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  1. Visa
  2. Insurance
  3. Travel Season
  4. Travel to Nepal
  5. Do's & Don't's

Visa Information

Nepal Visa provides in Airport Immigration of Nepal. For visa information we have mentioned as following details. All foreign national except Indians need visa to enter Nepal. Free visa for  SAARC countries  tourist. And Tourist visa issued on arrival at Kathmandu airport and at official overland Nepal entry point. You have to have a passport size photo. at the airport you are required to pay in US$ or Nepalese rupees and you can change money at the counter next to the visa desk. At overland entry points official accept US dollars only. Nepal visa fee is as below.

Visa facility






Multiple entry


Multiple entry

15 days


US$ 25 or equivalent Nepali Rupees


Multiple entry


Multiple entry

30 days


US$ 40 or equivalent Nepali Rupees


Multiple entry


Multiple entry

90 days


US$ 100 or equivalent Nepali Rupees



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People of these countries do not get visa on arrival at the immigration entry points of Nepal:- Nigeria, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Cameroon, Somalia, Liberia, Ethiopia, Iraq, Palestine, Afghanistan.


Nepal Visa extension fee for less then 15 days is US$ 30 or equivalent Nepali Rupees but more then 15 days extension fee is US$ 2 per day. Nepal Tourist visa can be extended only for 150 days a year. Nepal Transit visa can be issued from Nepal's immigration office at the Nepal entry point. Need to pay US$ 5.

Travel Insurance

Medical Facilities:

Travel Insurance is must for every traveller and visitors in Nepal. Medical care is widely available in the District head quarters and the towns and cities. Moreover, Kathmandu has the most modern medi-care facilities, equipment and most qualified doctors in order to provide a quality care. Serious illnesses often require evacuation to the nearest adequate medical facility. Illnesses and injuries suffered while on trek in remote areas often require rescue by helicopter. Various private Helicopter Companies including the Royal Nepal Army (at the Airport) provide rescue services. The cost is typically not much. For further information, please contact Himalayan Rescue Association (Phone: 262746, Kathmandu) or your local travel or trekking agent.

Medical Insurance:

After the establishment of various international Insurance Companies in the form of joint venture (JV), medical insurance is becoming popular in Nepal. Hence, all travelers are requested to insure through the reputed agencies. However, travelling within Nepal is adequately safe except in some remote government cautioned areas. Please check with your own insurance company to confirm whether your policy applies overseas, including provision for medical evacuation, and for adequacy of coverage. Supplemental health insurance that specifically covers overseas treatment and air evacuation to the nearest adequate medical facility is strongly recommended.

Travel Season

Travel Season in Nepal are Autumn and Spring Season on which time weather is mostly fine and clear. Climatic factors are very important in deciding when to visit Nepal. October-November, the start of the dry season, is in many ways the best time of year: the weather is balmy, the air is clean, visibility is perfect, and the country is lush following the monsoon. February-April, the tail end of the dry season is the second-best period: visibility is not so good because of dust, but the weather is warm and many of Nepal's wonderful wild flowers are in bloom.

In December and January the climate and visibility are good but it can be cold: trekkers need to be well prepared for snow, and cheaper hotels in Kathmandu - where heating is nonexistent - can be extremely cold in the evening. The rest of the year is fairly unpleasant for traveling: May and early June are generally too hot and dusty for comfort, and the monsoon from mid-June to September obscures the mountains in cloud and turns trails and roads to mud.

 In brief Nepal has four Climatic seasons:

    * Spring: March - May
    * Summer: June - August
    * Autumn: September - November
    * Winter: December - February

 Recommended Clothing

The weather in Nepal not only depends on the time of year, but also on the altitude of the places you are visiting. The width of Nepal is only about 200km on average, but within this short distance, the altitude of the land ranges ises from lowly 60 meters all the way up to above 8000 meters, and temperature change accordingly. Kathmandu is at 1350 meters. So, what to wear? Cotton wear will be a good choice for anytime of the year in Kathmandu Valley.

