I am a solo and budget traveler. So, I always try to save money wherever I go. Last month, I went to Nepal. This country has fame as a low-cost travel destination. Yet, you can save more money if you apply some tricks. Here are some examples of how I saved money in Nepal:
After coming out of the airport, I met another tourist from Israel. He was also going to the same area where my hotel is situated. He was trying to hire a taxi like me. Then, we hired a taxi together and shared the fare. In a new place, it is a good option to save money.
At the hotel, I met another tourist from Russia. We discussed making a combined trip. The next day, we made a tour of Kathmandu together. We also shared the taxi fare together. Both of us were benefited from this. It helped me to reduce the tour cost.
On 24th February, I visited Nagarkot of Nepal. To go there, I used the local bus in place of using a taxi or tourist bus. It saved a big amount of money. Just you need to be brave to ride a local bus. Otherwise, I was to pay a huge amount of Nepalese rupees to the hired drivers.
At Nagarkot View Tower, I saw a tourist group of 13 persons who were from my country Bangladesh. I asked them to take me with them on the way back to Kathmandu. They accepted my request and I returned without spending a single penny. I was really a lucky tourist.
I am a tourist from a country that belongs to the SAARC region. SAARC consists of Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Bhutan, Maldives, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, and Afghanistan. I used the opportunity of low-cost entry fees for tourists from SAARC. I visited Boudhanath Stupa, Narayanhiti Palace Museum, Nagarkot Outlook Tower with a low-cost entrance fee.
To know the distance of a tourist attraction, I use online maps. If I see the place is not so far and I can go on foot, then I don’t rent any transport to go there. Rather, I go on foot and save my money. Thus I also saved money in Nepal.
So, those are the tips on how to save money in Nepal. You can also follow my techniques. In fact, these tricks are also applicable to visiting other countries too. So, try to save your hard-earned money during the tour in Nepal in those ways.