Is Nepal safe for female travelers? Get 5 tips to visit Nepal
by Jayaram Thapaliya · Updated August 22, 2023
You are making a plan to visit Nepal but want to travel alone. If so, you are getting mindstorming whether Nepal is safe for solo Female Travel or not.
If so this post will clarify some facts that ensure Nepal is a solo travel-friendly country. Nonetheless, on this article you’ll find 5 major tips to visit Nepal for female travellers.
If you go trekking in the Himalayas, you will see many solo female travellers trekking alone or with a guide(both male and female guide). This is strong evidence to prove NEPAL is safe for female travellers.
Though Nepal is safe to travel alone you should know some safety tips. Below I’ve mentioned major safety tips for solo female travellers. But it is also very useful to male travellers who want to travel alone in Nepal.
Nepal’s hospitality is one of the best in the world because Nepalese people treat it as a God. There are more thousand of solo women travellers coming every year. It is safe for all tourists to visit Nepal including Female travellers. However, if you’re making a plan to trek or tour in Nepal, to get information on visited places, you can Hire a female Guide. It is cheap to hire female trekking/tour guide if you like and it is easily available all over Nepal.
1. Don’t walk at late night
If you are in trekking in the Himalayas and alone, don’t walk in the dark. Because you can get attacked by wild animals. So to be safe from wild animals, do a trek only in day time.
2. Choose your accommodation wisely
For personal safety in Nepal, you should be aware from hotel and Food. There are thousands of hotels, hostels, teahouses and guest houses across Nepal, and most of them are well-run, well kept and safe to stay in.
But nowadays people are travelling with very low budgets and prefer to stay in budget hostels or guesthouses in Nepal. Among the set of cheapest hotels most of them are trusted and safe but some of them are not. If the guest house or lodge, hostels, or even teahouse have few guests in the peak season, we can say they are not suitable for stay. They may not be popular among tourists due to all the wrong reasons.
To find the best accomodation place you can check their reviews on trusted travel sites such as TripAdvisor, Yelp or Even Booking.com
So, look at their service reviews before booking. You don’t need to book a star hotel to be safe but you should check their trustiness in online even if they are cheap than others.
3. Always carry a Headlight
Electricity blackouts problems are normal in Nepal even though load shedding is gone. So always carry a Torch or headlight with you while travelling in Nepal.
4. Wear Modestly
A skirt which covers your knees is good to wear. In the cities, you can wear any kind of modern dress. But while you are going trekking or travelling out of cities, it is recommended to wear long skirts and long sleeves.
5. Contact Tourist Police If Needed
If tourists get problems regarding the safety of their body and their assets, they can contact Nepal Tourist Police at +977 01-4247041 to get legal treatment. For details, visit Nepal Tourist Police’s official website. Ensure your country has an embassy/consulate or consular services in Nepal.
Although Nepal is safe to travel alone for tourists, we recommend female travellers travel with a guide to make trekking in the Himalayas. A GUIDE is a responsible person for tourists’ safety. A good guide always makes an effort for tourist safety.