some useful information for travelers visiting Nepal:
- Visa: Visitors to Nepal need a visa to enter the country, which can be obtained at the Nepali Embassy or on arrival at the international airport in Kathmandu.
- Currency: The official currency of Nepal is the Nepalese Rupee (NPR). It’s a good idea to carry a small amount of local currency with you for small purchases and tipping, as not all places accept credit cards.
- Health: Nepal is a developing country, so it’s important to take necessary precautions to stay healthy. This includes being up to date on routine vaccines, getting travel vaccines, and carrying a supply of any necessary prescription medications.
- Clothing: In the cities, light summer clothing is appropriate, while in the mountains, warm layers and waterproof gear are necessary. It’s also important to dress conservatively, as Nepalese culture is conservative.
- Food: Nepalese cuisine features a variety of spicy, flavorful dishes made with local ingredients. Popular dishes include momos (dumplings), dal bhat (lentil soup and rice), and chow mein (stir-fried noodles).
- Safety: Nepal is generally safe, but it’s always a good idea to be aware of your surroundings and take necessary precautions to stay safe. This includes not carrying large amounts of cash or valuables, being mindful of pickpocketing, and avoiding walking alone at night in unfamiliar areas.
- Transportation: There are several options for getting around in Nepal, including taxis, buses, and private vehicles. For longer distances, domestic flights are also available.
- Culture: Nepal is a culturally rich country, with a diverse population of ethnic and linguistic groups. It’s important to be respectful of local customs and traditions, and to be mindful of cultural differences.
- Altitude: Nepal is a mountainous country, with many trekking and climbing destinations that reach high elevations. Altitude sickness is a common concern for travelers visiting these areas, and it’s important to acclimatize properly to minimize the risk.
- Environmental impact: Nepal is a beautiful country with a fragile environment, and it’s important to minimize the impact of tourism on local ecosystems. This includes practicing Leave No Trace principles, using environmentally-friendly products, and supporting local conservation efforts.
Airport Tax !
International/ Domestic includes in yours tickets
Fees levied by the mission or entry point for issuing tourist visas: US Dollars 30 or other exchangeable foreign currency comparable to that amount for 15 day multiple entry visas.USD 50 or an equivalent amount in convertible foreign currency for a 30-day multiple entry visa.For a 90-day multiple-entry visa, US Dollars 125, or another currency equivalent thereto, are required.Not withstanding anything written in clause (a) and (b), no visa fee shall be applicable to the passport holder of member states of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) for 30 days.
A some thoughts for the responsible travelers
Read up on the countries you plan to visit. The welcome will be warmer if you take an interest and speak even a few words of the local language.
Think small when booking a holiday for example bed and breakfasts, village houses and locally owned accommodation benefit local families. Help the local economy of developing countries by buying domestic produce in preference to imported goods.
If you are bargaining to purchase an item, keep in mind that a small amount to you could be incredibly significant to the seller.
Realize that often the people in the country you are visiting have different time concepts and thought patterns from your own. This does not make them inferior, only different.
Instead of the western practice of knowing all the answers, cultivate the habit of asking questions. This will enable you to discover the enrichment of seeing a different way of life through others’ eyes. Remember that man travels the world in search of what he needs and returns home to find it.
Use water sparingly. It is precious in many countries and the local people may not have sufficient clean water.
Find out where the locals go when they have time off. Visit the main sites but get off the tourist trail too.
Don’t discard litter, take it home with you. Waste disposal is a major expense in a country like Nepal.
Respect for local cultures, traditions and holy places earns you respect. It is a smart idea to ask permission before taking photographs of locals in some countries.
Spend time reflecting on your daily experience in an attempt to deepen your understanding. It has been said that what enriches you may rob and violate others.
Do not buy products made from endangered species, hardwood, shells from beach traders, or ancient artefacts (which have probably been stolen).
Pack small gifts from home as gifts for your hosts – ask your tour operator to ask the local community what would be of most use to them. If you really want your experience to be a ‘home away from home’ it is foolish to waste money on traveling.
Entry Permit Fee : Heritage sites
Kathmandu Durbar Square :Rs.1000p/p
Patan Durbar Squares :Rs1000p/p
Bhaktapur Durbar Square: Rs.1500p/p
Changu Narayan Temple:Rs:200p/p
Chitwan National Park:Rs.1500p/p
Sagarmatha National Park:Rs.3,500p/p
National Park & Conservation Area Entrance Fee:
Himalayan National Parks (Sagarmatha, Langtang,Rara, Makalu Barun, Shey Phoksumdo, Khaptad) SAARC per entry Nrs. 100/-
Others Per entry Nrs. 1000/-
Chitawan/Bardia SAARC per day Nrs. 200/-
Others per day Nrs. 500/-
Conservation and Wildlife Reserves:
Annapurna/Manaslu SAARC per entry Nrs. 200/-
Others Per entry Nrs. 3000/-
Kanchenjunga SAARC per entry Nrs. 100/-
Others per entry Nrs. 1000/-
Shuklaphanta/Parsa SAARC Per day Nrs. 200/-
Others Per day Nrs. 500/-
Dhorpatan SAARC Per entry Nrs. 200/-
Others Per entry Nrs. 500/-
Trekking Permit: Area Duration Fee (per person)
1: Kanchangunja & Lower Dolpa First 4 week US$ 10 per week, After first 4 weeks US$ 20 per week
2:Upper Mustang & Upper DolpaFirst 10 day US$ 500. After first 10 dayUS$ 50 per day
3:Manaslu From Sept. to Nov.US$ 70 per week.From Dec. to Aug.US$ 50 per week
4:Humla (Simikot Yari)First 7 day US$ 90After first 7 dayUS$ 15 per day
5:Mustang & Upper Dolpo First 10 day US$ 500. After first 10 dayUS$ 70 per day
6:Gaurishankar and LamabagarOne week US$ 10
7:Chekampar andChunchet of GorkhaDistrict First08day(Sep to Nov)US$ 35.First 08 day (December to August) US$ 25
DistrictTrekking AreasDuration Fee (per person)
Taplejung Olangcugola, Lelep, Papuwa, YamphudingFirst 4 weekUSA$ 10 per week. After first 4 weekUS$ 20 per week
Sankuwashava Kimathanaka, Chepuwa Hatiyagola, PawakholaFirst 4 week US$ 10 per week,After first 4 weekUS$ 20 per week
Solukhumbu North West way to Nangpala of Namche VDCFirst 4 week US$10 per week.After first 4 weekUS$ 20 per week
Rasuwa Thuman, TimureFirst 4 weekUS$ 10 per week
ManangNar, Phu, North of Tilche Village of Thoche VDCSep-Nov Dec-Aug US$ 90 per week ,Others US$ 75 per wee
MuguMugu, Dolphy, Pulu, BhangreeFirst 7 days US$ 90. After first 7 days US$ 15 per day
Humla Limi, Muchu, Tangekhola of Darma VDC for passing to Tibet First 7 days US$ 90,After first 7 daysUS$ 15 per day
DarchullaVyas First 7 days US$ 90. After first 7 daysUS$ 15 per day
BajhangKanda, Saipal, DhuliFirst 7 daysUS$ 90. After first 7 daysUS$ 15 per day