Electricity in Nepal

As Nepal is rich in running rivers, mostly the electricity is generated from hydropower. Electricity is scarce in Nepal and there are many load-shedding periods during the dry season. The power is unstable at 230 Volts, 50 Hz. and can easily vary between 190 Volts and 240 Volts. For modern equipment, this is normally not a big issue. Most of the time you can fit a European 2-pin power plug into the sockets in Nepal, but it is always smart to carry an international adapter. You will need a voltage converter, and plug adaptor in order to use U.S. appliances. Nowadays you can buy a slower panel or power bank at a reasonable price, which you can use on the trip to recharge your battery. If you need to charge the battery of your camera or mobile phone etc. the lodges will do this for you for a small fee of approximately Rs.100-500 per full charge.