Nepal Travel Fact File (January 2024)

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Nepal is a landlocked country in South Asia and is bordered by China and India. It is located in the Himalayas and contains eight of the world’s ten highest peaks. The government system is a federal parliamentary republic; the chief of state is the president, and the head of government is the prime minister. 

Climate in Nepal

The climate in Nepal is almost moderate, but also offers a few muggy months with high humidity and high temperatures. For several months of the year, it is warm to hot at temperatures continuously above 25 degrees Celsius, sometimes up to 29 degrees. The warmest and rainiest part of the country is the Central Region.

Time Difference in Nepal

Nepal is 5 hours and 45 minutes ahead of United Kingdom

Language in Nepal

Nepali Official language.

Commonly Used Words in Nepal

Hello = Namaskāra

Goodbye = Alavidā

Thank you = Dhan’yavāda

Please = Kr̥payā

Yes = Ho

No =Chaina

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Which Plug Do I Need in Nepal?

For Nepal there are three associated plug types, types C, D and M. Plug type C is the plug which has two round pins, plug type D is the plug which has three round pins in a triangular pattern and plug type M has three round pins.

What is The Local Currency in Nepal?

Nepalese rupee

£100 in Nepalese rupee is 16,970.94 NPR (as of January 2024)

What Credit Cards Can I Use in Nepal?

Credit cards such as Mastercard, Visa & American Express are accepted at major hotels, shops and restaurants, however please note use of a credit card may come with a fee to cover charges.

Tipping in Nepal

Tips are not included in the overall price of our treks and adventure trips, but most trekkers do tip their guides, porters, and cooks on the penultimate or final day of the trip. Tipping is a universal custom in adventure travel, but is not obligatory, so you should never feel forced into it, but it is a tradition on the trail. Tipping policies can be found through the Vamoos app for each individual trip.

Approximate Food & Drink Prices in Nepal (January 2024)

Coke/Pepsi 61.29 NR

Water 23.85 NR

Coffee 199.67 NR

Beer 310 NR

Inexpensive Meal 250 NR

Passport Validity for Nepal

Your passport must be valid for at least 6 months when you submit your application for a visa. You should also ensure your passport is up to date, is valid for the entire length of your stay and that you have completed the emergency contact details page.

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Do I Need a Visa for Nepal? (January 2024)

You can get a Nepal visa online up to 15 days in advance of your arrival. You can also queue up to get a tourist visa on arrival, but payment must be made in cash, with US dollars being the preferred currency. Applying in advance can reduce the time it takes you to pass through immigration. Visas are available for several lengths of stay at various costs. Look on the immigration department website for the options and how to apply.

Overstaying your visa in Nepal is a serious crime, and can lead to significant fines or imprisonment.

COVID-19 Requirements for Nepal? (January 2024)

There are no COVID-19 testing or vaccination requirements for travellers entering Nepal.

Yellow Fever Certificate Requirements for Nepal​

Check whether you need a yellow fever certificate by visiting the National Travel Health Network and Centre’s TravelHealthPro website.

UK Emergency Travel Documents for Nepal​

UK Emergency Travel Documents (ETDs) are accepted for entry, transit and exit from Nepal with a valid visa. If you’re issued with an ETD in Nepal to use to exit Nepal, you will need to get an exit visa stamp from the Department of Immigration Office in Kathmandu.

You may also be asked to show proof of:

  • A travel insurance document which covers health, immediate crisis, or rescue for the duration of your travel in Nepal
  • Your initial hotel booking

The Government of Nepal has recently removed the requirement for travellers to complete an Online International Travel Arrival Form. 


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