The country has become safer in recent years, so crime is not a major risk when you travel to Nepal. However, you should be aware of natural disasters. Nepal sits on the boundary of two tectonic plates which formed the Himalayas. Their ongoing convergence means that earthquakes are a risk. Also, remember to register with your embassy if you plan to go trekking in one of Nepal’s National Parks. Take copies of your passport, visa, flight ticket, and trekking permits and keep the originals safely stored in the hostel.
If you are from Brazil, Russia, China or Thailand, you are exempt from paying the tourist visa fee in Nepal. If you come from any other country, the fee can go from US$ 25 to 100, with a maximum stay of 90 days. You can fill in your info and pay the fee upon arrival. The process is fast, with queues only in the busiest seasons. Speaking of which, the best time to travel to Nepal is in October and November, the driest months. From May, heat and humidity levels build until the monsoon rains arrive in June - avoid this period.
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