5 Things I Wish I Knew Before Going to Nepal

Sandwiched between China and India, Nepal is one of the most fascinating places to visit on earth. Before you set foot on the hiking trails or walk the streets of Kathmandu, here are five things to know.

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Home to majestic Mt. Everest, the birthplace of Lord Buddha, and one of few countries in the world never to have been colonized, this breathtaking country covers diverse landscapes from the Himalayan Mountains in the north to the flat expansive plains in the south. Deep gorges, towering mountains, vibrant culture and charismatic people – Nepal is the ideal destination for adventurers and culture vultures. 

Our friend Prem Khatri from Ace the Himalaya shares five things you should know before you go.

1. Social Etiquette in Nepal

First and foremost, you‘ll want to know how to greet the locals. The traditional manner of greeting in Nepal involves placing your palms together in a prayer style and saying "namaste" or "namaskar". Address anyone older than you with respect using the terms "dai" for men and "didi" for women. And avoid stepping over someone‘s outstretched legs or touching anyone with your feet as these are considered impolite.

Once you‘ve mastered this, you‘ll want to be sure to obey local culture so as not to offend. Note that it is never acceptable to wear revealing clothing (including shorts), particularly for women. While swimming, stick to a one-piece and leave the bikini at home. Public displays of affection are also frowned upon in Nepal.

If you are lucky enough to be invited into a Nepali home, remember to remove your shoes before entering. At dinner time, you must always wash your hands and mouth prior to eating. Always wait for the host to serve you and avoid "polluting" food by letting it come into contact with a used plate or utensil. Whatever you do, don‘t use your own spoon or fork to serve food. Bon appetit!

Want to know more about Nepal? Head to our Stories section to delve a little deeper.

2. Adventure Experiences in Nepal

Given Nepal‘s incredible terrain, it‘s no surprise that it‘s one of the world‘s most popular destinations for adventure tourism. When you‘re grabbing your gear, make sure you grab a buddy too. Trekking or hiking alone is dangerous for a number of reasons. You may also want to hire a guide, as the woods and mountain areas can be tricky and getting lost or injured is a real risk. If mountain climbing is on your itinerary, be aware of and prepared for the possibility of altitude sickness and frostbite. Dress accordingly and don‘t take on more than you can handle.

In addition to trekking and hiking, Nepal offers a huge variety of outdoor adventures sure to satisfy even the most daring traveler. Whitewater rafting in the Bhote Koshi and Trishuli, canyoning, rock climbing, mountain biking, mountaineering, and paragliding are just a few of the many exhilarating options. If you‘re particularly brave, you can experience the second-highest bungee jump in the world, which happens to take place over the mighty Bhote Koshi River. Whatever your pleasure, be aware of the risks and use caution during your adventures.

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3. Water Safety in Nepal

If you plan on staying in Nepal for a while, you may want to pack a boiling pan and filter for the tap water. Water from the tap is not safe for consumption, even if it‘s from your hotel. Remember to also avoid fruit that may have been washed in contaminated water or drinking soft drinks with ice in them, as the ice may have been made from tap water. Stick to bottled water, which can be found in just about every store in the country.

4. Nepali Food (Dal Bhat)

When you‘re heading to Nepal, don‘t forget to bring your appetite. Offering everything from traditional fare to popular international dishes, you‘ll never go hungry there. Typical Nepali food is called Dal Bhat, and is made up of rice and lentils. Side dishes usually include a variety of fresh vegetables such as potatoes and cauliflower. Traditional Nepali food is often spicy, but you can usually specify how mild or hot you want it when ordering. You can get a taste of this customary cuisine at just about any local restaurant, which is plentiful throughout the country.

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5. Everest Mountain Flight Tours

If climbing the infamous mountain isn‘t your forte, you can still behold its wonders and majesty by taking a scenic flight, which are offered by a number of different local airlines. All flights depart from Kathmandu between the hours of 7 and 9. Drift above the clouds, over snowcapped peaks, and view the spectacular array of lakes, glaciers, rivers, and gorges below. Most of the aircraft used have clear, non-tinted windows that allow excellent photo opportunities. You‘ll want to capture this view for sure!

