Nepal officially the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal is a landlocked central Himalayan country in South Asia. Nepal is divided into 7 states and 75 districts and 744 local units including 4 metropolises, 13 sub-metropolises, 246 municipal councils and 481 villages. It has a population of 26.4 million and is the 93rd largest country by area. Bordering China in the north and India in the south, east, and west, it is the largest sovereign Himalayan state. Nepal does not border Bangladesh, which is located within only 27 km (17 mi) of its southeastern tip. Neither does it border Bhutan due to the Indian state of Sikkim being located in between. Nepal has a diverse geography, including fertile plains, subalpine forested hills, and eight of the world’s ten tallest mountains, including Mount Everest, the highest point on Earth. Kathmandu is the nation’s capital and largest city. Nepal is a multiethnic nation with Nepali as the official language.
Best Time to Visit Nepal Best or Peak Season to visit Nepal is from late September to late November, when the weather is dry and clear, and it is neither too cold or hot.
Shoulder Season: March to April, spring season, sees warm weather and rhododendrons flowering in the hills. It is a best time to see Nepal , nature ,Wildlife, and treks.
Off-season: Monsoon season, from June to September, brings with it heavy clouds that limit mountain views and landslides that block trails and paths. If your flight isn’t cancelled and you manage to make it inside the country, then you are rewarded with massive discounts on hotels and accommodation.
Budget for Nepal For Budget Travellers: INR 500-800 a day Accommodation in hostels and guesthouses: INR 400-500 Food: INR 100-200 Public transport: INR 15-25
For Mid-range Travellers: INR 1300 to INR 2500 a day Accommodation in mid-range hotels: INR 800-1200 Food: INR 500-800 Local transport in taxis: INR 150-300
For Luxury Travellers: INR 5000 and upwards Accommodation in 4* or 5* hotels: INR 2500 and upwards Food in upscale restaurants and bars: INR 1500 and upwards Local transport in cabs: INR 500 and upwards Visa Information for Nepal Visitors of all nationalities, except Indians, need to obtain a visa-on-arrival to enter this country. The tourist visa is valid for 15, 30 and 90 days. The visa-on-arrival process is very simple; all you need is the visa in cash and two passport-sized photographs. The visa is issued at the Kathmandu airport and at the borders of Nepalganj, Birganj/Raxaul Bazaar, Kakarbhitta, Sunauli, Dhangadhi, Mahendranagar and the Kodari checkpoint on the way to Tibet.
Places to Visit in Nepal
Kathmandu is a city stuck in a time warp, it is a city with a mind of its own and an impenetrable one at that. With its medieval temples, ethnic groups, convoluted lanes, noisy bazaars and an overwhelming number of hotels, this place is several things at once. Travellers just can't get enough of the intoxicating cocktail that is Kathmandu and the locals are well aware of this fact. It is timeless and often akin to an exotic fairytale and a visit is therefore imperative.
Pokhara's beauty is best expressed in poetry, yet even a thousand odes wouldn't suffice. It is the perfect place to relax and soak in the views of snow-capped mountains and the meandering river. For those who find solace in adventure sports, Pokhara is just the right place. Despite being home to a number of fancy hotels, it is simple and as laid-back as it could possibly be. Interestingly, this little escape is also the gateway to some of the finest treks in the world.
Nagarkot is nothing but a humble village, yet it is a shining gem in Nepal's crown owing to the fact that it is home to some of the best views of the Himalayas. The multitude of hotels lining this little hamlet are brilliant illustrations of its worth. The locals are possibly the warmest people you will ever meet.