According to computergees, Nepal (Nepali: संघीय लोकतान्त्रिक गणतन्त्र नेपाल) is a country in Asia bordering India, China (Tibet). The capital of Nepal is Kathmandu. Some major cities in Nepal are: Pokhara, Lalitpur and Biratnagar.
Nepal is known as a country with a special culture. You will come across many temples, pilgrimage sites, old villages and palaces. Nepal has a large mountain area, the Himalayas, and large areas of untouched nature that are housed in National Parks. Various animals live in the wild in these National Parks, such as: the rhinoceros, Bengal tiger and the elephant. The population mostly lives through Buddhism and Hinduism and are known to be friendly and helpful. The Himalayan mountains that occupy a large part of the country are known for the eternal snow that lies on the higher parts. Rare snow leopards can also be found in this area. See computerdo for is Christmas being celebrated in Asia.
Where is Nepal located?
Travel information of Nepal
Official name: Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal
Area: 147,181 km²
Capital city: Kathmandu
Country code: NP, NPL
Population: 30,327,877 inhabitants (2020)
Form of government: Federal republic
Highest point: 8,848 m (Mount Everest)
Distance (Amsterdam – Kathmandu): 6,986 km
Flight time: approximately 10 hours and 20 minutes
Current status: Attention, safety risks.
Current color code: Yellow.
Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), (temporary) measures may apply in Nepal that you as a tourist may have to deal with. For the most up-to-date corona travel advice, please refer to our special coronavirus travel advice page. For the number of current corona infections, number of deaths and various corona-related graphs in Nepal, please visit Countryaah.
On our travel offer page you will find an overview of reliable travel organizations that offer complete trips and holidays to Nepal. In addition, you will find an overview of separate travel components (hotels and airline tickets) with which you can compile your ideal trip yourself.
Travel guides and maps
Are you looking for a travel guide, map, hiking map, cycling map, book or DVD about Nepal?
Excursions, activities and day trips
With the help of Countryaah you can reserve an excursion, activity, guided tour, entrance ticket and/or day trip for your stay in Nepal at a discount. This way you are assured of a place, in some cases you can skip the queue and you can already plan your travel program.
Weather and climate
Nepal has a temperate climate. We divide the country as follows:
– Northern part (Himalaya)
Temperatures constantly below freezing. Mountains are covered with snow and ice.
– Middle part
Temperatures in the winter months around 10 degrees and in the summer months around 25 degrees.
– Southern part (India)
Temperatures in the winter months around 15 degrees and in the summer months around 35 degrees.
The current weather (weather forecast) and a weather forecast for Nepal can be found on our extensive weather page.
Extensive information about the climate of Nepal can be found at Climate info.
March, April, May and October are the best months to travel to Nepal. You avoid the rainy season and the cold winter months with a lot of snowfall.
Nepali is the official language in Nepal. In addition, Maithili, Tamang and Bhojpuri are also spoken.
Would you like to translate from or to Nepali for free? Use the Google translator for this.
You must have a passport that is valid for at least 6 months upon departure from Nepal.
A visa is required. You can apply for this in person at the consulate of Nepal in Amsterdam.
You need a special trekking permit for all mountain areas in Nepal. These are only issued to registered organisations.
Embassies and consulates
Below is an overview of relevant diplomatic representations, including addresses and contact details.
Dutch consulate in Nepal: netherlandsworldwide.nl.
Embassy of Nepal in Belgium (also for the Netherlands): nepalembassy.be.
Consulate of Nepal in the Netherlands: nepal.nl.
For urgent assistance, you can contact the Ministry of Foreign Affairs 24/7 on +31247247247.
Before visiting Nepal, it is advisable to get one or more vaccinations.
For extensive vaccination advice and to make a vaccination appointment at home, please visit Thuisvaccinatie.nl. You can also see here whether your health insurance reimburses the vaccination(s).
occurs in Nepal (with the exception of Kathmandu and the Himalayas). Malaria is an infectious disease transmitted by malaria mosquitoes. This infectious disease can lead to death if not treated in time and/or incorrectly.
For prevention and control of malaria, please visit our malaria page.
Money and Currency
In Nepal, people pay with the Nepalese rupee (rupee) (NPR).
The current position of this currency (currency, currency) can be found on our exchange rate page.
