Specialized in providing
female guides and assistants
for female trekkers in Nepal
Frequently Asked Questions
  • What currency should I bring to Nepal?
  • Dollars and Euros are commonly accepted in Nepal. It is easy to change money into Nepali Rupees, which you will need to do for paying for small things such as meals and tips. You can change money in the airport in Kathmandu or at money changers. There are ATM machines in large cities like Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Where is your Guesthouse situated in Pokhara?
  • You will find us at the northern end of Lakeside. We are only 2 minutes walk from the lake and our restaurant has lake views.
  • What are your rooms like?
  • Our rooms contain double beds and most of them have en-suites. Many have views over the lake and Pokhara town.
  • Cancellation/rebooking
  • Due to the bank regulations of our country, we are unable to refund monies paid, therefore, our cancellation policy is as below.
     
    The 20% deposit is non-refundable except in the case of cancellation due to natural or political instability in Nepal.  In these cases 50% of the non-refundable deposit may be used towards another trek within 1 year from date of cancellation. In all other cases the 20% deposit is non-refundable.
  • I will arrive in Pokhara by bus/plane. What is the best method of transport for getting to your guesthouse?
  • We have a pick-up service for our clients so let us know in which bus/ flight you are coming on to Pokhara. If you want us to arrange you bus ticket/ flight we can do this too.

  • Are there any self-catering facilities at the guesthouse? How much do meals in cafes and restaurants cost?
  • The guest house does not have self-catering facilities. Meals in Pokhara range from NPR 500-1500.

  • Is the bus from Kathmandu safe?
  • Tourist buses are safer and more comfortable than local ones. Most leave Kathmandu by 7am. There are several different types of bus service, e.g. Standard and Luxury. Luxury    buses provide luxury services and lunch reroute. The cost varies from $8 to $ 25.

  • Is there good internet access?
  • Yes, both EWN’s office and our Guesthouse have internet.

  • What medicines should I bring/ what health risks are there in Pokhara?
  • It would be helpful to bring anti mosquitoe cream/repellent, diarrhea medicine, hand sanitizer and cold and cough medicine. If you are trekking we recommend bringing plasters as well as the appropriate clothing and equipment.

    The major health risk is diarrhea due to the change in water and food, and coughs and colds during seasonal changes.

  • Can I pay for my accommodation by bank transfer? I would prefer not to bring cash.
  • Yes, it is easier and safer for you to make payment by bank transfer

    Please find below the Nabil Bank Limited details for 3 Sisters Adventure Trekking’ bank details:

  • Are men welcome on your treks?
  • Yes, men are also welcome. However, we will not provide single men or male-only groups with female guides. If your group is mixed there is no problem.

  • How fit do I need to be to trek in the Himalayas?
  • Good physical fitness is the advantage to walk up and down hills in the Himalaya, to enjoy the beautiful nature. We suggest to keep up the fitness by walking up and down hill/stairs, gym, sports, yoga will help most.

  • What is the best way to help people in the local communities we will visit on trek?
  • We advise that you do not give things to individual people, particularly children as it encourages them to beg. Instead if you would like to help, bring supplies for the local school.

  • How many hours will we walk in a day?
  • You will walk between 10 and 20 kilometers per day, depending on altitude, whether you are ascending or descending and the pace of the group. All trekkers are different and have a different pace.

  • What kind of food and accommodation is available during the trek?
  • Local food is available, which mostly consists of Dal Bhat. Some continental food is available and prepared locally. Accommodation varies from lodge to lodge.

  • Why are your treks more expensive than some other agencies?
  • When you book a trek with us you know that you will be supported by guides who are not only properly trained but properly supported and paid a fair wage. We provide our trekking staff with good quality clothing and equipment, and we also contribute to their children’s education and to the pensions of our fully qualified guides. This is unusual for a trekking company in Nepal. Moreover, the trekking fees you pay go towards supporting our NGO, ‘Empowering Women of Nepal’, which gives underprivileged women the change to become guides. We provide training and in some cases accommodation free of charge. This program has transformed the lives of many Nepali women, some of who will be your guides on trek. Finally, trekking fees go towards ensuring that our company is properly insured- again, not something all Nepali trekking companies take seriously.

     

     

  • Is there anything else you think I should know for my first trip to Nepal?
  • Make sure you know your travel plans and have all the documents you need. If you plan to buy a Nepali visa at the airport you will need a passport sized photo. We recommend arranging for your hotel to pick you up from Kathmandu airport. Besides this be aware that you are coming to a new country and a new culture, and you will meet many different kinds of people. Try to be open and flexible so that you make the most of your time here.

  • .Where can I stay?
  • You can take a room in our guesthouse/family house at our volunteer rate of $10 per night. If you prefer you can also make your own arrangements in Pokhara.

  • What can I help with?
  • We are always looking for volunteers to take English lessons for our trekking guide trainees. No prior experience of teaching is required but patience and enthusiasm is essential! The women come from all over Nepal and are aged 18-25. You can also help out in the office and provide training on rock climbing, first aid, geology etc if you have qualifications/skills in these areas.

  • .What resources do you have for teaching English? Should I bring a lot of pens and paper?
  • We have English modules here which we teach from (Basic, Intermediate and Advanced) and the girls have pens and paper.  You can bring pens and paper for your convenience and other resources to make the class more interesting.