Tourism in Nepal is safe and will remain safe. The Popular tourism destination like Kathmandu, Pokhara, Chitwan, Everest region, Annapurna region, Langtang region, etc. are considered very safe regions. These days a Bandha is rare. The Bandh is a strike called by any political party. However you can expect some change in the itinerary if a Transport strike is called by a political party. Such strike has zero effect in sight seeing in Kathmandu valley or trekking.

The illegal Trekking or Travel agency, trekking operator / tour operator, Individual trekking guide /freelancer, personal website creator for tourism activities are only concerned with their own wealth and often pay their trekking staff very less and in most occasion don’t offer them insurance, proper equipment or any other kind of support so concerning all the adventure trip so to choose the government registered Nepal trekking or travel company is one of the best scheme to concrete your dream in to the reality.

Known as the land of snowy peaks, incredible landscapes, and impressive mountains, Nepal is a country that has culture, adventure, and adrenaline rolled into one. Home to ten of the highest peaks in the world, it is no wonder that this place is frequented by adventure junkies from all over the world. However, during our trip to Nepal, what surprised me the most was the fact that beyond the mighty Himalayan mountains, the country itself is incredibly diverse and lush. Offering tourists a wide array of things to do, Nepal is a country that didn’t disappoint.

1.Before Visiting to Nepal.
Before you head off on your Nepal tour, there are some things you should consider knowing and having, to save you from a bad experience whilst in this stunningly beautiful Himalayan kingdom. Travel insurance, while not a requirement in Neal, is a good thing to have just in case something untoward happens, such as having your wallet stolen or needing hospital care. A good travel insurance does not cost a lot, and can save your life if things go wrong in Nepal. Hospitals in Nepal are not free, and you will need to show an ability to make the payments first. All of the hospitals have affiliations with the major insurance companies, and can quickly and easily validate and verify your travel insurance to take care of the bill, or transfer you to another country or even home, in severe cases.

2. Social Etiquette in Nepal
First and foremost, you‘ll want to know how to greet the locals. The traditional manner of greeting in Nepal involves placing your palms together in a prayer style and saying “namaste” or “namaskar”. Address anyone older than you with respect using the terms “dai” for men and “didi” for women. And avoid stepping over someone‘s outstretched legs or touching anyone with your feet as these are considered impolite.

3. Water Safety in Nepal
If you plan on staying in Nepal for a while, you may want to pack a boiling pan and filter for the tap water. Water from the tap is not safe for consumption, even if it‘s from your hotel. Remember to also avoid fruit that may have been washed in contaminated water or drinking soft drinks with ice in them, as the ice may have been made from tap water. Stick to bottled water, which can be found in just about every store in the country.

4. Solo women trekking in Himalaya Nepal
Solo trekking not recommends for any female traveler to the Himalayas because of the safety point of views, illness and accidents. It is better to search and find the travel mate or to join the group with fix departure with other trekking agency or hire a guide or porter for safety that helpful to know the local people, language, culture and lifestyle.

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If you are traveling from Chennai, Bangalore & Kerala. Here are some beautiful Nepal Packages:

1: Kathmandu Itinerary 2 Night 3 Days
 1 Night Kathmandu, 1 Night Nagarkot ( Sightseeing places are: Pashupatinath, Budhanilkantha, Boudhanath, Bhaktapur, Nagarkot)

City 3 Star Hotel 4 Star Hotel 5 Star Hotel
Kathmandu Kasthamandap Boutique Hotel Manaslu Hotel Shangrila
Nagarkot Country Villa Country Villa Club Himalaya
Cost ( BB Basis)
 INR 16,500  INR 19,200 INR 23,500

 

2: Kathmandu Pokhara Itinerary 3 Night 4 Days
2 Night Kathmandu, 1 Night Pokhara ( Sightseeing places are: Pashupatinath, Budhanilkantha, Boudhanath, Sarangkot, Phewa Lake, Davi’s Fall)

