Are you debating whether to purchase a ticket or cancel your trip to Nepal due to rumors? Nepal is, without a doubt, one of the most interesting countries to visit at least once in a lifetime. However, it is impossible to guarantee that you will not encounter any flaws during your visit to Nepal. Every nation, no matter how big or small, has some unresolved issues. These are not special to Nepal.
The birthplace of Lord Buddha, the nation of pristine waterfalls and grassy meadows, one of the few countries that has never been colonized, deep gorges, vibrant and harmonized cultures and religions, the country of temples with ten UNESCO identified world heritage sites, charismatic people However, everybody is worried about their safety and thinks twice about the problems they could encounter while traveling. So, let’s clear up all the rumors that have created needless consternation and anxiety in the minds of eager travelers.
Take care of the items listed below to ensure that you have a relaxing and enjoyable journey. These are minor problems, but you should be aware of them before planning your trip to Nepal.
You should be well-versed in Nepal’s various cultures and religions. Despite the fact that all Nepalese live in peace, you should be mindful of the cultural groups that live in the region where you are traveling. Apart from ‘Namaste,’ learn a few words, like local greeting types. It will make you feel cherished and respected. To avoid offending the locals, be aware of social etiquette. The etiquette rules to obey in Nepal can be found HERE.
Nepal is a popular tourist destination for those seeking adventure. If you plan on hiking or trekking on your own, make sure you have all of the appropriate accommodations and protection equipment in place ahead of time. We recommend going in a party or at the very least with a mate. You can also hire a guide because the trekking trails can be confusing and it’s easy to get lost in the dense forest. Check the altitude of the spot you’re visiting to prevent altitude sickness or frostbite.
You may want to test your mettle by whitewater rafting on the Bhote Koshi or Trishuli, rock climbing, mountaineering, paragliding above the mesmerizing Phewa Lake, or biking on the bone-chilling mountain trails. You may want to try the world’s second-highest Bungee Jumping or climb the mighty mountains above the Bhote Koshi River. But, whatever you do, we recommend that you first educate yourself about potential threats and then act solely on the advice of your guide.
The dusty air and throngs of people may be the first things you encounter as you exit the airport. As soon as you leave the airport, you’ll find that the valley is much more filthy than the wonderful stories you’ve read about cultural heritage and scenic landscapes. If you are allergic to dust, please carry a good mask and medications.
The water from the tap, including the water from your hotel, is not safe to drink. As a consequence, just drink boiled or filtered water. You can use water purifiers if you like, but we don’t recommend drinking water straight from the tap. Ice could have been made with tap water, and fruits could have been washed with it as well. So, if you don’t want to spend your holiday daydreaming about all the fun stuff you might have done if you weren’t in the hospital, please be mindful of water protection.
The majority of Nepalese villages are still without electricity. Even in big cities like Kathmandu, you can’t rely on uninterrupted internet connectivity all of the time.
If you are allergic to certain foods or have dietary restrictions due to medical conditions, make sure to tell your travel companion. The majority of Nepalese cuisine is spicy. In restaurants, you may order whatever you want, whether it’s extremely spicy, mildly spicy, or not at all spicy, but in some typical servings, you might not have that choice.
If you’re planning on flying, bear in mind that Nepalese flights are heavily dependent on the country’s constantly changing weather conditions. As a result, don’t put your important projects at risk by relying on a timely flight. Make sure you still have a few extra essentials in your bag in case of an emergency.
Dogs can be found in almost every part of Nepal. However, they will not harm you unless you tease or injure them. If you want to avoid being snatched by monkeys, avoid carrying something valuable or tasty in your hands, particularly near temples.
Most Nepalese roads lack traffic lights, and those that do exist are not properly followed. So, be cautious when passing Nepal’s congested highways. Until crossing, use an overhead bridge or wait for a traffic police signal.
Nepal’s politics are more stable than they have been in years. There are no political or criminal threats in this region. However, the danger of obstruction from landslides, flooding, and other natural disasters should not be overlooked. Take out a travel insurance policy that includes burglary and extended stay coverage. It’s best to avoid such mishaps so that your lovely holiday in the Himalayas isn’t ruined!