Travel Tips - Nepal

Time Zone

GMT + 5 hours 45 minutes


The official language of Nepal is Nepali but Hindi is also understood.

Staff at airlines, railway, telecommunication counters and offices are usually fluent in English. Most direction signs usually have an English version too.


The units of Nepalese currency are the Nepalese Rupee and Paisa (100 Paisa equal 1 Rupee). Paper money is in denominations of Rupees 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 500 and 1000 (रु5, रु10, रु20, रु50, रु100, रु500, रु1000). Coins are in denominations of Rupees 1 and 2 (रु1, रु2).


Tipping is not customary, but it is appreciated nevertheless.


For full details, please see Best Time to Go.


For up to date information on latest health and vaccination recommendations, please contact your doctor.


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Arrival and Departure Formalities

All visitors must have valid passports stamped with current visas (Visa can be obtained on arrival).

In Nepal, there is a restriction in the export of antiques, including foreign-made artifacts and items more than 100 years old.

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