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FAQs about Nepal

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Where is Nepal?
Nepal is a land locked, mountainous kingdom in southern Asia. It is located between India and China. The capital of Nepal is ‘Kathmandu’.Currently over 26 million people of different races and tribes, living in different regions, wearing different costumes and speaking different languages occupy a total of 147,181 square kilometer (885 km east to west, and 193 km north to south) of this tiny country.Nepal is a little larger than North Carolina state of America. Nepal is geographically, culturally, and linguistically diverse. The capital of Nepal is ‘Kathmandu’ but many love to call it by the name Catmando or Woodmandu or simply by the name `city of temples’. Nepal is a kingdom of Himalayas, artistic monuments, exotic wildlife, and a unique harmony of diversified cultures.Nepal attracts visitors for casual holidays, tours, and adventure activities including `Everest Expedition’. Nepal is also popular for having it’s land the birth place of Lord Buddha, and birth place of Lord Sita. Agriculture and Tourism are two important revenues that keeps this nation exist. Nepal’s main economy is driven by its tourism, agriculture, and Nepalese labors working in foreign countries.
What is Nepal known for?
Nepal is known for Mount Everest, the highest mountain in the world, spectacular natural beauty that can be seen in its land especially hilly regions, known as the birth place of Lord Buddha, and the Hindu Goddess Lord Sita. Also known as the home of Gurkha Warriors. It is also known as a country with abundant Natural Water Sources.

What is the official language of Nepal?
Nepal’s national language is called Nepali. It is written in Devnagri Script. This script is the same as the one used in Hindi language – the national language of India. There are more than 72 different spoken languages in Nepal.

What is the common form of greeting in Nepal?
It is called Namaste or Namaskar. You can say the greeting in words as well as do it using a gesture. Join your palms together and bring them close to your chest and about 5 to 7 inches below your chin. The word Namaste has many meanings such as Hello, How are you? I am glad to see you, nice to meet you, good morning, etc.

What is Nepali National Flag like?
Two triangles being attached to a vertical line – the only flag of this shape in the entire world.See map and flag of nepal

What is the currency of Nepal? How much would it buy?
Currency is spelled as Nepalese Rupees or Rupee (Rs) or in short NRS. 100 Paisa equals 1 Rs. Nepali Notes are 1000, 500, 100, 50, 25, 10, 5, 2, and 1 rupees, and coins are rarely used.

What are Nepalese (Nepali) like?
Nepalese are friendly and hospitable by nature. Travelers count Nepalese among the best friends in the world. Nepalese respect Guests as God. And there is a popular phrase every Nepali knows, it says : “Guest equals God”. A part of the reasons why people revisit Nepal is because of the friendliness and warmth of Nepali people.

When is the best time to travel in Nepal?
Best time to travel to Nepal is October to November, and February to April.See best time to travel in nepal

How safe is traveling in Nepal?
Nepal is very safe to travel. Every Nepalese is very much good to tourists. You can cooperate with any one on the, & you can get good responses.See solo traveller in nepaland women children traveller in nepal

Is gambling allowed in Nepal? / Do you have Casino?
Gambling is illegal in Nepal. There are numerous Casino in the Capital Kathmandu, which are mostly open to Tourists only. Some of the casino have video games, slot machines, and they are open 24 hours. See casinos in nepal

Is sex legal in Nepal?
Prostitution is illegal in Nepal

Is my license valid for driving in Nepal?
International Driving license is valid for driving in Nepal

What is the Night-Life like in Nepal?
Night life in Nepal is almost dead in comparison to other parts of the world.See entertainment in nepal

Do I need a visa to travel to Nepal?
Visa is required to enter Nepal, and it can be obtained at the point of entry such as Kathmandu Airport.See visa information in nepal

Do I need to obtain Permit before trekking in Nepal?
Trekking permit is only required to trek in the restricted areas. Before trekking, you should register with your country’s Embassy or Consulate located in Nepal. They will also help you obtain trekking permit, if required.See nepal trekking permit

What are the festivals in Nepal?
see festivals in nepal

Where can I find Maps about Nepal?
For Tourists, what is there to buy in Nepal to take back home?
Most popular foreign purchases are Nepali handmade papers, Thankas-Tibetan Paintings, Pashmina, Kukuri / Knives, jewelries, Nepali national dress, cap, and Nepali Carpets.see shopping in neal

What time is it now in Nepal? What is the area code for dialing to Nepal?
Nepali time is GMT/UTC plus 5 Hours 45 minutes. Area code for dialing to Nepal: Country Code: 977 Kathmandu City Code: 1 (e.g. 977 1 4414875) First three digits is the country code, second is the area code, the last digits are telephone numbers.see Time in nepal

I have a Lap top. Will it work in Nepal?
Nepal uses 220V, 50HZ Electricity.

