Nepal 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.