Tucked between Tibet and India, Nepal is known for the Himalayan mountains, especially Mount Everest, and its ornate temples, lush greenery, and rural villages. 


The mazelike districts of Kathmandu are full of Buddhist and Hindu shrines and temples. Kathmandu Valley is home to several UNESCO World Heritage Sites including the medieval city of Bhaktapur, Swayambhunath a.k.a monkey temple, and Boudhanath a massive stupa to name just a few. Curious minds can attend the cremation ceremony at Hindu temples at Pashupatinath. 


The country is also famous for its various trekking routes with Mount Everest Base Camp or Annapurna Base and Circuit being the most popular. Pokhara, a lakeside small town is a perfect getaway from overcrowded Kathmandu, while Lumbini is considered to be the birthplace of Buddha. Those interested in wildlife animals can pay a visit to Bardia and Chitwan national parks. 


Best Time

Jun-Sep is the low season, Oct-Nov is the high season.

For trekking aim for either high or shoulder seasons

How Many Days

Kathmandu: 3 full days; 

Main destinations: two full weeks without trekking 

Good overview with trekking: 4-8 weeks

Getting There

Airports: Kathmandu

Visa Info

Almost all foreigners can get a visa on arrival except for the citizens of 12 countries.

Check iVisa to see if you require one

Getting around

Main public transport: buses and minibusses.

Also available: trains

Daily Budget

Accommodation:$4-40 hostels, apts, & midrange hotels

Food: $2-15 eating in and out

Transportation: $5-10 intercity with tourist buses. Much cheaper with local from $0.60


Before you go

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