Nepal Travel Guide
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Flights to Nepal
There are direct flights to Nepal from Kuala Lumpur, Delhi, Dubai, Doha, Hong Kong, Bangkok, Mumbai, Bangalore, China, Dhaka, Muscat, and Istanbul. Flights to Nepal are expensive as it does not lie on any major transit route, particularly during the peak tourist season (March to May) and October to November.
Nepal is 5 hours 45 minutes ahead of GMT and 15 minutes ahead of Indian Standard Time.
Nepal extends trouble-free issuance of visa to all citizens.
Except for Indian tourists, all nationals will require a valid passport. Tourist visas can easily be obtained at the airport or any entry point upon arrival. They have to fill up the application form and submit it together with a photograph.
15 days US $ 30 ; 30 days US $ 50 ; 90 days US $ 125
The fees must be paid in cash (credit cards are not acceptable)
To avoid longer queues, you may visit the Department of Immigration and fill out the online visa application.
After you fill out the form and submit, you will get a submission receipt with a bar code. Please print the receipt and bring it along with you.
Money, Currency regulations & Credit cards
Nepalese currency notes are available in 20, 50, 10, 500, and 1,000 rupee denominations.
Indian notes of 200, 500, 1000, and 2000 are banned in Nepal. All hotels, restaurants, shopping centers will accept USD currency. However, please note the USD currency should be new and it should not be tampered with in any way. Visa, Master Card, and American Express are widely accepted in hotels, restaurants and shopping centers.
Saturday is the weekly holiday. Most of the shops remain closed on Saturdays. Sunday is a normal working day in Nepal. Embassies remain closed on Saturdays, Sundays, and on public holidays.
Shopping can also be very gratifying and exciting in Nepal (especially in Kathmandu and Pokhara). There are a number of tourist shops with tempting clothes, typical Nepalese crafts, beautiful potteries, and jems and jewelries.
Singing bowls are likewise a popular souvenir.
Tipping is not mandatory. However, the guides and drivers who are involved in your tours do expect some tips. If you are very satisfied with the service provided by your guide and driver, you may tip them.
Information regarding tipping will be provided prior to your commencement of the trip.
Health Guide – Inoculation/Vaccination
We recommend that the clients get themselves immunized against certain illnesses that are not prevalent in their home country, such as Cholera, Typhoid, Malaria, Meningitis, Hepatitis, etc. Your physician would be best to advise you on the best suggestion for these inoculations.
Make sure the water you consume is boiled and filtered.
Proof of Vaccination
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A vaccination certificate proving that you had a full dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at least 14 days before entering Nepal.
If you are not fully vaccinated or have not completed a full dose of vaccination at least 14 days prior to arriving in Nepal, COVID-19 test report (RT-PCR, Gene Expert, True NAAT, or WHO-accredited test) showing a negative result done within the last 72 hours of boarding from the first airport or, if entering through a land border, done within 72 hours of entry.
This provision will not apply to children under the age of five.