Are there ATM machines in Nepal and / or will my credit card work in Nepal?
Yes, in Kathmandu and Pokhara. International credit cards (Master Card, Visa Card etc ) are also accepted in all leading hotels, shopping centers, bars and restaurants in Nepal.see bank in Nepal
Is drug legal in Nepal?
No. The distillate marijuana and hash are sometimes consumed by some Nepalese during the Holi as part of the colorful festive season. Various sweet products conaining the drugs are available in hidden shops! during the festive season which permits some to celebrate the Holi season. Some evidence support that Marijuana and hash are frequent to some Holi monks, priest residing in temples like Pashupatti and Boudha. It is ILLEGAL to grow, buy or sell drugs in Nepal.

How to Enter Nepal?
By Air: all major international airlines operate in Nepal. By Road: From Nepal India borders :Kakarvita, Birgunj, Bhairahawa, Nepalganj, Dhangadhi and Mahendranagar.see getting in Nepal

What are health requirements to visit Nepal?
Nepal does not require any specific immunization for visitors. It is however best to have vaccine before coming to Nepal. Your doctor canadvice you on the type of vaccine to be taken to travel to third world countries like Nepal.see health and safety in Nepal

How to stay in good health when traveling in Nepal?
Enter Nepal with one or two vaccine taken for common diseases like malaria. When in Nepal, eat thoroughly cooked food. Avoid salad. Drink only the reputed brand of bottled water. Soft drinks like Coke, Pepsi are fine to drink. Avoid Fast foods. Wear a mask (if possible) when walking in the dusty and polluted streets, specially during the summer season in Nepal it can be tough to walk in the streets.health and safety in Nepal

What to wear in Nepal?
In the mountain areas, warm woolen clothing are necessary while at lower altitude cotton clothing is ideal.
What can I bring with me to Nepal..the Custom Department Thingy?
You are permitted to carry one bottle of spirits and two bottles or 12 cans of beer free of duty, also includes personal items such as binoculars, cameras, film stock, record player, tape recorder, transistor, and radio. It is illegal to export antiques; objects like metal statue, sacred images, paintings, and manuscripts.see custom and airport tax in Nepaland duty free in Nepal

What are the popular FM stations in Nepal?
Communication in nepal

Do all children go to school in Nepal?
No. Nepal does not have a law that requires all children to attend school after a certain age.

Where can I get Nepali news off the main stream line?
Finding Nepali news off the beaten tracks is still a challenge. These days Nepali blog sites have better news coverage.
How much does accommodation cost?
Facilities and location of accommodation determine the cost. For economic staying in Nepal, go for guest houses where rates are very low.see accomodation in nepal

What is current population of Nepal?
Approximately 35 Million.

Are there any Tourist Police in Nepal?
A Tourist Police is located near the Nepal Tourism Development Board’s Office.

Can I get a visa from the Airport?
Yes.see visa information

What is Nepali food like? How is it prepared?
Nepali food is called Dal BhatTarkari which is Lentil sauce, Rice, and Curry in English. Rice is the basic food of Nepal.

What is the popular trekking route in Nepal?
Annapurna region. Here one gets excellent views of the mountains, valley and the remote parts of Nepal where easy to moderate trekking skills are required. And another popular trekking region is the Everest and Langtang where every trekking limits are broken everyday!

What is the legal age for marriage in Nepal?
Legal age for marriage in Nepal is 18 for both men and women.

Will my Cell-phone (mobile phone) work in Nepal?
Contact your service provider and check if Nepal country is included in their `Global roaming’ package.

How long does it take a letter to reach Nepal or from Nepal to my country?
Commercial courier companies such as DHL, UPS, and FED-EX have their office in Nepal and can guarantee express delivery to and from Nepal with in 5 to 10 business days

Can I bring my medication with me?
Yes. Make sure to bring prescriptions and the medications in its original containers to avoid custom inspection hassle.

Are there clubs, bars, disco and stuff like that in Nepal?
Yes.

Can I bring my pets for an extended stay in Nepal?
Yes you can. Remember not all airlines offer shipment of animals in cabin or as checked baggage.

Does Nepal have its own Annual calendar?
Yes. Current Nepali year is 2071

What is Nepali Music like?
Melodic, Moving and Folk. The real Nepali music is the folk music where local voice and lyrics, together with flute and traditional drum known as Madal is used in music compositions.

What kinds of gifts are common to give in Nepal?
Common gift items are watches, jewelries, clothes such as t-shirts, caps, jackets, electronics such as camera, CD-players, and money is also a common gift item here. You won’t be able to give gift-cards (i.e. shopping cards) in Nepal as they are not widely used. If buying electronics products make-sure they can operate in 240 Volt, 50MHZ (Nepal’s Electricity Standard). If you are visiting Nepal, try bringing items from your country which are unique, such as national flags, t-shirts and caps (with your national flag on it!), music CDs, books, etc!.see shopping in Nepa

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