Nepal Travel Articles

Best Time To Go to Everest Base Camp

Is trekking in your blood? Maybe you want to know what it's the best time to go to Everest Base Camp, one of the most popular treks worldwide. When is the Best Time to Trek to Everest Base Camp? Briefly, the best time to go to Everest Base camp in terms of weather is...

What Are the 3 Hardest Days on Everest Base Camp Trek?

Do you want to know what are the 3 hardest days on Everest Base Camp trek? I hope you do understand this is a highly subjective matter. In this article I'll share the three most difficult days on my EBC trek. My advice is to check out other blogs about Everest Base...

Training for Everest Base Camp Trek

Would you like to do the Everest Base Camp Trek but you don't know how to prepare for it? You've come to the right place. I completed the EBC Trek in May 2022, having prepared for it about six months. I'll explain exactly what I did, how I trained and why I had chosen...

Everest Base Camp Trek Cost

The average Everest Base Camp trek cost ranges between $2,000 and $4,000, depending on your chosen route, travel agent, lodging type and group size. Sleeping in luxury lodges can easily cost $200 per night. If you return by helicopter from Gorak Shep to Lukla or to...

Everest Base Camp Trek Food Guide

Food choices on the Everest Base Camp Trek include pasta, noodles, soups, omelets, fried eggs, pancakes, potatoes, momos, pizza, and the traditional Nepali dish, Dal Bhat, which includes lentil soup, boiled rice, vegetable curry, Nepali bread and pickle. Most tea...

Everest Base Camp Trek April – May

After several days of research and about six months of preparations, end of April - beginning of May I embarked on a journey to do the Everest Base Camp Trek. Rewarding. Challenging. Life changing. I enjoy hiking and I do it whenever I get a chance. This time was...

What to Pack for Everest Base Camp Trek

When I published the first article about my Everest Base Camp trek adventure this May, I promised some follow-up articles in regard to the cost of this trip, as well as with exhaustive articles about the most difficult parts of this trek. Packing for Everest Base Camp...

Everest Base Camp Trek FAQ

Completing the Everest Base Camp trek in May 2022 was the highlight of my year and the first major trip after the pandemic. I had been planning my journey for 6-7 months. This allowed me to hunt for mountain gear bargains and to train for EBC Trek to get back in shape...

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Why Visit Nepal?

Nepal is a small, landlocked country located in South Asia, sandwiched between India and China. Despite its small size, Nepal is a country of great diversity and natural beauty. It is home to some of the world’s most iconic landscapes, cultures and traditions. I’ve only visited Kathmandu and completed the Everest Base Camp Trek, but I intend to travel to Nepal again in the near future, possibly in 2024.

Here are some of the top reasons for visiting Nepal:

  • Natural Beauty: Nepal is home to some of the most spectacular mountain landscapes in the world, including Mount Everest, the highest peak on Earth. Visitors can trek through the Himalayas, take a scenic flight over the mountains, or simply enjoy the view from a comfortable lodge. In addition to the mountains, Nepal also offers a wide variety of other natural landscapes, from tropical jungles to rolling hills and lush valleys.

 

  • Culture and History: Nepal is a country steeped in culture and tradition. Visitors can explore ancient temples and stupas, learn about the country’s rich history and customs, and immerse themselves in the local culture by participating in festivals and ceremonies. Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal, is particularly rich in cultural and historical sites, including the famous Pashupatinath Temple, one of the most sacred Hindu temples in the world.

 

  • Adventure: Nepal is a paradise for adventure seekers. With its rugged terrain and varied landscapes, the country offers a wide range of activities, including trekking, climbing, white-water rafting, and paragliding. Visitors can also take part in more extreme activities such as bungee jumping, canyoning, and hot air ballooning.

 

  • People: Nepalese people are warm and welcoming, known for their friendly and hospitable nature. Visitors will find themselves surrounded by the smiles and hospitality of the locals, who are always happy to share their culture and customs with visitors.

Nepal is an incredibly diverse and beautiful country that offers visitors a wide range of experiences. From the natural beauty of the Himalayas to the rich culture and history of Kathmandu, Nepal is a destination that should not be missed. Whether you’re an adventure seeker or simply looking for a relaxing holiday, Nepal has something to offer everyone.

Best Money Exchange to NPR?

I had some US dollars that I exchanged in Kathmandu, thinking the amount was going to be enough for the entire trek. You can’t imagine how I was wrong! I had to exchange money and to use ATM machines multiples times.

One of the best things you can do before you embark on your Everest Base Camp trek adventure is to get a Wise account with debit card. Wise is a financial service that allows you to hold 50 currencies in one single account. It enables you to spend your money abroad without hidden fees. Sending money with Wise is cheaper than old-school banks.

I already had my Wise account, so I made sure I loaded it with dollars. Then I opened a NPR account and exchanged my dollars at a very good rate, much better than bank rates. I withdrew NPR from ATM machines in Kathmandu and Namche Bazaar using my Wise debit card. Click here to see if you are eligible for a Wise account and to get it right away.