Of all the countries located in South Asia, Nepal is perhaps the most incredible to visit. From breathtaking terrain that practically begs to be explored to friendly, colorful locals who are eager to share their culture and traditions with visitors, a trip to this exotic land is sure to entice, excite and inspire even the most intrepid traveler. These five tips will give you the inside scoop on what to expect on your visit to Nepal and help you get the very most out of your amazing journey.

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31 Comments

  • mark said

    A Big thank you for the information. I am traveling to Nepal with my son and daughter for the fist time and greatly looking forward to it.

  • Brayden White said

    thanks for the info, really helpful!!!!!!! cannot wait to book my trip. Thank you SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO much!

  • kunal shobhawat said

    FOR VISITING NEPAL IS THAT COMPULSORY TO HAVE PASSPORT?

  • Jeremiah Giri said

    Noted with thanks. Will keep all the above in mind while i'm there on the 22nd of Nov 2015 - Dec. ;-)

  • Bhawani said

    Kunal if your are from India no need to bring passport ...but required a valid ID card....

  • julie said

    we are looking at going to Nepal 12th Sep and spending 8-12 days are walking trails at this time of year ok?

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  • jellyfarm said

    Thank you for this article. I just visited Nepal recently and I was amazed to see how friendly the people were despite all the hardships they've had to endure. It's a great place for scenic countryside and great food. All good stuff so far. I just hope in the future, the country can enjoy political and economic prosperity so more people would have a chance to see for themselves how beautiful it is all round.

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  • Amanda said

    One thing you need to know before booking your flight is when is the full moon. Come during the full moon and you'll be likely to see a festival of some sort.

    Do not plan to come to Nepal during Dashain Festival, though. This is the biggest festival of the year for the Nepali, but not so exciting for tourists. Everyone must go to their village of origin. That means all the cooking staff, guest house staff, etc. is gone. This is a great time to get stomach bacteria due to the owners and managers having to do everything themselves.

    This is usually in Oct. our high tourist time. So, take some time to make sure you are in a guest house with their full staff.

    It's a lovely festival that bonds families. Just be careful because just about everyone is gone. Check out my blog for more tips that will enrich your time in Nepal at http://FrugalTravelsNepal.blogspot.com

  • Karwan Wahed said

    I am planning to trek the Himalayas one day. I wonder about the cost of an 8 day trek to the basecamp if there is.

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  • neela bhagwagdeen toolsie said

    Hi good nite, I'm for the Caribbean Inland call Trinidad and Tobago .I read all your do's and don't .What I interested in my tour to Nepal is sightseeing ...like historical places , gardens ,markets , stores , beaches , temples ,live shows or a bus tour which will be able to give me what I'm looking for...whoever adventures you offering don't suit my husband and myself cause the mountain climbing , tracking and the other stuff is not for us...cant make that.
    also I would like to know what is your average cost for ten (10) days.

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  • Anish Tiwari said

    Welcome everyone to one of the most beautiful countries in the world, Nepal.
    If you guys are tired of monotonous western life and want to enjoy some free time amidst pleasing natural beauty, then you don't want to miss my country.
    You also might want to watch these facts about Nepal before heading here.

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  • Jennifer said

    Thank you for this where is the best way lace to stay? I’ve heard Kathmandu is quite scary is this true??

  • AmeliaMcGrath said

    Hey Jennifer,
    I just got back from Nepal, and no Kathmandu is not scary at all. The roads are absoloute chaos, but the people are lovely! Just keep your belongings close and don't be flashy with cash. There's really nothing to be scared about in the city though.
    I'd recommend you stay in Pokhara, it's beautiful there! Kathmandu's pollution was off-putting, and it's so crowded in the streets. We went to Nepal for the trekking, and did spend a lot of time driving around visiting other places. Chitwan is pretty cool, but it's a long way to go if you're there for a short time.
    I'd be happy to share more tips with you if you're interested.
    Safe travels!
    Milly

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  • lauryn jones said

    this place looks boring:)

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  • Johnny Singh said

    Thanks so much for that info regarding AS. I am intending to visit nepal in 2019 to do kailash kora. Does anyone know any descent tour operator out of nepal that does this. I'm in mid 30's and quite proactive. I know there are a few but i can't pinpoint which can deliver. I went on Tripadviser and found a few operators that had good reviews but most of the reviews goes back 3 to 4years ago. There are no recent ones which puts a question mark. i can go through a tibetan operator but nepal would be more ideal.

    Directions???

