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Nepal Travel Info

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Nepal at a Glance: Nepal is a federal republic secular country located in Asia. The two giant nations, India and China are its neighboring countries. Nepal is a small country that covers a total area of 147516 square kilometers. The new constitution which has recently been promulgated defines Nepal as a federal country having different 7 federal states. However, Hill, Himal, and Terai are their distinctive geographical parts. Normally, Himal is cold, Hill is mild and Terai is hot. Nepal goes through four major climatic seasons: Autumn, winter, spring, and summer. It has a total population of nearly 30 million. It owns abundant natural and cultural heritages which makes it unique from other countries in the world. The people, the geography, the Himalayas, the temples, the stupas, the lakes and rivers, the World Heritage Sites, and other sacred sites are visited by thousands of people every year. 

Visa Information:  You require a legal tourist visa to enter Nepal. You can get an arrival visa from Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu and from different entry points in the Nepal-India, and India-China borders. It can be accessed tourist visa from Nepal Embassy at your own country. The payment can be done only through cash and you may make payment through your currency as per the nation. The information for a Nepal Tourist Visa as given below; 

Duration & Fees 

15 days - 30 USD
30 days - 50 USD
90 days - 125 USD

Religion: Mainly, the majority of the people follow the Hindu religion in Nepal. Besides, there are people following Buddhism, Christianity, Muslim, and other religions. Though Nepal shelters people of different religions and cultures, it has never gone through religious and cultural violence in its history. Cultural and religious diversity fascinates people from all around the world. The Hindus worship deities like Shiva (Mahadev), Brahma, Vishnu, Krishna, Ram, Hanuman, Sita, Laxmi, Kali, etc. Buddhist help Hindus to observe their festivals, Hindus help Buddhists in the same way, and Christians and Muslims do the same. They exchange help with each other and maintain complete religious tolerance and mutual understanding. 

Geography: Nepal has three distinct geographical regions. They are Hill, Himal, and Terai. These regions have different climates as Hill has moderate, Terai has, and to some degree, hot and Himal has a cold climate. During summer, both Hill and Terai dominantly have hot climates but the Himal is cool throughout the year. The Terai belt of Nepal is plain, Hill has both plain lands and hills and the Himal boastfully owns fabulous mountain peaks including the top of the world, Mt. Everest. The World Heritage Sites, Lumbini, the birthplace of Gautam Buddha, Chitwan National Park, and Bardia National Park lie in the Terai belt. The capital city of Nepal, Kathmandu, a naturally blessed city, Pokhara, Pashupatinath Temple, Swayambhunath Stupa, Boudhanath Stupa, Patan Durbar Square, Kathmandu Durbar Square, and Nagarkot are situated in Hilly region and stupendous mountain ranges including Annapurna and Everest dwell in Himali region of Nepal. 

Greetings: Namaste or Namaskar is the first greeting is Nepal. You can simply say Namaste or Namaskar to whomever you meet. However, in developed cities, other kinds of greetings like Good Morning, Good Afternoon, Good Evening, Handshaking, Hugging, Kissing, etc. are popular. But, in the remote areas and in the mountain, Namaste will be the most humble way of greeting the people and they will be very delighted to receive this greeting. 

Weathers: Nepal has four major climatic seasons: Autumn, winter, spring, and summer. Summer and spring are hot, winter is cold and autumn is moderate. Despite these variations, the Himalayas region is cold all around the year. During the summer and spring the temperature rises up to 40-45 C and in winter, it declines below 0 C in the Himalayan region. But, autumn is mild and perfect for traveling and doing other activities in Nepal. 

Foods: The main food of the Nepali people is Daal Bhat. Rice is eaten with lentil soup and curry. Pickel is added to it and they usually have meat items too like chicken and mutton. In major cities, buff items also are very popular but beef is allowed officially because cow is the national animal of Nepal and it is worshipped as goddess Laxmi during Tihar( Dipawali). Other popular foods items in Nepal are breads, curries, soups, vegetables, dumplings, egg items etc. One can find all variety of foods including Asian, Continental and many other items of foods in modern restaurants located in major cities like Kathmandu, Pokhara, Chitwan, Nagarkot, Lumbini and many other developed cities in the Himalayas. While trekking, touring or hiking, people can get the foods in the restaurants located on the trail or in the cities as per items mentioned in the menu. However, in the mountains, one may not find the item of food he/she wants because it is, sometimes, very hard to transport the food items or raw materials. But, you will, of course, enjoy Nepali Daal Bhat which is the most common food items to be found in the mountain. 

Major Festivals: Dashain, Tihar( Dipawali), Maghe Sakranti, Shivaratri, Holi (Fagu Purnima) and Asar Pandra are the festivals celebrated by almost all the people in Nepal. The different communities and religious groups observe their own religious and cultural festivals like Id, Chhat, Christmas, Udhauli, Ubhauli, Lohsar etc. Though different communities observe their own cultural and religious festivals, there is not hatred and opposition among the people, rather, they help each other in building mutual tolerance. In fact, if people happen to observe any festival of Nepal, they are mesmerized to learn the mysterious dimensions of them. Therefore, many visitors visit Nepal during major festivals like Dashain, Tihar and Holi. 

Major Cities: Nepal’s major cities are Kathmandu (the capital city), Pokhara, Chitwan, Butwal, Biratnagar, Hetauda, Besisahar and Nepaljung. The Kathmandu valley includes three major cities: Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, and Lalitpur. Among these cities, the most popular among tourists are Kathmandu Valley, Chitwan, Besisahar, and Pokhara. These cities have all the modern facilities like Banks and ATMS, Money Exchangers, Trekking and Climbing Equipment Stores, all kinds of clothing, modern restaurants, star hotels, theaters, shopping malls, department stores, travel agencies, vehicle services, and many more.

