Travel, Tour and Trekking from USA to Nepal 

21 January, 2024 By Dambar Khadka

Travel Tour and Trekking from the USA to Nepal: Taking a long journey from the USA to Nepal seems difficult, but after arriving at the destination, we assure you that you will feel blessed by Nepal’s breathtaking beauty and natural scenery. Nepal is considered one of the most beautiful countries in Asia. Similarly, the world’s highest mountain, Mount Everest, also lies in Nepal, representing Nepal worldwide. Mount Everest and some world heritage sites, including (Lumbini) Lord Buddha, were born in Nepal.

Travel to Nepal from the USA is renowned for its thrilling and adventurous activities, including Trekking in the Himalayas, helicopter tours, paragliding, rafting, and mountain climbing. Nepal is also famous for pilgrimage tourism. It has always been a famous pilgrimage for Hindus and Buddhists. It is praised for its harmony and cooperation despite having different religions.

Visa Information for Travel from USA to Nepal 

When traveling to Nepal from the USA, the government provides two different kinds of visas. One Visa is on arrival at the International Airport, and another is an E-Visa at Tribhuvan International Airport, which is situated in the capital city of Nepal (Kathmandu). Every traveler must bring at least six months of a valid passport to get an entrance Visa to the country. However, suppose travelers want to get a Visa-on-Arrival. In that case, they can obtain a visa with specific requirements: a valid passport, a completed visa application form, and a required fee in U.S. dollars only.

U.S. citizens can complete an online form from the official Nepal Immigration website before traveling to Nepal. The E-Visa will be approved online so that citizens from the U.S. can present them upon arrival.

Travel Routes to Be Taken From USA to Nepal

Travelers can take routes from the USA to Nepal according to their preference and suitability by taking transit to different places. However, Tribhuvan International Airport, which lies in Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal, is the only international airport in Nepal. Therefore, travelers must fly to Tribhuvan International Airport and take off from the same airport. However, some of the transits that many travelers found suitable are through Doha, Dubai, Singapore, India, China, Malaysia, and Bangkok. 

Similarly, travelers can also catch a flight from two countries that share borders with Nepal, India, and China. India mainly provides the shortest flight to Kathmandu compared to China. Several airlines from India, including Air India, Indigo Air, Spice Jet, and Vistara, operate day-to-day flights to Tribhuvan International Airport. Indian flights are convenient terminals for layovers. It will be easier to find a flight to India and China from the U.S., so U.S. citizens can take a flight to these countries first and then to Nepal using the airlines of India and Malaysia while traveling from the U.S. to Nepal.

Things to Do in Nepal

Trekking in Nepal Himalayas

Nepal is a small country between India and China. We have most of the countryside and are covered by the Himalayan range. Boundless Adventure still arranges hiking and trekking in every Himalayan range. However, you may catch up with some famous Himalayas for trekking and hiking from America.

Everest Region:

Everest is also known as the Khumbu region of the Northeastern part of Nepal. This lies in the Buffer zone of Solukhumbu district in Nepal. Everest Region is rich in natural beauty, and the world’s highest mountain, Mt. Everest, and the other 7 highest mountains around the world lie in Nepal. So, travelers can enjoy the scenic beauty of the Himalayas uniquely. Not only the Himalayas, but travelers also enjoyed flora and fauna, local culture, monasteries, temples, extensive green forests, and different species of birds during Everest Base Camp Trekking in the Everest region.

Mount Everest is the highest mountain in the Everest region, at 8,848.86 m. This region involves different trekking routes, but every route starts from Lukla Airport, and some routes are split from Namche Bazar. Mount Everest and other mountains like Mount Cho-Oyu, Nuptse-Lhotse, and the famous climbing Island peak bless the Everest region.

Boundless Adventure provides different packages for trekking in the traveler’s most desired destination in the Everest region. In particular, the 11-day Everest base camp trek and return by helicopter is one of the most popular trip packages in the Everest region. In this package, travelers can gaze at the mountain peaks from Kalapathar (5555 Meters). Travelers can participate in the Sherpa community’s cultural activities, learning more deeply about their culture, a blend of Tibetan and Buddhist culture. You can easily visit Boundless Adventure for detailed information.

Annapurna Region:  

The Annapurna region is the second most famous region for Trekking, and it is located on the border of the Kaski, Manang, Mustang, Dhaulagiri, Lamjung, and Myagdi districts. The Annapurna Conservation covers an area of 7629 sq. km. One of the specialties of this region is that the world’s deepest River George, which is Kali Gandaki George, has a length of 3 miles and a breadth of 1.5 million vast.

