Nepal Holidays Factfile
Time: GMT + 5.45.
International dialling code: + 977
Visas: Required by UK citizens. We recommend you purchase your visa on arrival in Kathmandu (no forms or photos required). Current cost US$25.
Country Representative in UK: Nepalese Embassy. 12a Kensington Palace Gardens, London W8 4QU. Telephone 020 7229 1594. E-mail: email@example.com.
Voltage: 220 AC, 50 Hz.
Money: Nepalese Rupee (NR) divided into 100 paisa.
Vaccinations: There are no mandatory vaccinations required. Recommended: BCG, Cholera, Diptheria, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Polio, Malaria, Rabies, Typhoid, Yellow Fever. For up-to-date information please consult your local G.P. or visit the MASTA website
Guidebook: The Rough Guide to Nepal.
Food and Drink: The Nepali staple dish is daal bhaat tarkaari (literally lentil, rice and vegetables). At the hotels and lodges that World Discovery use, of course, there is a wider choice than this! Hotels will serve a mixture of Nepalese, Indian and Western cuisine. Nepalese cuisine (Newari dishes especially) tends to include many spices, and some westerners may find the taste to be on the hot side. Bottled water is recommended, even in the better hotels and restaurants. Tea and coffee are widely served, and beer is reasonably priced - the local Gorkha beer is excellent. Wines are imported and can be very expensive.