is NEPAL expensive to TRAVEL?

is NEPAL expensive to TRAVEL?


Nepal is most famous for its huge historical and religious heritage, mountain trips and one of the most beautiful natural landscapes in the world Many travelers arrive to Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal, only for a short visit, but the city offers a wonderful opportunity to see the rich culture of the country In addition travel costs in Nepal are much lower than in the major tourism destinations of the world And in this video I will tell you about the basic expenses in Nepal That would help you to create a budget plan for your trip The main part of your travel costs will be the flight from your home city to Kathmandu Luckily I had lived in Bangkok before the trip, so the cost of a direct flight was relatively moderate $210 one way Another part of your expenses is the accommodation In my previous video I showed you my tiny room on a hill near the Monkey Temple Worth $7 per night Well, I decided to change the hotel since I got sick,and I think it’s a very good idea to change the location. Maybe this room will be not that cold.. The hotel is called.. Hotel Himalaya Hub and actually I’ve arrived so Let’s get into it and now, let’s see what you can get for 612 THB, which is about $20 u.s Yeah, you can get two single beds or one double bed, and then you will get television and air conditioning even a kettle and a fridge 2 windows I’m not sure what I can see in there. Let’s check later. So yeah, the room is quite spacious Quite large wardrobe and the shower You know that’s not shower This is a shower Yeah, I hope they’ve got hot water here I’m not yummy. You don’t need to eat me. Believe me She is very friendly Yeah, she is Most Kathmandu hotels have an open roof and usually you’ll find there a veranda, a bar or a restaurant, and there is always a chance to have breakfast or dinner while enjoying excellent views of the city or just relaxing in the sun As a rule prices in hotel restaurants are 20-40% higher than outside However choosing this option can save you a time on searching for an alternative restaurant At the same time the choice of food will be much more interesting, and the prices are lower in the restaurants of the neighborhood And if you are willing to have a short walk and want to save some money, then using Google Maps you could find a lot of great places with positive reviews Well, I keep exploring local food and now I’m going to a place which is famous with kebab they’ve got amazing reviews Yeah, and there is my place Thamel doner kebab So let’s go and try The chef recommended me to eat the falafel as soon as possible, as its thin dough quickly absorbs sauce, and after a few minutes the falafel will just fall apart Nevertheless I still have decided to bring it to the hotel and enjoy the meal in my room and this is what came of it One way or another, the taste of this falafel was excellent! Transport expenses are also very important for every traveler If you are brave, then you can try a local bus where people also could transfer their home animals.. goats for example There is also this kind of transport reminded me of Tuk-Tuk If you travel around the city – then the fare will not exceed 20 cents But it is much easier to use taxi and there are a lot of them On average taxi drivers asks for about $10 for a 7/8 kilometer trip if you don’t bargain, as they don’t use taxi meters But by installing Uber or Pathao, trips will be quite cheap and most importantly safe There is lots of street food everywhere in Nepal But eating everything you see is too risky if you are not local as the hygiene is not at the top level, and you never know what water they have used to prepare the food Is it yummy? However, the restaurants of local cuisine located away from the tourist trails are very attractive. Usually only locals go there, so the owners keep the standards, and all products are fresh. Plus the food is cheap and super tasty Clothing in Nepal is relatively inexpensive Normally, they sew all clothes right there, in the store itself, and then sell it right away, and the quality is quite good. sweaters, jackets, warm pants cost about 20 dollars Scarves are about 10 dollars But it all depends on your negotiation skills and desire to bargain, as I already explained about in my previous video For visiting the cultural and historical sites you have to pay an entrance fee and as a rule an entrance fee for a foreigner is about 10-20 times higher than for locals Also they can visit many interesting places for free So be ready to see the crowd For example Kathmandu durbar square, the entrance fee for a foreigner here is one thousand rupees and the price seems quite high relatively to other travel costs here the area was strongly damaged during the earthquake of 2015 and is now under reconstruction Many walls are covered with green construction net with lots of wooden supports However, you could come here early in the morning before the ticket checker starts working, or after 5pm – when he leaves You could walk around and see the main temples and buildings of the square And if you would want to – then visit it again the next day and explore the square with a guide

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