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Nepal travel FAQ

Nepal Travel FAQ (frequently asked question) is most important for tourists before visiting the kingdom. Nepal visitors should know about beautiful tour destinations, culture, festivals, dress code, health, nature, history and law. The tourist questions and answers are below. 

Where is Nepal? 

Nepal is in South Asia between India and China. 

What is famous for Nepal? 

Nepal is a landlocked Himalayan kingdom with eight of the world's ten highest peaks, including Mount Everest (8848.86 m). The Himalayas view, the birthplace of Gautam Buddha (Lumbini), Newari culture with the Living Goddess Kumari, a village of Gurkha, Shewithrpa, Newar, Tharu is exciting. The country owns diverse landscapes, plural culture, multi-linguistic, religious harmony, and tourist-friendly people. Ten world heritage sites, spiritual tours, recreation, and adventure tourism are engrossing. Nepal is famous for recreational travel packages, mountain hiking, cultural tours, wildlife safari, white water rafting, skydiving, paragliding and hunting reserve. Guests are honoured as a god in Nepal. 

How many days are required to visit Nepal?

Every tourist is curious about Nepal's travel time. One week tour covers Kathmandu, Pokhara and Lumbini tours. One week of mountain trekking is available. Mount Everest Base Camp Trek takes at least two weeks. 

How can I reserve a travel booking without a commission? 

Nepal visitors suggested booking a tour, trekking, hotel, helicopter, and vehicle services only with government-registered local travel tour agencies for a reasonable, quality service without commission (25/30 %). Every business network works well for live chat, video and email messages. The online booking commission goes outside, which affects Nepal's economy. 

What is the political situation in Nepal? 

Before, there were 169 political parties. Some 88 political parties were involved in parliamentary and provincial elections in 2022. Later, at 3% of the threshold, only 14 political parties are in Parliament now. The village body and municipality elections were in 2022. The federal democratic republic of Nepal elected the president and prime minister with the new constitution (Aswin 3, 2072 BS). Nepal has peace after ten years of conflict (1995-2005). 

Can I get a Nepal visa on arrival? 

A Nepal on-arrival visa is possible. Kindly fill out a form with two passport-size photos and visa fees. However, people from Nigeria, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Cameroon, Somalia, Liberia, Ethiopia, Iraq, Palestine, Afghanistan, and Syria do not authorise on-arrival visas. 

How to enter Nepal? 

Travellers can take international flights to visit Nepal. Nepal Airlines (10 destinations), Buddha Air (14 destinations), Himalaya Airlines (9 destinations), Yeti Airlines (8 destinations), Shree Airlines (7 destinations), Bhutan Airlines (2 destinations), Air India (2 destinations), IndiGo (2 destinations), Vistara (1 destination), Kuwair Airways (1 destination), Jazeera Airways (1 destination), Malindo Airways (1 destination), Biman Bangladesh Airlines (1 destination), Air Arabia Abu Dhabi (1 destination), Malaysia Airlines (1 destination), Srilankan Airlines (1 destination), Tibet Airlines (1 destination), Turkish Airlines (1 destination), Air China (1 destination), Korean Air (1 destination), China Southern Airlines (1 destination), Sichuan Airlines (1 destination), Cathay Pacific (1 destination), Singapur Airlines (1 destination), Flydubai (1 destination), Thai Smile (1 destination), Air Arabia (1 destination), Qatar Airways (1 destination), Thai Airways International (1 destination), Druk Air (1 destination), Thai Lion Air (1 destination), and Salam Air (1 destination) direct fly from Kathmandu Airport. Tourists from India can travel to Nepal through Kakarbhitta, Birgunj, Belhiya, Bhairahawa, Nepalgunj, Dhangadi, and Mahendranagar border. Tourists can enter China (Tibet) from the Rasuwagadhi border. 

Where are tourist hospitals in Kathmandu? 

Norvic International Hospital, Kathmandu Thapathali, 

Telephones: 977-1-4258554 / 4218230 

Grande International Hospital, Dhapasi, Kathmandu 

Telephones: +977-1-5159266/-1-5159267/9801202550 

CIWEC Hospital Kapurdhara Marg, Kathmandu

Phone: +977-1-4424111, 4424242, 4435232 

Vayodha Hospitals, Balkhu Chowk, Kathmandu

Phone No: +977-1-4286428

Hotline No:+977-1-4281666 

Where are the Tourist Police in Nepal? 

Bhrikutimandap, Kathmandu  

Ph: 9771424701 or Dial just 1144 

Kathmandu Valley 

Bhrikutimandap (Central Office), Thamel, Basantapur, Pashupati, Swayambhu, Airport, Patan, Bhaktapur, Nagarkot 

Outside Kathmandu 

Kakarvitta, Lukla, Pokhara, Janaki Mandir, Sauraha, Birgunj, Syabrubesi, Dhampus, Ghandruk, Birethanti, Chame, Jomsom, Ghorepani, Belahiya, Lumbini 

What kind of service do you have in your office? 

We do arrival and departure service by private car at the Kathmandu airport. We reserve a domestic flight, hotel booking, tour, trekking booking, Kathmandu sightseeing, car rental, rafting, and bungee jumping. We provide government-licensed Japanese, Chinese, Russian, Italian, Spanish, French, German, Hindi and English-speaking guides for the Kathmandu full-day city tour.

May I know the electricity in Nepal?

Nepal used 220-240 volts of power. The installed capacity of electricity is 2759 MW. There is no power cut at this moment.  

