This tiny mountain nation has captured the imaginations of travellers the world over and continues to inspire them to come and explore the jungles and mountains the nation is snuggled between. Trekkers, hikers, relaxation gurus, spiritual leaders, families and more are all drawn to Nepal and for good reason. Some prefer to see Nepal through the haze of an adrenaline-fuelled adventure, and in Nepal there is no shortage.
Try canyoning, climbing, kayaking, paragliding and more as you rush past some of the world’s most incredible and dramatic landscapes. Others prefer to see Nepal at a leisurely rate, strolling along scenic vistas, learning about the spiritual history of the country from Buddhist pilgrims or trying to spot rare bird species in any of Nepal’s wild jungles. However you end up experiencing Nepal, chances are you’ll leave the country with plenty of memories and new items on your list for your next visit.
Nepal doesn't officially require any immunisations for entry into the country, but the further off the beaten track you go, the more necessary it is to take precautions. Travellers who have come from an area infected with yellow fever are required to be vaccinated before entering the country. Record all vaccinations on an International Health Certificate, available from a doctor or government health department.
Be sure to exchange back all the Nepalese currencies you end up with before you leave. They are not accepted (or even exchanged for) outside of Nepal. Besides, taking currency out of the country is against the law.
People have spent lifetimes exploring everything Nepal has to offer and there is still more to bring them back every time. Pick your first couple of adventures and prep for your holiday in Nepal by reading up on the place and buying international travel insurance. From Kathmandu to Pokhara on to Bkatapur, Cover-More has your back.
Nepal has a typical monsoonal year, made up of two seasons. The dry season tends to run from October through May and then the wet season, or monsoon season, is from June to September. While travelling, try to get to Nepal during their weather sweet spots: March to May for spring and September to November for fall. October and November are the start of the dry season, and with the wet season just recently finished, the countryside is completely alive and green, the air feels cleaner and the views of the Himalayan Mountains are impeccable. For obvious reasons, these two months have become the most popular times to travel to Nepal, but even now, Nepal's "high season" has been pretty uncrowded and quiet.
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