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Nepal Travel Information
Nepalese people are mainly divided into two distinct groups the Indo-Aryans
and the Mangoloids. Kathmandu Valley is the spiritual and cultural meeting point
of all these groups. Nepal is the only Hindu Kingdom in the world. Hindu Temples
and Buddhist shrines are scattered all over the kingdom. Nepal is the birthplace
of Lord Buddha, the Light of Asia. There is a complex blending of Hinduism and
Buddhism in Nepal.
Nepali Rupee notes come in Rs. 1, Rs. 2, Rs. 5, Rs. 10, Rs. 20, Rs. 50, Rs.
100, Rs. 500 and Rs. 1000 denominations. Coins come in 5p, 1 0p, 25p, Rs. 1
& Rs. 5 denominations.
Foreign currencies must be exchanged only through the banks or authorized foreign
exchange dealers. The receipts from such transactions are to be obtained and
retained. Visitors can exchange foreign currency at the foreign exchange counter
at the airport upon arrival. Visitor other than the Indian nationals have to
make the payment in hotels, travel or trekking agencies and air tickets in foreign
currency. Non-lndian visitors are not allowed to import or export Indian Currency.
The approximate value of one US Dollar is equivalent to Rs. 50.97 as of June
Nepal has four major seasons, namely, (1) Winter: December-February, (2) Spring:
March-May, (3) Summer: June-August, (4) Autumn: September- November.
Nepal can be visited the whole year round.
All baggage is subject to customs' check at the point of entry. Visitors are
allowed to bring in the consumable articles such as liquor one bottle up 1.15
litres, 200 sticks of cigarette, 15 rolls of photo film and 12 rolls of movie
camera film. Visitors are also allowed to carry one binocular, one camera, one
movie camera, one video camera, one radio, one tape recorder, one bicycle, one
wrist watch, one set of fountain pen, one perambulator, 15 radio cassettes &
10 disk records into the country on the condition that they are declared and
are to be taken back on return. Carrying narcotics, arms and ammunitions are
strictly prohibited. Visitors can export souvenirs to their respective countries.
The export of antiuques requires special certificate from the Department of
Archaeology, National Archive Building, Ram Shah Path, Kathmandu (Tel: 215358),
Gold, silver, precious stones, wild animals and their skins, horns, etc, all
drugs whether processed or in their natural state, are prohibited to export.
Rs. 600 per person for departure to SAARC (South Asian) Countries and Rs. 700
for departure to other international destinations. For domestic flights those
flying within Nepal are required to pay Rs. 50.
Royal Nepal Airlines and other domestic Airlines in the private sector also
operate breathtaking mountain flights for the tourists round the year.