General information

Nepal map

  • How to go to Nepal ?

    Please book your flight to arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport (KTM). Let us know your flight details, we will pick you up from the airport.

  • How to Get a Nepalese Visa ?

    Nepal offers visa upon arrivals when you arrive into the airport. The cost for a single-entry Nepal visa costs USD $25/ 40/ 100 depending on your stay.

  • Marijuana grows wild in Nepal !

    You will find a prolific growth of wild marajuana plants all around Nepal. Its illegal to bring it to the airport.

  • Spoken language in Nepal.

    The spoken language in Nepal is Nepali and secondly English. Guides also speak Chinese, Russian and so on.

  • Squat toilets are common in Nepal !

    While westernized hotels and restaurants and tourist attractions have western toilets, you’ll find more local joints and public restrooms bearing squat toilets. Always pack a packet of tissue and hand sanitizer.

  • Shopping NorthFace Knock-offs in Thamel !

    If those NorthFace jackets or trousers sound too cheap to be true, it’s likely a knock-off.

  • To eat “Buff” on a Nepalese menu means to eat buffalo !

    You’ll see “buff” as an item on many Nepali food menus (i.e. Buff momos, buff burgers, etc… ) This does not mean you eat whole naked buffalo. Buff is a common term for buffalo.

  • Eight of the world’s ten highest peaks are in Nepal. Do not make the mistake of calling a “hill” …a “mountain” in Nepal !

    Mount Everest, K2, Kangchenjunga, Lhotse, Makalu, Cho Oyu, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, Annapurna,

  • How to say Hello and Thank You in Nepali ?

    Many Nepalese know Hello and Thank you, but hearing you speak in their language is still a sweet sound of respect. When saying Hello in Nepal, you say “Namaste” and fold your hands into a prayer. You can say “Dhanyavaad” for Thank you.

  • Nepal’s heavy lifting uses cranial power !

    In Nepalese culture, heavy objects are strapped to the head to be carried. The belief is that the head is the strongest part of the body.