Before doing research, I knew next to nothing about Nepal. Now, it’s a place that I hope to visit in my lifetime.
Average cost per day: NPR 3,434.81 or about $40
If you’re on a budget, NPR 1,462.50 or $17 can get you everything you need.
Places to visit:
Kathmandu: The capital of Nepal. About half of Nepal’s population lives in Kathmandu, so if you really want to take in the culture of Nepal, be sure to stay here for at least a few days. There are many Hindu and Buddhist temples that can be visited in the city. Kathmandu Durbar Square contains some of these temples, and the home of Kumari (who is believed to be the human embodiment of the goddess Durga). It is a place full of culture and things to see, all with a mountainous backdrop.
Chitwan National Park: It is home to over 50 species of mammals, more than 500 species of birds, and about 55 amphibians and reptiles. There are a lot of tours that you can take, depending on what you want to see. Of course, you can go to the park on your own and simply walk around. The park is also known for its protection of species such as the One Horned Rhinoceros, Bengal Tiger and Gharial Crocodile. There is an entry fee to the park of 500 NPR which is just under $6. There are elephant tours, a museum, and religious sites. It truly is a must-go on your trip to Nepal.
Mountain Flight: Because not all of us are capable (or willing) to climb mountains. The cost is under $200, which is reasonable in my opinion. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Dhaulagiri, Langtang and Gauri-Shankar are all seen at eye level during the flight. The flight takes about an hour and starts at 6 am. This lets you do more sightseeing during the day, and come on, look at that view.
Traditionally, people walk around temples clockwise
Ask permission before entering a temple (some don’t allow non-Hindus to enter)
Take off your shoes when entering a temple or home
Greet others with Namaste
Bargain, bargain, bargain
Women should wear clothes that are more on the conservative side, especially when in rural areas. This is not optional when in religious areas. Just be respectful and cover up.
Avoid using bad language, many people understand English and consider it disrespectful
Like always, correct me if any information is wrong!
Next week I’ll be writing about a European country, if anyone has a suggestions feel free to comment!