Nepal Travel Advice

Make sure you are up-to-date with the pre-departure essentials before your trip to Nepal. 

Passport & Visas

All foreigners except the citizens of India are required to have a visa to enter Nepal. The citizens of some countries can acquire a visa upon arrival at border entry points, but make sure you check the regulations before planning your trip.

Travelers to Nepal must have a passport or travel document valid for at least 6 months from their arrival date in Nepal. You should carry your passport or travel document with you at all times.

Check with your embassy or your official government website for regulations. Bear in mind that our Nepal travel advice is for guidance only. You are advised to check the details as it is your responsibility to have all the official documents ready before traveling.

You can consult the latest travel advice from the UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office. We recommend all travelers to check their Government National Travel Advisory prior to their departure: Australia, Canada, New Zealand, USA

Travel Insurance 

You need to have valid and adequate travel insurance before your tour with Travel Talk begins. It is your responsibility to have your insurance ready, but we are more than happy to provide you with guidance in the process. You can visit our travel insurance page for more details. For now, here is some Nepal travel advice that you need to keep in mind when choosing the right plan.

  • To prevent any unwanted surprises, make sure your plan covers emergency medical situations, cancellations, and threats against your personal belongings.
  • Based on your tour, there may be adventure activities that your travel insurance does not include. So, look carefully at what your policy covers. 
  • Make sure you have the latest information regarding safety and health issues. You can find useful Nepal travel advice on governmental websites.
When to Go
  • High Season

The best time to visit Nepal is in autumn when the monsoon rains leave their place to dry weather. The temperatures vary between 20-30°C, comfortable enough to trek the routes in Annapurna. Sightseeing is also delightful thanks to the low humidity. As it is the high season both for the outdoors and the cities, you will find the trekking routes and cultural hotspots more crowded than usual.

Winter months are also enjoyable in Nepal, with an average temperature of 15°C at lower elevations. The winter landscapes singlehandedly deliver the most spectacular views of the Himalayas. Bear in mind that trekking in winter is not for the faint-hearted, but it is a memorable experience if you are ready to take on the cold.

  • Low Season

From March to May, temperatures rise dramatically up to 30°C, making it slightly uncomfortable to enjoy long hours of sightseeing in Kathmandu. The higher altitudes remain cool enough. The blooming nature makes it the best time to visit Nepal for trekking in the Himalayas. Nepal is the least photogenic during this time of the year due to high humidity.

We recommend waiting until the end of the monsoon season to plan a trip. Sightseeing in the country’s invaluable cultural attractions is only possible in the morning. Trekking routes are muddy and the views are mostly blocked by thick rainclouds. It is not an ideal time for the best places to visit in Nepal.

Nepal travel advice
Passport & Visas

All foreigners except the citizens of India are required to have a visa to enter Nepal. The citizens of some countries can acquire a visa upon arrival at border entry points, but make sure you check the regulations before planning your trip.

Travelers to Nepal must have a passport or travel document valid for at least 6 months from their arrival date in Nepal. You should carry your passport or travel document with you at all times.

Check with your embassy or your official government website for regulations. Bear in mind that our Nepal travel advice is for guidance only. You are advised to check the details as it is your responsibility to have all the official documents ready before traveling.

You can consult the latest travel advice from the UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office. We recommend all travelers to check their Government National Travel Advisory prior to their departure: Australia, Canada, New Zealand, USA

Travel Insurance 

You need to have valid and adequate travel insurance before your tour with Travel Talk begins. It is your responsibility to have your insurance ready, but we are more than happy to provide you with guidance in the process. You can visit our travel insurance page for more details. For now, here is some Nepal travel advice that you need to keep in mind when choosing the right plan.

  • To prevent any unwanted surprises, make sure your plan covers emergency medical situations, cancellations, and threats against your personal belongings.
  • Based on your tour, there may be adventure activities that your travel insurance does not include. So, look carefully at what your policy covers. 
  • Make sure you have the latest information regarding safety and health issues. You can find useful Nepal travel advice on governmental websites.
When to Go
  • High Season

The best time to visit Nepal is in autumn when the monsoon rains leave their place to dry weather. The temperatures vary between 20-30°C, comfortable enough to trek the routes in Annapurna. Sightseeing is also delightful thanks to the low humidity. As it is the high season both for the outdoors and the cities, you will find the trekking routes and cultural hotspots more crowded than usual.

Winter months are also enjoyable in Nepal, with an average temperature of 15°C at lower elevations. The winter landscapes singlehandedly deliver the most spectacular views of the Himalayas. Bear in mind that trekking in winter is not for the faint-hearted, but it is a memorable experience if you are ready to take on the cold.

  • Low Season

From March to May, temperatures rise dramatically up to 30°C, making it slightly uncomfortable to enjoy long hours of sightseeing in Kathmandu. The higher altitudes remain cool enough. The blooming nature makes it the best time to visit Nepal for trekking in the Himalayas. Nepal is the least photogenic during this time of the year due to high humidity.

We recommend waiting until the end of the monsoon season to plan a trip. Sightseeing in the country’s invaluable cultural attractions is only possible in the morning. Trekking routes are muddy and the views are mostly blocked by thick rainclouds. It is not an ideal time for the best places to visit in Nepal.

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Nepal travel advice

Money Matters

The currency in Nepal is the Nepalese Rupee (NPR). We recommend you go to the city center to change your money.

ATMs are available in central locations, but access is difficult in rural areas. Credit cards are accepted in major cities like Kathmandu. But, we recommend carrying cash with you at all times.

Nepal food advice

The Food Scene

Try Nepal’s tasty specialties like Dal Bhat influenced by Indian and Tibet cuisine.

Drinking tap water is not safe in Nepal. Restaurants serve purified water, but we advise consuming bottled water at all times.

Kathmandu Valley’s ethnic diversity reflects on its food, with more than 200 dishes waiting to be tasted.

Nepal travel advice

Solo and Safe Travel

Are you traveling alone? You can stay in a single room if your tour has the single supplement option.

You can also be roomed with a solo traveler of the same gender.

Same-sex relations are not illegal in Nepal. Sadly, displays of affection by LGBTQ+ couples may attract a negative reaction. We strongly advise using discretion.

Nepal travel advice

Get Outdoors

Nepal is famous for its lofty trekking routes and the great outdoors. Come prepared to savor the best of it.

Long-sleeved thermal tops and bottoms are essentials for nighttime in the Himalayas.

The trekking begins in the 820-meter high Pokhara and ends in the 1700-meter high Dhampus.

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