“Travel better; cheaper & longer.” – : Nomadic Matt
To begin with I personally think that the question whether traveling to Nepal is expensive or not, is genuinely ambiguous from my point of view. But that really depends on several things which I shall be discussing with you today. A traveler’s budget can be dramatically affected many factors which means you have to be prepared to change your schedules if necessary. Anyway, let’s get on with our discussion and find the reasons why I think traveling to Nepal is cheaper compared to other nations.
First of all, in Nepal tourist fee can be charged differently according to their home nation such as if you are a foreigner from India or SAARC then several of Nepal’s touristic site propose less charges for travelers belonging to the SAARC nations. In general, the SAARC includes nation of India, Nepal, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, the Maldives, Pakistan & Sri Lanka which usually benefits if you belong to these nations. But no need to worry as Nepal in reality doesn’t charge much fees to anyone outside from the SAARC nations. So, you don’t always have to be worried about where you came from as long as you follow the rules & regulations of the nation, you can do good while your visit to Nepal.
Next on the list which matters is if you have come to Nepal while booking a specific trip package. To be specific, “Trekking in Nepal” is way cheaper than other trekking nations where they charge hefty amount of money to the travelers. And matter of fact if you have taken trekking packages like the Everest Base Camp Trek then it will add to your budget. Along with that it will be nice for you if you purchase adventure packages like bungee jumping, paragliding, zip flier, skydiving and rafting as they are way cheaper in Nepal than any other Asian nation you would like to travel. Going cheap doesn’t necessarily mean that you have to spend your time in Nepal doing nothing but having a look around. There’s a lot of things which you can do without exceeding your budgetary goals for your visit in Nepal.
Let’s consider the rate of Hotels where you will stay when you visit Nepal. I hope that I don’t have to tell you that the common rate of 5-star hotels differ completely so it will be advantageous if you book your hotel prior to your visit to Nepal. But if you ask me, while you stay in Nepal or specifically Kathmandu then you can select a comfy accommodating hotel in Thamel area where you can get rooms as per your exact wishes. In Thamel backpackers could stay in a room for a minimum of just $20 per night.
As we are talking about traveling to Nepal, I surely can’t miss the fact that Nepal holds one of the most delicious local delicacies which come at a very affordable cost. The typical Nepali food in any Thakali restaurant is only going to cost backpackers like you a maximum of 3$ for veggie and NPR 4$ for non-veg (but do note that the price may differ according to the type of meat you would like to eat). Not only that but you can try other local delicacies like Momo, Chowmein and Thukpa which are very popular among both the native people & tourists. To be honest you can easily find local delicacies with in just 1.5$ that can fill up your hungry tummies to the fullest in Nepal.
To conclude this blog, by the things which I have discussed above can surely be of several uses to you if you want to travel cheap in Nepal but a matter of fact is that Nepal was never an expensive place to travel for backpacker’s and travelers alike. And nonetheless, Nepal is a very welcoming friendly nation which has open its doors to everyone who wishes to come & get lost in its exquisiteness.