Frequently Asked Questions
You don't need to overthink your journey but we know at times there are questions everyone is thinking. Hopefully you can find what you want to know on this page, but if not, just holler and we'll add it.
VISA FOR NEPAL?
Wanderlust Journeys preferred method for obtaining a Nepal visa, is to purchase it on arrival at Nepal Tribhuvan International Airport. We will forward the application form before you depart so you can proceed direct to the entry lane.
You will be required to present with your application form:
Your current passport
Two passport size photos
Exact amount in cash for Visa fee
15 days multiple entry, US$25 or equivalent foreign currency is required.
30 days multiple entry, US$40 or equivalent foreign currency is required.
90 days multiple entry, US$100 or equivalent foreign currency is required
While you can pay in Australian dollars, it is faster to exchange money while waiting at Melbourne airport and pay direct in US dollars.
If you prefer, you can obtain your Nepal visa from the Melbourne consulate office at Level 7, 28-32 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne VIC 3000. Open Monday to Friday from10:00am – 4:00pm.
15 days multiple entry, AU$65
30 days multiple entry, AU$85
90 days multiple entry, AU$175
You must allow a minimum of 4 days for processing by this method.
VISA FOR TIBET & BHUTAN
Visas for Tibet and Bhutan will be handled by our providers in Nepal and their fees are included in your trip price.
For Tibet, our Nepal partners will obtain visa approval documents from Tibetan Tourist Bureau (TTB), in Lhasa and submit with your passport, visa application and any other required documents to the Chinese Embassy in Kathmandu.
WHAT IS BESPOKE?
We understand that you can't always travel on dates advertised or don't always want to be in a group. That you have certain requirements, budget or enjoy specific things. So we help you to craft your journey to your needs.
Part of our Bespoke service is to chat with you about what is available in each country so you can make a more informed decision on your journey. Visit our Bespoke page and drop us a line to start the ball rolling on your personal adventure.
WHO IS OUR TRAVEL MANAGER?
Once you have booked, all the financials for Wanderlust Journeys trips are handled by our Travel Manager, David Hull. David's business hours are Monday to Friday - 9am to 5pm, and you can contact him by:
Phone: 03 5974 2951
0409 545 664
CAN I JOIN FROM ANOTHER CITY?
Usually, yes. Our Travel Manager will help you with all the bookings and connections. as well as any ongoing travel that you might require.
WHAT IF I WANT TO KEEP TRAVELLING AFTER THE TOUR ENDS?
Not a problem. Again, our Travel Manager, is happy to help you with any ongoing travel that you might require. David has worked in travel for over 30 years and visited all continents on this planet and will work clsoely with you.
All payment is via our Travel Manager. Refer to our 'Conditions' page for full details.
We will not hold a place until a deposit has been paid and all requested details provided including a copy of your passport. A booking is confirmed when you have paid the deposit.
WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED IN THE PRICE
Each Guided Trip, has a 'Costs and Inclusions' page, but as a rule Wanderlust Journeys does not include:
Travel Insurance (must cover all activities undertaken)
Meals not mentioned in itinerary
Expenses of personal nature e.g. laundry, telephone bill etc.
Gratuities to staff.
Inclusions and exclusions can be personalised to your requirements for Bespoke Journeys.
DO I NEED TRAVEL INSURANCE?
Comprehensive travel insurance is a compulsory condition of travelling with Wanderlust Journeys. Details of your policy and the insurance company’s 24-hour emergency contact number, are required as part of our booking process.
DO I HAVE TO BOOK ONLINE?
No. If you prefer, give us a call and we can take your booking over the phone.
Vaccinations may be required or recommended for the countries you are visiting. Wanderlust Journeys strongly recommend that you check with a Travel Clinic or your doctor, to obtain the latest up-to-date information regarding vaccinations and health precautions. Some vaccines require more than one dose, so it's usually best to arrange for your visit at least 4-6 weeks before you travel.
Guided Journeys usually have a minimum number to run the trip and a maximum number. These are advertised on each journeys 'Costs and Inclusions' page.
Bespoke Journeys are any number starting with yourself.
Our guided journeys vary considerably and advertise the fitness level required on the 'Costs and Inclusions' page.
Bespoke journeys are built around your requirements and fitness level.
DO I CARRY MY OWN LUGGAGE?
Upon arrival your luggage is handled by our providers. Occasionally you might have move your bags a short distance in airports or onto various transport.
While trekking, porters carry your main luggage. You will only need to carry a daypack for your daily requirements.
CAN I TRAVEL IF I HAVE A DISABILITY?
Usually, anything is possible. Drop us a line or give us a call to discuss your specific requirements and we'll do our best accommodate all your needs.
HOW DO I CONTACT YOU?
You can reach us at Wanderlust Journeys via the text box below or:
Phone: 0417 650 700
0413 801 806
We always happy to chat, and will answer your questions as soon as possible.
Upon booking one of our trips, Wanderlust Journeys, either directly or through our booking partners collects, holds, uses and discloses, your information, only as necessary for your travels. The collection of this information is done to allow us to provide services to you as requested.