Nepal Tourist Information

Nepal, is known for trekking and the beautiful nature. A landlocked country between India and China, Nepal has a rich cultural heritage which has been hidden and not so often talked about. During my short trip I was able to discover its culture through festivals that happen in Nepal.

Here is a starter’s guide to someone who is looking to travel in Nepal.

General Facts about Nepal

Capital – Kathmandu

Currency – Nepalese Rupee (NPR)

Primary Language – Nepali

International Airport – Tribhuvan International Airport located in Kathmandu is the only major airport in Nepal.

National Flag of Nepal

National Flag of Nepal

Photo Source – Wikimedia Commons

Where to Spend Your Time

Culture – Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, Patan

Spiritual – Pasupathinath, Boudhnath, Swayambunath, Lumbini

Trekking – Everest, Annapurna, Langtang

Nature – Pokhara, Daman, Nagarkot

Wildlife – Chitwan National Park, Bardia National Park

Nyatapola Temple and Bhairav Temple at Taumadhi Square in Bhaktapur, Nepal

Nyatapola Temple in Bhaktapur

Getting A Nepal Tourist Visa

Indian’s do not need a visa to enter Nepal. They can stay for unlimited number of days.

Most of the countries get a Visa on Arrival.

Getting in and around

The one and only International Airport in Nepal, is Tribhuvan Airport in Kathmandu.

Buses in Nepal are very notorious. They are very old and not in good condition. Traveling in public buses in Nepal is not safe. On the other hand, tourist buses between Pokhara and Kathmandu are comfortable.

For short distance travel there are tuk-tuk. They are cheap and available in plenty in Kathmandu. Taxis are available and discuss the rates before boarding.

Accommodation in Nepal

The accommodation in Nepal is cheap. While trekking remember that the accommodation on the routes provide minimal facilities. There are also five star hotels and resorts in Kathmandu and Pokhara.

Money in Nepal

The currency of Nepal is Nepalese Rupee (NPR). Approximately 1 USD = 98 NPR. Indian Rupee notes of INR 100 or lower are accepted everywhere in Nepal. Remember that carring Indian Bank notes of INR 500 or INR 1000 might land you in trouble, because of the large number of fake bank notes circulating there.

ATM’s are found in Kathmandu and Pokhara. Finding ATM in other places is very difficult. So, exchange all the money you need in Kathmandu. Currency ex-changers are found in plenty in Thamel part of Kathmandu. Credit cards are accepted only in a few restaurants in hotels.

Sai Karthik Reddy Mekala

Karthik Reddy has been traveling around the world since completing his M.B.A in 2012. He is passionate about photography, trying out new food, meeting new people, experiencing different cultures and explore places solo.

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