When to goThe driest season is between October and March.
Entry requirementsYour passport needs to be valid for 6 months after your return date. British passport holders need a visa, which can be easily obtained. Note: a visa alone is not enough for entering certain zones such as Mustang. A supplementary permit is required.
Health adviseNo vaccinations are required. But it's wise to be innoculated against Typhoid and Hepatitis A. Depending on how long you plan to stay there, you may also want to get vaccinations for Rabies, Meningitis and Japanese Encephalitis.
Airline ticketsDepending on the airline and time of travel, a return ticket can cost between £500 and £2,000.
Time difference+5hrs 45mins in summer, +6hrs 45mins in winter. So when it's midday in London, it's 5.45pm or 6.45pm in Kathmandu, depending on whether it's GMT or BST.
LanguageNepali is the official language. Other Hindu dialects are spoken but that won't help you much during a trip to Nepal. Fortunately English is widely spoken across the country.
Nepal Embassy in UK
12A Kensington Palace Gardens
London W8 4QU
Tel: +44 20 7229 1594
British Embassy in Nepal
PO Box 106
Tel: 00-977-1-441-0583 or 4588
Phone and internet connection
International dialling code: +977
Internet access is available in all towns and tourist areas.
Voltage is the same as the UK, namely 220v. You'll need power plug adapters.
*After the devastating earthquakes that shook Nepal in April and May 2015, the country is slowly getting back on its feet. This article was written before these catastrophic events occurred.