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Visit Nepal 2020:The ultimate travel guide to Nepal for a short trip

 November 23, 2019      By Himalayan Hero
Visit Nepal 2020:The ultimate travel guide to Nepal for a short trip

We are getting closer to Visit Nepal 2020. The campaign is operating on a full swing encouraging tourists to land in Nepal as their ultimate tourist destination this year. If you too are impressed by the natural gleam of Mountains, Jungles, Ancient cities, then trust us, you will not regret it.

Holding traditional and cultural values, the country welcomes you with the ideology of “अतिथि देव भभा “, which means “Guests are God”. Yep, this is a reason why people often visit the country.

From incredible scenery, the soaring white hills, the mountaineering platform makes the country a paradise for adventure and nature lovers. Besides, the tantalizing activities, Nepal instantly gives a spiritual feeling. From the friendliest local ‘Namaste’ (a respectful greeting) to the alluring cultural practices in Kathmandu. You feel everything all the time.


Caption: The simpler form of greetings in Nepali "Namaste". (Credit: Pinterest)

What you see, what you experience is just beyond your imagination. You may land in the territory empty-handed but when you leave, we assure that you shall leave with a bag full of memories, and Nepalese love. It’s difficult to describe the situation, but to understand the deep-seated feeling, you need to experience it by yourself.

So, what are you waiting for? Pack your bag and book the ticket now! As the holidays are approaching, make your trip a wonderful one. To make your trip easy, we have pulled every piece together for the purpose of the Nepal Travel Guide.

TRAVEL GUIDE TO VISIT NEPAL 2020

Randomly packing bags to visit Nepal does not seem to be a good idea. Before that, you need to do homework in a few areas. If you have taken a travel package from a reliable tour operator than, yes, the whole trip becomes stress-free ones. But if you have not taken it and will be taking it after landing or will be exploring the country on your own then you must go through each of the travel guides. 

LOCATION & SEASON SUITABLE TO VISIT NEPAL 2020


Known as the landlocked country, Nepal is surrounded by China & India. The Federal Democratic Republic is situated in South Asia and is a home for Mount Everest (8848m), lustrous jungles, low tropical lands, ancient monuments, museums, culture & traditions, festivals and more.

Home of more than 29.3 million people, nearly 123 languages are spoken in the land. However, English is widely spoken in all parts of the country.


Caption: A country where "123" languages are spoken. (Credit:zenithprogressive)

Nepal has four main seasons; we recommend visiting the country in post-monsoon i.e. September-November). The weather is clean, dry and mountains are visible. If you won’t be able to visit in these seasons than the Spring season can be the other way around.

Nepal faces monsoon season from the mid of June to mid of September.

VISA INFORMATION TO VISIT NEPAL 2020


On arrival, Visa’s are available at the Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu.

If you are uncertain, then you can apply online for the Visa before 15 days of your arrival. You need a valid passport and photographs. Visa for Nepal can be taken for 15, 30 and 90 days, for more visa information you can click here!

  • 15 days single entry visa – USD $30
  • 30 days single entry visa – USD $50
  • 90 days single entry visa – USD $125

If you are planning to take ‘Visa on Arrival’ than the following procedures must follow;

  • Fill the ‘Arrival Card’ given by the immigration department.
  • Fill in the ‘Tourist Visa’ form.
  • Make payment for the visa as per the requirements (15/30/90) days.
  • Get the receipt.
  • The passport control section shows the receipt and passport.


ELECTRICITY & INTERNET SERVICE IN NEPAL


Nepal no longer has load shedding. The power is 24 hours available. 

Internet service is moderate. Most of the hotels give free internet service to their guests. One can also use, mobile data provided by NTC & NCELL for surfing the internet. The mobile internets are comparatively faster than the cable networks.


Caption: The only two mobile phone operators in Nepal, NTC (left) and Ncell (right).

Mobile phone sim card is easily available in the market. You need to submit a copy of your passport and fill the form to take sim cards. SIM cards are available at a starting price of NRs. 100/-. The network coverage of SIM cards is throughout the country.


