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 South African Travellers

Nepal is roughly a 15-20 hour flight from South Africa with the capital city of Kathmandu serving as the main international gateway. There are no direct flights from South Africa to Nepal and the majority of airlines will make at least one stop en route. If flying from Johannesburg to Kathmandu the quickest routes are offered by the Middle Eastern airlines including Emirates via Dubai and Qatar Airways via Doha with only one stop en route. Emirates is also the fastest option from Cape Town with the majority of other airlines making two stops en route including Etihad via Abu Dhabi. Check out Travelstart for flight deals from South Africa to Nepal or contact your local flight specialist.

Useful Online Resources:

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