In this post, we cover the best Nepal travel tips with all the information you need to travel to the country in 2020.
After a whole month exploring Nepal, we have prepared a thorough guide to provide you with:
- Things to know before traveling to Nepal
- Best places to visit
- How much cost to travel in Nepal
- Where to sleep in Nepal
- A complete itinerary for planning your trip to Nepal
- And much more!
And what is even best, you can download this Nepal travel guide in pdf for free to have all the best travel tips for Nepal in your pocket! Click on the bonus above.
Best time to visit Nepal?: Between October and December is normally the best time to visit Nepal. The skies are generally clear and the views spectacular.
The weather remains dry until about April. January and February can be very cold, especially at night, but will reward you with incredible panoramas and quieter trekking trails as there are fewer visitors.
From May, heat and humidity levels build until the monsoon rains arrive in June and the clouds obscure the glorious mountain views.
Nepal celebrates festivals all year, so there is often a festival or pilgrimage taking place – ask your specialist for more details as the dates often changes from year to year.
Language: The official language is Nepali. On the most typical destinations, they will also speak a bit of English.
Currency: Nepalese Rupee. 1$=114.096NPR
Is Nepal Safe?: Nepal is generally a safe country. We were moving around for a month and outside some typical tourist areas and never had an issue. In any case, check here to be updated on current safety in Nepal travel.
Also, for the best medical advice is worth to check Fit for Travel website.
It is important that you have good travel insurance when traveling to these countries to have all the travel essentials covered.
We always travel with World Nomads. You can buy and claim online, even after you’ve left home. It’s designed for adventurous travelers with cover for overseas medical, evacuation, baggage and a range of adventure sports and activities
You can get a quick quote here
What to pack for Nepal: What to pack will depend on what kind of tourism you want to do in Nepal. As for any other trip, our recommendation is always to dress with layers. That is the easiest way to make sure you are comfortable either if is hot or cold by adding some more layers.
On this specific kind of trip, and for “technical trips” where you are likely to do some trekkings or any other activity, technical clothes are highly advisable. This is because they are normally lightweight, can have anti-odor technology, are more breathable and will make your trips overall more pleasant.
So if you need to do a bit of investment in getting some good clothes, we really recommend you do it.
It is true that you can also find some good deals in the local stores, but I will never rely on my shoes or my main jacket to be a low-quality one, especially if planning on going up to the mountain. For any other stuff, just give it thought and check the quality.
I am not saying all the products are bad quality at all, I bought myself some gloves and a hat. I am just saying that the stuff you are using every day or even on a daily basis, is worth the investment.
How to move around Nepal: The easiest way to move around Nepal is by bus.
Bear in mind though, that buses in Nepal are not as good in most of the rest of Asian countries. They are normally old and with no A/c.
For trips to Pokhara or Chitwan, you should be able to find tourist buses, which are the ones you should take over the local ones. These have normally A/C and takes a bit less time. In any case, if they say a journey takes x hours, always add an extra 3 hours of the time they say it will take.
Traveling by plane is another option, but is not only expensive but also unreliable due to the weather and unsafe because of the same reason.
If you still need to fly for some reason, you can check your options in Skyscanner.
Nepal Visa: You can get a Visa on arrival in Nepal. But you can see Visa requirements for Nepal here.