Solo Female Travel in Nepal

Nestled between the mighty peaks of the Himalayas, Nepal is a South Asian country known for its rich diverse culture, spirituality, and breathtaking natural beauty. Home to eight out of the ten highest peaks in the world, including the legendary Everest, it is a trekkers' paradise with its myriad of trekking trails, mountain expeditions, and adrenaline-fueled adventures. The timeless city of Kathmandu, the country's vibrant capital, features a picturesque blend of historical temples showcasing intricate Newari architecture. Nepal is equally famous for its wildlife sanctuaries like Chitwan National Park, where one can encounter the elusive Royal Bengal Tiger and Nepalese One-Horned Rhinoceros. A visit to Nepal also offers a spiritual journey into the Buddhism roots with the sacred Lumbini, Buddha's birthplace, and teeming centers of yoga and meditation.

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Is Nepal good for solo travel?

Safety:

Safety:Safe

Nepal generally displays a welcoming and friendly environment. However, solo female travelers need to take standard precautions. While day-time touring is usually safe, it's not advised to travel alone at night. Stay in reputable accommodations and avoid secluded areas. Keep your personal belongings close and secure, and always inform someone about your itinerary. Check for local customs as well, to respect them and avoid any unintentional infractions.
Transport:

Transport:Moderate

While Nepal offers a rich tapestry of cultures and breathtaking landscapes, getting around may pose some challenges. Navigating rural areas can be tricky due to lack of road maintenance. You might encounter unpredictability in public transportation schedules, too. However, cities like Kathmandu and Pokhara are quite accessible but can be a bit crowded. Always keep some buffer time for travel delays. Despite this, locals are generally helpful and most tourist spots are well-marked.
Things to do:

Things to do:Interesting

Nepal offers a unique medley of attractions for solo female travelers. The country is home to significant historical and cultural sites, such as Lumbini, the birthplace of Lord Buddha, and numerous UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the cities of Kathmandu and Pokhara. It's paradise for nature and adventure enthusiasts offering numerous trekking routes, wildlife sanctuaries, and national parks. Though Nepal might seem overwhelming initially due to its diverse culture and customs, many find it an enriching travel experience. However, keep in mind, while locals are generally hospitable, like in any travel destination, one needs to be cautious of personal safety.
Food:

Food:Above average

The food in Nepal is highly diverse and offers a fascinating experience for food lovers. Traditional cuisines are influenced by Tibetan and Indian cultures, resulting in a flavorful combination. Delights like dal bhat (lentil soup with rice), momos (dumplings), gundruk (fermented leafy greens) and choila (spicy grilled buffalo meat) typify the diverse menu. The spice level varies across dishes allowing palatable options for everyone. Despite the low presence of international cuisines outside major cities, the local food journey is not to be missed. However, hygienic practices can vary, so select dining places wisely.
Budget:

Budget:Affordable

Nepal is known for being quite affordable, especially in comparison to Western countries. Accommodation, food, and transportation usually come at a lower cost. However, costs can add up with activities such as trekking tours and cultural experiences. Therefore, it's relatively budget-friendly but proper planning can make it even more economical.

Is Nepal worth visiting?

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 8 experiences

Things to do

4.5/5

Safety

3.7/5

Food

4.3/5

Budget-friendly

3.6/5
Holly

Holly

United Kingdom

Group travel experience

I traveled to Nepal with a group of 30 people I’d never met before, we spent 2 weeks’ together sightseeing seeing for the 1st week, then 2nd week trekking through the Himalayan Mountains. I felt very safe, it was the most amazing experience and I would highly recommend going to Nepal as well as traveling with new people. I’ve made friends for life!

Posted: April 8, 2024
Things to do: 5/5Food: 4/5Budget-friendly: 3/5Safety: 3/5
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Solo travel experience

It was crazy! A magical country that one must absolutely visit for its mountains. The cities and the population are just incredible and so kind. We loved it, I highly recommend it. And lots of flags and monks who explain everything to you!

Posted: March 20, 2024
Things to do: 5/5Food: 4/5Budget-friendly: 1/5Safety: 5/5
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Anneke

Anneke

Netherlands

Solo travel experience

I am traveling in Nepal at the moment for more than a week. There has not been a moment that i felt unsafe. People are friendly and helpfull. I dont deel stared at. Eating alone is easy. I have been walking a lot in Kathmandu, hopping on local buses for transport and finding my way by asking (and Google)

Posted: January 23, 2024
Things to do: 4/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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Spent 5 weeks travelling Nepal, it was my first solo trip and I had an amazing time. I stayed in hostels and travelled via bus to most places. It was very cheap, the locals were extremely lovely and the friends I made in the hostels made the trip amazing.

Posted: December 20, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 4/5
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Nepal is an amazing country with a beautyful nature. If you like to hike, it is perfect for you, because the mountakns are so high. The food is really dealicous, but after a while it is mostly the same: rice with vegetables. It is not the safest country because of the earthquakes and the poverty. But the people are really friendly. I would highly recommend it.

Posted: November 16, 2023Experienced: March, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 2/5
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I spent 3 months in Nepal, as the start of a bigger solo journey. It was not my first solo trip and it was not my first "developing" travel destination, but it was still kind of a culture shock. The nature is beyond words beautiful and I would always recommend hiking (according to physical level and time constraints). But even without it, there is much to see. It is a very safe country for solo traveling women and people are, generally speaking, very friendly. The biggest nuisance for me was the constant harassment by people trying to sell me something - trinkets, taxis or guide services. Plus, even genuine contacts with local residents ended up asking for money in 90% of cases.

Posted: February 15, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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I just returned from a solo trip to Nepal: Kathmandu, Patan, Bhaktapur, Sauraha / Chitwan National Park, Lumbini, Pokhara, Gurung villages, Bandipur and Ramkot. I simply loved it. Sometimes I hired local guides, other times I joined a group of other solo travelers, but it was also fine to travel by myself.

Posted: February 15, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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I have been to Nepal twice, the first time with G Adventures, where my experiences varied - from touring the Kathmandu Valley to a three-day trek in the Annapurna region and finally Chitwan. The second time I hiked individually in the Annapurna circuit. Both trips were great experiences.

Posted: December 18, 2022
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 4/5Safety: 5/5
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Prasun

About Me

Dance lover, communication professional, lawyer graduate, handicrafts and jewellery designer, mom, multipotentialite, beautiful, sexy, confident, badass, amateur boxer, no nonsense strong independent woman!!

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Pratistha

Pratistha

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I'm going on my 1st ever solo trip and want to make friends

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Nirmala

Nirmala

Dhangarhi

Can host for:

2 days

About me

Hi!, I'm Nirmala and I'm interested in cycling, animals, books, languages, hiking, solo travel, shopping and running

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Roshmita

Roshmita

Pokhara

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1 day

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Roshmita Baral

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Nalani

Nalani

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Hello, my name is Nalani and I love reading, dogs and going to the beach. I’ve lived in Perth all my life but I also love to travel (:

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Mal

Mal

About Me

Im a travel lover. Also, a foodie. Been to 63 provinces in Vietnam and 16 countries. Hope i can be of your help!

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