Nepal: Facts & Figures

Capital            : Kathmandu

Area                :
40,800 sq kms

Population     :
Around 27 million

Religions        :
86% Hindu, 8% Buddhist, 4% Muslim, 2% Others

Languages     :
Nepali, English

Time                :
GMT + 5.45 hours

Currency        :
Nepalese Rupee

Electricity      :
230V, 50Hz cycle

When To Go
  : September to November is a good time to visit Nepal, when the air is crisp and clear, and the country is lush and green following the monsoon. February to April is also a good time of the year, when the weather is warming and many flowers are in bloom.  The weather is clear but chilly in December and January. May and early June are the warmest months, and the monsoon is prevalent from the middle of June to August.

Visa :
British nationals require valid 10-year passport, duly endorsed with Nepalese visa, for travel to Nepal. This can be obtained in advance from the Nepalese Embassy (£20, information below) or on arrival at Kathmandu's Tribhuvan International Airport (US$30).

N.B. Your passport should be valid for at least 6 more months on the day the visa is stamped on it

Nepalese Embassy :
12A Kensington Palace Gardens, London W8 4QU
                              Tel : +44 (0)20 7229 1594,   Fax : +44 (0)20 7792 9861