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.
Best Places to Visit
Our choice of the top 10 spots in Nepal that should feature on everyone's itinerary
Best Time to Visit
Information on the seasons & climate in Nepal to help you plan the best time to go
Top Travel Tips
Plenty of information on everything from the local cuisine to the voltage, currency & WiFi
Everest Base Camp Trek
What to expect of the trek to Everest Base Camp including fitness levels and more
- Palpasa Café
by Narayan Wagle
- The Waiting Land
by Dervla Murphy
- Singing for Freedom
by Ani Choying Drolma
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 New Zealand Travellers
The safety of our travellers is paramount and we keep informed of current travel guidance on Nepal. We recommend that you check the latest travel updates from Safe Travel New Zealand when planning your trip.
Flying to Nepal from New Zealand:
The average flight time between New Zealand and Nepal is 19 hours though it ultimately depends on which city you are departing from and the route you fly. In Nepal the international gateway is Kathmandu, the capital city, though there are no direct flights from New Zealand to this destination. Most flights will require one or two transit stops. One of the fastest routes from Auckland is with Malaysia Airlines via Kuala Lumpur. Depending on what day you're flying, other options include Qantas via Australia and India, and China Southern Airlines via Guangzhou, both departing from Christchurch also.
Useful Online Resources:
The official Nepal Tourist Organisation site and the latest Nepal Weather Updates from the BBC.