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
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:
- Local laws and customs in Nepal (FCO)
- Drive on the left
- Currency available prior to arriving in country? No.
Remember to exchange any Nepalese rupees before leaving Nepal.
Tip: Keep your receipt for purchasing Nepalese rupees, you will need this to exchange any money back.
- Exchange rate
- Mains voltage, frequency and type of plug used
- Living in Nepal for British nationals
- 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.
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.
Group Tours in Nepal
National Parks of Nepal:
- Chitwan National Park
- Sagarmatha National Park
- Langtang National Park
- Rara National Park
- Khaptad National Park
- Shey Phoksundo National Park
- Bardiya National Park
- Makalu Barun National Park
- Shivapuri Nagarjun National Park
- Banke National Park
- Shuklaphanta National Park
- Parsa National Park
Volunteer in Nepal