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1. When to visit
Nepal has a two-season year: the dry season runs from October to May and the monsoon season from June to September. Autumn (September to November) and spring (March to May) typically bring warm dry days with cool evenings and are lovely months to visit Nepal, particularly for those with trekking in mind. When planning your trip, bear in mind that December and January can be very cold, while May and June are often the hottest months followed by hot and extremely humid July and August.
2. Internet connection & mobile phone signal

Kathmandu has a reasonable internet connection and most hotels in the city now have WIFI. At our jungle lodges we provide WiFi in the common areas. The speed is not the fastest, so don’t expect to be working on big uploads or downloads, nor streaming, etc.

Mobile phone reception is increasingly good in many remote parts of the country. We understand that keeping in touch is part of daily life these days and all we would ask is that you turn your handset to silent in a bid to preserve the peace of the jungle.
3. Passport and Visa

Your passport must be valid for at least 6 months beyond your expected date of departure from Nepal. You will also require an entry visa for Nepal.

All foreigners (except Indian nationals) must have a visa for entry into Nepal. The visa can be obtained upon arrival at Tribhuvan Internation Airport in Kathmandu. A single-entry visa valid for 15/30/90 days costs US$25/40/100. Remember to bring cash for the payment of the visa. At the airport in Kathmandu the fee is payable in any major currency, but at land borders officials require payment in cash US dollars; bring small bills. SAARC countries can get a 30-day visa for free on arrival. If you wish to avoid the lines for visa at the airport you can contact the Nepal Embassy in your country and get the visa prior to arrival.
4. Vaccinations
The main recommended vaccinations for Nepal are Hepatitis A, Typhoid, and Meningitis. Boosters are also recommended for Tetanus, Polio, Mumps, and Measles. Depending on your travel plans, you may also consider inoculations against Japanese Encephalitis, Hepatitis B, and Rabies.
5. Currency and Tipping
The Nepalese rupee is the common currency, although US dollars and UK sterling are widely accepted, as are credit cards in Kathmandu. Tipping at our properties is optional and at your discretion. There is already a mandatory 10% service charge added to your bill. Individual tipping is not encouraged, as there are a lot of staffs behind the scenes who are working equally hard to make your stay enjoyable and seamless. We have a common tip box which is located in the dining hall.
6. Health and Safety

Nepal is remarkably safe country to travel in and the Nepalese people are among the most welcoming in the world. A travel insurance policy that covers medical treatment is recommended for all tourists.

On all tours operated by Tiger Tops we always ensure that food and water standards are safe and of the highest quality.

All Tiger Tops properties are audited by the UK based Sanderson Phillips Limited Hotel Safety Assessment Consultants, who continuously monitor our health and safety standards.

All staff members have received first aid and safety training, and a list of emergency contact numbers for local clinics, regional hospitals, and medical evacuation services are always kept visible in staff areas.

We recommend to always carry and use mosquito repellant when in Terai region or during summers.
7. Passport
Passport copies of your details and photographs come in handy when you need to get permits, visas, sim card, etc.
8. Baggage
Domestic flights allow only 15-20 kg of check-in baggage (depending on the route) and a maximum of 5kg as hand carry.
9. Insurance
We strongly recommend to all our guests that they arrange their own comprehensive travel insurance with an international insurance provider.