A mountainous country in South Asia popular for trekking and having Kathmandu as its capital and largest city.

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What will be the total duration and cost of Annapurna Base Camp trek?

I am from Nepal, but living in India. I will be visiting Nepal this year during Dashain and am planning to do the ABC trek in early October this year (2016). The plan is to complete the trek in at ...
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What are the mountains visible in these photos?

My friend claims that Mt. Everest is visible in these pictures Is it possible to distinguish which one is Mt. Everest, or if it is visible in any one of them? (Note: the original picture looks ...
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Mount Everest climb cost and total time

I am from Bangladesh. How can I climb Mount Everest, for a reasonable price? How much does it cost to climb Mount Everest? And how much time does this campaign usually take?
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is passport required for travelling to nepal from india by air

I'm an Indian citizen and I want to travel to Nepal by air. Is a passport required?
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Can I carry slush powder on flight?

I am going to attend an international conference in which I need to perform a magic trick using slush powder (aka sodium polyacrylate water gel). Can I carry it on the flight? I will be travelling ...
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Easily accessible snow in Nepal

I'm planning to go to Nepal around November, December. Can I know of some places where we can stay and experience considerable snow, but that place has to be a village or town with regular transport ...
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Can I get a Visa for Nepal in its border with India?

I'm an European citizen with a visa for India that allows for multiple entries. I understand that, that doesn't allow me to enter Nepal. If I go to Nepal's border, can I get a Nepal's visa there? What ...
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Why 1000 and 500 Indian rupee are not accepted in Nepal and Bhutan?

Why all Indian rupee notes are accepted in Nepal and Bhutan, except 500 Rs and 1000 Rs? Why spare those two notes?
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Can anybody travel to Nepal with Indian visa?

Indian citizens are allowed to travel to Nepal by virtue of being an Indian citizen. What about those with Indian visas?
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Do stores at tourist-heavy sites in Nepal accept USD?

I will be going to Nepal for mountain trekking, I want to bring USD simply because it is very hard for me to get Nepalese Rupee in my home country. At tourist heavy sites, do most stores accept USD? ...
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Is it safe to visit Nepal now since the trip is non refundable?

My parents (both over 60) have booked a 10 day tour of Nepal: Kathmandu, Lumbini, Pokahara, Chitwan. Mostly land tours and excursions, no hikes or anything serious. Their journey starts May 18th. Is ...
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Transiting in Kathmandu in aftermath of earthquake

I am due to depart in 9 days with a friend for a trip centred in Nepal, with shorter trips to Bhutan and Mumbai. The aftermath of the weekend's earthquake means this is no longer viable, and the ...
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Multiple-entry visas on arrival in Kathmandu

Is it possible for a British passport holder to get a 15-day multiple-entry visa on arrival at Kathmandu airport? The information online seems inconsistent about whether it's only single-entry visas ...
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Is the road from Delhi to Nepal Safe?

Recently a new bus service was launched from Delhi to Nepal directly. I was just wondering how the roads were? I remember going to Nepal about 20 years ago, I was very young but do recall staying ...
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Where to find a reliable weather forecast for mountain region of Nepal

Where can I find a reliable weather forecast for trekking in remote mountain regions of Nepal? I'm planning a trek to Upper Dolpo (east of Dhaulagiri range). Considering a recent fatalities ...
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Visiting Kathmandu, stay in Themel or Nagarkot? [on hold]

I am visiting Kathmandu in October and wondering if I should stay in Themel or Nagarkot. Themel is more touristy and has more hotels. Nagarkot is a bit far, but is more unspoiled. I would prefer ...
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Skiing near Katmandu, Nepal

I will be travelling to Kathmandu (and onwards to Pokhara). Is there some place where we can go for skiing which is drivable distance from these cities.
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Why do Nepalese authorities care about Everest climb fairness?

Following this news piece. Nepal said on Tuesday it was investigating whether a Chinese woman, this season's sole climber of Mount Everest from the Nepalese side, used a helicopter to reach a ...
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Does Nepal have open borders with India?