City 3 Star Hotel 4 Star Hotel 5 Star Hotel
Kathmandu Kasthamandap Boutique Hotel Manaslu Hotel Shangrila
Pokhara Lakeside Retreat Lakeside Retreat Fishtail Lodge
Cost ( BB Basis)
INR 23,550 INR 25,200 INR 27,800

 

Are you thinking any Trip to Nepal Cost can be a daunting task. Where to start? How to budget? Where to go? What to do? What do you need to prepare? The good news is everything you need to plan your trip to Nepal is on Nepal Visitors.

Nepal’s tourism is largely centred around trekking and it does attract a fair amount of wealthy visitors as well as backpackers. As a result there are facilities to cater for them in some areas, which can provide you with some temptation to stray above $30/day. By extending your budget to $40 you can add a little bit of luxury into your trip by staying in nicer hotels and dining out at more tourist-geared restaurants from time to time. It will also give you more room to do extra trips and visit more of the best trekking trails, which typically cost $30 to enter.

How much money will you need in Nepal? NRS 3,902 ($38) is the average daily price for traveling in Nepal. The average price of food for one day is NRS 1120 ($10.60). The average price of a hotel for a couple is NP₨2,818 ($27).  These average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

However if you are looking for more organised trekking expeditions, which is highly recommended if you’re not experienced, then even this budget won’t cover for that. The Trip to Nepal Cost can be quite high for guided trips and to reach the highest points in the Himalayas, it will take many days, which clearly is going to be quite expensive.

If trekking is likely to be the main or a major focus of your trip then use these budgets for the days you won’t be trekking and find a good company for the days you will and research the costs in advance. Here are 5 of the best short treks in Nepal along with an idea of the pricing.

UNESCO protected Durbar Square is a popular spot when backpacking Nepal. A square filled with history of rulers and royalty (Durbar literally means palace). Many of the buildings around the square are actually older than the square itself; Kasthamandap is the oldest building in the valley, at three stories and made out of wood it’s a beautiful ancient sight to awe at. You can easily spend a day wandering the streets, exploring the temples, people watching and enjoying a refreshing beer on one of the rooftop cafes.

Don’t leave Kathmandu without spending some time at the Hanuman Dhoka. Nepal’s Royal palace has some incredible history; founded in the 4th to 8th centuries AD and then expanded to what it is now in the seventeenth century by the king. You can easily spend a day exploring the sprawling palace and it’s 10 courtyards. Plus it is free to enter if you have a ticket to visit Durbar Square! Sadly the palace felt the effects of the 2015 Earthquake and some areas are undergoing repairs. Don’t let this stop you from visiting, most of the palace is now accessible and restored to its previous beauty.

If you are with someone special and think about the nice trip in a single day then why not choose a helicopter rides Nepal. Helicopter tours are very popular due to the unsurpassed and up-close views of mountain and the Himalayas, such as the Mount Everest, Annapurna or Langtang Range. Nepal tours provides quick and personal option to experience the snow-capped mountains of Nepal within a short time. Some of the Nepal Helicopters are also used for rescue operations.

Whether for business or pleasure, time, distance and location can always act as barriers when planning trips away. Our professional and modern fleet allows you to travel. Whether it’s a special occasion, romantic treat, company incentive, private family experience or VIP trip, our exclusive helicopter fights allow guests to enjoy a memorable experience of a lifetime.

About Aircraft
In Nepal, there are two type of helicopter currently operating in private sector: AS 350 B series of helicopters which are manufactured by Euro-copter, France and are very popular all over the world. It is regarded as one of the most versatile helicopters and is suitable for mountain flying and all types of helicopter missions. Following are its features:

Fail Safe Design:

  • Comfortable Seating Arrangements
  • 5 seats excluding Pilot
  • Suitable for all types of helicopter missions
  • Can fly up to an altitude of 16,000 feet

Nepal Tours is the first choice for all your corporate helicopter charter needs, our personalised service will ensure your private helicopter charter flights, Private helicopter rides Nepal and passenger transfers are completed in style. We have a number of luxury VIP aircraft available that will ensure we are able to fly you or your clients around Nepal or beyond in complete comfort and speed.

