Nepal General Information

By | February 14, 2022


Chair: Kathmandu.

Time: ahead of Minsk time by 3 hours 45 minutes

Holidays and non-working days: Government and many other offices work six days a week. Saturday is an official holiday. Nepal is famous for its constantly changing holidays. It is said that the Nepalese have more holidays than there are days in a year.

National features: Nepal has only recently opened its borders to tourists, so many of the types of clothing and behavior we are used to are perceived differently here, and tourists should try to observe local traditions:

– Women must walk in clothes with closed legs;

– You can not step over people sitting on the ground;

– Accept items from local residents and transfer items to them only with the right hand supported by the left;

– Hindu temples are closed to the public;

– Buddhist temples and monasteries are open to everyone;

– You should not give money to beggars on the streets (they appeared in Nepal only thanks to “generous” tourists);

– All temples and gompas in Nepal should be bypassed only in a clockwise direction and never vice versa;

– You should wash your hands more often, you should not eat unwashed fruits, drink raw water, etc., bottled drinking water is sold almost everywhere, you can drink it.

Geography: The Kingdom of Nepal lies between the two largest Asian countries – India and China. It is located on the southern slopes of the highest Himalayan range in the world. The area of ​​the country is 147.2 thousand square meters. km.

Climate: In the range from the tropical zone in the south of the country to the arctic in the highlands. Cool and dry period: December-March, average temperature – 21-22 degrees C. Hot and humid: May – September, average temperature 29 degrees C. Hot and dry: October – November, average temperature 28 degrees C.

Population: Population – 22 million people. The population of Nepal is an amazing mixture of ethnic groups, because. on this earth two civilizations met – Indian and Chinese, two races – Mongoloid and Caucasoid. On the streets of the kingdom you can see representatives of many nations: Indians, Chinese, Japanese, Thais, Greeks, Arabs and even Hispanics. The traditional way of life of many peoples of Nepal allows polygamy (polygamy), and polyandry (polyandry) is found in the northern regions. According to the Nepalese themselves, polygamy is a consequence of the absence of children from the first marriage, polyandry is the need to preserve property in the family.

Language: The official language of the Kingdom of Nepal is Nepali, but English is widely spoken in the main tourist centers.

Religion: Religion is an integral part of the life of all Nepalese. In this country, at every turn you can see temples, images of gods and sacred drawings. The bulk of the population of Nepal are Hindus, but Buddhism also plays a big role in the life of the country. Here Hinduism and Buddhism are closely intertwined.

Currency: Nepal’s currency is the Nepalese rupee, one rupee contains 100 paise. Paper banknotes are issued in denominations of 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 500 and 1000 rupees, coins of 1, 2, 5, 10, 25, 50 paise, as well as 1, 2, 5 and 10 rupees.

Currency exchange: Currency can be exchanged at the currency exchange office at the airport, as well as at various banks and exchange offices in the city. Currency exchange should be carried out only through official exchange points. Banks are open from 10.00 to 14.30 from Sunday to Thursday and from 10.00 to 12.30 on Fridays. Closed on Saturdays and public holidays. Import and export of Indian currency is allowed only to citizens of India. The exchange rate is set by the State Bank of Nepal and published daily in the press.

Visa: Citizens of Belarus need a visa to visit the country. A visa to Nepal is issued through the Embassy of Nepal in Moscow. This requires a photo 3×4 cm, a valid passport and 30 US dollars. The minimum processing time is two days. When leaving Nepal, you must pay an airport tax of 400 rupees

Embassy of Nepal in Moscow:
119121, Russia, Moscow, 2nd Neopalimovsky lane, 14/7
Phone: (+7 095) 244-0215
Fax: (+7 095) 241-0000
E-mail: [email protected]

Customs regulations: All luggage is subject to customs inspection at the point of entry. Personal property is imported duty-free. Import tax varies depending on the size and value of the items. The import of a mini-computer, audio and video equipment is declared. Special permission must be obtained from the Department of Archeology when exporting items of any historical or artistic value from the country. The duty-free import of alcoholic and tobacco products is limited. Transportation of drugs, weapons and ammunition is strictly prohibited.

Shops: The main streets of Kathmandu and large hotels are full of shops for tourists. Large shops and small shops are full of gold and silver jewelry, Tibetan carpets, wood and metal products, clothes and typical Nepalese souvenirs. In the small village shops, for example in Thimi, you can find artfully made pottery. If you bought an antique item, you can take it out with a special permit from the Department of Archeology.

Tipping: It is customary to tip tour guides, taxi drivers and restaurants.


List of documents required for obtaining a visa to Nepal:

  1. 1 photo 3×4 cm,
  2. valid passport and 35 US dollars.
  3. questionnaire

The minimum processing time is two days.

Embassy of Nepal in Moscow:
119121, Russia, Moscow, 2nd Neopalimovsky lane, 14/7
Phone: (+7 095) 244-0215
Fax: (+7 095) 241-0000
E-mail: [email protected]

Nepal General Information