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Nepal travel information explains tourist visa, trekking information, the place to see, world heritage site, major cities, how to get Nepal, things to do, money exchange, water, environment, and accommodation. Nepal is a small country with a diversity of culture, society, ethnic group, geography, and language.

Nepal travel information has written different subjects, including a place to stay, best season, attractions, tourist visa, and people. Kathmandu is the first entry point of Nepal, situated at 1350 m (4429 foot) that is 700 miles far from the sea. Few topics are below.

Nepal tourist visa on Arrival

1. Multiple entries for 15 days - 25 US Dollar or equivalent convertible currency.

2. Multiple entries for 30 days - 40 US Dollar or equivalent convertible currency.

3. Multiple entries for 90 days - 100 US Dollar or equivalent convertible currency.

Note: Passport size photo and passport copy required for a visa, renewing it, trekking permit, TIMS card, and mobile SIM.

Free visa to SAARC nationality 

The SAARC countries people can get 30 days free visas, such as Bangladesh, Afghanistan, Bhutan, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and the Maldives. For Indian Nationals Nepal visa is not necessary, however, an identity card, including passport, driving license, ration card, election commission card issued by the government agency, embassy of India and sub-divisional magistrate are required. For additional information, contact +97714221996, 14223590 or visit: http://www.nepalimmigration.gov.np

People of these countries do not get visa on arrival

Nigeria, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Cameroon, Somalia, Liberia, Ethiopia, Iraq, Palestine, Afghanistan, and Syria

List of airlines in Kathmandu

By Air: Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) is the only airport. The national airline, Nepal Airlines operate a flight from Delhi, Kuala Lumpur, Dubai, Bangkok, Hong Kong, and Kathmandu. 

International airlines fly from Kathmandu such as Thai Airways (Bangkok), Silk Air (Singapore), Qatar Airways (Doha), Pakistan Airlines (Karachi), Korean Air (Seoul), Jet Airways and Jet Lite (Delhi), Indian Airlines (Delhi, Kolkata and Varanasi) and Gulf Air (Bahrain, Muscat). The GMG Airlines and Biman Bangladesh (Dhaka), Etihad Airways (Abu Dhabi) Druk Air (Delhi, Paro), Dragon Air (Hong Kong) China Eastern Airlines (Kunming) China Southern Airlines (Guangzhou), Bahrain Air (Bahrain), ArkeFly (Amsterdam), Air China (Lhasa, Chengdu), and Air Arabia (Sharjah).

By Land: International tourists from India to Nepal enter through Kakarbhitta, Birgunj, Biratnagar, Belhiya, Bhairahawa, Nepalgunj, Dhangadi, and Mahendranagar. Tourists from Tibet to Nepal enter through Kodari Rasuwagadhi and Korala. By overland tourist entering into Nepal with their vehicles should complete customs formalities.

Customs formalities

All baggage must be cleared through the customs on arrival. Personal effects have permitted free entry. A tourist can bring in dutiable goods, like tobacco, and liquors prescribed quantity only. Carrying narcotics, weapons system, and ammunition has strictly forbidden. Tourist can export souvenirs to their countries, however, an antique, should have permission from the Department of Archaeology south of the Supreme Court in Kathmandu. 

Nepalese and foreign currencies                                                                                 

Nepali Rupees with a denomination is available such as 1, 2, 5 10, 20, 25, 50, 100, 250, 500 and 1000. Foreign currencies must be exchanged only at banks or authorized Money Changers. National and International banks with ATM facility, IME, and Western Union Money transfer service are available in major cities. There are numerous banks, including Standard Chartered, Nabil, Himalaya, Bank of Kathmandu, Prime Commercial, Prabhu, Sanima, Global, Everest, Nepal Investment, SBI, and NIC Asia.

Getting around in Kathmandu and outside

Black plate’s metered taxi and city bus are available in major city centers, including Kathmandu and Pokhara. Local and tourist bus parks in Kathmandu buses are available to visit major cities of Nepal. Motorbike and bicycle can rent in Kathmandu, Pokhara, and Chitwan. Jeep, car, van, coaster, and big bus can hire at the travel companies.  

Domestic airlines

There are at least 19 domestic airlines, including Nepal Airline for a regular and charter flight. 

Accommodation and facilities

Simple to an international standard star hotel, resort, and budget guesthouse are at least 1200, including 10 five-star hotels with casinos. For a safety and reliable service use, the government registered hotel and lodges. Live music in a pub and bar, national and international cuisines, laundry, hospital, swimming pool, Pizza Hut, KFC, barber, and medications are available in Kathmandu and Pokhara. 

Tourist attractions 

Hiking, trekking, tour, expedition, cycling, hot air ballooning,  Helicopter tour, rafting, kayaking, canoeing, peak climbing, bungee jump (160m long), canyoning, horse riding, ski, jungle safari, bird watching, mountain flight, Fishing, Paragliding, Zip flyer, skydiving, ultra-light aircraft, hunting, golf, meditation and honey hunting trips are available in Nepal. 

