Driving in Nepal
Nepal is rich in culture and breathtaking scenery. Road safety in Nepal is a serious problem, and in some cases even dangerous. Learn how to drive safely in mountainous terrain with these transportation tips.
Driving in the dark is especially dangerous in Nepal and any journey is best done during daylight hours. Travel on any road in Nepal and the wreckage of overloaded trucks, mistimed turn buses and wobbly vehicles serve as a warning. Fatal bus accidents are common in Nepal. Public transport in Nepal is very common and reliable. Travelers will need four main modes of transport:
1. Local buses.These cheap and crowded buses connect the main destinations and are used by locals and tourists alike.
2. Minivans and minibuses.Tickets tominibus or a minibus is usually 50-60% more expensive. They travel a little faster than local buses and are more comfortable.
3. Public jeeps.Public jeeps are also a common means of transportation and are used in the mountainous regions of Nepal.
4. Taxi in Nepal.Taxis, private vans and private jeeps will take you anywhere in Nepal, and prices are always negotiable.
If you plan to drive in Nepal, avoid itin the rainy season. Monsoon rains cause landslides and make driving risky and dangerous. In some regions, roads may be blocked or washed out and will not be repaired until the dry season. Keep in mind that the local style of driving in Nepal is an adrenaline rush for everyone but the locals. Road rules exist, but in reality no one follows them. Local drivers also use the horn as a right-of-way signal; Those who gave the signal first go first.
You need an International Driving Permit(often referred to as international driving licenses)rights), as well as own driving license in Nepal. There are no time limits for using IDP / IDL.Please note that an International Driving Permit does not replace the requirements for a regular driving license. And you must carry your valid foreign driver's license and IDP with you at all times when driving in Nepal.
Your International Driver's License / International Driver's License is a valid form of identification in over 150 countries around the world and contains your name, photo and driver information in 12 of the world's most common languages - understandable to most local officials and authorities of the countries you visit. It translates your identification information into 12 languages - so it speaks that language even if you don't. Nepal highly recommends an International Driving Permit (International Driving Permit). Foreign drivers who do not have an international driving license need to obtain a Nepalese driver's license. Get an international driving license online www.idltrip.com.order
Better own a car to drive and feel that the country belongs to you. Here are a few reminders of the traffic rules you must follow.
Important reminders for drivers in Nepal:
-cars are moving on the left side.
-The minimum driving age is 18 years old.
-Everyone needs a seat belt.
-Do not use a mobile phone while driving
-Drunk driving unacceptable.
-People who cannot hear the sounds in the street are not allowed to drive.
-The speed limit is 80 km/h for both urban and rural areas.
-The number of passengers allowed in the car must not exceed its capacity.
-Most roads do not have lane markings. Drive carefully and always carefully.
-Traffic jams are very common on major city roads.
-During the rainy season from June to September, many mountainous and hilly roads are impassable.
-Be sure to have an early warning device, a fire extinguisher, a first aid kit and a reflective vest in the car.
-Police phones 100 and 103.