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

    Government offices are open from 10 am to 5 pm Sunday through Thursday in summer and from 10 am to 4 pm in winter and on Fridays Government offices open from10 am to 3pm and most private business offices including…

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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
    Website: http://www.nepal.embassy.gov.au/

    Austrian Consulate in Kathmandu, Nepal
    Phone:…

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  • Food and Cuisines

    Food and Cuisines:

    Nepal has different eating habit from Europe and other countries, we basically sit on the floor and eat with our right hand from plate and we wash our hand and face before eating, eating any thing even…

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  • Geography of Nepal

    The Terai region, with width of ranging 26 to 32 km and altitude ranging from 60 -305 m, occupies about 17 percent of total land area of the country. Kechana Kalan, the lowest point of the country with an altitude…

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  • History of Nepal

    During their 550 year rule, the Mallas built numerous temples and splendid palaces with picturesque squares. It was also during their rule that society and the cities became well organized; religious festivals were introduced and literature, music and art were…

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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 only through payment of cash in the following currency: Euro, Swiss Franc, Pound Sterling, US Dollar, Australian Dollar, Canadian Dollar, Hong Kong Dollar, Singapore Dollar and Japanese Yen.Credit card, Indian currency and Nepali currency are not…

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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:

    - TREKKING AGENTS ASSOCIATION OF NEPAL (TAAN)
    P. O. Box: 36112, Naxal, Kathmandu, Nepal Tel: 419245, 427437; Fax: 419245

    - BOARD OF AIRLINE REPRESENTATIVES IN NEPAL (BARN)
    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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