Located in South Asia, Nepal is one of the hidden gems of the continent. The country is blessed with diverse natural wonders like the Mount Everest, incredible history and culture, friendly locals, and it’s safe and cheap! What are you waiting to add it to your bucket list?
Why Visit Nepal
HISTORY & HERITAGE
Nepal has rich history, with ancient civilizations that can be traced thousand of years before BC. Thanks to the many migrations, conquests and trades, it is a diverse country, with over 100 ethnicities, each of them with different traditions, religions and languages. Its culture is a fusion between Indo-Aryan and Tibeto-Mongolian cultures, that can be viewed in the form of architectures, the palaces and temples, as well as its many UNESCO world heritage sites, like Sagarmatha National Park, Kathmandu valley and Lumbini, in between others.
Nepal is famous for the beautiful Himalayas. The country has over 8 of the world’s highest mountains, including the Mount Everest which it shares with the Tibet. You can enjoy scenic views on every corner, with its snowy peaks and still waters. Its natural serenity will be a religious experience itself.
Nepalis are extremely kind and warm by nature. They respect guests as much as they would respect God, and would make sure you have a pleasant stay.
Nepal is very affordable for western standards (overall). You can buy lunch for even less than $1. However, it also depends on the areas you are going to visit and the kind of accommodations you are willing to pay for.
Nepal is very safe, thanks to its strong religious culture and naturally kind locals.
What to expect in Nepal
Nepali is the official language in Nepal. However, there are over 120 nepalese languages spoken around the country. English is widely spoken and is the language , as it is the language used for business in the country.
In Nepal the is 230V and the frequency is 50 Hz. That’s the standard voltage in the UK, Europe, Australia and most of Asia and Africa; If you are traveling from the US you will need an adaptor.
The official currency in Nepal is the Nepalese Rupee. Other foreign currencies like euros and dollars might be accepted in some tourist areas and big hotels, but cash in the local currency will be necessary. You could exchange you money at the airport, banks or exchange houses. Credit cards are widely accepted. ATM’s are widely available. 1 USD equals 120.79 rupees (as of 2020).
Nepal has a temperate climate with four distinct seasons. It also varies depending on the altitude, as the temperatures can get under zero in the Himalayas. The temperatures range between 34°F (1°C) in winter and 77°F (25°C) in summer in the most of the country.
Nepal is a very safe country to visit, even for solo travelers. Crime rates are very low, especially violent crime. It is perfectly safe to walk around, even at night time. Common sense is recommended anyway, as the country has a high poverty rate and pick-pockets and bag snatching could exists.
Citizens of India do not need a visa to enter or reside in Nepal.Holders of a passport from Afghanistan , Cameroon , Eswatini , Ethiopia , Ghana , Iraq , Liberia , Nigeria , Palestine , Somalia , Syria and Zimbabwe will need to apply for a visa in advance. Citizens of any other country can obtain a tourist visa on arrival. /vc_column_text]
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