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  • Jaggy said

    I m 50 n i am more interested in sight seeing.can you tell me what are the places to See there n which city to stay
    .thanks

  • AmeliaMcGrath said

    HI Jaggy,
    I was in Nepal earlier this year. If you want to learn about Buddhist culture, a trip to Lumbini might be a good choice. If you want to see the jungles and wildlife, check out Chitwan National Park. If you just want to see mountains (without walking), drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara and stop off at a place called Bandipur. Drive to the top of the hill for incredible views of the mountains and village below.

    Or, why not drive a little further to the town of Tansen. There, you can watch the sunrise from the roof-top of your hotel, and see the mist in the valley below - that's why they call it the "white lake".

    If you go to the town of Kusma, you can walk across Southeast Asia's longest suspension bridge. Aside from that the town is pretty quiet – but far less touristy than Pokhara and Kathmandu.

    Cheers,

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  • rk said

    Lessons Learnt and Tips for Kailash Mansarovar Trip
    I have booked one of the oldest Tourist Operator in Nepal named Touch Kailash and even his brother is also doing the same business. They take a ride on us. You can’t imagine. If you read this, you will be surprised that this much un-hearted and unethical people are living in this earth. There are number of business to make money but they should not have selected this noble and holy business to cheat people and extract their blood.
    Points to remember
    1. Don’t go with package less than 2 Lakh Indian Rupees.
    2. Wherever I say Tibet, please keep it in your mind that it is China (Kailash and Mansarovar are part of China, it is hard to believe, but it is true). China has put fence around Manasarovar lake for almost 30km and no one is allowed to take bath. Full time 5 number Chinese securities are there to stop us taking bath in Manasarovar. At one place we managed to collect water in water bottles and poured in our head.
    3. Say strictly to the tour operator to apply for separate visa for your family/your group (not group visa). Tour operator will save few thousands INR if they apply as group visa. If you are part of group visa then your yatra is not in your hands. It will always depend on every individual (say 50 persons in the group and one person is sick and the other 49 has to wait). You can’t be separated while going to yatra and when you finish parikrama and if you want to come early there is a chance, but you have to pay Chinese Young 160 (approximately 1,650 Indian Rupees per head i.e if you are 10 people in your group you have to spend INR 16,500 just to be separated from the group).
    4. Say strictly to your tour operator that for your group they have to arrange food separately. Tour operator will always save lot of money by clubbing 6 to travel agencies travelling during the same time and they will have single kitchen to prepare food and you have to stand in the que in cold climate and in rain for hours to eat each meal.
    5. Always ask your tour operator to arrange the 4 wheel drive car for your group (Not in mini bus or van) from the starting till yatra finish. They will say once you cross Nepal border then it is not in our hands Tibetan agency will take care and we can’t ensure (pure hum buck).
    6. Ensure tour operator has already arranged permit from Nepal authorities (it is easy to obtain).
    7. Don’t get into the car unless you have proper Visa from authorities to enter China (Tibet) which they normally obtain from Delhi, India (Indian Embassy and Chinese Embassy in Delhi).
    8. If the Tour operator say 2 lakhs is the package cost, then get the detailed breakdown from him (expenses every day or every stage like cost of permit, cost of Hotel in each place for how many nights and star rating and even possible name of the hotel, cost of transport (inside Nepal, Kathmandu to Chinese Border, Chinese Border to Darchen, Darchen to Saga, Saga to Mansarovar, Mansarovar to Yama dwar), cost of breakfast, lunch, Dinner for 15 days separately). Ask name of the hotel in every place and star rating and if they don’t provide as mentioned ask for reimbursement. They will say it is a lump sum (whole) figure then don’t accept. Because most of the time they will never fulfill even 20% as mentioned in the Itinerary. Ask them to include reimbursement cost in the Itinerary. If they don’t agree then look for other tour operator. Don’t pay full, always hold some money at least 20% till the end. The payment terms should be: advance INR 10,000 (to be paid 15-30 days before yatra), upon obtaining Nepal permit and Chinese visa pay 50%), rest upon completion of yatra before drop you in Kathmandu airport. In some cases, pilgrims have paid the agent in India and he run away with money without paying Nepal/Tibet (Chinese) agent and you will be struck in Nepal itself.
    9. Always visit their office before start the yatra, to ensure there is proper office and get the mobile number of Owner and minimum 3 or 4 other numbers (make sure that is working), ask the WhatsApp number of them (once you enter china (Tibet) you can contact them only through WhatsApp using Wi-Fi in hotels. Sometime you can’t call outside China (Tibet) with Chinese sim.