It is recommended that you carry light or medium-weight clothes that are easy to wash. Between October to February, woolen sweaters, jackets or similar other warm outfits are necessary. From March to May, light clothing such as short-sleeved tee shirts and shorts will do perfectly fine in Kathmandu, Pokhara and most other towns.

For mornings and evenings, a jacket or heavy woolen sweater (you can find beautiful ones in reasonable price in Kathmandu) will be essential. For months from June to August, it is recommended that you bring an umbrella or raincoat and a pair of sandals with you as these months are the rainy months of Nepal. Expect lot of walking even if you don't plan to trek. It is recommended that you bring comfortable footwear: sneakers and sandals are the best.

Travel to Nepal

By Air

Travel to Nepal is possible by Flight and overland. Travel to Nepal by flight is only one international airport in Nepal which is located in capital ciy Kathmandu. By overland, Nepal links with India and China and there are eight immigration offices link with India Borders and two immigration offices connection with China Border which is called Kodari border. Travel to Nepal by Air is  Kathmandu or The Tribhuvan international airport in Kathmandu is Nepal’s only international airport. The important airlines that serve Kathmandu are  Nepal Airlines, Thai International, Indian Airlines, Bangladesh Biman, Air China, China Southern Airlines, China Eastern, Druk Air, Qatar Airways, PIA- Pakistan Airlines, Gulf Air, Jetlite, Jet Air, Air Arabia, Fly Dubai, ‘Woman air, Bahrain Air, Dragon Air, Silk Air, GMG airlines, King Fisher, Spice Jet. These airlines operate their flight to Nepal from Various sectors of India, Europe, America, Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, China, Hong Kong and other many destinations.

By Land

Travel to Nepal, there are just eight entry points into Nepal by land open to foreigners, from which six are from India and two from Tibet.

Via India

Travel to Nepal via India, crossing points from India include Mahendranagar, Dhangadhi and Nepalgunj in the west, Sunali, Birganj and Kakarbhitta in the east. Make sure to book your tickets through a reputed agency to avoid getting duped. Also bear in mind that everyone has to change buses at the border whether they book a through ticket or not, and that despite claims to the contrary, there are no tourist buses on either side of the border. You can board direct buses to the Nepal border from Delhi, Varanasi, Calcutta, Patna and Darjeeling. From the border, you can board Nepali buses to Kathmandu.

Via Tibet

Travel to Nepal through China you can cross the border into Nepal from Tibet via Kodari.

Leaving Nepal

Always, but always, reconfirm reservations, or chances are the airlines will cancel them. Take time before your trek or river rafting tour to reconfirm your flight out of Nepal.

transit point in nepal

Nepal - Entry and Exit Points

Travel to Nepal, the following is the list of entry and exit points for the foreigners entering into Nepal and departing from the country. Upon entry, the immigration officials stamps on your passports with the permit to enter and explore the Himalayan Kingdom. But before you leave the desk of the immigration official make sure to check the stamp and the date. Usually, the immigration offices at these entry and exit points are open 24 hours.

International Airport, Kathmandu

Kakarbhitta, Jhapa (Eastern)

Birgunj, Parsa (Central)

Kodari (Northern Border, Central)

Belhia, Bhairahawa (Rupandehi, Western)

Jamunaha, Nepalgunj (Banke, Mid-Western)

Mohana, Dhangadhi (Kailali, Far Western)

Gadda Chauki, Mahendranagar (Kanchanpur, Far Western)

Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) is the only gateway to Kathmandu for the tourists who come by air. The Airport named after King Tribhuvan, the 8th Shah King of Nepal, is situated about 4.5 miles east of the city (about 25 minutes drive). TIA is also in between all the three major cities of Kathmandu Valley namely Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Patan. Facilities of bank, duty free shop, restaurants and tourist information center is available at TIA.

