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Climate

The climate of Nepal varies considerably depending on the altitude and location. The low land Terai Region (to the south) is characterized by a subtropical climate where it is hot and humid during summer and cool but not cold in winter. The midland hills that cover the central areas of the country are cooler, with pleasant temperatures for most of…

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Culture and Language

The culture of Nepal is unique. It is rich in music, dance, arts, literature, religion, festivals and food. Temples and monasteries are the foundations of Nepali architecture and dominate the important cultural and historical places. There are 125 caste / ethnic groups in Nepal and these have developed their own religion, language, and music. Folk music is very popular. When travelling…

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Currency Exchange

In Nepal, the local currency is Nepal Rupees (NRS) which are used throughout the country to buy local goods, transport, and other services. The current exchange rate (as of 11th July 2018) for the purpose of Nepal Rastra Bank is: USD 1 = 109.83 NRS AUD 1 = 81.67 NRS Euro 1 = 128.54 NRS GBP 1 = 145.38 NRS CAD…

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Do’s and Don’ts

Some rules of etiquette in Nepal Namaste is the way to greet someone – with palms pressed together in front of you. Shaking hands is not commonly practiced Showing public affection is considered offensive (kissing and hugging) as is the holding of hands between men and women It is considered offensive to wear skimpy or revealing clothing (like wearing…

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Embassies and Consulates

There are currently 25 embassies located in Kathmandu, Nepal: Australian Embassy Bansbari, Kathmandu, Nepal Tel: +977 1 437 1678 Fax:        +977 1 437 1533 Emaill:   austembassy.kathmandu@dfat.gov.au British Embassy Lainchaur, Kathmandu, Nepal Tel:         +977 1 441 0583 Fax:        +977 1 441 1789 Email:    bekathmandu@fco.gov.uk Embassy of the United States of…

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How to Get There

Nepal has one international airport, Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. While facilities here are quite basic it is easy to get a visa on arrival and processing times/baggage collection times are quite reasonable by international standards. It is easy to get a prepaid taxi to anywhere in the city with very little fuss and help is always available. Flights from…

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Important Travel Tips

Do not trek alone – Trekkers regularly go missing in Nepal. Most of the trekking trails have very little signage to help you find your way. Many are also at high altitude and you are at risk of AMS or changing weather. A guide will have your safety as his primary concern and you will be supporting the local…

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Insurance

It is a wise idea to have travel insurance when travelling to Nepal. Many travel agencies and tour operators will include this as a requirement for you to book onto an organized tour. When looking at travel insurance policies make sure that the activities that you will be doing are covered under the policy. Some policies do not cover high…

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Nepal Visa Information

On arrival visa is available for tourists from most countries and is easily obtainable from Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu and 8 other land entry points around the country. However, nationals of the following countries will not get the visa on arrival at the immigration entry points of Nepal:- Nigeria, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Cameroon, Somalia, Liberia, Ethiopia, Iraq, Palestine, Afghanistan &…

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The Best Time to Visit

There are positives and negatives to visiting Nepal at any time of the year. Here is an overview of what is best at what time of the year. Spring ( March-May) A great time for general touring A little less busy than the autumn trekking season Clear days and warm temperatures Great for rhododendrons and spring flowers A great…

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What to Bring / What to Buy

If you are trekking or just general touring most items can be easily purchased in Kathmandu and other tourist areas. In most cases, you will be able to purchase items necessary for travel at cheaper prices than at home and you will be supporting the local economy as well. The following is a guide to what you should bring or…

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