    Hard time undergone and false promises everyday by travel agent:
    1. Agent applied for group visa of 32 without our knowledge. We are team of 8. The itinerary and date provided for 14 people is different. Itinerary of remaining (18 person) is different. Starting date of 14 people is 21 June 2018 and for others it is 25 June 2018.
    2. They have showed the Nepal permit and asked the full payment and we paid full. It is a blunder we have done.
    3. As promised they started our Yatra exactly on 21 June 2018 (Thursday), Since Kathmandu hotels are expensive, instead of keeping us in Kathmandu they just kept us in cheap rate hotel (prison) near Chinese border for 4 days and we can’t move due to border check post on either side.
    4. When we called the owner of the tour operator he promised next day you will start for yatra, since we haven’t received your Chinese visa.
    5. Next day when we called he said one person out of 32 has some problem with ID proof (passport), hence it is delayed and we can start the trip next day at 7 AM.
    6. Next Day we are ready in the morning and called him, he told that Saturday and Sunday holiday for Embassy and Monday Morning we will start.
    7. We lost our hope and thought of cancelling the yatra and come back. Then one local guy was arranged to negotiate and he has provided different itinerary starting 25 June 2018 and finish the whole yatra within 7 days instead of 13 days but the amount is same (since we paid 100% already).
    8. We thought we came this much far and if we want to come next time, we have to wait for visa process again for minimum one week in Nepal or Delhi and we have travelled this much far. Why to repeat the same process let’s wait for two more days. We don’t have passports in our hand, we felt like we gave our head to crocodile.
    9. Finally, instead of Monday, they started the Yatra on Tuesday.
    10. Intentionally instead of starting in the Morning, they have started around 10 AM (Nepal Time) and when we reach the Chinese Border they closed for Lunch (2 Hours). When we had a word with rest of the group of 18 (which I have mentioned in point 1), enquired about one-person passport issue, they have mentioned we have agreed to the itinerary 5 months back and we have provided all our passports 2 months back and there is no issue at all. Totally the travel agent cheated us in each and every step. While waiting in the Chinese border they have showed us the visa and passport and they have obtained the visa on 21st itself. They were different stories every day until 25th that they haven’t obtained visa.
    11. There was a rush and we managed to complete the process and cross the border. It took another 3 hours.
    12. By the time we finished the formalities in the border and check point in between where you have to get down with passport and a Chinese officer will come and cross-check each passport with the list of approved grouped visa in his hand.
    13. By the time we reach Keyrung it is 5 PM (Chinese Time) and the authority to issue permit to enter Saga is closed at 5.30 PM.
    14. So we stayed in Keyrung that night just travelled only 1.5 hours from border, wasted the whole day.
    15. There only we come to know the full drama of all Travel Agents. When we went to have Dinner there are 270 persons standing in the que already for Dinner. They make us wait in Chinese border for 4 days for this, to save few thousands in food also. They want to move whole 300 persons in one go, so that they can save money in catering. If they do it separately each travel agent has to arrange separate kitchen and they couldn’t save this much. I don’t want to mention how the quality will be if they prepare it for 300 persons. For that we have to stay in que for hours.
    16. All the tour operators thought about saving money in catering, but they forget that there are only limited rooms available in Mansarovar and while doing parikarama close to Kailash Mountain. I will explain later our suffering due to this blunder by travel agents.
    17. Next day morning 10AM (Chinese time) the authority will commence the duty and our Tibetian and Chinese guide went there with our passport to obtain permit. They managed to get permit around 12:30. Then we started from Keyrung.
    18. Some people claimed to have rest in Keyrung one day and other day rest in Saga. Lot of negotiations and finally some people agreed to start from Keyrung, since they want to be there on Manasarovar for full moon day. During travel they have provided packed lunch and it is horrible.
    19. In Manasarovar everyone has to stay in porta cabin and 5 or 7 bed in a room and two of them don’t have bedsheets (Kambali). Suffer in freezing cold.
    20. Again someone wish to take rest prior to parikarama in Darchen. Tour operator agreed for that. They say as acclimatization.
    21. Tour operator asked us to be ready in early morning to move to new hotel called Hotel Himalaya. But after reaching there someone booked the whole hotel, so no place and have to look for low grade hotel. Some get the room in the same hotel, since checkout time was 12 noon, waiting in foot path for 4 hours.
