Nepal adapters - What plug adapter do I need for Nepal?

Power adapters for Nepal

Various voltages and standards can often be confusing when planning to travel to another country, especially for the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of common standards used throughout the world this article tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to charge your device in Nepal. This page has links to instructions showing how to power your devices when staying in Nepal by using the D, C or M type 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. Most power sockets differ depending on which country you are in therefore please read the power adapters for a complete list of countries.

What is the best power adapter for Nepal?

The best power adapter for Nepal is a Type D power adapter [2] which is suitable for powering any 230 volt appliance or device.

What is the best power adapter for Nepal?

What is a power adapter for a Nepali power outlet?

Power adapters are small, cheap and lightweight plastic adapters which permit a power outlet in Nepal to accept a power plug from a foreign region.

What does a power adapter for Nepal do?

A power adapter allows a visitor travelling from another location to use their electrical devices in Nepal by altering the shape of the plug from one type to another.

Do I need a plug adapter for Nepal?

This depends on the shape of plug you want to use in Nepal.

Will a power adapter convert the voltage in Nepal?

Power adapters will only adapt the shape of a plug to fit into a 230 volt Nepali power outlet and is unable to convert to a different voltage. If you need to safely use any 100-120 volt device then you will also need to bring a step down power converter.

Where to buy a power adapter for Nepal in the UK

Power adapters for sale in an airport

Where to buy a power adapter for Nepal in the UK

Nepal to UK power adapters will most likely be available to buy in the UK from airports such as Heathrow, Gatwick, Manchester, Stansted, Luton, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Birmingham prior to departure, however the range of adapters might be limited to popular destinations. It is recommended to research the exact type of adapter required prior to shopping at the airport. Look in the travel accessories section of airport newsagents, electronic stores and pharmacists such as WH Smith, Dixons or Boots but expect to pay 50% more than regular prices.

It will be more convenient and cheaper to buy the correct power adapter in advance of your trip. UK high street electrical shops, newsagents and chemists such as Currys PC World, WH Smith or Boots normally typically only sell popular types of travel adapters covering a limited number of countries however for widest choice it is recommended to buy a power adapter online. In January 2019 we checked 2 high street branches of WH Smiths without seeing any power adapters available to purchase and 1 branch of Boots only had a pack of European adapters available.

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nepal - Nepali Wiki page.
  2. Type D plug adapter - Allows appliances to connect to Type D power outlets without converting voltage, costs £4-£5.
  3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adapter - power adaptor