What is trekking? How high can I go? 

Trekking is a regular mountain journey that requires a 5 to 7-hour walk. Tourists in Nepal hike from 1000 meters to 5600 meters above sea level. The well-known trekking regions are Everest, Annapurna, Manaslu, Langtang and Kanchenjunga. 

Which is the highest bungee in Nepal?

Kali Gandaki bungee 228 meters, Kushma, Parvat (3 hours drive from Pokhara)

Which is the longest waterfall in Nepal?

Pachal Waterfall 481 meters (Kalikot)

Which are the beautiful lakes?

Rara Lake (Mugu), Phewa Lake (Kaski), Begnas Lake (Kaski), Gosaikunda Lake (Rasuwa), Gokyo Lake (Solukhumbu), Phoksundo Lake (Dolpa)

Is there an ATM or money exchange service in Nepal? 

Kathmandu, Pokhara, Biratnagar, and Nepalgunj have ATM and money exchange facilities. They accept US dollars, Pound Sterling, euros, Japanese Yen, Malaysian Ringgit, Qatar Riyal, Chinese Yuan, and Indian Currency. The mountain does not have the facility. Money exchange services are available at money changers and banks, such as Standard Chartered Bank, Himalayan Bank, Nabil Bank, NIC Asia, Everest Bank, Nepal Investment Mega Bank and Global IME Bank. 

Which is the best time to visit Nepal? 

The dry season from September to May is the visiting time. September-November and February-April are the best time to visit Nepal. June to August is a monsoon season, though a few day tours in Kathmandu, Pokhara and Upper Mustang are possible for all seasons. 

Which are the most popular tourist places in Nepal? 

Kathmandu, Pokhara, Everest base camp, Annapurna base camp, Rara Lake, Lumbini, Chitwan National Park, Pashupatinath, Muktinath, Manaslu, Janakpur, Langtang Valley, Halesi Mahadev, Kalinchowk, Supa Deurali, Manakamana, Dhulikhel, Ilam, Dolpo, Helambu are most visited place in Nepal. 

Where are the bird-watching places? 

Kathmandu Valley, Koshi Tappu, Chitwan National Park, Jagadishpur Lake, Bardia National Park, Kapilvastu, Pokhara Valley 

Are there tourist bus services?

1. Kathmandu to Pokhara/Bandipur (Sorhakhutte) at 7 am

2. Kathmandu to Chitwan/Trishuli rafting (Sorhakhutte) at 7 am

3. Kathmandu to Lumbini (Sorhakhutte) at 7 am

4. Pokhara to Kathmandu/Trishuli rafting (Pokhara tourist bus park) at 7:30 am

5. Pokhara to Chitwan (Pokhara tourist bus park) at 7:30 am

6. Chitwan to Kathmandu (Sauraha tourist bus park) at 8 am

7. Chitwan to Pokhara (Pokhara tourist bus park) at 8 am

Which is the most popular domestic airport for tourists?

Kathmandu, Pokhara, Bhairahawa, Bharatpur, Lukla, Jomsom, Biratnagar, Nepalgunj, Juphal, Tumlingtar

Do I need travel insurance for Nepal? 

Travel insurance is most important while you are mountain hiking. Take enough medication with the family doctor's advice before the Nepal visit. 

Is mountain hiking possible without prior experience? 

Nepal offers simple to strenuous trekking routes that suit all kinds of trekkers. Training and knowledge are required to visit the base camps of Everest, Annapurna, Dhaulagiri and Kanchenjunga. 

A single woman can travel to Nepal? 

A single woman can travel to Nepal without problems. 

What is the dress code in Nepal? 

Take a dress without annoying Nepali culture, people and ethnic norms. Dress well without nudity or tight and short clothes. 

What are the safety rules for visitors? 

Politically motivated demonstrations and strikes remain unsafe. Nepal detected an earthquake zone with avalanches remaining risks. During the monsoon season of June to September, flooding landslides make road travel hazardous in the countryside. Take a guide or porter on mountain hiking. 

Are foods hygienic in Nepal? 

All tourist hotels, guesthouses and restaurants suggest hygienic foods with street foods from the festival. Check sealed with dates before buying cold drinks or packet foods. 

Is Nepal safe from animals? 

Few animals or insects on the street can be dangerous, such as the sick dog, jackal, snake, pit viper, water buffalo, cow and ox. Walk only, day time, take care while late at night in Kathmandu, on a jungle safari or mountain trekking. 

What is illegal work in Nepal? 

Prostitution in hotels, massage centres, and beauty parlours, killing of cows and endangered animals, trafficking its part, buying marijuana and other works are written illegal in national and international law. 

Is there a King or President in Nepal? 

Nepal is the youngest republic country with a ceremonial president and prime minister after 2008. 

How many people are killed by cancer in Nepal? 

Annually, approximately 21000 people are killed in Nepal by cancer. 

What is the education system in Nepal? 

Two types of education systems are private and government schools and universities. Generally, a four-year-old child starts school and stays till 16 years of school time. There are at least ten universities in Nepal. 

What is the marriage age in Nepal?

The marriage age is 20 years with a constitution.

What kind of meat is available in Nepal? 

Goat, chicken, water buffalo meat and Imported beef are available. The cow is holy and prohibited to sacrifice in Nepal. 

What is the rarest mammal in Nepal? 

Snow leopards, one-horn rhinos, Royal Bengal tigers, spiny babblers, pheasant, red pandas, blue sheep, gharial crocodiles and musk deer are the rarest mammals in Nepal.