Nepal Travel FAQ discuss the frequently asked questions with basic information on particular subjects. Before booking a holiday trip take general knowledge in the related subjects. You should know the travel destination with its features. Read how to make your journey safe. Take information on the law, culture, festival, dress code, health, nature, history, and administration. Let’s learn different subjects given in below.
Where is Nepal?
Nepal located in South Asia between India and China with 26° 12' and 30° 27' north longitude and 80° 4' and 88° 12' east latitude. Kathmandu is the capital city with only one international airport known as the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) that is 6 km east of city center. Between Nepal and India are open borders. Between Nepal and China (Tibet) is not an open border. Nepal occupied only 0.3% land of South Asia and 0.03 % of the earth.
Why is Nepal popular for travelers?
Nepal is the mountainous country in the world with the Himalayan peaks, including eight of the ten highest peaks is above 8000 meters. There are 1300 mountain peaks with the top of the world, Mount Everest (8848 m). The country recognized the home of the Gurkhas, Sherpa village, the birthplace of Siddhartha Gautama (623 BC), Living Goddess Kumari. Diverse landscapes, is ranging from 60 meters to 8848 meters above the sea level, 125 ethnic groups with the 123 spoken languages, religious harmony, and friendly people. Four civilization centers, including Kathmandu Valley, Lumbini, Janakpur, and Sinja Valley, with a hiking, expedition, and adventure tourism are fascinating. There are found 319 species of orchids, 181 types of mammals and 873 species of birds.
How is the political situation in Nepal?
We have at least 169 political parties in Nepal, it is a peaceful country after 2008. We have a president, prime minister and the new constitution after 2072/06/03. Nepalese people always welcome to a tourist to introduce our culture, art, nature, history, and people.
Can I get Nepal visa on arrival?
You can get Nepal visa when you arrive at an entry point. Kindly fill a form with two passport size photos with some fees. The people of these countries do not get a visa on arrival, including Nigeria, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Cameroon, Somalia, Liberia, Ethiopia, Iraq, Palestine, Afghanistan, and Syria.
How to enter Nepal?
Visitors can take an international flight to arrive Kathmandu airport. Nepal Airlines, Air Arabia, Air China, ArkeFly, Bahrain Air, Biman Bangladesh, China Southern Airlines, China Eastern, Dragon Air, Druk Air, Etihad Airways, GMG Airlines, Gulf Air, Indian Airlines, Jet Airways, Jet Lite, Korean Air, Pakistan International Airlines, Qatar Airways, Silk Air, and Thai Airways fly you there. Tourist can travel to Nepal from India through Kakarbhitta, Birgunj, Belhiya, Bhairahawa, Nepalgunj, Dhangadi, and the Mahendranagar border. Tourist can also enter from China (Tibet) through Kodari border.
Where are the tourist hospitals in Kathmandu?
There are several hospitals in Kathmandu, however, few of them are popular for tourists. They are below.
Norvic International Hospital, Kathmandu Thapathali, opposite to the Maternity Hospital (Prasuti Griha)
Tel: 977-1-4258554 / 4218230
Grande International Hospital, Dhapasi, Kathmandu, Nepal
CIWEC Hospital Kapurdhara Marg, Kathmandu, Nepal
G.P.O. Box 12895
Phone: +977-1-4424111, 4424242, 4435232
Fax : +977-1-4412590
Vayodha Hospitals, Balkhu Chowk, Kathmandu
P.O. Box no: 992
Phone No: +977-1-4286428
Emergency Direct No:+977-1-2111333
Where is the Tourist Police in Nepal?
Some of the tourist police stations are in Kathmandu and outside. They are below.
Bhrikutimandap, Kathmandu (Inside the complex of Nepal Tourism Board)
Ph: 9771424701 or Dial just 1144
Bhrikutimandap (Central Office), Thamel, Basantapur, Pashupati, Swayambhu, Airport, Patan, Bhaktapur, Nagarkot
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 have an airport pick-up service from a private car; inform us while booking a trip. We provide you the government license holder guide for a tour, trekking, climbing, and rafting with a professional porter. They speak Japanese, Chinese, Russian, Italian, Spanish, French, German, Hindi, and English. We book a domestic flight, hotel, tour, city sightseeing, rafting, bungee, and hiking trip.
