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Nepal Country Quickfacts

  • Birthday celebrations
  • Boudhanath
  • Phewa Lake
  • Yak
Area:  147,181 square kilometres
Capital: Kathmandu
Country Code: 977
Country Population: 28,000,000
Credit Cards: All major credit cards are accepted.
Currency: Nepalese Rupee (Rupee = 100 Paise)
Departure Tax: NPR 1100.
Drives on the:  Left
Electricity: 220V, 50 Hz
Ethnic Groups:  90% Nepali
10% Indian origin
Flag: Nepal Flag
Licence: International driving licence is required.
Location:  East Asia
Official Language(s): Nepali (official), Newari, Bhutia, Maithali
Religion: Hindu, Buddhist
Time Zone: 10.75 hours ahead of New York/Toronto and 13.75 hours ahead of Los Angeles/Vancouver
Tipping: Tipping in Nepal is pretty customary and we suggest the following guideline:

  • Local guides: NPR 1000 per day (approx. $USD 12)
  • Drivers: NPR 500 per day (approx. $USD 6)
  • Porters (hotel): USD $ 0.5 per piece of luggage
  • When on a trekking holiday, make sure to tip your guide
    as well as the porters who carry your luggage.



Nepal Travel Information

At Goway we believe that a well-informed traveller is a safer traveller. With this in mind, we have compiled an easy-to-navigate travel information section dedicated to Nepal.

Learn about the history and culture of Nepal, the must-try food and drink, and what to pack in your suitcase. Read about Nepal's nature and wildlife, weather and geography, along with 'Country Quickfacts' compiled by our travel experts. Our globetrotting tips, as well as our visa and health information, will help ensure you're properly prepared for a safe and enjoyable trip. The only way you could possibly learn more is by embarking on your journey and discovering Nepal for yourself. Start exploring… book one of our Nepal tours today!


Extend Your Trip

After your Nepal tour considers taking the time to visit other destinations. Goway offers exciting China vacation packagesIndia tours and Thailand vacation packages plus a comprehensive selection of vacation packages in many other Asian countries.



Book your Nepal tour with Goway! 

ASIA by Goway is an exclusive division that specializes in planning and organizing Nepal tours, treks and experiences. Choose from a simple city stopover,  or be active and adventurous on a Himalayan trek, try a locally escorted tour, an independent travel module, and much more. We want to be your first choice when next you go globetrotting to Nepal.

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