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What language is spoken in Nepal?

The official language of Nepal is Nepali.

Is English spoken throughout Nepal?

English is a second language for many residents and is widely spoken throughout the country.

What currency is used in Nepal?

The currency used throughout the country is the Napalese rupee. All major credit cards are widely accepted as payment as well.

Do I need a Visa to travel to Nepal?

A Visa is required when travelling from Canada or The United States. There are three ways to acquire a Visa for Nepal, first, you may apply upon your arrival at Kathmandu’s international airport. You can also retrieve a Visa at any land border crossing open to foreigners as they will all have an immigration office. Finally, you can apply for one in advance of travelling via one of Nepal’s foreign consulates. 

When is the best time to travel to Nepal?

The best time to visit Nepal is between October and early December, as the weather will be dry and clear. Between February and April the weather is warm and flora will begin to bloom. 

Is there transportation within Nepal?

The main form of transportation within the country is local buses and minivans. Keep in mind these vehicles can become quite full and drive at fast speeds. 

Is Nepal a family friendly destination?

While Nepal is an incredibly safe country it is more inclined for the adventurous type. If your family enjoys exploring mountains and valleys by foot or bike then Nepal is the perfect trip for you!

How welcoming is Nepal to LGBTQ travellers and families?

LGBTQ visitors in Nepal will not experience any hostility or difficulty as Nepal legalised homosexuality in 2007 and implemented protection by law on the basis of sexual orientation in the same year. However, public intimacy is generally frowned upon in Nepal as it is still quite a conservative country in this regard.

Is tipping customary in Nepal?

Tipping isn’t mandatory in Nepal, however, it is considered polite to tip 10% in restaurants and cafes if service charge isn’t included.

 


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