Nepal Travel Guide

Nepal Travel Guide includes what you have to do in Nepal and how you can do in Nepal. The Northern Region of Nepal is dominated by the Himalayas, which consist of the world’s highest peaks. These make Nepal attractive to the tourists, who live in different parts of the world. Just like every country has historical monuments, Nepal also has some, which are impressive, elegant, and beautiful.

Some plain regions of Nepal abound with the forest and are homes to the Royal Bengal Tigers and One-horned Rhinoceros.The capital of Nepal is Kathmandu, which is enriched with cultural heritages, exquisite temples and Buddhist monasteries. Besides these, Nepal is famous for outdoor activities, such as trekking, climbing, paragliding, bungy jumping, canoeing, kayaking, and rafting. Others include scenic mountain flight, jungle safari, and ulra mountain flight.

The scenery of Nepal contains from rugged plain to snow-covered mountains. Nepal is also famous for the beautiful mountain of the world, namely Ama Dablam. Every year thousands of trekkers come from different parts of the world to see these mountains, which range from 7000 m to 8000 m. Nepal has much to offer you. By going through the following points, you will know how to enter Nepal, as well as you will know about different activities that you can do in Nepal.

Nepalese Visa and Passport

All the foreign nationals require visa to enter Nepal; they can obtain tourist visa easily at Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu, Nepal. They also have to submit 1 passport size photo to the immigration department.

Multiple entry 15 days (US$ 25 or equivalent Nepalese currency)
Multiple entry 30 days (US$ 40 or equivalent Nepalese currency)
Multiple entry 90 days (US$ 100 or equivalent Nepalese currency)

If you want to extend your visa for 15 days, or if you want to stay in Nepal less than 15 days, you have to pay US $ 30 in both cases. After 15 days, you have to pay US $ 2 per day. You cannot stay for more than 150 days in Nepal.

Visas are valid for 15, 30, or 90 days. Visas obtained from the embassy must be used within six months of the date of issue.

Entering Nepal by Land

  • Belhiya, Bhairahawa (Indo-Nepal Border)
  • Gaddachauki, Mahendranagar (Indo- Nepal Border)
  • Jamuna, Nepalgunj (Indo-Nepal Border)
  • Kakarvitta, Jhapa (Indo-Nepal Border)
  • Kodari, Sindhupalchowk ( Indo-Nepal Border)
  • Mohana, Dhangadhi (Indo-Nepal Border)
  • Parsa, Birgunj (Indo-Nepal Border)
  • Khasa, Liping (Tatopani on the Tibet)
  • Note Overland tourists entering Nepal with their own vehicles must possess an international carnet or complete customs formalities.

    Entering Nepal by the following Airlines

  • Malaysia Airlines
  • Singapore Airlines
  • Cathay Pacific
  • Air Asia
  • Air India
  • Thai Airways
  • Eithad Airways
  • Qatar Airways
  • Korean Air
  • Silk Air
  • Biman Bangladesh
  • China Southern Airlines
  • China Eastern Airlines
  • Dragon Air
  • PIA
  • Trekking Season

    Best trekking months in Nepal are February, March, April, May, June, September, October, November, and December. Best trekking regions of Nepal are Everest, Annapurna, Langtang, Upper Dolpo, Upper Mustang, and Kanchenjunga. Of these, Upper Mustang and Upper Dolpo are the only trekking regions of Nepal, where you can trek even in the monsoon (July) because they lie in the rain shadow area of Nepal. Cold months in Nepal are December, January, and February, while summer months in Nepal are June and July. These two months are also the monsoon months in Nepal. In the summer, the sun also shines brightly. It is in the summer that the temperature reaches 40-degree Celsius in the plains of Nepal, for examples, Chitwan and Bardia. These are the homes to the Royal Bengal Tigers, One-horned Rhinoceros, and Asian elephants. In Kathmandu, temperature reaches the maximum of 33-degree Celsius.


    You have to exchange foreign currencies at banks or at authorized foreign exchange dealers. If you want to exchange the currencies then you may exchange your currencies at Tribhuwan International Airport, which has ATMs. The receipt that you receive from the dealers after exchanging the currencies should be kept by you carefully for future reference. Who knows the concerned department (law) may ask you receipt? In Nepal, all the banks will remain close on public holidays, as well as on Saturdays. Their opening time is from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Some banks open till 3:50 p.m. Cards, such as the American Express, Visa, and Master are widely accepted in Nepal, but you have to pay 4 % as a service charge for using these cards. ATMs are found in different parts of Kathmandu, but not in the rural areas of Nepal. This cannot be taken for granted because you will find ATMs at one or two places of the Everest Region, such as Lukla and Namche.

