Nepal international travel advice

Landscape view of Nepal

Nepal 🇳🇵

Nepal is part of Asia with main city at Kathmandu. Its Least Developed country with a population of 28M people. The main currency is Nepalese Rupee. The languages spoken are Nepali. the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal is the formal name of Nepal It is adviced to High degree of caution Get useful information like travel advice, temperatures, rainfall, socket plugs, languages spoken, SIM cards, ATM, currencies, road rules and emergency numbers.
👍 Least Developed   🌤️ ~5.34 °C   🌧 ~11.52 mm  👨‍👩‍👦‍👦 28M people

Advice

⚠️ Travel advice

High degree of caution

On 30 November 2019, several by-elections will take place throughout Nepal. Avoid protests and large public gatherings before, during and after the elections. Small-scale improvised explosives have been used in the past. Monitor the media and other sources about emerging security risks (see safety and security). We haven't changed our level of advice – 'exercise a high degree of caution' in Nepal.

issued date: November 12, 2019

Weather

🌤️ Temperature

🌧 Rainfall

General

🔌 Sockets

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

🌐 Languages

The languages that are typically spoken are Nepali

Money

💱 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.

🏧 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 — your standard magnetic card will work fine.

💁‍♂️ 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

📡 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.

📱 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.

📞 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

🛣️ 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.

🆘 Emergency

Police

112

Ambulance

999

Fire department

033, 301, 300

Last updated: December 5, 2019