Nepal Travel Guide
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.
Many 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!
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.
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.
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.
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Starting elevation: 3,440 m (11,300 ft) Ending elevation: 3,820 m (12,530 ft) (temporary) Elevation gain: 380 m (1,250 ft) (temporary) Distance covered: 2.5 km (1.5 mi) (roundtrip) Time… Read More
Starting elevation: 2,860 m (9,400 ft) Ending elevation: 2,800 m (9,200 ft) Elevation gain: -60 m (-200 ft) Distance covered: 9 km (5.6 mi) Time hiked: 5h 0m… Read More