Nepal, home to Mount Everest & birth place of Lord Buddha, is dominated by the world's most imposing mountains and also for its unique cultural heritage, artistic monuments and exotic wildlife, which are reflected the architecture and biodiversity. Located between China in the north and India in the rest. Nepal was closed to visitors from 1951, situation which contributed greatly to its mystique in the west.
This small hospitable country has since become an exceptionally popular destination for travelers, Hinduism is the major religion, However, Buddhism, Christianity, Islam are also the main religions &: More than 101 ethnic groups and 92 spoken languages
ACCESS TO NEPAL:
BY AIR:- Nepal Airlines is the national flag carrier of Nepal with flights to/from Delhi, Dubai, Doha, Bangkok, Hongkong, Malaysia, Mumbai, Banglor, Kolkata. Other airlines opeating from/to Kathmandu are Air Arabia, (Sharjah), Air China, China Southern, Biman Bangladesh, Turkey Airlines, China Eastern, Dragon Air, Druk Air, Etihad Airways, Fly Dubai, Indian Airlines, Jet Airways, IndiGo, Oman Air, Qatar Air, Silk Air, Thai Airways, United Arab and more
Note: Entering Nepal with their own vehicles must possess an international cornet or complete customs formalities
DURATION: Days - VISA FACIILITY: Multiple Visa - FEE: USD 25
DURATION: 30 Days - VISA FACIILITY: Multiple Visa - FEE: USD 40
DURATION: 90 Days - VISA FACIILITY: Multiple Visa - FEE: USD 100
Note: For obtaining visa 1 passport size photo is necessary. Visit Nepal Immigration site. Check Details
ROAD DISTANCE ENTRY & EXIT POINT:
ROUTE: KATHMANDU TO KAKARBHITA - 620 kms
ROUTE: KATHMANDU TO BIRGUNJ - 280 kms
ROUTE: KATHMANDU TO BHAIRAHAWA - 280 kms
ROUTE: KATHMANDU TO NEPALGUNJ - 520 kms
ROUTE: KATHMANDU TO MAHENDRANAGAR - 715 kms
ROUTE: KATHMANDU TO DHANGADI - 630 kms
ROUTE: KATHMANDU TO RASHUWAGADI - 170 kms
Nepal has available all category standard of accommodation facility, ranging from international 5 stars hotels to budget lodges. Small towns has provided only basic accommodation facility..
Local taxi sign black number plates and can be hailed off the street specially in major cities like Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, Patan & Pokhara. There are regular local buses runs all cities. Private vehicle also available hire basis in major cities from transport services for short or long duration such as Car, Van, Jeep, Hiace, Coaster, Mini Bus, Big Bus etc
Nepal Airlines has an extensive network of air servies to major parts of the country. Beside Nepal Airlines other domestic airlines provide regular and charter flights services to popular doemestic destinations.
BANK & FOREIGN EXCHANGE:
Visitors can exchange money at the foreign exchange counter at the airport upon arrival or Bank. Foreign Currency TODAY Exchange Rate CHECK HERE
POPULAR TOURIST DESTINATION:
KATHMANDU: is popular for its UNESCO World Heritage Site, historical monuments, Festivals and Cultural splendors
POKHARA: is famous for its close up mountains views, pristine nature, sparking lakes, Caves, deep gorge and waterfalls
CHITWAN: is popular for jungle safari and Tharu community life experience & UNESCO world heritage site
LUMBINI: is popular for birth place of Lord Buddha & UNESCO world heritage site
SPRING: MARCH, APRIL & MAY - The Rhododendron is in bloom. The days are usually nice and warm, The nights get hot when approaching summer. The sky tends to get hazy in the lower area.
SUMMER: JUNE, JULY & AUGUST - The monsoon sets in with its hot weather and rainy days. Trekking is limited due to heavy rainfalls
AUTUMN: SEPTEMBER, OCTOBER & NOVEMBER - The sky clears up again offering stunning mountain views and warm days
WINTER: DECEMBER, JANUARY & FEBRUARY - The days are cold and nights are freezing. Trekking is high areas can be limited due to snowfall.
TREKKERS INFORMATION MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS (TIMS CARD):
Tourist of all nationalities including indians, who are interested to visit general trekking areas of Nepal are required to receive TIMS Card through one of the following offices. KATHMANDU OR POKHARA OFFICE - Nepal Tourism Office (NTB), Trekking Agency Association of Nepal (TAAN) OR GOVT REGISTERED TREKKING COMPANIES.
UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE:
There are 10 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Nepal. Two are in cultural category and two are in natural category. World Cultural Heritage Site of Nepal are Lumbini, the birth place of Lord Buddha and seven monuments of Kathmandu valley within a radius of 20 km together counted as one Heritage Site. The World Natural Heritage Sites are Chitwan & Sagarmath National Park. Kathmandu valley World Heritage Site comprises of three historical places - Kathmandu, Patan & Bhaktapur Durbar Square, two Hindu temples - Pashupatinath & Changunarayan. Similarly, two mix Hindu and Buddhist culture heritage site are Swyambhunath & Boudhanath Stupas. Nepal offers incomparable scope to connoisseurs of art and culture to see and study different aspects of fine arts in its paintings, sculpture, wood carving and architecture.
NEPAL UNIQUE TREASURES:
Mt. Everest - Highest Peak on Earth.
Kumari - The Living Goddess.
Lumbini - Birthplace of Lord Buddha.
MAJOR EVENTS & FESTIVALS:
DASHAIN - This is the main festival observed maily by the Hindus to commemorate wars in which truth is victorious. It is a 10 days festival, which starts from the new moon in September or October.
Tihar (Deepawali) - This is a festival of lights organized to worships Laxmi, the Goddess of Wealth. Faithful animals like cows, dogs, oxen are worshipped on the first 4 days.
Teej - This is a festival of women generally falls in September. Women observe this festival with a view to ensure a long and healthy life for their husband. Sing and dance with red costume, often making up song to articulte the problems they face at home.
WHAT TO DO IN NEPAL:
TREKKING - Nepal is the ultimate destination for the trekking offering a myriad of possibilities from the short and easy to the demanding challenges of the snowy peaks. Trekking in Nepal is as much a cultural experience as a Himalayan adventure. In the shadows and foothills of the icy pinnacles of the Himalayas, one passess picturesque charming villages inhabited by diverse ethnic groups. Treks vary from expeditions, high altitude treks to simple easy paced walks. TREKKING IN NEPAL
OUTDOOR ADVENTURE SPORTS IN NEPAL:
ULTRA LIGHT FLIGHT - Ultralight Flight takes off from Pokhara airport and offers spectacular views of the lakes, mountains and villages. This is an ideal way to see life from a new perspective. ULTRALIGHT FLIGHT,
FAMOUS PILGRIMAGE SITE:
PASHUPATINATH TEMPLE (KATHMANDU) - Pashupatinath Temple is revered as one of the most important & secret holy pilgrimages sites for Hindu devotees all around the world. The temple lies in Kathmandu. According to the Hindu religion, Pashupatinath is considered as the protector of the universe and the patron deity of Nepali people. PASHUPATINATH TEMPLE,