ENTRY PROCEDURES

A.Tourist Visa

Visa Facility Duration Fee
Multiple entry 15 days USS 25 or equivalent convertible currency
Multiple entry 30 days USS 40 or equivalent convertible currency
Multiple entry 90 days USS 100 or equivalent convertible currency


B.Gratis (free) Visa


Gratis visa for 30 days is available only for nationals of South Asian countries like Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. However, Indian nationals do not require visa to enter into Nepal. 

However, nationals of the following countries will not get visa on arrival at the immigration entry points of Nepal Nigeria, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Cameroon, Somalia, Liberia, Ethiopia, Iraq, Palestine, Afghanistan.


(for further information, please, contact department of Immigration, Kalikasthan, Kathmandu, Tel; 00977-1-4429659, Web; www.immi.gov.np)


FOR INDIAN NATIONALS:

Indian National Traveling to Nepal must posses any one of the following documents-

  • Passport
  • Driving License with photo
  • Photo Identity card issued by a Government Agency
  • Ration card with photo
  • Election commission card with photo
  • Identity card issued by Embassy of Indian in Kathmandu
  • Identity card with photo issued by sub – Divisional Magistrate or any other officials above his rank


ACCESS TO NEPAL 


BY AIR

Nepal Airlines is the national flag carrier of Nepal with flights to/from Delhi, Kuala Lumpur, Dubai, Bangkok, Doha and Hong Kong. Other international airlines operating from/ to Kathmandu are Air Arabia (Sharjah), Air China (Lhasa,Chengdu) ArkeFLY (Amsterdam), Bahrain Air (Bahrain) Biman Bangladesh (Dhaka), Buddha Air (paro, Lucknow), china Eastern Airliness (Kunming), china southern Airlines (Guanzhou), Dragon Air ( Hong Kong), Druk Air (Delhi, Paro), Etihad Airways (Abu Dhabi), Flydubai , GMG Airlines (Dhaka), Gulf Air (Bahrain), Indian Airlines (Delhi, Kolkotta,Varanasi), Indigo Airlines (Delhi), Jet Airways (Delhi, Mumbai), jet Life (Delhi), Kingfisher Airlines (Delhi), Korean Air (Seoul), Pakistan International Airlines (Karachi, Islamabad).Qutar Airways (Doha), Silk Air (Singapore), Spicejet (Delhi), Thai Airways (Bangkok) and United Airways(Dhaka).


BY LAND

All visitors coming to Nepal by land must enter only of these entry points (1) Kakarbhitta (2) Birgung (3) Belhiya (4) Nepalgunj (5) Dhangadi and (6) Mahendranagar in the Nepal – India border. The overland tourists entering the country with their vehicles must possess an international carnet or complete customs formalities.


Route APPROX. Distance (border towns to major cities) Nearest Railway station in India
Solliguri- Kakarvitta- KTM 620 KMS New Jalpaiguri (NJP)
Jogbani- Biratnagar- KTM 550 KMS Jogbani
Raxaul- Birgung-KTM 280 KMS Raxaul (RXL)
Sunauli– Bhairahawa- KTM 280 KMS Gorakhpur (GKP)
Rupaidiya- Jamuna (NepalgunMj)- KTM 520 KMS Rupaidiyav/ Nanpara
Gauriphanta- Mohana(Dhangadi)-KTM 630 KMS Gauriphanta/ Paliya
Banabasa- Gaddachauki(Mahendranagar) KTM 715 KMS Bsnabasa/ Tanakpur
Sunauli- Bhairahawa-Palpa- Pokhara 185 KMS Gorakhpur (GKP)
Sunauli- Bhairahawa- Chitwan 145 KMS Gorakhpur 9GKP)
Sunauli- Bhairahawa- Lumbini 26    KMS Gorakhpur (GKP)

Language


Nepal is the national language of Nepal; educated people understand and speak English as well. There are hundreds of local dialects spoken by people from various ethnic groups. 


Climate 


Nepal has four major seasons, namely,(1) winter; December – February,(2) Spring; March – May,(3) Summer; June – August and (4) Autumn: September – November. Nepal can be visited all the year round.


People and Religion 


Nepalese people are mainly divided into two distinct groups, the India – Aryans and the Mongoloids. Nepal is the only Hindu Kingdom in the world. Hindu Temples and Buddhist Shrines are scattered all over the kingdom. Nepal is the birthplace of Lord Buddha, the Light of Asia. Hindus and Buddhists live together in harmony. Muslims, Christians and other nature worshippers, too, exist. 

Currency & Foreign exchange 


Nepali Rupee notes come in Rs. 1, 2, 5,10,20,25,50,100,500,1000 denominations. Coins come in 5 paisa, 10p, 25p, Rs. 1, 2 and 5 denominations.

Foreign currencies must be exchanged only through banks or authorized money exchangers. The receipts of such transaction are to be obtained and retained. Visitors can exchange foreign currency at the foreign exchange counter at the airport upon arrival. Visitors other than the India nationals have to make the payment in foreign currency (non – Indian currency) in hotel, trekking agencies or travel agencies and for air tickets.