THINGS YOU MUST KNOW BEFORE VISITING NEPAL!!!

The official name of Nepal is “The Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal” and it is a landlocked central Himalayan country in South Asia.

About Nepal
The official name of Nepal is “The Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal” and it is a landlocked central Himalayan country in South Asia, Bordering China in the north and India in the south, East and west. Nepal has a diverse geography, including fertile plains, subalpine forested hills, mountains and eight of the world’s fourteen tallest mountains, including Mt. Everest, the highest point on earth. Kathmandu is the capital city of Nepal.

Before visiting Nepal will be better if you study or Google search some history of Nepal. Knowing history and something about Nepal will make your trip more remarkable, fun and more convenient. It will be easier if you know about its geography, climate, religion, economy.

 

Planning a Trip to Nepal.
A good plan trip is relaxing and hassle-free, and it will leave you with a lifetime of memories. Some trips are scrimped and saved for, and others can be spontaneous and exciting. All trips are meant for adventure, relaxation, and enjoyment. By planning well, you can ensure that you and your family can enjoy a hassle-free trip.

Travel insurance

Travel Insurance
Travel Insurance

Travel insurance is a good investment to make during your stay in Nepal and will protect you from unexpected expenses. Travel insurance will help you stay calm and clear-headed against the unexpected medical/accidental expenses that might occur during your stay Nepal. Traveling without travel insurance, in frank terms, could ruin your trip.

 

Why do you need to buy travel insurance?

  • If your flight has been canceled.
  • If your bags are lost and your medication is in it. You need to have an emergency prescription filled.
  • If your passport and wallet are stolen, and you need emergency cash and a replacement passport.
  • If you are involved in an accident and adequate medical treatment is not available. You need medical evacuation.
  • If you need to cancel your trip due to illness.
  • If your cruise line, airline or tour operator goes bankrupt. You need your non-refundable expenses covered and to get to your destination.
  • If you have a medical emergency in a foreign country.
  • A natural disaster forces you to evacuate your resort, hotel or trip.

 

How to Get Nepalese Visa?

Nepal Visa
Nepal Visa

All foreigners, except Indians, must have a visa. Nepali embassies and consulates overseas issue visas with no fuss but most people get one on the spot on arrival in Nepal, either at Kathmandu’s Tribhuvan International Airport or at road borders at Nepalganj, Birganj/Raxaul Bazaar, Sunauli, Kakarbhitta, Mahendranagar, Dhangadhi and even the Rasuwagadhi checkpoint at the China/Tibetan border. A Visa can be obtained at the nearest Nepal Embassy or Nepal’s Diplomatic Mission. You can get Visa renewal at the department of immigration Kalikasthan, Kathmandu.

Tourist visas (15/90 days) are available on arrival for US$25/100; fill in your details online beforehand or on the spot, and bring US dollars cash.

Furthermore info please visit the link below; https://visithimalayatreks.com/nepal-entry-visa-information/

 


Social Etiquette

  • You greet the local people with a word: Namaste.
  • Elders are called by their title but not by their names.
  • Dress conservatively no matter how hot it gets.
  • Use your right hand for nearly everything.
  • You may accept handshake offered by both sex male or female but never offer your hand first to women.
  • Don’t give cash to street children.
  • Public displays of affection such as kissing and hugging may be considered offensive.
  • Pointing your finger at people is considered Negative.
  • No smoking when you are entering temples or religious sites.
  • Walking around temples or stupas is traditionally done clockwise.
  • Use of bad language is not common even among friends.
  • Take your shoes off before u enter to religious sites or when you are invited into Nepali home.
  • You must take permission before taking photographs of objects and including Nepali people.
  • Never visit someone in a hospital empty hand and a happy face!
  • When you touch someone with your feet accidentally, you pay back the respect by tapping the person’s shoulder, and then your forehead.

 

Language
Nepali is the local language. Local languages give you added excitement during your visit to Nepal. Despite its area, Nepal has diverse ethnic groups and all ethnic groups have their own languages. The official language of Nepal is Nepali but there more than 100 mother tongues as languages of Nepal. Learning a few words and local dialogue will help you communicate with the local and help you understand their languages and lifestyle. As travelers/ tourist, you will find the locals are the most informative people when traveling around in Nepal.

 

Cultural / Festival

Festival of Nepal
Festival of Nepal

Festival Nepal is rich in culture and festival. Nepalese have diverse beliefs and ethnic backgrounds. Despite these facts, all unite in the celebration of the year’s major festivals. Festivals such as Dashain and Tihar are of national significance; such as Bisket Jatra or Rato Machchhendranath Jatra, belong to the traditions of the old Valley towns and still others, such as Chait, and are observed only by a particular ethnic community and others festivals are Buddha Jayanti, Gai Jatra, Indrajatra, Janai Purnima, Teej, Shree Krishna Janmashtami, Mahashivaratri, Holi Festival, Nepalese New year are the main festivals of Nepal Lie in single calendar. It will be best if you visit Nepal at this time of festivals.

 

Food
Most of the traveler say that Kathmandu and Pokhara have the best dining facilities in South Asia. Tourist can easily find restaurants serving Nepalese, Chinese, Japanese, Continental, French, Mexican, Eastern foods. MOMO is one of the famous food staples in Nepal. It is definitely a must-try food while you are in Nepal.

 

Shopping and souvenir
Nepal is a paradise for the shopaholic. Unique, handmade products are always the best kind of souvenir for your family and friends. Shopping can be very rewarding and exciting in Kathmandu. There are plenty of street vendors that sell interesting gifts, as well as large commercial areas with malls. Nepal has some particularly popular areas for shopping in its major cities.

 

 

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