Nepal is a neighboring country bordered by India, China and Bhutan. It is a Federal Republic consisting of seven states and is the birthplace of the founder of Buddhism Gautama Buddha. The culture of Nepal is an ethnic mix influenced by Tibet and Hinduism where the predominant religion is Hinduism followed by Buddhism.   Kathmandu is the largest city in Nepal located on a valley plain surrounded by mountainous regions. Nepal itself is a picturesque and culturally rich country that lies nestled among the Himalayas. It is a relatively safe country to live in where people are more engaged in business and improving infrastructure of the country.


The climate of Nepal is very similar to India having four seasons namely summer, monsoon, winter and spring. The subtropical climate experiences warm summers and relatively cold winters with average temperature ranges of 10 degrees C to – 2degrees C making it a pleasant country to study your MBBS.


Nepal is accessible for Indian students by road and air and is bordered by a number of Indian states. One can even travel by train to the borders and catch an overnight luxury bus to Kathmandu. Travelling costs are very moderate by land.

 Living costs in Nepal, Hostels and Food

The cost of living is extremely affordable in Nepal and due to the growth of the education sector, the infrastructure to support students studying MBBS in Nepal has grown easier and even more affordable All  medical universities in Nepal have hostels with good infrastructure and amenities like canteens, running water and electricity. There are separate hostels for boys and girls and each hostel charges a lump sum fee for the entire MBBS course.

Food in Nepal will not be a problem for Indian students as the staples are the same. There are also a huge variety of Indian restaurants in Kathmandu and hostel canteens serve both vegetarian and non vegetarian food. A student from India will always feel at home in Nepal.

Overview of Nepal

Capital Kathmandu
Population 28,982,771
Area 147,181
Largest city Kathmandu
Official language Nepal
Religion Hinduism
President Bidhya Devi Bhandari
Prime minister Khadga Prasad Sharma Oli
GDP $264,077 billion
Per capita income $87
Time zone (UTC+ 5:45)
Currency Nepalese Rupee
Time difference between India and Nepal Nepal is 15 minutes ahead of India.
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