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  • Katmandu Airport

    Katmandu Airport

    NEPAL LOCATION :
    It borders with the Tibet Autonomous Region of the People’s Republic of China in the North and India in the East, South and West respectively.

    AREA : 148 000 km2.

    ALTITUDE : Varies from 70 meters to 8848 meters.

    CAPITAL : Kathmandu.

    POPULATION : 25 millions

    LANGUAGE :
    Nepali is the national language of Nepal. Educated people understand and speak English as well.

    TIME :
    France + 3H45 in Summer, +4 H 45 in Winter.

    CLIMAT :
    October and November are par excellence the months of predilection: the sky east releases, the superb light and it is also the time of the festivals hindouists which gather the families: Dasain and Tihar.

    December, January, February are favourable with the basic excursions altitude and visits in the valley of Katmandou : 0 degrees the night, 20 degrees the day.
    February : new year Tibetan, in particular in Bodanath and Shivaratri: vast meeting of sadhus with Pashupatinath

    March, April : the rhododendrons (which are large trees in Nepal), with white, red and pink flowers burst in mountain. Time is dry, it is after the autumn a good period for the trekking.

    From May to June : pre monsoon: possible rain.

    From July to September : monsoon: We advise you Laddak, Bhutan, Tibet.

    PEOPLE & RELIGION :
    Nepal is populated very many ethnos groups with the relatively marked characteristics: Newar of the valley of Katmandu, Gurung, Tamang, Chetri, Takali, Sherpa, etc.
    Approximately 80% of the population are a hindouist
    Approximately 20% Buddhist, in particular Sherpas of the area of the Everest and Langtang.
    In addition, one often meets a mixture of the one and the other religion, tinted shamanism.

    CURRENCY & FOREIGN EXCHANGE:
    The rupee :
    1 Euro: approximately 93 rupees.
    It is easy to divide a Nepalese price by 100 to convert into euros.
    You can leave with euros, dollars, travelers-accounts – cheques or a credit cart (distributors only at Katmandu and Pokhara).
    Important services (treks, plane tickets are payable in euros or dollars).

    ENTRY PROCEDURES:
    Easiest is to take your visa has the arrival with the airport of Katmandou: 30 dollars, or 25 euros for 60 days; to provide itself with a photograph.
    No direct flight Paris Katmandou.
    Currently, Quatar and GULF Air (with stopover in the Arab emirates) are well placed on the tariff level.
    The flights intern are easy: Pokhara – Jomoson/area of Annapurna – Lukla/area of the Everest – Nepalganj, Juphal/Dolpo, etc
    NR B : Your passport must be valid still 6 months after your date of return.
    Knowing that we will accomodate you with the airport with chains of flowers and taxi: no concern for you, travel serene.
    For further information, consult the guides. Lonely Planet – Routard – Le Petit Fute, etc…

    INSURANCES :
    The guides, carriers, cooks are ensured by the Agency.
    As for you, be careful, your insurance repatriation, contracted with your plane ticket undoubtedly does not include the mountain-rescue . To take in France near organizations like Fédération Française de Randonnée Pédestre or the Club Alpin Français

    TIP :
    It is usual to give a tip to the team which accompanied you.

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