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Nepal international travel guide in May 2023

Landscape view of Nepal

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Nepal is part of Asia with main city at Kathmandu. It's usually ๐ŸŒค๏ธ 16.96 ยฐC in Nepal with a rainfall of ๐ŸŒง 84.58 mm. Tipping is quite common in Nepal and it's good etiquette to leave one. Internet speed in Nepal is on average 2.0 Mbps. In Nepal you drive on the left side. Its Least Developed country with a population of 28M people. The main currency is Nepalese Rupee. The languages spoken are Nepali. Automatic teller machines are rare in Nepal. Current travel safety advice is Exercise a high degree of caution. Get other useful information like socket plugs, SIM cards and emergency numbers.
๐Ÿ‘ Least Developed ย  ๐ŸŒค๏ธ ~16.96 ยฐC ย  ๐ŸŒง ~84.58 mmย  ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆ 28M people

Nepal Travel Advice

๐Ÿ›ก๏ธ Travel safety

Exercise a high degree of caution
The Nepal Tourism Board has revised trekking procedures. From 1 April, solo trekkers must have a licenced trekking guide and a Trekking Information Management System (TIMS) card before undertaking treks and climbing in the Himalayan region of Nepal. We advise: Exercise a high degree of caution in Nepal due to the impacts of civil unrest and natural disasters.
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Nepal Weather

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๐ŸŒง Rainfall

Nepal Essential travel details

๐Ÿ”Œ Plugs

Nepal uses 230V, 50Hz with sockets and plugs Type C, Type D and Type M.

๐ŸŒ Languages

The languages that are typically spoken are Nepali

Money in Nepal

๐Ÿ’ฑ Currencies Used

Nepal uses the Nepalese rupee (symbol: ?), code NPR.Banknotes come in denominations of 1000, 500, 250, 100, 50, 25, 20, 10, 5, 2 and 1 rupees. Rupee is subdivided into 100 paisas. Coins come in denominations of 10, 5, 2 and 1 rupees and 50, 25, 10, 5 and 1 paisas.

๐Ÿง ATMs

Automatic teller machines are rare in Nepal. Your best bet is to look for them in large cities and community places.You do not need a chip & PIN card to use an ATM โ€” your standard magnetic card will work fine.

๐Ÿ’โ€โ™‚๏ธ Tipping

Expected to tip Tipping is quite common in Nepal and it's good etiquette to leave one. How much money you leave depends on the service and how happy you were with it. Receipts might sometimes include a service charge.

Calling in Nepal

๐Ÿ“ก Internet

Internet speed in Nepal is on average 2.0 Mbps. WiFi coverage in Nepal is low. It is not as easy to find one.

๐Ÿ“ฑ Phones

You can buy a SIM card for about 874.28 NPR, which includes 1 GB of data plan. You can choose from 3 telecoms: Ncell, Nepal Telecom or Smart Cell. Nepal uses GSM mobile networks GSM 900 and GSM 1800. If you don't want to buy SIM card in Nepal upon arrival, make sure to check the roaming charges with your telecom provider before your departure so there are no surprises when you return home.

๐Ÿ“ž Calling

To call Nepal, dial +, then 977 (the country code for Nepal), then the area code (without the initial 0) and the local number. For local calls within Nepal, start with the area code (with the initial 0). In the case above area code is 1 .

Driving in Nepal

๐Ÿ›ฃ๏ธ Road rules

In Nepal you drive on the left side. Most cars have manual transmission (stick). Unless otherwise posted, the speed limits for cars and motorcycles are as follows: 60 km/h (37 mph) in all built-up areas.

๐Ÿ†˜ Emergency

Fire department
033, 301, 300

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