Top 10 FAQs about travel in Nepal

Pokhara Phewa Lake

The top 10 FAQs about Nepal are important information for all the travelers who are interested to visit Nepal. As well as get information about the rule and regulations of the Himalayan country. Nepal can seem a distant and glamorous destination for a first-time visitor. This can give an upswing to a range of pre-departure questions and doubts. Here we answer of some the most frequently asked questions for travelers in Nepal.

1. Mention the visa to visit Nepal

About the visa in Nepal simple, everybody (except Indians) needs a visa to enter Nepal. For most nationalities, these are obtainable on arrival at the international airport or major land border crossing points. A single-entry visa valid for 15/30/90 days costs US$25/40/100. At Kathmandu’s Tribhuwan Airport the fee is payable in any major currency. But at land borders officials require payment in cash (US dollars); bring small bills. SAARC countries can get a 30-day visa for free on arrival.

2. What is the condition of altitude sickness in Nepal?

Kathmandu, Pokhara, and most of the other historic cities are set at an altitude below 1400m. The national parks of the south are even lower. This means that if your plan to visit these areas there’s no chance of altitude sickness. But for the trekking trails of the Himalayas reason above 2700m then altitude sickness may happen.

3. How is the condition of food and water in Nepal?

Nepal is concerned about hygiene and health matters. In particular, whether the water is safe to drink and the food hygienically prepared. Direct tap water in Nepal is never safe to drink for tourists. Instead purchase a bottle of water very simple-to-use, instant, and reliable water purification system.

And as to whether the food is safe to eat. However, food hygiene standards may not be equal. But due to climatic, environmental, and changes in food structure, it may create problems.

So, stomach upsets aren’t actually food poisoning but are caused simply by a change of diet. Eating pulses and rice a couple of times is better in the Himalayan regions.

4. Tell me about the money and exchange in Nepal

1 USD = 118.4941 NPR
1 Dollar = 118.4941 Nepalese Rupees
The USDNPR rate as of 27 Aug 2020 at 1:25 PM

 ATMs accepting international Visa cards can be found in almost every town of any size. Master Cards and American Express are much less commonly accepted by either ATMs or businesses. In the mountains and rural areas make sure you have all the cash in Nepalese Rupees.

5. How do I get getting around Nepal?

Nepal convoluted very slow undertaking geography. When you observed on a map crow flies don’t take into account. That is huge changes in altitudes and the twisting, narrow, and often poorly maintained roads. This means that 100 km as the crow flies can actually add up to 300 km as the human being travels. There are three main ways of getting around.

Public Bus

The bus is the cheapest and definitely the most adventurous way to travel around Nepal. Buses go to almost every town and village with a road except some Himalayan trial.

Private Vehicle

Many travelers get around Nepal by private vehicle. These normally take the form of a small to large according to group size. Sometimes, the condition of the road and the interest of tourists you can get any vehicle.

Air services

Nepal has an extensive internal flight network and domestic flight is fast and easy. Flying is an especially good way to reach the mountain and cover important sightseeing. But it is quite expensive and sometimes due to the bad weather, it may disturbance.

6. Is there much crime in Nepal?

Nepal is a very safe country. There is little in the way of petty crime, even in other countries. Due to the personal activities of individuals, some problems create. The entire social member and other people are also involved to solve those problems. That said it always pays to be careful.

Avoid carrying large sums of cash around with you or visible. Valuables and be careful of pickpockets in busy areas. In hotels keep your valuables safe if available. Violent crime is very rare indeed but the possibility is always there. Avoid dark alleyways in big cities at night and take a taxi home from a bar or restaurant rather.

7. Are there safe for women travelers in Nepal?

Lots of women tourists travel independently or in a small groups all-around Nepal without problems. Most Nepalese (especially Nepalese women and families) will go out of their way to welcome and help female travelers and the experience of traveling around Nepal for a foreign woman alone can be very.

However, there are still some issues that travelers should take considerable care of when traveling. Most especially, extra care should be taken if you are planning on trekking alone in the Himalayas. There are several issues to consider that could be deemed dangerous for solo travelers.

Female sanitary products are widely available in bigger towns and cities, but not in villages or on trekking routes. It’s best to bring sufficient supplies with you from town or Kathmandu.

8. When is the best time to visit Nepal?

Visit Nepal at any time of year and somewhere in the country will be at its best. But, the overall best combination of suitable climate is October to mid-November, At that time clear blue skies, fresh, green background, and pleasant temperatures. Both the mountains and lower levels are suitable due to the scenarios and weather. The next best period is March and April.

9. Where Is Nepal located in the world?

Having a boundary line of 2400 kilometers, Nepal is surrounded by China and India. Nepal is a landlocked, medium-sized country measuring 147,000km². This is the 93rd largest country in the world in the area. It is roughly 885 km long and 193 km wide.

Here has contains eight of the world’s fourteen highest mountains including the biggest of them all, Mt Everest. But not all of Nepal is mountainous. It is situated at an altitude of 60 m height to 8848 m. Himalayan, hilly, and terai are the three different land topography of Nepal

10. Is Nepal politically safe and stable?

It is very difficult to answer about the political stability of Nepal. But Nepal has a parliamentary multi-party system. In the last three decades, the country has witnessed chronic political instability. Including a 10-year violent insurgency, observed by the Nepal Communist party Maoist. But at present, those kinds of political valance and the unsafe environment are completely redacted. So, as a tourist no effect due to political instability in Nepal.

Posted by

Kapil Banjara

Kapil is been working for 7 years in the tourism industry as a professional tour guide. He is a resource person of Nepalese society and politics with culture and tourism under Tribhuvan University for 8 years.
Kapil has also published a tourism-related book titled “Nepalese society and politics with culture and tourism” from Buddha Publication. He has been completed his master’s degree in different social subjects such as Population Studies, Political Science, Educational Planning and Management, and sociology.

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