Nepal Travel Info

Nepal Trekking Equipments & Packing List

Trekking equipment is very important and compulsory for all Nepal adventure trekking, before departure to all kind Nepal trek from Kathmandu. It is advised that we consider the following equipment as requisites. Nepal Spirit Adventure will provide you with a comprehensive list of the required trekking equipment for your chosen trek, as well as clothing you need to bring to cater for both the warmth of the days and the chill of the nights. While trekking during the day at lower altitudes, lightweight trekking trousers and T-shirts are recommended, it's always a good idea to carry a waterproof...

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Your Tailor-Made Holiday

Nepal Spirit Adventure specializes in assisting travelers to have wide ranging experiences in Nepal, Bhutan, Tibet and India. Our team is committed to providing the best information and advice to travelers on trekking, outdoor adventure sports, cultural and spiritual tours, volunteering, cross-border experiences and safety issues to help you make the most of your stay in the Himalayas. Himalayan travelers are generally surprised at the breadth of activities achievable during short or long stays, and to any degree of comfort. On or off the beaten track there is a breadth of accommodation standards catering to those who like it...

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Nepal Shopping Information

Shopping in Nepal is easy. With a little money and some time one can obtain the best buys this realm of mountains & natural paradise has to offer. It will be helpful to have a Nepali for company if a huge shopping project is at hand. Common tourist shopping items include souvenirs and trinkets like gems and jewelry. However, one should be careful while buying jewelry as assessing their quality is difficult. Hand woven cotton fabric is a popular buy among visitors. Some buy pashmina that this Himalayan region is famous for and some also buy fresh tea and...

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Flora And Fauna Information

Nepal is a paradise of flora & fauna, ranging from the subtropical forests of the Terai to the great peaks of the Himalayas in the north, Nepal abounds with some of the most spectacular scenery in the whole of Asia, with a variety of fauna and flora also unparalleled elsewhere in the region. Between Nepal's geographical extremes, one may find every vegetation type, from the treeless steppes of the Trans-Himalayan region in the extreme north and the birch, silver fir, larch and hemlock of the higher valleys to the oak, pine and rhododendron of the intermediate altitudes and the...

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Nepal's Customs And Culture

Customs and Culture in Nepal run deep. Some of them you will find interesting, some strange and others beyond logic. But as long as you show respect and warmth to local civilization, willingness to learn and settle into Nepalese ways and values, you will be fine. For a people so deeply rooted in traditions and culture, the Nepalese are remarkably open-minded and easy-going. If at any time, you have doubts, ask, or simply do what other Nepalese do. Nepal Spirit Adventures team has put together the following list, it is just a simple, brief introduction and in no...

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People And Customs

The population of Nepal is recorded to be about 28 million. 86% of Nepalis follow Hinduism, while eight percent follow Buddhism and three percent follow Islam. The population comprises various groups of different races which are further divided into different castes. The distinction in caste and ethnicity is understood more easily when we see where they live. Some of the main groups are: Gurungs and Magars who live mainly in the western region; Rais, Limbus and Sunwars who live in the eastern mid hills; Sherpas, Manangpas and Lopas who live near the mountains of Everest, Annapurna and Mustang...

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Nepal Weather Information

The best trekking season in Nepal extends from mid-September to May. However within this period, some months have better weather than others. From early September the monsoon rains decrease. By mid-October through to December the weather is usually stable with mild to warm days, cold nights and clear views. Day time temperatures can reach 25-30 deg C at low altitude in October and nights can drop to below 0 deg C at higher altitudes. Trekking in Nepal during the winter, from December to February, offers cool to mild weather with clear days and often very cold nights. Day...

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Nepal Visa Information

Normally Nepal visas can be easily obtained from the Government of Nepal, Nepalese Embassy or Consulate office located in your country. If you have left your home country and/or you don't have time to visit the Embassy, you can get a visa from the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu on your arrival or from any other entry point in Nepal. Make sure to bring a few sets of your passport size photos. Visa fees are inexpensive. Visa can also be obtained at the nearest Nepal Embassy or Diplomatic Mission. Visa can also be obtained (renewal purposes) at Department...

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How to Enter Nepal

Travelling by air: Travelers/Trekkers can fly directly or indirectly to Kathmandu which is the capital of Nepal and is served by direct flights to/ from London, Paris, Frankfurt, Vienna, Amsterdam, Doha, Dubai, Dhaka, Karachi, Munich, Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, Paro, Lhasa, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Bangalore, New Delhi, Mumbai, Patna, Calcutta and Varanasi. Charter flights can also be arranged for large movements. All flights feature business class amenities and international standards. Many a time, the Captain offers a guided sightseeing tour of the Himalaya for no extra charge! Nepal Airlines, Thai Airways, Qatar Airways, Indian Airlines, Pakistan International...

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Nepal History

Nepal's recorded history began with the Kiratis, who arrived in the 7th century BC from the east. Little is known about them, other than their deftness as sheep farmers and fondness for carrying long knives. It was during this period that Buddhism first came to the country; it is claimed that Buddha and his disciple Ananda visited the Kathmandu Valley and stayed for a time in Patan. By 200 AD, Buddhism had waned and was replaced by Hinduism, brought by the Licchavis, who invaded from northern India and overthrew the last Kirati king. The Hindu Licchavis also introduced the...

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