I'm travelling to Nepal for the first time in a couple of weeks. I've done some research but I've heard the airport is quite difficult. so if anyone has any advise about getting trough the airport, travelling around in Nepal (getting a taxi, etc.) and about their culture I would love to hear it.
Yes you are right! Nepal is a wonderful city with wonderful people. the beautiful mountains and weather of Nepal attract many tourists. If you want to visit Nepal than you can choose train and personal cars also. Nepal is a neighboring country of India and you will easily go there.
thanks for your comment I've heard that the Nepalese are some of the nicest people and im really looking forward to going
My advice for getting through immigration is to take a pee first! This way if the procedure is too long a bladder is something you won't worry about! (The older I get the more often I use this advice!)
It has been a long time since I went through and got a paper sticker in my passport. Back then it took around an hour or so. No big deal - you just woman up and do what you have to do!
(I flew round trip from Bangkok.)
If on a tight budget buy or borrow a Lonely Planet Travel Guide for ready reference.
When I was in Kathmandu I stayed in the Thamel area and used the Khangsar Guest House.
For any city you visit always research local tourist scams first!
From this forum:
Nepal is lovely. The airport wasn't that bad. It's disorganised and a bit basic but I had no problems beyond a few late departures.
They're very used to tourists and very laid back so I doubt you'll have any difficulty. The easiest way to get around is just to rent a bike or a tuc tuc and just go.
Thank you all for the information and advice. It's been really helpful
Also is anyone able to tell me about how they phoned people back in the UK? What mobile sim did you use?at the moment on my sim I can't call/text if I'm outside of Europe. Thanks.
One thing you can do is bring a small laptop/netbook with you and send and receive emails. Or even use Skype. You probably have a 4 or 5 hour time difference anyway. Choose a hotel with free wifi.
(I personally do not call anyone back home. An occasional email is all I need to let people know I am still breathing! I grew up in an age when snail mail was the norm!)
Do a Google search with your computer for this. Looks like a couple big providers. Also something about having a photo but not sure if this is still the practice.