There are several packages for trekking to the Annapurna region. Among them, one of the packages is 12 days of Annapurna Circuit trekking. Another one is the Annapurna family trekking. Trekking with family members will be more unique and memorable than any other. Annapurna Base Camp is the most famous and desired trekking site, where you can enjoy the sunrise scenery over the Himalayas.

Langtang Region:  

Langtang Region lies in the Rasuwa district, covering an area of 1710 sq. km. The Region is famous mainly for its unique flora and fauna and breathtaking views of mountains, as well as for Nepal’s national flower, rhododendron. This region is also renowned for red Panda and honey hunting.

The Langtang trek is shorter than comparing to any other trek. One of the most famous trekking routes in the Langtang region is the Langtang Gosaikunda trail, which mainly represents the culture of Buddhists. Langtang Valley trekking is another package providing an 11-day trek through the cultural and natural beauty of Langtang village. 

Mustang Region: 

Mustang region is typically a Tibetan region called the kingdom of Lo, which holds myth and mystery from the 8th century with stunning natural beauty covering an area of 3573 sq. km. This region is renowned as the most remote and isolated mountainous region. Upper Mustang was a restricted area in 1990, which makes it a culturally and geographically preserved region in Nepal, which makes it more attractive for trekking and Jeep tours.

One of the packages Boundless Adventure provides for the Mustang region is an 11-day upper Mustang jeep tour and Trekking. The tour offers the region’s best viewpoints and historical caves and monasteries. Muktinath temple, one of the holy places of Hindus, also lies in this region, which travelers can visit during their trek. However, you may travel by Jeep from Kathmandu to Pokhara.

Helicopter Tours Packages

Helicopter tours are also quite popular among travelers because of the mesmerizing view from the air around the Himalayas of Nepal. Usually, a helicopter tour is suitable for those bound by time because it takes less time to bring travelers to their desired destinations. It has saved time and provides luxurious holiday trips to the Nepal Himalayas and pilgrimage tours.

We operate the Everest Base Camp Helicopter tour, Upper Mustang, Manaslu, Gosainkunda, Annapurna Base Camp, and Mardi Himal from Kathmandu and Pokhara.

Muktinath Helicopter Tour:

Muktinath temple helicopter tour offers the tour to pilgrimage places for both Hindus and Buddhists. The helicopter will fly over the Annapurna Conservative area with the mountainous view of Mount Annapurna, fishtail, Mansalu, and Dhaulagiri. It takes a short period of 45 minutes to reach the destination from Pokhara. Travelers must walk to the temple 2 km from the Helipad or Jeep station. We’ll take off from the Helipad and go to Pokhara or Kathmandu.

Everest base camp helicopter tour

The Everest Base Camp Helicopter tour reflects the beauty of the Eastern Himalayas Mountains. A beautiful view of Everest Vista can be seen from very closely. Travelers can set their breakfast at one of the highest hotels, which has mesmerizing scenery during the tour. The journey will take 3-4 hours on a round trip from Kathmandu. Are you thinking of seeing the Short video of the Trip?

Firstly, the helicopter will fly from Kathmandu and land for fueling in Lukla. It will take off from Lukla to Pheriche after refueling. It will land in Kalapathar ( 5555 Meters), two different shuttles. Then, the helicopter will take off from Pheriche to Syangbouche for a warm breakfast. Travelers will take their breakfast from Everest View Hotel, take off to Lukla, and fly back to Kathmandu on the same day.

Pilgrimage Tour in Nepal

Nepal is not only rich in the natural beauty but also rich in the cultural beauty. The cultural diversity of Nepal is represented by a beautiful garland of different flowers, each representing its beauty. Despite having different cultures, everyone lives in peace and harmony. Hindus, Buddhists, Christians, and also Muslims live with each other without any discrimination. We ensure that U.S. citizens will be overwhelmed with the environment of Nepal while traveling to Nepal.

To learn more about cultural diversities and their religions, Boundless Adventure provides pilgrimage tour packages in Kathmandu, Pokhara, Muktinath, Lumbini, and Chitwan. For the pilgrimage tour to the different regions, different traveling services will be provided via other means of transportation. Travelers can travel by air using a helicopter, for example, on a helicopter tour to Gosainkunda, Muktinath, and Damodar Kunda. Likewise, different packages for the pilgrimage tour are available at affordable prices. 

Paragliding and Ultra-Light

Paragliding is an exhilarating adventure activity for adventure enthusiasts in Nepal. To participate in this thrilling Adventure, we provide paragliding packages in Pokhara. However, we operate paragliding and ultra-light tours in Pokhara. 

The Paragliding and Ultra-Light tour has fixed the departure schedule in Pokhara. You may choose a schedule that is 15 minutes to 1.5 hours long. You need to book the trip a month before then, and then you’ll arrive in Nepal due to a tight schedule. 