    Festival Holidays in Nepal in 2014

  • Maha Shivaratri 27 February 2014
  • Holi 16 March 2014
  • Ram Navami (Birthday of Lord Rama)08 April 2014
  • Buddha Jayanti (Buddha’s Birthday)06 May 2014
  • Krishna Janmashtami17 August 2014
  • Ghatasthapana25 September 2014
  • Fulpati Saptami01 October 2014
  • Maha Ashtami02 October 2014
  • Vijaya Dashami03 October 2014
  • Maha Navami03 October 2014
  • Tihar24 October 2014
  • Govardhan Puja25 October 2014
  • Modes of Communication in Nepal

  • Postal Order, Postal Service
  • Photocopy and Fax Services
  • Telephone Service
  • The modern Internet
  • Mobile Telephones
  • Things do in Nepal

    Besides trekking, Nepal is famous for rafting. The glaciated Himalayan Rivers of Nepal flow through the rocks and follow their twist course. It is in this course that the rafters enjoy the rafting heartily. They also come across the dramatic landscapes as they raft along the rapids of the rivers. From the swirling challenges of the Marsyangdi River, to the scenic Trisuli River, rafting is an extra – ordinary experience in Nepal. Similarly, the following activities have an ability to grip the tourists in several parts of Nepal.

    Hire a mountain bike and peddle to the quieter corners of the Kathmandu Valley. Be rewarded with the stunning valley vistas, especially from Nagarkot and see the Mount Everest, the highest mountain of the world.

    Mountain Flight
    Fly close to the Mount Everest and also enjoy the spectacular view of the Annapurna Ranges.

    Royal Chitwan National Park
    Royal Chitwan National Park is Nepal’s oldest national park, which is a home to the endangered Royal Bengal tigers and the one-horned Indian rhinoceros. Explore the park on elephant’s back, enjoy foot safari, spend a night in a jungle watchtower, and listen to the wonderful sounds of the jungle animals.

    Bardia National Park
    Plod your way through the Royal Bardia National Park, for the best possible chance of spotting rhinos, wild elephant and orange streak Royal Bengal Tiger.

    Scout for the Tibetan handicrafts and artifacts at the hugely impressive Boudnath Stupa, a centre of Tibetan exile culture, just a short ride from the central Kathmandu.

    Siddha Gufa
    Siddha Gufa, the largest cave in Nepal, features spectacular undulating limestone formations. It is located just outside the hilltop Newari village of Bandipur. All you have to do is a short trek from Pokhara.

    Off the Skies
    Nepal’s undulating landscape is particularly breathtaking from the air. Try ballooning, hand gliding or even fly in a micro-light plane, from Pokhara. Paragliding is also a popular activity in Pokhara, the city of lakes.

    Things to see in Nepal

    Nepal is also famous for temples and historical monuments. The following cities abound with UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITES.

    Bhaktapur is known as the City of Temple. In this city, you visit the National Art Gallery in the old Malla Palace. Here, you see unusual animal paintings. Other museums include the National Woodworking Museum, which exhibits the fine example of renowned Newari woodcarving. Bhaktapur also has the Brass and Bronze Museums.

    Enjoy the magic of Nepal’s capital, Kathmandu, as well as its cultural, commercial, and heritage aspects. In the Durbar Square, you discover a wonderful collection of temples and shrines, including the old Royal Palace and the Statue of Hanuman (Monkey God). Also visit Pashupatinath, the oldest Hindu temple of Nepal, which is located on the banks of the Bagmati River in the eastern part of Kathmandu. Here, you see the sadhus and the Hindu holy men in bright red and yellow robes. As you climb the steep steps of the Swayambhunath Stupa ( monkey temple), you enjoy the Buddhism atmosphere, and from the location of this stupa, you enjoy watching the bird’s eye view of the Kathmandu Valley. Besides this, Kathmandu has lots of late bars, live music, nightclubs, and casinos, especially in Thamel area.

    Patan is also the historical city of Nepal, which has an array of beautifully crafted local good shops. Visit Patan Durbar Square, Krishna Mandir (stone temple, decorated with architecture), as well as the Royal Bath, the Kumbheshwor Temple and the Golden Temple.

    Pokhara is the city of lakes and is one of the largest cities of Nepal. It offers the exceptional view of the Annapurna Ranges.

    Note: There is a prohibition on items like narcotics, beef, ammunition, radio equipment, and poppy seeds. There is also ban on exports of historical, archaeological, or religious items, including wild fauna, firearms and ammunition, herbs and woods.