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Flag of Nepal Nepal
Language: Nepalese
Capital: Kathmandu
Population: 29,519,114
Currency: Nepalese Rupee
Hitchability: <rating country='np' />
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Nepal is a country in Southern Asia.

The tradition of hitchhiking is unknown to the Nepali people, but in practice hitchhiking works the same as in most third world countries: rides can be had if you clearly explain "No money" before entering the car. Waiting times can be long in some areas due to lack of traffic, and in fact on some roads the only vehicles that will pass by are buses. However, on major highways it is fairly easy to stop a truck. The rise in car ownership among the new middle class makes it easy to hitchhike out of the Kathmandu valley.

Truck drivers are unlikely to speak English. Bring a Nepali phrasebook and -- because many truck drivers are coming from India -- a Hindi phrasebook as well.