Nepal General Information
Nestled between two giant countries India and China, Nepal is a small Himalayan country with the unique diversity in culture and nature. Nepal has an area of 147,181 square kilometers that covers 0.1 percent of total landmass of the earth. Also the home of roof of the world, Mt. Everest along with other 8 out of 14 highest mountain peaks, Nepal offers the adventurous holidays like Trekking, Mountain climbing and expedition, tours and Sightseeing and soft adventure sports.
Visa and Flight Information
If you are planning for Nepal Holidays, you need to acquire a visa (on arrival for foreigner except Indian) to get entry via flights or by land. Nepal has only the International Airport – Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu connected to the other countries and there are seven entry points connected with India and China (Tibet). The visa is valid for three to six months from the date of issue. Children under 10 require a visa free of cost. The citizen from the SAARC countries need visas but not charged a visa fee. But the citizen of these countries don’t get visa on arrival at the immigration entry points of Nepal namely–Nigeria, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Cameroon, Somalia, Liberia, Ethiopia, Iraq, Palestine, and Afghanistan.
Festivals and Best Time to Travel
Nepal is the most beautiful country with the Himalayas and the diversity in nature. But this tiny Himalayan country is also the popular for its mysterious culture and heritage. As being the multi-ethnic, multi-lingual and multi-cultural country, every day is celebrated as festival in Nepal. Dashain and Tihar are the biggest and most popular festivals in Nepal celebrated by Hindu community
While you are planning for Nepal trip, you need to know about the best time for traveling. Basically Autumn and Spring seasons are considered to the best seasons for trekking, tours and expeditions as during these time, the sky will be clear enough to view the mountains and the weather will be plesant. During the autumn season, you also have opportunity to enjoy the colorful festivals, beautiful mountain views, diverse landscapes and meet the happy people.
Travel Tips and Packing List
No doubt, Nepal is the best destination in the world for enjoying your holidays but there are some facts, you should consider while traveling to the Himalayas. You need to know about the travel tips before going to Nepal which are the visa process, accessibility, the best season to visit, altitude sickness, availability of accommodation, safety measures, packing lists, travel insurance, foreign exchange, trekking and climbing permits, places to visit and physical fitness.
We suggest you to pack your baggage as lightly as possible. Nature Trail Travels and Tours, Trekking and Expeditions provide a porter for every two trekkers. If you need to buy the trekking and climbing gears, there are plenty of trekking shops around Kathmandu and Pokhara. You can easily rent the required gears with the minimum charges.