Travelling in Nepal is one of the most amazing experiences you could possibly attain. Nepal is an ideal destination for all travelers who want to experience nature along with some comfort. However, travelling in Nepal can be a bit expensive if you don’t know the right ways to go about.
Luckily for you, we have come up with 6 best ways to save money when travelling in Nepal.
The nature of your stay determines most of your expense no matter where you’re travelling. You can find all kinds of accommodation be it a five star hotel or a budget homestay. Since we’re trying to save money here, I would suggest you opt for either budget hotels or homestays where you can stay as paying guests. While there are plenty of cheap hostels too where you’ll basically be renting a bed for the night, you can find a room with attached bathroom for couple of hundreds more. Ideal budget hotels can be found in Thamel, Paknajol, Freak Street etc.
Next up, you need to plan your travels. Travelling cheap means you will have to make some compromises in terms of comfort and luxury, but you will reach your destination. Taxis in Nepal will cost you few hundreds to go the distance of few kilometers. But if you’re seeking for something cheaper, then you can always hop on public buses. You can also rent a bicycle to go around the city.
Getting a cheap, hygienic food is a priority; however, easier said than done. Food here can be quite expensive if you’re only drawn towards the lavishness. However, if you are only looking for good food, then you don’t necessarily need to visit the fancy hotels. Local restaurants, and even stick foods are good and cheap. Be wary though, not all stick foods are to be trusted. Nepal doesn’t have health inspectors.
Be smart with the Sweet Talkers
No matter where you go, especially in cities like Kathmandu, you will find plenty of people trying to be your guides, local people trying to sell you expensive souvenirs and so on. But you don’t need any of that. If you have a phone, you can easily navigate yourself to where you want to go via google maps or similar apps. Also, there are plenty of con artists who are willing to capitalize on the good nature of foreigners.
Make Friends with Travelers and Locals
You can do all the research and still miss out on some good deals. Make friends everywhere you go. Fellow travelers are always easy to befriend, but try and make friends with the local people too. Locals will know how to get what you want and for cheap too. So, you will definitely be saving some money there.
You should be prepared to drop your plans at times. Being flexible will allow you to make the most of the opportunities that will come your way. You might have to make changes on your daily routine too. Be flexible enough to miss that overpriced car ride to hitch a bus ride instead. This will definitely help you save money.