Nepal Travel Guide

Planning a holiday exploring Nepal's medieval cities or a trekking adventure in the Himalayas? There's a few things you'll need to know to ensure your trip runs as smoothly as possible and that's where we can help with our handy travel guide resources. Here you'll find information on the best time to travel to Nepal and the top attractions everyone should see, as well as details on what visas you'll need and the latest safety updates. There are also guides on what to expect when trekking, whether around Annapurna or to Everest Base Camp, with reviews from our travellers to assure you we know what we're doing.

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Best Places to Visit

Our choice of the top 10 spots in Nepal that should feature on everyone's itinerary

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Best Time to Visit

Information on the seasons & climate in Nepal to help you plan the best time to go

Currency

Top Travel Tips

Plenty of information on everything from the local cuisine to the voltage, currency & WiFi

Visas

Tourist Visas

Visa requirements for Nepal and information on getting your visa

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Traveller Reviews

See why our travellers love visiting Nepal with us and trekking in the Himalayas

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Travel Advice

Up-to-date information regarding travelling to Nepal after 2015's earthquake

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Trekking Guide

More information on what to expect when trekking in Nepal including food

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Everest Base Camp Trek

What to expect of the trek to Everest Base Camp including fitness levels and more

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Annapurna Treks

An overview of the Annapurna trek we offer on our tours including highlights

Get to know Nepal

Recommended Reading

  • Palpasa Café
    by Narayan Wagle
  • The Waiting Land
    by Dervla Murphy
  • Singing for Freedom
    by Ani Choying Drolma
Did you know...?

Facts about Nepal

  • Nepal has the densest concentration of World Heritage sites on the planet, Kathmandu alone has seven.
  • The Nepali flag is the only one in the world which is not quadrilateral in shape.
  • Nepal is home to the staggering natural wonder that is Mount Everest, the tallest mountain in the world.

Nepal Travel Advice for Australian Travellers

The safety of our travellers is paramount and we closely monitor travel advisories to Nepal. We recommend that you check the latest travel advice from Smart Traveller before you travel.

Flying to Nepal from Australia:

The capital city of Kathmandu serves as the international gateway to Nepal and a number of airlines fly here from Australia. There are no direct flights and the majority of airlines fly via Asia with a short stopover. Some of the quickest options from Sydney include Thai Airways, Emirates and Qantas all via Bangkok, while from Melbourne the fastest routes are offered by Malaysia Airlines via Kuala Lumpur and Singapore Airlines via Singapore. The average flight time is around 15-16 hours from the east coast and 11-13 hours from Perth and the west coast. Take a look at Skyscanner for deals on flights from Australia to Nepal.

Useful Online Resources:

The official Nepal Tourist Organisation site and the latest Nepal Weather Updates from the BBC.