Nepal travel advice

Explore our complete guide to Nepal with the latest travel advice for travellers and holidaymakers including official updates and local travel tips for Nepal.

Nepal travel guide - essential info

Below is a beginner's guide to Nepal with essential travel facts such as dominant language spoken, typical flight time from the UK and the local currency. You can also check whether visas are required and what plug adapter you need to pack.

Nepal - quick facts
Flight time 12.5 hours
Time difference UK +5.75 hours
Language(s) Nepalese
Currency Nepalese Rupee
Electricity C + D + M plug (230V)
Driving side Left
Visa Yes

Why visit Nepal?

Considering a holiday to the Nepal? Here are some of the very good reasons it makes such a wonderful holiday destination be it for culture or nature to ensure you get the most out of your 2024/2025 escape.

  • Culture vultures
  • Nature lovers - nature & wildlife

Nepal tourist information

✝ = Typical flight time from the UK and visa requirements for UK travellers.

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Nepal weather

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Nepal travel advice

Check the latest travel advice on visiting Nepal from official government sources (in english) from around the world including entry requirements and travel restrictions.

Learn more about the current safety and security risks from terrorism, natural disasters and more. Read about the local laws and customs to consider when travelling around Nepal.

Note: UK FCDO - UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office

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Nepal travel health

Find out more about staying safe when travelling to Nepal with the latest guidance on required vaccinations and recommended medication to take with you.

Check out the general travel tips for staying safe and healthy in Nepal, risks of preventable diseases and what to pack.

Note: CDC - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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Nepal covid live updates

Check the latest live updates on Covid-19 in Nepal with the vaccination requirements, current available statistics and up-to-date travel advice from government agencies.

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Nepal FAQs

Read our frequently asked questions about travelling to Nepal including the current entry restrictions, covid rules, driving side, electrical plugs used and much more.

Are there entry restrictions to Nepal due to Covid-19?

Nepal is open for tourism from the UK.

Negative PCR test results or proof of full Covid-19 vaccination required for arrivals from the UK.

Check out Ministry of Health, Nepal for more information.

Do I need to quarantine in the UK if I travel from Nepal?

You do not need to quarantine on arrival in the UK from Nepal. The UK no longer requires a passenger locator form, Covid-19 test or proof of vaccination.

What is the flight time to Nepal from the UK?

The flight time to Nepal from the UK is typically 12.5 hours.

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What is the time difference between Nepal and the UK?

The time difference between Nepal and the UK is UK time+5.75 hours.

What is the main language spoken in Nepal?

The main language spoken in Nepal is Nepalese.

What is the currency in Nepal?

The currency in Nepal is the Nepalese Rupee (NPR).

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Which plugs are used in Nepal?

Nepal uses electrical plug type C + D + M (230 Volts).

Which side of the road do they drive on in Nepal?

They drive on the left side of the road in Nepal.

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Do you need a visa for Nepal?

Yes, UK passport holders do need a visa to enter Nepal.

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