Nepal
Nepal
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21-09-2023 5.807 Views
NATIONAL CURRENCY: the Nepalese rupee (NPR).
  • Hotels of a certain category, airline tickets, trekking permits and travel agency services are paid in US dollars. It is useful to provide greenbacks for all these expenses, although you can often pay them in rupees or euros (or by credit card).
  • No problem to change your euros to Nepalese rupees, there are exchange offices and banks in all tourist places, starting with Kathmandu and Pokhara. Do not accept tickets with holes or tears. However, if you go trekking, better change enough for the duration of the latter because, of course, in the mountains, you will not find anything.
  • Tipping in restaurants is not mandatory, but tends to become general. If the service is not already included in the bill, it is customary to leave 5 to 10% of the amount of the bill. For other services, a few rupees are enough.
  • If you go on trek with guide and porters, they will expect (if the benefits were correct) that you leave a tip at the end. A reasonable collective tip is of the order of 300 Rps per porter per day and 500 Rps per guide per day. Note that tipping is generally more important for tent treks than for lodge treks.
  • The current exchange rate is 1 EUR = 132.5 NPR.
 
PHONE 
  • To call Nepal from France, dial 00 977 + city code (without the 0) + number of the correspondent.
  • To call France / Switzerland / Belgium from Nepal, dial 00 33/00 41/00 32 + number of the correspondent (without the 0) respectively.
THE WATER 
  • Be very careful about the water you drink. Never drink tap water, always drink bottled water and check that it is properly capped. It is necessary to be vigilant also with ice cubes, consume only cubic ice cubes or with a cylindrical hole shape in the middle.
TRANSPORT ON SITE
  • Anarchy reigns at the level of road traffic. Pedestrians and two-wheelers are at the mercy of the drivers. This is the law of the strongest, trucks and buses in particular! all the above is made even more dangerous by the state of the network. There are few paved roads; most of the time, it is about tracks, sometimes broken down, without rails ...
A FEW USEFUL VOCABULARY WORDS
  • Hello / Good evening / Bye / Welcome: Namaste or Namaskar
  • How are you ? : San tché tcha?
  • Very well thank you and you ? : Malai sanchai chha, tapai?
  • I do not understand: Maile bujhina
  • Pardon: Birsi dinu
  • Thank you: do not say in Nepal
  • Excuse me / Please: Hajur
  • Yes / No: Ho / Hoïna
  • No thanks: Hoïna
  • How much is it ? : Kati?
  • I would like to buy ... this, this one: Kinnunuparyo

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