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Nepal Travel Information

Fixed Camping Tour in Nepal

Fixed Camping Tour in Nepal

Nepal Travel Information

Nepal "Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal" Known as the Himalaya Country is located between India and China. Among many things, this country's natural beauty, and people's tradition and culture are widely noted by Hundreds of Thousands of travelers who visit this land every year. Nepal also has Ten World Heritage Sites which are regarded as the Himalayan Spirit which Lives and Breathes! And some of the highest mountains in the world including Mount Everest lives in Nepal. Many other travel ingredients attract tourists to this land, and not to forget the friendliness and warmth of Nepali people.

Nepal is geographically, religiously, culturally, ethically and linguistically diverse - one solid reason why a small country like this offers so much to see for travelers. Here, above all, Guests are regarded as God, and a popular phrase is learnt by Nepalese from the early age - so you treat Guests with honor as you would to God. Travel to Nepal which might be the best travel experience of your life. Here, your money goes far, so you can do more with less. And you will always leave this beautiful country saying "I will be back for more" - visiting Nepal once is never enough !

Nepal General Information

Area: 147,181 sq. kilometers.
Altitude: Varies from 70 meters to 8848 meters.
Capital: Kathmandu.
Population: 1,84,91,097

Location: It borders with the Tibet Autonomous Region of the People's Republic of China in the North and India in the East, South and West respectively.

Languages: Nepali is the national language of Nepal. Educated people understand and speak English as well.

Time: Nepal Time is 5 hours 45 minutes ahead of GMT and 15 minutes ahead of Indian standard time.

Climate: Nepal has four major seasons, namely, (1) Winter: December-February, (2) Spring: March-May, (3) Summer: June-August, (4) Autumn: September- November.
Nepal can be visited the whole year round.

Access to Nepal

By Air: The Nepal Air Corporation (NAC) is the national flag carrier of Nepal with flight connections to: Delhi, Mumbai and Kolkata in India; Bangkok in Thailand; Osaka in Japan; Hong Kong, Shanghai in China; Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia; Dubai in the United Arab Emirates, and Singapore. Other international airlines flying to Kathmandu are Thai Airways, Indian Airlines, Pakistan Internationsl Airlines, Biman Bangladesh, Air China, Druk Air, Qatar Airways, Gulf Air, Jet Airways, Air Sahara, Martin Air, Austrian Airlines, Cosmic Air and Air Nepal.


By Land: Since it has India on three sides and China on the north, traveling to Nepal by land requires that one pass through either one of these nations. The entry points from India are Biratnagar, Kakkarbhitta, Birgunj, Belhiya, Bhairawa, Nepalgunj, Dhangadi and Mahendra Nagar. The Kodari Pass on the Nepal-China border is the entry point from China. Tourists entering the erstwhile kingdom by land must possess an international carnet.

Customs Formalities:
All baggage must be declared and cleared through customs on arrival and departure. Goods which are prohibited by the government cannot be brought into or taken out of Nepal.

Nepal Visa Information

Visa can easily be obtained from the Royal Nepalese Embassy or Consulate office located in your region. If you have left your home country and/or you don't have time to visit the Embassy, you can obtain visa from the Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu or from any other entry point in Nepal. Make sure to bring a few sets of your passport size photos. Visa fees are inexpensive.

Visa Fees and Requirements

  • The fee for a Single Entry Tourist Visa to Nepal for 60 days is US $60 or equivalent foreign currency
  • Additional $50 grants Multiple Entry Visas
  • Tourist visa can be extended for a maximum of 150 days. Visa extension free for 30 days is US $ 30
  • To apply for visa, you will also need a valid passport, and two passport size photos
  • Business Visa fee is US$ 100 for one year with multiple re-entry and US$ 250 for five years with multiple re-entry.


Banks and ATM

ATM machines are open 24 hours, accepting international as well as local cards are available in Kathmandu and Pokhara. Banks can also offer American Express Traveler's cheques and currency exchange services. Most banks are open from 9a.m. to 5p.m.



Nepal Climate and Weather

The year is divided into 4 different seasons in Nepal - winter, spring, monsoon and autumn. The best period to visit the country for plant lovers is during spring when the flowers are in full bloom. The mountain slopes are covered with beautiful and colorful flowers. Spring season commences from early March and continues until late May. Even though the days are clear haze disturbs the mountain views. Late May, and the downpour begins. It continues till late August. Come September and the autumn season begins. It continues till late November. With temperate climate, clear blue skies and extraordinary mountain views it is the best season to visit the country. Winter begins in late November and continues till late February.

Average Maximum - Minimum Temepratures (In degrees Celsius)
Kathmandu 19-2 20-4 25-8 30-11 30-16 30-20 30-21 29-20 27-19 23-15 23-4 20-2
Pokhara 20-8 21-8 27-11 30-16 30-19 30-20 30-21 30-21 29-20 27-18 23-11 20-8
Chitwan 24-7 26-8 33-12 35-18 35-20 35-23 33-24 33-24 32-22 31-18 29-12 24-8

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