Kakarbhitta, Jhapa is about 15-17 hours drive and 610 kilometers away from Kathmandu. This is a small town on the border between Nepal and India and foreigners can use this to cross the border. There are many hotels and lodges around the area to accommodate the tourists in moderate prices. Tourists can commute to Kathmandu or any other cities either by bus or air. The closest airport is at Bhadrapur, about 25km southwest of Kakarbhitta and it takes about 3 and half hours to land in Kathmandu domestic airport by flight.

Birgunj is the main entry point to Nepal for Indian tourists especially coming from Calcutta and Patna. Birgunj which is about 210 kilometers away from Kathmandu is also an important entry point for foreign goods to Nepal. Lots of tourists enjoy sightseeing in this flat land and low altitude city as well as the accommodation of varied choices. Birgunj has a railway to Raxaul. The nearest airport is in Simara which is about 20 km from Birgunj and it takes about 20 minutes to reach Kathmandu by air.

Kodari, about 6/7 hours drive from Kathmandu lies on the Nepal-China border. This border is still regarded as an important trading center between Nepal and Tibet. Apart from all this, Kodari is very famous for its magnificent rivers gorges and splendid scenes of mountains. The very famous hot water spring of Nepal called Tatopani is also very close to Kodari. There are quite few places to lodge in this area and regular buses are available to commute to Kathmandu.

Belhia, Bhairahawa which is also known as Siddharthanagar is about 8-9 hours drive and 280 kilometers away from Kathmandu. This city being close to the border of India is another important city in Nepal from the import and export business aspect. Bhairahawa is also the gateway to Lumbini, the birth place of Lord Buddha. This place is also quite popular for shopping Chinese goods. It takes about 30 minutes to reach Kathmandu from Bhairahawa via plane and other local bus services are also available to travel to and from Kathmandu.

Jamunaha, Nepalgunj is about 12-13 hours drive and 530 kilometers away from Kathmandu. There are direct flights between Kathmandu and Nepalgunj everyday and the buses are also easily available. Nepalgunj is also one of the major trading centers of Nepal and it lies near the Indian border and well connected to all major Indian cities by road and railways.

Mohana, Dhangadhi which lies in far western region of Nepal is about 660 kilometers away from Kathmandu. Although this place does not have much to offer, it is used as an entry and exit point to and from Kathmandu mostly by the Indian tourists as the capital of India, New Delhi is just about 6 hours drive. Dhangadhi is also facilitated by decent stay in places in fairly cheap prices. 91/21205) is in the bazaar.

Gadda Chauki, Mahendranagar is a small town that lies in the far western region of Nepal. It is about 18-19 hours drive and 695 kilometers away from Kathmandu. There are some good hotels and lodges for accommodation. A visit to Royal Bardia National Park can be arranged while in Mahendranagar.

Traveler Do's and Don't's

  • The form of greeting in Nepal is "NAMASTE" and is performed by joining the palms together.
  • Before entering a Nepalese home, temple, and stupa remember to remove your shoes.
  • Be careful not to use your spoon, fork or a hand being used for your eating to touch other's food, plate, cooking utensil or the serving dish. Do not eat from other people's plate and do not drink from other people's bottle or glass. It is considered impure by the Nepalese.
  • Never touch anything with your feet. This is considered an offence among Nepalese.
  • While travelling dress appropriately. Women should specially avoid dressing in skimpy outfits.
  • Seek permission first before entering a Hindu temple. Many Hindu temples do not allow westerners or non-Hindus to enter.
  • Leather articles are prohibited to be taken inside the temple precinct.
  • Walking around temples or stupas is traditionally done clockwise.
  • Take photographs only after receiving permission for the object or person being photographed.
  • Public displays of affection between man and woman are frowned upon. Do not do something that is totally alien to our environment.
  • Remember, many times, when a person shakes his head from left to right, he may mean "Yes".
  • Develop a genuine interest to meet and talk to Nepalese people and respect their local customs.

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