Currency & regulations
Import of Indian currency by any national except Indian is strictly prohibited. Any other currency either in traveller’s cheques or cash can be brought in any quantity provided it is declared upon arrival. The money can be exchanged from a bank or an authorized currency dealer.
Nepalese currency unit is Rupees (locally pronounced Rupiah) and denoted by currency symbol Rs. One Rupees is subdivided into 100 paisa. The denomination of the currency notes in use are Rs. 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 25, 50, 100, 500, 1000 and the coins are found in the denomination of 5, 10, 25, 50 paisa and Rs. 1, 2, 5, 10.
You’ll see many foreigners in Nepal, including women, travelling alone and compared with India, Pakistan or other countries, some travel sites consider Nepal to be safe for traveling alone – even for women. Just visit the lonely planet’s Travel Forum page on Travelling Nepal Alone – we certainly feel happy that so many friends around the world feel at home in our country.
Nevertheless, we suggest all tourists to accompany at least one fellow traveler, especially if you’re celebrating long holidays in far flung remote areas.
Even if you feel secure and at home in many of the places, you should also be aware that individual travelers have disappeared in the Himalayas because they were alone. Sometimes, travelers venture on their excitement to discover new trails only to be lost in the wilderness without any food. The environment in the high Himalayas are unfavorable for humans due to perennial snowfalls, so require a constant supply of food or warmth, difficult for a traveler to manage alone.
The WHO reports that most of the health, safety & security problems for the travelers arise not from any “exotic diseases” but from accidents & injuries. Some cases of theft & harassments have also been reported. Therefore, we suggest all travelers to accompany an authorized local guide, and ask for an advice without any hesitation.
Still, if you’re travelling alone, we would advise you be especially careful about it.
Nepal is a landlocked and mountainous country which offers much tranquil beauty. It allures many travelers from all over the world including women travelers, and there are many of them visiting Nepal in an easy and good way year round. They will find the country even more welcoming with no trouble.
Nepal offers adventure vacations for women traveling solo, or with sisters, mothers, daughters, and friends. It offers small, congenial holidays for all. Trips are carefully researched and designed, and combine the best in women’s travel with safety and comfort, luxury and adventure. Enjoy your visit here, let your imagination be swept away by the tempting possibilities, then pack your bags and join our trip to Nepal for the time of your life.
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