Travel advice for Nepal.

Here you will find important tips and useful information for Nepal.

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in Swiss francs (CHF)

  • For ATM cash withdrawals

  • For cashless payments in shops, restaurants, hotels, and online

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Banknotes

 

Local currency / ISO Code

Nepal rupee NPR

Currency exchange rate

NPR 100 = ~ CHF 1.00 ; CHF 1 = ~ NPR 100.00 (07/2020)

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Practical Information:

Time difference with Switzerland

+ 4 h / + 3 h during our summer time

National language

Official language

Nepali

Language capabilities

English

Capital

Kathmandu

Country code for calling Switzerland

00 41 (disregard '0' preceding Swiss area codes)

Voltage

220 volt / adapter recommended

Travel documents for Swiss citizens

Passport still valid 6 months or more after arrival with visa (issued upon arrival at the airport Kathmandu; USD 30.00) for stays up to 2 months (may be extended on site).

Swiss Embassy / Consulate

Lalitpur / Kathmandu, Jawalakhel, Ekanta Kuna, SDC-Compound
Tel. +977 1 554 92 25

Opening hours

Banks

9.30/10.00 - 14.30 h (Sun - Thu)
9.30/10.00 - 13.00 h (Fri)

Stores

10.00 - 19.00 h (daily)

Driving
  • Left-hand driving.

  • International driver's license required.

  • Minimum age for car rentals: 25 (varies by rental company).

  • Car rental with driver recommended.

Health situation
  • Do not drink tap water.

  • Mosquito protection advised.

  • Risk of malaria in certain areas.

  • Vaccination against diphtheria, tetanus, hepatitis A, polio and measles recommended.

Other information
  • This country is in an active earthquake zone.

  • Hinduism is the most popular religion and may affect issues of a legal nature. Responsible for the death of a cow, for example, may be punishable by law (even if caused in an accident).

Security

  • Travelers who wish to travel to this country are advised to inquire about current traveler safety prior to departure.

  • Visitors are advised to observe elementary safety precautions and to inquire at local police stations about risks related to itinerary and time of travel.

  • Walking the streets after nightfall is not advised.

  • Avoid demonstrations and large crowds.

Cultural characteristics

Please observe local customs for dress code and conduct.

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Important

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