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General information

Nepal (Nepali: नेपाल [neˈpal]), officially Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal, is a landlocked country in South Asia. It is located mainly in the Himalayas, but also includes parts of the Indo-Gangetic Plain. With an estimated population of 26.4 million, it is 48th largest country by population and 93rd largest country by area. It borders China in the north and India in the south, east and west while Bangladesh is located within only 27 km (17 mi) of its southeastern tip and Bhutan is separated from it by the Indian state of Sikkim. Nepal has a diverse geography, including fertile plains, subalpine forested hills, and eight of the world’s ten tallest mountains, including Mount Everest, the highest point on Earth. Kathmandu is the capital and the largest city. Nepal is a multiethnic country with Nepali as the official language.

Important information

NOTE! There is a large robbery risk when hiking up to Everest Base Camp and Mount Everest. Local population watches tourists who are then robbed and stolen on money, ATM cards and passports.

We urge all Swedes to pay close attention to thieves moving in the area around Everest Base Camp as well as Mount Everest. The area is sparse and if you are robbed there is very little help to get there.

Swedes should be very careful about which local guide they use in their hike.

We urge Swedes not to travel to the area around Mount Everest and the associated Base Camp.

Visa to Nepal

Visa on arrival / 90 days.