General Notes of Nepal
|We suggest that the passengers should be covered by Travel, medical, health and other types of insurance. These cannot be obtained in Nepal.1.Nepal Visa Available upon arrival at Kathmandu boarder/airport. Usd 30 for 60 days single entry. Usd 80 for 60 days multiple entry, Free visa for 72 hour. Need 2.Airport Tax For each domestic flight Npr 170 ( Eqv. Usd 2.5)
For each SAARC country flight Npr 791 ( Eqv. Usd 11.50) ( SAARC: Nepal/India/Bhutan/Bangladesh/Pakistan/Maldives/Srilanka)
For each other country flight Npr 1695 ( Eqv: Usd 24)3.RECOMMENDED CLOTHINGS
Because of its climate, Nepal is somewhat cold and the difference in temperatures between day time and night time. But as for its long sunshine, winter is not too bad. Monsoon is from July to Sep. In spring, autumn and winter the weather is a little bit dry.
SPRING(Mar-May):Cold, dry and windy. A down jacket and woolen sweater are necessary.
SUMMER(Jun-Aug):Hot at day & noon. Shirts, pants or skirts are fine.
AUTUMN(Sept-Nov):Cold, dry. Jackets and sweaters are necessary.
WINTER (Dec-Feb):Frigid and very dry. Warm pullover, down jacket, woolen sweaters, scarves and gloves are necessary. 4.Some Do~s and Some Don~ts in Nepal With its diverse ethnic groups and traditional beliefs, Nepal has numerous cultural practices that may appear unusual to a person on his/her first visit to the country. However, to enjoy your stay in this remarkable country of white Himalayas and sparkling rivers it is important to take into consideration the different cultural aspects of the country. Here is a list of things, which may be helpful to you.
The form of the greeting in Nepal is " Namaste " and is performed by joining the palms together. Before entering a Nepalese home, Temple, and Stupa remember to remove your shoes. Be careful not to use your spoon, fork or a hand being used for your eating to touch otherˇ®s food, plate, cooking utensil or the serving disk. Do not eat from other peopleˇ®s plate and do not drink from other peopleˇ®s bottle or glass. It is considered impure by the Nepalese. Never touch anything with your feet. This is considered an offence among Nepalese. While traveling dress appropriately. Women should especially avoid dressing in skimpy, outfits. Seek permission first before entering a Hindu temple many Hindu Temple do not allow westerners or non -Hindus to enter. Leather articles are prohibited to be taken inside the temple precinct. Walking around temples or Stupas is traditionally done clockwise. Take photographs only after receiving permission for the object or person being photographed. Public display of affection between man and woman are frowned upon. Do not do something that is totally alien to our environment.
Develop a genuine to meet and talk to Nepalese people and respect their local customs.
Please do not touch offerings or persons when they are on the way to shrines or are in the process of worshipping. Keep a respectful distance.
Please do not accept as gifts or buy objects of art, manuscripts, images etc. Which have antique value. These need to stay here not only for ourselves but for future visitors like yourself who would like to share the experience. Whether something is antique or not can be established by the Department of Archaeology. Please be informed that Nepalese men often walk around hand in hand, but this does not have the same implication as it does in Europe, America or other developed country. Please do not inquire about a personˇ®s caste. 5.Currency / Credit Cards Payment in hotels, travel agencies, and airlines are made in foreign exchange. Credit cards like American Express, Master and Visa are widely accepted at major hotels, shops, and restaurants. Remember to keep your Foreign Exchange Encashment Receipt while making Foreign exchange payments or transferring foreign currency into Nepalese Rupees. The Receipts may be needed to change leftover Nepalese Rupees into hard currency before leaving the country, however, the bank may convert only 10 percent of the total amount.
Major banks, hotels, and the exchange counters at Tribhuvan airport provide services for exchanging foreign currency. US dollar or travelersˇ® checks can be purchased from American Express at Durbar Marg and other Major banks in Kathmandu. Banks in Kathmandu are open 10 AM to 3 PM Sunday through Friday except public holidays.
Exchange rates are published in English dailies such as The Rising Nepal and The Kathmandu post. Nepalese Rupees are found in denominations of RS 1000, 500, 100, 50, 25, 20, 10, 5, 2 and 1. Coins are found in denominations of 10, 25 and 50 Paisa. One rupee equals 100 Paisa. Approximate exchange rate as of Jan 2006 US$ 1 = Rs. 72.00 click here for current rate of all acceptable currency