Nepal Tours are specialists in providing versatile aerial photography and filming platforms. We have a long history of providing superior aerial footage for sporting events, television shows, movies and documentaries in and around the Nepal region.

Some of the beautiful Helicopter Rides in Nepal are:

  1. Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour – 3.50 hours ( Single Day)
  2. Everest Base Camp Helicopter Trek – 1o days trek in the Mountain and fly back to helicopter
  3. Langtang Helicopter Trek – 06 days in the Langtang trek and fly back to helicopter
  4. Muktinath Helicopter Tour – 3.50 hours to 5 days packages.. It depends on your time in Nepal.

How much do helicopter rides cost? (2 person minimum)

1.30 Minutes Langtang Tours $1100 Per Person
2 hours helicopter Pokhara to Muktinath $1500 Per Person
3.50 hours Everest Helicopter tour
$2200 Per Person

Are you planning to Nepal Trekking?. The Nepal trekking packing list below is based on our personal trekking experience in Nepal and has taken a long time to compile. As the list is so long and detailed, we recommend bookmarking this page as a future reference point. This packing list can be used for all hiking and trekking routes in Nepal, including the Annapurna Circuit, Everest Base Camp and the Langtang Trek.

On top of this, we regularly receive feedback from our readers and other experienced trekkers who provide brilliant and useful little insights into gear which we then add to the list.

Although the list can seem daunting and potentially heavy, many of the items listed below can be purchased or rented locally at Kathmandu, Lukla or Namche. Please note though that local equipment is sometimes not up to scratch for severely cold weather that you might encounter on the higher parts of your trek.

This Nepal trekking equipment list is comprised of gear that we have personally used or had recommended to us by experienced trekkers. We believe this gear provides the best value for money whilst also delivering the best performance.

Suggested clothing and equipment list for Nepal Tours:

Footwear:
Walking boots. A pair of water repellent boots with ankle support.
Gaiters. A pair used to keep boots dry if walking through deep snow.
Walking socks.
Trainers or trail shoes. Can be used in and around lodge in the afternoons/ evenings.

Clothing:
Waterproof jacket and trousers (goretex or similar).
Trekking trousers.
Long sleeve shirts (not cotton).
Micro fleece.
Mid to heavyweight fleece.
Sleeveless or body warmer type fleece.
Thermals or baselayer for top & bottom (merino wool or synthetic).
Fleece pants.
Medium weight down jacket (eg Nuptse jacket by The North Face).

Handwear:
Fleece gloves.
Warms mittens and/or gloves.

Headwear:
Wool or fleece hat.
Sun hat.
Bandana or scarf.
Headtorch.  Bring extra batteries.
Sunglasses.
Personal Equipment:
Sleeping bag (Note: it is possible to rent this in Kathmandu for about £1 per day).
Day pack large enough to carry water bottles, camera, lunch and extra clothing.
Stuff sacks for keeping your gear dry and organised.
Two water bottles (Nalgene wide mouth bottles are the best).
Sunscreen and lipsalve with a high SPF.
Water purification tablets (Pristine, Biox Acqua or Acqa Mira).
Favourite snack food.
Books, ipod and cards etc.
Trekking poles (Black Diamond with “Flick Lock” are best).
Camera with spare batteries and memory cards.
Insurance certificate.
Earplugs (optional).
Baby wipes (optional).
Hand sanitizer (optional).

Travelling:
Duffle bag or large backpack for your personal gear on the trek (carried by a porter).  Bring a small combination padlock to secure the bag.
Travel clothes. You will need casual clothing for air travel days and time spent in Kathmandu.
Toiletry bag include toilet paper, soap, towel, toothbrush, etc.

