Locally / Travel advice

Locally / Travel advice

On this page, useful information and links to the topic of Nepal are compiled to share  the many years of experience gained from numerous visits. If interested in ART do not miss the BLOG of Beata Wiggen.

14.04.2017 beginning of Nepalese year 2074

General information on the country:

Detailed information about Nepal can be found under: www.deutsch-nepal.de and www.nepalnews.com.


A recommendable place to stay with locals in Kathmandu is www.universalvolunteers.com.  Mr. K.P. (pronounced Keypie) Maskey ensures excellent food, offers language courses and much more: Tel .: 00977-1-470418, Fax: 00977-1-4744627, Email: oneworld33(at)ntc.net.np. The house is located in district Ratopul = red bridge, near Pashupatinath and the airport.
In the center and in the tourist district Thamel are many hotels of every category. In Thamel are also all sorts of shops, travel agencies, internet cafes, bookshops and nice breakfast cafes, which are worth a visit.
For the visit of the Chitwan National Park, which is about 170 km south of the capital Kathmandu on the border with India, we recommend the hotel Parkside in Bhachhauli-Sauraha. Contact to Sher Bahadur Pariyar  via email: kintzl(at)hotmail.com / shernepal@yahoo.com or by telephone: 0049-621-302116 / 00977-56-560431 or -580159.


In Thamel one will find a lot of international restaurants. Nepalese food and drinks are available at every corner. These are often very tasty prepared and absolutely delicious. It is recommended to eat where the food is freshly prepared and local people eat. Stay away from raw salads, fruits and vegetables. Peel or cook these foods before eating. Water should always be boiled or treated with Romin germ-free (5 drops to two liters) or Micropur before this is drunk. Plastic water bottles represent a considerable environmental problem, since they often end up as a waste in nature. Please take care of preserving the environment.


Refreshment of tetanus, diphtheria, whooping cough and polio are important. For advice: https://www.impf-dich.org/en Also important are vaccinations against hepatitis A and B as well as typhus (injection). Vaccination against rabies should be considered since the disease is 100% fatal. Malariaprophylaxis is no longer recommended on trips to the Terai (moist, fertile south of the Himalayan mountains in Nepal, India & Bhutan). An emergency therapy with the Mefloquine or alternatively with Malarone® should be considered. The general malaria-7-day rule applies: if the duration of the journey is only 7 days, no prophylaxis should be taken since the incubation period of malaria is 7 days. Inform yourself about the symptoms of malaria. The visit of a pharmacy with travel advice before the start of the trip is recommended.

Mosquito repellent:

Malaria diseases as well as cases of Japanese encephalitis, chikungunya and dengue fever are reported. Each of these infectious diseases is transmitted by mosquitoes. Travelers in the Terai should therefore carefully protect themselves from mosquito bites on site.


Diarrhea will probably catch everyone on the journey to Nepal. It is therefore important to ensure good and, above all, adequate liquid supply. If diarrhea occurs, eat Banana Porridge and drink plenty of tea with sugar. The use of Perenterol forte (Saccharomyces Boulardi) 2 times 1 capsule over a period of 5-7 days brings relief. For more persistent diarrhea, consult a physician.

FAQ about working in Nepal (pdf file)