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Nepal is landlocked by Tibetan autonomous region of the People’s Republic of China in the North and by the India in South, East, and West. Nepal occupies an area 147,181 squares kilometers ranging from altitude of 70 meters to 8,848 meters. Mountains, mid hills, Valleys and Plains dominate the geography of landlocked Nepal that extends from the Himalayas range in the north to the lowlands in south. Mount Everest, the highest point of the World is in Nepal. Nepal is also one of the large trekking paradise and probably the finest country in the world for Tours and Trekking. Nepal is blessed with diverse natural beauty and a rich variety of cultures. The foothills in central Nepal link the magnificent snow capped peaks in the north to the tropical jungles and fertile plains in the south. In south Nepal there is one of the sacred birthplaces of Buddha in Lumbini. Nepal is located between India and China reflecting a true multi-cultural and ethnic society. You will have the chance to join in the numerous traditional festivals that are celebrated throughout the year. The mountains of Nepal are unique with challenging peaks above 8000 meters: Everest (8848 m or 29029 ft), Makalu (8463 m), Kanchenjunga (8586 m), Annapurna (8091 m), Cho-oyu (8201 m), Dhaulagiri (8167 m), Manaslu (8163 m), Lhotse (8516 m).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Nepal and Himalaya have been the synonym words for Nepal, enjoys the pride of having 8 out of 10 highest peaks of the world including the highest point on Earth, Mount Everest, called Sagarmatha in Nepali. We don’t have only mountains but our unique geography has given us green hills and valleys, rivers, subtropical forests and flat lands all adding beauty to our country. Apart from geographical diversity, we have incredible cultural diversity within the boundary of our small Himalayan Kingdom. We have a number of ethnic groups, each with their own languages, cultures, and costumes, all living in perfect harmony. The variety in Nepal’s topography provides home to wildlife like Tigers, Rhinos, Bears, Monkeys, Yaks, Leopards, and different species of insects and birds. Nepal is a home to almost 10 percent of the world’s bird species among which more than 500 species are found in Nepal.

 

 

 

 

General Information About Nepal:-

 

 

 

1. Passport:-

 

All passports must be valid at least 6 months from the date of entry into Nepal.

 

 

 

2. Visa:-

 

 Foreigners except Indians national need visa to enter Nepal. Free visa for SARRC countries tourists. Tourist visa issued on arrival at Kathmandu airport and at official overland Nepal entry points. You should have a passport size photo. You should prepare US$ exact amount for the visa fee is as below.

 

– US$ 25 (Multiple entries for 15 Days)

 

-US$ 40 (Multiple entries for 40 Days)

 

-US$ 100 (Multiple entries 90 Days)

Nepal visa extension fee for less than 15 days is US$ 30 or equivalent Nepali Rupees.

 

 

 

 

3. Time Difference:-

 

 Nepal GMT/UTC +5.75

 

 

 

4. Climate:-

 

Main four seasons:-

Winter               –   December to February

Spring                –   March to May

Summer            –   June to August

Autumn              –   September to November

 

 

 

5. Weather:-

 

Decent sunshine    –   March to April and September to November (Best time to go)

Warm                      –   May to Jun

Wet                          –   Jun to August (Often raining)

Cold but Clear Sky –   December to February (Night time temperature can drop to Zero)

 

 

 

 

6. Electricity:-

 

The predominant power supply is must locations is 220V. The socket usually accepts two circular metal pins or two circular metal pins above a large circular grounding pins or American plugs.

 

 

 

7. Currency and  Exchange:-

 

The currency rate is:

USD 1   =   Rupees 86 (Nepali Currency).

Foreign Currency must Exchanged only through the banks or authorized foreign exchange dealers. The receipts from such transactions are to obtained and retained. Visitors can exchange foreign currency at the foreign exchange counter at the airport upon arrival. It’s advisable to change some prior to departure.

 

 

 

 

8. Mobile Phone:-

 

Auto Roaming services are available in major cities but not all Telecom.

 

 

 

 

9. Electricity:-

 

220V American plug.

 

 

 

 

10. Travel Insurance:-

 

It is advisable to acquire insurance policy for the full duration of your holiday to cover against accident, sickness, loss of baggage, cancellation or curtailment of your holiday.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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