Personal first aid kit:

Note: we provide a comprehensive group first aid kit but please bring personal medications and other items you might use regularly such as:

Any personal medications.
Malaria prophylactic tablets.
Blister treatment (Compeed patches are the best).
Rehydration powder eg Dioralyte.
Analgesics (paracetamol, ibuprofen and aspirin).
Plasters and zinc oxide tape.
Throat lozenges.
Diamox (helps with acclimatisation

Nepal tourism experienced a dramatic turnaround last year after being hit by the twin disasters of a devastating earthquake and crippling trade embargo in 2015. Foreign tourist arrivals to Nepal jumped 39.71 percent to 753,002 in 2016, boosted by robust visitor growth from India, China, the US, the UK and Sri Lanka, according to the statistics of the Department of Immigration.

However, 2016 arrivals are still 4.69 percent down from 2014 when the country welcomed 790,118 foreign visitors. The tourism boom is expected to continue in 2017 and remains a major growth driver for the economy even as the industry sees low overseas promotional activities. October, November and December have been the most productive months for the industry, accounting for nearly one-third of total arrivals.

“It’s a dramatic growth. The industry is returning rapidly to its pre-earthquake growth level,” said Kedar Neupane, director general of the Department of Immigration. “The tourism boom is expected to continue in 2017 given a level of promotion by Nepal in the major source markets.” He said that if the government, Nepal Tourism Board and private sector conducted aggressive promotional activities, this year could be an extraordinary year. “We can expect 1 million tourists in 2017 considering the current environment.”

Neupane said that Nepal could see a boom in Chinese arrivals this year following the move by the Chinese government to encourage travel to the country. China has announced Nepal Tourism Promotion Year 2017 in a bid to encourage its citizens to visit the Himalayan republic, according to the Nepal Embassy in Beijing.

“The industry carried out massive marketing activities in major source markets after the earthquakes, leading to a massive recovery,” said tourism entrepreneur Basant Raj Mishra. “The arrival of foreign volunteers as well as conferences held by I/NGOs in Nepal last year propelled growth.”

Suman Pandey, chairman of the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Nepal Chapter, said that 2017 looked promising; but the crumbling Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA), Nepal’s only international aerial gateway, could be a major setback.

“The hospitality industry in Nepal can accommodate more than 3 million tourists, but the airport is already choked with capacity constraints even though arrivals are way short of the one million mark,” he said.

TIA is currently served by 28 international carriers, and it has announced that it cannot accommodate more flights. “What does this statement mean? Of course, Nepal has become an attractive holiday destination for travellers, but TIA will remain the main obstacle to the growth of the industry.”

Nepal received a lot of media exposure following the earthquake which has aroused tremendous interest among potential travelers. The world’s leading travel guide Lonely Planet has named Nepal the world’s ‘best value destination’ for 2017. Likewise, Nepal’s Langtang region has been featured in The New York Times ‘52 places to go in 2017’ list.

Nepal has also appeared in the January travel issue of chinadaily.com.cn. “Nepal remains a fabulous choice for budget-conscious travelers, whether it’s the country’s world famous trekking routes or the wildlife in the southern region. Travel costs per day are as low as $50 on average,” it said.

A breakdown of arrivals by market shows Indian travellers at the top of the list. Arrivals from the southern neighbour reached 118,249 last year, up 57.40 percent. Chinese tourist arrivals jumped 55.26 percent to 104,005. Travel trade entrepreneurs said that Chinese arrivals did not increase as expected last year as the key entry point,

Tatopani Customs in Sindhupalchok, was closed after the earthquake. However, Rasuwagadhi has emerged as an important surface route with 23,452 Chinese visitors entering the country through this point last year.

Meanwhile, visitors from the US, Sri Lanka and the UK jumped 25.67 percent, 29.64 percent and 55.71 percent respectively.