Nepal is a landlocked country located in South Asia, and it lies between two Asian giants China and India. With an area of 140,800 square kilometers, Nepal is slightly larger than the state of Arkansas, USA. Nepal has the greatest altitude change of any location on Earth. The lowlands are at sea level and the mountains of the Himalayas are the tallest in the world. Eight of the world's ten highest mountain peaks are in Nepal, and Mount Everest (8,850m) is the world's highest peak. Nepal is one of the five Himalayan countries located near the Himalayas(a mountain range in Asia).
To enter Nepal, a Nepalese visa is needed(except for Indians). You can easily get your Nepal visa in advance from the embassies of Nepal in your country.
Also, a visa for Nepal is easily available upon arrival at Nepal's only international airport in Kathmandu. Nepal's 'On Arrival' visa procedure(around 45mins) is very quick and simple. You can expect some queues during peak tourist season. If you wish to skip those queues, you can also consider getting a visa from Nepalese Diplomatic Missions stationed abroad before your arrival. Be noted that tourists from Nigeria, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Cameroon, Somalia, Liberia, Ethiopia, Iraq, Palestine, Afghanistan, Syria, and Refugees with travel documents are not given visas on arrival( need to acquire Visa prior to their arrival). On Arrival Visa Fee at Entry Points:15 Days-30 USD; 30 Days-50 USD; 90 Days-125 USD.
Nepal is the land of yaks, yeti and gods, the Himalayas, stupas and temples, Sherpas, and ethnic communities. Nepal is a country of peaks, mountains, hills, rivers, lakes, gorges, and diverse cultures. Nepal is one of the best trekking destinations that will take you to eight of the 14 mountains over 8000m in the world including Mt. Everest. Nepal is a paradise known for adventure trips such as the Everest Base Camp trek, Mt. Everest expedition, Annapurna Base Camp trek, Island Peak climbing, and Mera Peak climbing. Nepal is also best known for its wildlife safari, white-water rafting, cultural tours, and pilgrimage tours like Kailash Mansarovar Yatra, and so on.
Generally speaking, spring (Mar., April. and May) and autumn (Sept., Oct., and Nov.) are the best seasons to visit Nepal for trekking, climbing, and white-water rafting. Because during this season you'll enjoy the clear skies and great mountain views. But it also means during these peak seasons, the trails are most crowded compared with the low seasons. For the winter (Dec to Feb) and summer (Jun to Aug, monsoon) time, it is also worth a visit as there are fewer crowds though the weather may not be so good. Besides, winter is the best time to visit Chitwan as the temperature is good and the forests are less dense for better wildlife sightings. Our Nepal trip advisor will recommend the best itinerary for you according to your travel time.
It all depends on your destination and the season of travel in Nepal. For a trekking tour, warm and comfortable clothes that can protect you from the cold is the key point to be concerned about. For city tours around Kathmandu valley, medium-weight and easy-to-wash cotton clothes are recommended all year round. For winter times(Oct. to Feb.), woolen sweaters, jackets, or similar warm outfits will be fine. Besides, Nepal is a conservative country, a head cover may be required for both women and men when visiting the sacred sites and places of worship. Do not worry even if you forgot to bring the right clothes, there are lots of shops that give you various options to choose from.
Nepal is one of the five Himalayan countries and is surrounded by many mountains that are higher than 8000m. But in fact, most of the historic cities in Nepal like Kathmandu and Pokhara are located at an altitude of 800-1400m. The Chitwan national parks in the south of Nepal are even lower(220m). So no worry about altitude sickness for a trip to the above places.
For Nepal trekking trails of the Himalayas, usually, when reaching 2500m to 3000m some people will feel altitude sickness(headache and trouble breathing), the higher and faster you gain height the bigger the risk becomes. Our local guide had been treated with first aid who will give you the best solution like descending to lower altitude & if the condition is extreme you will be rescued to the local hospital as soon as possible. Travelers with pre-existing heart or lung or other problems should seek for doctor's advice before going on a high altitude(above 3000m) trip in Nepal.
