Electricity in Nepal

As Nepal is rich is running rivers, mostly the electricity generate from hydro power. Electricity is scarce in Nepal and there are many load-shedding periods during dry season. The power is an unstable 230 Volts, 50 Hz. and can easily vary between 190 Volts and 240 Volts. For modern equipments 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. Now days you can buy slower panel or power bank in 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.