Travel Information

Norwegian citizens travelling to Nepal

Citizens of Svalbard that are travelling to Nepal need a stamped visa in their passport prior to arriving.

What to expect in Nepal

inexpensive cost of living
🐌 Below average wifi
bad air quality
mild weather
👯‍♂️ good for parties
🤝 friendly locals
Not many tourists

Common Tourist Questions

🥘 Do I need to tip?

No, you are not expected to tip at restaurants and other service businesses.

💰 Should I carry cash?

No, you don't have to carry cash with you. Credit cards are generally accepted. This may not be the case in smaller cities so you should double-check when you land.

☎️ Where do I get a SIM card from?

Some popular telecom companies are



💦 Can I drink tap water?

No, you cannot drink tap water. Bottled water is recommended.

🚕What do I use to get around?

Popular ride-hailing services include


Exchange Rates

The primary currency is NPR.

1 NOK = 12.523606 NPR

To put that in perspective, the average dinner will cost you roughly $1.88 USD.

Visa Status

A Visa needs to be provided by the country prior to travelling.

Notes and Passport Validity

There are no special notes about passport validity at this time. In general, it is good to ensure that your passport is valid 3 months after your trip ends.

Safety and Security

Do not travel.

Nepal has announced that from midnight 22 March to 31 March 2020, all inbound international flights to Nepal will be suspended. This may impact departure flights from Kathmandu. If you wish to leave, do so as soon as possible while commercial options are available. Check with your airline or tour operator for updates on your departure flight. Nepal has closed its land borders to foreign nationals. Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu is the only exit point for . If authorities suspect you have COVID-19, you may need to stay in hospital or be quarantined. We now advise you to: Do not travel to Nepal.


These values are calculated by computing the average scores that we have available to us across all cities in Nepal. In some cases, they may not be completely accurate.

Internet Speed (1.87 / 5)
Safety (3.63 / 5)
Cost of Living (5.00 / 5)
Average Hotel Cost

$22.50 USD / night

Average Dinners

$1.88 USD

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