According to Wikipedia, Nepal has "open borders" with India underneath the 1950 Indo-Nepal Treaty of Peace and Friendship. As far as I understand, it's not a truly open border as movement is ...
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Is it legal for an Indian Citizen to travel to Nepal without any form of identification?

I am an Indian Citizen and I wish to travel to Nepal by road. I am aware of the fact that if you enter Nepal by air, even as an Indian Citizen, you will be required to present an ID. According to ...
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Vaccination for Nepal

I'm intending to go to Nepal (specifically Kathmandu and Pokhara) for 19 days trip, starting on 4th of April. After some research I've found that it's common to take vaccinations for Hepatitus A and ...
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What is a good gift for hospitality in Nepal

I am planning an extended Motorbike tour through Nepal and India and was wondering what a good token of appreciation would be .. besides money .. to give to people inviting me for a meal or giving me ...
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Mount Everest without the crowd

I'm looking to trek to Base camp Mount Everest in the next year, I'm just wondering what the best time of the year would be to avoid the huge crowds I keep hearing about. I don't care if its ...
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Nepal: How bad is the rainy season?

I'm considering a trip to Nepal next week, which will mean I would arrive in early July which I've found out is the rainy season. I would be planning to stay for about 2 months, hopefully having ...
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Is there a way to get to the top of Mount Everest without hiking too far?

The title says it all, really. Are there possibilities using helicopters for example? What are the prices? Any experiences?
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How can I get a Nepal Telecom SIM card in Thamel, Kathmandu?

Does anyone know how I can get a Nepal Telecom SIM card in (or close to) Thamel, as a foreigner? Preferable straight away with not so much hassle because I plan on going trekking ASAP. I want Nepal ...
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On-site photography workshop in Nepal or India

I am an amateur photographer but do not have the patience to take classes to get better. I've heard of good workshops being taught while trekking in the Andes or the Himalaya but I cannot find ...
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Explain this interaction between a traveller, a boy and a bag of bread in Nepal? [closed]

I aimlessly bumped into a youtube video. A traveller in Nepal seemed to call the poor little boy hiding behind a post an idiot? I don't understand what has happened between them? Is it a local scam or ...
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Buying plane tickets offline in Nepal

Is it possible to buy air tickets from Kathmandu, Nepal to Toronto, Canada from a Nepali travel agent or any airline operating from Nepal? I need to buy tickets "off-line" because my credit limit does ...
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Is there a possibility to stay with a family in Himalayan or Karakoram mountainous regions?

How can I find a family to let me stay for a month in Himalayan or Karakorum regions of Northern Pakistan? Do you know if there is a company/tour operators who have such services? For example, a ...
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How to get from Delhi to Kathmandu overland?

I am going to Nepal and probably, same as everyone, through Delhi. I was considering going overland from Delhi to Kathmandu, however I have found many posts that advise against it in favor of a ...
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Most effective way to bring money to India and Nepal

What is the most effective way to bring money for a backpacking trip to India and Nepal? Are ATMs available and reliable outside of the main cities? Do they charge commission? Or is it better to have ...
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Trekking tips to Langtang [closed]

I'm thinking of trekking toward Langtang, Nepal. As i don't have much knowledge of the really place and about trekking. I with my team have planned to move at the end of march. so any one who has ...
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Is it possible to buy outdoor clothing in Northern India/Nepal?

Another shopping question, but I do think it is on topic! I will soon travel to India, the first few months I will spend in the south and lower parts of the country where it will be warm and hot. As ...
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How to visit India, Nepal and Sri Lanka on a single trip

On my upcoming trip to India, I also would like to visit the neighboring countries of Nepal and Sri Lanka. Assuming I am flying into India (and out again) this means I need to get a multiple entry ...
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What is the actual price of hiring a porter for Everest base camp?

I know hiring a guide/porter is not required for the Everest Case Camp hike, but I think it is a good way to add something to the local economy. I am considering getting hiring a porter for this hike. ...
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Annapurna Tilicho Lake without camping?

The Tilicho Lake is a side trek in the Annapurna circuit. Usually, the Annapurna circuit is traveled from guesthouse to guesthouse, without outdoor camping. Is it possible to visit the Tilicho Lake ...