May I know the electricity in Nepal?
Nepal is used 220-240 volts of power. An installed capacity of power is about 800 MW. A power cut can be up to 12 hours during the dry season January to May. The star hotels perhaps provide a generator during the power cut.
What is trekking and how high I can go?
Trekking is a walking trip, especially on the mountain trail on foot to spend a holiday. You can walk five to seven hours a day. Tourist can hike up to 5600-meters above the sea level while on the trekking.
Is there ATM and money exchange service in Nepal?
We have an ATM facility in major towns, such as Kathmandu and Pokhara. It exchanges US Dollar, Pound Sterling, Euro, Japanese Yen, Malaysian Ringgit, Qatar Riyal, Chinese Yuan, and the Indian Currency. You can’t get this facility while you are on the mountain. You can exchange your money in a bank in major cities, including Standard Charted Bank, Himalayan Bank, Nabil Bank, Everest Bank, Nepal Investment Bank, Bank of Kathmandu, and the Global IME Bank.
What is the best time to visit Nepal?
The best time to visit in a dry season from September to May. June to August is a monsoon season and January to February is a winter season.
Which are the most popular places to see in Nepal?
Kathmandu, Pokhara, Everest, Annapurna, Rara Lake, Lumbini, Chitwan National Park, Pashupatinath, Muktinath, and Manaslu is the popular place to see in Nepal.
Where is tourist police in Nepal?
Tourist police are available in the major cities, such as Kathmandu, Pokhara, and Biratnagar.
Do I need travel insurance for Nepal?
You should have travel insurance while hiking on the mountain. Take enough medication with own doctor’s advice before Nepal visit.
Is a trekking trip possible on the mountain without prior experience?
Nepal is the best hiking on earth and never forgotten in your life. There are simple to a strenuous grade of trekking and suit for all kinds of trekkers. If you really want to tackle the foothills of the high mountain, an early experience is the most.
A woman alone can travel in Nepal?
A woman can travel alone in Nepal without a hesitation, however, required a safety rule to visit a remote area and the cities in the night.
What is a dress code in Nepal?
Take a dress that is not annoying our culture, people, and ethnic norm. Dress well without nudity and the tight clothes.
Are foods hygienic in Nepal?
You can decide yourself to eat and drink in a restaurant, tea shop, and lodges. Perhaps all the tourist hotels and guesthouses are enough hygienic however street food except food festival are not recommended. Check always sealed for a cold drink, mineral water, and the packet foods with a relevant date.
Is there safe from an animal?
Nepal is a developing country and few animals on the street can be dangerous, such as the dog, jackal, sloth bear, tiger, snake, pit viper, water buffalo, cow, ox and the sick animals. Take enough care while walking on the jungle safari and the mountain hiking with a city sightseeing.
What is an illegal work in Nepal?
Prostitution in a hotel, massage center, and the beauty parlor, sacrifice the cow, restricted animals, trafficking its part, and marijuana, and other works that are declared illegal by the national and international laws.
Is there a king or president now in Nepal?
Nepal is a youngest republic country that has a president and prime minister after 2008.
How many people are killed by cancer in Nepal?
Approximate 21000 people killed by cancer annually in Nepal.
What is the education system in Nepal?
There are two types of education, such as private and government. Normally after 4, a child goes to school and he will receive a school leaving certificate after 18 years old. There are seven universities and Tribhuvan University is the oldest.
What is the marriage age in Nepal?
A marriage age is eighteen for a girl and 20 for a boy, according to the constitution of Nepal.
What kind of meat available in Nepal?
The most popular meat is the goat, chicken, and the water buffalo in Nepal. Beef also available that is imported.
What is the rarest mammal in Nepal?
The rare mammals are the snow leopard, one horn rhino, Royal Bengal tiger, spiny babbler, pheasant, red panda, blue sheep, gharial crocodile, and the musk deer.