Nepal destination information

All you need to know before visiting Nepal

Nepal summary

Nepal is a medium sized country with around 28M Nepalese. Official language is Nepali. Nepal uses metric system (kilograms, centimeters, °C). Time zone is UTC+05:45. Currency used in Nepal is Nepalese Rupee (NPR).

🎫 Border Rank #️⃣ 58
🗺️ Passport Rank #️⃣ 209

ATMs in Nepal are Rare. Internet speed in Nepal is on average 2.0 Mbps. In Nepal you drive on the left side. Most cars have manual transmission (stick).

🏙️ Kathmandu
🗣️ Nepali
👨‍👩‍👦‍👦 28M ☀️ ~13 °C 🌧 ~113 mm 👍 Least Developed 🚩 147k km2 (57k mi²)
🎫 Visa Exemption
🗺️ Passport Strength
📧 Nepalese visa Online
🏥 Health regulation
🛃 Customs rules
🏛️ Embassies


Socket 🔌

Nepal uses 230V, 50Hz with sockets and plugs Type C, Type D and Type M.

Languages 🗣️

  • Nepali


Currency 💱

100 NPR = 0.87 USD

Nepal uses the Nepalese rupee (symbol: ?), code NPR.Banknotes come in denominations of 1000, 500, 250, 100, 50, 25, 20, 10, 5, 2 and 1 rupees. Rupee is subdivided into 100 paisas. Coins come in denominations of 10, 5, 2 and 1 rupees and 50, 25, 10, 5 and 1 paisas.

ATM 🏧🏦


Automatic teller machines are rare in Nepal. Your best bet is to look for them in large cities and community places.You do not need a chip & PIN card to use an ATM — your standard magnetic card will work fine.

Tipping 💁🏽

Expected to tip

Tipping is quite common in Nepal and it's good etiquette to leave one. How much money you leave depends on the service and how happy you were with it. Receipts might sometimes include a service charge.

Card 💳


Mobile Phone 📱

Nepal uses GSM mobile networks GSM 900 and GSM 1800.

Roaming 🌐

If you don't want to buy SIM card in Nepal upon arrival, make sure to check the roaming charges with your telecom provider before your departure so there are no surprises when you return home.

Emergency Calls 🚨

Police :


Ambulance :


Fire department :

033, 301, 300

Calling ☎️


To call Nepal, dial +, then 977 (the country code for Nepal), then the area code (without the initial 0) and the local number.


For local calls within Nepal, start with the area code (with the initial 0). In the case above area code is 1 .

international: + 977 1 1234567
calling local: 01 1234567

Internet connection

Internet Speed 💯

Internet speed in Nepal is on average 2.0 Mbps.

Wifi 📡

WiFi coverage in Nepal is low. It is not as easy to find one.

SIM Card #️⃣

You can buy a SIM card for about 874.28 NPR, which includes 1 GB of data plan. You can choose from 3 telecoms: Ncell, Nepal Telecom or Smart Cell.


Rules 🚗

In Nepal you drive on the left side. Most cars have manual transmission (stick).

Limits 🚦

Unless otherwise posted, the speed limits for cars and motorcycles are as follows: 60 km/h (37 mph) in all built-up areas.


Temperature 🌡️

Rainfall ☔

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Passport Strength

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