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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:

  • The cost of your trip or holiday – Unfortunately things can happen outside of your control, meaning you have to cancel your holiday; if that's the case, it is good to know that you can cover costs
  • The total cost of your baggage - After all, no one just nips to Nepal!
  • The activities you're likely to be doing - If you're planning anything really extreme, we can offer you extra cover if needed
  • Also, don't forget to check the latest travel advice for Nepal from the FCO

We can cover your kids for free!

If you’re going away with your children, we can cover them on your policy at no extra charge, whether you buy an annual policy or single trip cover.

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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:

  • Medical expenses and hospital benefit
  • Personal accident and liability
  • Cancelling and cutting short your holiday
  • Abandoning your trip
  • Delayed departure
  • Accommodation cover
  • Scheduled airline failure
  • Personal belongings and baggage
  • Personal money, passport and travel documents
  • Legal expenses

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:

Currency

Nepalese rupee

Most common languages spoken

Nepali

Capital

Kathmandu

Continent

Asia

Population

Approx. 29 million

Plug type

Plug type C, D and M

Driving side

Left-hand side

Seasons

Spring - March to May

Summer - June to August

Autumn - September to November

Winter - December to February

Laws

Local 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.

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