Nepal Travel Advice, Embassies & Tourist Offices

Travel Advice

Last updated: 25 November 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 www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice.

The South Asian Association for Regional Co-operation (SAARC) summit is being held in Kathmandu from 21 to 28 November. There will be increased security measures in place and road closures. From 24 to 28 November Tribhuwan International Airport will close to regular air traffic from 9am to 5:30pm. Check with your airline to confirm flight details and monitor local media for updates.

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.

The Overseas Business Risk service offers information and advice for British companies operating overseas on how to manage political, economic, and business security-related risks.

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