A Tour to Nepal – Must Know Before Visit & Travel to Nepal
Are you planning to take a tour to Nepal? Before visiting Nepal, visitors must know some facts about Nepal. Know some facts about Nepal and take a tour to Nepal.
Nepal, a Himalayan kingdom has always been a core attraction for naturalists, tourists and mountaineers due to its biodiversity-rich ecosystems, unique and beautiful photographic scene and tremendous altitudinal range. There are many things and place to visit in Nepal. This article may be helpful for those persons who want to enter into Nepal. Here is some general information about Nepal in context of its geography, climate, people, languages, clothing, meal and drinks, hotel accommodation, visa, tours, rafting, and trekking. When you will know some these facts about Nepal, you will experience Nepal in real.
Flushing toilets, sophisticated hotels, delicious foods, and recipes may not easily available in the countryside and some cities as well. So, these are good reasons to fall in love deeply with Nepal and Nepalese, if you have an open mind, relish the idea of getting close to the locals, have a good sense of humor and value honesty, sincerity, and open heartedness. Otherwise, you will feel some difficulties in experiencing Nepal and Nepalese.
Nepal is a third world country in the context of public transport and transit throughout the countryside and cities as well. The true visitors should know and accept these lacks of transportation as a small price to pay for the opportunity to visit a truly open and honest country.
Taking these opportunities tourists will have the virtually unique meeting with Nepalese people at close quarters at all levels of society. As a result, visitors will understand the real life and living style of their life.
However, things are changing fast, and in the way that we have to respond to these changing conditions.
It may disturb and delay your tour sometime due to temporary airport closures, flight schedule changes, accommodation’s availability, weather conditions, or other operational requirements. You will visit or go on tour according to these basic needs. When you sign your booking form, you’ll be asked to accept this condition.
Cash/Travellers Cheques/Credit Cards:
You can take unlimited quantities of Cash and Travellers Cheques of any currency to Nepal. There is no any barrier and limit. Any kinds of Travellers Cheques and foreign currency of anywhere in the world can be easily converted into Nepalese currency at any authorized institution to deal in foreign exchange. You can convert them at your arrival place, Tribhuvan International Airport or any authorized banks, or at any licensed money changer of Kathmandu or anywhere in the country.
I suggest you keep all your forms on which your monetary exchanges are recorded during your stay in Nepal. You may have to hand over all those forms at the airport when you’ll depart from Nepal. Don’t worry about unspent Nepalese Rupees. You can convert all the unspent Nepalese rupees into US Dollars at the airport on the production of Encashment Certificates obtained earlier.
Remember one most important thing, don’t depend on your Credit Cards or/and Debit Cards except in the best hotels, restaurants & shopping complexes in centers of Kathmandu and Pokhara.
The climate of Nepal varies from region to region. The weather condition of Nepal varies from region to region ranging from the tropical heat of the Terai plains to the freezing cold of the high Himalaya. It depends on the altitude of the area you visit.
During summer and spring season maximum, the temperature is about 28 degree Celsius in the hill region and more than 40 degree Celsius in the Terai region of the country. Likewise, during the winter season, the minimum temperature is about 7° Celsius in the Terai and below the freezing point in the Hills region of the country.
The Kathmandu Valley, capital of Nepal is pleasant with warm summers and cool winters. Temperatures range in the Kathmandu Valley is between a maximum of 37 and a minimum 2 degrees Celsius. There is temperature between -6 and 16 degrees Celsius in some regions of Nepal such as Humla, Jumla, Manga, Mustang, Solukhumbhu etc.
If you are interested in mountain flights, jungle safaris, rafting in rivers and trekking to hills, then your visit to Nepal is possibly best done from October to May.
What to wear in Nepal? What clothes are suitable for visitors during Nepal tour? There may you have such questions? You can wear casual clothing at any time during your stay in Nepal. But it may depend on your travel itinerary, the altitude and season you travel whether you need down clothes or light summer clothes or warm woolen clothes you have to wear. Temperature changes can occur very quickly and vary drastically in high altitudes.
One important thing you must consider that you are visiting a mainly Hindu country, least developed country. In the country side of Nepal, local people may avoid you and your dresses that are too tight fitting, short or revealing such as shorts, mini skirts or low cut T-shirts. Please make sure you are appropriately dressed.
International telephone connections are good and cheap in any city of Nepal. A mobile cell phone is often used and available to everywhere in Nepal. Recharge card is easily available anywhere in any cities and even in many villages. Public telephones booths are available anywhere in any cities.
The Nepalese currency is called Nepalese Rupee available anywhere in the country and some cities of India especially in the nearest city of the border. One Nepali Rupee is made up of 100 paisa. Coins are available generally in Rs. 1, 2, 5, and 10. The denominations of notes are 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 500 & 1000 rupees. Foreign visitors other than the Indian nationalities are required to pay their bills of hotels and air tickets in foreign currency. However, the other payments must always be paid in Nepalese currency which you can buy at foreign exchange counter at the Tribhuvan airport.
The foreign currency exchange counters of different banks are also opened at different places in the city. Foreign currencies must be exchanged only through the banks or authorized foreign exchange counter. Tourists other than Indian are not allowed to import or export the Indian currency.