Nepal Budget

nepal budgetNepal was easily one of those countries that you instantly fall in love with when you exit the plane (after the two hour wait to get your entrance visa of course). We splurged more on this trip especially on the Everest flight because well…we got to see Everest. It was one of those times where a splurge was completely justifiable in our book. Another thing that we spent more on than usual was food, even though you could hardly tell from the average $20 a day we spent. We were overly cautious about what and where we ate while we were in both Nepal and India and therefore picked nicer, more established restaurants rather than eating street food like we usually do while we travel. Although the best food can be found on the street, it’s just a whole lot more risky. We learned this the hard way by getting deathly ill after both Thailand and Cambodia. In hind site, we should have been more careful but I have no regrets about how we’ve traveled.

But this trip was an exception since we were going to be seeing family for the first time and announcing that we had moved back by surprise and I just didn’t want to take the chance of getting sick for that. As careful as we were, it still didn’t quite work out for me and I still got sick. I should add though that I don’t think it was from the food but instead from the fact that I kept forgetting to brush my teeth with the bottled water we bought and ended up drinking some of the water. Jeremy was better about it and wasn’t affected at all. It was only me that surprised our family members immediately followed by ‘where’s the nearest bathroom?’ Not quite the entrance I was expecting but after just under a week I was finally able to enjoy all the American food we missed so much.

The Nepal budget below is for 7 nights and 8 days and reflects the price for both my husband and I.

nepal budget

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  • Mountain Flights

    Nice blog and the budget is awesome.. I like it.

  • Beka Johnson

    That’s a pretty good budget for 7 days. Our Hawaii budget was RIDICULOUS! But then again, everything there is 3 to 4 times the cost of midwest living.

  • Elizabeth Georgian

    I love reading these budgets! They are great for my own trip planning

  • Caroline L.

    Nepal has been all over my radar recently. I had the most delicious (American?) Nepalese food the other day, yum :)

  • Andi Perullo de Ledesma

    So helpful!

  • Carly @ Let Us Wanderlust

    I love your budget posts! I’m a thrifty girl myself and a budget traveller and I always find it so interesting to sneak a peak into other’s budgets!

  • Casey

    I love seeing these budgets. I wish I could keep better records of our spending on trips, but I tend to just say, oh forget it! :)

  • Jenna

    Not too shabby at all! Can’t believe you guys were able to eat in under $20 a day… I bookmark all of these for our future travels :)

  • Jay

    I’m always amazed at the budgets you post (particularly that last one!) Even given that we are in Europe where things are more expensive, we practically spend what you do for an entire trip on one day! Just in regular life in Norway, we spend almost your entire food budget over 1 day, with 1 meal out. When we finally get to Asia, we’re going to feel like we’ve won the lottery 😉

  • Shannon

    i love these budget posts! It is such a helpful guideline when I’m dreaming of trips to that part of the world!

  • Melanie Fontaine

    Considering that the price of the Everest flight is included in your budget, Nepal really seems to be quite affordable! :) Did you feel it was more easy to stay on a budget than in other parts of Asia? I’m definitely going to be careful about not getting sick while traveling Asia this summer, but unfortunately, there are some things you just can’t quite control! :(