Questions tagged [nepal]

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

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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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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 there border control on Mt. Everest?

The international border between Nepal and Chinese-controlled Tibet runs through Mount Everest, which is reportedly getting crowded due to the large number of climbers (who mainly ascend the Nepali ...
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Is it currently possible to cross the Sino-Nepal Friendship Bridge from China to Nepal in own 4x4 car?

Apparently the Sino-Nepal Friendship Bridge was closed after 2015 earthquakes. What is the current status of the crossing? Assuming I get a permit to drive my vehicle in Tibet, with a guide of ...
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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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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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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 flight....
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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 drive to Nepal. 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 Wikipedia, ...
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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 better ...
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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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Which national parks in Nepal do not legally require you to have a guide?

I am having difficulty finding out which national parks in Nepal do not legally require you to have a guide, using my phone and local data. There doesn't seem to be a single website, even a Nepali ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Can I carry slush powder as a carry-on on a 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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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Documents required by Indian citizens wishing to travel to Nepal

I'm a citizen of India and I'm travelling to Nepal by air. Is an Aadhaar Card a valid document used for travelling to Nepal by air?
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Must Indian passport holders have six-month valid passport to enter Nepal? [duplicate]

Do Indian passport holders have to have six-month validity left on their passport to enter Nepal? I am an Indian passport holder wanting to travel to Nepal soon and do not have enough time to be able ...
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Travel documents required to travel to Nepal by a 8 year old child

I am an Indian national living in USA on a H1B1 visa. I will be travelling to Nepal from India, from the 13th to 18th June 2017 along with my wife and 8 year old son. Our passports will submitted 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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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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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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Is a passport required for travelling to Nepal from India by air? [duplicate]

I'm an Indian citizen and I want to travel to Nepal by air. Is a passport required?
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Where in Switzerland can I exchange Nepalese Rupee into Swiss Francs?

I have Nepalese rupees at home that are worth around 50 Swiss francs (45 Euros). I wanted to exchange them and tried two large banks. Both of them said that they don't accept Nepalese rupees. So what ...
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What documents are needed to travel by air from Nepal to India?

I have Indian nationality. I'm in Nepal with my family (wife and 3 children) for vacation. We want to go home to Mumbai, but couldn't get train tickets, so we decided to go by air. My wife and I ...
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Do I need a visa to travel from India to Nepal?

I am planning for a one month journey to Kathmandu, Nepal. I have read that Indian citizen does not need to have visa as to travel to Nepal. If so what all identifications/documents should I carry ...
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Is it possible to go overland from Yangon to Kathmandu?

How can I get to Kathmandu from Myanmar using land transport?
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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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Questions regarding luggage pick up in Delhi in transit

I am a South African citizen arriving in Delhi en route to Kathmandu and the problem is I am flying in on one airline and departing on another so I have to collect my luggage in Delhi. I am returning ...
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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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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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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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May I drive an Indian-registered car in Nepal?

My car is registered in India. I Plan to visit Nepal for 10 days. Am I allowed to bring and drive my car there, or would I need to re-register it in Nepal?
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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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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 which basis should I decide for a travel insurance for Nepal?

I am from Germany and I will go trekking in Nepal in March for 3 weeks. I want to have health insurance in that time. While the health insurances within Germany are super similar, I have no idea about ...
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Canada visitor visa proof of relationship with inviting friend

I am planning to visit Canada for about a week from US. I am in US for about 1.5 months with B1-B2 Visa. I have applied for Canada visa in visit (6 month or less) category. My friend, who is ...
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Is the Nepal Tourism Board in Bhrikutimandap, Kathmandu, open on Saturdays?

I need to get a TIMS card from the Nepal Tourism Board on Saturday. But I am getting conflicting information. On the official site I have found: TIMS Counter office hours at Tourist Service Center, ...
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Lhasa to Kathmandu by bus

I am planning to go to China for 3 months. The next country I would jump into ideally would be Nepal from Tibet, because next I would go India. As I understand Tibet is now accessible by train from ...
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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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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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Return stamp is missing (via train)

I was travelling to Nepal on a flight and my passport was stamped. I returned back to Calcutta on a train and I didn't get a stamp when crossing the border. Is that a problem?
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Can I travel to Nepal from UAE with a Indian passport during the COVID situation [duplicate]

I am living in Dubai. I would like to know if I can travel to Nepal with my Indian passport without a visa in the COVID-19 situation directly from the UAE.
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Nepal visa on arrival payment method

I will be arriving in Nepal tomorrow and I’m getting mixed information on how to pay for the visa on arrival. Some sites say cash only, some say I can use a credit card. Does anyone have recent ...