BuddyTravel providing you key tips and information to visit Nepal

Capital City: Kathmandu

Official Language: Nepali

Currency: Nepalese rupee (NPR)

Time Zone: UTC+05:45 (Nepal Standard Time), DST not observed

Calling Code: +977


Click here to see the weather forecast for Nepal.

Health & Safety:

  • Health advice from fitfortravel and TravelHealthPro
  • Travel advice (FCO)
  • Emergency services: Call 100 (police) and 101 (fire). There is no central public ambulance service. In an emergency, you should call the local hospital.

Useful Information, Tips & Links:


  • Flower: Rhododendron
  • Animal: Cow
  • Bird:  Himalayan monal



Kathmandu – Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA)

  • Airport information
  • How to get from the airport – pre-paid taxi by the arrival gate or regular taxi outside airport (cheaper option). In 2019 it cost 800 rupees to go from the airport in a pre-paid taxi to the far side of the Thamel area. It cost 600 rupees for a taxi from the Thamel area to the airport (purchased from the hotel reception).
  • Top tip: It is a small airport with only a few shops and refreshments. Once you go through the baggage check there is only a coffee shop, nothing else.

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Annapurna Range

Tourism in Nepal

Useful Websites: Official tourism website for Nepal

Visas for Nepal: Visas can be purchased on arrival. Click here for information on visa options and prices. Visas can be purchased with many different currencies including £ and US$.

Where to Stay in Nepal:

Special Events in Nepal:

Click here for events taking place in Nepal throughout the year.

Nepal Bucket List:

  • Mount Everest is a must see, whether hiking, taking a helicopter flight or catching a sunrise or sunset from a viewing point of this amazing mountain range.
  • Hike the Annapurna range.
  • Go on safari in Chitwan National Park and try to spot the elusive tiger. Or, perhaps an easier inhabitant to find is the greater one-horned rhino, a conservation success story for Asia. The population of rhinos has increased from under 200 at the end of the 20th century to around 3,500 in parts of India and Nepal.
  • You’re spoilt for choice for Stupas in Nepal. Swayambhunath Temple (The Monkey Temple) has an amazing view of Kathmandu and Boudhanath Stupa is one of the largest in Nepal.
  • Try momos – great for vegetarians and meat eaters alike.
    Steffanie from Australia recommends Newa Momo Restaurant in Kathmandu – a no-frills restaurant in Kathmandu with delicious momos.
Boudhanath Stupa

Boudhanath Stupa

Greater one-horned rhino

Greater one-horned rhino

Group Tours in Nepal

National Parks of Nepal:

Click here for all National Parks, Wildlife Reserves and Conservation Areas in Nepal

Volunteer in Nepal

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