Welcome to Nepal.
This is truly my favourite country in the entire world. Nepal is the most warm and inviting place I’ve ever had the pleasure of experiencing. With the most beautiful hiking trails and so culture much to discover, Nepal is the ultimate destination if you’re looking for an adventure.
I’ve fallen in love with this country (even moving there for a while!), and I know you will, too. From the amazing food (jhol momos!) to the alluring mountains to the remote safaris, there’s something for everyone to love.
I’m so excited and happy to share all the posts I’ve written about Nepal with you. I hope it helps you have the most incredible trip.
View all my Nepal posts here, or keep scrolling for a more organised (& helpful!) approach.
Currency: In Nepal the currency is Nepali rupees. The symbol for rupees is रू and it is often abbreviated to Rs. or Re.
Language: The main language in Nepal is Nepali, though there are hundreds of dialects throughout the country! To say hello, say “namaste“. Thank you is “Dhanyavād“, and my name is is “meru nam (your name) ho“.
ATMS & Cash: In Nepal, cash is king! ATMs can be found all over Kathmandu and Pokhara, but beyond that, they’ll be a little harder to find. Big cities will usually have ATMs, but it’s best to bring cash with you from Kathmandu or Pokhara.
Safety: I feel absolutely safe in Nepal. I’ve travelled there as a solo female traveller, walked home late at night, and trekked by myself! I’ve never felt unsafe, though I would be careful anywhere in the world and take necessary precautions.
I know. That’s a huge claim. But this is a huge guide. I’ve written this master post to ENSURE that you have all the information you could possibly need when it comes to backpacking in Nepal.
In this post, I cover
These posts are great for getting inspiration for your trip and planning out what you need to eat, see, and do!
Pokhara is one of the most relaxing places on earth! It’s the city I called home and it’s a must-visit after trekking in the Annapurna region.
Kathmandu is a city that took a few visits to love. Through discovering the best places to visit and see whilst in Nepal’s capital, I’m here to make sure you love this vibrant city your first time!
From amazing food to UNESCO sites and a hidden princess, there’s so much to discover in Kathmandu. It’s a loud, busy, beautiful city that you’ll never get bored in.
Bardia National Park is one of the best hidden gems in Nepal. It’s an incredible place to see rhinos, elephants, and tigers in the wild without hoards of people. It takes a little while to get to, but if you love safaris, relaxing in nature, and slow travel, this is the place for you!
Nepal is one of the most insanely beautiful trekking destinations I’ve ever been to, and it’s partly the reason I love the country so much! Trekking in Nepal is also extremely accessible, as the big treks are all teahouse treks, where you don’t need to carry a tent or food.
The Everest Region, or Sagarmatha National Park, is such an amazing destination. The Everest Base Camp trek is absolutely a bucket list trek with an incredible history. The Three Passes Trek is a lesser-known, advanced-level trek that loops around Sagarmatha National Park, reaching the Gokyo Lakes and other stunning destinations.