Nepal Travel Guide

Nepal is small landlocked Country located in south Asia between China (Tibet) in north and India in east, south and west and it is known for its beautiful scenery, culture and people. Adventure lovers and non- trekkers both are equally fond of the Himalayas and the its Geographical structure plus the culture, Architecture, Temples, Shrines, glorious History, peoples, Lakes, Rivers, Jungles and much more. There is something about a trek in the Himalaya that brings you back time and again. Nepal has population around 30 million and it is unify of Hindu, Buddhism, animist religion and some Muslims Christians. Nepal is a mosaic of cultures, ethnic groups and languages as well. It is amazing that in a country of this size there are over 70 different ethnic groups and more than 100 spoken languages.
Democratic republic of Nepal

On the 28th May 2008, the constituent assembly voted in overwhelming favor of abolishing the Monarchy in Nepal and declared Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal. This historic development followed a ceasefire agreement between the government and the Maoists signed in November 2006, putting an end to 10 years of instability and violence in the country and the announcement of the abolishment of the Monarchy also brought an end to 240 years of Royal rule in the country. Today the general feeling amongst Nepalese is a positive and many believe that Nepal is now finally moving forward with a new identity as a democratic nation.

  • Business Hours

    Nepal is five hours 45 minutes ahead of GMT and Business hours within the Valley of Kathmandu:

    Government offices are open from 10 am to 5 pm Sunday through Thursday in summer and from 10 am to 4 pm…

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  • Communications

    Telephone Services in Nepal:

    Landline and mobile phone services are available in Nepal. Network covers Kathmandu, major cities and towns and most of Nepal, except some rural Himalayan places. Nepal Telecommunications Corporation at Tripureshwor, Kathmandu, is the national service provider.…

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  • Cultural Etiquette

    Some tips on the common etiquettes practiced by Nepali people should be useful to you:

    • The form of greeting in Nepal is Namaste performing by joining both palms together. It literally means the divine in me salutes the divine…

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  • Culture and Customs

    Culture, customs and traditions differ from one part of Nepal to another and a conglomeration lies in capital city Kathmandu where cultures are blending to form a national identity. Kathmandu Valley has served as the countrys cultural metropolis since the…

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  • Currency and Credit Cards

    Payment in hotels, travel agencies, and airlines are made in foreign exchange. Credit cards like Master and Visa are accepted at major hotels, shops, and restaurants. Remember to keep your foreign exchange encashment receipt while making foreign exchange payments or…

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  • Customs formalities

    All baggage must be declared and cleared through the customs on arrival at the entry point. Personal effects are permitted free entry. Passengers arriving at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) without any dutiable goods can proceed through the Green Channel for…

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  • Embassies and Consulates

    Foreign Embassies and Consulates in Nepal

    Australian Embassy in Kathmandu, Nepal
    P.O Box 879, Phone: 977 437 1678
    Fax: 977 437 1533

    Austrian Consulate in Kathmandu, Nepal

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  • Food and Cuisines

    Nepal does not have a distinct cooking style, however, food habits differ depending on the region and Nepali food has been influenced by Indian and Tibetan styles of cooking, the authentic Nepali taste is found in Newari and Thakai cuisines.…

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  • Geography of Nepal

    Nepal is located in South Asia between China in the north and India in the south, east and west. While the total land area is 147,181 sq. km including water area of the country that is 3,830 sq. km. The…

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  • History of Nepal

    Records mention the Gopalas and Mahishapalas believed to have been the earliest rulers with their capital at Matatirtha, the south-west corner of the Kathmandu Valley. From the 7th or 8th Century B.C. the Kirantis are said to have ruled the…

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  • Nepal Travel Insurance

    Nepal is one of the most popular destinations in the world for the Adventure trekking, climbing and expeditions, and most of those areas are located in Remote part of Nepal in the Himalayas.

    Being a great travel destination, Nepal attract…

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  • Nepal Visa Information

    Visa can be obtained on arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu and at border entry points in Kakadvitta, Birgunj, Bhairahawa, Nepalgunj, Gaddachowki on Nepal-India border and Kodari on Nepal-China border. Visa can also be obtained at the nearest Nepal…

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  • People and language

    The population of Nepal was recorded to be about 26.62 million according to a recent survey done by the Central Bureau of Statistics, Nepal. The population comprises of about a 101 ethnic groups speaking over 92 languages. The distinction in…

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  • Travel and Trade Associations

    Nepal Travel Trade Associations contact Directory:

    P. O. Box: 36112, Naxal, Kathmandu, Nepal Tel: 419245, 427437; Fax: 419245

    P. O.…

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  • Travel Health Guide

    Health care services in Kathmandu Valley are sound. All kinds of medicines, including those imported from overseas are available in Kathmandu. Kathmandu Valley also offers the services of major general hospitals and private clinics. Health posts have been set up…

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  • Trekking Permits and Entrance fees

    Trekking permits for for the Controlled/restricted areas in Nepal

    Nepal has many controlled areas for the trekking and special trekking permit is required to trek in those parts and these special trekking permtis whoudl apply through the registered trekking…

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