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Nepal Travel Notes -- Many people fly from Delhi to Kathmandu for around $150. Be warned though, this is a popular route and book well in advance. Find out more aout Nepal @ Travel Notes.

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Nepal is popular with budget travellers, who loathe paying $200 a day to visit Bhutan.

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Nepal Budget Travel

Nepal is locked between China and India and needs to keep on friendly terms with them both.

Map of Nepal

The Nepalese monarchy was abolished on 28th May, 2008.

Weather in Asia:
Local weather forecasts for destinations around Asia.

Getting To Nepal

Many people fly from Delhi to Kathmandu for around $150. Be warned though, this is a popular route so book well in advance.

If you're adventurous, and have time on your hands, then the overland route is always the most exciting.

There are buses from Delhi to Kathmandu, although you might prefer to take the night train from Delhi to Gorakhpur, in northern India, and then a bus to Sunauli on the Nepalese border.

A short walk across the border and you're in Nepal. From here you will need to take another bus to Pokhara  or Kathmandu. Pokhara is about 200km west of the capital, Kathmandu.

Nepal can be similarly reached from Calcutta.

Nepal News:
A collection of news stories relating to Nepal from the Kathmandu Post and others.

Nepal Visas

Visitors need to pay about $10 for a fifteen-day transit visa on entry. This can be extended to a thirty-day tourist visa, at no extra cost, at the immigration office in Kathmandu or Pokhara.

Thirty-day tourist visas can be purchased from Nepalese embassies around the world (rates vary), and may be extended in Nepal.

If you're going to stray into the hills then you'll need a trekking permit too.

When To Visit Nepal

The best time to visit Nepal is between October and May, unless you especially want to be there during the monsoon.

October and November are considered the best months to be in Nepal, but then it is also the most crowded.

Festivals in Nepal:
Nepalese are said to observe more festivals than there are days in the year. Hardly a day passes without some festivities, ceremonial observances or pilgrimages occurring in some part of the country or the other.

Religion in Nepal

Although Nepal is predominantly Hindu, there are still many places of worship important to Buddhists.

Lumbini is believed to be the birth place of Lord Buddha and is an important pilgrimage site. 250kms. west of Kathmandu valley, special attractions are, the Sacred pond, May Devi temple, Ashok Pillar and Buddhist Monasteries.

Nepal Tourism Guide:
The Temple of Pashupatinath is Nepal's most scared Hindu shrine and one of the four most important cities in the world for Shiva worshippers. Lord Buddha, the light of Asia, was born in Lumbini in Nepal's southern plains, which makes Nepal a scared pilgrimage destination for Buddhists as well.

Kathmandu

Kathmandu seems to be modernising too rapidly, and at times it looks like every overland traveller in Asia is in one of the guest houses.

Durbar Square

The residential area of the old kings is located in Kathmandu. The Kasthamandap, built by King Laxmi Narsingh Malla in the early 16th century is believed to have been constructed from the wood of single tree.

The Kathmandu Valley is the heart of the Kingdom of Nepal.

Outside of Kathmandu nature speaks for itself, and who doesn't want to listen to the wise words of the Himalayas.

The Himalayas

The Himalayas is the highest mountain system in the world, and extends through most of Nepal to form its northern border.

Mount Everest is the highest mountain in the world; straddling Nepal and Tibet.

In all, Nepal has nine of the 14 highest mountains of the world within its territory.

Around Nepal

The Chitwan National Park, 120km south of Kathmandu, is the most popular safari park in Nepal.

At an altitude of 827m above sea level, Pokhara is a remarkable place of natural beauty with several beautiful lakes and stunning panoramic views of Himalayan peaks.

Nepal Accommodation

No need to arrive in Nepal without a place to stay! Choose your destination in Nepal and reserve your hotel online before you leave home.

Buddha Maya Gardens:
Three star category hotel with air-conditioned rooms, restaurant, conference hall, prayer room and meditation centre. Spread in four acres of land, Maya Gardens is located just behind the sacred garden; 10 minutes walk to the birthplace of Lord Buddha.

Kathmandu Guest House:
A Rana palace built by the first Nepalese civil engineer, Kumar Narshing Rana, and converted into a hotel by the Sakya family - the most popular budget hotel outside Europe and North America.

Maya Manor Boutique Hotel:
The original building of Maya Manor Boutique Hotel was built by the Commander in Chief Toran Shumsher Rana and his brother Balram SJB Rana in 1935. The Chinese Ambassador lived in this mansion for 10 years.

Nepal Homestay:
Experience family life in the Nepal village of Goldhunga while living with a Swiss/Nepali couple. Most of the people living in Goldhunga are from the Tamang, Newar and Brihmin communities.

Park Village Hotel: (Lumbini)
An Eco-friendly hotel built in duplexes and spread in 4 acres of woodland with lots of birds and butterflies at the foot of the Mountain Wildlife Reserve - in Budanil-Kantha.

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Chitwan, Kathmandu, Pokhara.

Nepal Travel Guides

Lonely Planet Nepal (Travel Guide) Lonely Planet Trekking in the Nepal Himalaya (Travel Guide) Nepal rkh r/v (r) wp GPS (1500)

Nepal Travel Guides - Nepal Maps.

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