Best Nepal Sim Card For Tourist And How To Buy A Prepaid Sim Card in Nepal

Last updated on October 7th, 2021 at 12:20 am

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In this guide you will learn about the best Nepal sim card for tourist. Whenever you travel from one country to another, one thing you shouldn’t forget to have is a local sim card in Nepal. Why? You can get an Nepalese prepaid sim card with Nepal Telecom for 850=$7 USD with 28 GB data valid 28 days.

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NEPAL TOURIST SIM CARD

NEPAL PREPAID SIM CARD BACKGROUND

First thing we have to say about internet and data connection in Nepal is great in the big cities. If you go to the mountains or any place far from the cities will not be so good but still is improving every year.

Obviously the best thing you can do to connect online is getting a prepaid sim card in Nepal. We recommend you to get your Nepal tourist sim card in the airport because you will avoid the hassle that going to an official store for just $3-4 USD. There are 3 phone operators in Nepal: Nepal Telecom, Ncell and Smart.

GETTING NEPAL PREPAID SIM CARD IN THE AIRPORT

Getting a Nepal sim card airport is simple and easy. When you are getting to Kathmandu Airport they will offer you options. Make sure you are bringing your passport when buying in the airport, pick up service, or in a shop since it’s always required. They will do everything for you!

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WHERE TO GET YOUR NEPAL TOURIST SIM CARD

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You can get your Nepal sim card almost anywhere from the airport to phone shops. Just make sure you bring your passport. If you buy in the official stores it will be cheaper than the airport but data packages are so cheap in Nepal. So if you are in a hurry you can get in the airport.

BEST PREPAID SIM CARD NEPAL COMPARISON

There are 3 phone operators in Nepal: Nepal Telecom, Ncell and Smart. Nepal Telecom is our favorite one since it has the best coverage and packages. All of these prepaid sim cards in Nepal will work in the cities but the connection can be intermittent in the mountains.

Nepal Telecom

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Nepal Telecom is the largest phone operator in the country and with the best coverage. You can get a prepaid Nepal sim card for tourist with Nepal Telecom in the airport and the official shops. For 100 NPR you can get a prepaid sim coming with 50 NPR credit and top up.

Nepal Telecom offers the following The data packages: for 250 NPR= $2 USD with 7 GB data valid 7 days. And if you prefer for 850=$7 USD with 28 GB data valid 28 days. As you see is so affordable data in Nepal!

Ncell Nepal

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Ncell Nepal is the second largest phone operator in the country and with the best coverage. You can get a prepaid Nepal sim card for tourist with Ncell in the airport and the official shops. For 110 NPR you can get a prepaid sim coming with 30 NPR and 300 MB data credit valid for 3 days.

You can get the packages with Ncell Nepal: for 490 NPR with 7 GB data and 20 minutes valid for 7 days. For 980 NPR with 14 GB data and 30 minutes valid for 14 days. And for 1960 NPR with 28 GB data and 40 minutes valid for 28 days.

MORE PREPAID SIM CARD IN NEPAL

Smart Nepal

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Smart Nepal is the smallest phone operator in the country and the coverage is not so good in a few provinces. For 100 NPR you can get a prepaid sim coming with 90 NPR and 200 MB data credit valid for 30 days. You can top up for 90 NPR with 2 GB data valid 7 days and for 400 NPR with 10 GB data valid 30 days.

POCKET WIFI NEPAL

If you prefer to bring Pocket Wifi in Nepal a Hotspot can be the best option. You will avoid changing sim card and just landing in Nepal you will start getting data connection. Read here our full review of Tep Wireless Hotspot with all the details, prices, coverage and how it works.

The price is €7.95 to get wifi when traveling and it includes truly unlimited internet, which is never cut off, regardless how much you use with unlimited wifi and can connect up to 5 devices.

If you use more than 1GB in a day, your connection speed will get slowed to 256kbs. The connection speed will return to normal the next day. Click here, to buy your Tep Wireless Hotspot now. If you add the promo code GAMINTRAVELER you will get 10% discount!

NEPAL SIM CARD CONCLUSION

My Nepal Sim Card Conclusion is getting Nepal Telecom for 850=$7 USD with 28 GB data valid 28 days. You will get the best coverage in Nepal and prices are so affordable. If you buy the prepaid sim card in the airport you will pay $3-4 USD extra for this package than in an official shop.

BEST TIME TO VISIT NEPAL

The best time to visit Nepal is in winter from September to March. From March to June can be really hot in Nepal. The rainy season is in July and August if you prefer avoiding them. So depending on the season that you prefer winter, hot weather or maybe rainy season with less tourist.

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ATMS AND CURRENCY IN NEPAL

There are ATMs in Nepal and exchange offices in the main touristic points. The currency in Nepal is the Nepalese Rupees around $1 USD= 117 NPR.

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DAILY BUDGET TRAVEL IN NEPAL

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For food budget travel in Nepal expect to pay $2-3 USD for a meal in a local restaurant and $5-6 USD if you choose a rooftop restaurant for dinner per person.

For accommodation you can find cheap rooms starting from $10-15 USD. Mid budget can go from $20-50 USD room for two people with breakfast included. And for luxury accommodation expect to pay more than $50 USD for a room for two people with breakfast.

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Happy Travels!

Ruben Arribas is a Spanish traveler who has traveled more than 70+ countries around the world. Now based in the Philippines!