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About Nepal

Valuable Information About Nepal

Discover the culture and royalty of Nepal, one of the most visited neighbouring countries of India. Explore the history of monasteries over the deep valleys and misty temples on rugged ridges with the pristine view of Himalayan range of mountains to chill your soul to the extreme. The historic place has top visited sights to travel around and the inner peace with the top experiences.

Demography

Nepal is a densely populated place where the estimated population is about 2,90,18,803 people approximately. It has seen a growth of 1.18% in the population when compared to the population year before. However, there is a decline in the number due to the external migration for brighter opportunities. Moreover, the country has more females than males that include both emigrants and migrants. The land of great history attracts a large number of visitors every year.

Climate

Talking about the climatic conditions of Nepal, it is influenced by the maritime and continental factor that has four different seasons throughout the year. Here’s the climatic timeline of Nepal at a glance:
  • The spring season lasts from March to May and the months are warmer with slight rain where the temperature ranges somewhere around 22°
  • The weather changes from spring to summers and the hills turn lush and green from June to August with the soaring heat, temperature up to 30°.
  • The Autumn comes in the month of September and lasts till the month of November where the weather turns to be cool with clear skies and perfect fit for trekking.
  • Welcome chilling nights in December to February where the temperature sometimes even falls below zero.

Clothing

The local fashion and traditional costumes changes with the tradition of the groups of people living there. The small country witnessed multiple ethnic groups having unique and traditional dresses. Highlights are here:
  • The Newars has different styles of dressing having one thing in common that is a black sari with red border often called Hakku Potashi for women.
  • On the other hand, the males wear a double-breasted shirt called Daura with flaps and tight trousers called Suruwal.
  • However, young girls wear the same until the knee length and the older women wrap a white patuka around their waist.
  • For tourists, being a religious country, nudity is not appreciated at all, as the people are quite conservative with the dressing scantily. Shorts are allowed but not above the knees.

Currency

To travel across the country you need to change any of the currency with the Nepalese Rupee. 1 USD is equal to around 103 Nepalese Rupee. However, you need to change it too before leaving Nepal as it is deemed as a crime if you carry the currency outside. It’s a restricted currency and this is done well at the Kathmandu Airport where you can change the Nepalese Rupees with required currency. Moreover, it is necessary to carry all the original receipts you get while withdrawing cash from ATMs as well as at the time of currency exchange. You can also use INR ( Indian national Rupee) for tendering. Nepalese people used to call it IC (Indian Currency).

Electricity

Like India, Nepal also supplies electricity at 220 to 240V. Most of the hotels provide the facility to charge your electronic gadgets or the facility of converters is widely available. Nepal is not the house for reliable electricity supply so always carry a torch or a flashlight with you. The power cuts are ordinary throughout the country at both day and night time without any notice. However, most places are equipped with power back-ups with generators still switching to the power back-up can take several minutes to the Savior carrying the torch is a better idea to go with.

Vaccination & Health Information

Nepal is safe for all travelers and this is not mandatory of any kind of vaccination to visit in Nepal. While traveling to anywhere in the world, it is better to take some general vaccines and health information before you visit. Also, keep away from animals and prevent mosquitos and bug bites with some preventive measures. Use mosquito repellent to keep you safe. Eat and drink safe avoid falling sick while touring the country as it can ruin your fun.

Hotels/Accommodation

Finding a good place to stay has never been a problem in Nepal. The prices vary considerably at the peak times of the country. However, the prices fall down even to the 50% at the offseason times. For travelling around, small taxis are found which have fixed and fair rentals. Don’t believe on people bargaining about the fares else they will screw you up. Visiting places is not easy with public buses, it is better to hire a taxi for such purposes. Ask the driver to use meter and note the bill.

Language

The official language of the country is Nepali, yet there are 123 different languages spoken around different places as the mother tongue. The local people understand Hindi and Urdu and English well, which relieve the tourist from the problem of interacting with the people.

Passport and Visa Information

A valid passport and one passport sized photograph with the light background are accepted. Visa can obtained only when you pay through the cash and different currencies are accepted for this purpose. However, plastic money, Indian, and Nepalese Rupees are not accepted at the process of visa fees. Tourists can stay with a maximum of 150 days in the country in a valid visa year (Jan 1 to Dec 31) which includes the days of extension. You can get all information about VISA of Nepal by visiting the link http://www.nepalimmigration.gov.np, but if you are getting a travel package from Vue India Tours then they will arrange the things for you.

Safety and Security

People magnetized from the different parts of the world for trekking in Nepal. It is a safer country to visit and provided with the basic rules to explore its culture. However, you one should not trek alone especially without a trek agency. Keep your belonging within your sight and register your personal information in the respective embassies before trekking. Choose government authorized trekking agencies only for safety purposes.

Visiting places of Worship: Do’s and dont’s at religious places

Sensitive with the religion and culture, the touring destination Nepal has a restriction on wearing revealing clothes at the worship places – Do’s:
  • It is advised to cover your shoulders and knees while visiting the places of worship.
  • Take off your shoes before entering.
  • Before taking the photos, the visitor needs to ask first.
The same applies at the time of religious festivals, rituals, on cremation grounds and inside temple as well. Dont’s:
  • Do not wear offensive clothes, especially when you are visiting temples or other places of worship.
  • If a place is restricted for photography, do not click pictures at that place.
  • Do not click indecent pictures with God’s idols or at temples.

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