Do you plan to visit the beautiful South Asian country of Nepal? Highlights here include visiting the revered pilgrimage site of Swayambhunath Stupa and, of course, scaling Mount Everest and the Himalayas! Here’s some helpful travel information to get you on your way:

  • Nepal’s international dial code is +977, in case you need to contact a hotel or book any reservations ahead of your visit.
  • The time zone in this country is GMT+5.45. Be sure to take this into account for any reservations, or when you call any Nepalese businesses from abroad.
  • Nepal is a cultural melting pot of around 125 ethnic groups. So you can enjoy a huge variety of singing, dancing, languages, folklore, religions, celebrations and food.
  • Nepali is the official language here, although English is the language of business and tourism. It’s most common to find English speakers in the capital city of Kathmandu.
  • If you’re flying into Nepal, you’re likiest to arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport (3-letter code: KTM). This is located some 5 kilometres outside of Kathmandu.
  • Nepal’s cuisine is influenced by its neighbours of India, China and Tibet. So you can look forward to delicious curries, healthy soups, lean meats and other delicacies!

Read our top articles below to learn more.