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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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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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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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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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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I'm from Israel, do I need power adapters for Nepal?

I'm traveling to Nepal and I don't know if I need to bring power adapters and if so which power adapters to bring
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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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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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Can you bring a used TV into Nepal? [closed]

Am I allowed to bring in a second-hand TV into Nepal?
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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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Long term Visa for Nepal [closed]

I am a British citizen and wish to work and stay in Nepal for 2 years. Will I get 2 years visa in order to work and stay?
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Visiting Kathmandu, stay in Themel or Nagarkot? [closed]

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 to ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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