Nepal Travel Guide

About Nepal

With great many immense natural beauty and cultural allurements, Nepal is legitimately a paradise on earth. Nepal truly is an astonishing country offering spectacular landscapes, iconic mountains, awe-inspiring lakes, and medieval valleys. The diversified geography of Nepal boasts eight out of fourteen highest peaks on earth including the world's highest mountain Mt. Everest (8848m) alongside world's highest lake Tilicho (4800m), deepest gorge Kaligandaki (1200m) and highest valley; Arun valley. Nepalese culture, lifestyle, and traditions captivate travelers around the globe. The towns and cities of Nepal are no less than a living museum showcasing ancient architectures and traditions. The diversified geography of Nepal bestows assortments of adventure activities to voyagers including trekking, rafting, bungee jumping etc.

Visa Information

If you are wondering about the procedure to obtain Nepalese visa, then the most convenient way to acquire it is at Tribhuvan International Airport at the time of your arrival or entry points to Nepal, if you are entering Nepal through roadway via border of India or Tibet. Moreover, you will need a legitimate passport with minimum validity of 6 months, two passport size photographs, and visa fee in cash in order to fill up the visa application form. You will also have a provision to extend your visa upon your will by paying visa extension charge. Nepal grants free 30 days tourist visa to foreigners from SAARC nations and Indian travelers are not required to obtain the visa to explore Nepal's vicinity. Please follow the link for further information.

Visa Fee

15 Days – 25 USD

30 Days – 40 USD

90 Days – 100 USD

How to reach Nepal

Nepal is a landlocked country tucked in between two giant nations, India and China. Despite being the second richest country in the world in terms of water resources, Nepal does not possess any waterways to its territory as it is abutted on all direction by India and China. However, Nepal can be entered either by airways or roadways. Tribhuvan International Airport is the only international airport of Nepal and the primary tourist hub. Nepal possesses seven entry points to its territory on the off chance if you are entering Nepal via roadways. Generally, these entry points operate almost 24 hours a day, so you can easily acquire the permit to enter Nepal's vicinity. Thus, the following are the authorized entry/exit points of Nepal;

  • Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu
  • Kakarbhitta, Jhapa
  • Birgung, Parsa
  • Kodari, Sindhupalchowk
  • Belhiya, Bhairahawa
  • Jamunaha, Nepalgunj
  • Mohana, Dhangadi
  • Gaddachauki, Mahendranagar
  • Popular Destination to Visit

Nepal is blessed with the boon of nature and its glorious culture and traditions. Nepal has got a wide range of places to be explored, however, some of the popular destinations to visit in Nepal are:

  • Kathmandu Valley (Kathmandu, Lalitpur, and Bhaktapur)
  • Pokhara
  • Everest Basecamp
  • Annapurna Basecamp
  • Chitwan and Bardia National Park
  • Langtang
  • Lumbini
  • Upper Mustang
  • Rara Lake

These popular touristic destinations offer you with some of the absolute sceneries on earth, breathtaking views of the majestic Himalayas, lush forests enriched with exotic bio-diversity, insight to Nepalese culture and tradition, exploration of medieval shrines and sanctuaries and many more.

Things to do in Nepal

Encircled by the sky soaring the majestic Himalayas, profound valleys and alluring lush forests, Nepal is a wonderland for adventure seekers. The diversified geography of Nepal boasts assortments of trip activities for all age group and tourists with varying interests. The most admired activities in Nepal include trekking in the lap of the Himalayas relishing the stunning mountain vistas and ancient culture. Kathmandu sightseeing is an ideal way to witness the intricate architecture of ancient Nepal. Visit Chitwan National Park via Pokhara is other most admired touristic activities of Nepal where you get to witness the extreme wilderness alongside mesmerizing natural beauty. Experiencing adventure sports such as rafting, bungee jumping, paragliding, mountain flight, and Heli tour, etc. in the stunning vicinity of Nepal have also seen great popularity.


Being a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic and multi-lingual country, Nepal is inhabited by people belonging to different caste, culture, and religion who follows their own traditions yet live in religious tolerance. The major inhabitants of Nepal are Newar, Rai, Limbu, Magar, Tamang, Sherpa and Brahmins etc. Nepal offers a wide variety of local food delights. Each multi-ethnic community of Nepal boasts their specific traditional dishes and on top of that, Newar community solely offers more than 200 food items. The Thakali cuisine is another popular local meal of Nepal. However, Dal-Bhat is the basic meal here. International cuisines are also available in the number of hotels and restaurants. 

Banking, ATM’s and Money in Nepal

Nepal’s legal currency is the Nepalese rupee. The Nepalese rupees can be found in coins of NRs. 1 and 2and can be acquired in a rupee note of 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 500 and 1000. Basically, banking services in Nepal are operated from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm from Sunday to Thursday and most of the banks are closed by 2:00 pm on Friday. Every bank of Nepal provides currency/cheque exchange services. ATM services can be procured 24 hours a day. Most of the trip related expenses in Nepal are paid through bank transfers.

Internet & Communication in Nepal

Internet facilities in Nepal are widely accessible. There are innumerable internet cafes as well as communication centers in Kathmandu valley and around the nation. Wi-Fi services are also available at hotels and restaurants in the major cities of the country. With such broad Internet access in urban areas, you will have no trouble staying in touch with your family. Likewise, landline and smartphones administrators are accessible in Nepal which also offers the facilities of international calls. The communication facilities via landlines and mobile phones cover most of the major towns and cities of Nepal, with the exception of some rural Himalayan domain of the nation. The Internet also cannot be accessed at some of the remote areas of the country. Nepal Telecom and Ncell is the major mobile service provider in Nepal and SIM card can be found in major cities.

Traveling Alone in Nepal

Generally, traveling alone in Nepal is safe for both men and women, yet acquiring some knowledge about the cultural norms and traditions are necessary to maintain the standard of your trip. Nepal is a profoundly multi-ethnic nation, where religious beliefs set the tone for the prevalent lifestyle. So, it is better to acquire know-how of the region you are traveling to. Besides that, the people in Nepal offer heart-warming hospitality and will be ready to help you on all occasions.

Safety and Security

Nepal is one of the peaceful countries in the world and safety and security is not a major issue. The religious nature of people and their characteristic contemplations make Nepal relevantly one of the safest and secure countries to travel. The people of Nepal regard tourists as their guests and offer warm hospitality as guests are referred to as ‘Gods’ here. News of small thefts come out now and then, yet the news of vicious crimes aren’t common. But it is advised to inform your embassy or consulate once your arrival in Kathmandu and also go through their travel advisories. Thus, despite a few uncertainties, Nepal is safe to travel.