asked about travelling to this region – here our some of our top tips.

How fit do I need to be? This will depend on the type of trip that you are taking. The fitness required to reach EBC will differ to walking the Annapurna Circuit. All tours are graded and outline if they include mountaineering, trekking or walking. For a challenging trek, why not read Geoff’s Blog – How fit do I need to be to trek to Everest Base Camp.
Or take a look at the comprehensive guide PEregrine have put together – Training for your trek.(pdf file)

When to Go
Ideally, September and October are the most favorable months to trek in Nepal. Kathmandu is pleasantly warm 20-30 degrees, Pokhara is cool 15-20 degrees and Lukla is cold and dry.

People always ask if they should change money before they go. Our tip is No. Most tours start in Kathmandu – upon arrival take a short walk or taxi to Thamil where you will find plenty of money changers. Take your AUD and get it changed in Thamil where you will get the best rate.

Trek Gear
Again, this will depend on the type of trip you are doing. When you book at Peregrine Travel Centre we will provide expert advice on all your trekking needs, and provide you with a 15% discount voucher to be used at the Scout Outdoor and Annapurna Stores. When you take a Peregrine tour you will be provided with a kit bag, high quality sleeping bag, cotton inner sheet and a high altitude insulated jacket to use while on your tour.The trek bag (up to max 15kg) will be carried by porters during your trek. For more information, read Geoff’s blog Trekking Tips – Equipment.

Exactly How Much Walking?
The biggest question we are asked – how far will I actually walk on this trek. Obviously every trek differs depending on the region, number of days, altitude of the trek. Read Geoff’s blog – Day in the Life of a Trekker, Nepal.

When travelling to Nepal, an entry Visa is required. Whilst it is possible to get your Visa upon arrival, it is a drawn out and long process and may take up to 3 hours in the airport. We require our clients obtain their Visa before departing Australia.

It is a requirement that you have travel insurance if you are taking a tour in Nepal. Peregrine Travel Centre can arrange this for you. Your trek guide will require a copy of your insurance before you leave the comforts of the Kathmandu hotel.

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