Nepal Travel Guide

Nepal is a landlocked country in Southern Asia, nestled in the Himalayas, bordered by China and India. It is known for having eight of the world’s highest mountains and a rich cultural heritage. The economy is traditionally based on agriculture, and the country operates under a federal parliamentary republic system.

Best Time to Visit: Optimal times are late September to early December and March to early June, avoiding the monsoon season from June to September.

Entry Requirements: Visitors must have a passport valid for six months beyond entry and can obtain a visa upon arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport or at certain land borders. Visas cost $30 for 15 days, $50 for 30 days, and $125 for 90 days, payable in U.S. dollars.

Visa Extensions: Can be done at the Department of Immigration in Kathmandu and, for tourist visas only, in Pokhara before the visa expires. Overstays incur fines and potential legal issues.

Major Festivals: Include Maghey Sankranti (January), Loshar and Maha Shivaratri (February), Bisket Jatra and Nepali New Year (April), and Dashain and Tihar (September/October).

Travel Highlights:

  • Trekking: Everest Base Camp, Annapurna Circuit, and remote areas like Manaslu and Dolpo offer unparalleled trekking experiences.
  • Cultural Sites: Kathmandu Valley, Bhaktapur, and Lumbini offer deep dives into Nepal’s spiritual and historical depths.
  • Adventure Sports: White-water rafting, bungee jumping in The Last Resort, and paragliding in Pokhara.
  • Wildlife: Chitwan and Bardia National Parks offer opportunities to see rhinos, elephants, and tigers.

Tips: Travel during spring or autumn for the best experience, respect local customs, especially at religious sites, and ensure proper hydration and acclimatization during treks.

Nepal promises an unforgettable journey with its breathtaking landscapes, rich culture, and warm hospitality, appealing to adventurers, cultural enthusiasts, and spiritual seekers alike.

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  • Capital City: Kathmandu
  • Currency: Nepali Rupee
  • Language: Nepali + 123 others
  • Calling Code: +977
  • Voltage: 220V 50Hz AC
  • Int’l Airport: Kathmandu
  • Ethnic groups: 12+
  • Religion: 6+

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