Usually, a 7-day tour can cover the highlights of Nepal with the cities of Kathmandu, Pokhara, and Lumbini. A mountain trekking tour will take 7 days, too. is available. Mount Everest Base Camp trek requires two weeks. If Nepal is just a transit stop for a day or two on the way to Bhutan then a quick scoot around Kathmandu and neighboring Patan will be good.
If you have a holiday of two weeks in Nepal, you will have enough time to cover the best of the Kathmandu valley, do a short trek in Langtang, and do a quick safari in Chitwan National Park. For three weeks in Nepal, you can add a longer trek such as Everest Base Camp or Annapurna Sanctuary. For a month in Nepal, you can discover most of the historic sites and towns all over Nepal including one long trek (Everest Three Passes, Annapurna Circuit, Manaslu Circuit, and Kanchenjunga are all possibilities) or two shorter treks.
Nepal is absolutely safe to travel for tourists. It is considered one of the most peaceful countries in the world and the Nepalese people are very kind and hospitable. The name Nepal has been known to stand for "Never Ending Peace And Love" and when you arrive for a trip in Nepal you may understand why. What is more, when you travel with us, our local guide and driver will surely take great care of you, your wellbeing is our top priority. So no need to worry about the safety of traveling in Nepal even if you are a solo woman traveler.
Finish your COVID-19 vaccines before traveling to Nepal, then you no longer need a COVID-19 test to visit Nepal. Show your COVID-19 vaccination certificate on arrival in Nepal. It is normal to see that the Nepal people have almost forgotten about Covid. No quaranitne, no PCR test. People travel freely in Nepal.
Surely, our Nepal travel advisor will double-check with the official sources for the most up-to-date travel requirements for you, as they are subject to constant change.
Check the link to read more：Nepal Travel Advisory_16March-2022
Great Poon Hill trekking experience! We did the Poon Hill Trek with our guide Hari.
We always felt safe with him, he was very flexible and friendly. He taught us a lot about Nepal culture. And thank you Rita for the organization. Really friendly staff with excellent service. Thank you for everything once again. I can really recommend Asia Odyssey Travel. We will definitely be back in Nepal for more trekking!
Peace of mind tour in Kathmandu.
I was lucky to be introduced to this travel agency during my short stay in Kathmandu, Pokhara, and Nagarkot. Met our guide Raju on arrival and he made us immediately feel at home. He arranged everything very efficiently. I highly recommend Raju for your next visit to Nepal for the team was excellent, spoke good English, was knowledgeable, and was on time.
Everest Base Camp, is an awesome experience!
Thank you, Rita, for making this experience so special. Your hard work and patience were what made it possible for my family to reach Everest Base Camp.
No doubt, every day was a challenge but Rajesh as our guide and Prem and Kamal as our porters made this EBC trek successful and enjoyable. We could not have asked for a better guide as he keep saying "safety first, enjoy second." Thank you for making an absolutely exceptional experience for us. I highly recommend this company, these guides, and porters to anyone considering doing this trek in Nepal.
One-stop travel agent to do everything amazing in Nepal!
We would normally never consider using a tour operator when planning a trip, but luckily we went against our usual rule and found Asia Odyssey Travel. They made everything possible to make our journey more comfortable while ensuring we had everything we needed. Great company, nice man, highly trustworthy, and suggested. Absolutely recommended!
Wonderful trekking to Annapurna Base Camp!
It was an amazing experience for the four of us. Our guide Rajaram and porters did everything they can to make our trek easy, comfortable, and fun. It was such a great trekking journey! It is very lucky for me and my friend to meet this company with helpful staff.
A lifetime wildlife experience to Chitwan!
My Nepal trip to Chitwan was such a lifetime experience. Kyle the operator of Asia Odyssey Travel did an amazing job. He makes everything most conveniently for a nice price. Absolutely recommend!
Besides, I am very happy to become a lifetime friend with my guide Rajesh. He invited me to his home, to meet his two happy girls and his smart wife. The whole family was kind and helpful people. I really appreciate having dinner with them. Thank you for an unforgettable trip and thanks for everything.