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Introduction

From the icy cold water of the Majestic Himalayas to the steamy, hot and fertile plains of the Terai, Nepal’s diversity has a lot to speak for itself. This tiny kingdom is known as the land of stupas, pagodas, temples, living goddess, yetis and yaks.

Known for its religious populace Nepal is the only country where the Hindu religion has fused beautifully with Buddhist philosophies and moral ethos. Not only is a visit to Nepal considered a step back in time, but the varied kinds of adventure sports such as mountaineering, trekking, world class white-water rafting, kayaking, bungee jumping, canyoning, paragliding, jungle safaris and mountain biking makes this country a haven for back packers and holiday…

Start exploring Nepal with Trekking in Asia's video guide to getting around, when to go and the top things to do while your're here.

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Nepal Travel Information

It is a mandatory to have a visa for entering Nepal for all nationals except Indian’s. You can get it either in advance from your local embassy or upon arrival in Nepal.

In order to obtain the visa in Nepal one must hold a valid passport with a validity of at least six months beyond your expected date of departure from Nepal. One normal passport size photograph with a light background. Immigration Department has not specified the size of the passport-size photograph. Also you will need to pay the Visa fee which is as stated below.

Tourist Visa Fee
Visa Facility
Duration
Fee
Single Entry
30 Days
150$ or equivalent convertible currency
Single Entry
45 Days
150$ or equivalent convertible currency
Single Entry
15 Days
150$ or equivalent convertible currency
Entry points

Tourist entry visa can be obtained for the following duration from Nepal Embassy/ Consulate or Mission offices abroad, or at the following immigration offices in Nepal :

  • Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu
  • Belhiya, Bhairahawa (Rupandehi, Western Nepal)
  • Kakarvitta, Jhapa (Eastern Nepal)
  • Jamuna, Nepalgunj (Banke, Mid Western Nepal)
  • Birganj, Parsa (Central Nepal)
  • Mohana, Dhangadhi (Kailali, Far Western Nepal)
  • Kodari, Sindhupalchowk (Northern Border)
  • Gaddachauki, Mahendranagar (Kanchanpur, Far Western Nepal)
Total Area :
54,363 sq mi (147,181 sq km)
Land Area :
52,819 sq mi (136,801 sq km)
Population :
27.8 million (2011 Census)
Country

Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal

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Banks are normally open between 10:00 am. to 15:00 pm. from Sunday to Thursday whereas on Fridays they are open only till 01 PM. Saturday is an official holiday.

Banks are normally open between 10:00 am. to 15:00 pm. from Sunday to Thursday whereas on Fridays they are open only till 01 PM. Saturday is an official holiday.

Most of the medicines and drugs are available in the hospitals, drug stores, dispensaries and pharmaceutical shops of Kathmandu, including those imported from overseas. There are many reputable general hospitals and private clinics in Kathmandu.

Most of the medicines and drugs are available in the hospitals, drug stores, dispensaries and pharmaceutical shops of Kathmandu, including those imported from overseas. There are many reputable general hospitals and private clinics in Kathmandu.

Most of the medicines and drugs are available in the hospitals, drug stores, dispensaries and pharmaceutical shops of Kathmandu, including those imported from overseas. There are many reputable general hospitals and private clinics in Kathmandu.

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Festivals of Nepal
Nepal Festical

For the Nepalese, festivals are not merely annual spectacles, but also a living part of their rich cultural heritage. Festivals are an essential part of Nepalese life that garners tremendous local participation. Although most of the festivals celebrated in Nepal are religious in nature some have historical significance while others are seasonal celebrations.

For the Nepalese, festivals are not merely annual spectacles, but also a living part of their rich cultural heritage. Festivals are an essential part of Nepalese life that garners tremendous local participation. Although most of the festivals celebrated in Nepal are religious in nature some have historical significance while others are seasonal celebrations.

List of some major Nepali festivals dates
Festival Name
Date
Detail
Maha Shivaratri
Feb 13, 2018

Maha Shivaratri a Hindu festival celebrated annually in honour of the god Shiva. There is a Shivaratri in every luni-solar month of the Hindu calendar, on the month’s 13th night/14th day, but once a year in late winter (February/March, or Magha) and before the arrival of Summer, marks Maha Shivaratri which means “the Great Night of Shiva”.

Bisket Jatra (Nepali New Year)
Feb 13, 2018

Maha Shivaratri a Hindu festival celebrated annually in honour of the god Shiva. There is a Shivaratri in every luni-solar month of the Hindu calendar, on the month’s 13th night/14th day, but once a year in late winter (February/March, or Magha) and before the arrival of Summer, marks Maha Shivaratri which means “the Great Night of Shiva”.

Buddha Jayanti
Feb 13, 2018

Maha Shivaratri a Hindu festival celebrated annually in honour of the god Shiva. There is a Shivaratri in every luni-solar month of the Hindu calendar, on the month’s 13th night/14th day, but once a year in late winter (February/March, or Magha) and before the arrival of Summer, marks Maha Shivaratri which means “the Great Night of Shiva”.

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Frequently Asked Questions

There are plenty of Hospitals and qualified doctors in the cities of Kathmandu, Pokhara and Chitwan. There are special hospitals that have agreements with International insurance companies so that you don’t have to worry about your medical cost. If you are trekking there are basic health posts so in case of serious injuries you have to be transported to either Kathmandu or the nearest city for proper medical attention.

Altitude sickness or AMS is a problem faced by trekkers trekking at more than 3500 m usually but depending on how your body reacts the altitude may be less sometimes. The initial symptoms are headaches, shortness of breath, fatigue, nausea, inability to sleep, swelling of the face, hands and feet and loss of appetite. The best way to prevent is to have Diamox before going into high altitude but if you feel problem with the altitude you can descend to a lower elevation immediately, and seek medical help.

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