Nepal Destination guide

As the world leader in travel experiences since 1947, we connect you to the real Nepal in a way like no other. A land of ancient spirituality and incredible nature in the Himalayas, Nepal inspires like no other. When you visit Nepal with Trafalgar, we’ll take you on a soul-stirring journey from the golden temples to the bustling capital, Kathmandu. We’ll travel to all the best places to visit in Nepal, like the beautifully-preserved medieval cities and royal palaces of Patan and Bhaktapur. You’ll also meet the proud people of Nepal and get a real insight into the cultural heart of this country. Marvel at the traditional handicrafts of artisans and learn the stories of Tibetan refugees. As you delve into the wonders of Nepal, you’ll be watched over by the world's highest peak - Mount Everest - known as Chomolungma, the Goddess Mother of the World. Travel with us and unlock the infinite possibilities thanks to our exclusive Trafalgar Highlights.
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"I love showing our guests all the different sides of Nepal from the bustling markets of Thamel where you'll find amazing handicrafts to the peaceful river banks where you can witness sacred ceremonies. "
Travel Director
Nepal at a glance
From thousand-year-old temples and medieval palaces to snow-capped mountains and Buddhist monasteries, Nepal is a land of breathtaking scenery and spirituality. Join your expert Trafalgar Travel Director and explore the beauty and traditions of Nepal, from the glittering shrines and artisanal markets to the mighty Himalayas.
Currency
Nepalese rupee
Winter avg
30°C
Summer avg
28°C
Time Zone
GMT+5:45
Capital City
Katmandu
Language
Nepali
Good morning
Śubha - prabhāta
Good evening
Śubha sandhyā

What to pack for Nepal

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Long-sleeved clothing

When you visit Nepal, you’ll be exploring a lot of beautiful temples where you must wear modest clothing that covers the arms and knees. Bring a large scarf and pack a few long-sleeved options.

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Reusable bags

Nepal is home to some extraordinary natural wonders. Help keep the country beautiful by bring reusable bags for shopping and limiting plastic waste.

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Slip on shoes

In Nepal, you must remove your shoes before entering houses, temples, and monasteries. Bring a comfortable pair of sandals you can easily slip off all day.

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Nepalese rupee

The national currency of Nepal is the Nepalese rupee, so come prepared for your trip with some cash on hand.

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Travel plug adaptor

In Nepal, the power plugs and sockets are type C, D and M. Be sure to bring a universal travel plug adaptor so you can charge your gadgets.

Other things to know before you go

Depending on your nationality, you'll need a valid passport and may also need visas to enter. Please check this well in advance of your trip departure date here. Some countries also require passports to have 3-6 months left on them before the given expiry date, so be sure to double check this before booking your travels.

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