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    Things You Should Know Before You Arrive in Nepal

    Before arriving in Nepal, it's essential to be well-prepared in order to make the most of your trip.

    Here are some key things to know before you embark on your journey:

    Visa requirements

    Most nationalities can obtain a visa on arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu or at designated land border crossings. Be prepared with passport-sized photos and the necessary visa fees (in USD). Check the current visa requirements and fees for your nationality before departure.

    Currency and money exchange

    The Nepali Rupee (NPR) is the local currency. It's advisable to bring USD, EUR, or GBP in cash, as these are easily exchangeable. Major cities have ATMs, but they may not always work, so carry enough cash for your needs, especially when traveling to remote areas.

    Money Exchange

    Vaccinations and health precautions

    Consult your doctor or a travel clinic about recommended vaccinations, such as Hepatitis A, Typhoid, and Tetanus. Malaria prophylaxis may be necessary if you're traveling to lowland regions. Bring a basic first-aid kit and altitude sickness medication, if you plan on trekking.

    Travel Insurance

    Make sure you have comprehensive travel insurance that covers medical emergencies, evacuations, trip cancellations, and theft.

    Culture and etiquette

    Nepali people are known for their warmth and hospitality. Learn basic Nepali phrases, such as "Namaste" (greeting). Be respectful of local customs and dress modestly, especially when visiting religious sites. Avoid public displays of affection and always ask for permission before taking photographs of people or religious sites.

    Greeting in Nepal-Namaste

    Safety and Security

    Nepal is generally safe for travelers, but exercise caution and be aware of your surroundings. Petty theft can occur in crowded areas, so keep your belongings secure.

    Altitude sickness

    If you're planning to trek at high altitudes, be aware of the risk of altitude sickness. Acclimatize slowly, stay well-hydrated and descend to a lower altitude if you experience symptoms.

    Altitude sickness

    Also Read: High Altitude Sickness Prevention Tips

    Best time to visit

    The best time to visit Nepal depends on your plans. October and November are popular for trekking, as the weather is clear and dry. The spring months of March to May are also a good time for trekking and wildlife viewing. Monsoon season (June to September) can be challenging due to rain, landslides, and limited visibility.

    Also Read: Best Time to Visit Nepal

    Electricity and adaptors

    Nepal uses a 220-240V power supply, and sockets usually accept Type C, D, and M plugs. Bring a universal power adapter and a voltage converter if needed.


    Internet access is widely available in major cities but may be limited or slow in rural areas. Consider getting a local SIM card for better coverage and rates.

    Lastly, be prepared for unexpected changes and delays, as Nepal's infrastructure can be unpredictable. Embrace the local pace of life and enjoy the incredible natural beauty and rich culture that the country has to offer.

    Important Articles regarding traveling in Nepal

    Introduction of Nepal
    Before You Plan Nepal Trip
    While You are in Nepal
    Before Traveling Nepal

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    Jyoti Karki is an expert travel blogger. She has been writing blogs for a long time. Along with writing about diverse locations. She personally travels to many different places, went hiking and trekking in Nepal, and has also visited several areas of India and enjoys writing on her blogs about them.