TRANSPORTATION SERVICE IN NEPAL


If you are not familiar with the travel routes, then you may land in confusion. To the new visitors, we suggest hiring a vehicle or rent a vehicle to move inside the Kathmandu valley or outside. The prices are affordable, hence make your Nepal travel, comfortable.


Caption: The public transport service inside the Kathmandu Valley. (Credit: invent Kathmandu)

For the outward journey from Kathmandu, tourists’ bus, private transfers, domestic flights are easily available. The cost of using local transportation inside Nepal is;

  • Local Bus – Starts from NRs. 20 
  • Taxi/ Cab – Starts from NRs. 500
  • Tourist Bus – Starts from NRs. 800


Though the country is small, traveling can really be hectic. Even to reach Pokhara from Kathmandu, by land, the time taken is not less than 6 hours.

Vehicles can be hired or taken on rent for private traveling purposes. Public vehicles are usually crowded, and hence the journey can be tiring. One can also take a luxurious traveling package from Himalayan Hero Adventure to explore Nepal in luxurious form. A helicopter is used for the mode of transportation under this package. 

ESSENTIAL ITEMS NEEDED FOR TRAVELLING NEPAL 2020

For a comfortable journey, make sure the listed stuff is available.

  • Trekking clothes for trekkers
  • Re-useable bottles
  • Wet wipes
  • Hand sanitizers
  • Power bank
  • A set of warm clothes (even if you are traveling in Summer)
  • Trekking clothes for trekkers


CURRENCY ACCEPTED INSIDE NEPAL


As the official currency of the country is Nepalese rupees, instead of dollars we suggest carrying Nepalese rupees.

If you don’t have currency, you can exchange it inside the airport, or from any money changer according to the exchange rate.


Caption: The Nepalese Currency (NRs), accepted inside the country.

VISA Card, Master Card, UNION Card, are accepted throughout the country. The maximum withdrawal from ATM counters as stated by the Nepal Rastra Bank is NRs. 60,000/- per day, whereas the limit for each transaction is NRs. 20,000/-. 

POPULAR FOOD & DRINKS IN NEPAL

  • Dal Bhat, the power food: The staple food of Nepalese is Dal Bhat (rice & lentil). The meal comprises of curry, rice, veggies, salad, pickle, and curd. The food is available in several version also known as Thakali food and can be eaten in lunch as well as in dinner.
 
  • Local Momos: The Nepali version of dumpling is served with homemade soup and pickles. It is available in steamy, fried or liquid (jhol) versions. Momo is available in both vegetarian and non-vegetarian form.



Caption: The popular power booster, Dal & Bhaat (Thakali food). (Credit:goodfoodnepal)

  • Other Cuisines: Continental, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Indian restaurants are available in Kathmandu and Pokhara. One can pick any one of the cuisines.
 
  • Existence of Pizza Hut & KFC: In Kathmandu & Pokhara you have KFC & Pizzahut, but in other parts of the country you get to savor the local food found in a different culture.
 
  • No Mc Donald’s or Dominos: You won’t find any of these franchises in Nepal. Well, that means you can try out the local burgers and pizza which are absolute spot on. However, you are here to taste Nepalese food so why loiter for fast food.


BEST TOUR OPERATOR IN NEPAL FOR VISIT NEPAL 2020


Wandering alone won’t be much entertaining. Traveling in a group can be mesmerizing. Himalayan Hero Adventure has a full array of the expedition in Nepal. Trekking, hiking, jungle safari, Everest Base Camp trek, bird watching, voluntary tourism and religious or pilgrimage tourism. Every package offered by them includes accommodation, onboard meals, guides, private transfers, and more.

The tour agency has designed packages for Trekking in Nepal, Tours in Nepal, Climbing in Nepal, Hiking in Nepal, Adventures in Nepal and Heli Tour in Nepal.

To know more about the price of the Visit Nepal 2020 package contact us! The package can also be customized as per the traveler's need, hence, lets coordinate and develop the best holiday package for the trip to Nepal.


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