A gateway to the awe-inspiring Himalayas, Nepal offers the world’s best treks, such as the Annapurna Circuit and the Everest Base Camp trek. But Nepal is not merely a trekkers’ paradise. You will also find lush tropical rainforests, vast grasslands, stunning temple art, serene Buddhist stupas and colorful cities here.

Visit the outstanding UNESCO World Heritage sites of Patan and Bhaktapur and marvel at their royal palaces and Newari architecture. Kathmandu is also endlessly fascinating, with its medieval alleys, chaotic bazaars, palaces and nightlife. Head to Pokhara and admire the scenery and soak in the quiet charms of the lake city. Go deep into the jungle of Chitwan to spot the wildlife. There is no dearth of places to visit and things to do in Nepal.

Say, you are looking to trek to Everest Base Camp in May or wondering if November in Nepal is ideal for exploration, we have got you covered. Just use our Nepal travel guide to explore this remarkable country and find the best time to visit Nepal.

So, how many days should you spend in Nepal? We recommend spending a minimum of one week on your Nepali holiday. Once you have gathered all the information on Nepal, you can choose one of these Nepal tours that best fits your budget and interests. Or, you could plan a customized tour to Nepal with the assistance of our local travel experts.

Top Destinations in Nepal

Discover the highlights of Nepal.

Follow Trekking Trails to Everest Base Camp

Follow Trekking Trails to Everest Base Camp

The Everest Base Camp trek is one of the most incredible experiences in the world. The scenery is jaw-droppingly beautiful. The trek is accessible to anyone with basic fitness levels. While the Classic Everest Base Camp Trek is the most popular, alternative routes like the Three Passes detour are also available. View Tours

Go on a Safari in Chitwan National Park

Go on a Safari in Chitwan National Park

Spread across 952 square kilometers, Chitwan National Park is home to nearly 50 species of mammals, 55 species of reptiles and amphibians and more than 500 species of birds. Spot tigers, leopards, elephants and rhinos on a traditional jeep safari. And see crocodiles and gharials on an exciting boat safari on Rapti River. View Tours

Explore Kathmandu’s Historic Landmarks

Explore Kathmandu’s Historic Landmarks

Kathmandu Durbar Square is the heart of the old city. Here, you can find the city’s best architectural heritage and landmarks, including the famed Hanuman Dhoka palace. Other must-visit sites in Kathmandu include the Pashupatinath temple, and Swayambhunath, a Buddhist stupa overlooking the city. View Tours

What to do in Nepal

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Nepal at a Glance

Quick facts about Nepal.


Kathmandu is the capital of Nepal. Founded in 723CE by Raja Gunakamadeva, its early name was Manju-Patan. The word Kathmandu means ‘wooden temple.’ Like many South Asian cities, Kathmandu can seem noisy and chaotic at first glance, but this mix of ancient, medieval and modern makes it so intriguing.


49.45 square kilometers. Navigating Kathmandu can seem challenging, but you can easily find rickshaws in the tourist area of Thamel and taxis nearly everywhere. Buses are available, but the service can be confusing.


+977 is the Nepal's country code when making a call from another country. Follow the country code with an area code, such as 01 for Kathmandu.


Nepal uses the Nepali Rupee. ATMs are found in most large towns and cities. Nepal’s main airport offers facilities for exchanging money. Moneychangers can also be found in tourist hotspots. Government-registered money changers usually give better rates. US dollar cheques are accepted in tourist areas but carry local cash when traveling to remote places.


Tribhuvan International Airport is Nepal’s only international airport. It is home to about a dozen private carriers operating within the country and some international airlines that connect parts of Asia and the Middle East. The airport is about six kilometers away from the city center. Code: KTM Closest City: Kathmandu


All foreign nationals barring Indians, need a visa to enter Nepal. Visas are free for 30 days for some South Asian nationals. Tourist visas are issued on arrival at Kathmandu airport, but you may want to get one from a Nepali embassy or consulate in your country beforehand. Tourist visas can be extended up to 150 days.


More than 120 languages are spoken in Nepal, but the official language is Nepali. English is the most commonly spoken international language, and most people in the tourism sector speak basic English. If you go to rural areas, a friendly smile and a ‘namaste’ will go a long way in breaking the ice.


Dial 100 to contact the police. 1144 is the tourist police hotline number for Kathmandu. Dial 101 for fire and 112 for ambulance service.


Nepal does not have Uber, but motorcycle ride-sharing apps like Pathao, InDriver and Tootle are popular here. You can use foreign SIM cards in Nepal, but local ones like Ncell are far cheaper.

When to visit Nepal

Read the below travel guides to find the best time to visit Nepal.

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How long to stay in Nepal

Read about the ideal duration to stay in Nepal.

Treks in Nepal

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FAQs for Nepal

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Sustainable travel — How to travel through Nepal responsibly

In line with Bookmundi’s vision, we wish to provide our travelers with a sustainable travel experience through Nepal. As part of this effort, we carbon offset any Nepal tour that you purchase through us. Read more details about our carbon offsetting program.

Here’s what you can do to travel to Nepal more responsibly:

  • Carbon offset your trip to Nepal via Qantas that allows for carbon offsetting. If you have purchased your tour through Bookmundi, the moment your tour begins in Nepal, we will carbon offset your tour from its starting point to its ending point.
  • You can donate a small amount to help the efforts of Renewable World, an NGO with headquarters in the UK that works with local partners in Nepal to develop affordable renewable energy solutions for poor communities.
  • You can also do your bit by traveling sustainably in Nepal. For example, don’t buy plastic bottles, always pack any rubbish generated and dispose of properly, and travel by bus instead of flight between major cities.

Nepal travel tips and insights

  • Take off your shoes before entering a temple or someone’s home.
  • Objects and cash should be offered and received with the right hand or both hands.
  • The Nepali greeting, “namaste,” with your palms held together, is the best way to form a bond or start a conversation with a stranger. A more formal and respectful version is “namaskar,” usually reserved for older relatives or priests.
  • Power outages are common in Nepal, especially in remote areas. So always be prepared with a power bank to charge your devices.

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