TIMS card for trekking area

TIMS means Trekkers’ Information Management System that is required for all kinds of tourists, including Indian tourist to visit general trekking area in Nepal. It can receive from a registered trekking company, Nepal Tourism Board, or TAAN office in official time 10 am to 4 pm except on Saturday and public holiday. To obtain TIMS Card, a copy of passport and two passport size photos are necessary. For more information, visit: http://www.timsnepal.com

List of UNESCO world heritage sites

1: Sagarmatha National Park

2: Chitwan National Park

3: Lumbini 

4: Kathmandu Durbar Square

5: Bhaktapur Durbar Square

6: Patan Durbar Square

7: Swayambhunath Stupa

8: Boudhanath Stupa

9: Changu Narayan Temple

10: Pashupatinath Temple

Beautiful places

Kathmandu, Pokhara, Lumbini, Janakpur, Ilam,  Chitwan National Park, Mountain region, NagarkotDhulikhel, Daman, Tansen, Sarangkot, Bandipur, Gorkha, Namje, Sirubari, and Ghale Gaun. 

Water and health

Drink only sealed mineral water and eat fresh foods. Use iodine tablet to purify tap water. Mosquitoes remain up to 1500 meters, use net, and medicine. Do not tease an animal. Use sun lotion while on a tour and trekking. Hospital and ambulance are available only in major cities. Dental hospitals are in Kathmandu and Pokhara. Take enough medicine before the mountain. Prostitution, smoking, and trafficking of hashish are illegal in Nepal. Check the expired date of a packet food, bottled drinks, and meat before to buy.  

Population, ethnic groups, and language

There are 26.6 million people, 125 ethnic groups, and 123 languages. 

National language

Nepali 

Political system

Nepal is the Federal Democratic Republic State since 2008 with a President, Vice-President, and Prime Minister. 

Climate

Major seasons are four: Autumn: September to November, Winter: December to February, Spring: March to May and Summer: June to August. 14 June to 14 September is the Rainy season. Temperatures are warm in Terai Region, a cool in Hilly Region and cold in Himalayan Region. The hottest temperature 46° Celsius was recorded in Bardia in 1966 and the coldest temperature minus 26° Celsius was recorded in the Mustang in 1977.

List of national parks  

1. Chitwan (932 square km.)

2. Sagarmatha (1148 sq. km.)

3. Bardiya (968 sq. km.)

4. Khaptad (225 sq. km.)

5. Langtang (1710 sq. km.)

6. Makalu-Barun (1500 sq. km.)

7. Rara (106 sq. km.)

8. Shey-Phoksundo (3555 sq. km.)

9. Banke (550 sq. km.)

10. Shivapuri-Nagarjun (144 sq. km.)

11. Parsa (499 sq. km.)

12. Shuklaphanta (305 sq. km.). 

Wildlife Reserves

Koshi Tappu (175 sq. km.)

Conservation Areas

1. Annapurna (7629 sq. km.)

2. Kanchenjunga (2035 sq. km.)

3. Manaslu (1663 sq. km.)

4. Gaurishankar (2179 sq. km.)

5. Blackbuck (15.95 sq. km.)

6. Api Nampa (1903 sq. km.). 

Hunting Reserve

Dhorpatan (1325 sq. km.)

Ramsar Sites

1. Bishazari Tal (12 sq. mile)

2. Gokyo Lake (30.0 sq. mile)

3. Gosainkunda (34 acres)

4. Ghodaghodi Tal (9.90 sq. mile)

5. Koshi Tappu (68 sq. mile)

6. Rara Lake (6.11 sq. mile)

7. Jagdishpur lake (0.87 sq. mile)

8. Mai Pokhari (220 acres)

9. Lakes of Pokhara Valley, and Phoksundo Lake (1.91 square. mile)

River and electricity

Nepal has 6000 rivers with rivulets with 45000 km length. The volume of water: is 200 billion cubic meters every year. The potentiality of hydroelectric is 83000 MW. Nepal uses 220 power volts. Only 35% people use electricity, installed production is 900 MW. Everyday power cut will be few hours during the dry season. 

Forest, wetland, and arable land

Forest 29%, Shrub 10.6%, and Grass Land 12%. Total 51.6% land cover of vegetation. There are 1000 medicinal plants, 118 ecosystems, 35 forest types, 6500 species of vascular plants. Wetland covers an area of 700000-hectare. Arable land covers only 21% of the country. Most of the arable land has not enough irrigation. 

Mines, road, and vehicles

Mines verities are Iron, Copper, Coal, Limestone, Glass, Tin, Chalk, Marble, Gold, Silver, Salt, Gas, Patrol etc. The total length of road is 70000 km, including paved, grabble and fair weather. Total numbers of the registered vehicle are 2783000.

List of university in Nepal

1.Tribhuvan University (Kirtipur established in 1959)

2. Nepal Sanskrit University (Dang in 1986)

3. Kathmandu University (Dhulikhel in 1991)

4. Purbanchal University (Biratnagar in 1993)

5. Pokhara University (Pokhara in 1998)

6. Lumbini Buddha University (Lumbini in 2005)

7. Mid-Western University (Birendranagar in 2010)

8. Far Western University (Kanchanpur in 2010)

9. Nepal Agriculture and Forestry University (Rampur, Chitwan established in 2010).

Tourism-related international organizations

1.UNDP 2. UNESCAP 3. UNESCO 4. World Bank 5. ICAO 6. ADB 7. DFID 8. SNV 9. ILO 10. IUCN 11. WWF 12. GTZ 13. USAID 14. DANIDA 15. ECO HIMAL 16. HELVETAS. 

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