An overview of all ATMs in Nepal can be found on our ATMs page.
The prices in Nepal are a lot lower than in the Netherlands. The price difference with the Netherlands is -57% on average. Some examples are: restaurants (79% cheaper), food (51% cheaper), imported beer in catering (24% cheaper), cigarettes (71% cheaper) and public transport (93% cheaper). Please note that the price difference in tourist areas, especially during high season, may vary.
In Nepal it is customary to give a tip of approximately 5-10%. In more expensive restaurants, a service charge is already automatically added to the bill.
During our summer time in Nepal it is 3 hours and 45 minutes later.
During our winter time it is 4 hours and 45 minutes later in Nepal.
Nepal has no difference in winter time and summer time.
The local time, date and time zone for Nepal can be found on our time difference page.
Traffic and route
In Nepal you have to drive on the left.
To drive and/or rent a motor vehicle in Nepal you must have an international driver’s license. The international driver’s license is available at an ANWB shop.
With the Google route planner you can compile a route description from, to or within Nepal.
In some cases you need a travel plug in Nepal.
More information about common plugs and sockets in Nepal can be found on our electricity page.
If you need help from the police, fire brigade and/or ambulance in an emergency, you can use the emergency numbers below.
– Police: 100 or 103
– Fire: 101
– Ambulance: Local numbers
It is not recommended to drink water from the tap.
If you are unable to buy bottled water, use a water purifier to purify the water or boil the water for 5 minutes. After this you can safely use it as drinking water and for things like brushing teeth, cleaning lenses and washing vegetables and / or fruit. More information about drinking water and/or the purchase of water purification products can be found on our drinking water page.
News and newspapers
The latest news related to Nepal can be found on Google news.
An overview of the newspapers from Nepal can be found on Abyznewslinks.
Websites from Nepal end with.np.
Official websites of Nepal: nepalgov.gov.np and welcomenepal.com.
The country code (international access code) to call someone in Nepal is 00977 or +977.
Do you want to call the Netherlands from Nepal? Then use the Dutch country code 0031 or +31.
(If using a country code, omit the leading 0 of the number to be called.)
Company details can be found in the Yellow Pages of Nepal.
Photos and videos
On Flickr you will find a nice collection of photos from Nepal.
On Youtube you will find a nice collection of videos from Nepal.
An overview of all public holidays in Nepal can be found on Beleven.org.
Reviews and travel experiences
On Zoover and TripAdvisor you will find reviews from travelers about accommodations (eg hotels and holiday homes), restaurants and destinations in Nepal, supplemented with photos, videos and places of interest.
Are you looking for a travelogue about Nepal?
Here you will find travel reports and experiences of travelers who have previously visited Nepal. It is also possible to keep a free diary of your trip for family and/or friends.
Nature and world heritage
An overview of the protected nature areas (including national parks, reserves and wildlife parks) in Nepal can be found on Protected Planet.
An overview of the world heritage sites in Nepal can be found on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
Do you want to know how much you are allowed to import and export when traveling to Nepal? On the IATA website you will find an overview of the maximum quantities of cigarettes, alcohol, money and medicines, among other things. If you stick to these quantities, you don’t have to declare anything to customs. You will also find the laws and regulations regarding the entry of pets on this website.
Entrepreneurship and doing business
If you are planning to do business in or do business with Nepal, it is wise to prepare well. The Netherlands Enterprise Agency can help you with this. On PaulSourcing.com you will find a large amount of information about Nepal, including: opportunities, import and export regulations, trade figures, do’s and don’ts, business partners and subsidies.
Below you will find relevant legislation and regulations that you may encounter during your visit to Nepal.
– Alcohol: Buying and/or drinking from the age of 18.
– Alcohol and traffic: Maximum allowed alcohol content is 0.
– Tobacco: Buying and/or smoking from the age of 18.
– Smoking ban: In public places.
– Homosexuality: Allowed
Did you know that…
…People in Nepal live according to a lunar calendar?
…Nepal is the only country in the world with a non-rectangular flag?
…Nepal is the birthplace of the Buddha?
…8 of the 10 highest mountains are in Nepal?
…Half of the Nepalese population lives on 1 dollar a day?
…8% of the world’s bird species can be found in Nepal?