    22. Next day we kept our luggage in cloak room and took a hand bag with some items for parikarama and stay beside the hill 2 nights. Even they couldn’t keep a room and asked to vacate next day morning before starting for parikarama though some of the old people could not even go for parikarama. They have provided some cheap hotel for those old people and kids. Some agency silently collected the room key saying that you will loose the key during parikarama and vacated all the rooms by travel agents without people knowledge.
    23. The hand bag should not be heavy too, since we have to walk first day 14 miles, 2nd day 22 miles (including steep mountain of 1 km high) and third day is easy just 3 hours walk in flat ground.
    24. There are only three buses available and rest of them has to wait for 2 hours for the buses to drop the people and come back.
    25. It was told that hot water will be provided during parikarama all the way, horse/bull will carry the lunch and hotwater. But it is not. While starting they provide a parcel lunch and a water bottle. Once you finish 14 miles walk you will get hotwater in the camp. Luckily I had some Chinese young to buy water bottle after 4 hours of walk.
    26. Due to lack of oxygen in air (there will be heavy wind but less oxygen), our body will extract oxygen from the water we drink and since we consume more water and the bottle emptied quickly. We can’t carry too many water bottle due to weight. We have to fill water from the flowing river and drink at some point there are some well sort of thing which helped us fulfill our thurst.
    27. Just before completing the first day parikrama, half-an-hour before there was a hail storm (big ice cubes hitting you hardly).
    28. Some of them are lucky to get proper shelter and very few has to stay in temporary tent and due to the heavy wind air will come from bottom and you can’t sleep and at the same time you have to be ready mentally and physically for the second day to walk for 22 miles including claiming steep mountain. Your oxygen level will go down if you don’t sleep well. Only hot water provided in the camp helped us to survive.
    29. Since only limited space available at Zutulphuk (second day camp) the tour operator discouraged us to go for second day parikrama. They are using our low oxygen level and tied to stop us. Out of approximately 200 people only 21 people has managed to complete the second day parikrama.
    30. After completing hard task of 22 miles, there was no place to sit in the camp and nothing to drink. We have to pay from our pocket to buy water bottles. Even second day last phase was very hectic since this time the ice cubes larger (half of golf ball) size to hit us.
    31. As expected no rooms and need to go back to hotel. Some travel agency doesn’t inform about the lack of room in camp. They are totally disappointed.
    32. Since tour operator hasn’t taken prior approval for bus permit, we are being transferred in small groups by mahendra car to the bus.
    33. Once we reached the city at 12 night, we have to walk half kilometer for food (some curd rice and rasam) was provided.
    34. Then roam around few hotels to accommodate the 21 person. Almost 7 hotels to accommodate 21 person.
    35. I am lucky and haven’t get any room, I slept in walkway in hotel without any bedsheet and the dresses and bags are wet due to evening rain.
    36. Next day morning early morning to start to go back. No room to even take bath. Requested someone to use the washroom for few minutes.
    37. Since all these delays and hickups due to the travel agent he agreed to pay for visa cancellation, while standing in the que in Chinese border (immigration), he refused to pay and he forced me to pay that 160 Chinese Young.
    38. I understand who I am. This yatra is essential to break our egos. Only upper middle class can afford this Yatra and all their egos will be vanished if they came across all these hurdles. We use to fight with travel agent representative in the beginning and at one stage we understand the programme is not in our hand and it is fixed by the group of agents and we have to just go in flow. There is no use of arguing. Only while coming back we can do something, that too after crossing the China border.
    39. It is not 100% spiritual yatra, since travel agent take a ride on us. I was thinking about lord shiva only while I was doing parikarama i.e only 2 days. Rest of the 5 days is just uncertainities/if and buts situation.
    40. While coming back from Chinese border to Kathmandu in a nasty road that too in the mountains, is really thrilling experience. But the torrential rain has started just a day before and there are full of mist and we couldn’t see anything in front of you. Every 5 minutes you will see big trucks passing either opposite side or one the same way that too fully loaded. You will feel like you are doing rock safari for 5 hours and you can feel number of bones in your body. That too one truck came down the hill and only spare parts I could see in the road.
    41. At some places due to loose soil the bolders are slowly coming down and the soil covered the road. Afternoon 2PM in Nepal look like 7PM due to mist, rain and worst weather. Once we reached city, I felt free but struck up in traffic and our car has stopped at same place for atleast 40 minutes and I managed to reach airport one hour before the flight time because of Brazil v Mexico football match and the roads are almost empty after that bottle neck point.

