Is it ok to take photographs of people of Villages?
However, it is better to take permission from them before taking photographs. Sometimes they may angry in taking photos without asking them.
Are the food and water in the hotels hygienically standard?
Yes, your food and water are safe while you are in many of the tourist standard hotels. They serve meals only when it is hygienically prepared. However, we advise you to ask for boiled water in the hotels. You can, alternatively, purify water with tablets or use bottled sealed water.
Do I have to tip the hotel staff, driver or anyone for their assistance?
Well, they should not ‘ask you’ for anything, however at the end of your stay or trip if any of the service provider has done a good job and you feel s/he warrants a thank you, by all means give them something that makes their day too.
When is the best time to travel?
It really depends on your destination, activities and season of travel. The favourable months are usually September – November and February – April. The monsoon season is June – August.
Do we need to cover travel insurance?
Yes, we advise you to get your insurance cover from your respective country.
Are there ATM facilities in Nepal?
There are many ATM machines in the Kathmandu. VISA, MASTERCARD and American Express are the most popular cards (Both Debit and Credit) that are accepted in Nepal.
Do we bring our medication with us?
Yes, and make sure to bring prescriptions and the medications in its original containers to avoid custom inspection hassle.
What is there to buy in Nepal to take back home?
There are so many things to take back home depending on your personnel choice. Nepal is well known for its handicraft materials, pashmina, Nepalese art and craft, and Nepali musical instruments like Madal and traditional bamboo flute are the items to purchase. Moreover, Nepali carpets are also best known among the tourist customers. And the best place to shop these goods is around the Thamel area with a comfortable bargain.
What should we bring along?
We recommend that travelers not wear clothing that is too short, tight, or revealing. Medium-weight and easy to wash cottons are recommended year-round in the Kathmandu valley. From October to February, we also suggest woolen sweaters, jackets or similar warm outfits. Pack comfortable walking shoes, including sandals and athletic shoes. A head cover may be required for women and men at sacred sites and places of worship.
Do Nepalese speak English?
English is understood by most people in the cities, and especially those who live in and around the popular tourist sites. However, Nepali is the official language of the country, and it is used and understood by most of the people. It has roots in Sanskrit and is written in Devengari script. Besides, in many parts of the country, different ethnic groups speak their own languages.
Is Nepal a safe country?
Yes, Nepal has a low crime rate and is generally a safe country. However, we advise you to take enough safety concerns as you do with any international travel; please be aware of your surroundings. Always make sure your purse is zipped and wallets are in sealed pockets. In the markets, be vigilant of pick-pockets and distraction scams.
Check with your hotel and travel managers about the safe/ unsafe areas of town and timings; use caution when traveling alone. Do monitor your luggage at all times, when you are at the train/bus stations and airports.