How do I get to Nepal?
Tribhuvan International Airport (KTM) in Kathmandu is the only international airport in Nepal. Many international airlines directly connect Kathmandu with major cities around the world. Alternatively, you can travel to Nepal overland from India.
What is the time difference in Nepal?
Nepali time is GMT +5 hours and 45 minutes.
Do I need a Visa to enter Nepal?
All foreign nationals, except Indians, need visas to enter Nepal. Some nationalities, including US, UK, Canada, and Australia, may obtain a visa upon arrival. Tribhuvan International Airport, in addition to various overland entry points, will have the ability to issue visas. In countries with a Nepali embassy or consulate, you usually have the opportunity to arrange your visa prior to arrival as well.
What is the process to obtain a visa on arrival?
lf you are eligible for visa on arrival, you will need to use the automatic machines in the arrivals terminal. The machines will scan your passport and take an electronic photo for your visa.
You then take your receipt to the immigration desk, where your application will be authorized and where you will pay your fee. Don’t be surprised if this process takes up to an hour, depending on the number of people at the airport. The maximum stay for a tourist visa is 150 days within a calendar year.
What is the process to extend a visa after arrival?
Tourist visas can be extended at the Immigration Department in Kathmandu or Pokhara. You have the option of extending your visa by 15, 30, 60, or 90 days. The maximum stay for a tourist visa is 150 days within a calendar year, including the extension.
What are the requirements to obtain a Nepali visa?
A valid passport-sized photo
The requisite visa fee
A photocopy of your passport photo page, to obtain the initial visa
A photocopy of your passport photo and visa page, if you are ex- tending your visa
lf you are extending your visa and need new photos, you can get them in Nepal for about 250 Rupees for a set of eight photos.
How much does a Nepali visa cost?
15 days — Initial visa: USD $30
15 days — Visa extension: USD $45
30 days — Initial visa: USD $50
30 days — Visa extension: USD $90
90 days — Initial visa: USD $125
90 days — Visa extension: USD $180
US$ 3 each day minimum 15 days required.
Upon arrival, your visa fee is payable by credit card, or a selection of currencies, including US Dollar, Canadian Dollar, British Pound, Euro, Singapore Dollar, Hong Kong Dollar, Australian Dollar, and Japanese Yen. Nepali or Indian Rupees are not accepted as payment for the visa fee. There is a currency exchange counter at the airport if you do not have any of these currencies. If you’re extending your visa, the only accepted currency is the Nepali Rupee, and you are required to pay in cash.
If you overstay less than 30 days a fee of USS5 per day is payable, which includes a USDS$3 per day charge, as well as a USDS3 per day administration fee. In addition, the logistical difficulties associated with overstayed visas may cause you to miss your departing flight.
For more information: www.nepalimmigration.gov.np