Travel Guide Nepal, Fact for the Visitor Nepal by Ace Travel
Nepal Travel Advisory
To travel Nepal, you can fly directly to Kathmandu from London, Paris, Frankfurt, Vienna, Amsterdam, Moscow, Sharjah, Dubai, Dhaka, Karachi, Munich, Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, Doha, Paro, Lhasa, Singpapore, New Delhi, Mumbai, Patna, Calcutta and Varanasi. Charter flights can also be arranged for large movements. All flights feature business class and amenities of international standards.
Gratis visa for all tourists who visit Nepal for 3 days or less.
Gratis visa for tourists of SAARC countries and People's Republic of China.
Single entry - US$ 30 days for 60 days
Multiple entry - US$ 50 + US$ 30.
All baggage must be declared and cleared through the customs on arrival at the entry. Personal effects are permitted free entry.Passengers arriving at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) without any dutiable goods can proceed through the Green Channel for quick clearance without a baggage check. If you are carrying dutiable articles, you have to pass through the Red Channel for detailed customs clearance.
Payment in hotels, travel agencies, and airlines are made in foreign exchange. Credit cards like American Express, Master and Visa are widely accepted at major hotels, shops, and restaurants. Remember to keep your Foreign Exchange Encashment Receipt while making foreign exchange payments or transferring foreign currency into Nepalese rupees.
An Airport Tourist Bus now shuttles passengers between Tribhuvan International Airport and downtown Kathmandu. Metered taxis are also easily available. One may also avail of the prepaid taxis upon arrival. You can also hire city bus as well as meter taxi.
Before traveling to Nepal you have to know essential travel advisory. Nepal has a typical monsoonal two-season a year. There is a dry season from October to Many and there is the wet season, the monsoon, from june to September. September-November, the start of the dry season, is in many ways thebest time of the year in Nepal. When monsoon just ends, the countryside is green and lush. Nepal is at its most beautiful and during this seasons there are plenty of colorful festivals to enjoy.
A travel insurance policy that covers theft, loss and medical treatment is recommended. Make sure the insurance also covers the activities that you will be undertaking during your stay in Nepal such as trekking or river rafting.
Government offices are open from 10 am to 5 p.m. from Sunday through Friday in the Kathmandu Valley. Banks are open from Sunday through Friday from 10 am to 3.30 pm. open until 12 pm only on Friday. Most Business offices are open from 10 am to 5 p.m. Sunday through Friday. Embassies and international organizations are open from 9 am to 5 pm Monday through Friday. Most shops open after 10 am and close at about 8 pm and are usually closed on Saturdays.
Major towns in Nepal have electricity and the voltage available is 220-volts and 50 cycles. Load shedding is sometime experienced in Nepal. However, most, of the major hotels have installed their own generators.
With its diverse ethnic groups and traditional beliefs, Nepal has numerous cultural practices that may appear unusual to a person on his/her first visit to country. However, to enjoy your stay in this remarkable country of white Himalayas and sparking rivers it is important to take into consideration the different cultural aspects of the country. Here is a list of things, which may be helpful to you.
The General Post Office is located near Dharahara Tower and is open from 9 am to 5 pm from Sunday to Friday. Stamps, aerograms and postcards may be purchased from 7 am to 7 pm at the counters. Services like registration ad insurance of mail and small packages, and exchange of IRCs are also available.Parcels can be sent and received through the Foreign Post Office next door. It is open from Sunday through Friday from 9 am to 5 pm.The Nepal Telecommunication Corporation Office located at Tripureswor provides ISD, STD, telex, Fax, and telegraph services. Private communication centers and hotels also proved ISD, STD, and fax services.The STD code for Nepal is 977, Inquiries can be made at 197.