Frequently Asked Questions About Nepal
WHAT KIND OF ACCOMMODATION IS AVAILABLE IN NEPAL?
A wide variety of accommodation can be found, however what we recommend and use are the award winning property mostly in the five star category. It is strongly recommended that you reserve all your accommodation as far in advance as possible, especially if you want to travel during their festival period.
WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO VISIT NEPAL?
The best time to travel to Nepal is from November through to March.
IS NEPAL A GOOD FAMILY DESTINATION?
Yes Nepal is a family friendly destination – with activities ranging from wildlife safaris, rafting and other activities being available for children.
SHOULD I TAKE OUT TRAVEL INSURANCE BEFORE VISITING NEPAL?
Because medical care overseas can be expensive, you should review the coverage of your own personal health insurance policy before you go. In addition, we require that all travelers to Nepal purchase supplemental travel medical evacuation insurance. This will help to ensure that you receive the best medical services available in the event of a medical emergency. Also, to ensure peace of mind from the time you book your adventure to the time you return home, we highly recommend purchasing travel insurance. A comprehensive plan may cover everything from trip cancellations and delays to lost luggage.
IS THE TAP WATER SAFE TO DRINK?
Tap water is not safe to drink in Nepal but bottled mineral water is available in your hotel room and can be purchased locally as well.
CAN I USE MY ATM card and CREDIT CARD IN NEPAL?
There are plenty of ATMs in Nepal. However if you are traveling to the jungles it Would be prudent to carry some money along with you.
Credit cards are widely accepted in Nepal. You may be able to use them in a few of the larger handcraft emporiums in Nepal (generally only Visa is accepted), but you are likely to be charged an outrageous fee for doing so. You may also use them at our hotels in Nepal. Visa and Mastercard are generally accepted in Nepal. Amex and Diner’s Club cards are rarely accepted, except in
WHERE CAN I CHANGE CURRENCY?
Traveler’s checks and cash can be cashed at most hotels and banks in Kathmandu for a small fee. Those obtained through American Express, MasterCard and Visa are most widely accepted.
IS TIPPING EXPECTED AND HOW MUCH SHOULD I GIVE?
- It is customary to tip 10 to 15% of the bill at hotels and restaurants
Steeped in history, the capital city of Nepal, Kathmandu dates back to close to over 200 years, and has over 130 important monuments.
Until as late as the seventies, the now thriving Pokhara was known as a small bazaar town, by its very few visitors.
Chitwan translates to “heart of the jungle”. The very first of Nepal’s national parks lies 175 kilometers south-west of Kathmandu.