Major Mountain Ranges: Everest Mountain Range, Annapurna Mountain Range and Langtang Mountain Range are the most astounding mountain ranges of Nepal. These mountain ranges are not only popular in Nepal, but also fascinate the travelers and adventure passionate from the world. Everest Mountain Range includes Mt. Everest, the top of the world, Loa Tse, Nupse, Pumori and many other popular peaks. On the other hand, Annapurna Mountain Range includes Annapurnas ( I, II, III, IV), Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhre, Ganesh Himal and Manaslu. Langtang Mountain Range offers the spectacular Mt. Langtang and Lirung. Besides, Mt. Kanchenjungha and other various alluring mountain peaks attract thousands of tourists in Nepal. Most importantly, people cannot wait to witness Mt. Everest and Annapuran with astonishing Machhapuchhre in Nepal. 

Major Trekking Trails: Everest Trekking Trails, Annapurna Trekking Trails, Langtang Trekking Trails, Manaslu Trekking Trails, Upper Mustang Trekking Trails, Dolpo Trekking Trails, Kanchenjungha Trekking Trails, and Dhaulagiri Trekking Trails are the most notable trekking trails in Nepal. Everest Trekking Trails include Everest Base Camp Trek, Everest Three Passes Trek, Gokyo Valley/Lake Trek, Gokyo Chola Pass Trek, Everest View Trek, and Everest Panorama Trek. Similarly, Annapurna Trekking Trails boast with rewarding trekking trails including Annapurna Base Camp Trek, Poonhill Trek, Mardi Himal Trek, and Mulde Hill Trek. Langtang Trekking Trails also offer various exciting trekking trips which are Langtang Valley Trek, Tamang Heritage Trek and Gosainkunda Trek.
On the other hand, Mustang Trekking Trails own Upper Mustang Trek, Lower Mustang Trek and Jomsom-Muktinath Trek. Besides, Manaslu Base Camp Trek, Manaslu Circuit Trek, Kanchenjungha Base Camp Trek, Upper and Lower Dolpo Trek, Dhaulagiri Trek, and other short treks like Nagarkot Trek, Dhampus Trek, Chisapani Trek, and many other exciting trekking trails are considered popular among domestic and international tourists. 

Popular Peak Climbing Trips: Peak climbing is also a very popular adventure activity to do in Nepal. There are several peaks which are officially open for the climbers. The popular peaks like Lobuche Peak, Island Peak, Thapa Peak and Mera peak are the most popular peaks for climbing in Nepal. The climbers can work out for a particular peak to climb and can ask the local/international operators to organize it for them. 

Major Airports: Tribhuvan International Airport and Gautam Buddha International airports are the only two international airports in Nepal. A few months ago, only Tribhuvan International Airport was there to operate international flights but recently Gautam Buddha International Airport has started its operation officially. There are a number of domestic airports in Nepal. They are: Bhairahawa Airport, Pokhara Airport, Jomsom Airport, Simikot Airport, Lukla Airport, Phaplu Airport and many other smaller-scale airports are there operating regular flights from either Kathmandu or Pokhara.

Adventure Activities to Experience in Nepal: Jungle Safari, Rock Climbing, Mountaineering, Peak Climbing, Trekking, River Rafting, Bungee Jumping, Boating, Zip Flyer, Mountain Biking, and horse riding are the most striking adventure activities to do in Nepal. Thousands of adventure passionate visit Nepal having the sole purpose of experiencing adventure activities in Nepal. Mostly, people experience trekking, peak climbing, Bungee jumping, and river rafting. Besides, mountain biking and jungle safaris are also popular among travelers. 

Banks, ATM and Currency in Nepal: All the banking-debit/credit cards such as MasterCard, VISA Card, and American Express are accepted in Nepal. The facilities of usage of the cards might be valid in city areas. Authorized counters, Banks, and institutions can exchange foreign currency all over the nation. ATMs, the Automated Teller Machines are available in places. Many Banks provide ATM services to make an easy transaction. 
Nepalese currency is available all over Nepal. People use 1 and 2-rupee coins and 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 500, and 1000-rupee notes. You will get Nepalese currency easily but when you go into the Himalayas, make sure you take sufficient currency from City.  

Internet & Communication in Nepal: Nepal is accessible for internet services. Wi-Fi and data connectivity are easily accessible across Nepal. NTC and NCELL are popular SIM Cards and phone calls, SMS, and internet services are available at reasonable prices. They are providing good services all over Nepal. Many phones support STD and ISD services which will make it easier to connect with your family, friends, and beloved ones. 

Safety and Security: Nepal is considered one of the most peaceful and safest countries in the world. "Nepal" indicates safe and peace. The name of the country means Never End Peace And Love (N=Never, E=End, P=Peace, A=And, L=Love). People are more hospitable and benevolent in Nepal. Tourist places are policed and patrolled regularly to make them peaceful and safe.  Tourist Police are dedicated to helping tourists and keeping them safe. Find more information about Nepal Police and the Department of Tourism. Adventure sports/activities and similar travels involve risk. Weather and some trails are critical in the Himalayas. Lack of information and recommendations may happen accidents the visitors. Tourists/Visitors should follow the rules and suggestions given by the travel guide. Before moving onto an expedition, alpinists always take note of weather forecasts and conditions. Medical and all aspects of covering travel insurance are mandatory for all adventure lover tourists. Overall, Nepal is safe for all kinds of travel but a few precautions should be taken for the adventure journey. 

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