Country Information Nepal
Nepal is a unique country with the highest mountains on the earth, diverse cultures, ethnic groups and very warm and friendly people.
Nestled between the two populous giants of India and China, Nepal forms the heart of the 3.000 km mountain range of the Himalayas. This mountain range dominates Nepal and contains eight of the highest mountains in the world, including Mount Everest at 8.848 meters. Nepal is therefore the highest country in the world after Tibet, and is the hiking paradise for enthusiastic hikers. From easy routes for beginners, to challenging mountain tours, Nepal offers the right tour for every taste, age, and level of experience.
With regard to freedom of worship Nepal is a shining example of openness and tolerance. More than 80% percent of the population are Hindus living in the south of the country, while Buddhism is predominant in the mountainous northern regions. With its myths and legends, the colourful untouched culture, flora and fauna, and in having the world’s most beautiful mountains, Nepal is a country that is second to none.
Your visa can be issued on arrival at a counter at Kathmandu airport. Visa costs on arriving in Kathmandu amount to US $ 40 (stay of up to 30 days) and US $ 100 (stay of up to 90 days).
The fees can also be paid in euros, which are converted by the bank at the airport in accordance with the dollar exchange rate. Two passport size photographs must be provided for the visa. At the time of the trip your passport must be valid for at least a further six months and have at least one blank page.
These visa and passport regulations apply to EU countries, Switzerland and the USA. Other nationals should check with the relevant consular authorities.
Travel health insurance (with recovery costs) is essential for your own safety and a precondition for participation in our trips. In the event of an accident in the mountains which requires a helicopter rescue, the helicopter will not take off before the responsibility for the cost is clarified.
The conclusion of travel cancellation insurance is highly recommended. In the case of bargain price flights in particular, changes or cancellations generally can’t be made free of charge. In Nepal complications with the weather or with your health could make it necessary to break off your journey.
We have requested ERGO (Reiseversicherung AG) to create various service packages for you. You can book travel health insurance at www.reiseversicherung.de.
Please note: ERGO insurance can be booked by residents of Germany and Austria. Those living in other countries are requested to book their travel insurance through an insurance provider in their own country.
It should be noted that geoDiscovery Tours advises its customers to book their travel insurance via ERGO as a recommendation only, and accepts no responsibility for the contractual content between the customer and the travel insurance provider. Customers can book their travel insurance via ERGO or another provider at their own discretion.
There are no compulsory vaccinations. However, you should be vaccinated against tetanus, hepatitis A, diphtheria and polio. For long stays vaccinations against hepatitis B and typhoid are recommended. We recommend you consult your GP (general practitioner) in good time, about three months before your trip.
Central European Time (CET) + 4 3/4 hours. There is no daylight saving time.
Money and making payments in Nepal
You can visit Nepal throughout the year, with the main trekking seasons taking place in spring and autumn, in the pre-monsoon and post-monsoon season.
The spring season starts in March and ends in late May. The autumn season is from early October to late November. Trekking tours can even be undertaken in December and January. However, it may be particularly cold at night. But the sky is almost cloudless and far fewer hikers are under way. It’s a good time to visit Everest Base Camp. In February the temperatures at higher altitudes are still low. During this time tours in the Annapurna range of the central hills are advised.
The end of February and the beginning of March mark the flowering of the rhododendrons, which give the mountains a magically colorful atmosphere. As the year advances towards March and April the climate warms up and that is the time when you can go trekking in any area.
During the monsoon time, from Mid – May to September, tours in Upper Dolpo and Upper Mustang regions can be done.
Weather Overview Nepal
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|Max Temperature C||> 5000||3||7||11||14||19||22||22||20||18||14||12||11|
|Min Temperature C||> 3000||-12||-11||-8||-4||1||5||8||6||-1||-7||-8||-12|
|Min Temperature C||> 4000||-19||-17||-11||-8||-4||2||5||4||-3||-10||-12||-15|
|Min Temperature C||> 5000||-21||-20||-16||-10||-6||1||3||3||-4||-11||-14||-18|
|Rainfallin mm||> 3000||7||6||4||2||34||202||314||294||239||16||10||2|
|Rainfallin mm||> 4000||5||2||3||1||25||80||232||214||187||7||2||4|
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It should be remembered, however, that the weather conditions on high mountains can change very suddenly at any time.
Upper Dolpo Region