Last updated: 28 January 2015
The travel advice summary below is provided by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in the UK. 'We' refers to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. For their full travel advice, visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice.
Nationwide general strikes called by opposition groups are expected to go ahead on Tuesday 20 January. Although the organisers have said they’ll allow tourist operator vehicles (which have a distinct green number plate) on the roads, you should check with your travel company before you set out.
There may be some sporadic vandalism and violence. You should avoid crowds and protests, in particular around the government offices in Singha Durbar , the Constituent Assembly area in New Baneshwor and government college areas (eg Tri-Chandra complex).
Never trek alone. Use a reputable agency, remain on established routes and walk with at least one other person. Take note of weather conditions and forecasts, and come prepared. Altitude sickness is a risk in all trekking regions.
All air carriers from Nepal have been refused permission to operate air services to the EU due to safety concerns.
Nepal is considered to be at high risk of a major earthquake.
The Monsoon season in Nepal normally runs from June to September and can make travel in rural areas hazardous.
There is a general threat from terrorism.
Around 40,000 British nationals visited Nepal in 2013. Most visits are trouble-free.
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