Nepal travel insurance

Before you choose a travel insurance policy for your trip to Nepal, make sure you’re buying the right level of cover for what you need. Have a think about:

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What is covered with our Nepal travel insurance?

As standard, our policies cover for over 50 sports and activities, so you can get up to more on your holiday. We also offer a range of benefits, some of which include:

For more information about what’s covered with travel insurance for Nepal, have a read of our policy documents here.

What should you know about Nepal?

If you’re wondering what to expect from your trip to Nepal, it might be helpful to have a read of some facts and other important information that we’ve put together here:

CurrencyNepalese rupee
Most common languages spokenNepali
PopulationApprox. 29 million
Plug typePlug type C, D and M
Driving sideLeft-hand side
SeasonsSpring – March to May
Summer – June to August
Autumn – September to November
Winter – December to February
LawsLocal laws and customs

Do you need a visa for Nepal?

Yes, you do need a visa to travel to Nepal as a British citizen. You can apply for a visa by contacting the Embassy of Nepal, or on arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport (or some other land borders). If you’re planning on getting a visa on arrival, you’ll be asked to fill out an application form and provide a passport photo. Make sure your visa is valid for the entire length of your stay, as overstaying your visa could result in you being detained or refused permission to leave until you’ve paid a fine.

More information about vists and entry requirements for Nepal can be found here.

Healthcare in Nepal

The best healthcare services of a very good standard in Nepal are in the capital, Kathmandu. However, the standard of the healthcare begins to lower the further out and more remote you travel. Be prepared and know your options, as sometimes there are no facilities at all.

If you’re going on holiday to Nepal it’s important to make sure you have adequate travel insurance that ideally includes repatriation, especially if you’re planning on going hiking in the mountains. You can find more information about healthcare in Nepal here.

Medical & Emergency Assistance in Nepal

If something happens while you’re in Nepal and you need emergency treatment for an illness or injury, we’re here to help. All travel insurance policyholders have access to our 24-hour medical assistance team.


  1. Unlimited emergency medical expenses available on Black level policies.
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