Jungle Safari

A jungle safari is simply a safari of deep green forests, the species of animals that live in there, and their habitats. Jungle safari takes you through a forest trail where you can explore the forest regions using a jeep and an elephant. Jungle Safari differs from other adventurous activities like hiking, Trekking, or paragliding. 

Nepal is full of greenery. Plenty of land in Nepal is covered with large and thick forests. The forests of Nepal, with their large and dense vegetation, harbor a vast array of rare and endangered plant, animal, and bird species. Therefore, different National Parks have been established to protect and conserve endangered plants and animals, providing Jungle Safari Tour

Chitwan National Park, Bardiya National Park, and Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve are some of the most popular places for Jungle Safari. However, Boundless Adventure provides several Jungle Safari packages to help you learn more about this. Some of them are the following.

Chitwan National Park Safari: 

Chitwan National Park is the first national park listed on Nepal’s UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is one of Asia’s most popular tourist destinations. Animals like the One-horned Rhino, Bengal Tiger, Langur monkeys, and birds like the Bengal Florian, Giant Hornbill, and Lesser Florian are found in the jungle safari of Chitwan National Park. 

 Travelers can easily catch a flight or book a ticket for traveling through the road by bus to arrive at their destination from Kathmandu to Chitwan for their safari to Chitwan National Park.

Bardiya National Park Safari:

Bardiya National Park is one of the Largest National Parks in Nepal. For the people who are in love with nature, Bardiya National Park is Heaven. Animals like rhinos, wild elephants, a royal Bengal tiger, swamp deer, crocodile, and Gangetic dolphins are found in the Bardiya National Park. 

 The package to Bardiya National Park Safari includes a village tour to explore the inhabitant’s culture and lifestyle while traveling from the USA. Travelers can fly from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj and quickly transfer to Bardiya National Park to enjoy their safari. On the other hand, we can travel by public bus or private car.

Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve:

The Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve is located in the Terai region of eastern Nepal, established in 1976 A.D. It covers an area of 175 km square. This reserve is the home to the last 150 wild water buffaloes that have been left in Nepal. This reserve has successfully preserved the wild water buffaloes, and research has also shown an increase in the area’s population, up to 432. 

 Therefore, travelers can quickly get a flight or book a ticket from Kathmandu to Bhairawa to visit Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve.

Nepal Hunting Reserve

A Hunting Reserve is the opposite of a Wildlife Reserve. In the Hunting Reserve, the government of the related country permits hunters to capture and kill wild animals. U.S. citizens who are interested in the chasing game of hunting can visit hunting reserves. We provide the package for Nepal’s Hunting Reserve as well. 

Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve, located in the Baglung district of Dhaulagiri, is the sole hunting reserve in Nepal. This reserve extends over an area of 1325 sq. km. Blue sheep are hunted mainly by hunters on this hunting reserve. Other Himalayan Thar animals and wild boars can be hunted at Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve. The forests of the hunting areas are alpine, subalpine, and high temperature, including pine, rhododendron, fir, and oak. Value, Barse, Seng, Dogadi, Sundahl, and Mustang are the Hunting blocks of Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve. Travelers can take a flight from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj and then take a bus to Butwal to reach their destination in Dhortpatan Hunting Reserve.

Information about Restricted Areas of Nepal

Restricted areas are where a special permit is required for entry so that tourism can be controlled and managed along with preserving cultural, geopolitical, and ecological significance. Unlike other treks, Individual treks are forbidden in the restricted areas. Restricted areas are highly monitored and regulated by the government of Nepal. Permits to trek in restricted areas can only be obtained from the Department of Immigration in Kathmandu through an authorized trekking agency.

If travelers are interested in trekking to the restricted areas, they can get a permit from a government-authorized trekking agency, Boundless Adventure. Boundless Adventure provides different packages for trekking in restricted areas. Some trekking packages in restricted areas are Manaslu, Tsum Valley, Kanchenjunga, Makalu, Upper Mustang, and Dolpa.

Please note: Single restricted area permits are entirely banned. You need to have at least two people to enter every area.

Dambar Khadka

Dambar Khadka, a passionate adventurer and the founder of Boundless Adventure Nepal, has spent his entire life writing about nature and Nepal's developing tourism business. Dambar's passion with nature and its different cultures began as a child in Nepal's stunning landscapes. He began writing following successful treks and expeditions across Nepal, Tibet, and Bhutan. Dambar Khadka created Boundless Adventure Nepal in 1992 to share the majesty of the Nepal Himalayas with the rest of the planet. As an explorer and writer, he is committed to responsible tourism and cultural connection, allowing readers and adventurers to immerse themselves in Nepal's enchantment through his works.

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