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Nepal

Continent: Asia
Region: South Asia

Ideal Duration: 7 - 10 days

Best Time: September - Late November Read More

Currency: Nepalese Rupee (NPR)

Budget: Very Cheap

"On Top of the World"

Nepal Tourism

A hub for the adventure-lovers and home to Mt. Everest, the world's tallest peak, Nepal is a Himalayan country sandwiched between India and China. The mighty snow-capped mountains here such as Annapurna, Mount Everest, Manaslu, and Kanchenjunga are home to some of the best trekking trails in the world. Nepal is also a major religious hub with its many pilgrimage sites for the followers of Buddhism and Hinduism like the Pashupatinath Temple and the Boudhanath Stupa. Lumbini, a small Buddhist hub in Nepal is the birthplace of Lord Buddha. To make things better, the crime rates are very low, making it a very safe travel destination.

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Best time to visit Nepal

September - Late November is the best time to visit Nepal

The best time to visit Nepal is from October to December. However, it also depends a lot on the kind of activity or the places within the country that one hopes to explore. The autumn months of October and November is touted as the best time for trekkers who are rewarded with clear skies and breathtaking views.

The next best time to visit Nepal is in the spring season from March-April. The rhododendrons are in bloom, and the temperatures are warm, yet not scorching hot. For those wishing a vacation in Kathmandu and low-lying areas, the winter months are ideal. 

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Holidify's Opinion

What's Great?

Amazing climate at all times 
Picturesque surroundings
Rich cultural history

What's Not So Great?

Poor roads and transport infrastructure.
The threat of natural hazards.

For Whom?

Nature lovers.
Adventure junkies.
Pilgrims.
People fascinated by cultural history.

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Exchanging Money in Nepal

The rates for exchanging to NPR overseas are poor and it is illegal to take the Nepalese currency outside Nepal. The currency can be exchanged at any of the numerous foreign exchange conversion units in Nepal, including at the airport. ATMs can be found in abundance There are ATMs available easily and most of them accept cards from major banks.

Nightlife in Nepal

Nightlife in Nepal comprises mainly of drive-in theatres, bars, pubs and discotheques. However, recently, concerts and DJ nights are gaining popularity in Kathmandu. Club OMG in Kathmandu is one that houses the concept of a live DJ night. Cafes and some restaurants are also open after hours, barring which most of the night clubs and pubs are closed by 10:00 PM.

Shopping in Nepal

There are a lot of things that can be bought from Nepal. The list of 'must buy' things includes Cashmere/Pashmina Shawls and Scarves (NPR 200), rice paper items (NPR 120), handicraft items (NPR 200 - 300), tea & spices (NPR 50 - 150), thangka paintings (NPR 1500), singing bowls (NPR 300) and trekking gear.

Festivals of Nepal

Nepal celebrates a lot of Hindu and Buddhist festivals. The major festivals celebrated here are Holi, Jatra, Dashain, Diwali, Mani Rimdu and the Kathmandu Film Festival. The Jatras are basically for the deities that they worship.

Hygiene in Nepal

There are no specific vaccinations that would be pre-requisites to visiting Nepal. However, hepatitis, meningitis, and typhoid shots are recommended. Since unbottled water is generally not treated, it is always advised to buy bottled and sealed water. Always carry a first aid kit containing over-the-counter medicines along with a mosquito repellent. Marijuana is commonly found along the hill sides - but it has its side effects and it is advisable to not consume it.

Customs of Nepal

The culture in Nepal is a blend of Indo-Aryan and Tibetan-Mongolian traditions. Auspicious signs, such as the trident or the swastika are considered pious and often displayed in homes, cars and workplaces to attract positive energy. The customary greeting is joining palms, bowing down and saying 'Namaste'. Hospitality is a key feature of their customs. Display of affection between people of different sexes publicly is not well received and may even be a taboo in certain parts of the country.

Tips for visiting Nepal

Be careful about exchanging all of the NPR before leaving, since it is a federal crime to take the currency beyond borders. Avoid buying or consuming water that is not bottled. Have a flashlight handy at all times.

Food of Nepal

The Nepali national meal is daal bhaat tarkaari. It is essentially spiced lentils poured over boiled rice, and served with tarkari. Locally-grown tropical fruits are sold alongside subtropical and temperate crops from the hills. Jackfruit is a local delicacy. Some popular dishes include momos, a meat or vegetable filled dumpling (similar to Chinese pot-stickers) often served with beer, and Tibetan Bread and Honey - a puffy fried bread with heavy raw honey that's great for breakfast.

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