Nepal

Capital Kathmandu

Population 28,431,500

Area 147,181 km2

Key facts

Nepal is a country located in Southern Asia. There are 2 countries (China, India) that Nepal shares its borders with. The official language of Nepal is Nepali. Traveling across Nepal if English is your first (and only) language may be difficult due to language barriers.

In the EF English Competency Index (EF EPI), which assesses the language proficiency of non-native speaking countries, Nepal was ranked 62nd out of 100 countries in 2021.

The national currency in Nepal is Nepalese rupee (NPR). The rupee (Rs) is subdivided into 100 paisa.

With today's currency rate, 1 EUR is worth 128.52 NPR and 1 USD is worth 130.85 NPR.

Nepalese
Banknotes

Rs5RS10Rs25Rs50Rs100Rs500Rs1000Rs1Rs2

Nepalese
Coins

15102550Rs1Rs2Rs5Rs10

Check with your bank before your trip to find out if there are any fees for using your card abroad. Some banks do not charge fees when you use a foreign ATM or pay in foreign currency, but others may charge a fixed cost for each transaction or allow a limited number of free withdrawals. The travel card provided by Wise.com, Revolut or Monose might be an excellent option to cut down on transaction fees.

Ookla® Speedtest The average fixed internet speed in Nepal is 72.01 Mbps and mobile is 19.64 Mbs.The global average is 139.19 Mbps and 77.74 Mbps respectively.

ATM Density It may be difficult to locate an ATM in Nepal.19.80 ATMs per 100,000 people.The global average is 41.24.

SIM Registration In order to purchase a SIM card in Nepal, a passport or ID is required as identification.

Socket types

There are 3 socket types used in Nepal. Type C is a popular socket type throughout Europe (except the United Kingdom), Russia, and certain Asian countries. Type D is not very common around the world, so it might be a good idea to check if your electronics need an adapter.

Type C 230 V, 50 Hz  Type D 230 V, 50 Hz  Type M 230 V, 50 Hz  

The sockets' shapes and voltage differ from country to country and a travel plug adapter may be required. Portable devices, such as phones, notebooks or tablets, usually handle the entire range of voltages used across the world (110-240V).

Food & Hotels

What hotel chains are present in Nepal?

There are Mariott hotels in Kathmandu.

There are no Hilton hotels in Nepal.

The IHG hotel chain operates in Nepal.

There are no Best Western hotels in Nepal.

There are Radisson hotels in Kathmandu.

There are no Accor hotels in Nepal.

What fast food chains are present in Nepal?

Dal bhat are some of the most well-known delicacies to come out of Nepal. If none of these foods appeal to you, check out the list of fast-food restaurants in Nepal below.

The McDonald's chain does not operate in Nepal.

The KFC chain operates in Nepal.

The Burger King chain does not operate in Nepal.

The Subway chain does not operate in Nepal.

The Domino's Pizza chain does not operate in Nepal.

The Starbucks chain does not operate in Nepal.

Weather

Today the sun in Kathmandu, rises at 5:12 AM and sets at 5:02 PM. The climate of Kathmandu may be categorized as a Humid subtropical (Cwa), according to Koppen's classification system.
TodayOct 5Heavy RainLow: 17.9°C (64.22°F)High: 19.4°C (66.92°F)
ThursdayOct 6RainLow: 16.7°C (62.06°F)High: 22°C (71.6°F)
FridayOct 7Rain showersLow: 15.4°C (59.72°F)High: 24.2°C (75.56°F)
SaturdayOct 8Rain showersLow: 16.3°C (61.34°F)High: 24.6°C (76.28°F)
SundayOct 9ThunderstormLow: 18°C (64.4°F)High: 23.6°C (74.48°F)
MondayOct 10ThunderstormLow: 17.1°C (62.78°F)High: 21.7°C (71.06°F)

Weather data for Kathmandu (capital city) by Open-Meteo.com

Transport

Railways There are no passenger trains available.

Subway Systems There is no subway system in any city.

Taxi Apps Unfortunately neither Uber nor Bolt are available in Nepal.

Car Rental Avis , Sixt , Hertz are not available in Nepal.

Road Connectivity Index (2016)  With a score of 3.1, Nepal is placed 118th out of 129 nations.

Driving Side In Nepal traffic is left-handed.

Safety

Theft Occurrence Rate  4.00 thefts per 100,000 people in 2016.The global average is 544.

Road Traffic Casualties 16.30 deaths per 100,000 people in 2019.The global average is 16.71.

Travel Advisory Level (U.S. DoS)  Level 2: Exercise increased caution. 

Emergency phones in Nepal

100 Police
101 Ambulance
101 Fire police

Sources

Smoking & Alcohol

Smoking ban Smoking is forbidden in all public indoor locations, with limited exceptions.

Cananbis legality Both recreational and medicinal use of cannabis is prohibited.

Visa

What are visa requirements to enter Nepal?

Currently, citizens of 186 countries can enter Nepal without obtaining a visa. This figure includes nationals who can acquire a visa on arrival.

Use the list below to check visa requirements for your country to enter Nepal.

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