    Things to take for parikrama (keep it in one separate bag and don’t touch day until the day):
    1. Buy 20ml glucose liquid some 20 numbers (like tube).
    2. One spare socks
    3. Inner wear 2 sets
    4. Wear thermal wear and above that one rain coat
    5. Night remove rain coat and wear one more dress
    6. Take one flask to take hot water 1 litre or 2 litre based on your fitness to carry weight
    7. Wear good brand shoe normal walking shoe (someone suggested to cover ankle that is waste, you have to walk above the small stones and your shoe should give good cushion effect and only the bottom buttom should be good nothing else).
    8. Someone say take dry fruits (never follow that). Take water fruits like plumps. May be bigger dry grapes. Taking nuts, dates will not help. It will create thirsty and you don’t have enough water.
    9. Head light weightless (useful if u want to walk in night (due to delay in walking) or second day if you start early morning and in camp the lights are switched off after dinner).
    10. Drink lot of hot water in night whenever you get up (especially after first day of walking).
    11. Everyone suggest during parikrama have only hot water and no solid food (its true, your body waste more energy to digest).
    12. Have chinese young during parikarama to buy water bottle (5 CYN) and tea (5CYN). You can fill hot water in the shop if you pay. Very hard to get it but you have to request.
    13. Facial Cream essential (coconut oil not enough).
    14. Face mask: not essential
    15. Expect high radiation, so may be you can wear sunglasses. But not essential.
    16. Lip balm essential.
    17. Ear plug or sponge and above that monkey hat.
    18. Oxygen cylinder small one (1 number for first day last half an hour, 2 number for second day while climbing the steep mountain); not essential but for weaker person.
    19. Lot of thin carry bags (two days tooth paste, sunscreen lotion, coconut oil (it will be freezed))
    20. Everyone suggest tissue paper and wet tissue. But not required everywhere the river is flowing beside you have empty small water bottle two number and you can manage.
    21. Ladies can keep napkins, since someone may face period issue due to height and lot of travel, though it’s not your date.
    22. If you take pony/horse, you have to pay for horse as well as the person. Don’t sleep while you are riding in the horse, it will push you down. While crossing any small river or any flow of water ask that guy to stop and get down walk and then climb into the horse.
    23. You can hire person to carry your luggage, but someone will just walk without even giving company to you. It is better to hire ladies (tibetian) or some Nepali man who can speak Hindi and cooperative.
    24. Some use horse for the first day and go by walk on second day.
    25. Lemon 3 or 5 number (for 3 days parikrama)
    Things to take to Kathmandu:
    1. You can carry anything upto weight restriction in your flight.
    2. Before starting for Yatra, you have to keep your things in locker/cloak room in hotel and then they will provide one big bag and you can keep upto 5 kg and one small bag which you carry for parikrama.
    Things to take until Darchen (things for two days’ travel and stay 2 or 3 nights):
    1. Mobile charger.
    2. Carry two sets of dress, towels, inner wears, soap, brush and shampoo.
    3. You can wear one dress and top one jacket provided by travel agent.
    4. This bag you will keep it in Darchen Hotel (may be Himalayan Hotel).

  • Index Adventure said

    I have 7 tips for your before you trek to Nepal.
    Why dont you check this.

    https://www.indexadventure.com/blog/top-7-things-you-need-to-know-trek-to-nepal/

  • Remeni Jones said

    Nepal is not only famous for the legendary Himalayas, but also for the rivers that come from these snow-capped mountains. Kayaking and kayaking across the great Himalayas are one of Nepal's many sentiments for adventure seekers. In the past, many of our customers had a route for trips with two or three days of designer rowing. Nepal is one of the best destinations in the world for rides in whitewater.

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  • Tep said

    Hello guys! Nepal is an interesting and great country to explore.

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