From watching the sun creep behind Everest, the world’s highest mountain, to relaxing with a beer beside the lake in Pokhara; holidays in Nepal are purely majestic.
Explore the twisting lanes of Kathmandu, the capital city that bursts with culture, and try to spot rhino and the elusive Bengal tiger at Chitwan National Park. A trip to Nepal, the gateway to many famous, epic mountain regions, guarantees adventure, colour and wonder. With its cosmic cocktail of busy city life and rolling, lush landscapes, Nepal is like no place you’ve seen before.
If you dream of visiting India as well as Nepal, the two destinations pair well. Combine with the famous Golden Triangle which includes the Taj Mahal, or visit Goa to soak up the sun on a golden beach.
Tipping in Nepal is not compulsory but is accepted and appreciated, particularly in the tourist hotels. If you feel like tipping, a bit of loose change (five to 10 percent) is acceptable. For taxi drivers, just round the fare up.
Hepatitis A, B, Polio, Typhoid and Malaria immunisation are recommended. All travelers should be up to date on routine immunisations. If arriving from an infected country Yellow Fever is recommended. Please contact your GP for further information.
Visas are required for travel to Nepal. Visas are usually granted for stays of up to 60 days but passports must be valid for at least six months after your return date. For visa queries you should contact the Nepalese Embassy in the UK 020 7229 1594. Alternatively full details of requirements and restrictions can be found on their website.
The Nepali Rupee is the official currency of Nepal. The currency here is controlled (fixed) by the government and is pegged to the Indian Rupee. This means that you cannot purchase Nepali Rupees prior to going on holiday to Nepal.
Most major currencies are accepted in Nepal’s capital, Kathmandu. We recommend you take cash in UK Pounds with you and use throughout Kathmandu. If you are trekking or heading outside of Kathmandu you should exchange enough UK Pounds to Nepali Rupee to last you the entire journey, as there are not many places to exchange money outside the cities. Try not to change too much at a time, as exchanging back to UK Pounds can be difficult. You can withdraw cash from cash machines, but be aware that sometimes the machines do not work. Credit cards work at some tourist-operated businesses, but not all.