Nepal Travel Advice, Embassies & Tourist Offices

Travel Advice

Last updated: 30 September 2014

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

Most visits to Nepal are trouble-free.

On 2 August a landslide destroyed a village, blocking the Sun Kosi river and the Kathmandu-Tibet highway near Lamosanghu. There are a number of confirmed casualties, but no reports of British nationals being affected. If you are in the affected area or planning to travel there, exercise caution and check with the authorities or your tour operators for the latest information.

you’re trekking, use a reputable agency, remain on established routes, and walk in groups. You should never trek alone.

Nepal is considered to be at high risk of a major earthquake.

All air carriers from Nepal have been refused permission to operate air services to the EU due to safety concerns.

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.

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