Nepal Travel Guide

Overview

Nepal is an absolute gold mine for hikers, and you don't have to be a pro mountaineer to take on some of these epic trails.

Sure, the big cities like Kathmandu are dusty, noisy, and crowded, but once you escape into the mountains you're in heaven, with wide open trails and stunning scenery.

A lot of international hikers come here to do the 2-week Everest Base Camp trek, a bucket list experience with amazing views. The Himalaya mountains are unmatched in size and beauty!

Read through this complete Nepal travel guide for more info on what to expect!

Quick Facts

Language

Nepali; 'Hello' is 'namaste'

Religion

Hinduism

Capital

Visa

VOA available to most nationalities

Climate

Varies by altitude

Power Plugs

Apps

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Flights

The main international airport in Nepal is in Kathmandu (KTM), which has lots of direct flights from other countries around the world. The small domestic airports in Lukla and Pokhara are also popular with trekkers. You can shop for flights to Nepal on Skyscanner.

Safety

Nepal is a relatively safe place to travel, with a low violent crime rate of 2.1 per 100k inhabitants (69% lower than the global average). Crime is very rare on the popular trekking routes in the Himalayas. The biggest safety risks in Nepal are probably motorbike and auto accidents in big cities like Kathmandu.

Climate

The climate of Nepal varies with altitude, but the capital city of Kathmandu has generally mild weather. The best time for trekking in the Himalayas is in the spring (Feb - May) and fall (Sep - Oct), when the weather is stable and skies are clear.

Budget

Nepal is right up there with India as one of the cheapest countries to travel, with hostels and private hotels available from $5. Meals are also cheap, costing about $1 to $5 depending on location. Transportation in Nepal is generally by taxi, and these are pretty easy to find, although ride hailing apps like Uber have sadly been blocked by the taxi cabals so far.

Tours

The best Nepal tours & activities

Posts

My latest blog posts about Nepal

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