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Nepal is an enchanting kingdom, nestled in the Himalayas between People’s Republic of China to the north and Republic of India to east, west and south. Occupying only 0.03% of the Worlds land and 0.3% of the Asia; Nepal has a unique landscape that stretches from the peak of Mount Everest- the highest mountain in the world to the Terai plains and offers immense diversity in terms of ethnicity, language, culture, geography and bio-diversity. 

To enter Nepal by Air, you will need to land at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. The airlines like Royal Nepal Airlines, British Airways, Biman Bangladesh, China South West Airlines, Druk Air, Gulf Air, India Air, Thai Airways, Qatar, Pakistan Air, Jet Air, Korean Air and Singapore Airlines operate scheduled flight to Nepal. Else if you are coming to Nepal via land then, you can enter through the entry points at India- Nepal border: Kakarvitta, Raxaul, Sunauli, Nepalgunj, Dhangadi, Mahendranagar; and Kodari, Kerung from the Tibetan Border.

All the foreign nationals (except Indian nationals) are required to obtain Visa while entering Nepal. Nepalese Visa can be obtained either at Nepalese Embassy of respective country or can be obtained during your arrival at the International Airport in Kathmandu or from the Nepal’s border entry point.

Certain nationals are requested to arrange Visa prior to arrival in Nepal. The listed countries are- Afghanistan, Iraq, Cameroon, Ghana, Somalia, Swaziland, Palestine, Zimbabwe, Nigeria, Ethiopia and Liberia and cannot secure Nepalese Visa on arrival.

Requirements for VISA:

Traveler should have a valid passport for at least six months, recent digital photo (size: 1.5" x 1.5") and Visa fees (either US$ or equivalent) mentioned as below: 

Visa Facility

Duration

Fee

Multiple Entry 

15 Days   

US$ 25 or Equivalent Nepalese Currency              

Multiple Entry 

30 Days

US$ 40 or Equivalent Nepalese Currency              

Multiple Entry 

40 Days

US$ 100 or Equivalent Nepalese Currency              

If you wish to fill online Visa form, you can also download form and fill up. You should obtain the Visa within 15 days of the date you have submitted the Online Form. Otherwise, it will be automatically expire after 15 days. 

Please go through the link as below: http://www.online.nepalimmigration.gov.np/tourist-visa 

Nepal offers a diversified geographical regions and so as the climatic condition differs from the Himalayas to the plains. The climate varies as per the season. Nepal generally offers 4 seasons amongst which autumn and spring are the two most favorable ones for visiting Nepal.  Having said that there are many places that you can visit even during the winter and the summer (monsoon). It is always wise to know about the weather and climatic condition of the place you visit. The best time to travel really depends on your destination, activities and season of travel. Our destination specialists will recommend certain travel times after learning more about your preferences. The favorable months  for trekking and climbing are usually September – November and February – April. The monsoon season is June – August.

Immunizations are not required to visit Nepal. (Exception: if you are traveling from an area infected with Yellow Fever, you must have a certificate.) Depending on the season and region of travel, certain vaccinations and/ or medications are suggested and we will recommend preventative measures. We do encourage all travelers to be current on routine immunizations. Also, we recommend the vaccines for polio, Diphtheria, Tetanus, typhoid, yellow fever, hepatitis A/B, Influenza (Flu), Japanese encephalitis, and Tuberculosis. Meantime, it is better to consult your professional doctor about your travel and he might recommend you properly. You can also take suggestion of local travelers who have travelled Nepal before and know more about the required precautions. Please note that the protection that can be gained from vaccines varies from 50% to almost 100%. So remember that even if you have taken a vaccine you might still get the disease, although you will have greatly reduced your chances of getting ill.

While visiting Terai belt of Nepal, preventive treatment and tropical strength insect repellent is advised. For detailed information, please contact your physician or visit the CDC website: http://wwwn.cdc.gov/travel/ 

You can use the taxi for moving around in the city. You can find one right from the time you arrive at the Kathmandu International Airport. For the cheaper options, you can use the public buses and micro bus that leaves from nearest bus stops. You can also take a rickshaw ride to travel to the short distances. Meanwhile, for easy accessibility, you can also ask your agency for private transport.

In the main cities including Kathmandu, Pokhara, Chitwan, you can easily charge the batteries at the hotel you are staying. However, during trek, you may charge some extra amount by the lodge’s owner for charging your electronic devices. The electricity in Nepal is 220-240 volts, alternating at 50 cycles per second. A voltage converter is needed for a device that does not accept 220-240 volts at 50 MHz. Sockets in Nepal accept only round three or two pins. So, if your electrical device uses flat pins, we would suggest you to kindly bring a universal electric plug adaptor.

To withdrawal cash by ATM, you can easily get ATM machines in the cities of Kathmandu and Pokhara Valley. Likewise, ATM machines are slowly being introduced to other cities like Bhuwtal and Dharan. You can use both Debit and Credit Cards and the most popular cards accepted are VISA, MASTERCARD and American Express.

Yes, there is tourist police located near the Nepal Tourism Development Board's Office. Also, there are complaint counters at the airport and Basantapur Durbar Square. Tourist police are specially trained in English and have detailed local knowledge to assist tourists. For security and travel related assistance, you can reach any of the officers from telephone 4-247041, 4-4268969 during 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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