Nepal has unique geographical position and it is one of the richest countries in bio-diversity. Nepal is the country that has glorious history. Since ancient time Nepal is the country of tradition, culture, and religion. More than 50 festivals used to celebrate in this country throughout the year in proper cultural and traditional way. This country is one of the popular tourist destinations as wide variety of flora and fauna found here, and there are many adventurous sports also to be enjoyed like trekking, rafting. Nepal is considered as the best country for enjoying trekking and also it has River from one of the world's best ten river where one can enjoy rafting. There are Hindu's and Buddhist's pilgrims to be visited, national parks, wildlife reserves where one horned rhinos and Bengal Tiger has been found.
Nepal is the perfect destination for enjoying holidays there are many beautiful places available for sightseeing. Tourists can see highest peak of the world Mount Everest which is the perfect location for enjoying adventurous sports and photography. Lord Buddha's birth place also available in Nepal which is famous from the name Lumbini, the capital of Nepal named Kathmandu has many idols and pilgrims to be visited, wide collection of books on mountaineering and on Himalayans are available.
Getting in to the Nepal
Visitors or tourists are welcomed by The Tribhuvan International airport. The official air carrier is Nepal airlines. Railway line is running between two towns of Nepal Jainagar and Janakpur, both towns are close to India border.
Formalities of Custom
On arrival at the entry gate baggage carried by passengers must be cleared and declared by the custom. At Tribhuvan International airport there are two channel, one is green channel and other is red channel, if the passenger won't carry any dutiable article with him then he can go through green channel without checking of baggages, but if the passenger carries dutiable article with him then he need to pass through red channel.
Import to Nepal
A bottle of 1.15 liter of distilled liquor, about 50 cigars, 200 cigarettes and around 15 rolls of films are those articles that one can bring to Nepal free of duty. Few articles are allowed duty free on the condition that one will take that article out with him when leaving the place, these articles are still camera, Binoculars, Video camera, Portable Music System, and laptop.
Export from Nepal
To export any antique from Nepal certificate of some special organizations will be required, these organizations are National Archive Building, Department of Archeology, Kathmandu and Ram shah math. Export of articles that are above 100 years is illegal.
Credit Cards and Foreign Currency
Facility of foreign exchange is available at airport, pavements in hotels and travel agencies too. Major restaurants and hotels accept credit cards, Visa, American Express and Master. While foreign exchanges don’t forget to keep Foreign Exchange Encashment Receipt. One can find exchange rates in English Dailies.
Climate Condition of Nepal
Climate of Nepal has four different phases and each phase has its own importance to enhance the beauty of the Nepal. The autumn
season whose time period is from September to November provides fascinating Mountain View and pleasant weather to enjoy holidays in Nepal and provide perfect climate for enjoying trekking. The winter
season whose time period from December to February provide perfect and ideal climate for trekking. During this season snowfall can also seen at higher elevation. The spring
season which starts from March and remains till May gives you the chance to enjoy haunting paradise at hillside over 5000 meters as this is the season of wild flowers, you can see varieties of wild flowers specially rhododendrons. At lower elevation in this season the climate is little warmer but at higher elevation above 4000 meter the climate is moderate and one can enjoy beautiful views of Mountain and one can enjoy trekking also in this season. The summer
season stays there from June to August this season makes the environment warm and travelling in this season become warm and wet. This is the perfect season for botanist as meadows and higher valleys are full of vegetation and flowers in this season.
Accommodation in Nepal
Tourism is the major source of income of Nepal, here tourist can get all kind of accommodation which suits his budget. Most of the Luxury hotels are located in capital of Nepal Kathmandu and Pokhra, which fulfill all needs of tourist whether it would be a business tour or a holiday trip. For relaxing and releasing stress of the body and mind yoga retreats and health spas are also available in Nepal. There are many budgets and mid range hotels are available in whole Nepal. In remote areas families of the area welcome visitors to spend their holidays with them.
Transportation in Nepal
To getting around in Nepal one can hire a taxi that is easily recognize here by black number plate and taxi sign on taxi. Micro buses and EV tempos are also available here, these buses are cheaper than taxi. In Kathmandu city the regular bus service is available from Ratna Park which is also famous with name of old bus terminal. This bus service is available in three cities of Kathmandu. Near to Balaju a bus terminal named Gongabu Bus Terminal scheduled service of bus for outside the valley. If you are aware about routes of Nepal and also want to enjoy adventurous sports then hiring a motor or mountain bike is also one option available. These bikes are available at nominal rates.
Means of Communication in Nepal
Telephone is one of the fastest means of communication, Telecommunications Corporation at Tripureshwar provides the service of telephone, telex, fax and telegraphs in Nepal. To communicate from any other country
private communication centers and hotels provide the facility. The country code of Nepal is 977, Kathmandu area code is 1.
Another means of communication in Nepal is Internet which is used by tourists usually. There are many hotels in Nepal that provide this service to their guests. Also in past few years several cafés are also opened in Nepal.
Media is one of the most popular means of communication, in Nepal television news network is Nepal Television and audio network is Radio Nepal. Kantipur and Gorkhapatra are major daily newspaper of Nepal, The Rising Nepal, The Himalayan and The Kathmandu are English Dailies of Nepal. Other magazines and newspapers are also available in Nepal.
Postal service is also available in Nepal, near to Dharahara Tower central post office of Nepal is situated. Timing of post office is from Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. during this time period service of Post Restante is available. EMS i.e. Express Mail Service is available at Thamel, airport postal counters, Basantpur and GPO
Electricity and Water
Many cities of Nepal have electricity but sometime load shedding is also added in the experience of Nepal. To overcome the problem of load shedding hotels have arrangements of generators.
Mineral water, filtered water or boiled water is available in most cities, restaurants and hotels of Nepal. Otherwise it is advisable to stick to either soft drink or tea or carry sterilized tablets with you.