Best seasons to Visit
Generally Nepal can be visited all year round. Nonetheless, for the intention of trekking and peak climbing’s autumn from Sept to Nov and spring from March to May are considered as the most ideal seasons to visit Nepal. Tourists and explorers shall be rewarded and satisfied with crystal clear skies, excellent weather and outstanding views during these seasons. However, Monsoon season from Jun to Aug has mud-covered trails, pouring rains with very less visibility and winter season from Dec to Feb is largely wreck havoc in higher altitudes where trekkers and climbers need to be.
Information concerning Passports and Visas
Approximately all foreign personnel’s including nations such as U.S., Australia, U.K., and Canada are required to possess a passport which needs to have a validity period of six months beyond the date of your entry with an official and legal visa. So if you are planning to get a Visa for Nepal then you can get a Visa which you require by opening the online website of Nepal embassy and then download a visa application form. For Washington, DC you can visit the www.nepalembassyusa.org site and for London you can visit www.nepembassy.org.uk site. And to get hold of a visa upon arrival by air in Nepal then you are requested to fill up an application form along with your passport photograph. Free Visa is obtainable only for visitors from China and other SAARC nations.
Weather & geography
Nepal is a landlocked territory sharing borders with China to the north and India to the west, south and east. High Himalayas and plain lowlands of Nepal both make it a place of wide ranging diverse ecosystem and landscapes to traverse upon. Generally the greater part of the country lies on the southern slope of the Himalayas which extends down from the highest peaks through hill country to the plain fertile lands of Terai. You are bound to fall in love with the diversity received here. The hilly central area is crossed by the Lower Himalayas, where there are eight of the highest peaks in the world, leading up to Mount Everest. Wildlife in Nepal includes tigers, leopards, gaur, elephants, buffalo, deer and rhinos.
Customs and etiquettes of Nepal
Nepal is a very traditionally and religiously virtuous so men and women in general should dress very conventionally. As men should always wear a shirt; a man walking around topless is referred as tremendously impolite and ill-mannered and women should always wear a long kilt that covers their legs. Be very cautious as you should avoid pointing the soles of your feet at any person as this is thought to be very offensive.
The standard of public healthcare in Nepal is mediocre at best. It is vital to make sure that your insurance shall cover the costs of private clinics and health center, as these have comparatively high standards accompanied with English-speaking doctors for your convenience. The World Health Organization (WHO) has advocated the use of vaccinations for typhoid, tetanus diphtheria and also hepatitis A & B so avoid drinking water which has not been boiled or purified. Lastly be very cautious about how your salads are washed and avoid ice as much as possible, unless you are assured about the water is used to make the ice is safe or not.