overview

Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal

Saṅghīya Lokatāntrik Gaṇatantra Nepāl

country information

Flag

capital

Kathmandu

DRIVING SIDE: Left

INTERNET CODE: .np

TOME ZONE: UTC +5:45

Country Code: +977

Neighbours

Bordered in the North by China, and to the south, east and west by India

Population

population

29 176 450 

Religion

religion

Hindu (81.34%)

Buddhist (9%)

Islam (4.39%)

Kirat (3.04%)

Christian (1.41%)

President

president & parliament

President: Bighya Devi Bhandari

Prime Minister: Sharma Oli

Ruling Party: Nepal Communist Party

Groups

minority & majority groups

Majority: Chhetri (16%), Brahman-Hill (12%)

Minority: Magar (7%), Tharu (6%), Tamang (5.9%), Newar (5%)

Language

 

LANGUAGE

Nepali

        Hello: Namaskara

         Yes: Ho

         No: Ho’ina

         Thank you: Dhanyavada

Currency

C U R R E N C Y &
E X C H A N G E  R AT E

Nepalese Rupee (‎ रू, NPR)

1 USD = 117,91 NPR

1 ZAR = 7,22 NPR

Subject to change

Vaccinations

 

VACCINATIONS

Recommended vaccinations for Nepal

The main recommended vaccinations for Nepal are Hepatitis A, Typhoid, and Meningitis. Boosters are also recommended for Tetanus, Polio, Mumps, and Measles. Depending on your travel plans, you may also consider inoculations against Japanese Encephalitis, Hepatitis B, and Rabies

Electricity

 

ELECTRICITY

Voltage Requirements:    220 V

Standard Frequency:

50 Hz

Power plugs & sockets are of type C , D & M

 

Temperature

 

TEMPERATURE

Winter: min. -3 °C – max. 21 °C

Summer: min. 16 °C – max. 40°C

Nepal’s climate is influenced by its elevation and location in subtropical latitude. It experiences Monsoon rains and landslides.

DIPLOMATIC TIES / AIRPORTS / CARRIERS / NGO’S

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EMBASSY / CONSULAR PRESENCE

South African Honorary Consul in Kathmandu

Panchakanya Bhawan, Pulchowk

+977 1552 6551

Website: https://www.embassypages.com/southafrica-consulate-kathmandu-nepal

DOMESTIC FLIGHTS & CARRIERS

Nepal Airlines

Buddha Air

Yeti Airlines

Tara Air

More information available at:: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_airlines_of_Nepal

Passport

MAIN AIRPORT(S)

Tribhuvan, is the only International Airport in Nepal, Kathmandu

Other domestic airports:

*Lukla (Tenzing Hillary Airport)

*Pokhara Airport

*Simara Airport

*Bharatpur Airport

*Biratnagar Airport

*Surkhet Airport

*Nepalgunj Airport

*Jomsom Airport (most treacherous airport in Nepal and the world)

*Bajura Airport

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

South African citizens must have a passport that is valid for six months beyond their date of arrival in Nepal. A visa is required, and can be obtained on arrival for a maximum of 90 days.

NGO

NGO’S OPERATING IN COUNTRY & CONTACT DETAILS

There are approximately 6,000 NGOs recognized by the Government. It is estimated that more than 15, 000 NGO’s in Nepal are working in various sectors. Nepal being one of the poorest countries in the world, the development of NGOs reaching the grassroots level seems mandatory.

  • For more information, refer to Nepal Detailed Profile

https://www.britannica.com/place/%20Nepal/The-peoplehttps://www.embassypages.com/southafrica-consulate-kathmandu-nepalhttps://www.nepaltrekkinginhimalaya.com/pages/list-of-domestic-airlines-in-nepalhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nepal_Communist_Partyhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_non-governmental_organizations_in_Nepalhttps://www.worldometers.info/world-population/nepal-population/