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Before traveling to Nepal, which is known as living museum, it can be good idea that makes your travel more interesting.
This Comprehensive Nepal travel info containing essentials and fast facts about Nepal provides tips and topics and other travel related information. The following some short and sweet travel info, including climate and the best time to visit, travel, insurance , passport and visa info and certain useful Nepali phrases and words will help you to plan an amazing and exciting trip.
Some Facts about Nepal
1. Kathmandu Darbar Square
2. Swoyambhunath Stupa. Known as Monkey temple.
3. Pashupatinath Temple (one of the Biggest Hindu temple)
4. Bauddhanath Stupa (one of the biggest white Buddhist stupa)
5. Bhaktapur Darbar Square
6. Changu Narayan temple
7. Patan Darbar Squere
Titbits about Nepal
The Climate in Nepal
Since elevation of Nepal starts from 60 meter above sea level to the top of the world (Mt. Everest 8848m), it has all types of climate tropical to alpine/Polar. Officially, we have 6 types of seasons but we do following pretty much the same as Europe.
December, January and February it’s winter which cold and dry, March, April and May it’s spring and it’s hot and but dry.
June, July and August are the summer it is season of the rain which is known as “Monsoon”
The climate of Nepal is moderate which means the winters is dry and the summers is hot and humid. But because of the huge range in altitude elevation and landscape, climate of Nepal differs significantly throughout the country.
Generally, monsoon season lasts June, and August where 80 per cent of the rainfall occurs during this period throughout the country. Rest of the time of the year is dry it there is very less chance of raining. Spring (March, April and May) and autumn (September, October and November) are the most pleasant seasons. In winter (December, January, and February) temperatures drop down with a high snowfall in the high mountain areas. Since Nepal has deferent level of altitude and differentiate in climate, we can’t say exactly, though, Summer/monsoon and late spring temperatures range from 28ºC in the hills to more than 40ºC in the Terai (southern plains). In winter, average maximum and minimum temperatures in the Terai range from 6ºC to a mild 22ºC. The central valley’s experience a minimum temperature but not often falling below freezing point and a chilly 16ºC maximum during the winter.
The capital, Kathmandu Valley has a mild climate most of the year. Summer temperatures range from 20-30°C and in winter temperatures are between 2-20°C. During the monsoon season, the average rainfall is between 200-375mm in Kathmandu. May and June can be very hot and humid until the monsoon rains. In spring (March, April and May) and autumn (October to November) the temperatures are pleasant with occasional short bursts of rain, while November to February are dry and very cold, especially during night.
Best time to visit Nepal
Basically, two seasons are known as best for tourism in Nepal. Spring and autumn are the recommended and high volumes tourist arrival in Nepal. But during other two so called off season (winter and summer) also you can do off track trip to Nepal.
Note: – Due to global warming issues, regular climate has been changing in worldwide and Nepal is no exception. Please be open to unpredictable weather conditions as well.
Useful Nepali phrases and expression
How are you? – Sanchai hunuhunchha or Tapailai kasto chha
What is your name? – Tapaiko Nam ke ho?
My name is …….—Mero Nam …… ho.
Thank you—- Dhanyabad!
See you again/soon— Feri Bhetaula!
Its very delicious – Ekdam Mitho chha.
Very good/ beautiful- dherai ramro chha.
I don’t understand – ma bujhdina.
I can’t speak- malai bolna audaina.
I don’t know- Malai thaha chhaina.
I like it –Malai yo Manparchha.
I don’t like- Malai Man pardaina.
I am tired – malai thakai lagyo.
I am hungry – malai bhok lagyo.
I am thirsty – malai tirkha lagyo.