Where is Nepal located?
Nepal is a landlocked country located in southern Asia sandwiched between two Asian giants India and China. The capital city of the country is Kathmandu, commonly known as the city of temples where we can explore traditional artistic beauty. Draped along the greatest heights of the Himalayas, Nepal is where the ice-cold of the mountains meets the steamy heat of the Indian plains. Moreover, it's a land of yaks and yetis, stupas and Sherpa, and some of the best trekking on earth. The Himalayas' most sophisticated urban cultures took shape here, in the three great mini kingdoms of the Kathmandu valley- Kathmandu, Patan, and Bhaktapur - home to a world-class artistic and architectural heritage.
What is Nepal known for?
Nepal is known for Mt. Everest, the highest peak in the world. Nepal is culturally and linguistically diverse. who was There are fourteen known peaks all over the world, amongst them eight lie in Nepal and known as 8 eight-thousanders? It is a domain of peak climbing expeditions out of which more than one thousand peaks above 6,000 meters are found here. Splendid mountain views, world heritage sites, diverse flora and fauna, and various Buddhist monasteries are some of the famed highlights of Nepal. Overall, Nepal is known for its warm hospitality and inclusive tolerance for all walks of life.
Do I need a visa to visit or enter Nepal?
Yes. visa is required for entering Nepal for all foreign nationals except Indian Passport holders Indian nationals require to carry a passport or voting card if they are traveling to Nepal by air flight, while if they intend to travel by land surface then they can travel with any kind of specific identity issued by Government of India or concerned authorized Government organization like student id card, aadhar card, pan card, etc.
Foreign nationals can obtain Nepal visas with an easy process from local consulates or the embassy of Nepal located in your country or you can also be granted on arrival visa directly at the International airport immigration in Kathmandu or at any border immigration that touches India and China. You need to carry a couple of recent passport-size color photos for the visa process. You will get multiple entry visas valid for 15 days, 30 days and 40 days with the visa fee of USD 25, USD 40 and USD 100 respectively.
What should I pack for traveling to Nepal?
It generally depends upon the time and season of your travel. Nepal is a conservative country it is advisable not to wear revealing clothes that look offensive; they should not be too short or tight. Medium-weight and easy-to-wash cotton are recommended year-round. If you arrive during the winter months, then woolen sweaters, jackets, or similar warm outfits are required. Carry comfortable walking shoes, including sandals and athletic shoes. A head cover may be required for women and men at sacred sites and places of worship. For trekking and adventure expeditions, you will either be provided in-house or suggested advice prior to your expeditions getting underway.
Which is the best time to travel to Nepal?
It really depends on your destination, activities, and season of travel. Our destination specialists will recommend certain travel times after learning more about your preferences. The favorable months are usually September – November, and February – April. The monsoon season is from June – August.
Nepal has varied and diverse kinds of altitudes as a result the climate in Nepal has quite a great deal of noticeable variations. The climate of Nepal in low lands (below 1,200m) is subtropical, mid-lands are warm (1,200-2100m) and cool (2,100-3,300m) temperate, and high mountains are alpine (3,300-5,000) and tundra (above 5,000m). The best way to keep a track of the weather while trekking in Nepal is to be with an experienced and responsible guide. These insights allow you to make the ideal choice and help you decide when to be in Nepal for trekking as per the season’s moods and your preferences.
Autumn season (September – November).
If beauty is what you are looking for while trekking then this season is the best one for you. This is the season preferred by most as the weather is stable, dry, and clear giving you the best views of the mountains. Besides that, the trail is neither too wet nor too slippery. The lush valleys, hills, forests, rivers,s and waterfalls, you can see an ideal mix of natural beauty in its most beautiful adornment.
Winter season (December – February).
December to February is the coldest time of the year in Nepal. If the cool weather doesn’t bother you then this season is also a good season for trekking. Trekking to high altitudes is not recommended as everything is covered with snow and the temperature is very low. This season can be a boon for trekkers who thrive on trekking and exploring the lower-altitude regions of Nepal.
Spring season (March-May).
This is probably the season of bloom when nature is at its very best. Imagine yourself walking through a dense rhododendron forest surrounded by colorful rhododendron flowers. At this time of year, the temperature rises but to a tolerable limit. The environment is lush, beautiful, and colorful which makes the atmosphere vibrant and soothing to the eyes and mind.
Summer season (June – August).
This is the least preferred season for trekking in Nepal. As the monsoon sets in the skies become cloudy, and roads muddy and slippery. There are Leeches all along the trails with unclear mountain views. Thick gloomy cloud cover makes this season a bit unpleasant for trekking.
Despite all the weather and seasonal odds, Trekking Planner Nepal Team is omnipresent and ever-ready. Be it sunny or rainy cold or windy we undertake a reasonable calculated risk and take you to your preferred places with safety and ease
Do I need vaccinations for traveling to Nepal?
No, Immunizations of any kind is not are required for trekking or traveling to Nepal. Depending upon the season and region of your trekking tour or travel, certain vaccinations are recommended as a preventative measure. We do encourage all travelers to be aware and stay immunized as per their needs and situations. Also, we recommend the Tetanus and Hepatitis A vaccines. For detailed information, please contact your physician or visit the CDC website: http://wwwn.cdc.gov/travel
This is my first-time visit trekking in Nepal where to start from. What do you suggest?
It entirely depends on what do you prefer and want to experience while trekking in Nepal. Our fleet of travel experts will provide you with detailed insight helping you to decide the best. Primarily large numbers of visitors incorporate Kathmandu, Pokhara, and Chitwan National Park. Besides that going for distinct kinds of activities such as rafting, canyoning, zip flying, bungy jumping, cycling, or motorbike tour is also doable.
Is Nepal a safe country for travel?
Nepal is safe to a great extent as it has a low crime rate and is generally a safe country. However, it is better to be on safeguard and avoid demonstrations, rallies, and public gatherings. Our ever-helpful and supportive guides or representatives are always there to inform you about the safe/ unsafe areas of town and take evasive action while traveling alone. In the market areas, be vigilant of pick-pockets and distraction scams. Though Unfortunately there is a very likely chance of an armed Maoist presence on many of the major trekking routes. They do demand a 'tax' before allowing trekkers to pass. Trekkers are advised to stay on established routes and walk in a group or with professional guides at all times.
Do Nepalese speak English?
English is not a native language of Nepal. However, the best part is English is understood by the majority of people in metropolitan cities. In the villages, different ethnic groups speak their own languages. Only a handful of people are well versed in English in trekking areas up in the mountains.
Is Nepal safe? Is a woman traveling alone safe with your company?
Absolutely Nepal is safe for solo women travelers. Besides being safe we take personal responsibility for your well-being, a responsibility we commit very seriously and uncompromisingly.
Can I bring my medication with me?
Yes, and make sure to bring prescriptions and the medications in their original containers to avoid customs inspection hassle.
Is there any tourist police in Nepal?
Of course, there is a tourist police located near the Nepal Tourism Development Board's Office. Also, there are complaint counters at the airport and Basantapur Durbar Square. Tourist police are specially trained in English and have detailed local knowledge to assist tourists. For security and travel-related assistance, you can reach any of the officers by telephone from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.